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Mon, 01/21/2013 - 13:37 -- 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 Mauritania 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.

ABC and other checklists

You can download and print an ABC / Dowsett checklist for Mauritania. The ABC lists follow the taxonomic sequence and names of Birds of Africa Volumes I-VII and are kept up to date with published and peer-reviewed records.

A total of 541 species has been recorded in Mauritania and of these, 196 are resident, 294 show regular seasonal movements but do not breed, including 185 Palearctic migrants.

Endemic / Near-endemic species

There are no endemic nor near-endemic species in Mauritania. However, there are endemic subspecies of Grey Heron Ardea cinerea monicae and Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia balsaci, both found especially at the Banc d’Arguin. The spoonbill also visits Senegal, but the Banc d’Arguin is its only breeding site.

Threatened species

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Corncrake Crex crex Vulnerable
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola Vulnerable

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