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Species

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Red-collared Babbler Kupeornis rufocinctus in the Nyungwe forest

Image Credit: 
John Caddick

Country checklist and status

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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 Rwanda 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.

Some 703 species are known to occur in Rwanda of which 510 are presumed to be resident and 183 are visiting species including seasonal migrants and vagrants, 10 species are considered locally extinct, VANDE WEGHE (2018).

Endemic species

There are no endemic species in Rwanda.

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

Congo Bay Owl* Phodilus prigoginei
Albertine Owlet Glaucidium albertinum
Red-collared Babbler Kupeornis rufocinctus
Rockefeller’s Sunbird* Cinnyris rockefelleri

 

Threatened species

Maccoa Duck

Oxyura maccoa

Vulnerable – most likely locally extinct

Madagascar Pond Heron

Ardeola idae

Endangered

Shoebill

Balaeniceps rex

Vulnerable

Secretary Bird

Saggittarius serpentarius

Vulnerable

White-backed Vulture

Gyps africanus

Critical

Rüppell’s Vulture

Gyps ruppelli

Critical

Hooded Vulture

Necrosytes monachus

Critical

Lappet-faced Vulture

Torgos tracheliotus

Endangered

White-headed Vulture

Trigonoceps occipitalis

Critical

Beaudouin’s Snake-Eagle

Circaetus beaudouini

Vulnerable

Steppe Eagle

Aquila nipalensis

Endangered

Martial Eagle

Polemaetus bellicosus

Vulnerable

Grey Crowned Crane

Balearica regulorum

Endangered

Congo Bay Owl*

Phodilus prigoginei

Endangered

Albertine Owlet

Glaucidium albertinum

Vulnerable

Southern Ground Hornbill

Bucorvus leadbeateri

Vulnerable

Grey Parrot

Psittacus erithacus

Vulnerable

Blue Swallow

Hirundo atrocaerulea

Vulnerable

Papyrus Yellow Warbler

Chloropeta gracilirostris

Vulnerable

Grauer's Swamp-Warbler

Bradypterus graueri

Endangered

Kungwe Apalis**

Apalis argentea

Endangered

Rockefeller's Sunbird*

Nectarinia rockefelleri

Vulnerable

Shelley's Crimsonwing

Cryptospiza shelleyi

Endangered


 

 

* these species require confirmation in Rwanda.

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 Rwanda’s threatened species, see BirdLife International.

Latest page update January 2019.

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