Country checklist and status
We are delighted that our Corporate Sponsor iGoTerra has made its country checklists, including subspecies (IOC or Clements) as well as all other species groups like mammals, butterflies etc. available through the ABC website. The only thing required is a Basic membership / registration which is free of charge. Go to Liberia checklists. If you are already a member of iGoTerra, you will be taken directly to the country page. In case you are not a member, you will be redirected automatically to the registration form and from there can go straight to the country page.
ABC and other checklists
You can download and print an ABC / Dowsett checklist for Liberia. The ABC lists follow the taxonomic sequence and names of Birds of Africa Volumes I-VII and are kept up to date with published and peer-reviewed records.
The annotated checklist published in 1997 in Birds of Liberia (see visiting - field guides) included 610 species. At present there are about 617 species known from the country.
|Liberian Greenbul||Phyllastrephus leucolepis|
Near endemic species (found in 3 or less African countries)
|Nimba Flycatcher||Melaenornis annamarulae|
|Gola Malimbe||Malimbus ballmanni|
The following species of the Upper Guinea forests Endemic Bird Area are also found in Liberia.
|White-breasted Guineafowl||Agelastes meleagrides|
|Rufous Fishing-owl||Scotopelia ussheri|
|Brown-cheeked Hornbill||Bycanistes cylindricus|
|Western Wattled Cuckoo-Shrike||Lobotos lobatus|
|Green-tailed Bristlebill||Bleda eximius|
|Yellow-bearded Greenbul||Criniger olivaceus|
|Black-headed Rufous Warbler||Bathmocercus cerviniventris|
|Sierra Leone Prinia||Prinia leontica|
|Sharpe's Apalis||Apalis sharpii|
|White-necked Picathartes||Picathartes gymnocephalus|
|Rufous-winged Illadopsis||Illadopsis rufescens|
|Copper-tailed Starling||Lamprotornis cupreocauda|
|Lesser Kestrel||Falco naumanni||Vulnerable|
|White-breasted Guineafowl||Agelastes meleagrides||Vulnerable|
|Rufous Fishing-owl||Scotopelia ussheri||Endangered|
|Western Wattled Cuckoo-Shrike||Lobotos lobatus||Vulnerable|
|Liberian Greenbul||Phyllastrephus leucolepis||Critical|
|Green-tailed Bristlebill||Bleda eximius||Vulnerable|
|Yellow-bearded Greenbul||Criniger olivaceus||Vulnerable|
|White-necked Picathartes||Picathartes gymnocephalus||Vulnerable|
|Sierra Leone Prinia||Prinia leontica||Vulnerable|
|Nimba Flycatcher||Melaenornis annamarulae||Vulnerable|
|Gola Malimbe||Malimbus ballmanni||Endangered|
The lists of endemic, near endemic and threatened species have been compiled from a number of sources including the African Bird Club, BirdLife International 2000, and Birds of the World Version 2.0 ® 1994-1996, Dr. Charles Sibley and Thayer Birding Software, Ltd.