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Fri, 01/11/2013 - 14:49 -- 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 Burundi 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.

Country checklists

Almost 600 species have been recorded in Burundi and of these, 439 are known or presumed to be resident and 109 are regular seasonal migrants.

Endemic species

There are no endemic species in Burundi.

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

Red-collared Babbler Kupeornis rufocinctus
Congo Bay Owl Phodilus prigoginei
Rockefeller’s Sunbird Cinnyris rockefelleri

There are unlikely to be recent records from Burundi for any of these species.

Threatened species

Madagascar Pond Heron Ardeola idae Endangered
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Congo Bay Owl Phodilus prigoginei Endangered
Grauer’s Swamp-Warbler Bradypterus graueri Endangered
Papyrus Yellow Warbler Chloropeta gracilirostris Vulnerable
Rockefeller’s Sunbird Cinnyris rockefelleri Vulnerable
Shelley’s Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi 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. For further information on Burundi’s threatened species, see reference (ii) and BirdLife International.

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