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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 23:41 -- abc_admin

Grey-breasted Spurfowl Francolinus rufopictus, endemic to northern Tanzania, Ndutu Lodge, Serengeti, Tanzania

Image Credit: 
Stein Nilsen

Country checklist and status


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Endemic species

Grey-breasted Spurfowl Francolinus rufopictus
Udzungwa Forest Partridge Xenoperdix udzungwensis
Pemba Green Pigeon Treron pembaensis
Fischer's Lovebird Agapornis fischeri
Pemba Scops Owl Otus pembaensis
Usambara Eagle Owl Bubo vosseleri
Usambara Akalat Sheppardia montana
Iringa Akalat Sheppardia lowei
Rubeho Akalat Sheppardia aurantiithorax
Mrs Moreau`s Warbler Bathmocercus winifredae
Banded Sunbird Anthreptes rubritorques
Loveridge`s Sunbird Cinnyris loveridgei
Pemba Sunbird Cinnyris pembae
Moreau's Sunbird Cinnyris moreaui
Rufous-winged Sunbird Cinnyris rufipennis
Pemba White-eye Zosterops vaughani
Uluguru Bush-Shrike Malaconotus alius
Ashy Starling Lamprotornis unicolor
Rufous-tailed Weaver Histurgops ruficauda
Kilombero Weaver Ploceus burnieri
Usambara Weaver Ploceus nicolli
Tanzania Seedeater Serinus melanochrous

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

Fischer's Turaco Tauraco fischeri
Hartlaub's Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi
Sokoke Scops Owl Otus ireneae
Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies
Mombasa Woodpecker Campethera mombassica
Sterling's Woodpecker Dendropicos stierlingi
Friedmann's Lark Mirafra pulpa
Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis
Pangani Longclaw Macronyx aurantiigula
Swynnerton's Robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni
Sharpe's Akalat Sheppardia sharpei
East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi
Kretschmer's Longbill Macrosphenus kretschmeri
Long-billed Tailorbird Orthotomus moreaui
African Tailorbird Orthotomus metopias
Hunter's Cisticola Cisticola hunteri
Black-lored Cisticola Cisticola nigriloris
Churring Cisticola Cisticola njombe
White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa
Chapin's Apalis Apalis chapini
Karamoja Apalis Apalis karamojae
Little Yellow Flycatcher Erythrocercus holochlorus
Forest Batis Batis mixta
Sharpe's Pied Babbler Turdoides sharpei
Northern Pied-Babbler Turdoides hypoleuca
Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula
Dappled Mountain-Robin Arcanator orostruthus
Red-throated Tit Parus fringillinus
Uluguru Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes neglectus
Amani Sunbird Hedydipna pallidigastra
Long-tailed Fiscal Lanius cabanisi
Fulleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni
Grey-crested Helmet-Shrike Prionops poliolophus
Kenrick's Starling Poeoptera kenricki
Hildebrandt's Starling Lamprotornis hildebrandti
Abbott's Starling Pholia femoralis
Swahili Sparrow Passer suahelicus
Taveta Golden-Weaver Ploceus castaneiceps
Tanzania Masked Weaver Ploceus reichardi
Zanzibar Bishop Euplectes nigroventris
Fire-fronted Bishop Euplectes diadematus
Mountain Marsh Widowbird Euplectes psammocromius
Jackson's Widowbird Euplectes jacksoni
Southern Grosbeak-Canary Serinus buchanani

Threatened species

Cape Gannet Sula capensis Vulnerable
Madagascar Pond Heron Ardeola idae Endangered
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex Vulnerable
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Vulnerable
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Udzungwa Forest Partridge Xenoperdix udzungwensis Endangered
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus Vulnerable
Madagascar Pratincole Glareola ocularis Vulnerable
Pemba Green Pigeon Treron pembaensis Vulnerable
Pemba Scops Owl Otus pembaensis Vulnerable
Sokoke Scops Owl Otus ireneae Endangered
Usambara Eagle Owl Bubo vosseleri Vulnerable
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea Vulnerable
Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis Endangered
Uluguru Bush-Shrike Malaconotus alius Critical
Spotted Ground-Thrush Zoothera guttata Endangered
Swynnerton's Robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni Vulnerable
East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi Vulnerable
Usambara Akalat Sheppardia montana Endangered
Iringa Akalat Sheppardia lowei Vulnerable
Dappled Mountain-Robin Arcanator orostruthus Vulnerable
White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa Vulnerable
Karamoja Apalis Apalis karamojae Vulnerable
Long-billed Tailorbird Orthotomus moreaui Critical
Mrs Moreau's Warbler Bathmocercus winifredae Vulnerable
Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis Endangered
Papyrus Yellow Warbler Chloropeta gracilirostris Vulnerable
Usambara Hyliota Hyliota usambarae Endangered
Amani Sunbird Hedydipna pallidigastra Endangered
Banded Sunbird Anthreptes rubritorques Vulnerable
Rufous-winged Sunbird Cinnyris rufipennis Vulnerable
Abbott's Starling Pholia femoralis Vulnerable
Kilombero Weaver Ploceus burnieri Vulnerable
Usambara Weaver Ploceus nicolli 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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