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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 13:17 -- abc_admin

Male Nubian Bustard Neotis nuba in flight, Chad

Image Credit: 
Lajos, GreenEye Ecotours and Images

Country checklist and status


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The total number of species recorded in Chad is 532, including 354 resident and 155 migrants.

Endemic species

There are no endemic species in Chad.

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

Chad Firefinch Lagonosticta umbrinodorsalis

Found in an isolated area of south-west Chad and rare in North Cameroon BORROW, N. and DEMEY, R. (2001). Note that some authorities treat this species as a race of Jameson’s Firefinch Lagonosticta rhodopareia.

Threatened species

Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris Vulnerable
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Corncrake Crex crex Vulnerable

These lists 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. For further information on Chad’s threatened species, see BirdLife International.

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