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Species

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White-throated_Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater

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David Monticelli

African Finfoot

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David Monticelli

Country checklist and status

You can download and print a checklist for Sierra Leone.

Endemic species

There are no species endemic to Sierra Leone.

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

Turati’s Boubou Laniarius turatii
Emerald Starling Lamprotornis iris

The following species of the Upper Guinea forests Endemic Bird Area are found in Sierra Leone.

White-breasted Guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides
Rufous Fishing-owl Scotopelia ussheri
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes cylindricus
Western Wattled Cuckoo-Shrike Lobotos lobatus
Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximius
Yellow-bearded Greenbul Criniger olivaceus
Black-headed Rufous Warbler Bathmocercus cerviniventris
Sierra Leone Prinia Prinia leontica
Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii
Nimba Flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae
White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus
Rufous-winged Illadopsis Illadopsis rufescens
Copper-tailed Starling Lamprotornis cupreocauda
Gola Malimbe Malimbus ballmanni

Threatened species

Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
White-breasted Guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides Vulnerable
Rufous Fishing-owl Scotopelia ussheri Endangered
Western Wattled Cuckoo-Shrike Lobotos lobatus Vulnerable
Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximius Vulnerable
Yellow-bearded Greenbul Criniger olivaceus Vulnerable
Sierra Leone Pinia Prinia leontica Vulnerable
Nimba Flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae Vulnerable
White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus Vulnerable
Gola Malimbe Malimbus ballmanni Endangered

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 Sierra Leone’s threatened species, see BirdLife International.

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