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The African Bird Club (ABC) aims to "provide a worldwide focus for African ornithology." It covers the following geographic area (defined in detail on the ABC website):

  • 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, AngolaAscension Island, Azores, BeninBotswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, CameroonCanary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, ChadComoros Archipelago, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of the CongoDjiboutiEgypt, Equatorial GuineaEritreaEthiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-BissauKenya, Lesotho, LiberiaLibyaMadagascar, Madeira, MalawiMali, MauritaniaMauritius, Morocco, MozambiqueNamibia, Niger, NigeriaRéunion, RwandaSão Tomé and PríncipeSenegal, Seychelles, Sierra LeoneSocotra, SomaliaSouth Africa, St Helena, SudanSwazilandTanzania, TogoTristan da Cunha Archipelago, TunisiaUganda, 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.

First select authority to copy existing species from, then type species name, or enter a new species directly.

Species name is defaulted from the previous species row and should of course be overwritten!.

Genus is defaulted from the previous species row but may need overwriting; specific needs to be entered in either case.


Check the boxes below to also add species to the appropriate subordinate authorities. clear all

Delete species

NB: Species name for the old taxon should be updated to differentiate it from the split taxa using a '/' or '[group]', e.g. Species A/Species B or Species A [group].

NB: Scientific should also be updated similarly, e.g. Genus specific A/specific B or Genus specific A [group].

NB: Notes only allow up to 255 characters, but there is no enforcement of this. Anything longer will be truncated without warning.

NB: Species name for the old taxon should be updated to differentiate it from the split taxa using '[lumped]', e.g. Species A [lumped].

NB: Scientific should also be updated, using '[lumped]' or brackets for the old specific name, e.g. Genus specific [lumped] or Genus [specific] subspecific.

NB: Notes only allow up to 255 characters, but there is no enforcement of this. Anything longer will be truncated without warning.