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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:18 -- abc_admin

Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis, Saly, Senegal

Image Credit: 
Sue Walsh

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus, Saly, Senegal

Image Credit: 
Sue Walsh

Country checklist and status

You can download and print a checklist for Senegal.

ABC Bulletin Vol. 1, No.1, pp. 40-41 commented that 'an annotated list and atlas has been published for Senegal and The Gambia. A review of the records brings together a total of 610 species for Senegal alone.'

Recent additions to the Senegal list include Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus, ABC Bulletin, Vol.11, No.2, p.147 and Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius, Vol.10, No.1.

Birds of Senegambia ­ a checklist. A really handy booklet for those visiting The Gambia and Senegal. Contains a list of Senegambian species and plenty of room to maintain day lists for a 2-3 week visit.

Endemic species

There are no endemic nor near endemic species in Senegal.

Threatened species

Marbled Teal  Marmaronetta angustirostris Vulnerable
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola Vulnerable

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