African River Martins Pseudochelidon eurystomina, Sette Cama, near Gamba, Gabon
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ABC and other checklists
You can download and print an ABC / Dowsett checklist for Gabon. The ABC lists follow the taxonomic sequence and names of Birds of Africa Volumes I-VII and are kept up to date with published and peer-reviewed records.
Over 670 bird species have been recorded in Gabon, including over 430 in the Ivindo Basin, a small region in the north-east making this, arguably, the richest area for birds in the whole of Africa.
There are no endemics in Gabon.
Near endemic species (found in 3 or less African countries)
|African River Martin||Pseudochelidon eurystomina|
|Pale-olive Greenbul||Phyllastrephus fulviventris|
|Dja River Warbler||Bradypterus grandis|
|Bubbling Cisticola||Cisticola bulliens|
|Verreaux's Batis||Batis minima|
|Black-chinned Weaver||Ploceus nigrimentus|
|Loango Weaver||Ploceus subpersonatus|
|Lesser Kestrel||Falco naumanni||Vulnerable|
|Grey-necked Picathartes||Picathartes oreas||Vulnerable|
|Loango Weaver||Ploceus subpersonatus||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 Gabon’s threatened species, see BirdLife International.