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The lists of bird species of Madagascar

The lists of endemic, near endemic and threatened species have been compiled from a number of sources including the African Bird Club, BirdLife International, Birds of the World Version 2.0 ® 1994-1996, Dr. Charles Sibley and Thayer Birding Software, Ltd and Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands (SINCLAIR I. & LANGRAND O. 1998).

You can download and copy for print a checklist for Madagascar.

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Endemic species Near endemic species (found in 3 countries at most)
Alaotra Grebe Tachybaptus rufolavatus Madagascar Heron Ardea humbloti
Madagascar Grebe Tachybaptus pelzelnii Madagascar Marsh Harrier Circus maillardi
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata Frances’s Sparrowhawk Accipiter francesiae
Madagascar Teal Anas bernieri Madagascar Kestrel Falco newtoni
Meller’s Duck Anas melleri White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri
Madagascar Pochard Aythya innotata Madagascar Green Pigeon Treron australis
Madagascar Cuckoo Hawk Aviceda madagascariensis Madagascar Turtle Dove Streptopelia picturata
Madagascar Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides Greater Vasa Parrot Coracopsis vasa
Madagascar Serpent Eagle Eutriorchis astur Lesser Vasa Parrot Coracopsis nigra
Madagascar Harrier Hawk Polyboroides radiatus Madagascar Coucal Centropus toulou
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis Madagascar Nightjar Caprimulgus madagascariensis
Henst’s Goshawk Accipiter henstii Madagascar Spinetail Zoonavena grandidieri
Madagascar Buzzard Buteo brachypterus Madagascar Kingfisher Alcedo vintsioides
Banded Kestrel Falco zoniventris Cuckoo Roller Leptosomus discolor
Madagascar Partridge Margaroperdix madagascariensis Madagascar Black Bulbul Hypsipetes madagascariensis
Madagascar Buttonquail Turnix nigricollis Madagascar Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone mutata
White-breasted Mesite Mesitornis variegatus Madagascar White-eye Zosterops maderaspatanus
Brown Mesite Mesitornis unicolor Madagascar Green Sunbird Cinnyris notatus
Subdesert Mesite Monias benschi Souimanga Sunbird Cinnyris souimanga
Madagascar Wood Rail Canirallus kioloides Blue Vanga Cyanolanius madagascarinus
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis Madagascar Crested Drongo Dicrurus forficatus
Slender-billed Flufftail Sarothrura watersi
Madagascar Water Rail Rallus madagascariensis Threatened species
Sakalava Rail Amaurornis olivieri Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Vulnerable
Madagascar Jacana Actophilornis albinucha Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross Diomedea (chlororhynchos) carteri Endangered
Madagascar Plover Charadrius thoracicus Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus Vulnerable
Madagascar Snipe Gallinago macrodactyla White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis Vulnerable
Madagascar Sandgrouse Pterocles personatus Alaotra Grebe Tachybaptus rufolavatus Critical
Madagascar Blue Pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis Madagascar Grebe Tachybaptus pelzelnii Vulnerable
Grey-headed Lovebird Agapornis canus Madagascar Pond Heron Ardeola idae Endangered
Giant Coua Coua gigas Madagascar Heron Ardea humbloti Endangered
Coquerel’s Coua Coua coquereli Madagascar Sacred Ibis Threskiornis (aethiopicus) bernieri Endangered
Red-breasted Coua Coua serriana Madagascar Teal Anas bernieri Endangered
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii Meller’s Duck Anas melleri Endangered
Running Coua Coua cursor Madagascar Pochard Aythya innotata Critical
Red-capped Coua Coua ruficeps Madagascar Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides Critical
Crested Coua Coua cristata Madagascar Serpent Eagle Eutriorchis astur Endangered
Verreaux’s Coua Coua verreauxi Madagascar Marsh Harrier Circus maillardi Vulnerable
Blue Coua Coua caerulea White-breasted Mesite Mesitornis variegatus Vulnerable
Madagascar Red Owl Tyto soumagnei Brown Mesite Mesitornis unicolor Vulnerable
Madagascar Scops Owl Otus rutilus Subdesert Mesite Monias benschi Vulnerable
White-browed-Owl Ninox superciliaris Slender-billed Flufftail Sarothrura watersi Endangered
Madagascar Long-eared Owl Asio madagascariensis Madagascar Water Rail Rallus madagascariensis Vulnerable
Collared Nightjar Caprimulgus enarratus Sakalava Rail Amaurornis olivieri Endangered
Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher Ceyx madagascariensis Madagascar Plover Charadrius thoracicus Vulnerable
Short-legged Ground Roller Brachypteracias leptosomus Madagascar Pratincole Glareola ocularis Vulnerable
Scaly Ground Roller Brachypteracias squamigera Madagascar Red Owl Tyto soumagnei Endangered
Pitta-like Ground Roller Atelornis pittoides Short-legged Ground Roller Brachypteracias leptosomus Vulnerable
Rufous-headed Ground Roller Atelornis crossleyi Scaly Ground Roller Brachypteracias squamigera Vulnerable
Long-tailed Ground Roller Uratelornis chimaera Long-tailed Ground Roller Uratelornis chimaera Vulnerable
Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea Yellow-bellied Asity Neodrepanis hypoxantha Vulnerable
Schlegel’s Asity Philepitta schlegeli *Amber Mountain Rock Thrush Monticola erythronotus Endangered
Wattled Asity Neodrepanis coruscans Red-tailed Newtonia Newtonia fanovanae Vulnerable
Yellow-bellied Asity Neodrepanis hypoxantha Appert’s Tetraka Xanthomixis apperti Vulnerable
Madagascar Bush Lark Mirafra hova Dusky Tetraka Xanthomixis tenebrosa Vulnerable
Madagascar Wagtail Motacilla flaviventris Red-shouldered Vanga Calicalicus rufocarpalis Vulnerable
Madagascar Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina cinerea Van Dam’s Vanga Xenopirostris damii Endangered
Madagascar Magpie-Robin Copsychus albospecularis Bernier’s Vanga Oriolia bernieri Vulnerable
Littoral Rock Thrush Pseudocossyphus imerina Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii Vulnerable
Forest Rock Thrush Pseudocossyphus sharpei
Benson’s Rock Thrush Pseudocossyphus bensoni
Brown Emu-tail Dromaeocercus brunneus
Grey Emu-tail Amphilais seebohmi
Madagascar Brush Warbler Nesillas typica
Madagascar Swamp Warbler Acrocephalus newtoni
Rand’s Warbler Randia pseudozosterops
Cryptic Warbler Cryptosylvicola randriansoloi
Thamnornis Thamnornis chloropetoides
Common Newtonia Newtonia brunneicauda
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa
Archbold’s Newtonia Newtonia archboldi
Red-tailed Newtonia Newtonia fanovanae
Long-billed Tetraka Bernieria madagascariensis
Short-billed Tetraka Xanthomixis zosterops
Appert’s Tetraka Xanthomixis apperti
Dusky Tetraka Xanthomixis tenebrosa
Grey-crowned Tetraka Xanthomixis cinereiceps
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis
Madagascar Yellowbrow Crossleyia xanthophrys
Crossley’s Babbler Mystacornis crossleyi
Madagascar Jery Neomixis tenella
Green Jery Neomixis viridis
Stripe-throated Jery Neomixis striatigula
Wedge-tailed Jery Neomixis flavoviridis
Ward’s Flycatcher Pseudobias wardi
Red-tailed Vanga Calicalicus madagascariensis
Red-shouldered Vanga Calicalicus rufocarpalis
Rufous Vanga Schetba rufa
Hook-billed Vanga Vanga curvirostris
Lafresnaye’s Vanga Xenopirostris xenopirostris
Van Dam’s Vanga Xenopirostris damii
Pollen’s Vanga Xenopirostris polleni
Sickle-billed Vanga Falculea palliata
White-headed Vanga Artamella viridis
Chabert's Vanga Leptopterus chabert
Bernier’s Vanga Oriolia bernieri
Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii
Nuthatch-Vanga Hypositta corallirostris
Tylas Vanga Tylas eduardi
Madagascar Starling Saroglossa aurata
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi
Sakalava Weaver Ploceus sakalava
Madagascar Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis
Forest Fody Foudia omissa
Madagascar Mannikin Lonchura nana
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