- Continental Africa
- Indian Ocean islands west of 80° East, e.g. Madagascar, Mascarene islands and Socotra
- Atlantic Ocean on or east of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, e.g. Tristan de Cunha group, Azores and Canaries
Within BUBO Listing, the ABC authority can be applied to lists for the entire African region plus certain countries therein, namely Algeria, Angola, Ascension Island, Azores, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Archipelago, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Somalia, South Africa, St Helena, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tristan da Cunha Archipelago, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
You can view the official ABC African checklist on the ABC website, and the BUBO Listing version of it (with French names in the notes column) below. Note that we exclude those species which are of disputable species status, and the recently discovered but as yet undescribed "Toha Sunbird". Thanks to the ABC Council for providing us with the full ABC list.
Note that the ABC lists are no longer maintained by ABC, so we instead recommend using our Africa IOC lists.