White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus nest, Ghana
Country checklist and status
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ABC and other checklists
You can download and print an ABC / Dowsett checklist for Ghana. The ABC lists follow the taxonomic sequence and names of Birds of Africa Volumes I-VII and are kept up to date with published and peer-reviewed records.
The total bird list for Ghana is 725 or so species of which 494 are known or thought to be resident and 176 are regular seasonal migrants, including 100 from the Palearctic (NTIAMO-BAIDU et al 2001).
There are no endemic species in Ghana.
Near-endemic species (found in 3 or less African countries)
There are no near-endemic species but see Upper Guinea Forest endemic species below.
|White-breasted Guineafowl||Agelastes meleagrides||Vulnerable|
|Rufous Fishing-owl||Scotopelia ussheri||Endangered|
|Western Wattled Cuckoo-Shrike||Lobotos lobatus||Vulnerable|
|Green-tailed Bristlebill||Bleda eximius||Vulnerable|
|Yellow-bearded Greenbul||Criniger olivaceus||Vulnerable|
|Nimba Flycatcher||Melaenornis annamarulae||Vulnerable|
|White-necked Picathartes||Picathartes gymnocephalus||Vulnerable|
|Aquatic Warbler||Acrocephalus paludicola||Vulnerable|
Upper Guinea Forest endemic species
Twelve of the fifteen Upper Guinea Forest endemics have been recorded in Ghana, and of these all but one, Sharpe’s Apalis Apalis sharpii, are also of global conservation concern.
|Rufous Fishing-owl||Scotopelia ussheri|
|Brown-cheeked Hornbill||Bycanistes cylindricus|
|Western Wattled Cuckoo-Shrike||Lobotos lobatus|
|Green-tailed Bristlebill||Bleda eximius|
|Yellow-bearded Greenbul||Criniger olivaceus|
|Black-headed Rufous Warbler||Bathmocercus cerviniventris|
|Nimba Flycatcher||Melaenornis annamarulae|
|Rufous-winged Illadopsis||Illadopsis rufescens|
|White-necked Picathartes||Picathartes gymnocephalus|
|Sharpe’s Apalis||Apalis sharpii|
|Copper-tailed Glossy Starling||Lamprotornis cupreocauda|