List of Birds of Nigeria

List Of Birds Of Nigeria

This is a list of the bird species recorded in Nigeria. The avifauna of Nigeria includes a total of 940 species, of which 4 are endemic and 5 are rare or accidental.

This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families, and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the conventions of Clements's 5th edition. The family accounts at the beginning of each heading reflects this taxonomy, as do the species counts found in each family account. Accidental species are included in the total species counts for Nigeria.

The following tags have been used to highlight certain relevant categories, but not all species fall into one of these categories. Those that do not are commonly occurring, native species.

  • (A) Accidental A species that rarely or accidentally occurs in Nigeria.
  • (E) Endemic A species endemic to Nigeria.


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Non-passerines: Ostriches . Grebes . Shearwaters and Petrels . Storm petrels . Tropicbirds . Pelicans . Boobies and Gannets . Cormorants . Darters . Frigatebirds . Bitterns, Herons and Egrets . Hammerkop . Storks . Ibises and Spoonbills . Flamingos . Ducks, Geese and Swans . Osprey . Hawks, Kites and Eagles . Secretary-bird . Caracaras and Falcons . Pheasants and Partridges . Guineafowl . Buttonquails . Cranes . Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, and Coots . Sungrebe and Finfoots . Bustards . Jacanas . Painted snipe . Oystercatchers . Avocets and Stilts . Thick-knees . Pratincoles and Coursers . Plovers and Lapwings . Sandpipers and allies . Skuas and Jaegers . Gulls . Terns . Skimmers . Sandgrouse . Pigeons and Doves . Parrots, Macaws and allies . Turacos . Cuckoos and Anis . Barn owls . Typical owls . Nightjars . Swifts . Mousebirds . Trogons and Quetzals . Kingfishers . Bee-eaters . Typical Rollers . Hoopoes . Woodhoopoes . Hornbills . Barbets . Honeyguides . Woodpeckers and allies .

Passerines: Broadbills . Pittas . Larks . Swallows and Martins . Wagtails and Pipits . Cuckoo-shrikes . Bulbuls . Thrushes and allies . Cisticolas and allies . Old World warblers . Old World flycatchers . Wattle-eyes . Monarch flycatchers . Rockfowl . Babblers . Chickadees and Titmice . Treecreepers . Penduline tits . Sunbirds and Spiderhunters . White-eyes . Old World Orioles . Shrikes . Bushshrikes and allies . Helmetshrikes . Drongos . Crows, Jays, Ravens and Magpies . Starlings . Weavers and allies . Waxbills and allies . Indigobirds . Weavers and allies . Buntings, Sparrows, Seedeaters and allies . Siskins, Crossbills and allies . Sparrows .

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Read more about List Of Birds Of Nigeria:  Ostriches, Grebes, Shearwaters and Petrels, Storm-Petrels, Tropicbirds, Pelicans, Boobies and Gannets, Cormorants, Darters, Frigatebirds, Bitterns, Herons and Egrets, Hammerkop, Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills, Flamingos, Ducks, Geese and Swans, Osprey, Hawks, Kites and Eagles, Secretary-bird, Caracaras and Falcons, Pheasants and Partridges, Guineafowl, Buttonquails, Cranes, Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, and Coots, Sungrebe and Finfoots, Bustards, Jacanas, Painted Snipe, Oystercatchers, Avocets and Stilts, Thick-knees, Pratincoles and Coursers, Plovers and Lapwings, Sandpipers and Allies, Skuas and Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, Skimmers, Sandgrouse, Pigeons and Doves, Parrots, Macaws and Allies, Turacos, Cuckoos and Anis, Barn Owls, Typical Owls, Nightjars, Swifts, Mousebirds, Trogons and Quetzals, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Typical Rollers, Hoopoes, Woodhoopoes, Hornbills, Barbets, Honeyguides, Woodpeckers and Allies, Broadbills, Pittas, Larks, Swallows and Martins, Wagtails and Pipits, Cuckoo-shrikes, Bulbuls, Thrushes and Allies, Cisticolas and Allies, Old World Warblers, Old World Flycatchers, Wattle-eyes, Monarch Flycatchers, Rockfowl, Babblers, Chickadees and Titmice, Treecreepers, Penduline Tits, Sunbirds and Spiderhunters, White-eyes, Old World Orioles, Shrikes, Bushshrikes and Allies, Helmetshrikes, Drongos, Crows, Jays, Ravens and Magpies, Starlings, Weavers and Allies, Waxbills and Allies, Indigobirds, Buntings, Sparrows, Seedeaters and Allies, Siskins, Crossbills and Allies, Sparrows

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