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Species

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Country checklist and status

You can download and print a checklist for Mauritania.

A total of 541 species has been recorded in Mauritania and of these, 196 are resident, 294 show regular seasonal movements but do not breed, including 185 Palearctic migrants.

Endemic / Near-endemic species

There are no endemic nor near-endemic species in Mauritania. However, there are endemic subspecies of Grey Heron Ardea cinerea monicae and Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia balsaci, both found especially at the Banc d’Arguin. The spoonbill also visits Senegal, but the Banc d’Arguin is its only breeding site.

Threatened species

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Corncrake Crex crex Vulnerable
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola Vulnerable

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