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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 22:59 -- 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 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.

Endemic species

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

Threatened species

Southern Bald Ibis

Geronticus calvus

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.

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