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  • Photograph of Quail Plover

    Cameroon is one of the few places where it is possible to see the strange Quail Plover. This one was photographed there by Simon Colenutt.

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    Photograph of African Swallow-tailed Kite

    The superb African Swallow-tailed Kite at Mora in Cameroon by Lars Petersson.

    Best Birds and other wildlife in Cameroon


    Endemics 5
    Mount Cameroon Francolin, Bannerman’s Turaco, Banded Wattle-eye, Mount Cameroon Speirops and Bates's Weaver.


    Cameroon and Nigeria 13
    Cameroon Olive-pigeon, Green-breasted Bushshrike, Mount Kupe Bushshrike, Yellow-breasted Boubou, Bamenda Apalis, Bangwa Warbler, Cameroon Mountain Greenbul, Grey-headed Greenbul, White-throated Mountain-babbler, Mountain Robin-chat, Bannerman’s Weaver, Rock Firefinch and Jos Plateau Indigobird.

    Cameroon, Nigeria and Bioko (island in Gulf of Guinea) 9
    Tullberg’s Woodpecker, Johnston’s (Elliot’s) Woodpecker, Western Mountain Sooty Boubou, Green Longtail, White-tailed Warbler, Western Mountain Greenbul, Cameroon Olive Greenbul, Cameroon Sunbird and Shelley’s Oliveback.

    Cameroon, Nigeria, Bioko and Equatorial Guinea 1
    Black-capped Woodland-warbler.

    Cameroon, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon 2
    Forest Swallow and Rachel’s Malimbe.

    Cameroon, Nigeria and Angola 1
    Fernando Po (Bioko) Swift.

    Cameroon and Bioko (island in Gulf of Guinea) 2
    Mountain Saw-wing and Ursula’s Sunbird.

    Cameroon, Gabon and Centra African Republic (CAR) 1
    Dja River Swamp-warbler.

    Cameroon and Angola 1
    Monteiro’s Bushshrike.

    Cameroon, Angola, CAR, Republic of the Congo (RC) & Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 1
    Bob-tailed Weaver.

    Cameroon and Chad 1
    Chad (Reichenow’s) Firefinch.

    Other specialities
    Olive Ibis, Quail Plover, Egyptian Plover, Grey Pratincole, Adamawa Turtle-dove, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Pennant-winged and Standard-winged Nightjars, Bare-cheeked Trogon, Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, Black Bee-eater, Grey-headed and Rufous-sided Broadbills, Grey-necked Rockfowl (Red-headed Picathartes), Spotted Illadopsis (Thrush Babbler) and Crossley's Ground-thrush. Also a chance of Black Guineafowl, Long-tailed Hawk, Congo Serpent-eagle, Arabian and Savile’s Bustards, Brown-chested Lapwing, Vermiculated Fishing-owl, Fraser’s Eagle-owl, Sjostedt’s Owlet, Golden Nightjar and African Spotted Creeper.

    Hartlaub’s Duck, francolins, African Swallow-tailed Kite, Grasshopper and Red-necked Buzzards, Black Crowned Crane, African Skimmer, Four-banded Sandgrouse, Afep and Western Bronze-naped Pigeons, Grey Parrot, Red-headed Lovebird, White-crested and Yellow-billed Turacos, cuckoos, Bar-tailed and Narina’s Trogons, kingfishers, bee-eaters, Abyssinian, Blue-bellied and Blue-throated Rollers, woodhoopoes, hornbills including White-crested, barbets, woodpeckers, Blue Cuckooshrike, Chestnut, White-spotted and Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyes, Senegal Batis, Black-headed Gonolek, shrikes including Emin’s, Bates’s and Red-bellied Paradise-flycatchers, Piapiac, swallows including White-throated Blue, Forest and Sennar Penduline-tits, greenbuls, Oriole Warbler (Moho), Cricket Warbler, Banded and River Prinias, Tit Hylia, Vanga Flycatcher, Heuglin’s Wheatear, Black Scrub-robin, robin-chats, alethes, akalats, starlings including Chestnut-bellied and White-collared, sunbirds, Oriole Finch, Sudan Golden Sparrow, malimbes, weavers, firefinches, pytilias, Dybowski’s Twinspot and Exclamatory Paradise-whydah. Also a chance of White-spotted Flufftail and Pel's Fishing-owl.

    Giraffe, Hippo, Roan, Topi, Red-fronted Gazelle, and Guereza Colobus, Preuss’s Red Colobus, Crowned, Red-capped Mangabey, Mona, Northern Talapoin, Patas, Putty-nosed and Red-tailed Monkeys. Also a chance of African Elephant, Lion and Sand Fox, and an outside chance of Drill.

    Nile Crocodile.

    Photograph of Yellow-throated Cuckoo

    The rarely-seen Yellow-throated Cuckoo by Dubi Shapiro.

    Best Sites for Birds and other wildlife in Cameroon