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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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