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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 22:41 -- abc_admin

African River Martins Pseudochelidon eurystomina, Sette Cama, near Gamba, Gabon

Image Credit: 
John Caddick

Country checklist and status

You can download and print a checklist for Gabon.

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.

Endemic species

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

Threatened species

Cape Gannet

Sula capensis

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.

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