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List of Birds of Liberia

List of Birds of Liberia

Liberia is situated in West Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean to the country’s southwest. The landscape is characterized by mostly flat to rolling coastal plains that contain mangroves and swamps, which rise to a rolling plateau and low mountains in the northeast. Tropical rain forests cover the hills, while elephant grass and semi-deciduous forests make up the dominant vegetation in the northern sections. The equatorial climate is hot year-round with heavy rainfall from May to October with a short interlude in mid-July to August. During the winter months of November to March dry dust-laden harmattan winds blow inland causing many problems for residents. Liberia’s watershed tends to move in a southwestern pattern towards the sea as new rains move down the forested plateau off the inland mountain range of Guinée Forestière, in Guinea. Cape Mount near the border with Sierra Leone receives the most precipitation in the nation.

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  • Abdim’s stork
  • Abyssinian roller
  • Afep pegion
  • African barred owlet
  • African blue flycatcher
  • African broadbill
  • African cuckoo
  • African cuckoo-hawk
  • African darter
  • African dwarf kingfisher
  • African emerald cuckoo
  • African finfoot
  • African firefinch
  • African fish-eagle
  • African forest flycatcher
  • African golden oriole
  • African gray hornbill
  • African gray woodpecker
  • African green pigeon
  • African harrier hawk
  • African hobby
  • African jacana
  • African openbill
  • African paradise flycatcher
  • African piculet
  • African pied hornbill
  • African pied wagtail
  • African pitta
  • African pygmy goose
  • African pygmy kingfisher
  • African rail
  • African scops owl
  • African shrike flycatcher
  • African skimmer
  • African spoonbill
  • African spotted creeper
  • African swamphen
  • African swift
  • African thrush
  • African wood owl
  • African yellow white-eye
  • African-palm swift
  • Ahanta francolin
  • Akun eagle-owl
  • Allen’s gallinule
  • Alpine swift
  • Ansorge’s greenbul
  • Arctic tern
  • Ascension frigatebird
  • Ashy flycatcher
  • Ayres’s hawk-eagle
  • Baka indigobird
  • Balearic shearwater
  • Ballman’s malimbe
  • Band-rumped storm petrel
  • Bank swallow
  • Bar-breasted firefinch
  • Barn owl
  • Barn swallow
  • Barolo shearwater
  • Bar-tailed godwit
  • Bat hawk
  • Bateleur
  • Bates’s sunbird
  • Bates’s swift
  • Baumann’s greenbul
  • Beaudouin’s snake-eagle
  • Beautiful sunbird
  • Black bee-eater
  • Black coucal
  • Black crake
  • Black cuckoo
  • Black dwarf hornbill
  • Black goshawk
  • Black heron
  • Black kite
  • Black noddy
  • Black spinetail
  • Black tern
  • Black-and-white casqued hornbill
  • Black-and-white mannikin
  • Black-and-white shrike flycatcher
  • Black-bellied bustard
  • Black-bellied firefinch
  • Black-bellied plover
  • Black-bellied storm petrel
  • Black-billed wood dove
  • Blackcap babbler
  • Blackcap illadopsis
  • Black-capped apalis
  • Black-capped rufous warbler
  • Black-casqued hornbill
  • Black-collared lovebird
  • Black-crowned night heron
  • Black-crowned tchagra
  • Black-faced quail-finch
  • Black-headed gull
  • Black-headed heron
  • Black-headed paradise flycatcher
  • Black-necked cisticola
  • Black-necked weaver
  • Black-rumped waxbill
  • Black-shouldered nightjar
  • Black-tailed godwit
  • Black-throated coucal
  • Black-winged bishop
  • Black-winged kite
  • Black-winged oriole
  • Black-winged stilt
  • Blue cuckoo shrike
  • Blue malkoha
  • Blue moustached bee-eater
  • Blue quail
  •  Blue rock thrush
  • Blue-bellied roller
  • Blue-breasted kingfisher
  • Blue-cheeked bee-eater
  • Blue-headed coucal
  • Blue-headed crested flycatcher
  • Blue-headed wood dove
  • Blue-shouldered robin-chat
  • Blue-spotted wood dove
  • Blue-throated brown sunbird
  • Blue-throated roller
  • Booted eagle
  • Bridled tern
  • Bristle-nosed barbet
  • Broad-billed roller
  • Bronze mannikin
  • Bronze-tailed glossy starling
  • Brown booby
  • Brown illadopsis
  • Brown nightjar
  • Brown noddy
  • Brown snake-eagle
  • Brown tchagra
  • Brown-backed woodpecker
  • Brown-cheeked hornbill
  • Brown-chested alethe
  • Brown-eared woodpecker
  • Brown-necked parrot
  • Brown-throated wattle-eye
  • Brubru
  • Buff-spotted flufftail
  • Buff-spotted woodpecker
  • Buff-throated sunbird
  • Buff-throated sunbird
  • Bulwer’s petrel
  • Cabanis’s bunting
  • Cameroon indigobird
  • Cape gannet
  • Capuchin babbler
  • Cardinal woodpecker
  • Carmelite sunbird
  • Caspian plover
  • Caspian tern
  • Cassin’s flycatcher
  • Cassin’s hawk-eagle
  • Cassin’s honeyguide
  • Cassin’s spinetail
  • Cattle egret
  • Chattering cisticola
  • Chestnut owlet
  • Chestnut-bellied helmet shrike
  • Chestnut-breasted negro-finch
  • Chestnut-capped flycatcher
  • Chestnut-winged starling
  • Chocolate-backed kingfisher
  • Collared pratincole
  • Collared sunbird
  • Common bulbul
  • Common buzzard
  • Common chiffchaff
  • Common cuckoo
  • Common gonolek
  • Common grasshopper warbler
  • Common greenshank
  • Common house-martin
  • Common nightingale
  • Common pochard
  • Common quail
  • Common redshank
  • Common redstart
  • Common ringed plover
  • Common rock-thrush
  • Common sandpiper
  • Common snipe
  • Common swift
  • Common tern
  • Common waxbill
  • Compact weaver
  • Congo serpent-eagle
  • Copper sunbird
  • Copper-tailed starling
  • Cory’s shearwater
  • Crested guineafowl
  • Crested malimbe
  • Crimson seed-cracker
  • Croaking cisticola
  • Crowned eagle
  • Curlew sandpiper
  • Damara tern
  • Denham’s bustard
  • Dideric cuckoo
  •  Double-spurred francolin
  • Double-toothed barbet
  • Dunlin
  • Dusky blue flycatcher
  • Dusky long-tailed cuckoo
  • Dusky tit
  • Dusky-crested flycatcher
  • Dwarf bittern
  • Dybowsky’s twinspot
  • Eastern olivaceous warbler
  • Eastern olive-sunbird
  • Eastern-olive sunbird
  • Egyptian goose
  • Egyptian plover
  • Emerald starling
  • Ethiopian swallow
  • Eurasian blackcap
  • Eurasian curlew
  • Eurasian golden oriole
  • Eurasian hobby
  • Eurasian hoopoe
  • Eurasian kestrel
  • Eurasian marsh harrier
  • Eurasian moorhen
  • Eurasian nightjar
  • Eurasian oystercatcher
  • Eurasian reed warbler
  • Eurasian scops owl
  • Eurasian turtle-dove
  • Eurasian wryneck
  • European bee-eater
  • European golden plover
  • European honey buzzard
  • European pied flycatcher
  • European roller
  • European storm petrel
  • Fan-tailed grassbird
  • Fanti drongo
  • Fanti sawwing
  • Fea’s petrel
  • Fernando po batis
  • Fiery-breasted bush-shrike
  • Fiery-necked nightjar
  • Fine-spotted woodpecker
  • Finsch’s flycatcher thrush
  • Fire-bellied woodpecker
  • Flappet lark
  • Forbe’s plover
  • Forest penduline tit
  • Forest robin
  • Forest scrub-robin
  • Forest wood hoopoe
  • Fox kestrel
  • Fraser’s eagle owl
  • Freckled nightjar
  • Gabar goshawk
  • Gabon woodpecker
  • Gambaga flycatcher
  • Garden warbler
  • Garganey
  • Ghana cuckoo-shrike
  • Giant kingfisher
  • Glossy ibis
  • Glossy-backed drongo
  • Golden greenbul
  • Goliath heron
  • Gosling’s bunting
  • Grasshopper buzzard
  • Gray greenbul
  • Gray ground thrush
  • Gray heron
  • Gray kestrel
  • Gray longbill
  • Gray tit flycatcher
  • Gray’s malimbe
  • Gray-capped warbler
  • Gray-headed bristlebill
  • Gray-headed bush-shrike
  • Gray-headed gull
  • Gray-headed kingfisher
  • Gray-headed negro-finch
  • Gray-headed olive-back
  • Gray-headed sparrow
  • Grayish eagle-owl
  • Gray-rumped swallow
  • Gray-throated rail
  • Gray-throated rail
  • Gray-throated tit flycatcher
  • Gray-winged robin-chat
  • Great blue turaco
  • Great cormorant
  • Great egret
  • Great reed warbler
  • Great shearwater
  • Great skua
  • Great snipe
  • Greater flamingo
  • Greater honeyguide
  • Greater painted snipe
  • Greater sand plover
  • Greater whitethroat
  • Great-spotted cuckoo
  • Green crombec
  • Green hylia
  • Green indigobird
  • Green sandpiper
  • Green sunbird
  • Green-backed camaroptera
  • Green-backed twinspot
  • Green-headed sunbird
  • Green-tailed bristlebill
  • Grosbeak weaver
  • Guinea turaco
  • Gull-billed tern
  • Hadada ibis
  • Hairy-breasted barbet
  • Hamerkop
  • Harlequin quail
  • Hartlaub’s duck
  • Helmeted guineafowl
  • Heuglin’s masked weaver
  • Honeyguide greenbul
  • Hooded vulture
  • House sparrow
  • Icterine greenbul
  • Icterine warbler
  • Intermediate egret
  • Jabandu indigobird
  • Jack snipe
  • Jahannas sunbird
  • Kemps longbill
  • Kentish plover
  • Kitilitz’s plover
  • Klaas’s cuckoo
  • Knob-billed duck
  • Lanner falcon
  • Large-billed puffback
  • Latham’s francolin
  • Laughing dove
  • Lavender waxbill
  • Leach’s storm petrel
  • Leaf-love
  • Least honeyguide
  • Lemon dove
  • Lemon-bellied crombec
  • Lesser black-backed gull
  • Lesser blue-eared glossy-starling
  • Lesser flamingo
  • Lesser honeyguide
  • Lesser jacana
  • Lesser kestrel
  • Lesser moorhen
  • Lesser noddy
  • Lesser striped swallow
  • Levaillant’s cuckoo
  • Little bee-eater
  • Little bittern
  • Little crake
  • Little egret
  • Little gray flycatcher
  • Little grebe
  • Little green sunbird
  • Little green woodpecker
  • Little greenbul
  • Little ringed plover
  • Little stint
  • Little swift
  • Little tern
  • Lizard buzzard
  • Long-billed pipit
  • Long-crested eagle
  • Long-tailed cormorant
  • Long-tailed glossy-starling
  • Long-tailed hawk
  • Long-tailed jaeger
  • Long-tailed nightjar
  • Long-tailed paradise-whydah
  • Lowland akalat
  • Lyre-tailed honeyguide
  • Magpie mannikin
  • Malachite kingfisher
  • Mallard
  • Maned owl
  • Manx shearwater
  • Many-colored bush-shrike
  • Marabou stork
  • Marsh sandpiper
  • Marsh tchagra
  • Martial eagle
  • Masked booby
  • Maxwell’s black weaver
  • Melodious warbler
  • Montagu’s harrier
  • Mosque swallow
  • Mottled spinetail
  • Mountain wagtail
  • Mouse brown sunbird
  • Moustached grass warbler
  • Naked faced barbet
  • Namaqua dove
  • Narina trogon
  • Narrow-tailed starling
  • Nimba flycatcher
  • Nkulengu rail
  • Northern black flycatcher
  • Northern carmine bee-eater
  • Northern crombec
  • Northern fiscal
  • Northern gannet
  • Northern pintail
  • Northern puffback
  • Northern shoveler
  • Northern wheatear
  • Northern white-faced owl
  • Olivaceous flycatcher
  • Olive ibis
  • Olive long-tailed cuckoo
  • Olive-bellied sunbird
  • Olive-green camaroptera
  • Orange bishop
  • Orange weaver
  • Orange-cheeked waxbill
  • Oriole warbler
  • Ortolan bunting
  • Osprey
  • Pale flycatcher
  • Pale-breasted illadopsis
  • Pale-fronted negro-finch
  • Pale-winged indigobird
  • Pallid harrier
  • Palm-nut vulture
  • Parasitic jaeger
  • Parasitic weaver
  • Pearl-spotted owlet
  • Pectoral sandpiper
  • Pel’s fishing owl
  • Peregrine falcon
  • Piapiac
  • Pied avocet
  • Pied crow
  • Pied kingfisher
  • Pin-tailed whydah
  • Piping hornbill
  • Plain greenbul
  • Plain nightjar
  • Plain swift
  • Plain-backed pipit
  • Pomarine jaeger
  • Preuss’s swallow
  • Preuss’s weaver
  • Purple gallinule
  • Purple glossy-starling
  • Purple heron
  • Purple-headed starling
  • Purple-throated cuckoo-shrike
  • Puvel’s illadopsis
  • Pygmy sunbird
  • Quail-finch
  • Red knot
  • Red phalarope
  • Red-billed dwarf hornbill
  • Red-billed firefinch
  • Red-billed quelea
  • Red-billed tropicbird
  • Red-cheeked cordon-bleu
  • Red-cheeked wattle-eye
  • Red-chested cuckoo
  • Red-chested flufftail
  • Red-chested goshawk
  • Red-chested owlet
  • Red-chested swallow
  • Red-collared widowbird
  • Red-eyed dove
  • Red-faced cisticola
  • Red-faced pytilia
  • Red-footed falcon
  • Red-fronted ant-pecker
  • Red-fronted parrot
  • Red-headed lovebird
  • Red-headed malimbe
  • Red-headed quelea
  • Red-necked buzzard
  • Red-necked nightjar
  • Red-rumped swallow
  • Red-rumped tinkerbird
  • Red-shouldered cuckoo-shrike
  • Red-tailed bristlebill
  • Red-tailed greenbul
  • Red-thighed sparrowhawk
  • Red-throated pipit
  • Red-vented malimbe
  • Red-winged gray warbler
  • Red-winged prinia
  • Red-winged pytilia
  • Reichenbach’s sunbird
  • Rock martin
  • Rock pigeon
  • Rock pratincole
  • Rock-loving cisticola
  • Roseate tern
  • Rose-ringed parakeet
  • Royal tern
  • Ruddy turnstone
  • Ruff
  • Rufous cisticola
  • Rufous fishing owl
  • Rufous-chested swallow
  • Rufous-crowned eremomela
  • Rufous-crowned roller
  • Rufous-napped lark
  • Rufous-rumped lark
  • Rufous-sided broadbill
  • Rufous-winged illadopsis
  • Sabine’s gull
  • Sabine’s spinetail
  • Sacred ibis
  • Saddle-billed stork
  • Sanderling
  • Sandwich tern
  • Sandy scops owl
  • Scarlet-chested sunbird
  • Scarlet-tufted sunbird
  • Scissor-tailed kite
  • Scopoli’s shearwater
  • Secretary bird
  • Sedge warbler
  • Senegal batis
  • Senegal coucal
  • Senegal eremomela
  • Senegal lapwing
  • Senegal parrot
  • Senegal thick-knee
  • Sharpe’s apalis
  • Shelley’s eagle-owl
  • Shikra
  • Shinning drongo
  • Shinning-blue kingfisher
  • Short-eared owl
  • Short-toed snake-eagle
  • Sierra-Leon prinia
  • Siffling cisticola
  • Simple greenbul
  • Singing cisticola
  • Slender-billed greenbul
  • Slender-billed weaver
  • Small buttonquail
  • Snowy-crowned robin-chat
  • Soft-plumaged petrel
  • Sooty boubou
  • Sooty chat
  • Sooty shearwater
  • Sooty tern
  • Southern boubou
  • Speckled pigeon
  • Speckled tinkerbird
  • Speckle-fronted weaver
  • Splendid glossy-starling
  • Splendid sunbird
  • Spot-breasted ibis
  • Spotted crake
  • Spotted flycatcher
  • Spotted greenbul
  • Spotted honeyguide
  • Spotted redshank
  • Spur-winged goose
  • Spur-winged lapwing
  • Squacco heron
  • Square-tailed sawing
  • Standard-winged nightjar
  • Striated heron
  • Striped kingfisher
  • Sulphur-breasted bush-shrike
  • Sun lark
  • Superb sunbird
  • Swallow-tailed bee-eater
  • Swamp flycatcher
  • Swamp greenbul
  • Swamp nightjar
  • Swamp nightjar
  • Tambourine dove
  • Tawny eagle
  • Tawny flanked prinia
  • Tawny pipit
  • Temmnick’s stint
  • Tessmann’s flycatcher
  • Thick-billed cuckoo
  • Thick-billed honeyguide
  • Timneh parrot
  • Tiny sunbird
  • Tit hylia
  • Togo paradise whydah
  • Tree pipit
  • Tropical boubou
  • Ussher’s flycatcher
  • Variable indigobird
  • Variable sunbird
  • Vermiculated fishing owl
  • Verreaux’s eagle-owl
  • Vieillot’s barbet
  • Vieillot’s weaver
  • Village indigobird
  • Village weaver
  • Vinaceous dove
  • Violet turaco
  • Violet-backed hyliota
  • Violet-backed starling
  • Wahlberg’s eagle
  • Wahlberg’s honeyguide
  • Water thick-knee
  • Wattled lapwing
  • West African batis
  • West African wattle-eye
  • Western bearded greenbul
  • Western black-headed oriole
  • Western bluebill
  • Western bonelli’s warbler
  • Western bronze-napped pigeon
  • Western nicator
  • Western olivaceous warbler
  • Western plantain eater
  • Western reef-heron
  • Western square-tailed drongo
  • Western violet-backed sunbird
  • Western yellow wagtail
  • Whimbrel
  • Whinchat
  • Whiskered tern
  • Whistling cisticola
  • White helmet-shrike
  • White stork
  • White wagtail
  • White-backed night heron
  • White-backed vulture
  • White-bellied kingfisher
  • White-bellied storm petrel
  • White-billed buffalo-weaver
  • White-breasted guineafowl
  • White-breasted negro-finch
  • White-browed forest flycatcher
  • White-crested bittern
  • White-crested hornbill
  • White-faced storm petrel
  • White-faced whistling duck
  • White-fronted plover
  • White-headed lapwing
  • White-headed wood hoopoe
  • White-necked rockfowl
  • White-rumped seedeater
  • White-rumped swift
  • White-shouldered black-tit
  • White-spotted flufftail
  • White-spotted wattle-eye
  • White-tailed alethe
  • White-tailed ant-thrush
  • White-tailed tropicbird
  • White-throated bee-eater
  • White-throated blue swallow
  • White-throated greenbul
  • White-winged tern
  • Willock’s honeyguide
  • Willow warbler
  • Wilson’s storm petrel
  • Winding cisticola
  • Wire-tailed swallow
  • Wood sandpiper
  • Wood warbler
  • Woodchat shrike
  • Woodland kingfisher
  • Woolly-necked stork
  • Yellow-bearded greenbul
  • Yellow-bellied hyliota
  • Yellow-bellied wattle-eye
  • Yellow-billed barbet
  • Yellow-billed ox-pecker
  • Yellow-billed stork
  • Yellow-billed turaco
  • Yellow-browed camaroptera
  • Yellow-casqued hornbill
  • Yellow-crowned bishop
  • Yellow-footed honeyguide
  • Yellow-fronted canary
  • Yellow-mantled weaver
  • Yellow-rumped tinkerbird
  • Yellow-shouldered widowbird
  • Yellow-spotted barbet
  • Yellow-throated cuckoo
  • Yellow-throated longclaw
  • Yellow-throated tinkerbird
  • Yellow-whiskered greenbul
  • Zebra waxbill
  • Zitting cisticola

Best time for birding in Liberia

Liberia lies just north of the equator and thus has an equatorial climate, steaming hot all year round that is split into two seasons, wet and dry.

The best time to visit Liberia is during the dry season, as the roads are passable and the humidity is at a reasonable level. However, if you make a last-minute booking just before the two summer weeks without rain, you’ll find a lush, green land bursting with flowers and echoing with bird songs. If you’re a surfer, the best time to come in April through August, with consistent, deep swells and waves providing great conditions along the Atlantic coast.

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