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Wed, 01/23/2013 - 14:03 -- abc_admin

Moussier's Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri adult male, Oued Souss, Agadir, Morocco

Image Credit: 
John Caddick

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 Morocco 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

Atlas (European Pied) Flycatcher Ficedula (hypoleuca) speculigera is considered by some authorities to be a full species endemic to Morocco.

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

Northern Bald Ibis* Geronticus eremita
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti
Levaillant’s Woodpecker Picus vaillantii
Moussier’s Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri
Tristram’s Warbler Sylvia deserticola

* This critically endangered species was thought to nest only in Morocco but it has recently been found in Syria.

Threatened species

Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita Critical
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala Endangered
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris Vulnerable
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Vulnerable
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Corncrake Crex crex                   Vulnerable
Great Bustard Otis tarda 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 Morocco's threatened species, see BirdLife International

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