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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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