Black-winged Red Bishop
Country checklist and status
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ABC and other checklists
You can download and print an ABC / Dowsett checklist for Sierra Leone. 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.
You can download and print a checklist for Sierra Leone.
There are no species endemic to Sierra Leone.
Near endemic species (found in 3 or less African countries)
|Turati’s Boubou||Laniarius turatii|
|Emerald Starling||Lamprotornis iris|
The following species of the Upper Guinea forests Endemic Bird Area are found in Sierra Leone.
|White-breasted Guineafowl||Agelastes meleagrides|
|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|
|Sierra Leone Prinia||Prinia leontica|
|Sharpe's Apalis||Apalis sharpii|
|Nimba Flycatcher||Melaenornis annamarulae|
|White-necked Picathartes||Picathartes gymnocephalus|
|Rufous-winged Illadopsis||Illadopsis rufescens|
|Copper-tailed Starling||Lamprotornis cupreocauda|
|Gola Malimbe||Malimbus ballmanni|
|Lesser Kestrel||Falco naumanni||Vulnerable|
|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|
|Sierra Leone Pinia||Prinia leontica||Vulnerable|
|Nimba Flycatcher||Melaenornis annamarulae||Vulnerable|
|White-necked Picathartes||Picathartes gymnocephalus||Vulnerable|
|Gola Malimbe||Malimbus ballmanni||Endangered|
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 Sierra Leone’s threatened species, see BirdLife International.