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Species

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Country checklist and status

You can download and print a checklist for Democratic Republic of Congo.

Endemic species

Congo Peacock

Afropavo congensis

Congo Bay Owl

Phodilus prigoginei

Prigogine’s Nightjar

Caprimulgus prigoginei

Schouteden’s Swift

Schoutedenapus schoutedeni

Prigogine’s Greenbul

Chlorocichla prigoginei

Bedford’s Paradise-Flycatcher

Terpsiphone bedfordi

Chapin’s Babbler

Kupeornis chapini

Rockefeller’s Sunbird

Cinnyris rockefelleri

Yellow-crested Helmet-Shrike

Prionops alberti

Yellow-legged Weaver

Ploceus flavipes

Lake Lufira Weaver

Ploceus ruweti

Golden-naped Weaver

Ploceus aureonucha

Black-lored Waxbill

Estrilda nigriloris

The African Bird Club Bulletins Vol 1, No 1, page 27 March 1994 and Vol 2, No 1, pages 42-43 March 1995 carry short articles by John H Fanshawe concerning the discovery, habitat and behaviour of Congo Peacock Afropavo congensis. 2 photographs are also included in the March 1995 edition. 

Emile Mulotwa completed his doctor's thesis on this bird in 2008? Emile died tragically in a plane accident in Kisangani a few years ago. See the reference to a paper by M Mulotwa, M Louette, A Dudu, A Upoki and RA Fuller on the Congo Reference page.
 

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

Nahan's Francolin

Francolinus nahani

w Uganda

Handsome Francolin

Francolinus nobilis

w Uganda and Rwanda

Rwenzori Turaco

Ruwenzorornis johnstoni

Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi

Albertine Owlet

Glaucidium albertinum

n Rwanda

Sladen's Barbet

Gymnobucco sladeni

Central African Republic

Dwarf Honeyguide

Indicator pumilio

Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi

African Green Broadbill

Pseudocalyptomena graueri

sw Uganda.

Grauer's Cuckoo-Shrike

Coracina graueri

w Uganda

African River Martin

Pseudochelidon eurystomina

Gabon and Republic of Congo.

Brazza's Martin

Phedina brazzae

ne Angola

Congo Sand Martin

Riparia congica

Republic of Congo?

Sassi's Olive Greenbul

Phyllastrephus lorenzi

w Uganda

Oberlaender's Ground-Thrush

Zoothera oberlaenderi

w Uganda

White-headed Robin-Chat

Cossypha heinrichi

nw Angola

Neumann's Warbler

Hemitesia neumanni

sw Uganda and w Rwanda

White-winged Warbler

Bradypterus carpalis

w Uganda and Rwanda

Grauer's Swamp-Warbler

Bradypterus graueri

Rwanda

Grauer's Warbler

Graueria vittata

sw Uganda and w Rwanda

Black-necked Eremomela

Eremomela atricollis

Angola and Zambia

Slender-tailed Cisticola

Cisticola melanurus

ne Angola and w Zambia

Ituri Batis

Batis ituriensis

extreme w Uganda

Red-collared Babbler

Kupeornis rufocinctus

Rwanda

Stripe-breasted Tit

Parus fasciiventer

sw Uganda and Rwanda

Bannerman's Sunbird

Cyanomitra bannermani

n Angola and nw Zambia

Blue-headed Sunbird

Cyanomitra alinae

w Uganda

Bocage's Sunbird

Nectarinia bocagii

c Angola

Congo Sunbird

Cinnyris congensis

Republic of Congo

Bocage's Weaver

Ploceus temporalis

Angola and nw Zambia

Tanzania Masked Weaver

Ploceus reichardi

sw Tanzania

Katanga Masked Weaver

Ploceus katangae

nw Zambia

Weyns’s Weaver

Ploceus weynsi

Uganda and NW Tanzania

Jameson's Antpecker

Parmoptila jamesoni

e Rep of Congo and w Uganda

Grant's Bluebill

Spermophaga poliogenys

sw Uganda

Endemic subspecies

The following four subspecies were recognised as full species previously.

Neumann's Coucal Centropus leucogaster neumanni now considered a subspecies of Black-throated Coucal C. leucogaster. Central DRC.

Kabobo Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema kaboboensis now considered a subspecies of Chestnut-throated Apalis A. porphyrolaema. Eastern DRC.

Chapin's Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys chapini now considered a subspecies of White-browed Crombec S. leucophrys. North-east DRC.

Itombwe Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu itombwensis now considered a subspecies of Chapin's Flycatcher M. lendu. Eastern DRC.

Grey-headed Broadbill

Smithornis sharpei eurylaemus

Eastern

Square-tailed Sawwing

Psalidoprocne nitens centralis

NW to East

Red-chested Swallow

Hirundo lucida subalaris

West Central

Grassland Pipit

Anthus cinnamomeus itombwensis

Eastern

Long-legged Pipit

Anthus pallidiventris esobe

Western

Yellow-streaked Greenbul

Phyllastrephus flavostriatus graueri

Eastern

Bocage's Akalat

Sheppardia bocagei kaboboensis

Eastern

Bocage's Akalat

Sheppardia bocagei schoutedeni

Eastern

Archer's Robin-Chat

Cossypha archeri kimbutui

Eastern

Crossley's Ground-Thrush

Zoothera crossleyi pilettei

Eastern

Spotted Ground-Thrush

Zoothera guttata lippensi

South-East

African Thrush

Turdus pelios stormsi

South-East

Red-capped Crombec

Sylvietta ruficapilla schoutedeni

Eastern

Red-faced Woodland-Warbler

Phylloscopus laetus schoutedeni

Eastern

Brown Parisoma

Parisoma lugens prigoginei

Eastern

Chubb's Cisticola

Cisticola chubbi marungensis

South-East

Levaillant's Cisticola

Cisticola tinniens dyleffi

Eastern

Dambo Cisticola

Cisticola dambo kasai

Southern

Wing-snapping Cisticola

Cisticola ayresii itombwensis

Eastern

Black-collared Apalis

Apalis pulchra murphyi

South-East

Black-faced Apalis

Apalis personata marungensis

South-East

Brown-headed Apalis

Apalis alticola dowsetti

South-East

Olive-green Camaroptera

Camaroptera chloronota kamitugaensis

Eastern

White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher

Melaenornis fischeri semicinctus

North-East

Swamp Flycatcher

Muscicapa aquatica lualabae

South-East

Forest Penduline Tit

Anthoscopus flavifrons ruthae

Eastern

Blue-headed Sunbird

Cyanomitra alinae marungensis

South-East

Blue-headed Sunbird

Cyanomitra alinae tanganjicae

Eastern

Blue-headed Sunbird

Cyanomitra alinae derooi

Eastern

Blue-headed Sunbird

Cyanomitra alinae kaboboensis

Eastern

Golden-winged Sunbird

Nectarinia reichenowi shellyae

Eastern

Scarlet-tufted Malachite Sunbird

Nectarinia johnstoni itombwensis

Eastern

Stuhlmann's Double-collared Sunbird

Cinnyris stuhlmanni chapini

Eastern

Stuhlmann’s Double-collared Sunbird

Cinnyris stuhlmanni prigoginei

South-East

Yellow White-eye

Zosterops senegalensis reichenowi

Eastern

Many-coloured Bush-Shrike

Telophorus multicolor graueri

Eastern

Katanga Masked Weaver

Ploceus katangae upembae

South-East

Village Weaver

Ploceus cucullatus frobenii

Southern

Thick-billed Weaver

Amblyospiza albifrons kasaica

South and East

Fawn-breasted Waxbill

Estrilda paludicola ruthae

Central

Common Waxbill

Estrilda astrild schoutedeni

South-East

Black-headed Waxbill

Estrilda atricapilla marunguensis

South-East

Streaky Seedeater

Serinus striolatus graueri

Eastern

Oriole-Finch

Linurgus olivaceus prigoginei

Eastern

Threatened species

Lesser Kestrel

Falco naumanni

Vulnerable

Congo Peacock

Afropavo congensis

Vulnerable

Corncrake

Crex crex

Vulnerable

Wattled Crane

Bugeranus carunculatus

Vulnerable

Congo Bay Owl

Phodilus prigoginei

Vulnerable

Albertine Owlet

Glaucidium albertinum

Vulnerable

Prigogine’s Nightjar

Caprimulgus prigoginei

Vulnerable

Schouteden’s Swift

Schoutedenapus schoutedeni

Vulnerable

African Green Broadbill

Pseudocalyptomena graueri

Vulnerable

Blue Swallow

Hirundo atrocaerulea

Vulnerable

Prigogine’s Greenbul

Chlorocichla prigoginei

Vulnerable

White-headed Robin-Chat

Cossypha heinrichi

Vulnerable

Spotted Ground-Thrush

Zoothera guttata

Endangered

Grauer’s Swamp-Warbler

Bradypterus graueri

Vulnerable

Papyrus Yellow Warbler

Chloropeta gracilirostris

Vulnerable

Turner’s Eremomela

Eremomela turneri

Vulnerable

Chapin’s Flycatcher

Muscicapa lendu

Vulnerable

Rockefeller’s Sunbird

Cinnyris rockefelleri

Vulnerable

Shelley’s Sunbird

Cinnyris shelleyi

Vulnerable

Yellow-crested Helmet-Shrike

Prionops alberti

Vulnerable

Yellow-legged Weaver

Ploceus flavipes

Vulnerable

Loango Weaver

Ploceus subpersonatus

Vulnerable

Lake Lufira Weaver

Ploceus ruweti

Vulnerable

Golden-naped Weaver

Ploceus aureonucha

Vulnerable

Black-lored Waxbill

Estrilda nigriloris

Vulnerable

The lists of endemic, near endemic and endemic subspecies have been compiled from Tommy Pedersen’s 2004 "Democratic Republic of CONGO - A bird Checklist". Threatened species have been compiled from a number of sources including the African Bird Club, BirdLife International.

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