How many species of birds are in Africa?

Africa has over 2,310 bird species of which almost 1,400 are endemic to the continent. This includes two endemic bird orders and 10 endemic families. Some 248 bird species in Africa are globally threatened and while another 117 are listed as Near Threatened, hence of global conservation interest.

How many bird species are endemic to Africa?

There are 20 endemic bird families in Africa as follows.

Endemic families.

Family name Common name
Balaenicipitidae Shoebill
Sagittariidae Secretary Bird
Numididae Guineafowl
*Mesitornithidae Mesites

What is the most common bird in Africa?

An estimated 1.5 billion Red-billed Quelea live in Africa today, making them the most abundant of all wild birds. The sparrow-sized Red-billed Quelea flock together in groups so large, from a distance they appear to be clouds of smoke.

What is the smallest African bird?

The smallest bird in Africa is the Southern (or “Cape”) Penduline-tit at around 10cm long and weighing 7-8 grams. They are found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The heaviest flying bird in Africa is the Kori Bustard (view photos) and can weigh up to 19Kg.

What’s the smartest pet bird?

Top 5 smartest pet birds

  1. African Grey Parrot. “This is the genius of the bird world,” says Dr. …
  2. Macaws and Cockatoos. “With these birds, the bigger they are, the smarter they are,” explains Dr. …
  3. Budgerigar (budgies) …
  4. Conures, Green Amazons, Parakeets, Quakers, Lovebirds. …
  5. Canaries, Finches and Bantam Chickens.
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Are toucans from Africa?

Toucans reside in Central and South America, while hornbills are found only in Africa and Asia.

What animals eat birds in Africa?

Birds are attacked and eaten by other birds, including falcons, owls and eagles. Different kinds of serpents and other reptiles kill adult and baby birds alike. Four-legged predators such as bobcats and weasels are bird-eaters.

Is a peacock an African bird?

Peacocks, also known as peafowl, are medium sized birds most closely related to pheasants. Peacocks inhabit warm climates of the Southern Hemisphere. All peacocks are believed to have originated in Asia, but they now inhabit Africa and parts of Australia. They are most common in India.

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