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Fri, 01/18/2013 - 15:18 -- abc_admin

Moussier’s Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri, Wadi Kaam, Libya

Image Credit: 
Paul Bowden

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 Libya 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.

Endemic species

There are no endemic species in Libya.

Near endemic species (found in a few North African countries only)

Moussier’s Redstart* Phoenicurus moussieri
Tristram’s Warbler Sylvia deserticola

* scarce winter visitor

Threatened species

Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris Critical

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 Libya’s threatened species, see BirdLife International

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