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Species

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Country checklist and status

You can download and print a checklist for Liberia.

The annotated checklist published in 1997 in Birds of Liberia (see visiting - field guides) included 610 species. At present there are about 617 species known from the country.

Endemic species

Liberian Greenbul Phyllastrephus leucolepis

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

Nimba Flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae
Gola Malimbe Malimbus ballmanni

The following species of the Upper Guinea forests Endemic Bird Area are also found in Liberia.

White-breasted Guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides
Rufous Fishing-owl Scotopelia ussheri
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes cylindricus
Western Wattled Cuckoo-Shrike Lobotos lobatus
Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximius
Yellow-bearded Greenbul Criniger olivaceus
Black-headed Rufous Warbler Bathmocercus cerviniventris
Sierra Leone Prinia Prinia leontica
Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii
White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus
Rufous-winged Illadopsis Illadopsis rufescens
Copper-tailed Starling Lamprotornis cupreocauda

 

Threatened species

Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
White-breasted Guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides Vulnerable
Rufous Fishing-owl Scotopelia ussheri Endangered
Western Wattled Cuckoo-Shrike Lobotos lobatus Vulnerable
Liberian Greenbul Phyllastrephus leucolepis Critical
Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximius Vulnerable
Yellow-bearded Greenbul Criniger olivaceus Vulnerable
White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus Vulnerable
Sierra Leone Prinia Prinia leontica Vulnerable
Nimba Flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae Vulnerable
Gola Malimbe Malimbus ballmanni Endangered

The lists of endemic, near endemic and threatened species have been compiled from a number of sources including the African Bird Club, BirdLife International 2000, and Birds of the World Version 2.0 ® 1994-1996, Dr. Charles Sibley and Thayer Birding Software, Ltd.

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