African Birds

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In order to help regular readers, I have noted the date of posting or most recent update for each species.

In December 2014, I changed the taxonomic order for the Non-Passerines to that used by the HBW and Birdlife international Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 1 and in January 2016 I did the same for the Passerines. I have also adopted both the English and scientific names used by that publication.


Ostriches - Struthionidae:
Somali Ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes) October 2016

Guineafowl - Numididae:
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris) August 2019

New World Quails - Odontophoridae:
Stone Partridge (Ptilopachus petrosus) August 2011

Partridges, Pheasants & Grouse - Phasianidae:
Double-spurred Francolin (Pternistis bicalcaratus) November 2013
Clapperton's Francolin (Pternistis clappertoni) July 2016
Harwood's Francolin (Pternistis harwoodi) July 2016
Yellow-necked Francolin (Pternistis leucoscepus) July 2016
Chestnut-naped Francolin (Pternistis castaneicollis) July 2016
Crested Francolin (Dendroperdix sephaena) July 2018
Coqui Francolin (Peliperdix coqui) September 2019
White-throated Francolin (Peliperdix albogularis) November 2013

Ducks, Geese, Swans - Anatidae:
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata) July 2018
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) December 2017
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) January 2017
Spur-winged Goose (Plectopterus gambensis) July 2011
African Pygmy-goose (Nettapus auritus) August 2019
Hartlaub's Duck (Pteronetta hartlaubii) August 2011
Blue-winged Goose (Cyanochen cyanoptera) July 2018
Garganey (Spatula querquedula) December 2017
Hottentot Teal (Spatula hottentota) October 2019
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) December 2017
Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulata) December 2017
Meller's Duck (Anas melleri) December 2017
Cape Teal (Anas capensis) December 2017
Red-billed Teal (Anas erythrorhyncha) December 2017

Grebes - Podicipedidae:
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) September 2011
Madagascar Grebe (Tachybaptus pelzelnii) January 2017

Flamingos - Phoenicopteridae:
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) September 2019
Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) September 2019

Tropicbirds - Phaethontidae:
Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) September 2019

Mesites - Mesitornithidae:
White-breasted Mesite (Mesitornis variegatus) July 2019
Subdesert Mesite (Monias benschi) July 2019

Pigeons - Columbidae:
Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea) June 2018
White-collared Pigeon (Columba albitorques) June 2018
African Olive-pigeon (Columba arquatrix) June 2018
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon (Columba iriditorques) October 2012
Lemon Dove (Aplopelia larvata) December 2017
Dusky Turtle-dove (Streptopelia lugens) October 2016
African Collared-dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea) October 2016
White-winged Collared-dove (Streptopelia reichenowi) October 2016
Mourning Collared-dove (Streptopelia decipiens) October 2016
Red-eyed Dove (Streptopelia semitorquata) September 2011
Vinaceous Dove (Streptopelia vinacea) September 2011
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) September 2011
Madagascar Turtle-dove (Nesoenas picturatus) August 2019
Emerald-spotted Wood-dove (Turtur chalcospilos) June 2017
Black-billed Wood-dove (Turtur abyssinicus) December 2011
Blue-spotted Wood-dove (Turtur afer) June 2017
Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis) August 2019
Bruce's Green-pigeon (Treron waalia) October 2011
African Green-pigeon (Treron calvus) October 2011
Madagascar Blue-pigeon (Alectroenas madagascariensis) December 2017

Sandgrouse - Pteroclidae:
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus) July 2016
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse (Pterocles lichtensteinii) July 2016

Nightjars - Caprimulgidae:
Collared Nightjar (Gactornis enarratus) February 2019
Madagascar Nightjar (Caprimulgus madagascariensis) March 2018
Long-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus climacurus) July 2012
Slender-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus clarus) March 2018
Standard-winged Nightjar (Caprimulgus longipennis) December 2013

Swifts - Apodidae:
Madagascar Spinetail (Zoonavena grandidieri) October 2017
Black Spinetail (Telacanthura melanopygia) October 2011
Sabine's Spinetail (Rhaphidura sabini) February 2014
Cassin's Spinetail (Neafrapus cassini) February 2014
African Palm-swift (Cypsiurus parvus) November 2012
Madagascar Swift (Apus balstoni) December 2017

Cuckoos - Cuculidae:
Giant Coua (Coua gigas) June 2018
Coquerel's Coua (Coua coquereli) June 2018
Running Coua (Coua cursor) June 2018
Red-capped Coua (Coua ruficeps) June 2018
Olive-capped Coua (Coua olivaceiceps) June 2018
Crested Coua (Coua cristata) June 2018
Verreaux's Coua (Coua verreauxi) June 2018
Senegal Coucal (Centropus senegalensis) August 2012
Blue-headed Coucal (Centropus monachus) March 2018
Madagascar Coucal (Centropus toulou) March 2018
Chattering Yellowbill (Ceuthmochares aereus) August 2012
Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) October 2012
Klaas's Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas) April 2018
African Emerald Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx cupreus) April 2018
Red-chested Cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius) July 2018
African Cuckoo (Cuculus gularis) November 2012
Madagascar Cuckoo (Cuculus rochii) July 2018

Finfoots - Heliornithidae:
African Finfoot (Podica senegalensis) July 2011

Rails, Gallinules, Coots - Rallidae:
Madagascar Flufftail (Sarothrura insularis) October 2019
Madagascar Rail (Rallus madagascariensis) October 2019
Madagascar Wood-rail (Mentocrex kioloides) July 2019
White-throated Rail (Dryolimnas cuvieri) July 2018
Rouget's Rail (Rougetius rougetii) July 2016
Black Crake (Zapornia flavirostra) March 2012
Allen's Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni) October 2019
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) February 2019
Red-knobbed Coot (Fulica cristata) January 2019

Cranes - Gruidae:
Black Crowned-crane (Balearica pavonina) January 2018

Bustards - Otididae:
Black-bellied Bustard (Lissotis melanogaster) December 2013
Arabian Bustard (Ardeotis arabs) December 2017
Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori) December 2017
Buff-crested Bustard (Lophotis gindiana) May 2019
White-bellied Bustard (Eupodotis senegalensis ) January 2019

Turacos - Musophagidae:
White-bellied Go-away-bird (Criniferoides leucogaster) June 2018
Eastern Plantain-eater (Crinifer zonurus) June 2018
Western Plantain-eater (Crinifer piscator) November 2012
Brown-faced Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides personatus) June 2018
White-cheeked Turaco (Tauraco leucotis) January 2017
Ruspoli's Turaco (Tauraco ruspolii) January 2017
Yellow-billed Turaco (Tauraco macrorhynchus) October 2011

Storks - Ciconiidae:
Marabou (Leptoptilos crumenifer) May 2019
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis) August 2019
African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus) December 2017
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) April 2018
Abdim's Stork (Ciconia abdimii) April 2018
African Woollyneck (Ciconia microscelis) September 2012
Saddlebill (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) August 2018

Ibises, Spoonbills - Threskiornithidae:
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) March 2017
Madagascar Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis bernieri) March 2017
Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash) January 2018
Wattled Ibis (Bostrychia carunculata) January 2018
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) October 2019

Herons - Ardeidae:
Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) August 2019
Green-backed Heron (Butorides striata) July 2012
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) December 2017
Madagascar Pond-heron (Ardeola idae) December 2017
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) February 2018
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) December 2017
Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) December 2017
Madagascar Heron (Ardea humbloti) December 2017
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath) December 2017
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) December 2017
Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea brachyrhyncha) July 2018
Black Heron (Ardea ardesiaca) July 2018
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) July 2018
Western Reef-egret (Egretta gularis) July 2018

Hamerkop - Scopidae:
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta) August 2011

Pelicans - Pelecanidae:
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) September 2019

Cormorants - Phalacrocoracidae:
Long-tailed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus) July 2011

Thick-knees - Burhinidae:
Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis) July 2012
Spotted Thick-knee (Burhinus capensis) July 2012

Egyptian Plover - Pluvianidae:
Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius) July 2011

Plovers - Charadriidae:
Black-banded Plover (Charadrius thoracicus) April 2018
Kittlitz's Plover (Charadrius pecuarius) April 2018
African Three-banded Plover (Charadrius tricollaris) April 2018
Madagascar Three-banded Plover (Charadrius bifrontatus) April 2018
Forbes's Plover (Charadrius forbesi) August 2012
White-fronted Plover (Charadrius marginatus) April 2018
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus) July 2017
Black-headed Lapwing (Vanellus tectus) July 2017
White-headed Lapwing (Vanellus albiceps) December 2011
Black-winged Lapwing (Vanellus melanopterus) July 2017
Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus) July 2017
Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus) July 2017
Spot-breasted Lapwing (Vanellus melanocephalus) July 2017

Painted-snipes - Rostratulidae:
Greater Painted-snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) July 2016

Jacanas: - Jacanidae
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus) February 2012
Madagascar Jacana (Actophilornis albinucha) November 2017

Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes: - Scolopidae
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) August 2019
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) December 2017
Ruff (Calidris pugnax) February 2018
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) February 2018
Little Stint (Calidris minuta) February 2018
Madagascar Snipe (Gallinago macrodactyla) February 2019
Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) October 2017
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) November 2017
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) May 2017
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) May 2017

Buttonquails: - Turnicidae
Madagascar Buttonquail (Turnix nigricollis) June 2017

Crab-plover: - Dromadidae
Crab-plover (Dromas ardeola) July 2018

Coursers & Pratincoles - Glareolidae:
Three-banded Courser (Rhinoptilus cinctus) July 2016
Madagascar Pratincole (Glareola ocularis) February 2019
Rock Pratincole (Glareola nuchalis) November 2013

Gulls & Terns - Laridae:
Grey-headed Gull (Larus cirrocephalus) May 2019
Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) May 2019
Common Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) October 2016
White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) April 2018

Barn Owls - Tytonidae:
Barn Owl (Tyto alba) December 2011

Owls - Strigidae:
Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) February 2019
White-browed Owl (Athene superciliaris) January 2018
African Scops-owl (Otus senegalensis) September 2019
Madagascar Scops-owl (Otus rutilus) September 2019
Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis) July 2016
African Long-eared Owl (Asio abyssinicus) December 2017
Madagascar Long-eared Owl (Asio madagascariensis) December 2017
African Wood-owl (Strix woodfordii) October 2016
Greyish Eagle-owl (Bubo cinerascens) January 2018
Fraser's Eagle-owl (Bubo poensis) June 2012
Verreaux's Eagle-owl (Bubo lacteus) January 2018
Akun Eagle-owl (Bubo leucostictus) June 2012

Kites, Hawks & Eagles - Accipitridae:
Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) January 2013
African Cuckoo-hawk (Aviceda cuculoides) June 2012
Madagascar Cuckoo-hawk (Aviceda madagascariensis) January 2018
African Harrier-hawk (Polyboroides typus) May 2016
Madagascar Harrier-hawk (Polyboroides radiatus) October 2019
Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) November 2013
Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) February 2019
Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus) October 2011
Beaudouin's Snake-eagle (Circaetus beaudouini) September 2012
Black-chested Snake-eagle (Circaetus pectoralis) April 2018
Western Banded Snake-eagle (Circaetus cinerascens) April 2018
White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) October 2011
Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) August 2019
White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) February 2019
Rüppell's Vulture (Gyps rueppelli) February 2019
Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotos) March 2017
Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) April 2016
Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis) May 2019
Greater Spotted Eagle (Clanga clanga) December 2017
Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) December 2017
Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) December 2017
Verreaux's Eagle (Aquila verreauxii) December 2017
African Hawk-eagle (Aquila spilogaster) December 2017
Ayres's Hawk-eagle (Hieraaetus ayresii) March 2019
Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus) December 2013
Dark Chanting-goshawk (Melierax metabates) July 2019
Eastern Chanting-goshawk (Melierax poliopterus) July 2019
Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) April 2018
African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro) February 2012
Shikra (Accipiter badius) October 2017
Frances's Sparrowhawk (Accipiter francesiae) October 2017
Red-legged Sparrowhawk (Accipiter erythropus) February 2012
Little Sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus) October 2017
Madagascar Sparrowhawk (Accipiter madagascariensis) October 2017
Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk (Accipiter rufiventris) October 2017
Long-tailed Hawk (Urotriorchis macrourus) December 2011
African Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) March 2019
Madagascar Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vociferoides) March 2019
Black Kite (Milvus migrans) January 2014
Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis) July 2012
Red-necked Buzzard (Buteo auguralis) July 2012
Augur Buzzard (Buteo augur) February 2018
Madagascar Buzzard (Buteo brachypterus) February 2018

Mousebirds - Coliidae:
Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus) June 2018
Blue-naped Mousebird (Urocolius macrourus) June 2017

Cuckoo Roller - Leptosomidae:
Cuckoo Roller (Leptosomus discolor) May 2019

Trogons - Trogonidae:
Narina Trogon (Apaloderma narina) December 2017

Hornbills - Bucerotidae:
Northern Ground-hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus) February 2018
African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus) March 2017
West African Pied Hornbill (Lophoceros semifasciatus) October 2011
Hemprich's Hornbill (Lophoceros hemrichii) May 2019
Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus flavirostris) March 2017
Von der Decken's Hornbill (Tockus deckeni) March 2017
Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus) March 2017
Western Little Hornbill (Horizocerus hartlaubi) October 2011
Black-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna atrata) August 2012
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill (Bycanistes brevis) February 2018
Western Piping Hornbill (Bycanistes fistulator) July 2012

Hoopoes - Upupidae:
Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops) June 2017
Madagascar Hoopoe (Upupa marginata) June 2017

Wood-hoopoes - Phoeniculidae:
Green Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus) July 2011
Black-billed Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus somaliensis) September 2019
White-headed Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus bollei) July 2011
Black Scimitarbill (Rhinopomastus aterrimus) July 2016

Bee-eaters - Meropidae:
Red-throated Bee-eater (Merops bulocki) January 2014
White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis) January 2014
Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus) July 2019
Olive Bee-eater (Merops superciliosus) July 2019
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus) January 2014
Ethiopian Bee-eater (Merops lafresnayii) July 2019
Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus) July 2019
Black Bee-eater (Merops gularis) January 2014
Blue-moustached Bee-eater (Merops mentalis) January 2014

Rollers - Coraciidae:
Purple Roller (Coracias naevius) October 2012
Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus) June 2018
Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus) June 2018
Blue-bellied Roller (Coracias cyanogaster) October 2012
Blue-throated Roller (Eurystomus gularis) February 2013
Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus) February 2013

Ground-rollers - Brachypteraciidae:
Short-legged Ground-roller (Brachypteracias leptosomus) January 2018
Scaly Ground-roller (Geobiastes squamiger) February 2019
Long-tailed Ground-roller (Uratelornis chimaera) June 2017
Pitta-like Ground-roller (Atelornis pittoides) January 2018
Rufous-headed Ground-roller (Atelornis crossleyi) January 2018

Kingfishers - Alcedinidae:
African Pygmy-kingfisher (Ispidina picta) April 2018
Madagascar Pygmy-kingfisher (Corythornis madagascariensis) June 2018
Madagascar Kingfisher (Corythornis vintsioides) June 2018
White-bellied Kingfisher (Corythornis leucogaster) March 2012
Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus) November 2017
Half-collared Kingfisher (Alcedo semitorquata) November 2017
Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) April 2018
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher (Halcyon badia) November 2013
Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala) November 2013
Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti) November 2013
Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) March 2019

African Barbets - Lybiidae:
Red-and-yellow Barbet (Trachyphonus erythrocephalus) March 2017
Yellow-breasted Barbet (Trachyphonus margaritatus) March 2017
D'Arnaud's Barbet (Trachyphonus darnaudii) March 2017
Yellow-spotted Barbet (Buccanodon duchaillui) July 2012
Speckled Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus scolopaceus) July 2011
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus bilineatus) July 2011
Red-fronted Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus pusillus) April 2016
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus chrysoconus) July 2011
Red-fronted Barbet (Tricholaema diademata) March 2017
Hairy-breasted Barbet (Tricholaema hirsuta) October 2011
Banded Barbet (Lybius undatus) June 2019
Vieillot's Barbet (Lybius vieilloti) December 2013
Black-billed Barbet (Lybius guifsobalito) June 2019
Double-toothed Barbet (Pogonornis bidentatus) April 2016
Bearded Barbet (Pogonornis dubius) December 2013

Honeyguides - Indicatoridae:
Cassin's Honeybird (Prodotiscus insignis) July 2011
Lesser Honeyguide (Indicator minor) April 2019
Greater Honeyguide (Indicator indicator) April 2019

Woodpeckers - Picidae:
Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) April 2019
Rufous-necked Wryneck (Jynx ruficollis) April 2019
African Piculet (Verreauxia africana) August 2011
Nubian Woodpecker (Campethera nubica) March 2018
Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens) January 2013
Bearded Woodpecker (Dendropicos namaquus) July 2018
Fire-bellied Woodpecker (Dendropicos pyrrhogaster) January 2013
Grey-headed Woodpecker (Dendropicos spodocephalus) July 2018
Brown-backed Woodpecker (Dendropicos obsoletus) January 2013

Falcons - Falconidae:
African Pygmy-falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus) April 2016
Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) January 2019
Madagascar Kestrel (Falco newtoni) January 2019
Fox Kestrel (Falco alopex) January 2019
Grey Kestrel (Falco ardosiaceus) November 2013
Banded Kestrel (Falco zoniventris) January 2019
Red-necked Falcon (Falco chicquera) November 2013
Sooty Falcon (Falco concolor) January 2019
African Hobby (Falco cuvierii) November 2013
Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus) January 2019
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) January 2019

Parrots - Psittacidae:
Red-fronted Parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi) March 2014
Yellow-fronted Parrot (Poicephalus flavifrons) April 2016
Red-bellied Parrot (Poicephalus rufiventris) April 2016
Black Parrot (Coracopsis nigra) June 2018
Grey-headed Lovebird (Agapornis canus) November 2017
Black-winged Lovebird (Agapornis taranta) November 2017
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) August 2011


Asities - Philepittidae:
Schlegel's Asity (Philepitta schlegeli) September 2019
Yellow-bellied Sunbird-asity (Neodrepanis hypoxantha) August 2019

Orioles - Oriolidae:
Western Black-headed Oriole (Oriolus brachyrhynchus) July 2011
Ethiopian Black-headed Oriole (Oriolus monacha) September 2019
Eastern Black-headed Oriole (Oriolus larvatus) September 2019
African Golden Oriole (Oriolus auratus) July 2011

Cuckooshrikes - Campephagidae:
Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike (Campephaga phoenicea) February 2018

Vangas and allies - Vangidae:
Archbold's Newtonia (Newtonia archboldi) August 2019
Common Newtonia (Newtonia brunneicauda) August 2019
Red-tailed Vanga (Calicalicus madagascariensis) February 2018
Red-shouldered Vanga (Calicalicus rufocarpalis) February 2018
Nuthatch Vanga (Hypositta corallirostris) March 2019
Chabert Vanga (Leptopterus chabert) May 2019
Madagascar Blue Vanga (Cyanolanius madagascarinus) July 2018
Crossley's Vanga (Mystacornis crossleyi) August 2019
Hook-billed Vanga (Vanga curvirostris) October 2017
Rufous Vanga (Schetba rufa) October 2019
Lafresnaye's Vanga (Xenopirostris xenopirostris) October 2017
Van Dam's Vanga (Xenopirostris damii) October 2017
Sickle-billed Vanga (Falculea palliata) January 2019
White-headed Vanga (Artamellla viridis) January 2019
White-crested Helmetshrike (Prionops plumatus) May 2016
Red-billed Helmetshrike (Prionops caniceps) July 2011

Batises and Wattle-eyes - Platysteiridae:
Senegal Batis (Batis senegalensis) June 2012
Grey-headed Batis (Batis orientalis) January 2018
Western Black-headed Batis (Batis erlangeri) January 2018
Pygmy Batis (Batis perkeo) January 2018
Chestnut Wattle-eye (Dyaphorophyia castanea) January 2013
Brown-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteira cyanea) July 2011

Bush-shrikes - Malaconotidae:
Black-crowned Tchagra (Tchagra senegalus) January 2017
Brubru (Nilaus afer) August 2019
Orange-breasted Bush-shrike (Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus) April 2018
Slate-coloured Boubou (Laniarius funebris) May 2019
Tropical Boubou (Laniarius aethiopicus) May 2019
Yellow-crowned Gonolek (Laniarius barbarus) December 2013
Rosy-patched Bush-shrike (Rhodophoneus cruentus) January 2017

Drongos - Dicruridae:
Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis) January 2013
Velvet-mantled Drongo (Dicrurus modestus) January 2013
Crested Drongo (Dicrurus forficatus) July 2018

Monarch-flycatchers - Monarchidae:
Madagascar Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata) January 2017
African Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis) January 2017

Shrikes - Laniidae:
Yellow-billed Shrike (Corvinalle corvina) November 2012
Northern White-crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus ruppelli) November 2012
Grey-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitorius) May 2019
Somali Fiscal (Lanius somalicus) May 2019
Common Fiscal (Lanius collaris) May 2019

Crows - Coridae:
Ethiopian Bushcrow (Zavattariornis stresemanni) October 2017
Piapiac (Ptilostomus afer) August 2011
Thick-billed Raven (Corvus crassirostris) June 2018
Somali Crow (Corvus edithae) June 2018
Pied Crow (Corvus albus) June 2018
Fan-tailed Raven (Corvus rhipidurus) June 2018

Picathartes - Picathartidae:
White-necked Picathartes (Picathartes gymnocephalus) July 2011

Hyliotas - Hyliotidae:
Yellow-bellied Hyliota (Hyliota flavigaster) December 2013
Violet-backed Hyliota (Hyliota violacea) December 2013

Fairy Flycatcher and allies - Stenostiridae:
African blue-flycatcher (Elminia longicauda) January 2013

Tits and Chickadees - Paridae:
Pale-eyed Black Tit (Melaniparus guineensis) September 2019
Somali Tit (Melaniparus thruppi) September 2019
White-backed Black Tit (Melaniparus leuconotus) September 2019

Larks - Alaudidae:
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark (Eremopterix leucotis) August 2018
Madagascar Lark (Eremopterix hova) March 2019
Liben Lark (Heteromirafra archeri) March 2019
Foxy Lark (Calendulauda alopex) February 2018
Somali Short-toed Lark (Alaudala alopex) February 2018
Blanford's Lark (Calandrella blanfordi) February 2018
Sun Lark (Galerida modesta) November 2013

Crombecs and allies - Macrosphenidae:
Red-faced Crombec (Sylvietta whytii) January 2017
Lemon-bellied Crombec (Sylvietta denti) September 2011
Moustached Grass-warbler (Melocichla mentalis) July 2019

Cisticolas and allies - Cisticolidae:
Subdesert Jery (Neomixis pallidior) August 2019
Yellow-bellied Eremomela (Eremomela icteropygialis) August 2018
Senegal Eremomela (Eremomela pusilla) January 2013
Yellow-breasted Apalis (Apalis flavida) May 2012
Sharpe's Apalis (Apalis sharpii) May 2012
Grey Wren-warbler (Calamonastes simplex) February 2018
Bleating Camaroptera (Camaroptera brachyura) February 2018
Yellow-browed Camaroptera (Camaroptera superciliaris) July 2012
Oriole Warbler (Hypergerus atriceps) December 2013
Whistling Cisticola (Cisticola lateralis) September 2012
Lazy Cisticola (Cisticola aberrans) September 2012
Rattling Cisticola (Cisticola chiniana) May 2018
Winding Cisticola (Cisticola marginatus) September 2012
Ethiopian Cisticola (Cisticola lugubris) May 2018
Short-winged Cisticola (Cisticola brachypterus) September 2012
Madagascar Cisticola (Cisticola cherina) May 2018
Tawny-flanked Prinia (Prinia subflava) May 2016
Red-winged Prinia (Prinia erythroptera) December 2013
Red-fronted Prinia (Prinia rufifrons) June 2017

Reed-warblers - Acrocephalidae:
Madagascar Brush-warbler (Nesillas typica) August 2019
Subdesert Brush-warbler (Nesillas lantzii) August 2019
Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) November 2017
Lesser Swamp-warbler (Acrocephalus gracilirostris) November 2017
Madagascar Swamp-warbler (Acrocephalus newtoni) November 2017

Grasshopper-warblers and Grassbirds - Locustellidae:
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler (Bradypterus cinnamomeus) January 2018
Madagascar Grassbird (Amphilais seebohmi) December 2017

Tetrakas - Bernieridae:
Long-billed Tetraka (Bernieria madagascariensis) January 2018
Thamnornis (Thamnornis chloropetoides) January 2017
Appert's Tetraka (Xanthomixis apperti) October 2017
Cryptic Warbler (Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi) July 2018

Swallows and Martins - Hirundinidae:
Black Saw-wing (Psalidoprocne pristoptera) May 2016
Lesser Striped Swallow (Cecropis abyssinica) August 2012
Rufous-chested Swallow (Cecropis semirufa) May 2015
Mosque Swallow (Cecropis senegalensis) August 2012
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii) October 2015
White-bibbed Swallow (Hirundo nigrita) October 2015
Red-chested Swallow (Hirundo lucida) October 2015
Ethiopian Swallow (Hirundo aethiopica) October 2015
Pied-winged Swallow (Hirundo leucosoma) October 2015
Mascarene Martin (Phedina borbonica) September 2019
African Plain Martin (Riparia paludicola) July 2016

Bulbuls - Pycnonotidae:
Slender-billed Greenbul (Stelgidillas gracilirostris) March 2012
Honeyguide Greenbul (Baeopogon indicator) June 2012
Simple Greenbul (Chlorocichla simplex) September 2012
Plain Greenbul (Eurillas curvirostris) March 2012
Red-tailed Greenbul (Criniger calurus) November 2012
Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus) July 2016

Bush-warblers - Scotocercidae:
Tit-hylia (Pholidornis rushiae) July 2011

Old World Warblers - Sylviidae:
Abyssinian Catbird (Parophasma galinieri) September 2019

White-eyes - Zosteropidae:
Abyssinian White-eye (Zosterops abyssinicus) October 2017
Kenya White-eye (Zosterops flavilateralis) October 2017
Ethiopian White-eye (Zosterops poliogastus) October 2017

Laughingthrushes and allies - Leiotrichidae:
Rufous Chatterer (Argya rubiginosa) May 2017
White-rumped Babbler (Turdoides leucopygia) May 2017

Nuthatches - Sittidae:
Spotted Creeper (Salpornis spilonotus) July 2016

Oxpeckers - Buphagidae:
Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorynchus) February 2018
Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus) July 2012

Starlings - Sturnidae:
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) November 2017
Red-winged Starling (Onychognathus morio) September 2019
Chestnut-winged Starling (Onychognathus fulgidus) July 2011
White-billed Starling (Onychognathus albirostris) September 2019
Bristle-crowned Starling (Onychognathus salvadorii) September 2019
Magpie Starling (Speculipastor bicolor) October 2016
Narrow-tailed Starling (Poeoptera lugubris) July 2011
Shelley's Starling (Lamprotornis shelleyi) April 2019
Long-tailed Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis caudatus) December 2013
Rüppell's Starling (Lamprotornis purpuroptera) April 2019
Splendid Starling (Lamprotornis splendidus) December 2013
Golden-breasted Starling (Lamprotornis regius) April 2019
Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) April 2019
Chestnut-bellied Starling (Lamprotornis pulcher) December 2013
White-crowned Starling (Lamprotornis albicapillus) April 2019
Bronze-tailed Starling (Lamprotornis chalcurus) December 2013
Greater Blue-eared Starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus) April 2019
Madagascar Starling (Hartlaubius auratus) March 2019
Violet-backed Starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) April 2018

Thrushes - Turdidae:
Abyssinian Ground-thrush (Geokichla piaggiae) October 2017
Ethiopian Thrush (Psophocichla simensis) July 2016
Abyssinian Thrush (Turdus abyssinicus) May 2017
Bare-eyed Thrush (Turdus tephronotus) May 2017
African Thrush (Turdus pelios) May 2017

Old World Flycatchers and Chats - Muscicapidae:
White-browed Scrub Robin (Cercotrichas leucophrys) August 2018
Pelzeln's Magpie-robin (Copsychus pica) June 2018
Madagascar Magpie-robin (Copsychus albospecularis) June 2018
African Dusky Flycatcher (Muscicapa adusta) August 2019
Swamp Flycatcher (Muscicapa aquatica) February 2014
Cassin's Flycatcher (Muscicapa cassini) February 2014
Dusky-blue Flycatcher (Bradornis comitatus) February 2014
African Grey Flycatcher (Bradornis microrhynchus) January 2018
Pale Flycatcher (Agricola pallidus) January 2014
Abyssinian Slaty-flycatcher (Melaenornis chocolatinus) July 2019
Northern Black-flycatcher (Melaenornis edolioides) July 2019
Ruppell's Robin-chat (Cossypha semirufa) June 2018
White-browed Robin-chat (Cossypha heuglini) June 2018
Snowy-crowned Robin Chat (Cossypha niveicapilla) November 2012
Spotted Palm-thrush (Cichladusa guttata) April 2018
Littoral Rock-thrush (Monticola imerina) July 2019
Forest Rock-thrush (Monticola sharpei) July 2019
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush (Monticola saxatilis) July 2019
Little Rock-thrush (Monticola rufocinereus) July 2019
White-winged Cliff-chat (Monticola semirufus) January 2017
Moorland Chat (Pinarochroa sordida) April 2016
Mocking Cliff-chat (Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris) January 2017
Rüppell's Chat (Myrmecocichla melaena) August 2019
Rusty-breasted Wheatear (Oenanthe frenata) August 2019
Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina) August 2019
Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) August 2019
White-fronted Black-chat (Oenanthe albifrons) September 2019
Blackstart (Oenanthe melanura) March 2018
Familiar Chat (Oenanthe familiaris) August 2012
Sombre Rockchat (Oenanthe dubia) March 2018
Mourning Wheatear (Oenanthe lugens) August 2019

Sunbirds - Nectariniidae:
Mouse-brown Sunbird (Anthreptes gabonicus) May 2012
Western Violet-backed Sunbird (Anthreptes longuemarei) May 2012
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird (Anthreptes orientalis) December 2017
Collared Sunbird (Hedydipna collaris) December 2017
Nile Valley Sunbird (Hedydipna metallica) December 2017
Green-headed Sunbird (Cyanomitra verticalis) November 2012
Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis) August 2012
Hunter's Sunbird (Chalcomitra hunteri) April 2018
Tacazze Sunbird (Nectarinia tacazze) August 2019
Olive-bellied Sunbird (Cinnyris chloropygius) September 2012
Beautiful Sunbird (Cinnyris pulchellus) September 2012
Mariqua Sunbird (Cinnyris mariquensis) April 2018
Shining Sunbird (Cinnyris habessinicus) April 2018
Splendid Sunbird (Cinnyris coccinigastrus) September 2012
Variable Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus) April 2018
Copper Sunbird (Cinnyris cupreus) September 2012
Souimanga Sunbird (Cinnyris sovimanga) April 2018
Long-billed Sunbird (Cinnyris notatus) April 2018

Weavers - Plocidae:
Red-billed Buffalo-weaver (Bubalornis niger) January 2018
White-headed Buffalo-weaver (Dinemellia dinemelli) July 2018
White-browed Sparrow-weaver (Plocepasser mahali) April 2016
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver (Plocepasser superciliosus) July 2011
Speckle-fronted Weaver (Sporopipes frontalis) October 2016
Grey-capped Social-weaver (Pseudonigrita arnaudi) July 2016
Black-capped Social-weaver (Pseudonigrita cabanisi) July 2016
Thick-billed Weaver (Amblyospiza albifrons) March 2012
Red-headed Quelea (Quelea erythrops) August 2011
Red-billed Quelea (Quelea quelea) July 2016
Black-winged Bishop (Euplectes hordeaceus) February 2013
Northern Red Bishop (Euplectes franciscanus) February 2013
Red-cowled Widowbird (Euplectes laticauda) January 2019
Yellow-mantled Widowbird (Euplectes macroura) February 2013
Red Fody (Foudia madagascariensis) January 2019
Forest Fody (Foudia omissa) January 2019
Baglafecht Weaver (Ploceus baglafecht) April 2016
Little Weaver (Ploceus luteolus) July 2011
Spectacled Weaver (Ploceus ocularis) April 2016
Black-necked Weaver (Ploceus nigricollis) July 2011
Orange Weaver (Ploceus aurantius) July 2011
Vitelline Masked Weaver (Ploceus vitellinus) April 2016
Speke's Weaver (Ploceus spekei) April 2016
Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus) July 2011
Vieillot's Black Weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus) July 2011
Black-headed Weaver (Ploceus melanocephalus) July 2011
Yellow-mantled Weaver (Ploceus tricolor) July 2011
Maxwell's Black Weaver (Ploceus albinucha) July 2011
Nelicourvi Weaver (Ploceus nelicourvi) October 2019
Sakalava Weaver (Ploceus sakalava) October 2019
Red-vented Malimbe (Malimbus scutatus) December 2013
Red-headed Malimbe (Malimbus rubricollis) December 2013
Northern Red-headed Weaver (Anaplectes leuconotos) December 2017

Waxbills - Estrildidae:
Black-bellied Firefinch (Lagonosticta rara) December 2013
Bar-breasted Firefinch (Lagonosticta rufopicta) December 2013
Red-billed Firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala) April 2019
Grey Firefinch (Lagonosticta nigricollis) December 2013
Purple Grenadier (Granatina ianthinogaster) February 2019
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu (Uraeginthus bengalus) June 2017
Western Bluebill (Spermophaga haematina) February 2014
Lavender Waxbill (Estrilda coerulescens) August 2018
Fawn-breasted Waxbill (Estrilda paludicola) August 2018
Crimson-rumped Waxbill (Estrilda rhodopyga) August 2018
Black-rumped Waxbill (Estrilda troglodytes) October 2015
Black-cheeked Waxbill (Estrilda charmosyna) August 2018
Yellow-bellied Waxbill (Coccopygia quartinia) May 2018
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita (Nigrita bicolor) February 2014
Grey-headed Nigrita (Nigrita canicapillus) February 2014
Cut-throat Finch (Amadina fasciata) December 2017
Zebra Waxbill (Amandava subflava) September 2011
Black-and-white Mannikin (Spermestes bicolor) September 2011
Magpie Mannikin (Spermestes fringilloides) September 2011
Madagascar Munia (Lepidopygia nana) May 2019
African Silverbill (Euodice cantans) January 2019

Whydahs and Indigobirds - Viduidae:
Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura) February 2012
Straw-tailed Whydah (Vidua fischeri) October 2017
Village Indigobird (Vidua macroura) October 2017

Old World Sparrows - Passeridae:
White Nile Sparrow (Passer shelleyi) September 2019
Swainson's Sparrow (Passer swainsonii) September 2019
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow (Passer griseus) July 2011
Sahel Bush-sparrow (Gymnoris dentata) February 2019
Yellow-spotted Bush-sparrow (Gymnoris pyrgita) February 2019

Pipits and Wagtails - Motacillidae:
Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis) December 2017
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) December 2017
Plain-backed Pipit (Anthus leucophrys) December 2017
African Pipit (Anthus cinnamomeus) December 2017
Long-billed Pipit (Anthus similis) December 2017
Abyssinian Longclaw (Macronyx flavicollis) June 2019
Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus) December 2013
Madagascar Wagtail (Motacilla flaviventris) August 2019
Mountain Wagtail (Motacilla clara) August 2019
Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) August 2019
African Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp) August 2019

Finches - Fringillidae:
Abyssinian Citril (Crithagra citrinelloides) July 2016
Reichenow's Seedeater (Crithagra reichenowi) July 2016
Yellow-throated Seedeater (Crithagra flavigula) July 2016
Salvadori's Seedeater (Crithagra xantholaema) July 2016
Yellow-fronted Canary (Crithagra mozambica) August 2011
Northern Grosbeak-canary (Crithagra donaldsoni) July 2016
White-bellied Canary (Crithagra dorsostriata) July 2016
Brown-rumped Seedeater (Crithagra tristriata) July 2016
Ankober Serin (Crithagra ankoberensis) March 2018
Streaky Seedeater (Crithagra striolatus) July 2016
Yellow-crowned Canary (Serinus flavivertex) July 2016
Ethiopian Siskin (Serinus nigriceps) July 2016
Brown-rumped Bunting (Emberiza affinis) October 2015
Somali Bunting (Emberiza poliopleura) August 2018
Grey-throated Bunting (Emberiza goslingi) August 2018
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting (Emberiza tahapisi) August 2018

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