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Fri, 01/18/2013 - 19:42 -- abc_admin

Evergreen-Forest Warbler Bradypterus lopezi, Mount Mulanje, Malawi

Image Credit: 
Stewart Lane

Country checklist and status

You can download and print a checklist for Malawi.

Endemic species

There are no endemic species: Cholo Alethe Alethe choloensis is also found on Mounts Chiperone and Namuli, just across the border in Mozambique.

Threatened species

BirdLife International notes the following species as being of high global conservation concern:

Madagascar Pond Heron Ardeola idae Vulnerable (prob. annual)
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Corncrake Crex crex Vulnerable
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea Vulnerable
East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi Vulnerable
Cholo Alethe Alethe choloensis Endangered
Spotted Ground-Thrush Zoothera guttata Endangered
White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa Vulnerable
*Yellow-throated Apalis Apalis flavigularis Endangered

* Yellow-throated Apalis Apalis flavigularis is considered to be a subspecies of Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica flavigularis by the African Bird Club.

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