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Gabon - Birds and Animals checklist

BIRD LIST
Taxonomy and nomenclature follow: Clements, James F. 2000. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Fifth Edition. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Co. Includes recent updates.
All the birds on this list were seen by at least one person in the group other than the leader, except those marked with a ‘GO’ = Guide only
 Those marked 'HO' were heard only, some only by the Guide.
Many thanks to Christian Boix-Hinzen of Tropical Birding for compiling this list.
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
1 Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae
2 Darter Anhinga melanogaster
CICONIIFORMES: Ardeidae
3 Gray Heron Ardea cinerea
4 Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
5 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
6 Great Egret Ardea alba
7 Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
8 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
9 Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis
10 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
11 Striated Heron Butorides striata
12 White-crested Bittern Tigriornis leucolopha
CICONIIFORMES: Scopidae
13 Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
14 Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis
15 Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
16 Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus
CICONIIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
17 HO Spot-breasted Ibis Bostrychia rara
18 Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
19 African Spoonbill Platalea alba
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
20 White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata
21 Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii
22 African Pygmy-goose Nettapus auritus
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
23 Osprey Pandion haliaetus
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
24 Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus
25 Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
26 African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
27 Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
28 Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus cinereus
29 Congo Serpent-Eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis
30 African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
31 Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus
32 Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates
33 Red-chested Goshawk Accipiter toussenelii
34 Red-thighed Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus
35 Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus
36 Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus
37 Red-necked Buzzard Buteo auguralis
38 Ayres' Hawk-Eagle Aquila ayresii
39 Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
40 Cassin's Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus africanus
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
41 HO Coqui Francolin Francolinus coqui
42 Forest Francolin Francolinus lathami
43 Finsch's Francolin Francolinus finschi
44 Scaly Francolin Francolinus squamatus
45 Red-necked Francolin Francolinus afer
GALLIFORMES: Numididae
46 Black Guineafowl Agelastes niger
47 Plumed Guineafowl Guttera plumifera
GRUIFORMES: Turnicidae
48 Hottentot Buttonquail Turnix hottentottus
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
49 HO White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra
50 HO African Crake Crecopsis egregia
51 Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae
52 African Finfoot Podica senegalensis
GRUIFORMES: Otididae
53 HO White-bellied Bustard Eupodotis senegalensis
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae
54 African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae
55 Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
56 Temminck's Courser Cursorius temminckii
57 Rock Pratincole Glareola nuchalis
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
58 White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps
59 Senegal Lapwing Vanellus lugubris
60 Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
61 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
62 Forbes' Plover Charadrius forbesi
63 White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
64 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
65 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
66 Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
67 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
68 Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
69 Red Knot Calidris canutus
70 Sanderling Calidris alba
71 Little Stint Calidris minuta
72 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
73 Little Tern Sternula albifrons
74 Damara Tern Sternula balaenarum
75 Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
76 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
77 Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
78 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rynchopidae
79 African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
80 Rock Pigeon Columba livia
81 Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta
82 HO Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques
83 Lemon Dove Columba larvata
84 Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
85 Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
86 Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer
87 Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
88 Blue-headed Wood-Dove Turtur brehmeri
89 African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
90 GO Black-collared Lovebird Agapornis swindernianus
91 Gray Parrot Psittacus erithacus
92 HO Red-fronted Parrot Poicephalus gulielmi
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae
93 Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
94 Guinea Turaco Tauraco persa
95 Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
96 Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti
97 HO Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
98 Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus
99 HO Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus
100 Klaas' Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
101 African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
102 Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
103 Yellowbill Ceuthmochares aereus
104 Gabon Coucal Centropus anselli
105 Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus
106 Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
107 GO Barn Owl Tyto alba
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
108 HO Akun Eagle-Owl Bubo leucostictus
109 Pel's Fishing-Owl Scotopelia peli
110 Vermiculated Fishing-Owl Scotopelia bouvieri
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
111 Brown Nightjar Caprimulgus binotatus
112 Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis
113 Swamp Nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis
114 Bates' Nightjar Caprimulgus batesi
115 Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus
116 Square-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
117 Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri
118 Black Spinetail Telacanthura melanopygia
119 Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini
120 Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini
121 African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus
122 Little Swift Apus affinis
123 Horus Swift Apus horus
124 Bates' Swift Apus batesi
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae
125 Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae
126 Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina
127 Bare-cheeked Trogon Apaloderma aequatoriale
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
128 Shining-blue Kingfisher Alcedo quadribrachys
129 Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
130 White-bellied Kingfisher Alcedo leucogaster
131 African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina picta
132 Dwarf Kingfisher Ispidina lecontei
133 Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia
134 Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
135 Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica
136 Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris
137 Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
138 Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maximus
139 Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
140 Black Bee-eater Merops gularis
141 GO Blue-headed Bee-eater Merops muelleri
142 White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides
143 Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
144 Blue-breasted Bee-eater Merops variegatus
145 Black-headed Bee-eater Merops breweri
146 White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis
147 Rosy Bee-eater Merops malimbicus
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
148 Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
149 Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis
CORACIIFORMES: Phoeniculidae
150 Black Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus aterrimus
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae
151 White-crested Hornbill Tockus albocristatus
152 Black Dwarf Hornbill Tockus hartlaubi
153 Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill Tockus camurus
154 African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus
155 Piping Hornbill Ceratogymna fistulator
156 Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna subcylindrica
157 White-thighed Hornbill Ceratogymna albotibialis
158 Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata
PICIFORMES: Capitonidae
159 Yellow-billed Barbet Trachyphonus purpuratus
160 Gray-throated Barbet Gymnobucco bonapartei
161 Bristle-nosed Barbet Gymnobucco peli
162 Naked-faced Barbet Gymnobucco calvus
163 Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus
164 Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus
165 Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus
166 Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus
167 Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui
168 Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta
169 Black-backed Barbet Lybius minor
170 Double-toothed Barbet Lybius bidentatus
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae
171 Willcock's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi
172 Thick-billed Honeyguide Indicator conirostris
173 Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus
174 HO Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus
PICIFORMES: Picidae
175 Rufous-necked Wryneck Jynx ruficollis
176 GO African Piculet Sasia africana
177 Green-backed Woodpecker Campethera cailliautii
178 Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli
179 Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
180 Gabon Woodpecker Dendropicos gabonensis
181 Golden-crowned Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus
182 Gray Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae
PASSERIFORMES: Eurylaimidae
183 African Broadbill Smithornis capensis
184 Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae
185 Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana
186 Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae
187 African River Martin Pseudochelidon eurystomina
188 Square-tailed Sawwing Psalidoprocne nitens
189 Black Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera
190 Gray-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga
191 Banded Martin Riparia cincta
192 Red-chested Swallow Hirundo lucida
193 Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
194 White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita
195 Lesser Striped-Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
196 Rufous-chested Swallow Cecropis semirufa
197 Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis
198 Red-throated Swallow Petrochelidon rufigula
199 Forest Swallow Petrochelidon fuliginosa
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae
200 Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys
201 Long-legged Pipit Anthus pallidiventris
202 Short-tailed Pipit Anthus brachyurus
203 Woodland Pipit Anthus nyassae
204 Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
205 African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae
206 Blue Cuckoo-shrike Coracina azurea
207 Petit's Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga petiti
208 Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga quiscalina
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae
209 Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
210 Little Greenbul Andropadus virens
211 Gray Greenbul Andropadus gracilis
212 Ansorge's Greenbul Andropadus ansorgei
213 Slender-billed Greenbul Andropadus gracilirostris
214 Yellow-whiskered Greenbul Andropadus latirostris
215 Golden Greenbul Calyptocichla serina
216 Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator
217 Sjostedt's Greenbul Baeopogon clamans
218 Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus
219 Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex
220 Yellow-throated Greenbul Chlorocichla flavicollis
221 Yellow-necked Greenbul Chlorocichla falkensteini
222 Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura
223 Leaf-love Phyllastrephus scandens
224 White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis
225 Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus
226 Xavier's Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri
227 Common Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus
228 Lesser Bristlebill Bleda notatus
229 Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris
230 HO Yellow-throated Nicator Nicator vireo
231 Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus
232 White-bearded Greenbul Criniger ndussumensis
233 Black-collared Bulbul Neolestes torquatus
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae
234 Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush Neocossyphus fraseri
235 Red-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus rufus
236 White-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus poensis
237 Gray Ground-Thrush Zoothera princei
238 African Thrush Turdus pelios
239 Brown-chested Alethe Alethe poliocephala
240 Fire-crested Alethe Alethe diademata
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae
241 Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
242 Whistling Cisticola Cisticola lateralis
243 Chattering Cisticola Cisticola anonymus
244 Gray Cisticola Cisticola rufilatus
245 Winding Cisticola Cisticola galactotes
246 Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis
247 Piping Cisticola Cisticola fulvicapilla
248 Siffling Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus
249 Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
250 Cloud-scraping Cisticola Cisticola dambo
251 Pectoral-patch Cisticola Cisticola brunnescens
252 Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
253 Banded Prinia Prinia bairdii
254 White-chinned Prinia Schistolais leucopogon
255 Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps
256 Masked Apalis Apalis binotata
257 Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
258 Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis
259 Gosling's Apalis Apalis goslingi
260 Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
261 Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris
262 Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae
263 Ja River Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus grandis
264 Black-faced Rufous-Warbler Bathmocercus rufus
265 Greater Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus rufescens
266 Salvadori's Eremomela Eremomela salvadorii
267 Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis
268 Greencap Eremomela Eremomela scotops
269 Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps
270 Green Crombec Sylvietta virens
271 Red-capped Crombec Sylvietta ruficapilla
272 HO Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans
273 HO Gray Longbill Macrosphenus concolor
274 Green Hylia Hylia prasina
275 Yellow-bellied Hyliota Hyliota flavigaster
276 Violet-backed Hyliota Hyliota violacea
277 Fan-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola brevirostris
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae
278 Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus
279 African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata
280 White-browed Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens
281 Sooty Flycatcher Muscicapa infuscata
282 Yellow-footed Flycatcher Muscicapa sethsmithi
283 Dusky-blue Flycatcher Muscicapa comitata
284 Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini
285 Gray Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus
286 Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax
287 Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis
288 HO Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat Cossypha cyanocampter
289 Red-capped Robin-Chat Cossypha natalensis
290 Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha niveicapilla
291 Red-backed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys
292 African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
293 Congo Moorchat Myrmecocichla tholloni
294 Sooty Chat Myrmecocichla nigra
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae
295 African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus
296 Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher Bias musicus
297 Brown-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira cyanea
298 Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea
299 White-spotted Wattle-eye Platysteira tonsa
300 Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye Platysteira concreta
301 Black-headed Batis Batis minor
302 West African Batis Batis occulta
303 Angola Batis Batis minulla
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae
304 Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii
305 African Blue-Flycatcher Elminia longicauda
306 Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher Trochocercus nitens
307 Black-headed P Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer
308 Rufous-vented P Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufocinerea
309 Bates' Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone batesi
310 African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
PASSERIFORMES: Picathartidae
311 Gray-necked Rockfowl Picathartes oreas
PASSERIFORMES: Timaliidae
312 Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae
313 White-shouldered Black-Tit Melaniparus guineensis
314 Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae
315 Scarlet-tufted Sunbird Deleornis fraseri
316 Mouse-brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus
317 Western Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei
318 Violet-tailed Sunbird Anthreptes aurantium
319 Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi
320 Green Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris
321 Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris
322 Reichenbach's Sunbird Anabathmis reichenbachii
323 Green-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra verticalis
324 Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema
325 Eastern Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea
326 Carmelite Sunbird Chalcomitra fuliginosa
327 Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens
328 Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina
329 Olive-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris chloropygius
330 Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus
331 Johanna's Sunbird Cinnyris johannae
332 Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus
333 Bates' Sunbird Cinnyris batesi
334 Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae
335 African Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae
336 Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrhynchus
337 Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae
338 Souza's Shrike Lanius souzae
339 Mackinnon's Shrike Lanius mackinnoni
340 Common Fiscal Lanius collaris
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae
341 Red-eyed Puffback Dryoscopus senegalensis
342 Large-billed Puffback Dryoscopus sabini
343 Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus
344 Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis
345 Luehder's Bushshrike Laniarius luehderi
346 Gabon Boubou Laniarius bicolor
347 HO Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus
348 Four-colored Bushshrike (Perrin's) Telophorus viridis
349 Fiery-breasted Bushshrike Malaconotus cruentus
PASSERIFORMES: Prionopidae
350 Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike Prionops rufiventris
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae
351 Square-tailed Drongo Dicrurus ludwigii
352 Shining Drongo Dicrurus atripennis
353 Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
354 Velvet-mantled Drongo Dicrurus modestus
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae
355 Pied Crow Corvus albus
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae
356 Splendid Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis splendidus
357 Purple-headed Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis purpureiceps
358 Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
359 Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris
360 Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae
361 Gray-headed Sparrow Passer griseus
362 Yellow-throated Petronia Petronia superciliaris
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae
363 Black-throated Malimbe Malimbus cassini
364 Rachel's Malimbe Malimbus racheliae
365 Gray's Malimbe Malimbus nitens
366 Black-chinned Weaver Ploceus nigrimentus
367 Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni
368 Loango Weaver Ploceus subpersonatus
369 Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis
370 Orange Weaver Ploceus aurantius
371 Vieillot's Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus
372 Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
373 Forest Weaver Ploceus bicolor
374 Compact Weaver Pachyphantes superciliosus
375 Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops
376 Yellow-shouldered Widowbird Euplectes macroura
377 Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae
378 Pale-fronted Negrofinch Nigrita luteifrons
379 Gray-headed Negrofinch Nigrita canicapillus
380 White-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita fusconotus
381 Fawn-breasted Waxbill Estrilda paludicola
382 Orange-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda
383 Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
384 Black-headed Waxbill Estrilda atricapilla
385 GO Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina
386 Black-bellied Seedcracker Pyrenestes ostrinus
387 Red-billed Quailfinch Ortygospiza gabonensis
388 Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullatus
389 Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes bicolor
390 Magpie Mannikin Spermestes fringilloides
391 Locust Finch Paludipasser locustella
392 GO African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata
393 GO Orange-winged Pytilia Pytilia afra
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae
394 Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae
395 Black-faced Canary Serinus capistratus
396 Black-throated Canary Serinus atrogularis
397 Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae
398 Cabanis' Bunting Emberiza cabanisi
MAMMAL AND REPTILE LIST
Taxonomy and nomenclature follow: Kingdon, J. 1997. The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Princeton University Press.
1 Dugong Dugong dugon Brief glimpses of their divings at Loango NP
2 Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae One breaching individual off Ste Catherine in Loango NP
3 African Forest Elephant Loxodonta africana cyclotis Lope NP and Loango NP
4 African Forest Buffalo Syncerus caffer Several herds at Lope NP
5 Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius A pod of 4 at Loango NP
6 Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes A magnificent troop sighting from the Lope Hotel
7 Lowland Gorilla Gorilla gorilla Footprints at Akanda NP and Lope NP
8 Black Colobus Colobus satanas Lope NP
9 Red-capped Mangabey Cercocebus torquatus Loango NP
10 Grey-cheeked Mangabey Lophocebus albigena Lope NP
11 Vervet Monkey Chlorocebus pygerythrus Lope NP
12 Crowned Monkey Cercopithecus pogonias Lope NP
13 Putty-nosed Monkey Cercopithecus nictitans Lope NP
14 Elegant Needle-clawed Galago Euoticus elegantulus One seen at Lekoni
15 Straw Coloured Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum Several seen at Lope NP
16 Dwarf Eppauletted Fruit Bat Micropteropus pusillus Several seen at Lope NP
17 Sitatunga Tragelaphus spekei A few seen in Lope NP
18 Blue Duiker Philantomba monticola One seen at Ipassa Research Station
19 Bush Duiker Sylvicappra grimmia One seen crossing the road in Lekoni
20 Yellow-backed Duiker Cephalophus silvicultor One found dead at Loango NP
21 Red-legged Sun Squirrel Heliosciurus rufobrachium One at Lope NP
22 African Giant Squirrel Protoxerus stangeri One at Lope NP
23 Lady Burton's Rope Squirrel Funisciurus isabella Seen well at Lope NP and Ipassa
24 Thomas Rope Squirrel Funisciurus anerythrus Seen well at Lope NP and Ipassa
25 Swamp Otter Aonyx congica One individual crossing a river between Lope and Boue
26 Beecroft's Anomalure Anomalurus beecrofti Spotted briefly gliding over the Mpivie River in Loango NP
27 Western Tree Hyrax Dendrohyrax dorsalis Hear at night at Lope and Ipassa
28 Marsh Cane Rat Thryonomys swinderianus Two seen next to the road in Lope NP
29 African Slender-snouted Crocodile Crocodylus cataphractus Loango NP
30 Dwarf Crocodile Crocodylus cataphractus Loango NP
31 Ornate Monitor Varanus ornatus Loango NP
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