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This checklist includes all bird species found in Couffo , 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: Couffo [map]

Other names: Kouffo, Kouffo Department

Number of species: 373
Number of globally threatened species: 6
Number of introduced species: 1
Last modified: 2021-08-05
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduata
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
African Pygmy GooseNettapus auritus

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Stone PartridgePtilopachus petrosus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Double-spurred FrancolinPternistis bicalcaratus

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
Western Bronze-naped PigeonColumba iriditorques
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Vinaceous DoveStreptopelia vinacea
Bruce's Green PigeonTreron waalia
African Green PigeonTreron calvus
Black-billed Wood DoveTurtur abyssinicus
Blue-spotted Wood DoveTurtur afer
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Plain NightjarCaprimulgus inornatus
Long-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus climacurus
Standard-winged NightjarCaprimulgus longipennis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mottled Spinetailed SwiftTelacanthura ussheri
African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus
Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
Little SwiftApus affinis
Pallid SwiftApus pallidusRare/Accidental
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Black-throated CoucalCentropus leucogaster
Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachus
African Black CoucalCentropus grillii
YellowbillCeuthmochares aereus
Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinus
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusRare/Accidental
Thick-billed CuckooPachycoccyx audeberti
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
Diederick CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Black CuckooCuculus clamosusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
African CuckooCuculus gularis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African CrakeCrex egregia
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchra

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Western Grey Plantain-eaterCrinifer piscator
Green TuracoTauraco persa
Violet TuracoTauraco violaceus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis
African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

White-crested Tiger HeronTigriornis leucolopha
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
White-backed Night HeronGorsachius leuconotus
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 SpoonbillPlatalea alba
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Senegal Thick-kneeBurhinus senegalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Pluvianidae

Egyptian PloverPluvianus aegyptius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
White-headed LapwingVanellus albiceps
African Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis
Grey PratincoleGlareola cinerea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo HawkAviceda cuculoides
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusEndangered
Brown Snake EagleCircaetus cinereus
Western Banded Snake EagleCircaetus cinerascens
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusCritically endangered
White-backed VultureGyps africanusCritically endangered
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatusNear-threatened
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusEndangered
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Tawny EagleAquila rapaxVulnerable
African Hawk EagleAquila spilogaster
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Ayres's EagleHieraaetus ayresii
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
Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Black SparrowhawkAccipiter melanoleucus
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Red-necked BuzzardButeo auguralis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Scops OwlOtus senegalensis
Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotis
African Wood OwlStrix woodfordii
Spotted Eagle OwlBubo africanus
Vermiculated Fishing OwlScotopelia bouvieri

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina's TrogonApaloderma narina

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

African Pied HornbillTockus fasciatus
African Grey HornbillTockus nasutus
Long-tailed HornbillTropicranus albocristatus
Piping HornbillBycanistes fistulator

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus purpureus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Willcocks's HoneyguideIndicator willcocksiIntroduced species
Least HoneyguideIndicator exilis
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Spotted HoneyguideIndicator maculatus
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquilla
Fine-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera punctuligera
Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautii
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Fire-bellied WoodpeckerChloropicus pyrrhogaster
Grey WoodpeckerMesopicos goertae
Brown-backed WoodpeckerIpophilus obsoletus

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Naked-faced BarbetGymnobucco calvus
Speckled TinkerbirdPogoniulus scolopaceus
Yellow-throated TinkerbirdPogoniulus subsulphureus
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Vieillot's BarbetLybius vieilloti
Double-toothed BarbetPogonornis bidentatus
Yellow-billed BarbetTrachylaemus purpuratus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollis
Rosy Bee-eaterMerops malimbicus
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
Abyssinian RollerCoracias abyssinicus
Blue-bellied RollerCoracias cyanogaster
Blue-throated RollerEurystomus gularis
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

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Grey KestrelFalco ardosiaceus
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvierii
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Senegal ParrotPoicephalus senegalus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri
Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullarius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoenicea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Black-winged OrioleOriolus nigripennis
Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus
African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Senegal BatisBatis senegalensis
Chestnut Wattle-eyeDyaphorophyia castanea
Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyanea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White-crested Helmet-shrikePrionops plumatus
Red-billed Helmet-shrikePrionops caniceps
Red-eyed Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatus
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcherBias musicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Grey-headed Bush-shrikeMalaconotus blanchoti
Sabine's PuffbackDryoscopus sabini
Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
Blackcap Bush-shrikeBocagia minuta
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Orange-breasted Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Tropical BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
Yellow-crowned GonolekLaniarius barbarus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigii
Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Yellow-billed ShrikeCorvinella corvina
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

PiapiacPtilostomus afer
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Brown SunbirdAnthreptes gabonicus
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
Buff-throated SunbirdChalcomitra adelberti
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygius
Splendid SunbirdCinnyris coccinigastrus
Superb SunbirdCinnyris superbus
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus
Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer
Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanus
Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
Yellow-mantled WidowbirdEuplectes macroura
Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelni
Black-necked WeaverPloceus nigricollis
Orange WeaverPloceus aurantius
Heuglin's Masked WeaverPloceus heuglini
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Vieillot's WeaverPloceus nigerrimus
Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalus
Yellow-mantled WeaverPloceus tricolor
Compact WeaverPloceus superciliosus
Red-vented MalimbeMalimbus scutatus
Blue-billed MalimbeMalimbus nitens
Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta rara
Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopicta
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleuUraeginthus bengalus
Western BluebillSpermophaga haematina
Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpoda
Grey-headed NegrofinchNigrita canicapillus
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Wilson's IndigobirdVidua wilsoni

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Northern Grey-headed SparrowPasser griseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
African WagtailMotacilla aguimp

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Senegal CanaryCrithagra canicapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-shouldered Black TitMelaniparus guineensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Western NicatorNicator chloris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyura
Green CrombecSylvietta virens
Moustached Grass WarblerMelocichla mentalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Senegal EremomelaEremomela pusilla
Rufous-crowned EremomelaEremomela badiceps
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularis
Grey-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Yellow-browed CamaropteraCamaroptera superciliaris
Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronota
Oriole WarblerHypergerus atriceps
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralis
Winding CisticolaCisticola galactotes
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Short-winged CisticolaCisticola brachypterus
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythroptera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Isabelline WarblerIduna opaca
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglotta
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Fanti Saw-wingPsalidoprocne obscura
Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
Preuss's SwallowPetrochelidon preussi
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
White-bibbed SwallowHirundo nigrita
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Ethiopian SwallowHirundo aethiopica
Pied-winged SwallowHirundo leucosoma
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Banded MartinNeophedina cincta
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostris
Grey-headed BristlebillBleda canicapillus
Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollis
Swamp Palm BulbulThescelocichla leucopleura
Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicator
Simple GreenbulChlorocichla simplex
Little GreenbulEurillas virens
Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostris
Leaf-lovePhyllastrephus scandens
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerRhadina sibilatrixRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Green HyliaHylia prasina
Tit HyliaPholidornis rushiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Garden WarblerSylvia borin

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Brown Thrush BabblerIlladopsis fulvescens
Puvel's Thrush BabblerIlladopsis puveli

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Blackcap BabblerTurdoides reinwardtii
Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
Purple StarlingLamprotornis purpureus
Bronze-tailed StarlingLamprotornis chalcurus
Amethyst StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataRare/Accidental
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Grey Tit FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Fraser's Forest FlycatcherFraseria ocreata
Northern Black FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioides
Snowy-crowned Robin ChatCossypha niveicapilla
Forest RobinStiphrornis erythrothorax
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

African ThrushTurdus pelios

 

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