NG019 Kainji Lake National Park The National Parks cover an area of only 22,592 km2, about 2.5% of the country, so there is a pressing need to upgrade some of the other reserves into Parks to ensure that all habitat types are adequately protected within the Park system. Old World flycatchers are a large group of small passerine birds native to the Old World. Lv 4. Regardless of this strict regulation, there has not been any significant decrease in airtime for existing drone owners, camera operators and ordinary hobbyists. With a growing population of over 130 million people, the pressures are unlikely to abate so that the future survival of the country’s faunal resources is likely to be dependent on the maintenance of its 8 National Parks and the various game and forest reserves throughout the country. Illegal importation of poultry by people who have farms, bringing in poultry from places and smuggling them in... could also have been a cause. Malimbus 20(2) pp 169-170. All species of bustard are now extremely scarce and the big vultures can only be seen with any reliability in the National Parks. Plumage is typically dark with a metallic sheen. Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria. Storks are mute, but bill-clattering is an important mode of communication at the nest. Order: Passeriformes   Family: Campephagidae. The family Charadriidae includes the plovers, dotterels and lapwings. (2) always ensure you have sufficient water and some method of purification (even if this comprises a pot and a campfire for boiling). This checklist includes all bird species found in Nigeria, based on the best information available at this time. Okomu National Park is the largest block of lowland rainforest left in south-west Nigeria, approximately 60 km south-west of the city of Benin. They also have brightly coloured unfeathered heads. They spend the majority of their time on wet forest floors, eating snails, insects and similar invertebrates. The recent outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza in Nigeria shows that poultry movements can cause the virus to jump across countries and even continents. But like the owls, nightjars give away their presence by their voice, jarring the night with their unique calls that … Black-eared Ground Thrush Geokichla camaronensis, a new species for Nigeria, was encountered on four occasions, including at least one recently fledged juvenile; this species is known from nearby Korup National Park, Cameroon. Types: Parrots 121 African Grey Parrots 24. WILKINSON, R. (2008) Some recent records of birds from Gashaka Gumti National Park and Ngel Nyaki, Nigeria, and the Gotel Mountains, Cameroon. These birds have a bouncing flight with alternating bouts of flapping and gliding on closed wings, and most sing well. The paperback version is much more portable than the hard cover edition and it is ideal for the field, although there is less detail. Previously apart from 1 record from the south-east, it had only been recorded on another occasion north of Oban. Despite being classed as waders, most species have a preference for arid or semi-arid habitats. NG004 Chad Basin National Park Pittas are medium-sized by passerine standards and are stocky, with fairly long, strong legs, short tails and stout bills. Howbeit covertly, most owners of drones in Nigeria still fly them and go about their normal businesses. They are arboreal and scurry through the leaves like rodents in search of berries, fruit and buds. Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Hydrobatidae. In general, sparrows tend to be small, plump, brown or grey birds with short tails and short powerful beaks. lala. NG024 Sambisa Game Reserve The ostrich is a flightless bird native to Africa. They are plump, soft plumaged, small to medium-sized insectivores or sometimes omnivores, often feeding on the ground. Vermiculated Fishing Owl Scotopelia bouvieri, Akun Eagle Owl Bubo leucostictus and Sjöstedt’s Owlet Glaucidium sjostedti were found regularly throughout the year. Many have interesting mating displays. Surveys of Cross River National Park (CRNP) and adjacent areas in south-east Nigeria between 16 November and 21 December 2004 revealed three new species for the country: Yellow-footed Honeyguide Melignomon eisentrauti at Erokut in western CRNP, Oban Division, Mount Kupe Bush-Shrike Telophorus kupeensis in the north-eastern CRNP, Okwangwo Division, in the former Boshi Extension Forest Reserve, and Ursula’s Sunbird Cinnyris ursulae in the proposed extension in eastern CRNP, Oban Division, and in Okwangwo Division. Heliornithidae is a small family of tropical birds with webbed lobes on their feet similar to those of grebes and coots. Yellow-footed Honeyguide Details can be obtained from the Foundation at ncf@hyperia.com. They have long, broad wings with 11 primary and about 20 secondary feathers. A pair of Tiny Sunbirds Cinnyris minullus was observed regularly, whilst Johanna’s Sunbird C. johannae was also present. Source(s): https://shrink.im/a82Pb. Order: Passeriformes   Family: Certhiidae. The eagle actually is the whole family of the very large bird of prey rather than a single species. The family Pandionidae contains only one species, the osprey. A male Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus was found at the edge of regenerating forest. Order: Passeriformes   Family: Buphagidae. Sjöstedt’s Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon clamans, Eastern Bearded Greenbul Criniger chloronotus, Lesser Bristlebill Bleda notatus, Xavier’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri, Yellow-footed Flycatcher Muscicapa sethsmithi and Rachel’s Malimbe Malimbus racheliae were common, whilst Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus, Cassin’s Hawk Eagle Aquila africana, Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata (one of eight hornbill species present) and Woodhouse’s Antpecker Parmoptila woodhousei were frequent. Order: Passeriformes   Family: Modulatricidae. ABC Bulletin 9(2) pp 101-106. NG030 Itu Wetlands and Swallow Roost. Most are of generally undistinguished appearance, but many have distinctive songs. NG029 Mouth of the Yobe River EZEALOR, A.U., ed. There are at least ten such articles for most West African countries, and as many as 90 for some. Distribution maps are provided for the majority of species (except vagrants). They are adaptable birds, with a mixed diet including seeds and insects. Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Pluvianidae. Listen on calm, clear … All species have strong claws and reversible outer toes. The monarch flycatchers are small to medium-sized insectivorous passerines which hunt by flycatching. Trumpeter finch, Bucanetes githaginea Gill, F. and D. Donsker (Eds). The stars and the moon aid night-flying birds’ navigation. 31 species are globally threatened. On the Jos Plateau, a Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca was seen on 9 December and a Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea had returned to the site. Plumage colouration varies, with the majority having mainly dark plumage, some species being black-and-white and a few being colourful. The Old World orioles are colourful passerine birds. Noteworthy records from Rennajj Fish Farm, Jos, in January–February 2019 included a Little Crake Zapornia parva, present from 20 January until at least 9 February (Fig. They have thin pointed down-curved bills, which they use to extricate insects from bark. A Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni was photographed feeding a young Didric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius on Bonny Island, one of Nigeria’s coastal barrier islands, on 7 December 2010; although the weaver is known to parasitise Didric Cuckoo in East Africa, this is the first record for Nigeria. The male incubates the eggs and tends the young. & TENDE, T. (2008) A new record of the White-crowned Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga for Nigeria. The African barbets are plump birds, with short necks and large heads. Most have elaborate and noisy courting displays or "dances". The avocets have long legs and long up-curved bills. NASON, A. Order: Passeriformes   Family: Motacillidae. Show all. The latter two were known previously only from Cameroon. baby Parrots 9 senegalese Parrots 8 india Parrots 5 senegal Parrots 3. Covers Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Rio Muni, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, part of Mauritania and the islands of Sao Tome, Principe and Bioko (Fernando Po). See the following 2 websites or your own embassy website for safety and travel information: US Travel and UK FCO. Shrikes are passerine birds known for their habit of catching other birds and small animals and impaling the uneaten portions of their bodies on thorns. The Egyptian plover is found across equatorial Africa and along the Nile River. They are omnivorous and nest on the ground. The darters have completely webbed feet and their legs are short and set far back on the body. Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus was heard on 25 and 27 July 2014, whilst Cassin’s Honeybird Prodotiscus insignis was noted on 29 July and 11 September 2013. The buttonquails are small, drab, running birds which resemble the true quails. Order: Pterocliformes   Family: Pteroclidae. The Cisticolidae are warblers found mainly in warmer southern regions of the Old World. The poaching pressures throughout Nigeria have led to the demise of many of the larger birds in Nigeria so that Ostrich Struthio camelus are now restricted to a very small area in the north-east and similarly, Black Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina has all but been extirpated in the country. Interesting records by Phil Hall (PH) in 2004 include a Johanna’s Sunbird Cinnyris johannae at Okomu National Park on 24 January. Most terns hunt fish by diving but some pick insects off the surface of fresh water. Finches are seed-eating passerine birds, that are small to moderately large and have a strong beak, usually conical and in some species very large. It is one of the best locations in Nigeria to see all of the West African forest hornbills including good numbers of Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata and Yellow-casqued Hornbill C.elata. Without a reason to migrate, birds would have even more challenging lives than making these excruciating journeys. The records above were made within a 400-ha core area protected by CERCOPAN, a conservation charity, in community forest. As with other members of the order Pelecaniformes, they have webbed feet with four toes. ABC Bulletin 12(1) pp 24-27. Helm Identification Guide. African warblers are small to medium-sized insectivores which are found in a wide variety of habitats south of the Sahara. It is a fantastic reference work and thoroughly recommended. Grey Parrots Psittacus erithacus once abundant throughout the south are now scarce as a result of the demand for the pet trade. The bulk of the book comprises the Systematic list, which includes every species reliably recorded in Nigeria. If No Birds Migrated . The cuckooshrikes are small to medium-sized passerine birds. "Movements of chickens around the world take place 365 days a year, unlike the seasonal migrations of wild birds. TURK, A. The female is the brighter of the sexes and initiates courtship. The recently established A. P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute which is linked to both the Universities of Jos and St. Andrews is located here and is the focus of ornithological research programmes throughout Nigeria. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_birds_of_Nigeria&oldid=986515923, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 10:13. NSOR, C.A., NICODEMUS, E. & BASHIRU, U. Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Threskiornithidae. Swifts are small birds which spend the majority of their lives flying. Their flight is strong and direct and they are very gregarious. This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the conventions of The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 2019 edition. Some are colourful with yellow, red or orange vents, cheeks, throats or supercilia, but most are drab, with uniform olive-brown to black plumage. They are generally very small birds of drab brown or grey appearance found in open country such as grassland or scrub. Many parrots are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. Finches are seed-eating passerine birds, that are small to moderately large and have a strong beak, usually conical and in some species very large. There are around 60 species of the eagle known to man kind. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. Many species are migratory. According to eyewitnesses, three large birds were spotted over the sky on Afromedia st in the early hours of Thursday. PH had earlier observations of this species at Bashu in the north of Cross River State on 10 and 19 October. Locustellidae are a family of small insectivorous songbirds found mainly in Eurasia, Africa, and the Australian region. Order: Bucerotiformes   Family: Phoeniculidae. We are delighted that our Corporate Sponsor iGoTerra has made its country checklists, including subspecies (IOC or Clements) as well as all other species groups like mammals, butterflies etc. All are colourful and have long downturned bills and pointed wings, which give them a swallow-like appearance when seen from afar. The Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands to the north-east of Kano on the southern edge of the Sahel savanna is one of the most important wetland areas in West Africa for waterbirds, both for breeding species and for wintering and passage Palearctic migrants. We know of no tours organised to Nigeria. A biological survey in the Oban Hills area of Cross River State in November 2003 by Mary Gartshore produced several interesting records. Larks are small terrestrial birds with often extravagant songs and display flights. Rallidae is a large family of small to medium-sized birds which includes the rails, crakes, coots and gallinules. Order: Passeriformes   Family: Calyptomenidae. The sulids comprise the gannets and boobies. They are seed-eating birds with rounded conical bills. Order: Galliformes   Family: Odontophoridae. MANU, S., PEACH, W. & CRESSWELL, W. (2005) Notes on the natural history of the Ibadan Malimbe Malimbus ibadanensis, a threatened Nigerian endemic. Posted on April 21, 2014 Updated on April 22, 2014. Order: Musophagiformes   Family: Musophagidae. White-crested Tiger Heron Tigriornis leucolopha was seen twice at dusk in April–May 2013. (2009) A survey of birds in Omo Forest Reserve, south-western Nigeria. Malimbus 30(2) pp 167-168. Three species are globally threatened. The family Hirundinidae is adapted to aerial feeding. The lists of endemic, near endemic and threatened species have been compiled from a number of sources including the African Bird Club, BirdLife International, and Birds of the World Version 2.0 ® 1994-1996, Dr. Charles Sibley and Thayer Birding Software, Ltd. For further information on Nigeria’s threatened species, see BirdLife International. Xavier’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri was heard and seen frequently in both Old Aking and Old Ndebiji. This is the first report of this rare and spectacular owl in Nigeria. Read the ABC feature article on the Fishing-owls of this area. Nigeria has been coined a “MINT” country, and its former capital and largest city is said to be the second fastest growing city on … Order: Passeriformes   Family: Muscicapidae. (1994. The following largely unconfirmed records have appeared in Bulletins of the African Bird Club and are for information only. Motacillidae is a family of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. Order: Accipitriformes   Family: Accipitridae. The typical owls are small to large solitary nocturnal birds of prey. Unlike most birds, their eyes have vertical pupils, narrowed to slits to cut the glare of water and white sand. Black Guineafowl Agelastes niger was encountered regularly, being more conspicuous and vocal in the dry season. ROUX, F.R. Other chapters cover migration, breeding, and co-operative / parasitic breeding, and there are appendices of ringing recoveries, references, English and scientific names. The Birds of Nigeria). Ensure you use sun-block and drink plenty of water, and wear a hat. These birds are adapted to an aquatic existence with webbed feet, flattened bills, and feathers that are excellent at shedding water due to an oily coating. Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Stercorariidae. They differ from hawks, eagles and kites in that they kill with their beaks instead of their talons. However, they differ in that they have metallic plumage, often blue, green or purple, and lack an erectile crest. It is important that strict biosecurity measures are imposed to stop further spread not only within Nigeria but also to neighbouring countries.". The family accounts at the beginning of each heading reflect this taxonomy, as do the species counts found in each family account. The two inner front toes are connected, but the outer toe is not. NG020 Amurum Woodlands (Taboru) View the profiles of people named Bird Nigeria. Safety issues encountered are no different from those met in many other African countries. Lv 4. They have long pointed wings and sometimes tails and a fast direct flight. They also have crests and stubby bills. ABC Bulletin 7(2) pp 107-108. The family Trogonidae includes trogons and quetzals. All the species described are illustrated in colour apart from a few vagrants, which are depicted in black-and-white in the text. The plateau is a western extension of the Cameroon mountain range and contains 18 species of the Cameroon Montane EBA 2 of which Green-breasted Bush-Shrike Malacanotus gladiator and Bannerman’s Weaver Ploceus bannermani are vulnerable and White-throated Mountain Babbler Kupeornis gilberti is endangered. They get their name from the brightly coloured fleshy eye decorations found in most species in this group. at Lagos, Nigeria, in July 1970. Order: Ciconiiformes   Family: Ciconiidae. They tend to have short, rounded wings and to be weak fliers. It is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs and the ability to run at high speeds. Many other species of birds are diurnal, flying only during the day for most of the year, and then change to a night flying pattern during migration periods. Now it plans to turn that rubbish into electricity which the city desperately lacks. Order: Gruiformes   Family: Heliornithidae. They are not related to the New World orioles. Darters are often called "snake-birds" because of their long thin neck, which gives a snake-like appearance when they swim with their bodies submerged. Old World parrots are found from Africa east across south and southeast Asia and Oceania to Australia and New Zealand. Their heads and long wings have black markings. Strictly coastal in most areas of North America, Black Skimmers are often seen resting on sandbars and beaches. But they are better compensated because they are very strong and powerful with special features. 0 0. Records from October 2004-January 2005 include the following. Order: Suliformes   Family: Phalacrocoracidae. The procellariids are the main group of medium-sized "true petrels", characterised by united nostrils with medium septum and a long outer functional primary. 2129+ species covered with an additional 101 vagrants briefly described. NG008 Omo Forest Reserve Source(s): former volunteer - Avian Rehabilitation Center longtime avid birdwatcher. The A.P.Leventis Ornithological Research Institute, Nigerian Conservation Foundation White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps. A large owl, seen in Afi River Forest Reserve on 10 February, appears to have been a Shelley's Eagle Owl Bubo shelleyi; the roosting bird, found in the middle of the day and observed at close quarters, was described as being significantly larger than African Wood Owl Strix woodfordii and having broad dark brown and white bars on the underparts, from the throat down, which rules out Fraser's Eagle Owl Bubo poensis. In this area, 2 restricted range endemics, the Rock Firefinch Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis and its brood-parasite the Plateau Indigobird Vidua maryae can be found. They have large forward-facing eyes and ears, a hawk-like beak and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye called a facial disk. Order: Bucerotiformes   Family: Bucorvidae. They have long forked tails, and some Asian species have elaborate tail decorations. Second edition 1994. The penduline-tits are a group of small passerine birds related to the true tits. Many are brightly coloured. Barn owls are medium to large owls with large heads and characteristic heart-shaped faces. Unlike migratory birds, which fly during the day and feed during the night, nocturnal bats have a conflict between travelling and eating. Gbadegesin19:. A Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens with heavily streaked underparts suggests it belonged to the subspecies sharpii, known to occur from Cameroon eastwards. Their nests can be large and may be reused for many years. Order: Passeriformes   Family: Zosteropidae. They are smallish birds with tails that are usually long and pointed, and tend to be drab brownish or buffy all over. An estimate suggests that more than 70% of the eagle’s population is found in Europe and Africa. They have a slender streamlined body, long pointed wings and a short bill with a wide gape. Annotated illustrations portray distinctive plumages as well as diagnostic flight patterns and major geographic variants where applicable. They include the wagtails, longclaws and pipits. The bird inhabits much of equatorial and Sub-Saharan Africa, including Niger. NG013 Kagoro-Nindam Forest Reserves ABC Bulletin 20(2) pp 205-207. Both groups are medium to large coastal seabirds that plunge-dive for fish. The turacos, plantain eaters and go-away-birds make up the bird family Musophagidae. The mousebirds are slender greyish or brown birds with soft, hairlike body feathers and very long thin tails. Most are rather plain olivaceous brown above with much yellow to beige below. The woodhoopoes are related to the kingfishers, rollers and hoopoes. They are medium-sized arboreal birds. Lekki Conservation Centre. NG012 Lower Kaduna - Middle Niger Floodplain Recurvirostridae is a family of large wading birds, which includes the avocets and stilts. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. This covers a trip undertaken to Obudu Plateau, Bashu to see the Grey-necked Picathartes Picathartes oreas, Sunvit Farm near Agenebode, Okomu National Park, IITA and the Amurum Forest near Jos. OTTOSSON, U., HJORT, C. and HALL, P. (2001) The Lake Chad Bird Migration Project: Malamfatori revisited. In some species, pregnant individuals may not use torpor. Sandgrouse have small, pigeon like heads and necks, but sturdy compact bodies. Independent birders can fly into Lagos, Abuja and Kano from throughout Africa and Europe. March 12, 2019. 52-55. The broadbills are small, brightly coloured birds, which feed on fruit and also take insects in flycatcher fashion, snapping their broad bills. Kingfishers are medium-sized birds with large heads, long, pointed bills, short legs and stubby tails. Apart from the birds, it is now almost impossible to see any large mammal outside of the National Parks so if the country is to retain a representative selection of its faunal resources, it is imperative to ensure that the Parks are totally protected. 26; YB). Most of the species of this small family are found in Africa, though a few inhabit tropical Asia. Whereas the latter were very fat and not in moult, the former lacked any fat and were moulting their wing feathers. There are hundreds of bird species in Nigeria. It has been severally proven that witches(in Nigeria) have the spiritual ability into turning themselves into living creatures most famosuly 'birds' which tend to do their deadly and evil works at night-time. The secretarybird is a bird of prey in the order Accipitriformes but is easily distinguished from other raptors by its long crane-like legs. Order: Falconiformes   Family: Falconidae. A leucistic male Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala was mist-netted in Amurum Forest Reserve, central Nigeria, on 15 February 2018 (Fig. Covers Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Rio Muni, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, part of Mauritania and the islands of Sao Tome, Principe and Bioko (Fernando Po). They are found in open country worldwide, mostly in habitats near water. NG015 Upper Orashi Forests The sought-after Mount Kupe Bush-Shrike is listed as Endangered and was known from three sites in an area of 200 km2; this Nigerian record extends the previously known range by c150 km. Other species rarely recorded in Nigeria included the following: Olive Ibis Bostrychia olivacea, Spot-breasted Ibis B. rara, Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus, Latham’s Forest Francolin Francolinus lathami, Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus, Lemon Dove Columba larvata, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus, Sjöstedt's Owlet Glaucidium sjostedti, Black Spinetail Telacanthura melanopygia, Bates’s Swift Apus batesi, Bare-cheeked Trogon Apaloderma aequatoriale, Blue-headed Bee-eater Merops muelleri, Spotted Honeyguide Indicator  maculatus, Green-backed Woodpecker Campethera cailliautii, Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus, Grey-headed Broadbill Smithornis sharpei, Forest Swallow Hirundo fuliginosa, Golden Greenbul Calyptocichla serina, Sjöstedt’s Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon clamans, Xavier’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri, Bocage’s Akalat Sheppardia bocagei, Crossley’s Ground Thrush Zoothera crossleyi (this species is common on Obudu and in Okwangwo but is new to Oban), Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti, Olivaceous Flycatcher Muscicapa olivascens, Yellow-footed Flycatcher M. sethsmithi, Grey-throated Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus griseigularis, Forest Penduline Tit Anthoscopus flavifrons, Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens crossensis, Johanna’s Sunbird Cinnyris johannae, Bates’s Sunbird C. batesi, Green-breasted Bush-Shrike Malaconotus gladiator, Pink-footed Puffback Dryoscopus angolensis and Woodhouse's (Red-headed) Antpecker Parmoptila woodhousei. In addition, there was a possible sighting of a Black Guineafowl Agelastes niger and two independent reports from reliable local observers of the continued presence of this species in Nigeria. Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cisticolidae. During a visit to Anwase, Kwande, in Benue State, near the border with Cameroon, on 6 - 8 January 2012, a flufftail observed at dusk at the Kwande River with a telescope was identified as a female Chestnut-headed Flufftail Sarothrura lugens; this would be the first record for Nigeria. They are predominantly greyish with white and black, although some species are brightly coloured. The family occurs mostly in southern to western Eurasia and surroundings, but it also ranges far into the Pacific, with some species in Africa. The turacos and plantain eaters are brightly coloured, usually in blue, green or purple. 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