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Sat, 01/12/2013 - 23:27 -- abc_admin

Bannerman's Turaco Tauraco bannermani, Oku Forest, Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon

Image Credit: 
Roger Fotso

Country checklists


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 Cameroon 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.

The following lists are in the process of being revised.

Endemic species

Mount Cameroon Francolin Francolinus camerunensis
Bannerman's Turaco Tauraco bannermani
Bamenda Apalis Apalis bamendae
Mount Cameroon Speirops Speirops melanocephalus
Banded Wattle-eye Platysteira laticincta
Mount Kupé Bush-Shrike Telophorus kupeensis
Bates's Weaver Ploceus batesi

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

Cameroon Olive Pigeon Columba sjostedti
Mountain Saw-wing Psalidoprocne fuliginosa
Cameroon Montane Greenbul Andropadus montanus
Western Mountain Greenbul Andropadus tephrolaemus
Cameroon Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus poensis
Grey-headed Greenbul Phyllastrephus poliocephalus
Mountain Robin-Chat Cossypha isabellae
Dja River Warbler Bradypterus grandis
Bangwa Forest Warbler Bradypterus bangwaensis
Black-capped Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus herberti
Green Longtail Urolais epichlorus
Verreaux Batis Batis minima
White-throated Mountain-Babbler Kupeornis gilberti
Cameroon Sunbird Cyanomitra oritis
Ursula's Sunbird Cinnyris ursulae
*Green-breasted Bush-Shrike Malacanotus gladiator
*Monteiro's Bush-Shrike Malaconotus monteiri
Yellow-breasted Boubou Laniarius atroflavus
Bannerman's Weaver Ploceus bannermani
Shelley's Oliveback Nesocharis shelleyi

*See the ABC feature article Bush-Shrike about these two species in Cameroon.

Threatened species

Lappet-faced Vulture

Torgos tracheliotus

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Mount Cameroon Francolin Francolinus camerunensis Endangered
Corncrake Crex crex Vulnerable
Bannerman's Turaco Tauraco bannermani Endangered
Dja River Warbler Bradypterus grandis Vulnerable
Grey-necked Picathartes Picathartes oreas Vulnerable
White-throated Mountain-Babbler Kupeornis gilberti Endangered
Mount Cameroon Speirops Speirops melanocephalus Vulnerable
Banded Wattle-eye Platysteira laticincta Endangered
Mount Kupé Bush-Shrike Telophorus kupeensis Endangered
Green-breasted Bush-Shrike Malacanotus gladiator Vulnerable
Bates's Weaver Ploceus batesi Endangered
Bannerman's Weaver Ploceus bannermani Vulnerable

The lists of endemic, near endemic and threatened species were 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. For further information on Cameroon's threatened species, see BirdLife International.

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