Country checklist and status
You can download and print a checklist for The Republic of Congo.
The national list stands at some 640 species which includes 237 which have been proven to breed out of a total of 496 which are likely to breed ( DOWSETT-LEMAIRE, F. and DOWSETT, R.J. 1998).
There are no endemic species in Congo.
Near endemic species (found in 3 or less African countries)
|African River Martin||Pseudochelidon eurystomina|
|Congo Sand Martin||Riparia congica|
|Brazza’s Martin||Phedina brazzae|
|Congo Sunbird||Cinnyris congensis|
|Jameson's Antpecker||Parmoptila jamesoni|
|Black-chinned Weaver||Ploceus nigrimentus|
|*Loango Weaver||Ploceus subpersonatus|
|Bob-tailed Weaver||Brachycope anomala|
* Read the ABC feature article on the Loango Weaver in the Congo (BULENS, P. and DOWSETT, R.J. 2001).
|Lesser Kestrel*||Falco naumanni||Vulnerable|
|Loango Weaver||Ploceus subpersonatus||Vulnerable|
* rare passage migrants. 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. For further information on Congo’s threatened species, see BirdLife International.