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Mon, 14/01/2013 - 22:02 -- abc_admin

Country checklist and status


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 Eritrea 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.

See also SMITH, K. D. (1957).

Endemic species

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

Threatened species

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.

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