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 Swaziland 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.
ABC and other checklists
You can download and print an ABC / Dowsett checklist for Swaziland. The ABC lists follow the taxonomic sequence and names of Birds of Africa Volumes I-VII and are kept up to date with published and peer-reviewed records.
There are no bird species endemic to Swaziland.
Near endemic species (found in 3 or less countries)
|Southern Bald Ibis||Geronticus calvus|
|Knysna Turaco||Tauraco corythaix|
|Chorister Robin-Chat||Cossypha dichroa|
|Brown Scrub-Robin||Cercotrichas signata|
|Buff-streaked Chat||Oenanthe bifasciata|
|Rudd’s Apalis||Apalis ruddi|
|Bush Blackcap||Lioptilus nigricapillus|
|Pink-throated Twinspot||Hypargos margaritatus|
|Southern Bald Ibis||
|Cape Vulture||Gyps coprotheres||Vulnerable|
|Lappet-faced Vulture||Torgos tracheliotus||Vulnerable|
|*Wattled Crane||Bugeranus carunculatus||Vulnerable|
|Blue Crane||Anthropoides paradiseus||Vulnerable|
|Blue Swallow||Hirundo atrocaerulea||Vulnerable|
* Not recorded in Swaziland since 1985.
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.