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To locate a bird, click on a name below and it will bring you to a family list. In that list click on the species being sought. * indicates new additions. Alternatively, you can use the list where bird families are arranged in the taxonomic order used by Howard & Moore and the African Bird Club (scroll down for this); this is the sequence in which the species come up if you click "next" after each species page.

Akalat
Alethe
Apalis *
Avocet *

Babbler
Barbet *
Batis
Bee-eater
Bishop
Bittern
Bokmakierie *
Boubou
Brownbul
Brubru
Buffalo-Weaver
Bulbul *
Bunting
Bush Blackcap
Bush Shrike *
Bustard *
Buttonquail
Buzzard *

Camaroptera
Canary *
Chaffinch
Chat
Cisticola *
Citril

Coot
Cordonbleu
Cormorant *
Coucal
Courser
Crab-Plover
Crake
Crane
Creeper
Crimsonwing
Crombec
Cuckoo
Crow
Cuckoo-Finch
Cuckoo-Hawk
Cuckoo-Shrike
Curlew

Darter
Dikkop *
Dotterel
Dove *
Dowitcher
Drongo
Duck *
Dunlin

Eagle *
Egret *
Eremomela

Falcon *
Finch *
Finfoot
Firefinch
Fiscal *
Flamingo *
Flufftail
Flycatcher *
Francolin *

Gallinule
Gannet
Garganey
Gonolek
Godwit
Goose *
Goshawk
Grassbird
Grebe *
Greenbul *
Greenshank
Guineafowl
Gull *
Gymnogene *

Hamerkop
Harrier
Harrier-Hawk *
Hawk
Hawk-Eagle
Helmetshrike

Heron *
Hobby
Honey Buzzard
Honeybird *
Honeyguide *
Hoopoe
Hornbill
Hyliota

Ibis *
Indigobird

Jacana

Kestrel
Kingfisher
Kite
Kittiwake
Knot
Korhaan

Lammergeier
Lapwing *
Lark *
Locust Finch
Longclaw *
Lourie *
Lovebird

Malkoha

Mannikin
Martin *
Moorhen *
Mousebird
Myna *

Noddy
Nicator
Nightingale
Night Heron
Nightjar

Oriole
Osprey
Ostrich
Oxpecker
Owl *
Owlet *
Oystercatcher *

Painted Snipe
Palm Thrush
Parakeet
Parrot *
Partridge
Peacock
Pelican
Penduline Tit
Penguin
Petronia

Phalarope
Pigeon
Pintail
Pipit
Pitta
Plover *
Pochard
Pratincole
Prinia
Puffback
Pytilia

Quail
Quailfinch *
Quelea

Rail
Raven *
Redshank
Robin *
Robin-Chat *
Rock Thrush
Rockjumper
Rockrunner
Roller
Ruff *

Sanderling
Sandgrouse
Sandpiper *

Saw-wing
Scimitarbill
Secretarybird
Seedcracker
Seedeater *
Shelduck
Shikra
Shoveler
Shrike *
Siskin
Skimmer
Snake Eagle
Snipe
Sparrow
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowlark
Spinetail
Spoonbill *
Spurfowl *
Starling *
Stilt
Stint
Stork *
Sugarbird
Sunbird *
Swallow *
Swamphen
Swift *

Tchagra *
Teal *

Tern *
Thick-knee *
Thrush *
Tinkerbird
Tit
Titbabbler
Trogon
Turaco *
Turnstone
Twinspot

Vulture

Wagtail
Warbler
Warbler *(Cisticolidae)
Wattle-eye
Waxbill *
Weaver *
Wheatear
Whitethroat
Whimbrel
Whinchat
White-eye
Whydah
Widowbird
Wood Hoopoe
Woodpecker *
Wren-Warbler
Wryneck

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   STRUTHIONIDAE Ostrich
   SPHENISCIDAE Penguin
   PODICIPEDIDAE Grebe
   SULIDAE Gannet
* PHALACROCORADIDAE Cormorant
   ANHINGIDAE Darter
   PELECANIDAE Pelican
* ARDEIDAE Heron, Egret, Night-Heron, Bittern
   SCOPIDAE Hamerkop
* CICONIIDAE Stork
   BALAENDIPITIDAE Shoebill
* THRESKIORNITHIDAE Ibis, Spoonbill
* PHOENICOPTERIDAE Flamingo
* ANATIDAE Duck, Goose, Teal, Pintail, Shoveler, Pochard
* ACCIPITRIDAE Vulture, Kite, Cuckoo-Hawk, Buzzard, Hawk,        Eagle, Snake Eagle, Harrier, Osprey
   SAGITTARIIDAE Secretarybird
* FALCONIDAE Falcon, Kestrel
   NUMIDIDAE Guineafowl
* PHASIANIDAE Peacock, Partridge, Francolin, Quail
   TURNICIDAE Buttonquail
* RALLIDAE Rail, Crake, Flufftail, Swamphen, Gallinule,         Moorhen, Coot
   GRUIDAE Crane
   HELIORNITHIDAE Finfoot
* OTIDIDAE Bustard, Korhaand
   JACANIDAE Jacana
   POSTRATULIDAE Painted-Snipe
   DROMIDIDAE Crab Plover
* HAEMATOPIDIDAE Oystercatcher

* RECURVIROSTRIDAE Avocet, Stilt
* BURHINIDAE Thick-Knee
   GLAREOLIDAE Courser, Pratincole
* CHARADRIIDAE Plover, Lapwing
* SCOLOPACIDAE Turnstone, Sandpiper, Redshank,          Greenshank, Knot, Dunlin, Stint, Snipe, Godwit, Curlew,          Whimbrel, Phalarope
   STERCORARIIDAE Skua
* LARIDAE Gull, Kittiwake, Tern, Noddy
   RYNCHOPIDAE Skimmer
   PTEROCLIDIDAE Sandgrouse
* COLUMBIDAE Pigeon, Dove
* PSITTACIDAE Parrot, Parakeet, Lovebird
* MUSOPHAGIDAE Turaco, Lourie
   CUCULIDAE Cuckoo, Malkoha, Coucal
* TYTONIDAE & STRIGIDAE Owl, Owlet
   CAPRIMULGIDAE Nightjar
   APODIDAE Swift, Spinetail
   COLIIDAE Mousebird

   TROGONIDAE Trogon
   ALCEDINIDAE Kingfisher
   MEROPIDAE Bee-eater
   CORACIIDAE Roller
   UPUPIDAE Hoopoe
   PHOENICULIDAE Woodhoopoe, Scimitarbill
   BUCEROTIDAE Hornbill
   CAPTIONIDAE Barbet, Tinkerbird
* INDICATORIDAE Honeyguide, Honeybird
* PICIDAE Woodpecker
   EURYLAIMIDAE Broadbill
   PITTIDAE Pitta
* ALAUDIDAE Lark, Sparrowlark
* HIRUNDINIDAE Swallow, Martin, Saw-wing
* MOTACILLIADAE Wagtail, Pipit, Longclaw
   CAMPEPHAGIDAE Cuckoo-Shrike
* PYCNONOTIDAE Bulbul, Brownbul, Greenbul, Nicator,
* TURDIDAE Thrush, Wheatear, Chat, Robin-Chat, Robin,        Stonechat, Whinchat, Palm Thrush, Alethe, Akalat,        Nightingale
   SYLVIDAE Warbler, Whitethroat, Titbabbler, Hyliota,          Crombec, Eremomela
* CISTICOLIDAE Cisticola, Prinia, Warbler, Apalis,          Cameroptera, Wren-Warbler
   PLATYSTEIRIDAE Batis
* MUSCICAPIDAE, MONARCHIDAE Flycatcher
   TIMALIIDAE Babbler, Blackcap, Rockrunner, Rockjumper
   PARIDAE Tit
   REMIZIDAE Penduline Tit
   CERTHIIDAE Treecreeper
* NECTARINIIDAE Sunbird
   ZOSTEROPIDAE White-eye
   PROMEROPIDAE Sugarbird
* LANIIDAE Shrike
* MALACONOTIDAE Boubou, Gonolek, Puffback, Brubru,         Tchagra, Bokmakierie, Bush Shrike
   PRIONOPIDAE Helmetshrike
   ORIOLIDAE Oriole
   DICRURIDAE Drongo
* CORVIDAE Crow, Raven
* STURNIDAE Starling, Myna, Oxpecker
   PASSERIDAE Sparrow, Petronia
* PLOCEIDAE Weaver, Finch, Quelea, Bishop, Widowbird
* ESTRILDIDAE Pytilia, Twinspot, Crimsonwing, Firefinch,          Cordonbleu, Waxbill, Quailfinch, Finch, Mannikin
   VIDUIDAE Whydah, Indigobird, Cuckoo-Finch
* FRINGILLIDAE Chaffinch, Canary, Seedeater, Siskin
   EMBERIZIDAE Bunting

 
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