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Benin

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Benin , 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 Clements, version 2021. 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: Benin [map]

Other names: Republic of Benin

Number of species: 601
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2019-11-09
Last modified: 2021-08-12
See also: https://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/download
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusRare/Accidental
Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaRare/Accidental
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritus
GarganeySpatula querquedula
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Stone PartridgePtilopachus petrosus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

White-throated FrancolinCampocolinus albogularis
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixRare/Accidental
Ahanta FrancolinPternistis ahantensis
Double-spurred FrancolinPternistis bicalcaratus

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustus
Four-banded SandgrousePterocles quadricinctus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

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

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Guinea TuracoTauraco persa
Violet TuracoMusophaga violacea
Western Plantain-eaterCrinifer piscator

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Black-throated CoucalCentropus leucogaster
Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachus
Black CoucalCentropus grillii
Blue MalkohaCeuthmochares aereus
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusRare/Accidental
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
Thick-billed CuckooPachycoccyx audeberti
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
African CuckooCuculus gularis
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Standard-winged NightjarCaprimulgus longipennis
Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusRare/Accidental
Black-shouldered NightjarCaprimulgus nigriscapularis
Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensis
Plain NightjarCaprimulgus inornatus
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
Long-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus climacurus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mottled SpinetailTelacanthura ussheri
Alpine SwiftApus melba
Mottled SwiftApus aequatorialis
Common SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidusRare/Accidental
African SwiftApus barbatusRare/Accidental
Little SwiftApus affinis
Horus SwiftApus horus
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchra
Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufaRare/Accidental
Streaky-breasted FlufftailSarothrura boehmiRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African CrakeCrex egregia
Lesser MoorhenParagallinula angulata
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensis
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Black Crowned-CraneBalearica pavoninaVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
Senegal Thick-kneeBurhinus senegalensis
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Pluvianidae

Egyptian PloverPluvianus aegyptius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
Black-headed LapwingVanellus tectus
White-headed LapwingVanellus albiceps
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Forbes's PloverCharadrius forbesi
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensisRare/Accidental
African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minuta
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great SnipeGallinago mediaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis
Gray PratincoleGlareola cinerea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Sabine's GullXema sabini
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus geneiRare/Accidental
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Damara TernSternula balaenarum
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
West African Crested TernThalasseus albididorsalis
African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

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

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusRare/Accidental
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellarisRare/Accidental
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
White-crested BitternTigriornis leucolopha
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
White-backed Night-HeronGorsachius leuconotus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentariusEndangered

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
Scissor-tailed KiteChelictinia riocouriiVulnerable
African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisCritically endangered
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosEndangered
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusCritically endangered
White-backed VultureGyps africanusCritically endangered
Rüppell's GriffonGyps rueppelliCritically endangered
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusEndangered
Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicus
Beaudouin's Snake-EagleCircaetus beaudouiniVulnerable
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascens
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusEndangered
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiRare/Accidental
Tawny EagleAquila rapaxVulnerable
Cassin's Hawk-EagleAquila africanaRare/Accidental
African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
Grasshopper BuzzardButastur rufipennis
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Red-chested GoshawkAccipiter toussenelii
ShikraAccipiter badius
Red-thighed SparrowhawkAccipiter erythropus
Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Long-tailed HawkUrotriorchis macrourusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Red-necked BuzzardButeo auguralis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eurasian Scops-OwlOtus scops
African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotis
Grayish Eagle-OwlBubo cinerascens
Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peli
Vermiculated Fishing-OwlScotopelia bouvieri
Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
Chestnut OwletGlaucidium castaneumRare/Accidental
African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii
Marsh OwlAsio capensisRare/Accidental

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourusRare/Accidental

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Black ScimitarbillRhinopomastus aterrimus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Abyssinian Ground-HornbillBucorvus abyssinicusVulnerable

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

African Pied HornbillLophoceros fasciatus
African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
Western Red-billed HornbillTockus kempi
Northern Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
White-crested HornbillHorizocerus albocristatus
Piping HornbillBycanistes fistulator

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Red-throated Bee-eaterMerops bulocki
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollis
Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Rosy Bee-eaterMerops malimbicus
Northern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

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

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Yellow-billed BarbetTrachyphonus purpuratus
Naked-faced BarbetGymnobucco calvus
Speckled TinkerbirdPogoniulus scolopaceus
Yellow-throated TinkerbirdPogoniulus subsulphureus
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Hairy-breasted BarbetTricholaema hirsuta
Vieillot's BarbetLybius vieilloti
Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatus
Bearded BarbetLybius dubius

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulusRare/Accidental
Willcocks's HoneyguideIndicator willcocksi
Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisRare/Accidental
Thick-billed HoneyguideIndicator conirostris
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Spotted HoneyguideIndicator maculatus
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquillaRare/Accidental
Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens
Fire-bellied WoodpeckerChloropicus pyrrhogaster
Brown-backed WoodpeckerChloropicus obsoletus
African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertae
Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosa
Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautii
Fine-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera punctuligera
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Fox KestrelFalco alopex
Gray KestrelFalco ardosiaceus
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvierii
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri
Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullarius

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Senegal ParrotPoicephalus senegalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

White-breasted CuckooshrikeCoracina pectoralis
Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoenicea
Purple-throated CuckooshrikeCampephaga quiscalina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusRare/Accidental
African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus
Black-winged OrioleOriolus nigripennis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyanea
Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castanea
West African Wattle-eyePlatysteira hormophora
Red-cheeked Wattle-eyePlatysteira blissetti
Senegal BatisBatis senegalensis
West African BatisBatis occultaExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus
Red-billed HelmetshrikePrionops caniceps
African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatus
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcherBias musicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus afer
Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
Sabine's PuffbackDryoscopus sabini
Marsh TchagraTchagra minutus
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
Yellow-crowned GonolekLaniarius barbarus
Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Western Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus occidentalis
Glossy-backed DrongoDicrurus divaricatus
Fanti DrongoDicrurus atactus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventer
African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Emin's ShrikeLanius gubernator
Great Gray ShrikeLanius excubitor
Yellow-billed ShrikeLanius corvinus
Northern FiscalLanius humeralis
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

PiapiacPtilostomus afer
House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigaster
Violet-backed HyliotaHyliota violacea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

African Blue 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 BushlarkMirafra cantillans
Sun LarkGalerida modesta
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Western NicatorNicator chloris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Green CrombecSylvietta virens
Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyura
Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalis
Kemp's LongbillMacrosphenus kempiRare/Accidental
Gray LongbillMacrosphenus concolor
Green HyliaHylia prasina
Tit-hyliaPholidornis rushiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Senegal EremomelaEremomela pusilla
Rufous-crowned EremomelaEremomela badiceps
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Yellow-browed CamaropteraCamaroptera superciliaris
Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronota
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularis
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythroptera
Oriole WarblerHypergerus atriceps
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralis
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Dorst's CisticolaCisticola guineaRare/Accidental
Winding CisticolaCisticola marginatus
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Siffling CisticolaCisticola brachypterus
Rufous CisticolaCisticola rufus
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Black-backed CisticolaCisticola eximius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Western Olivaceous WarblerIduna opaca
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglotta
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioidesRare/Accidental
Little Rush WarblerBradypterus baboecalaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Banded MartinNeophedina cincta
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-chested SwallowHirundo lucida
Ethiopian SwallowHirundo aethiopica
White-throated Blue SwallowHirundo nigrita
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Pied-winged SwallowHirundo leucosoma
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
Preuss's SwallowPetrochelidon preussi
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum
Fanti SawwingPsalidoprocne obscura
Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostris
Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylus
Gray-headed BristlebillBleda canicapillus
Simple GreenbulChlorocichla simplex
Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicator
Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollis
Swamp GreenbulThescelocichla leucopleura
Red-tailed GreenbulCriniger calurus
Western Bearded-GreenbulCriniger barbatusRare/Accidental
Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostris
Yellow-whiskered GreenbulEurillas latirostrisRare/Accidental
Little GreenbulEurillas virens
Leaf-lovePhyllastrephus scandens
Baumann's GreenbulPhyllastrephus baumanni
White-throated GreenbulPhyllastrephus albigularis
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Moltoni's WarblerCurruca subalpinaRare/Accidental
Greater WhitethroatCurruca communisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Northern Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescens
Puvel's IlladopsisIlladopsis puveli

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Capuchin BabblerTurdoides atripennisRare/Accidental
Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejus
Blackcap BabblerTurdoides reinwardtii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

African Spotted CreeperSalpornis salvadori

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
Neumann's StarlingOnychognathus neumanni
Chestnut-winged StarlingOnychognathus fulgidus
Purple-headed StarlingHylopsar purpureiceps
Long-tailed Glossy StarlingLamprotornis caudatus
Splendid StarlingLamprotornis splendidus
Chestnut-bellied StarlingLamprotornis pulcher
Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeusRare/Accidental
Purple StarlingLamprotornis purpureus
Bronze-tailed StarlingLamprotornis chalcurus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Finsch's Flycatcher-ThrushNeocossyphus finschi
White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensis
African ThrushTurdus pelios

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataRare/Accidental
Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquatica
Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidus
White-browed Forest-FlycatcherFraseria cinerascensRare/Accidental
African Forest-FlycatcherFraseria ocreata
Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbea
Ashy FlycatcherFraseria caerulescens
Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioides
Black Scrub-RobinCercotrichas podobeRare/Accidental
Rufous-tailed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas galactotesRare/Accidental
Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapilla
White-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha albicapillus
Forest RobinStiphrornis erythrothorax
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilisRare/Accidental
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Heuglin's WheatearOenanthe heuglini
White-fronted Black-ChatOenanthe albifrons
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Mouse-brown SunbirdAnthreptes gabonicusRare/Accidental
Western Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes longuemarei
Little Green SunbirdAnthreptes seimundi
Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostris
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Pygmy SunbirdHedydipna platura
Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Buff-throated SunbirdChalcomitra adelberti
Carmelite SunbirdChalcomitra fuliginosa
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygius
Tiny SunbirdCinnyris minullus
Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellus
Splendid SunbirdCinnyris coccinigastrus
Superb SunbirdCinnyris superbus
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus
Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

White-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis albirostris
Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalis
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser superciliosus
Red-vented MalimbeMalimbus scutatus
Blue-billed MalimbeMalimbus nitens
Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollis
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
Little WeaverPloceus luteolus
Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelni
Black-necked WeaverPloceus nigricollis
Orange WeaverPloceus aurantius
Vitelline Masked-WeaverPloceus vitellinus
Heuglin's Masked-WeaverPloceus heuglini
Vieillot's WeaverPloceus nigerrimus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalus
Yellow-mantled WeaverPloceus tricolor
Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosus
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanus
Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer
Yellow-mantled WidowbirdEuplectes macroura
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillarisRare/Accidental
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloidesRare/Accidental
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor
African SilverbillEuodice cantans
Chestnut-breasted NigritaNigrita bicolor
Gray-headed NigritaNigrita canicapillus
Pale-fronted NigritaNigrita luteifrons
Gray-headed OlivebackDelacourella capistrata
Lavender WaxbillGlaucestrilda caerulescens
Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpoda
Anambra WaxbillEstrilda poliopareiaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytes
QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis
Cut-throatAmadina fasciata
Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflava
Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalus
Western BluebillSpermophaga haematina
Black-bellied SeedcrackerPyrenestes ostrinus
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaRare/Accidental
Red-winged PytiliaPytilia phoenicoptera
Red-faced PytiliaPytilia hypogrammicaRare/Accidental
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta rara
Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopicta
Black-faced FirefinchLagonosticta larvata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Sahel Paradise-WhydahVidua orientalis
Exclamatory Paradise-WhydahVidua interjecta
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Wilson's IndigobirdVidua wilsoni
Quailfinch IndigobirdVidua nigeriaeRare/Accidental
Baka IndigobirdVidua larvaticola
Cameroon IndigobirdVidua camerunensisRare/Accidental
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus
Sahel Bush SparrowGymnoris dentata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
Long-legged PipitAnthus pallidiventrisRare/Accidental
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

White-rumped SeedeaterCrithagra leucopygia
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
West African SeedeaterCrithagra canicapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Brown-rumped BuntingEmberiza affinis
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulanaRare/Accidental
Cabanis's BuntingEmberiza cabanisi
Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris
Gosling's BuntingEmberiza goslingi

 

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