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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:15 -- abc_admin

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 South Sudan 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.

A checklist of birds of south Sudan can also be found at NIKOLAUS, G. (1989) and a distribution atlas of Sudan’s birds at NIKOLAUS, G. (1987). This latter reference shows sightings for each species on a map of Sudan with associated comments and remarks.

Endemic species

Cinnamon Weaver Ploceus badius

There is significant interest from international bird watchers in this species. We understand however from the Khartoum Birdwatchers' Group that no one has been able to find a good description of it.

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

White-cheeked Turaco Tauraco leucotis
Jackson’s Hornbill Tockus jacksoni

Threatened species

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Corncrake Crex crex Vulnerable
Spotted Ground Thrush Zoothera guttata 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.

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