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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



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 Malawi 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.

ABC and other checklists

You can download and print an ABC / Dowsett checklist for Malawi. 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.

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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