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Tanzania is among the African countries with the highest number of resident bird species, and the country has more than 80 so-called Important Bird Areas (IBA).
The Eastern Arc forests are particularly rich in endemics, with both strict and near-endemic species. Most of these forests have been recognized as IBAs and they all require conservation action if they are to last.

Further information on Tanzania birdlife is available at several sites, for example:


Bird Life International - Tanzania
Tanzania Bird Atlas - Distribution and Seasonality
Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania

For more information, please contact Professor, Dr. scient., Jon Fjeldså or assistant curator Jan Bolding Kristensen

Please note, by clicking the thumbnail to the right, you will find: additional information, distribution maps and large images of the specimens (best view with IE 1280 x 1024 px).

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Latest update: Aug 2007
Order Family Genus Species Author Specimen
nr.
Type
status
Sex Country Locality Collector Georeference Current name Additional information Large images
Passeriformes Muscicapidae Sheppardia gunningi alticola Fjeldså, Roy, & Kiure, 2000 92.216 Holotype Male Tanzania Lulago Forest,
Nguu Mts
J. Kiure 5°34’S
37°28’E
Sheppardia gunningi alticola Click for additional information, large images, distribution maps and other data
Passeriformes Platysteiridae Batis crypta Fjeldså, Bowie & Kiure, 2006 95.264 Holotype Male Tanzania Mdandu Forest,
Ludewa District, Iringa,
J. Kiure 9°46’00’S
35°04’46’’E
Batis crypta Click for additional information, large images, distribution maps and other data
Passeriformes Platysteiridae Batis crypta Fjeldså, Bowie & Kiure, 2006 95.263 Paratype Female Tanzania Mdandu Forest,
Ludewa District, Iringa,
J. Kiure 9°46’00’’S
35°04’46’’E
Batis crypta Click for additional information, large images, distribution maps and other data
Passeriformes Muscicapidae Sheppardia aurantiithorax Beresford, Fjeldså & Kiure, 2004 94.059   Male Tanzania Mafwemiro Forest,
Rubeho Mts
J. Bolding Kristensen 6°49’59’’S
36°33’37’’E
Sheppardia aurantiithorax Click for additional information, large images, distribution maps and other data
Passeriformes Muscicapidae Sheppardia aurantiithorax Beresford, Fjeldså & Kiure, 2004 94.060   Female Tanzania Mafwemiro Forest,
Rubeho Mts
J. Bolding Kristensen 6°49’59’’S
36°33’37’’E
Sheppardia aurantiithorax Click for additional information, large images, distribution maps and other data
Galliformes Phasianidae Xenoperdix udzungwensis obscurata Fjeldså & Kiure, 2003 93.215 Holotype - Tanzania Mafwemiro Forest,
Rubeho Mts
J. Kiure 6°54’00’’S
36°34’00’’E
Xenoperdix obscurata Click for additional information, large images, distribution maps and other data
Galliformes Phasianidae Xenoperdix udzungwensis Dinesen, Lehmberg, Svendsen, Hansen & Fjeldså, 1994 91.301 Holotype Male Tanzania Ndundulu Forest,
Udzungwa Mts
Dinesen et al. 07°45'S
36°30'E
Xenoperdix udzungwensis Click for additional information, large images, distribution maps and other data
Galliformes Phasianidae Xenoperdix udzungwensis Dinesen, Lehmberg, Svendsen, Hansen & Fjeldså, 1994 91.302 Paratype Female Tanzania Ndundulu Forest,
Udzungwa Mts
Dinesen et al. 07°45'S
36°30'E
Xenoperdix udzungwensis Click for additional information, large images, distribution maps and other data
Passeriformes Nectariniidae Nectarinia rufipennis Jensen, 1983 95.279 Holotype Male Tanzania Mwanihana Forest,
Udzungwa Mts
F.P. Jensen 7°50’00’’S
36°50’00’’E
Nectarinia rufipennis Click for additional information, large images, distribution maps and other data



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