Southern Africa

1,246,700 km² including the exclave of Cabinda (7th largest country in Africa)


Strongly Afrotropical avifauna
Approximately 950 recorded species (5th longest bird list of any country in the ABC region)

Braun’s Bushshrike (Pete Morris)
Monteiro’s Bushshrike (Pete Morris)
Gabela Helmetshrike (Paul van Giersbergen)

Endemics (E)
Swierstra’s Spurfowl (EN)
Grey-striped Spurfowl (LC)
Red-crested Turaco (LC)
Red-backed Mousebird (LC)
White-fronted Wattle-eye (NT)
Braun’s Bushshrike (EN)
Gabela Bushshrike (EN)
Gabela Helmetshrike | Angola Helmetshrike (EN)
Pulitzer’s Longbill (EN)
Hartert’s Camaroptera (LC)
Angola Slaty Flycatcher (LC)
Gabela Akalat (EN)
Ludwig’s Double-collared Sunbird (LC)
Angola Waxbill (LC)

Grey-striped Spurfowl (Pete Morris)
Gabela Bushshrike (Pete Morris)
Angola Waxbill (Paul van Giersbergen)
White-fronted Wattle-eye (Pete Morris)
Ludwig’s Double-collared Sunbird (Pete Morris)

Near-endemics (NE), including Zambezian endemics or near-endemics (Z) and endemic subspecies (ESS)
Pale-olive Greenbul
Bubbling Cisticola (ESS bulliens)
Angola Cave Chat
Rufous-tailed Palm Thrush
Bocage’s Sunbird (Z)
Cinderella Waxbill
Grimwood’s Longclaw (Z)

Angola Cave Chat (Paul van Giersbergen)
Landana Firefinch (Pete Morris)
Cinderella Waxbill (Kevin Ravno)
Rufous-tailed Palm Thrush (Kevin Ravno)

Birds best found in Angola but occurring more widely (BT), including Zambezian endemics or near-endemics (Z) and ESS
Gabon Coucal
Anchieta’s Barbet (Z ESS rex)
Angola Batis
Monteiro’s Bushshrike (ESS monteiri)
Yellow-throated Nicator
Falkenstein’s Greenbul | Yellow-necked Greenbul
Brazza’s Martin
Black-and-rufous Swallow (Z)
Black-tailed Cisticola | Slender-tailed Cisticola (Z)
Salvadori’s Eremomela (Z)
Southern Hyliota (inornata)
Sharp-tailed Starling (Z)
Forest Scrub Robin (ESS reichenowi)
White-headed Robin-Chat
Bocage’s Akalat (Z ESS bocagei)
Oustalet’s Sunbird (Z ESS oustaleti)
Golden-backed Bishop
Grey Waxbill | Black-tailed Waxbill
Dusky Twinspot (ESS cinereovinacea)
Black-faced Canary (Z ESS hildegardae)

White-headed Robin-Chat (Paul van Giersbergen)

Birds occurring in only two territories of the ABC region but not NE or BT (1/2), including ESS
Hartlaub’s Spurfowl
Rüppell’s Korhaan | Rüppell’s Bustard
Violet Wood Hoopoe
Monteiro’s Hornbill
Rüppell’s Parrot
White-tailed Shrike | Ground Batis
Carp’s Tit
Gray’s Lark
Benguela Long-billed Lark
Rockrunner (ESS spadix)
Bare-cheeked Babbler (ESS gymnogenys)
Herero Chat

Violet Wood Hoopoe (Kevin Ravno)

Birds best found in two territories but occurring in more (B2), including more Z and ESS
Finsch’s Francolin
Bradfield’s Swift
Damara Red-billed Hornbill | Damara Hornbill
Miombo Pied Barbet | Miombo Barbet (Z)
Margaret’s Batis | Boulton’s Batis (Z ESS margaritae)
Rufous-bellied Tit (Z)
Angola Lark (Z)
Black-collared Bulbul
Red-throated Cliff Swallow | Red-throated Swallow (Z)
Dambo Cisticola | Cloud-scraping Cisticola (Z)
Black-necked Eremomela | Black-collared Eremomela (Z)
Short-toed Rock Thrush
Bannerman’s Sunbird (Z)
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Weaver (Z)
Black-chinned Weaver
Bocage’s Weaver (Z)
Bar-winged Weaver (Z)
Red-headed Bluebill
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah (Z)
Fülleborn’s Longclaw (Z)

Angola Lark (Pete Morris)

More Zambezian endemics or near-endemics occurring in Angola, including ESS
Coppery-tailed Coucal
Pale-billed Hornbill
Racket-tailed Roller
Dickinson’s Kestrel
Souza’s Shrike
White-tailed Blue Flycatcher
Miombo Tit | Miombo Grey Tit
Red-capped Crombec (ESS makayii)
Tinkling Cisticola
Luapula Cisticola
Chirping Cisticola (ESS pipiens)
Miombo Wren-Warbler | Pale Wren-Warbler (ESS huilae)
Stierling’s Wren-Warbler
Hartlaub’s Babbler
Babbling Starling | White-winged Starling (ESS gutturalis)
Kurrichane Thrush
Miombo Scrub Robin
Böhm’s Flycatcher
Miombo Rock Thrush
Arnot’s Chat | White-headed Black Chat (ESS harterti)
Anchieta’s Sunbird | Red-and-blue Sunbird
Western Miombo Sunbird
White-bellied Sunbird | White-breasted Sunbird
Red-throated Twinspot | Peters’s Twinspot
Brown Firefinch
Black-eared Seedeater

Proposed new species or splits not yet accepted by IOC
Chestnut-breasted Francolin (B2 Z)
Crawshay’s Francolin
Cunene Francolin (1/2)
Cranch’s Spurfowl
Black-shouldered Nightjar
Benguela Nightjar (E)
Loanda Swift (E)
Verreaux’s Turaco
Western Black-billed Turaco
Barrow’s Bustard
Cape Gull
Ngami Owlet
Eastern Piping Hornbill
Pale-throated Barbet (E)
Eastern Yellow-spotted Barbet
Streaky-throated Barbet
White-bellied Barbet (E)
Brown-faced Barbet (BT)
White-faced Barbet (B2 Z)
Eastern Yellow-billed Barbet
Northern Olive Woodpecker
Grey-headed Parrot
West African Pitta (B2)
Perrin’s Bushshrike (BT)
Anchieta’s Tchagra
Clancey’s Drongo
Plains Lark
Pale-throated Greenbul
Angola Greenbul (E)
Petit’s Saw-wing
Eastern Saw-wing
African Reed Warbler
Lepe Cisticola (E)
Angola Cisticola (NE)
Huambo Cisticola (E)
Eastern Buff-throated Apalis
Benguela Starling (E)
Cunene Starling (NE)
Red-backed Mannikin
Spectacled Quailfinch
Black-chinned Quailfinch
Landana Firefinch (NE)
Ansorge’s Firefinch (NE)
Benguela Seedeater (NE)
Three-streaked Bunting

Other taxa of interest (see also under Birding Sites), including more ESS
White-backed Duck
Hartlaub’s Duck
African Pygmy Goose
African Black Duck
Western Crested Guineafowl
Scaly Spurfowl (afer)
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
Long-tailed Nightjar
Square-tailed Nightjar
Pennant-winged Nightjar
Böhm’s Spinetail
Great Blue Turaco
Grey Go-away-bird
Ross’s Turaco
Guinea Turaco
Schalow’s Turaco
Denham’s Bustard
White-browed Coucal
Blue Malkoha
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo
Afep Pigeon
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon
African Green Pigeon (ESS ansorgei)
African Finfoot (petersii)
White-spotted Flufftail
Chestnut-headed Flufftail (lynesi)
Lesser Moorhen
Wattled Crane
Great Crested Grebe
Long-toed Lapwing
Blacksmith Lapwing
White-crowned Lapwing
Senegal Lapwing
Crowned Lapwing
Forbes’s Plover
Egyptian Plover
Lesser Jacana
African Snipe
Rock Pratincole
Spot-breasted Ibis
Rufous-bellied Heron
Western Banded Snake Eagle
Congo Serpent Eagle
Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle
Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle
Long-tailed Hawk
Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk
Red-thighed Sparrowhawk
African Grass Owl
Southern White-faced Owl
Fraser’s Eagle-Owl
Akun Eagle-Owl
Vermiculated Fishing Owl
Marsh Owl
Red-faced Mousebird
Black Scimitarbill (anchietae)
Southern Ground Hornbill
Congo Pied Hornbill
Crowned Hornbill
Trumpeter Hornbill
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill
Black-casqued Hornbill
Eastern Long-tailed Hornbill
Lilac-breasted Roller
Blue-throated Roller
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher
Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Blue-breasted Kingfisher
African Dwarf Kingfisher
White-bellied Kingfisher
Shining-blue Kingfisher
Half-collared Kingfisher
Black Bee-eater
Blue-breasted Bee-eater
White-fronted Bee-eater
Southern Carmine Bee-eater
Grey-throated Barbet (bonapartei)
Naked-faced Barbet (congicus)
Speckled Tinkerbird (flavisquamatus)
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird (flavimentum)
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird (leucolaimus)
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird (extoni)
Acacia Pied Barbet | Pied Barbet (centralis)
Black-collared Barbet (congicus/bocagei)
Double-toothed Barbet (bidentatus)
Crested Barbet (suahelicus/vaillantii)
Cassin’s Honeybird
Pallid Honeyguide
Least Honeyguide
Scaly-throated Honeyguide
Red-throated Wryneck | Rufous-necked Wryneck
African Piculet
Buff-spotted Woodpecker
Brown-eared Woodpecker
Bennett’s Woodpecker
Little Green Woodpecker
Little Spotted Woodpecker | Green-backed Woodpecker
Bearded Woodpecker
Yellow-crested Woodpecker | Golden-crowned Woodpecker
Elliot’s Woodpecker
African Grey Woodpecker
Rock Kestrel
Red-fronted Parrot
Meyer’s Parrot (ESS reichenowi)
Red-headed Lovebird
African Broadbill
Chinspot Batis (pintoi/palliditergum)
Western Black-headed Batis | von Erlanger’s Batis (congoensis)
Chestnut Wattle-eye
Black-throated Wattle-eye (mentalis)
Brown-throated Wattle-eye (cyanea)
Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye (ESS ansorgei)
Black-necked Wattle-eye
Many-colored Bushshrike (batesi)
Black-fronted Bushshrike
Bocage’s Bushshrike | Gray-green Bushshrike
Brown-crowned Tchagra (ESS ansorgei + bocagei)
Sabine’s Puffback
Pink-footed Puffback (angolensis)
Red-eyed Puffback
Black-backed Puffback (hamatus/okavangensis)
Lowland Sooty Boubou
Swamp Boubou | Gabon Boubou
Retz’s Helmetshrike
African Shrike-flycatcher
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher
White-breasted Cuckooshrike
Petit’s Cuckooshrike
Purple-throated Cuckooshrike
Mackinnon’s Shrike
Western Oriole
Black-headed Oriole | African Black-headed Oriole (angolensis)
Black-winged Oriole
Velvet-mantled Drongo
Square-tailed Drongo
Sharpe’s Drongo
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher
Rufous-vented Paradise Flycatcher
Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher | Black-headed Paradise Flycatcher
Bates’s Paradise Flycatcher
Cape Crow
African Blue Flycatcher
White-winged Black Tit
Grey Penduline Tit | African Penduline Tit (ansorgei/caroli)
Western Nicator
Spike-heeled Lark (ESS obscurata)
Dusky Lark
Sabota Lark (ESS ansorgei)
Rufous-naped Lark (ESS occidentalis)
Red-capped Lark
Slender-billed Greenbul
Red-tailed Bristlebill
Swamp Palm Bulbul | Swamp Greenbul
Yellow-bellied Greenbul
Simple Greenbul
Honeyguide Greenbul
Red-tailed Greenbul (emini)
Little Greenbul
Yellow-whiskered Greenbul
Plain Greenbul
Little Grey Greenbul | Gray Greenbul
Grey-olive Greenbul (schoutedeni)
Cabanis’s Greenbul
Dark-capped Bulbul
White-headed Saw-wing (ESS suffusa)
Pearl-breasted Swallow
White-throated Swallow
White-bibbed Swallow | White-throated Blue Swallow
Angola Swallow
Greater Striped Swallow
South African Cliff Swallow | South African Swallow
Yellow Longbill
Grey Longbill
Long-billed Crombec | Cape Crombec (ESS ansorgei)
Green Crombec (baraka/tando)
Lemon-bellied Crombec
Green Hylia
Tit Hylia (denti)
Greater Swamp Warbler (ansorgei)
Lesser Swamp Warbler (winterbottomi/cunenensis)
Little Rush Warbler (ESS benguellensis)
Whistling Cisticola (modestus)
Chattering Cisticola
Levaillant’s Cisticola (perpullus)
Neddicky | Piping Cisticola (dispar/hallae)
Desert Cisticola (ESS lobito)
Cloud Cisticola (ESS bulubulu)
Pale-crowned Cisticola
Banded Prinia (ESS heinrichi)
White-chinned Prinia
Lowland Masked Apalis | Masked Apalis
Black-throated Apalis (jacksoni)
Gosling’s Apalis
Brown-headed Apalis
Yellow-browed Camaroptera
Green-capped Eremomela | Greencap Eremomela
Rufous-crowned Eremomela
Northern Yellow White-eye (ESS heinrichi + quanzae)
Southern Yellow White-eye
Brown Illadopsis (ESS dilutior)
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis
Spotted Thrush-Babbler | Thrush-Babbler (upembae)
Arrow-marked Babbler
Yellow-bellied Hyliota
African Spotted Creeper
Cape Starling
Splendid Starling (bailundensis)
Chestnut-winged Starling (intermedius)
Narrow-tailed Starling
Yellow-billed Oxpecker
Fraser’s Rufous Thrush | Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush
White-tailed Ant Thrush (ESS pallidigularis)
Groundscraper Thrush
Fire-crested Alethe
Brown-backed Scrub Robin
Fraser’s Forest Flycatcher | African Forest Flycatcher
White-browed Forest Flycatcher
Grey-throated Tit-Flycatcher
Grey Tit-Flycatcher
Southern Black Flycatcher
Cassin’s Flycatcher
African Dusky Flycatcher (subadusta)
Dusky-blue Flycatcher
Sooty Flycatcher
Brown-chested Alethe (ESS hallae)
White-browed Robin-Chat
Red-capped Robin-Chat
Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat
Grey-winged Robin-Chat
Sooty Chat
Congo Moor Chat
Capped Wheatear
Fraser’s Sunbird (cameroonensis)
Mangrove Sunbird | Mouse-brown Sunbird
Western Violet-backed Sunbird (angolensis)
Violet-tailed Sunbird
Little Green Sunbird (minor)
Grey-chinned Sunbird
Reichenbach’s Sunbird
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird (octaviae)
Carmelite Sunbird (fuliginosa)
Green-throated Sunbird
Amethyst Sunbird (deminuta)
Olive-bellied Sunbird
Purple-banded Sunbird
Orange-tufted Sunbird
Superb Sunbird
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
Yellow-throated Bush Sparrow
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver
Slender-billed Weaver
Spectacled Weaver
Black-necked Weaver
Holub’s Golden Weaver
Orange Weaver
Lesser Masked Weaver (ESS beattyi)
Southern Masked Weaver
Vieillot’s Black Weaver
Yellow-mantled Weaver
Compact Weaver
Dark-backed Weaver | Forest Weaver
Blue-billed Malimbe
Red-headed Malimbe (ESS praedi)
Crested Malimbe
Southern Red Bishop
Yellow Bishop (ESS angolensis)
Marsh Widowbird
Long-tailed Widowbird (delacouri)
White-collared Oliveback
Green Twinspot | Green-backed Twinspot (schlegeli)
Woodhouse’s Antpecker (ansorgei)
White-breasted Nigrita
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita (brunnescens)
Grey-headed Nigrita (angolensis)
Pale-fronted Nigrita
Black-headed Waxbill (avakubi)
Fawn-breasted Waxbill (benguellensis)
Common Waxbill (ESS angolensis + jagoensis)
Locust Finch
Red-headed Finch
Blue Waxbill | Southern Cordon-bleu
Black-bellied Seedcracker
Orange-winged Pytilia
Brown Twinspot
Dusky Indigobird | Variable Indigobird
Long-tailed Paradise Whydah | Eastern Paradise Whydah
Cape Wagtail (simplicissima)
Mountain Wagtail (torrentium)
Rosy-throated Longclaw (altanus)
Wood Pipit | Woodland Pipit
Buffy Pipit (ESS neumanni)
Long-legged Pipit
Short-tailed Pipit
Bushveld Pipit | Bush Pipit (mzimbaensis)
Black-throated Canary (lwenarum/semideserti/deserti)
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting (tahapisi/nivenorum)

Grey Apalis (Pete Morris)
Yellow Longbill (Pete Morris)
Black-throated Wattle-eye (Pete Morris)

National bird
Red-crested Turaco | Turaco de Angola

Escarpment forest, Afromontane forest and grassland, lowland forest, gallery forest, miombo woodland, desert

Western Angola Endemic Bird Area
Gabon Cabinda coast Secondary Area (SA)
Namibian escarpment SA
West Zaïre and North Angola forests SA
23 Important Bird Areas

Cumbira Forest and Santa Amboleia for Angolan escarpment endemics as well as Monteiro’s Bushshrike and Dusky Tit (ESS gabela)
Quiçama National Park (NP) for Grey-striped Spurfowl and White-fronted Wattle-eye as well as Pale-olive Greenbul, Bubbling Cisticola, Rufous-tailed Palm Thrush and Golden-backed Bishop
Namba Mountains and Mount Moco for Swierstra’s Spurfowl, Angola Slaty Flycatcher (ESS bailunduensis) and Ludwig’s Double-collared Sunbird, other Afromontane species including Scarce Swift, African Olive Pigeon, Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk, Bar-tailed Trogon, Western Tinkerbird (ESS angolensis), Green-backed Honeybird (ESS lathburyi), Laura’s Woodland Warbler (ESS laurae), Evergreen Forest Warbler (ESS boultoni), Rock-loving Cisticola (ESS bailunduensis), Wailing Cisticola (ESS namba), Wing-snapping Cisticola (ayresii), Grey Apalis (ESS grandis), African Hill Babbler (abyssinica), Orange Ground Thrush (otomitra), Mountain Wheatear (ESS nigricauda), Bronzy Sunbird (ESS gadowi), Brown-capped Weaver, Red-faced Crimsonwing (reichenovii), Long-billed Pipit (ESS moco), Striped Pipit, Thick-billed Seedeater (tanganjicae) and Yellow-crowned Canary (ESS huillensis), as well as miombo woodland species
Damengola Forest for Braun’s Bushshrike and lowland forest species
Calandula and Kinjila for White-headed Robin-Chat, gallery forest and miombo woodland species
Tundavala for Angola Cave Chat
Namibe (Iona NP) for desert and arid savanna species including Common Ostrich, Ludwig’s Bustard, Namaqua Sandgrouse, Burchell’s Courser, Double-banded Courser, Verreaux’s Eagle, Pale Chanting Goshawk, Augur Buzzard, Common Scimitarbill, Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (ESS elegans), Olive Bee-eater, Greater Kestrel, Rosy-faced Lovebird (ESS catumbella), Pririt Batis, Bokmakierie, Southern Fiscal, Ashy Tit, Cape Penduline Tit, Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark, Fawn-colored Lark (makarikari), Stark’s Lark, African Red-eyed Bulbul, Grey-backed Cisticola, Black-chested Prinia (ansorgei), Yellow-bellied Eremomela (ESS puellula), Chestnut-vented Warbler (ESS ansorgei), Pale-winged Starling, Kalahari Scrub Robin (ESS benguellensis), Chat Flycatcher, Karoo Chat, Tractrac Chat, Dusky Sunbird (ESS inclusus), Cape Sparrow, Great Sparrow, White-browed Sparrow-Weaver, Scaly-feathered Weaver, Chestnut Weaver, Nicholson’s Pipit, Yellow Canary, White-throated Canary, Lark-like Bunting and Cape Bunting (ESS nebularum), as well as Chestnut-banded Plover
Huíla (Bicuar NP) for Crested Francolin, Red-billed Spurfowl, Kori Bustard, Red-crested Korhaan, Double-banded Sandgrouse, Southern Red-billed Hornbill, African Grey Hornbill, Pygmy Falcon, Crimson-breasted Shrike, Southern White-crowned Shrike, Magpie Shrike, Black-chested Prinia (bihe), Barred Wren-Warbler (ESS pallidior), Burnt-necked Eremomela, Black-faced Babbler, Burchell’s Starling, Marico Flycatcher, Marico Sunbird, Black-faced Waxbill, Cut-throat Finch, Violet-eared Waxbill, Shaft-tailed Whydah and Cuckoo-finch
South-east Cuando Cabango (Luengue-Luiana and Mavinga NPs) for Southern Crested Guineafowl, Swainson’s Spurfowl, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Burchell’s Sandgrouse, Three-banded Courser, African Skimmer, Saddle-billed Stork, White-backed Night Heron, Slaty Egret, African Marsh Harrier, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Bradfield’s Hornbill, Southern Black Tit, Fawn-colored Lark (trapnelli), Terrestrial Brownbul, Southern Pied Babbler, Red-billed Oxpecker, Bearded Scrub Robin and Southern Brown-throated Weaver
Luanda (Mussulo Peninsula and Cuanza River Mouth) and Benguela (Saltworks) for waterbirds including Cape Teal, Lesser Flamingo, waders/shorebirds, West African Crested Tern, Damara Tern, Cape Gannet and Cape Cormorant
Cabinda (Maiombe NP and Chiloango River Mouth) for Loango Weaver and lowland forest species including Black Guineafowl, Plumed Guineafowl, Latham’s Francolin, Sabine’s Spinetail, Cassin’s Spinetail, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Blue-headed Wood Dove, Nkulengu Rail, Grey Pratincole, White-crested Tiger Heron, White-thighed Hornbill, Eastern Dwarf Hornbill, Black-headed Bee-eater, Rosy Bee-eater, Bristle-nosed Barbet, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, Spotted Honeyguide, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Grey Parrot, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Lühder’s Bushshrike, Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike, Blue Cuckooshrike, Golden Greenbul, Yellow-lored Bristlebill, Spotted Greenbul, Sjöstedt’s Greenbul, Eastern Bearded Greenbul, Icterine Greenbul, Square-tailed Saw-wing, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Pale-breasted Illadopsis, Purple-headed Starling, Little Grey Flycatcher, Johanna’s Sunbird, Bates’s Sunbird and Western Bluebill, as well as Northern Puffback (congicus) and Sabota Lark (ESS plebeja)

TIMING (Aug–Oct)
Best at the start of the rains (Aug–Oct) when most birds breed
Some places, including Kumbira, may be inaccessible during the rains (Nov–Mar)
Feb–May is good for breeding plumaged Golden-backed Bishop and various Vidua species
Jun–Jul is unproductive in the highlands

Birds of Africa (iOS or Android)

Field guides
Birds of Africa South of the Sahara by Ian Sinclair & Peter Ryan (2010)
Birds of Southern Africa by Ber van Perlo (2009)
Birds of Western Africa by Ron Demey & Nik Borrow (2014) is the best available field guide for the north of the country
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa by Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton, Niall Perrins, Dominic Rollinson & Peter Ryan (2020) is useful for the south of the country and, together with the previous field guide, covers most non-endemic birds

Vocalisations of Angolan Birds by Michael S L Mills
African Bird Sounds Vol 2: West and Central Africa by Claude Chappuis
Southern African Bird Sounds by Guy Gibbon

Site guides
Birds Angola – Birding Sites by Michael Mills
Southern African Birdfinder by Callan Cohen, Claire Spottiswoode & Jonathan Rossouw (2006)
Birding Western Angola by Ian Sinclair, Claire Spottiswoode, Callan Cohen, Michael Mills, Rodney Cassidy, Pedro vaz Pinto & Peter Ryan (2004)

Further reading
The Avifauna of Angola: Richness, Endemism and Rarity by Richard Dean, Martim Melo & Michael Mills in Biodiversity of Angola Science & Conservation: a Modern Synthesis edited by Brian J Huntley, Vladimir Russo, Fernanda Lages & Nuno Ferrand (2019)
The Special Birds of Angola/As Aves Especiais de Angola by Michael Mills (2017)
The Collection and Database of Birds of Angola Hosted at IICT (Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical), Lisboa, Portugal by Miguel Monteiro, Luís Reino, Pedro Beja, Michael Stuart Lyne Mills, Cristiane Bastos-Silveira, Manuela Ramos, Diana Rodrigues, Isabel Queirós Neves, Susana Consciência & Rui Figueira (2014)
The Checklist of the Birds of Angola 2013 Edition/A Lista das Aves de Angola Edição 2013 by Michael Mills & Martim Melo (2013)
A Bibliography of Angolan Birds compiled by W R J Dean and M S L Mills (2012)
Angola by W R J Dean in Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands: Priority Sites for Conservation edited by Lincoln D C Fishpool & Michael I Evans (2001)
The Birds of Angola: an Annotated Checklist by W R J Dean (2000)
Ornitolgia de Angola Vol 1: Non-passeres by António Augusto da Rosa Pinto (1983)
Articles in Bull. ABC, Malimbus, etc.

Birds Angola
Birding Angola

Angola Field Group: Birds
Kumbira Forest Project: Saving Angola’s Endemic Birds

Facebook groups
Birding Angola is a group whose goal is to promote birdwatching in Angola
Angola Selvagem is a forum for anyone interested in the fantastic wildlife and natural environment of Angola


There is currently no BirdLife Partner in Angola

Bird or conservation organisations active in Angola include –
Associação Angolana para Aves e Natureza/Angolan Association for Birds and Nature
Wild Bird Trust
Fundação Kissama/Kissama Foundation
Mount Moco
Acção para o Desenvolvimento Rural e Ambiente (ADRA)/Action for Rural Development and Environment
Juventude Ecológica Angolana (JEA)
African Parks: Iona, Luengue-Luiana and Mavinga National Parks
Peace Parks Foundation: Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) and Liuwa Plains-Mussuma TFCA
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

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