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Boucle de la Pendjari National Park

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Boucle de la Pendjari National Park , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Boucle de la Pendjari National Park [map]

Other names: Parc national Boucle de la Pendjari

Number of species: 342
Last modified: 2021-07-31
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
African Pygmy GooseNettapus auritus

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Stone PartridgePtilopachus petrosus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Double-spurred FrancolinPternistis bicalcaratus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Mourning Collared DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Vinaceous DoveStreptopelia vinacea
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Bruce's Green PigeonTreron waalia
African Green PigeonTreron calvus
Black-billed Wood DoveTurtur abyssinicus
Blue-spotted Wood DoveTurtur afer
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Four-banded SandgrousePterocles quadricinctus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Plain NightjarCaprimulgus inornatus
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
Long-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus climacurusRare/Accidental
Standard-winged NightjarCaprimulgus longipennis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus
Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
Little SwiftApus affinis
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
African Black CoucalCentropus grillii
Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinus
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
African CuckooCuculus gularis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Black Crowned CraneBalearica pavoninaVulnerable

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster
Arabian BustardArdeotis arabsRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Denham's BustardArdeotis denhamiNear-threatened
White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Western Grey Plantain-eaterCrinifer piscator
Violet TuracoTauraco violaceus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis
African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimii
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus
European White StorkCiconia ciconia
Saddle-bill StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescensRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutusRare/Accidental
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striata
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Senegal Thick-kneeBurhinus senegalensis
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Pluvianidae

Egyptian PloverPluvianus aegyptius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
Black-headed LapwingVanellus tectus
White-headed LapwingVanellus albicepsRare/Accidental
African Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

RuffCalidris pugnax
Little StintCalidris minuta
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Quail-ploverOrtyxelos meiffreniiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus
Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckiiRare/Accidental
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

African SkimmerRynchops flavirostrisRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentariusEndangered

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
Scissor-tailed KiteChelictinia riocouriiVulnerable
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorusRare/Accidental
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusEndangered
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Beaudouin's Snake EagleCircaetus beaudouiniVulnerable
Brown Snake EagleCircaetus cinereus
Western Banded Snake EagleCircaetus cinerascens
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisCritically endangered
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusCritically endangered
White-backed VultureGyps africanusCritically endangered
Rüppell's VultureGyps rueppelliCritically endangered
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosEndangered
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusEndangered
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Tawny EagleAquila rapaxVulnerable
African Hawk EagleAquila spilogaster
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting GoshawkMelierax metabates
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Red-thighed SparrowhawkAccipiter erythropus
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Grasshopper BuzzardButastur rufipennis
Red-necked BuzzardButeo auguralis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
African Scops OwlOtus senegalensis
Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotis
Marsh OwlAsio capensisRare/Accidental
Spotted Eagle OwlBubo africanus
Verreaux's Eagle OwlBubo lacteus
Pel's Fishing OwlScotopelia peli

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Northern Ground HornbillBucorvus abyssinicusVulnerable
African Grey HornbillTockus nasutus
Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus purpureus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Fine-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera punctuligera
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniRare/Accidental
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Grey WoodpeckerMesopicos goertae
Brown-backed WoodpeckerIpophilus obsoletus

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Vieillot's BarbetLybius vieilloti
Bearded BarbetPogonornis dubius

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Red-throated Bee-eaterMerops bulocki
White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollis
Northern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicus
Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalis
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
Abyssinian RollerCoracias abyssinicus
European RollerCoracias garrulus
Blue-bellied RollerCoracias cyanogaster
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina picta
African Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Shining-blue KingfisherAlcedo quadribrachys
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis
Grey-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Blue-breasted KingfisherHalcyon malimbica
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Fox KestrelFalco alopex
Grey KestrelFalco ardosiaceus
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
African HobbyFalco cuvierii
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Senegal ParrotPoicephalus senegalus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoenicea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Senegal BatisBatis senegalensis
Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyanea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White-crested Helmet-shrikePrionops plumatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Grey-headed Bush-shrikeMalaconotus blanchoti
Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
BrubruNilaus afer
Orange-breasted Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Yellow-crowned GonolekLaniarius barbarus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Yellow-billed ShrikeCorvinella corvina
Northern FiscalLanius humeralis
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

PiapiacPtilostomus afer
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone viridis
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Western Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes longuemarei
Pygmy SunbirdHedydipna platura
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellus
Splendid SunbirdCinnyris coccinigastrus
Superb SunbirdCinnyris superbusRare/Accidental
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Chestnut-crowned Sparrow WeaverPlocepasser superciliosus
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer
Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanus
Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Yellow-mantled WidowbirdEuplectes macroura
Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelni
Little WeaverPloceus luteolus
Vitelline Masked WeaverPloceus vitellinus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopicta
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Black-faced FirefinchLagonosticta larvata
Red-winged PytiliaPytilia phoenicoptera
Yellow-winged PytiliaPytilia hypogrammicaRare/Accidental
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleuUraeginthus bengalus
Lavender WaxbillEstrilda caerulescens
Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpoda
Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytes
Cut-throat FinchAmadina fasciata
Black-faced QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis
Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflava
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
African SilverbillEuodice cantans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Sahel Paradise WhydahVidua orientalis
Exclamatory WhydahVidua interjecta
Togo Paradise WhydahVidua togoensisRare/Accidental
Quailfinch IndigobirdVidua nigeriaeRare/Accidental
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Northern Grey-headed SparrowPasser griseus
Sahel Bush SparrowGymnoris dentata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
African WagtailMotacilla aguimp
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

White-rumped CanaryCrithagra leucopygia
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Senegal CanaryCrithagra canicapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cabanis's BuntingFringillaria cabanisi
Brown-rumped BuntingFringillaria affinis
Golden-breasted BuntingFringillaria flaviventris
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingFringillaria tahapisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Blue Crested-flycatcherElminia longicauda

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-shouldered Black TitMelaniparus guineensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Yellow Penduline TitAnthoscopus parvulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Rufous-rumped LarkPinarocorys erythropygia
Chestnut-backed Sparrow LarkEremopterix leucotis
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
Singing Bush LarkMirafra cantillans
Sun LarkGalerida modesta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Senegal EremomelaEremomela pusilla
Grey-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Oriole WarblerHypergerus atriceps
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Short-winged CisticolaCisticola brachypterus
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallidaRare/Accidental
Isabelline WarblerIduna opaca
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Grey-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga
Fanti Saw-wingPsalidoprocne obscuraRare/Accidental
Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-chested SwallowHirundo lucida
Ethiopian SwallowHirundo aethiopica
Pied-winged SwallowHirundo leucosoma
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligulaRare/Accidental
Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Western Bonelli's WarblerRhadina bonelliRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Green HyliaHylia prasina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Blackcap BabblerTurdoides reinwardtii
Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Long-tailed Glossy StarlingLamprotornis caudatus
Chestnut-bellied StarlingLamprotornis pulcher
Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
Purple StarlingLamprotornis purpureus
Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeusRare/Accidental
Amethyst StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquatica
Grey Tit FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidus
Northern Black FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioides
Snowy-crowned Robin ChatCossypha niveicapilla
White-crowned Robin ChatCossypha albicapillus
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Heuglin's WheatearOenanthe heuglinii
White-fronted Black ChatOenanthe albifrons
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris
Mocking Cliff ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

African ThrushTurdus pelios

 

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