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Tue, 02/05/2013 - 16:18 -- abc_admin

Swynnerton's Robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni, Seldomseen, Zimbabwe

You can download and print a checklist for Zimbabwe.

BirdLife Zimbabwe has the detailed maps which were created during the development of the Bird Atlas. These have never been published because of lack of sponsorship. All the information has been incorporated into The Atlas of Southern Africa Birds HARRISON, J.A et al (1997).

Endemic species

There are no endemic species in Zimbabwe.

Near endemic species (found in 3 adjacent countries at most)

Melodious Lark Mirafra cheniana
Swynnerton’s Robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni
Briar Warbler Oreophilais robertsi
Chirinda Apalis Apalis chirindensis
Woodward’s Batis Batis fratrum
Gurney’s Sugarbird Promerops gurneyi
Swee Waxbill Coccopygia melanotis
Lemon-breasted Canary Serinus citrinipectus

Threatened species

Madagascar Pond Heron Ardeola idae Endangered
Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula Vulnerable
Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres Vulnerable
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis Vulnerable
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus Endangered
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi Endangered
Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum Vulnerable
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus Vulnerable
Black-cheeked Lovebird Agapornis nigrigenis Vulnerble
Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri Vulnerable
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea Vulnerable
Swynnerton’s Robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni 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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