Birds of Angola

Angola is home to several endemic birds, with western Angola even declared an Endemic Bird Area (EBA) by BirdLife International. This is because of the presence of several avian species in the area restricted to that range.

The national bird of Angola is the Red-crested Turaco, a species endemic to the country.

Birds of Angola

List of Birds Found in Angola

Native Birds

African and New World Parrots

  • Brown-necked Parrot
  • Gray Parrot
  • Meyer’s Parrot
  • Red-fronted Parrot
  • Rüppell’s Parrot

African Barbets

  • Anchieta’s Barbet
  • Black-backed Barbet
  • Black-collared Barbet
  • Bristle-nosed Barbet
  • Crested Barbet
  • Double-toothed Barbet
  • Gray-throated Barbet
  • Hairy-breasted Barbet
  • Miombo Barbet
  • Naked-faced Barbet
  • Pied Barbet
  • Red-rumped Tinkerbird
  • Sladen’s Barbet
  • Speckled Tinkerbird
  • Western Tinkerbird
  • White-headed Barbet
  • Yellow-billed Barbet
  • Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird
  • Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird
  • Yellow-spotted Barbet
  • Yellow-throated Tinkerbird

African and Green Broadbills

  • African Broadbill
  • Rufous-sided Broadbill

African Warblers

  • Cape Crombec
  • Gray Longbill
  • Green Crombec
  • Green Hylia
  • Lemon-bellied Crombec
  • Moustached Grass-warbler
  • Pulitzer’s Longbill
  • Red-capped Crombec
  • Rockrunner
  • Tit-hylia
  • Yellow Longbill

Albatrosses

  • Salvin’s Albatross
  • Wandering Albatross

Anhingas

  • African Darter

Barn-owls

Bee-eaters

  • Black Bee-eater
  • Black-headed Bee-eater
  • Blue-breasted Bee-eater
  • Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • Little Bee-eater
  • Madagascar Bee-eater
  • Rosy Bee-eater
  • Southern Carmine Bee-eater
  • Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
  • White-fronted Bee-eater

Boobies and Gannets

  • Cape Gannet
  • Northern Gannet

Bulbuls

  • Ansorge’s Greenbul
  • Black-collared Bulbul
  • Black-fronted Bulbul
  • Cabanis’s Greenbul
  • Common Bulbul
  • Eastern Bearded-greenbul
  • Golden Greenbul
  • Gray Greenbul
  • Gray-olive Greenbul
  • Honeyguide Greenbul
  • Icterine Greenbul
  • Lesser Bristlebill
  • Little Greenbul
  • Pale-olive Greenbul
  • Plain Greenbul
  • Red-tailed Bristlebill
  • Red-tailed Greenbul
  • Simple Greenbul
  • Slender-billed Greenbul
  • Spotted Greenbul
  • Swamp Greenbul
  • Terrestrial Brownbul
  • White-bearded Greenbul
  • White-throated Greenbul
  • Xavier’s Greenbul
  • Yellow-bellied Greenbul
  • Yellow-necked Greenbul
  • Yellow-throated Greenbul
  • Yellow-whiskered Bulbul

Bush Warblers and Allies

  • Chestnut-capped Flycatcher

Bushshrikes and Allies

  • Black-backed Puffback
  • Black-crowned Tchagra
  • Black-fronted Bushshrike
  • Bokmakierie
  • Braun’s Bushshrike
  • Brown-crowned Tchagra
  • Brubru
  • Crimson-breasted Gonolek
  • Four-colored Bushshrike
  • Gabela Bushshrike
  • Gabon Boubou
  • Gray-green Bushshrike
  • Gray-headed Bushshrike
  • Lowland Sooty Boubou
  • Lühder’s Bushshrike
  • Many-colored Bushshrike
  • Marsh Tchagra
  • Monteiro’s Bushshrike
  • Northern Puffback
  • Pink-footed Puffback
  • Red-eyed Puffback
  • Sabine’s Puffback
  • Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike
  • Tropical Boubou

Bustards

  • Black-bellied Bustard
  • Denham’s Bustard
  • Kori Bustard
  • Ludwig’s Bustard
  • Red-crested Bustard
  • Rüppell’s Bustard
  • White-bellied Bustard
  • White-quilled Bustard

Buttonquails

  • Black-rumped Buttonquail
  • Small Buttonquail

Cisticolas and Allies

  • Banded Prinia
  • Barred Wren-warbler
  • Black-chested Prinia
  • Black-necked Eremomela
  • Black-throated Apalis
  • Brown-headed Apalis
  • Bubbling Cisticola
  • Buff-throated Apalis
  • Burnt-neck Eremomela
  • Chattering Cisticola
  • Chirping Cisticola
  • Cloud Cisticola
  • Cloud-scraping Cisticola
  • Croaking Cisticola
  • Desert Cisticola
  • Gosling’s Apalis
  • Gray Apalis
  • Green-backed Camaroptera
  • Greencap Eremomela
  • Hartert’s Camaroptera
  • Levaillant’s Cisticola
  • Luapula Cisticola
  • Masked Apalis
  • Miombo Wren-warbler
  • Olive-green Camaroptera
  • Pale-crowned Cisticola
  • Piping Cisticola
  • Rattling Cisticola
  • Red-faced Cisticola
  • Red-headed Cisticola
  • Rock-loving Cisticola
  • Rufous-crowned Eremomela
  • Salvadori’s Eremomela
  • Siffling Cisticola
  • Singing Cisticola
  • Slender-tailed Cisticola
  • Stierling’s Wren-warbler
  • Stout Cisticola
  • Tawny-flanked Prinia
  • Tinkling Cisticola
  • Wailing Cisticola
  • Whistling Cisticola
  • White-chinned Prinia
  • Winding Cisticola
  • Wing-snapping Cisticola
  • Yellow-bellied Eremomela
  • Yellow-breasted Apalis
  • Yellow-browed Camaroptera
  • Zitting Cisticola

Cormorants and Shags

  • Bank Cormorant
  • Cape Cormorant
  • Crowned Cormorant
  • Great Cormorant
  • Long-tailed Cormorant

Cranes

  • Black Crowned-crane
  • Gray Crowned-crane
  • Wattled Crane

Crows, Jays, and Magpies

  • Cape Crow
  • Pied Crow

Cuckoos

  • African Cuckoo
  • African Emerald Cuckoo
  • Black Coucal
  • Black Cuckoo
  • Blue-headed Coucal
  • Blue Malkoha
  • Common Cuckoo
  • Coppery-tailed Coucal
  • Dideric Cuckoo
  • Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo
  • Gabon Coucal
  • Great Spotted Cuckoo
  • Klaas’s Cuckoo
  • Levaillant’s Cuckoo
  • Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo
  • Pied Cuckoo
  • Red-chested Cuckoo
  • Senegal Coucal
  • Thick-billed Cuckoo
  • White-browed Coucal

Cuckooshrikes

  • Black Cuckooshrike
  • Petit’s Cuckooshrike
  • Purple-throated Cuckooshrike
  • Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike
  • White-breasted Cuckooshrike

Drongos

  • Common Square-tailed Drongo
  • Fanti Drongo
  • Fork-tailed Drongo
  • Hair-crested Drongo
  • Sharpe’s Drongo
  • Velvet-mantled Drongo

Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl

  • African Black Duck
  • African Pygmy-goose
  • Blue-billed Teal
  • Cape Teal
  • Egyptian Goose
  • Fulvous Whistling-duck
  • Hartlaub’s Duck
  • Knob-billed Duck
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Red-billed Duck
  • Southern Pochard
  • Spur-winged Goose
  • White-backed Duck
  • White-faced Whistling-duck
  • Yellow-billed Duck

Egyptian Plover

  • Egyptian Plover

Fairy Flycatchers

  • African Blue Flycatcher
  • White-tailed Blue Flycatcher

Falcons and Caracaras

  • African Hobby
  • Amur Falcon
  • Dickinson’s Kestrel
  • Eurasian Hobby
  • Eurasian Kestrel
  • Gray Kestrel
  • Greater Kestrel
  • Lanner Falcon
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Pygmy Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Rock Kestrel

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies

  • African Citril
  • Black-eared Seedeater
  • Black-faced Canary
  • Black-throated Canary
  • Brimstone Canary
  • Streaky-headed Seedeater
  • Thick-billed Seedeater
  • Western Citril
  • White-throated Canary
  • Yellow Canary
  • Yellow-crowned Canary
  • Yellow-fronted Canary

Finfoots

  • African Finfoot

Flamingos

Flufftails

  • Buff-spotted Flufftail
  • Chestnut-headed Flufftail
  • Red-chested Flufftail
  • Streaky-breasted Flufftail
  • Striped Flufftail
  • White-spotted Flufftail

Grassbirds and Allies

  • Evergreen-forest Warbler
  • Fan-tailed Grassbird
  • Little Rush Warbler

Grebes

  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Little Grebe

Ground Babblers and Allies

  • Brown Illadopsis
  • Pale-breasted Illadopsis
  • Scaly-breasted Illadopsis
  • Thrush Babbler

Ground-hornbills

  • Southern Ground-hornbill

Guineafowl

  • Black Guineafowl
  • Helmeted Guineafowl
  • Plumed Guineafowl
  • Western Crested Guineafowl

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

  • African Skimmer
  • Arctic Tern
  • Black Tern
  • Brown Noddy
  • Caspian Tern
  • Common Tern
  • Damara Tern
  • Gray-hooded Gull
  • Kelp Gull
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Roseate Tern
  • Sandwich Tern
  • Sooty Tern
  • West African Crested Tern
  • Whiskered Tern
  • White-winged Tern

Hammerkop

  • Hamerkop

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites

  • African Cuckoo-hawk
  • African Fish-eagle
  • African Goshawk
  • African Harrier-hawk
  • African Hawk-eagle
  • African Marsh-harrier
  • Augur Buzzard
  • Ayres’s Hawk-eagle
  • Banded Snake-eagle
  • Bateleur
  • Bat Hawk
  • Black-chested Snake-eagle
  • Black Goshawk
  • Black Kite
  • Black-winged Kite
  • Brown Snake-eagle
  • Cassin’s Hawk-eagle
  • Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk
  • Common Buzzard
  • Congo Serpent-eagle
  • Crowned Eagle
  • Dark Chanting-goshawk
  • Egyptian Vulture
  • Eurasian Marsh-harrier
  • European Honey-buzzard
  • Gabar Goshawk
  • Hooded Vulture
  • Lappet-faced Vulture
  • Lesser Spotted Eagle
  • Little Sparrowhawk
  • Lizard Buzzard
  • Long-crested Eagle
  • Long-tailed Hawk
  • Martial Eagle
  • Montagu’s Harrier
  • Ovambo Sparrowhawk
  • Pale Chanting-goshawk
  • Pallid Harrier
  • Palm-nut Vulture
  • Red-necked Buzzard
  • Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk
  • Shikra
  • Tawny Eagle
  • Verreaux’s Eagle
  • Wahlberg’s Eagle
  • White-backed Vulture
  • White-headed Vulture

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns

  • Black-crowned Night-heron
  • Black-headed Heron
  • Black Heron
  • Cattle Egret
  • Dwarf Bittern
  • Goliath Heron
  • Gray Heron
  • Great Bittern
  • Great Egret
  • Intermediate Egret
  • Little Bittern
  • Little Egret
  • Purple Heron
  • Rufous-bellied Heron
  • Squacco Heron
  • Striated Heron
  • White-backed Night-heron
  • White-crested Bittern

Honeyguides

  • Cassin’s Honeyguide
  • Greater Honeyguide
  • Green-backed Honeyguide
  • Least Honeyguide
  • Lesser Honeyguide
  • Lyre-tailed Honeyguide
  • Pallid Honeyguide
  • Scaly-throated Honeyguide
  • Spotted Honeyguide
  • Wahlberg’s Honeyguide

Hoopoes

  • Eurasian Hoopoe

Hornbills

  • African Gray Hornbill
  • African Pied Hornbill
  • Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill
  • Black-casqued Hornbill
  • Black Dwarf Hornbill
  • Bradfield’s Hornbill
  • Brown-cheeked Hornbill
  • Crowned Hornbill
  • Damara Red-billed Hornbill
  • Monteiro’s Hornbill
  • Pale-billed Hornbill
  • Piping Hornbill
  • Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill
  • Southern Red-billed Hornbill
  • Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
  • Trumpeter Hornbill
  • White-crested Hornbill
  • White-thighed Hornbill

Hyliotas

  • Yellow-bellied Hyliota
  • Southern Hyliota

Ibises and Spoonbills

  • African Sacred Ibis
  • African Spoonbill
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Hadada Ibis
  • Spot-breasted Ibis

Indigobirds

  • Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah
  • Eastern Paradise-whydah
  • Parasitic Weaver
  • Pin-tailed Whydah
  • Purple Indigobird
  • Shaft-tailed Whydah
  • Variable Indigobird
  • Village Indigobird

Jacanas

  • African Jacana
  • Lesser Jacana

Kingfishers

  • African Dwarf Kingfisher
  • African Pygmy Kingfisher
  • Blue-breasted Kingfisher
  • Brown-hooded Kingfisher
  • Chocolate-backed Kingfisher
  • Giant Kingfisher
  • Gray-headed Kingfisher
  • Half-collared Kingfisher
  • Malachite Kingfisher
  • Pied Kingfisher
  • Shining-blue Kingfisher
  • Striped Kingfisher
  • White-bellied Kingfisher
  • Woodland Kingfisher

Larks

  • Angola Lark
  • Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark
  • Dusky Lark
  • Fawn-coloured Lark
  • Flappet Lark
  • Gray’s Lark
  • Gray-backed Sparrow-lark
  • Karoo Long-billed Lark
  • Red-capped Lark
  • Rufous-naped Lark
  • Sabota Lark
  • Spike-heeled Lark
  • Stark’s Lark

Laughingthrushes and Allies

  • Arrow-marked Babbler
  • Bare-cheeked Babbler
  • Black-faced Babbler
  • Hartlaub’s Babbler

Leaf Warblers

  • Laura’s Woodland-warbler
  • Willow Warbler
  • Wood Warbler

Monarch Flycatchers

  • African Paradise-flycatcher
  • Bates’s Paradise-flycatcher
  • Black-headed Paradise-flycatcher
  • Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher
  • Rufous-vented Paradise-flycatcher

Mousebirds

  • Red-backed Mousebird
  • Red-faced Mousebird
  • Speckled Mousebird

Nicators

  • Western Nicator
  • Yellow-throated Nicator

Nightjars and Allies

  • Eurasian Nightjar
  • Fiery-necked Nightjar
  • Freckled Nightjar
  • Long-tailed Nightjar
  • Montane Nightjar
  • Pennant-winged Nightjar
  • Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
  • Square-tailed Nightjar
  • Swamp Nightjar

Northern Storm-petrels

  • European Storm-petrel
  • Leach’s Storm-petrel

Old World Buntings

  • Cabanis’s Bunting
  • Cape Bunting
  • Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
  • Golden-breasted Bunting
  • Lark-like Bunting

Old World Flycatchers

  • African Dusky Flycatcher
  • African Forest-flycatcher
  • African Stonechat
  • Angola Cave-chat
  • Angola Slaty-flycatcher
  • Arnot’s Chat
  • Ashy Flycatcher
  • Bearded Scrub-robin
  • Bocage’s Akalat
  • Böhm’s Flycatcher
  • Brown-backed Scrub-robin
  • Brown-chested Alethe
  • Capped Wheatear
  • Cassin’s Flycatcher
  • Chat Flycatcher
  • Collared Palm-thrush
  • Common Redstart
  • Congo Moor Chat
  • Dusky-blue Flycatcher
  • European Pied Flycatcher
  • Familiar Chat
  • Fire-crested Alethe
  • Forest Scrub-robin
  • Gabela Akalat
  • Gray-throated Tit-flycatcher
  • Gray Tit-flycatcher
  • Gray-winged Robin-chat
  • Herero Chat
  • Isabelline Wheatear
  • Kalahari Scrub-robin
  • Karoo Chat
  • Little Flycatcher
  • Mariqua Flycatcher
  • Miombo Rock-thrush
  • Miombo Scrub-robin
  • Mountain Wheatear
  • Northern Wheatear
  • Pale Flycatcher
  • Red-backed Scrub-robin
  • Red-capped Robin-chat
  • Rufous-tailed Palm-thrush
  • Short-toed Rock-thrush
  • Snowy-crowned Robin-chat
  • Sooty Chat
  • Sooty Flycatcher
  • Southern Anteater-chat
  • Southern Black-flycatcher
  • Spotted Flycatcher
  • Tractrac Chat
  • White-browed Forest-flycatcher
  • White-browed Robin-chat
  • White-fronted Black-chat
  • White-headed Robin-chat

Old World Orioles

  • African Black-headed Oriole
  • African Golden Oriole
  • Black-winged Oriole
  • Eurasian Golden Oriole
  • Western Black-headed Oriole

Old World Parrots

  • Red-headed Lovebird
  • Rosy-faced Lovebird

Old World Sparrows

  • Cape Sparrow
  • Great Rufous Sparrow
  • House Sparrow
  • Northern Gray-headed Sparrow
  • Southern Gray-headed Sparrow
  • Yellow-throated Bush Sparrow

Osprey

  • Osprey

Ostriches

  • Common Ostrich

Owls

  • African Barred Owlet
  • African Scops-owl
  • African Wood-owl
  • Akun Eagle-owl
  • Eurasian Scops-owl
  • Fraser’s Eagle-owl
  • Marsh Owl
  • Pearl-spotted Owlet
  • Pel’s Fishing-owl
  • Shelley’s Eagle-owl
  • Southern White-faced Owl
  • Spotted Eagle-owl
  • Vermiculated Fishing-owl
  • Verreaux’s Eagle-owl

Oxpeckers

  • Red-billed Oxpecker
  • Yellow-billed Oxpecker

Oystercatchers

  • African Oystercatcher
  • Eurasian Oystercatcher

Painted Snipes

  • Greater Painted-snipe

Pelicans

  • Great White Pelican
  • Pink-backed Pelican

Penduline-tits

  • African Penduline-tit
  • Southern Penduline-tit

Penguins

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies

  • Blue Quail
  • Common Quail
  • Coqui Francolin
  • Crested Francolin
  • Finsch’s Francolin
  • Gray-striped Francolin
  • Harlequin Quail
  • Hartlaub’s Francolin
  • Latham’s Francolin
  • Orange River Francolin
  • Red-billed Francolin
  • Red-necked Francolin
  • Red-winged Francolin
  • Scaly Francolin
  • Swainson’s Francolin
  • Swierstra’s Francolin
  • White-throated Francolin

Pigeons and Doves

  • Afep Pigeon
  • African Green-pigeon
  • Blue-headed Wood-dove
  • Blue-spotted Wood-dove
  • Bronze-naped Pigeon
  • Emerald-spotted Wood-dove
  • Laughing Dove
  • Mourning Collared-dove
  • Namaqua Dove
  • Rameron Pigeon
  • Red-eyed Dove
  • Ring-necked Dove
  • Speckled Pigeon
  • Tambourine Dove

Pittas

  • African Pitta

Plovers and Lapwings

  • Black-bellied Plover
  • Blacksmith Lapwing
  • Caspian Plover
  • Chestnut-banded Plover
  • Common Ringed Plover
  • Crowned Lapwing
  • Forbes’s Plover
  • Kentish Plover
  • Kittlitz’s Plover
  • Long-toed Lapwing
  • Senegal Lapwing
  • Spur-winged Lapwing
  • Three-banded Plover
  • Wattled Lapwing
  • White-fronted Plover
  • White-headed Lapwing

Pratincoles and Coursers

  • Black-winged Pratincole
  • Bronze-winged Courser
  • Burchell’s Courser
  • Collared Pratincole
  • Double-banded Courser
  • Gray Pratincole
  • Rock Pratincole
  • Temminck’s Courser
  • Three-banded Courser

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots

  • African Crake
  • African Rail
  • African Swamphen
  • Allen’s Gallinule
  • Baillon’s Crake
  • Black Crake
  • Eurasian Moorhen
  • Lesser Moorhen
  • Nkulengu Rail
  • Red-knobbed Coot
  • Spotted Crake
  • Striped Crake

Reed Warblers and Allies

  • African Yellow-warbler
  • Common Reed Warbler
  • Greater Swamp Warbler
  • Great Reed Warbler
  • Icterine Warbler
  • Lesser Swamp Warbler
  • Sedge Warbler

Rollers

  • Blue-throated Roller
  • Broad-billed Roller
  • European Roller
  • Lilac-breasted Roller
  • Racket-tailed Roller
  • Rufous-crowned Roller

Sandgrouse

  • Burchell’s Sandgrouse
  • Double-banded Sandgrouse
  • Namaqua Sandgrouse
  • Yellow-throated Sandgrouse

Sandpipers and Allies

  • African Snipe
  • Bar-tailed Godwit
  • Common Greenshank
  • Common Redshank
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Curlew Sandpiper
  • Eurasian Curlew
  • Great Snipe
  • Green Sandpiper
  • Little Stint
  • Marsh Sandpiper
  • Red Knot
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Ruff
  • Sanderling
  • Whimbrel
  • Wood Sandpiper

Secretarybird

  • Secretarybird

Shearwaters and Petrels

  • Antarctic Prion
  • Cape Petrel
  • Northern Giant-petrel
  • Sooty Shearwater
  • White-chinned Petrel

Shoebill

  • Shoebill

Shrikes

  • Lesser Gray Shrike
  • Mackinnon’s Shrike
  • Magpie Shrike
  • Northern Fiscal
  • Red-backed Shrike
  • Southern Fiscal
  • Souza’s Shrike
  • White-crowned Shrike

Skuas and Jaegers

  • Parasitic Jaeger
  • Pomarine Jaeger

Southern Storm-petrels

  • Wilson’s Storm-petrel

Starlings

  • Babbling Starling
  • Burchell’s Starling
  • Cape Starling
  • Chestnut-winged Starling
  • Greater Blue-eared Starling
  • Meves’s Starling
  • Narrow-tailed Starling
  • Pale-winged Starling
  • Purple-headed Starling
  • Sharp-tailed Starling
  • Splendid Starling
  • Violet-backed Starling
  • Wattled Starling

Stilts and Avocets

  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Pied Avocet

Storks

  • Abdim’s Stork
  • African Openbill
  • African Woolly-necked Stork
  • Black Stork
  • Marabou Stork
  • Saddle-billed Stork
  • White Stork
  • Yellow-billed Stork

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters

  • Amethyst Sunbird
  • Anchieta’s Sunbird
  • Bannerman’s Sunbird
  • Bates’s Sunbird
  • Blue-throated Brown Sunbird
  • Bocage’s Sunbird
  • Bronze Sunbird
  • Carmelite Sunbird
  • Collared Sunbird
  • Copper Sunbird
  • Dusky Sunbird
  • Eastern Miombo Sunbird
  • Fraser’s Sunbird
  • Greater Double-collared Sunbird
  • Green-headed Sunbird
  • Green Sunbird
  • Green-throated Sunbird
  • Johanna’s Sunbird
  • Little Green Sunbird
  • Mariqua Sunbird
  • Montane Double-collared Sunbird
  • Mouse-brown Sunbird
  • Olive-bellied Sunbird
  • Olive Sunbird
  • Orange-tufted Sunbird
  • Oustalet’s Sunbird
  • Purple-banded Sunbird
  • Reichenbach’s Sunbird
  • Scarlet-chested Sunbird
  • Shelley’s Sunbird
  • Splendid Sunbird
  • Superb Sunbird
  • Variable Sunbird
  • Violet-tailed Sunbird
  • Western Miombo Sunbird
  • Western Violet-backed Sunbird
  • White-breasted Sunbird

Swallows

  • Angola Swallow
  • Banded Martin
  • Bank Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Black-and-rufous Swallow
  • Black Sawwing
  • Brazza’s Martin
  • Common House-martin
  • Gray-rumped Swallow
  • Greater Striped Swallow
  • Lesser Striped Swallow
  • Mosque Swallow
  • Pearl-breasted Swallow
  • Plain Martin
  • Red-throated Swallow
  • Rock Martin
  • Rufous-chested Swallow
  • Square-tailed Sawwing
  • White-headed Sawwing
  • White-throated Blue Swallow
  • White-throated Swallow
  • Wire-tailed Swallow

Swifts

  • African Palm-swift
  • Alpine Swift
  • Bat-like Spinetail
  • Bradfield’s Swift
  • Cassin’s Spinetail
  • Common Swift
  • Horus Swift
  • Little Swift
  • Mottled Spinetail
  • Mottled Swift
  • Pallid Swift
  • Sabine’s Spinetail
  • Scarce Swift
  • White-rumped Swift

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies

  • African Hill Babbler
  • Chestnut-vented Warbler
  • Garden Warbler

Thick-knees

  • Spotted Thick-knee
  • Water Thick-knee

Thrushes and Allies

  • African Thrush
  • Groundscraper Thrush
  • Kurrichane Thrush
  • Olive Thrush
  • Orange Ground-thrush
  • Rufous Flycatcher-thrush
  • White-tailed Ant-thrush

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice

  • Ashy Tit
  • Carp’s Tit
  • Dusky Tit
  • Miombo Tit
  • Rufous-bellied Tit
  • Southern Black-tit
  • White-winged Black-tit

Treecreepers

  • African Spotted Creeper

Trogons

  • Bar-tailed Trogon
  • Narina Trogon

Turacos

  • Black-billed Turaco
  • Gray Go-away-bird
  • Great Blue Turaco
  • Guinea Turaco
  • Red-crested Turaco
  • Ross’s Turaco
  • Schalow’s Turaco
  • Yellow-billed Turaco

Vangas, Helmetshrikes, and Allies

  • African Shrike-flycatcher
  • Angola Helmetshrike
  • Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher
  • Red-billed Helmetshrike
  • Retz’s Helmetshrike
  • Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike
  • White Helmetshrike

Wagtails and Pipits

  • African Pied Wagtail
  • African Pipit
  • Buffy Pipit
  • Bush Pipit
  • Cape Wagtail
  • Fülleborn’s Longclaw
  • Grimwood’s Longclaw
  • Long-billed Pipit
  • Long-legged Pipit
  • Mountain Wagtail
  • Nicholson’s Pipit
  • Plain-backed Pipit
  • Rosy-throated Longclaw
  • Short-tailed Pipit
  • Striped Pipit
  • Tree Pipit
  • Western Yellow Wagtail
  • White Wagtail
  • Woodland Pipit
  • Yellow-throated Longclaw

Waxbills and Allies

  • African Firefinch
  • Angola Waxbill
  • Black-and-white Mannikin
  • Black-bellied Seedcracker
  • Black-faced Waxbill
  • Black-headed Waxbill
  • Black-tailed Waxbill
  • Bronze Mannikin
  • Brown Firefinch
  • Brown Twinspot
  • Chestnut-breasted Nigrita
  • Cinderella Waxbill
  • Common Waxbill
  • Cut-throat
  • Dusky Twinspot
  • Fawn-breasted Waxbill
  • Gray-headed Nigrita
  • Green-backed Twinspot
  • Green-winged Pytilia
  • Jameson’s Firefinch
  • Locustfinch
  • Magpie Mannikin
  • Orange-cheeked Waxbill
  • Orange-winged Pytilia
  • Pale-fronted Nigrita
  • Peters’s Twinspot
  • Quailfinch
  • Red-billed Firefinch
  • Red-cheeked Cordonbleu
  • Red-faced Crimsonwing
  • Red-headed Bluebill
  • Red-headed Finch
  • Southern Cordonbleu
  • Violet-eared Waxbill
  • Western Bluebill
  • White-breasted Nigrita
  • White-collared Oliveback
  • Woodhouse’s Antpecker
  • Yellow-bellied Waxbill
  • Zebra Waxbill

Wattle-eyes and Batises

  • Angolan Batis
  • Black-necked Wattle-eye
  • Black-throated Wattle-eye
  • Boulton’s Batis
  • Brown-throated Wattle-eye
  • Chestnut Wattle-eye
  • Chinspot Batis
  • Pririt Batis
  • Red-cheeked Wattle-eye
  • Western Black-headed Batis
  • White-fronted Wattle-eye
  • White-tailed Shrike
  • Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye

Weavers and Allies

  • Bar-winged Weaver
  • Black Bishop
  • Black-chinned Weaver
  • Black-necked Weaver
  • Black-throated Malimbe
  • Black-winged Bishop
  • Blue-billed Malimbe
  • Bocage’s Weaver
  • Brown-capped Weaver
  • Chestnut-backed Sparrow-weaver
  • Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver
  • Chestnut Weaver
  • Compact Weaver
  • Crested Malimbe
  • Fan-tailed Widowbird
  • Forest Weaver
  • Golden-backed Bishop
  • Grosbeak Weaver
  • Holub’s Golden Weaver
  • Lesser Masked-weaver
  • Loango Weaver
  • Long-tailed Widowbird
  • Marsh Widowbird
  • Orange Weaver
  • Preuss’s Weaver
  • Red-billed Buffalo-weaver
  • Red-billed Quelea
  • Red-collared Widowbird
  • Red-headed Malimbe
  • Red-headed Quelea
  • Red-headed Weaver
  • Scaly Weaver
  • Slender-billed Weaver
  • Sociable Weaver
  • Southern Brown-throated Weaver
  • Southern Masked-weaver
  • Southern Red Bishop
  • Spectacled Weaver
  • Vieillot’s Black Weaver
  • Village Weaver
  • White-browed Sparrow-weaver
  • White-winged Widowbird
  • Yellow Bishop
  • Yellow-crowned Bishop
  • Yellow-mantled Weaver
  • Yellow-mantled Widowbird

White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies

  • Northern Yellow White-eye
  • Orange River White-eye
  • Southern Yellow White-eye

Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills

  • Black Scimitarbill
  • Common Scimitarbill
  • Green Woodhoopoe
  • Violet Woodhoopoe

Woodpeckers

  • African Gray Woodpecker
  • African Piculet
  • Bearded Woodpecker
  • Bennett’s Woodpecker
  • Brown-eared Woodpecker
  • Buff-spotted Woodpecker
  • Cardinal Woodpecker
  • Elliot’s Woodpecker
  • Golden-crowned Woodpecker
  • Golden-tailed Woodpecker
  • Green-backed Woodpecker
  • Olive Woodpecker
  • Reichenow’s Woodpecker
  • Rufous-necked Wryneck

Non-native Birds

Weavers and Allies

  • Bob-tailed Weaver

Old World Flycatchers

  • Collared Flycatcher

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies

  • Greater Whitethroat

Bulbuls

  • Leaf-love

Swallows

  • South African Swallow
  • Forest Swallow

Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl

  • Cape Shoveler
  • Maccoa Duck

Grebes

  • Eared Grebe

Pigeons and Doves

  • Rock Pigeon
  • Lemon Dove

Cuckoos

  • Yellow-throated Cuckoo

Swifts

  • African Swift
  • Black Spinetail

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots

  • Corn Crake

Plovers and Lapwings

  • Pacific Golden-plover

Sandpipers and Allies

  • Black-tailed Godwit
  • Dunlin
  • Terek Sandpiper
  • Red Phalarope
  • Solitary Sandpiper

Skuas and Jaegars

  • Long-Tailed Jaeger
  • Brown Skua

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

  • Sabine’s Gull
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Little Gull
  • Franklin’s Gull
  • Little Tern
  • Gull-billed Tern
  • Great Crested Tern

Tropicbirds

  • White-tailed Tropicbird
  • Red-Billed Tropicbird

Albatrosses

  • Yellow-nosed Albatross
  • Gray-headed Albatross
  • White-capped Albatross
  • Black-browed Albatross
  • Royal Albatross

Shearwaters and Petrels

  • Southern Giant-petrel
  • Great-winged Petrel
  • Soft-plumaged Petrel
  • Cory’s Shearwater
  • Great Shearwater
  • Manx Shearwater

Boobies and Gannets

  • Brown Booby

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns

  • Malagasy Pond-heron
  • Slaty Egret

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites

  • Booted Eagle
  • Steppe Eagle

Bee-eaters

  • White-throated Bee-eater

Honeyguides

  • Willcocks’s Honeyguide

Falcons and Caracaras

  • Red-necked Falcon

Shrikes

  • Woodchat Shrike

Larks

  • Monotonous Lark
  • Pink-billed Lark

Endemic Birds of Angola

These birds are only found in Angola and are protected by conservation efforts.

  1. Angola Cave-chat
  2. Angola Helmetshrike
  3. Angola Slaty-flycatcher
  4. Angola Waxbill
  5. Braun’s Bushshrike
  6. Gabela Akalat
  7. Gabela Bushshrike
  8. Gray-striped Francolin
  9. Pulitzer’s Longbill
  10. Red-backed Mousebird
  11. Red-crested Turaco
  12. Swierstra’s Francolin
  13. White-fronted Wattle-eye

Most of the birdwatching sites in Angola are located in the western part of the country, as rare species like the African Pitta, the Gabela Bushshrike, and the Monteiro’s Hornbill reside there. Some popular places to see these birds include forests like Santa Ambuleia, Kinjila, and Tundavala.

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