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Country checklist and status

You can download and print a checklist for The Republic of Congo.

The national list stands at some 640 species which includes 237 which have been proven to breed out of a total of 496 which are likely to breed ( DOWSETT-LEMAIRE, F. and DOWSETT, R.J. 1998).

Endemic species

There are no endemic species in Congo.

Near endemic species (found in 3 or less African countries)

African River Martin Pseudochelidon eurystomina
Congo Sand Martin Riparia congica
Brazza’s Martin Phedina brazzae
Congo Sunbird Cinnyris congensis
Jameson's Antpecker Parmoptila jamesoni
Black-chinned Weaver Ploceus nigrimentus
*Loango Weaver Ploceus subpersonatus
Bob-tailed Weaver Brachycope anomala

* Read the ABC feature article on the Loango Weaver in the Congo (BULENS, P. and DOWSETT, R.J. 2001).

Threatened species

Lesser Kestrel* Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Corncrake* Crex crex Vulnerable
Loango Weaver Ploceus subpersonatus Vulnerable

* rare passage migrants. 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 Congo’s threatened species, see BirdLife International.

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