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W (Benin) National Park

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This checklist includes all bird species found in W (Benin) 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: W (Benin) National Park [map]

Other names: Parc national W (Benin)

Number of species: 124
Last modified: 2021-01-16
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GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Stone PartridgePtilopachus petrosus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Double-spurred FrancolinPternistis bicalcaratus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
Mourning Collared DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Bruce's Green PigeonTreron waalia
African Green PigeonTreron calvus
Blue-spotted Wood DoveTurtur afer
Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Black Crowned CraneBalearica pavoninaVulnerable

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Western Grey Plantain-eaterCrinifer piscator
Violet TuracoTauraco violaceus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus
Saddle-bill StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Striated HeronButorides striata
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-headed LapwingVanellus tectus
African Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusEndangered
Brown Snake EagleCircaetus cinereus
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisCritically endangered
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusCritically endangered
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusEndangered
Tawny EagleAquila rapaxVulnerable
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting GoshawkMelierax metabates
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Scops OwlOtus senegalensis

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

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

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus purpureus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Fine-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera punctuligera
Grey WoodpeckerMesopicos goertae

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Bearded BarbetPogonornis dubius

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Red-throated Bee-eaterMerops bulocki
Northern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicus
Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina picta
African Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis
Grey-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Grey KestrelFalco ardosiaceus

 
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

Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Yellow-crowned GonolekLaniarius barbarus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Yellow-billed ShrikeCorvinella corvina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

PiapiacPtilostomus afer
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Pygmy SunbirdHedydipna platura
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellus
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalis
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Yellow-mantled WidowbirdEuplectes macroura
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Black-faced FirefinchLagonosticta larvata
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleuUraeginthus bengalus
Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpoda

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Northern Grey-headed SparrowPasser griseus
Sahel Bush SparrowGymnoris dentata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cinnamon-breasted BuntingFringillaria tahapisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Blue Crested-flycatcherElminia longicauda

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-shouldered Black TitMelaniparus guineensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Chestnut-backed Sparrow LarkEremopterix leucotis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Senegal EremomelaEremomela pusilla
Grey-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Oriole WarblerHypergerus atriceps
Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioidesRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Preuss's SwallowPetrochelidon preussi
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-chested SwallowHirundo lucida
Pied-winged SwallowHirundo leucosoma

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Long-tailed Glossy StarlingLamprotornis caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Black Scrub RobinCercotrichas podobeRare/Accidental
Northern Black FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioides
Snowy-crowned Robin ChatCossypha niveicapilla
White-crowned Robin ChatCossypha albicapillus

 

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