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Birds of Ethiopia

Birds of Ethiopia coded for abundance, breeding, migration, wintering, endemic, rare, etc.; 2000 pages on birds, nature, birdwatching, where to go birding, birds and nature pictures, nature conservation, equipment, bird feeding, etc. Welcome to the bird list of Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is home to an impressive number of species of birds that vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in Ethiopia to raise their young, migrants who pass through Ethiopia with the seasons, to wintering birds who like to spend a good part of the winter in Ethiopia to escape colder conditions up north. While many species of birds are relatively common as they are part of the ecosystems of the state, it is always a thrill to stumble upon a rare bird or vagrant, that does not really form part of any the Ethiopia ecosystems. Maybe it got lost during its travels between its summer and winter residence or it got displaced by bad weather.

Among the species of the checklist of the birds of Ethiopia you can find  waterfowl and wading birds, a large suite of song birds, raptors, game birds, swifts and nighthawks, etc., many of which occupy several ecosystems simultaneously, as they fly to and from forests, meadows, shorelines of waters, cities and and urban green spaces. At Birdlist, we have developed a coding system that can help you predict when you may expect a certain species, with a code for seasonality, such as resident, nesting, wintering, etc. A code for abundance will give you a clue on the likelihood that you may actually see a certain species of bird. As we progressed with the coding, we realized that there should be a differentiation in the coding for "common", such as less common, common and very common birds. However, this would require reliable quantative data, which for most states, are not revealed by the commission of bird records. We hope to provide those in the future. In the meantime, enjoy the current checklist of the birds of Ethiopia.



XX Species Birds ET
  Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl P
  Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Whistling-Duck R
  Dendrocygna viduata White-faced Whistling-Duck R
  Thalassornis leuconotus White-backed Duck R
  Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose R
  Anas capensis Cape Teal R
  Anas crecca Common Teal W
  Anas erythrorhyncha Red-billed Duck P
  Anas penelope Eurasian Wigeon W
  Anas platyrhynchos Mallard W
  Anas sparsa African Black Duck R
  Anas strepera Gadwall W
  Anas undulata Yellow-billed Duck R
  Aythya ferina Common Pochard W
  Aythya fuligula Tufted Duck W
  Aythya nyroca Ferruginous Pochard W
  Cyanochen cyanopterus Blue-winged Goose E
  Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard R
  Nettapus auritus African Pygmy-Goose R
  Plectropterus gambensis Spur-winged Goose R
  Sarkidiornis melanotos Comb Duck R
  Tadorna ferruginea Ruddy Shelduck R
  Dendropicos fuscescens Cardinal Woodpecker P
  Poicephalus flavifrons Yellow-fronted Parrot E
  Caprimulgus inornatus Plain Nightjar P
  Oena capensis Namaqua Dove P
  Grus grus Common Crane M
  Rougetius rougetii Rouget's Rail E
  Charadrius tricollaris Three-banded Plover R
  Vanellus leucurus White-tailed Lapwing V
  Vanellus melanocephalus Spot-breasted Lapwing R
  Accipiter badius Shikra P
  Accipiter tachiro African Goshawk P
  Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle P
  Aquila rapax Tawny Eagle P
  Aquila wahlbergi Wahlberg's Eagle P
  Buteo augur Augur Buzzard P
  Buteo rufofuscus Jackal Buzzard R
  Circaetus gallicus Short-toed Snake-Eagle M
  Circaetus pectoralis Black-chested Snake-Eagle p
  Circus aeruginosus Western Marsh-Harrier P
  Circus macrourus Pallid Harrier P
  Circus pygargus Montagu's Harrier P
  Circus ranivorus African Marsh-Harrier P
  Elanus caeruleus Black-winged Kite p
  Gyps africanus White-backed Vulture p
  Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish-Eagle p
  Hieraaetus pennatus Booted Eagle P
  Hieraaetus spilogaster African Hawk-Eagle P
  Lophaetus occipitalis Long-crested Eagle R
  Macheiramphus alcinus Bat Hawk P
  Milvus fasciicauda Cape Verde Kite p
  Milvus migrans Black Kite M
  Necrosyrtes monachus Hooded Vulture p
  Pandion haliaetus Osprey p
  Polyboroides typus African Harrier-Hawk R
  Torgos tracheliotus Lappet-faced Vulture p
  Trigonoceps occipitalis White-headed Vulture p
  Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon R
  Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon P
  Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe P
  Podiceps nigricollis Black-necked Grebe P
  Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebe P
  Anhinga melanogaster Oriental Darter M
  Anhinga rufa African Darter P
  Phalacrocorax africanus Long-tailed Cormorant P
  Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant P
  Ardea alba Great Egret P
  Ardea cinerea Grey Heron P
  Ardea goliath Goliath Heron P
  Ardea intermedia Intermediate Egret P
  Ardea melanocephala Black-headed Heron P
  Ardea purpurea Purple Heron P
  Ardeola ralloides Squacco Heron P
  Botaurus stellaris Great Bittern P
  Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret P
  Butorides striatus Striated Heron P
  Egretta ardesiaca Black Heron P
  Egretta garzetta Little Egret P
  Egretta gularis Western Reef-Egret W
  Gorsachius leuconotus White-backed Night-Heron Q
  Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Cinnamon Bittern p
  Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern M
  Ixobrychus sturmii Dwarf Bittern P
  Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron P
  Scopus umbretta Hamerkop P
  Phoenicopterus minor Lesser Flamingo R
  Phoenicopterus ruber Greater Flamingo M
  Bostrychia carunculata Wattled Ibis E
  Bostrychia hagedash Hadada Ibis R
  Geronticus eremita Waldrapp W
  Platalea alba African Spoonbill R
  Platalea leucorodia Eurasian Spoonbill R
  Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis M
  Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis R
  Pelecanus onocrotalus Great White Pelican P
  Pelecanus rufescens Pink-backed Pelican P
  Anastomus lamelligerus African Openbill Q
  Ciconia abdimii Abdim's Stork P
  Ciconia ciconia White Stork P
  Ciconia episcopus Woolly-necked Stork P
  Ciconia nigra Black Stork P
  Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Saddle-billed Stork P
  Leptoptilos crumeniferus Marabou Stork P
  Mycteria ibis Yellow-billed Stork P
  Oceanodroma matsudairae Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel W
  Eurocephalus rueppelli White-rumped Shrike P
  Lanius collurio Red-backed Shrike M
  Lanius dorsalis Taita Fiscal P
  Lanius excubitor Northern Shrike M
  Lanius gubernator Emin's Shrike P
  Lanius isabellinus Rufous-tailed Shrike M
  Lanius marwitzi Uhehe Fiscal P
  Lanius nubicus Masked Shrike M
  Lanius somalicus Somali Fiscal P
  Batis orientalis Grey-headed Batis P
  Campephaga flava Black Cuckooshrike R
  Corvus albus Pied Crow P
  Corvus capensis Cape Crow P
  Corvus crassirostris Thick-billed Raven E
  Corvus ruficollis Brown-necked Raven P
  Dicrurus adsimilis Fork-tailed Drongo P
  Dryoscopus gambensis Northern Puffback P
  Elminia albicauda White-tailed Blue-Flycatcher V
  Laniarius ferrugineus Southern Boubou P
  Laniarius funebris Slate-colored Boubou P
  Nilaus afer Brubru P
  Oriolus auratus African Golden-Oriole M
  Oriolus larvatus African Black-headed Oriole P
  Oriolus monacha Dark-headed Oriole P
  Oriolus oriolus Eurasian Golden-Oriole M
  Prionops plumatus White Helmetshrike P
  Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Red-billed Chough P
  Rhodophoneus cruentus Rosy-patched Bushshrike P
  Tchagra australis Brown-crowned Tchagra P
  Tchagra jamesi Three-streaked Tchagra P
  Tchagra minuta Marsh Tchagra Q
  Tchagra senegala Black-crowned Tchagra P
  Terpsiphone viridis African Paradise-Flycatcher R
  Zavattariornis stresemanni Stresemann's Bush-Crow P
  Alethe poliocephala Brown-chested Alethe P
  Bradornis microrhynchus Large Flycatcher P
  Bradornis pallidus Pale Flycatcher P
  Cercomela familiaris Familiar Chat P
  Cercomela scotocerca Brown-tailed Chat R
  Cercotrichas podobe Black Scrub-Robin P
  Cichladusa guttata SpRouotted Morning-Thrush P
  Cossypha heuglini White-browed Robin-Chat P
  Cossypha natalensis Red-capped Robin-Chat P
  Luscinia luscinia Thrush Nightingale M
  Monticola solitarius Blue Rock-Thrush M
  Muscicapa adusta African Dusky Flycatcher P
  Muscicapa caerulescens Ashy Flycatcher P
  Muscicapa gambagae Gambaga Flycatcher V
  Muscicapa striata Spotted Flycatcher M
  Myrmecocichla aethiops Northern Anteater-Chat M
  Myrmecocichla melaena Rueppell's Chat E
  Oenanthe bottae Botta's Wheatear EEE
  Oenanthe isabellina Isabelline Wheatear M
  Oenanthe leucopyga White-tailed Wheatear M
  Oenanthe lugens Mourning Wheatear P
  Oenanthe monacha Hooded Wheatear M
  Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear M
  Oenanthe phillipsi Somali Wheatear M
  Oenanthe pleschanka Pied Wheatear M
  Oenanthe xanthoprymna Rufous-tailed Wheatear M
  Phoenicurus alaschanicus Ala Shan Redstart M
  Phoenicurus phoenicurus Common Redstart M
  Psophocichla litsipsirupa Groundscraper Thrush R
  Saxicola torquata Common Stonechat R
  Sheppardia gunningi East Coast Akalat P
  Sheppardia lowei Iringa Akalat P
  Turdus olivaceus Olive Thrush P
  Turdus philomelos Song Thrush V
  Cinnyricinclus leucogaster Violet-backed Starling R
  Cosmopsarus regius Golden-breasted Starling P
  Creatophora cinerea Wattled Starling M
  Lamprotornis chalybaeus Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling P
  Lamprotornis chloropterus Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling P
  Lamprotornis purpuropterus Rueppell's Glossy-Starling P
  Onychognathus albirostris White-billed Starling E
  Onychognathus blythii Somali Starling P
  Onychognathus morio Red-winged Starling P
  Onychognathus salvadorii Bristle-crowned Starling P
  Speculipastor bicolor Magpie Starling M
  Spreo albicapillus White-crowned Starling P
  Spreo fischeri Fischer's Starling P
  Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling M
  Salpornis spilonotus Spotted Creeper P
  Parus funereus Dusky Tit V
  Parus leucomelas White-winged Tit P
  Parus leuconotus White-backed Tit E
  Parus thruppi Somali Tit P
  Hirundo abyssinica Lesser Striped-Swallow P
  Hirundo rufigula Red-throated Swallow R
  Hirundo rupestris Eurasian Crag-Martin M
  Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow M
  Hirundo senegalensis Mosque Swallow P
  Hirundo smithii Wire-tailed Swallow P
  Riparia cincta Banded Martin V
  Riparia paludicola Plain Martin V
  Riparia riparia Sand Martin M
  Phyllastrephus strepitans Northern Brownbul P
  Apalis chariessa White-winged Apalis V
  Apalis flavida Yellow-breasted Apalis P
  Camaroptera brachyura Green-backed Camaroptera P
  Cisticola aberdare Aberdare Cisticola E
  Cisticola aridulus Desert Cisticola P
  Cisticola brachypterus Siffling Cisticola P
  Cisticola chiniana Rattling Cisticola P
  Cisticola galactotes Winding Cisticola P
  Cisticola juncidis Zitting Cisticola P
  Cisticola nanus Tiny Cisticola P
  Cisticola natalensis Croaking Cisticola P
  Cisticola robustus Stout Cisticola P
  Phyllolais pulchella Buff-bellied Warbler R
  Prinia gracilis Graceful Prinia P
  Prinia somalica Pale Prinia P
  Prinia subflava Tawny-flanked Prinia P
  Spiloptila clamans Cricket Longtail P
  Spiloptila rufifrons Red-fronted Warbler P
  Zosterops abyssinicus White-breasted White-eye P
  Zosterops poliogaster Broad-ringed White-eye P
  Zosterops senegalensis African Yellow White-eye P
  Acrocephalus palustris Marsh Warbler M
  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Sedge Warbler M
  Acrocephalus scirpaceus Eurasian Reed-Warbler M
  Acrocephalus stentoreus Clamorous Reed-Warbler M
  Eremomela flavicrissalis Yellow-vented Eremomela P
  Eremomela icteropygialis Yellow-bellied Eremomela P
  Eremomela turneri Turner's Eremomela V
  Hyliota australis Southern Hyliota V
  Illadopsis rufipennis Pale-breasted Illadopsis V
  Locustella naevia Common Grasshopper-Warbler M
  Melocichla mentalis Moustached Grass-Warbler P
  Parophasma galinieri Abyssinian Catbird P
  Phylloscopus bonelli Western Bonelli's Warbler V
  Phylloscopus collybita Eurasian Chiffchaff M
  Phylloscopus trochilus Willow Warbler M
  Phylloscopus umbrovirens Brown Woodland-Warbler P
  Sylvia atricapilla Blackcap M
  Sylvia borin Garden Warbler M
  Sylvia communis Common Whitethroat M
  Sylvia curruca Lesser Whitethroat M
  Sylvia hortensis Orphean Warbler M
  Sylvietta brachyura Northern Crombec P
  Sylvietta isabellina Somali Crombec P
  Sylvietta whytii Red-faced Crombec P
  Turdoides leucopygius White-rumped Babbler R
  Turdoides plebejus Brown Babbler P
  Turdoides rubiginosus Rufous Chatterer P
  Alaemon alaudipes Greater Hoopoe-Lark E
  Alaemon hamertoni Lesser Hoopoe-Lark E
  Galerida malabarica Malabar Lark R
  Melanocorypha bimaculata Bimaculated Lark V
  Anthreptes collaris Collared Sunbird P
  Anthreptes metallicus Nile Valley Sunbird P
  Anthreptes orientalis Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird P
  Anthreptes rubritorques Banded Sunbird V
  Nectarinia bifasciata Purple-banded Sunbird P
  Nectarinia erythrocerca Red-chested Sunbird V
  Nectarinia habessinica Shining Sunbird P
  Nectarinia mariquensis Marico Sunbird P
  Nectarinia nectarinioides Black-bellied Sunbird V
  Nectarinia olivacea Olive Sunbird P
  Nectarinia preussi Northern Double-collared Sunbird P
  Nectarinia pulchella Beautiful Sunbird P
  Nectarinia senegalensis Scarlet-chested Sunbird R
  Nectarinia tacazze Tacazze Sunbird P
  Nectarinia venusta Variable Sunbird P
  Amadina fasciata Cut-throat P
  Amandava subflava Zebra Waxbill V
  Amblyospiza albifrons Grosbeak Weaver P
  Anaplectes rubriceps Red-headed Weaver V
  Anthus campestris Tawny Pipit M
  Anthus cervinus Red-throated Pipit M
  Anthus novaeseelandiae Australasian Pipit M
  Anthus similis Long-billed Pipit P
  Anthus trivialis Tree Pipit M
  Bubalornis niger Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver P
  Cryptospiza salvadorii Abyssinian Crimson-wing P
  Dinemellia dinemelli White-headed Buffalo-Weaver P
  Estrilda rhodopyga Crimson-rumped Waxbill P
  Euplectes axillaris Fan-tailed Widowbird P
  Euplectes capensis Yellow Bishop P
  Euplectes hordeaceus Black-winged Bishop P
  Lagonosticta rubricata African Firefinch P
  Lagonosticta senegala Red-billed Firefinch P
  Lonchura malabarica White-throated Silverbill R
  Mandingoa nitidula Green-backed Twinspot P
  Motacilla citreola Citrine Wagtail P
  Motacilla flava Yellow Wagtail M
  Ortygospiza atricollis African Quailfinch P
  Passer eminibey Chestnut Sparrow P
  Passer griseus Grey-headed Sparrow P
  Petronia dentata Bush Petronia R
  Petronia pyrgita Yellow-spotted Petronia P
  Plocepasser mahali White-browed Sparrow-Weaver P
  Ploceus bojeri Golden Palm Weaver P
  Ploceus cucullatus Village Weaver P
  Ploceus galbula Rueppell's Weaver P
  Ploceus intermedius Lesser Masked Weaver P
  Ploceus luteolus Little Weaver P
  Ploceus nigricollis Black-necked Weaver P
  Ploceus rubiginosus Chestnut Weaver M
  Ploceus velatus Southern Masked-Weaver P
  Pytilia afra Orange-winged Pytilia V
  Pytilia melba Green-winged Pytilia P
  Quelea quelea Red-billed Quelea R
  Spermophaga ruficapilla Red-headed Bluebill V
  Uraeginthus bengalus Red-cheeked Cordonbleu P
  Uraeginthus ianthinogaster Purple Grenadier P
  Vidua chalybeata Village Indigobird P
  Vidua macroura Pin-tailed Whydah P
  Vidua paradisaea Eastern Paradise-Whydah P
  Vidua purpurascens Dusky Indigobird V
  Emberiza caesia Cretzschmar's Bunting M
  Emberiza cineracea Cinereous Bunting M
  Emberiza flaviventris African Golden-breasted Bunting P
  Emberiza hortulana Ortolan Bunting M
  Emberiza poliopleura Somali Golden-breasted Bunting P
  Emberiza striolata House Bunting P
  Serinus ankoberensis Ankober Serin E
  Serinus atrogularis Black-throated Canary P
  Serinus burtoni Thick-billed Seedeater P
  Serinus citrinelloides African Citril P
  Serinus dorsostriatus White-bellied Canary P
  Serinus mennelli Black-eared Seedeater V
  Serinus mozambicus Yellow-fronted Canary P
  Serinus nigriceps Abyssinian Siskin E
  Serinus reichardi Reichard's Seedeater E
  Serinus striolatus Streaky Seedeater P
  Serinus tristriatus Brown-rumped Seedeater P
  Serinus xanthopygius Abyssinian Yellow-rumped Seedeater P

Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Ethiopia. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. Birds of Ethiopia provides a checklist of the birds of Ethiopia. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Ethiopia in ornithological taxonomic order. In Nature of Ethiopia you can find nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. In Mammals of Ethiopia you can find the list of the mammals of Ethiopia in taxonomic order. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Ethiopia provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Ethiopia.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Ethiopia.



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