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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 22:42 -- 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 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.

Endemic species

Cinnamon Weaver Ploceus badius

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

Red Sea Cliff Swallow Hirundo perdita is known only from a single type specimen found dead on the Red Sea coast of Sudan.

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

Erckel’s Francolin Francolinus erckelii
White-cheeked Turaco Tauraco leucotis
White-headed Babbler Turdoides leucocephala

Threatened species

Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita Critical
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Vulnerable
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Corncrake Crex crex 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.

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