List of Birds of The Democratic Republic of The Congo

List Of Birds Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

This is a list of the bird species recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The avifauna of the Democratic Republic of Congo includes a total of 1185 species, of which 21 are endemic, 1 has been introduced by humans, and 3 are rare or accidental. 32 species are globally threatened. This country has the greatest avian biodiversity of any African country.

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. Introduced and accidental species are included in the total counts for the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The following tags have been used to highlight certain relevant categories. The commonly occurring, native, species do not fall into any of these categories.

  • (A) Accidental A species that rarely or accidentally occurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • (E) Endemic A species endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • (I) Introduced A species introduced to the Democratic Republic of Congo as a consequence, direct or indirect, of human actions.


Table of contents

Non-passerines: Grebes . Storm-Petrels . Tropicbirds . Pelicans . Boobies and Gannets . Cormorants . Darters . Frigatebirds . Bitterns, Herons and Egrets . Hammerkop . Storks . Shoebill . 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 . 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 . 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 The Democratic Republic Of The Congo:  Grebes, Storm-Petrels, Tropicbirds, Pelicans, Boobies and Gannets, Cormorants, Darters, Frigatebirds, Bitterns, Herons and Egrets, Hammerkop, Storks, Shoebill, 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, 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, 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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