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This checklist includes all bird species found in Malawi , 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 .

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Country or region: Malawi [map]

Other names: Republic of Malawi

Number of species: 682
Number of endemics: 1
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2016-07-01
Last modified: 2024-03-18
See also: https://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/download
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritus
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Blue-billed TealSpatula hottentota
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
Cape TealAnas capensisRare/Accidental
Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Southern Crested GuineafowlGuttera edouardi

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Crested FrancolinOrtygornis sephaena
Coqui FrancolinCampocolinus coqui
Red-winged FrancolinScleroptila levaillantii
Shelley's FrancolinScleroptila shelleyi
Whyte's FrancolinScleroptila whytei
Blue QuailSynoicus adansonii
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Hildebrandt's SpurfowlPternistis hildebrandti
Scaly SpurfowlPternistis squamatus
Swainson's SpurfowlPternistis swainsonii
Red-necked SpurfowlPternistis afer

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minor

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrix
Delegorgue's PigeonColumba delegorguei
Lemon DoveAplopelia larvata
Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugens
Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveSpilopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur afer
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
Namaqua DoveOena capensis
African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Denham's BustardNeotis denhami
Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Livingstone's TuracoTauraco livingstonii
Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowi
Purple-crested TuracoGallirex porphyreolophus
Bare-faced Go-away-birdCrinifer personatus
Gray Go-away-birdCrinifer concolor

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
Coppery-tailed CoucalCentropus cupreicaudus
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
Black CoucalCentropus grillii
Green MalkohaCeuthmochares australis
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
Thick-billed CuckooPachycoccyx audeberti
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Barred Long-tailed CuckooCercococcyx montanus
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalus
African CuckooCuculus gularis
Madagascar CuckooCuculus rochiiRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillarius
Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Montane NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalus
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mottled SpinetailTelacanthura ussheri
Bat-like SpinetailNeafrapus boehmi
Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilus
Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Mottled SwiftTachymarptis aequatorialis
Common SwiftApus apus
African SwiftApus barbatus
Little SwiftApus affinis
Horus SwiftApus horus
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans
Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa
Chestnut-headed FlufftailSarothrura lugensRare/Accidental
Streaky-breasted FlufftailSarothrura boehmi
Striped FlufftailSarothrura affinis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African RailRallus caerulescens
Corn CrakeCrex crex
African CrakeCrex egregia
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Lesser MoorhenParagallinula angulata
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensis
Striped CrakeAmaurornis marginalis
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum
Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis
Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostris
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
White-crowned LapwingVanellus albiceps
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
Caspian PloverAnarhynchus asiaticus
Greater Sand-PloverAnarhynchus leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Kittlitz's PloverAnarhynchus pecuarius
White-fronted PloverAnarhynchus marginatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensis
African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental
Great SnipeGallinago media
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Black-rumped ButtonquailTurnix nanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus
Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

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

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
White-backed Night HeronCalherodius leuconotus
Striated HeronButorides striata
Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventris
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Malagasy Pond-HeronArdeola idae
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great EgretArdea alba
Yellow-billed EgretArdea brachyrhyncha
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRare/Accidental
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus
White-backed VultureGyps africanus
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascens
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
African Marsh HarrierCircus ranivorus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Rufous-breasted SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleIcthyophaga vocifer
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

African Grass-OwlTyto capensisRare/Accidental
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eurasian Scops-OwlOtus scops
African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis granti
Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus
Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensis
Verreaux's Eagle-OwlKetupa lactea
Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peli
Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense
African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii
Marsh OwlAsio capensis

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina TrogonApaloderma narina
Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatum

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus
African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
Pale-billed HornbillLophoceros pallidirostris
Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas
Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostris
Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevis
Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinator

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Half-collared KingfisherAlcedo semitorquata
Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina picta
Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis
Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
Böhm's Bee-eaterMerops boehmi
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Southern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicoides

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
Racket-tailed RollerCoracias spatulatus
Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantii
Green BarbetCryptolybia olivacea
White-eared BarbetStactolaema leucotis
Whyte's BarbetStactolaema whytii
Green TinkerbirdPogoniulus simplex
Moustached TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystax
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Miombo BarbetTricholaema frontata
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus
Brown-breasted BarbetPogonornis melanopterus
Black-backed BarbetPogonornis minor

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiae
Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
Pallid HoneyguideIndicator meliphilus
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Scaly-throated HoneyguideIndicator variegatus
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Stierling's WoodpeckerDendropicos stierlingi
Olive WoodpeckerDendropicos griseocephalus
Brown-eared WoodpeckerPardipicus caroli
Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera maculosa
Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
Reichenow's WoodpeckerCampethera scriptoricauda
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Rock KestrelFalco rupicolus
Gray KestrelFalco ardosiaceusRare/Accidental
Dickinson's KestrelFalco dickinsoni
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvieriiRare/Accidental
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Taita FalconFalco fasciinucha

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Lilian's LovebirdAgapornis lilianae

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus fuscicollis
Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri
Brown-headed ParrotPoicephalus cryptoxanthus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African BroadbillSmithornis capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

African PittaPitta angolensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesia
White-breasted CuckooshrikeCoracina pectoralis
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus
African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus
Green-headed OrioleOriolus chlorocephalus
African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
Short-tailed BatisBatis mixta
Dark BatisBatis cryptaEndemic (country/region)
Cape BatisBatis capensis
Malawi BatisBatis dimorpha
Woodwards' BatisBatis fratrum
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pale BatisBatis soror

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus
Retz's HelmetshrikePrionops retzii
Chestnut-fronted HelmetshrikePrionops scopifrons
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcherBias musicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus afer
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Marsh TchagraBocagia minuta
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
Fülleborn's BoubouLaniarius fuelleborni
Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
Olive BushshrikeTelophorus olivaceus
Black-fronted BushshrikeTelophorus nigrifrons
Four-colored BushshrikeTelophorus viridis
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigii
Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Crested FlycatcherTrochocercus cyanomelas
African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Magpie ShrikeLanius melanoleucus
Northern FiscalLanius humeralis
Southern FiscalLanius collaris
Souza's ShrikeLanius souzae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Pied CrowCorvus albus
White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigaster
Southern HyliotaHyliota australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

African Blue FlycatcherElminia longicauda
White-tailed Blue FlycatcherElminia albicauda
White-tailed Crested FlycatcherElminia albonotata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-winged Black-TitMelaniparus leucomelas
Rufous-bellied TitMelaniparus rufiventris
Southern Black-TitMelaniparus niger
Carp's TitMelaniparus carpiRare/Accidental
Miombo TitMelaniparus griseiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroli

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricansRare/Accidental
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotis
Fischer's Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucopareia
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Eastern NicatorNicator gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Red-capped CrombecSylvietta ruficapilla
Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii
Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens
Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotops
Burnt-neck EremomelaEremomela usticollis
Long-billed TailorbirdArtisornis moreaui
Miombo Wren-WarblerCalamonastes undosus
Stierling's Wren-WarblerCalamonastes stierlingi
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracica
Yellow-throated ApalisApalis flavigularisEndemic
White-winged ApalisApalis chariessa
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Rudd's ApalisApalis ruddi
Chestnut-throated ApalisApalis porphyrolaema
Chapin's ApalisApalis chapini
Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephala
Brown-headed ApalisApalis alticola
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythroptera
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
Trilling CisticolaCisticola woosnami
Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteri
Black-lored CisticolaCisticola nigriloris
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Tinkling CisticolaCisticola rufilatus
Wailing CisticolaCisticola lais
Churring CisticolaCisticola njombe
Winding CisticolaCisticola marginatus
Rufous-winged CisticolaCisticola galactotes
Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Siffling CisticolaCisticola brachypterus
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis
Mountain Yellow-WarblerIduna similis
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Basra Reed WarblerAcrocephalus griseldis
Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis
Fan-tailed GrassbirdCatriscus brevirostris
Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopezi
Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus
Little Rush WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

White-headed SawwingPsalidoprocne albiceps
Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga
Mascarene MartinPhedina borbonica
Banded MartinNeophedina cincta
Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Montane Blue SwallowHirundo atrocaerulea
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Angola SwallowHirundo angolensis
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Western House-MartinDelichon urbicum
Greater Striped SwallowCecropis cucullataRare/Accidental
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
South African SwallowPetrochelidon spiloderaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollis
Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensis
Eastern Mountain GreenbulArizelocichla nigriceps
Black-browed Mountain GreenbulArizelocichla fusciceps
Stripe-cheeked GreenbulArizelocichla milanjensis
Little GreenbulEurillas virens
Yellow-streaked GreenbulPhyllastrephus flavostriatus
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Gray-olive GreenbulPhyllastrephus cerviniventris
Cabanis's GreenbulPhyllastrephus cabanisi
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Yellow-throated Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus ruficapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Livingstone's FlycatcherErythrocercus livingstonei

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica
Barred WarblerCurruca nisoriaRare/Accidental
Brown ParisomaCurruca lugens
Greater WhitethroatCurruca communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Southern Yellow White-eyeZosterops anderssoni

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Mountain IlladopsisIlladopsis pyrrhoptera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

African Spotted CreeperSalpornis salvadori

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchus
Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostris
Neumann's StarlingOnychognathus neumanni
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleri
Babbling StarlingNeocichla gutturalis
Sharpe's StarlingPholia sharpiiRare/Accidental
Meves's StarlingLamprotornis mevesii
Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Spotted Ground-ThrushGeokichla guttata
Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyi
Groundscraper ThrushTurdus litsitsirupa
Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus
Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana
Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Böhm's FlycatcherBradornis boehmi
Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidus
Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbea
Ashy FlycatcherFraseria caerulescens
Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
Miombo Scrub-RobinCercotrichas barbata
Rufous-tailed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas galactotesRare/Accidental
Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
Olive-flanked Robin-ChatCossypha anomala
Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin-ChatCossypha natalensis
Collared Palm-ThrushCichladusa arquata
White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
Cholo AletheChamaetylas choloensis
White-chested AletheChamaetylas fuelleborni
Sharpe's AkalatSheppardia sharpei
East Coast AkalatSheppardia gunningi
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis
Miombo Rock-ThrushMonticola angolensis
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Arnot's ChatMyrmecocichla arnotti
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris
Boulder ChatPinarornis plumosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Modulatricidae

Spot-throatModulatrix stictigula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Anchieta's SunbirdAnthreptes anchietae
Western Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes longuemarei
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Mouse-colored SunbirdCyanomitra veroxii
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Red-tufted SunbirdNectarinia johnstoni
Western Miombo SunbirdCinnyris gertrudis
Eastern Miombo SunbirdCinnyris manoensis
Stuhlmann's SunbirdCinnyris stuhlmanni
Montane Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris ludovicensis
Forest Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris fuelleborni
Shelley's SunbirdCinnyris shelleyi
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
Oustalet's SunbirdCinnyris oustaleti
White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatala
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus
Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

White-headed Buffalo-WeaverDinemellia dinemelli
White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser rufoscapulatus
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
Bertram's WeaverPloceus bertrandi
Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
African Golden-WeaverPloceus subaureus
Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterus
Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Forest WeaverPloceus bicolor
Olive-headed WeaverPloceus olivaceiceps
Cardinal QueleaQuelea cardinalis
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
Yellow-mantled WidowbirdEuplectes macroura
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
Buff-shouldered WidowbirdEuplectes psammacromius
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloides
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor
Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidula
Red-faced CrimsonwingCryptospiza reichenovii
Black-tailed WaxbillGlaucestrilda perreini
Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicola
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis
LocustfinchPaludipasser locustella
Cut-throatAmadina fasciata
Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflava
Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensis
Lesser SeedcrackerPyrenestes minor
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afra
Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia
Brown FirefinchLagonosticta nitidula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Broad-tailed Paradise-WhydahVidua obtusa
Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaea
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Variable IndigobirdVidua funerea
Purple IndigobirdVidua purpurascens
Green IndigobirdVidua codringtoni
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus
Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicus
Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus
Yellow-throated Bush SparrowGymnoris superciliaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Woodland PipitAnthus nyassae
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Bush PipitAnthus caffer
Golden PipitTmetothylacus tenellusRare/Accidental
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceus
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Southern CitrilCrithagra hyposticta
Lemon-breasted SeedeaterCrithagra citrinipectus
Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphurata
Yellow-browed SeedeaterCrithagra whytii
Black-eared SeedeaterCrithagra mennelli
Reichard's SeedeaterCrithagra reichardi
Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cabanis's BuntingEmberiza cabanisi
Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris
Cape BuntingEmberiza capensis
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi

 

References (partial list)

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