An annotated checklist of the birds of Burkina Faso

Giovanni BOANO, Urbain BELEMSOBGO, Fabrizio SILVANO, Emmanuel Midibahaye HEMA, Aristide BELEMSOBGO, Kangbéni DIMOBE & Marco PAVIA

en Zoosystema 44 (2) - Pages 27-107

Published on 03 February 2022

We provide an updated and annotated check-list of Burkina Faso birds. This compilation takes into account our field research (2003, 2010, 2011 and 2012), museum specimens, and a thorough bibliographic search providing references to all the original records for each taxa. We clearly define criteria for acceptance in the checklist and discuss dubious or erroneous records. In this list, we adopted the HBW–BirdLife International List for nomenclature, species sequence, and higher level taxonomy (from genus to order). The list includes information for 566 species, admitting 486 species as part of the Burkina Faso bird checklist (updated on 31 December 2020). Twenty-three species are of conservation concern, among which it is worth mentioning the seven species of vultures.

birds, West Africa, Burkina Faso, checklist
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