Birds of Dzanga Sangha Reserve – Checklist

Checklist: Birds of Dzanga Sangha Reserve

Family Phalacrocoracidae
Long-tailed Cormorant (Phalacrocorax africanus)
Family Ardeidae
Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Dwarf Bittern (Ixobrychus sturmii)
White-crested Bittern (Tigriornis leucolophus)
Black-crowned night Herron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
Cow Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Green backed Herron (Butorides striatus)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Intermediate Egret (Egretta intermeda)
White Heron (Egretta alba)
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)
Family Scopidae
Hammerkop (Scopus umbretta)
Family Ciconiidae
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
Abdim’s Stork (Ciconia abdimii)
Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus)
Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)
Maribou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus)
Family Threskiornithidae
Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
Hadeda Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash)
Spot-breasted Ibis (Bostrychia rara)
Family Anatidae
White-faced whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos)
Hartlaub’s Duck (Pteronetta hartlaubii)
African pygmy Goose (Nettapus auritus)
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Family Accipitridae
African Cuckoo Hawk (Aviceda cuculoides)
Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus)
Black-shouldered kite (Elanus caeruleus)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
Palm nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis)
Congo serpent Eagle (Dryotriorchis spectabilis)
African harrier Hawk (Polyboroides typus)
Western marsh Hawk (Circus aeruginosus)
Great Sparrowhawk (Accipiter melanoleucus)
Red-thighed Sparrowhawk (Accipiter erythropus)
Chestnut-bellied Sparrowhawk (Accipiter castanilius)
African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro)
Shikra (Accipiter badius)
African long-tailed Hawk (Urotriorchis macrourus)
Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus)
Steppe Buzzaed (Buteo vulpinus)
Red-necked Buzzard (Buteo auguralis)
Lesser spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)
Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)
Ayres’ Hawk Eagle (Hieraaetus ayresii)
Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis)
Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Family Sagittariidae
Secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius)
Family Falconidae
Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Grey Kestrel (Falco ardosiaceus)
Family Phasianidae
Forest Francolin (Francolinus lathami)
Scaly Francolin (Francolinus squamatus)
Harlequin Quail (Coturnix delegorguei)
Family Numididae
Black Guineafowl (Agelastes niger)
Plumed Guineafowl (Guttera plumifera)
Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani)
Family Turnicidae
Small Buttonquail (Turnix sylvatica)
Family Rallidae
Nkulengu Rail (Himantornis haematopus)
White-spotted Flufftail (Sarothrura pulchra)
Grey-throated Rail (Canirallus oculeus)
African Crake (Crecopsis egregia)
African black Crane (Amaurornis flavirostris)
Family Heliornithidae
African Finfoot (Podica senegalensis)
Family Otididae
Black-bellied Bustard (Eupodotis melanogaster)
Family Scolopacidae
Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Little Stint (Calidris minuta)
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)
Family Laridae
Lesser black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)
Little Gull (Larus minutus)
Grey-headed Gull (Larus cirrocephalus)
Family Rynchopidae
African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris)
Family Columbidae
Afep Pigeon (Columba unicincta)
Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon (Columba delegorguei)
Blue-spotted wood Dove (Turtur afer)
Tambourine wood Dove (Turtur tympanistria)
Blue-headed wood Dove (Turtur brehmeri)
African green Pigeon (Treron calvus)
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Family Psittacidae
African grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus)
Jandine Parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi)
Red-headed Lovebird (Agapornis pullarius)
Black-collared Lovebird (Agapornis swindernianus)
Family Musophagidae
Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa)
Great blue Turaco (Corythaeola cristata)
Family Cuculidae
Black and white Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)
Levaillant’s Cuckoo (Clamator levaillantii)
Red-chested Cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius)
Black Cuckoo (Cuculus clamosus)
Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
African Cuckoo (Cuculus gularis)
Dusty long-tailed Cuckoo (Cercococcyx mechowi)
Olive long-tailed Cuckoo (Cercococcyx olivinus)
African emerald Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx cupreus)
Yellow-throated Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx flavigularis)
Klaas’s Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas)
Dideric Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius)
Yellow-bill Coucal (Ceuthmochares aereus)
Gabon Coucal (Centropus anselli)
Blue-headed Coucal (Centropus monachus)
Senegal Coucal (Centropus senegalensis)
Family Strigidae
Sandy scops Owl (Otus icterorhynchus)
Maned Owl (Jubula lettii)
African eagle Owl (Bubo africanus)
Fraser’s eagle Owl (Bubo poensis)
Vermiculated fishing Owl (Scotopelia bouvieri)
African wood Owl (Strix woodfordii)
Family Caprimulgidae
Brown Nightjar (Caprimulgus binotatus)
Plain Nightjar (Caprimulgus inornatus)
Long-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus climacurus)
Standard-winged Nightjar (Macrodipteryx longipennis)
Pennant-winged Nightjar (Macrodipteryx vexillarius)
Family Apodidae
Mottled Spinetail (Telacanthura ussheri)
Black Spinetail (Telacanthura melanopygia)
Sabine’s Spinetail (Rhaphidura sabini)
Cassin’s Spinetail (Neafrapus cassini)
African palm Swift (Cypsiurus parvus)
Common Swift (Apus apus)
Little Swift (Apus afinis)
White-rumped Swift (Apus cafer)
Family Coliidae
Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus)
Family Trogonidae
Narina Trogon (Apaloderma narina)
Bare-cheeked Trogon (Apaloderma aequatoriale)
Family Alcedinidae
Shining blue Kingfisher (Alcedo quadribrachys)
Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata)
White-bellied Kingfisher (Alcedo leucogaster)
African dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx lecontei)
African pygmy Kingfisher (Ceyx pictus)
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher (Halcyon badia)
Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)
Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica)
Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis)
Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima)
African pied Kingfissher (Ceryle rudis)
Family Meropidae
Black-headed Bee-eater (Merops breweri)
Blue-headed Bee-eater (Merops muelleri)
Black Bee-eater (Merops gularis)
Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus)
Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus)
White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis)
Family Coraciidae
European Roller (Coracias garrulus)
Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus)
Blue-throated Roller (Eurystomus gularis)
Family Phoeniculidae
White-headed Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus bollei)
Forest Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus castaneiceps)
Family Upupidae
African Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Family Bucerotidae
White-crested Hornbill (Tropicranus albocristatus)
Black dwarf Hornbill (Tockus hartlaubi)
Red-billed dwarf Hornbill (Tockus camurus)
African pied Hornbill (Tockus fasciatus)
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes fistulator)
White-thighed Hornbill (Bycanistes cylindricus)
Black and white casqued Hornbill (Bycanistes subcylindricus)
Black-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna atrata)
Family Capitonidae
Grey-throated Barbet (Gymnobucco bonapartei)
Yellow-spotted Barbet (Buccanodon duchaillui)
Speckled Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus scolopaceus)
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus bilineatus)
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus subsulphureus)
Red-rumped Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus atroflavus)
Hairy-breasted Barbet (Tricholaema hirsuta)
Yellow-billed Barbet (Trachyphonus purpuratus)
Family Indicatoridae
Cassin’s Honeyguide (Prodotiscus insignis)
Spotted Honeyguide (Indicator maculatus)
Least Honeyguide (Indicator exilis)
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide (Melichneutes robustus)
Family Picidae
African Piculet (Sasia africana)
Green-backed Woodpecker (Campethera cailliautii)
Buff-spotted Woodpecker (Campethera nivosa)
Brown-eared Woodpecker (Campethera caroli)
Speckle-breasted Woodpecker (Dendropicos poecilolaemus)
Gabon Woodpecker (Dendropicos gabonensis)
Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens)
Gold-crowned Woodpecker (Thripias xantholophus)
Elliot’s Woodpecker (Mesopicos elliotii)
Family Eurylaimidae
Rufous-sided Broadbill (Smithornis rufolateralis)
Grey-headed Broadbill (Smithornis sharpei)
Family Hirundinidae
Square-tailed Sawwing (Psalidoprocne nitens)
Shari Sawwing (Psalidoprocne pristoptera)
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
Congo Martin (Riparia congica)
Red-breasted Swallow (Hirundo semirufa)
Mosque Swallow (Hirundo senegalensis)
Lesser striped Swallow (Hirundo abyssinica)
White-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii)
White-throated blue Swallow (Hirundo nigrita)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
House Martin (Delichon urbica)
Family Motacillidae
Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Pie Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp)
Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus)
Family Campephagidae
Red-shouldered Cuckoo shrike (Campephaga phoenicea)
Purple-shouldered Cuckoo shrike (Campephaga quiscalina)
African blue Cuckoo shrike (Coracina azurea)
Family Pycnonotidae
Little Greenbul (Andropadus virens)
Grey Greenbul (Andropadus gracilis)
Ansorge’s Greenbul (Andropadus ansorgei)
Plain Greenbul (Andropadus curvirostris)
Slender-billed Greenbul (Andropadus gracilirostris)
Yellow-whiskered Greenbul (Andropadus latirostris)
Golden Greenbul (Calyptocichla serina)
Honeyguide Greenbul (Baeopogon indicator)
Sjöstedt’s honeyguide Greenbul (Baeopogon clamans)
Spotted Greenbul (Ixonotus guttatus)
Yellow-necked Greenbul (Chlorocichla falkensteini)
Simple Greenbul (Chlorocichla simplex)
Yellow-throated Greenbul (Chlorocichla flavicollis)
Swamp palm Greenbul (Thescelocichla leucopleura)
Leaf-love (Pyrrhurus scandens)
Icterine Greenbul (Phyllastrephus icterinus)
Xavier’s Greenbul (Phyllastrephus xavieri)
White-throated Greenbul (Phyllastrephus albigularis)
Red-tailed Bristlebill (Bleda syndactyla)
Bristlebill (Bleda notataLesser)
Green-backed Bulbul (Criniger chloronotus)
Western bearded Greenbul (Criniger calurus)
Yellow-bearded Bulbul (Criniger olivaceus)
Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)
Family Turdidae
Red-tailed ant Thrush (Neocossyphus rufus)
White-tailed ant Thrush (Neocossyphus poensis)
Rufous Thrush (Stizorhina fraseri)
Western African Thrush (Turdus pelios)
castanea Fire-crested (Alethe diademata)
Brown-chested Alethe (Alethe poliocephala)
Forest Robin (Stiphrornis sanghensisSangha)
Broad-shouldered Robin-chat (Cossypha cyanocampter)
Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)
Sooty Chat (Myrmecocichla nigra)
Family Sylviidae
Dja River Warbler (Bradypterus grandis)
Black-faced rufous Warbler (Bathmocercus rufus)
Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
Eurasian reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Great reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)
Rufous-crowned Eremomela (Eremomela badiceps)
Green Crombec (Sylvietta virens)
Lemon-bellied Crombec (Sylvietta denti)
Grey Longbill (Macrosphenus concolor)
Yellow Longbill (Macrosphenus flavicans)
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Green hylia (Hylia prasina)
Chattering Cicticola (Cisticola anonymus)
Tawny flanked Prinia (Prinia subflava)
White-chinned Prinia (Prinia leucopogon)
Banded Prinia (Prinia bairdii)
Buff-throated Apalis (Apalis rufogularis)
Gosling’s Apalis (Apalis goslingi)
Grey green-backed Camaroptera (Camaroptera brachyura)
Yellow-browed Camaroptera (Camaroptera superciliaris)
Olive-green Camaroptera (Camaroptera chloronota)
Family Muscicapidae
African Forest-Flycatcher (Fraseria ocreata)
White-crested African Forest-Flycatcher (Fraseria cinerascens)
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Olivaceous Flycatcher (Muscicapa olivascens)
Cassin’s Flycatcher (Muscicapa cassini)
Little grey Alseonax (Muscicapa epulata)
Yellow-footed Flycatcher (Muscicapa sethsmithii)
Dusky Flycatcher (Muscicapa comitata)
Sooty Flycatcher (Muscicapa infuscata)
Leadcoloured Flycatcher (Myioparus plumbeus)
Grey-throated tit-Flycatcher (Myioparus griseigularis)
Family Platysteiridae
Shrike Flycatcher (Megabyas flammulatus)
Black-and-white Shrike-Flycatcher (Bias musicus)
Black-headed Batis (Batis minor)
Verreaux’s Batis (Batis minima)
Fernando Po Batis (Batis poensis)
Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye (Dyaphorophyia concreta)
Chestnut Wattle-eye (Dyaphorophyia castanea)
White-spotted Wattle-eye (Dyaphorophyia tonsa)
White-footed Wattle-eye (Platysteira cyanea)
Family Monarchidae
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher (Erythrocercus mccallii)
African Blue-Flycatcher (Elminia longicauda)
Dusky Crested-Flycatcher (Elminia nigromitrata)
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher (Trochocercus nitens)
African paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis)
Rufous vented paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone rufocinerea)
Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone rufiventer)
Family Timaliidae
Brown Illadopsis (Illadopsis fulvescens)
Black-cap Illadopsis (Illadopsis cleaveri)
Black-cap Babbler (Turdoides reinwardii)
Family ParidaeDusky Tit (Parus funereus)
Family Remizidae
Forest Penduline-Tit (Anthoscopus flavifrons)
Tit-Hylia (Pholidornis rushiae)
Family Nectariniidae
Scarlet-tufted Sunbird (Anthreptes fraseri)
Violet-tailed Sunbird (Anthreptes aurantium)
Grey-throated green Sunbird (Anthreptes rectirostris)
Collared Sunbird (Anthreptes collaris)
Bates’s Sunbird (Nectarinia batesi)
Olive Sunbird (Nectarinia olivacea)
Reichenbach’s Sunbird (Nectarinia reichenbachii)
Green-headed Sunbird (Nectarinia verticalis)
Blue-throated brown Sunbird (Nectarinia cyanolaema)
Green-throated Sunbird (Nectarinia rubescens)
Scarlet chested Sunbird (Nectarinia senegalensis)
Olive-bellied Sunbird (Nectarinia chloropygia)
Splendid Sunbird (Nectarinia coccinigaster)
Johanna’s Sunbird (Nectarinia johannae)
Superb Sunbird (Nectarinia superba)
Family Zosteropidae
African Yellow White-eye (Zosterops senegalensis)
Family Oriolidae
Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
Western black-headed Oriole (Oriolus brachyrhynchus)
Black-winged Oriole (Oriolus nigripennis)
Family Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike (Pie-grièche écorcheur)
Mackinnon’s Shrike (Pie-grièche de Mackinnon)
Red-eyed Puffback (Dryoscopus senegalensis)
Large-billed Puffback (Dryoscopus sabini)
Black-crowned Tchagara (Tchagra australis)
Lühder’s Bush-Shrike (Laniarius luehderi)
Tropical Boubou (Laniarius aethiopicus)
Slate-colored Boubou (Laniarius leucorhynchus)
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike (Malaconotus bocagei)
Many-colored Bush-Shrike (Malaconotus multicolor)
Yellow-spotted Nicator (Nicator chloris)
Yellow-throated Nicator (Nicator vireo)
White Helmetshrike (Prionops plumatus)
Gabon chestnut-bellied Helmetshrike (Prionops caniceps)
Family Malaconotidae
Red-eyed Puffback (Dryoscopus senegalensis)
Sabine’s Puffback (Dryoscopus sabini)
Brown-crowned Tchagra (Tchagra australis)
Lühder’s Bushshrike (Laniarius luehderi)
Tropical Boubou (Laniarius aethiopicus)
Sooty Boubou (Laniarius leucorhynchus)
Bocage’s Bushshrike (Malaconotus bocagei)
Many-colored Bushshrike (Malaconotus multicolor)
Western Nicator (Nicator chloris)
Yellow-throated Nicator (Nicator vireo)
Family Prionopidae
White-crested Helmetshrike (Prionops plumatus)
Chestnut-bellied Helmetshrike (Prionops caniceps)
Family Dicruridae
Squaretailed Drongo (Dicrurus ludwigii)
Shining Drongo (Dicrurus atripennis)
Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis)
Family Sturnidae
Chestnut-winged Starling (Onychognathus fulgidus)
Purple-headed Glossy-Starling. (Lamprotornis purpureiceps)
Splendid Glossy-Starling (Lamprotornis splendidus)
Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus)
Family Passeridae
Grey-headed Sparrow (Passer griseus)
Family Ploceidae
Black-necked Weaver (Ploceus nigricollis)
Spectacled Weaver (Ploceus ocularis)
Orange Weaver (Ploceus aurantius)
Vieillot’s black Weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus)
Spotted-backed Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)
Thick-billed Weaver (Ploceus superciliosus)
Preuss’s Weaver (Ploceus preussi)
Blue-billed Malimbe (Malimbus nitens)
Crested Malimbe (Malimbus malimbicus)
Cassin’s Malimbe (Malimbus cassini)
Red-headed Malimbe (Malimbus rubricollis)
Red-bellied Malimbe (Malimbus erythrogaster)
Red-crowned Malimbe (Malimbus coronatus)
Fire-crowned Bishop (Euplectes hordeaceus)
Yellow-shouldered Widowbird (Euplectes macrourus)
Grossbeak Weaver (Amblyospiza albifrons)
Family Estrildidae
Grey-headed Negrofinch (Nigrita canicapilla)
Pale-fronted Negro-finch (Nigrita luteifrons)
White-breasted Negro-finch (Nigrita fusconota)
Black-bellied Seedcracker (Pyrenestes ostrinus)
Western Bluebill (Spermophaga haematina)
Orange-cheeked Waxbill (Estrilda melpoda)
Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild)
Bronze Mannikin (Lonchura cucullata)
Black-and-white Mannikin (Lonchura bicolor)
Family Viduidae
Pintailed Whydah (Vidua macroura)
Long-tailed paradise Whydah (Vidua interjecta)
Family Fringillidae
Yellow-fronted Canary (Serinus mozambicus)

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