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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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