Country checklist and status
You can download and print a checklist for Eritrea.
See also SMITH, K. D. (1957).
Some authorities consider Blue Saw-wing Psalidoprocne pristoptera which is only found in Eritrea to be a separate species rather than a sub-species as recorded currently by the African Bird Club.
Near endemic species (only found in Ethiopia and Eritrea)
|Wattled Ibis||Bostrychia carunculata|
|Rouget's Rail||Rougetius rougetii|
|Black-winged Lovebird||Agapornis taranta|
|Banded Barbet||Lybius undatus|
|Abyssinian Woodpecker||Dendropicos abyssinicus|
|Ruppell's Black Chat||Myrmecocichla melaena|
|White-winged Cliff-Chat||Thamnolaea semirufa|
|Abyssinian Black-headed Oriole||Oriolus monacha|
|Ethiopian Siskin||Serinus nigriceps|
|Socotra Cormorant||Phalacrocorax nigrogularis||Vulnerable|
|Lappet-faced Vulture||Torgos tracheliotus||Vulnerable|
|Greater Spotted Eagle||Aquila clanga||Vulnerable|
|Lesser Kestrel||Falco naumanni||Vulnerable|
|Sociable Lapwing||Vanellus gregarius||Vulnerable|
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 Eritrea's threatened species, see BirdLife International.