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Species

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Anambra_Waxbill_Nigeria

Anambra Waxbill Estrilda poliopareia, Nigeria

Image Credit: 
Tasso Leventis
Bannermans_Weaver_Nigeria

Bannerman’s Weaver Ploceus bannermani Nigeria

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Tasso Leventis

Country checklist and status

You can download and print a checklist for Nigeria.

EZEALOR 2002 gives a checklist of 910 species to be found in Nigeria.

Endemic species

Anambra Waxbill

Estrilda poliopareia

Ibadan Malimbe

Malimbus ibadanensis

Rock Firefinch

Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis

Plateau Indigobird

Vidua maryae

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

Cameroon Olive Pigeon

Columba sjostedti

Mountain Saw-wing

Psalidoprocne fuliginosa

Cameroon Montane Greenbul

Andropadus montanus

Grey-headed Greenbul

Phyllastrephus poliocephalus

Mountain Robin-Chat

Cossypha isabellae

Black-capped Woodland-Warbler

Phylloscopus herberti

Green Longtail

Urolais epichlorus

White-throated Mountain-Babbler

Kupeornis gilberti

Cameroon Sunbird

Cyanomitra oritis

Green-breasted Bush-Shrike

Malacanotus gladiator

Yellow-breasted Boubou

Laniarius atroflavus

Rachel’s Malimbe

Malimbus racheliae

Bannerman’s Weaver

Ploceus bannermani

Threatened species

Cape Gannet

Sula capensis

Vulnerable

Marbled Teal

Marmaronetta angustirostris

Vulnerable

Lappet-faced Vulture

Torgos tracheliotus

Vulnerable

Lesser Kestrel

Falco naumanni

Vulnerable

White-throated Mountain-Babbler

Kupeornis gilberti

Endangered

Grey-necked Picathartes

Picathartes oreas

Vulnerable

Green-breasted Bush-Shrike

Malacanotus gladiator

Vulnerable

Anambra Waxbill

Estrilda poliopareia

Vulnerable

Ibadan Malimbe

Malimbus ibadanensis

Endangered

Bannerman’s Weaver

Ploceus bannermani

Vulnerable

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 Nigeria’s threatened species, see BirdLife International.

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