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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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