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Thu, 10/01/2013 - 17:32 -- abc_admin

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 Angola 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.

Country checklists

You can download and print a checklist for Angola.

Angola has a list of over 900 species of which about 800 breed or are assumed to breed - (DEAN 2000). An up to date checklist in both English and Portuguese can be downloaded at Birds Angola.

Endemic species

Grey-striped Francolin

Francolinus griseostriatus
Swierstra's Francolin Francolinus swierstrai
Red-crested Turaco Tauraco erythrolophus
Red-backed Mousebird Colius castanotus

Gabela Akalat

Sheppardia gabela
Angola Cave-Chat Xenocopsychus ansorgei
Pulitzer's Longbill Macrosphenus pulitzeri
Angola Slaty Flycatcher

Melaenornis brunneus

Montane Double-collared Sunbird

Cinnyris ludovicensis
Braun’s Bush-Shrike Laniarius brauni
Gabela Bush-Shrike Laniarius amboimensis
Gabela Helmet-Shrike Prionops gabela
*Golden-backed Bishop Euplectes aureus

* introduced to São Tomé

Near endemic species (found in 3 or less African countries)

Ruppell's Parrot Poicephalus rueppellii
Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis
Anchieta's Barbet Stactolaema anchietae
Angola Lark Mirafra angolensis
Benguela Long-billed Lark Certhilauda benguelensis
Gray's Lark

Ammomanes grayi

Brazza's Martin Phedina brazzae
Congo Sand Martin Riparia congica
Black-and-Rufous Swallow Hirundo nigrorufa
Grimwood's Longclaw Macronyx grimwoodi
Pale-olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus fulviventris

White-headed Robin-Chat

Cossypha heinrichi
Herero Chat Namibornis herero
Black-necked Eremomela Eremomela atricollis
Laura's Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus laurae
Bubbling Cisticola Cisticola bulliens
Slender-tailed Cisticola Cisticola melanurus
White-fronted Wattle-eye Platysteira albifrons
Margaret's Batis Batis margaritae
Black-faced Babbler Turdoides melanops
Damara Rockjumper Chaetops pycnopygius
Bannerman's Sunbird Cyanomitra bannermani

Bocage's Sunbird

Nectarinia bocagii
Monteiro’s Bush-Shrike Malacanotus monteiri
Black-chinned Weaver Ploceus nigrimentus
Bocage's Weaver Ploceus temporalis
Bar-winged Weaver Ploceus angolensis
Cinderella Waxbill Estrilda thomensis

Threatened species

African Penguin Spheniscus demersus Vulnerable
Cape Gannet Sula capensis Vulnerable
Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula Vulnerable
Madagascar Pond Heron Ardeola idae Vulnerable
Lappet-faced Vulture* Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel* Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Swierstra's Francolin* Francolinus swierstrai Vulnerable
Wattled Crane* Bugeranus carunculatus Vulnerable
Corncrake Crex crex Vulnerable
Braun’s Bush-Shrike* Laniarius brauni Endangered
Gabela Bush-Shrike* Laniarius amboimensis Endangered
Gabela Helmet-Shrike* Prionops gabela Endangered
Gabela Akalat* Sheppardia gabela Endangered
White-headed Robin-Chat* Cossypha heinrichi Vulnerable
Pulitzer's Longbill* Macrosphenus pulitzeri Endangered
Loango Weaver*

Ploceus subpersonatus


* species occur regularly in Angola. The lists of endemic, near endemic and threatened species have been compiled from a number of sources including the African Bird Club, BirdLife International, and Birds of the World Version 2.0 ® 1994-1996, Dr. Charles Sibley and Thayer Birding Software, Ltd.

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