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Cote D Ivory
Number of bird species: 741
White-cheeked Turaco Tauraco leucotis
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African Bird ClubWebsite
Côte d'Ivoire has a bird list of about 730 species which is a good total for a country about the size of Italy but not exceptional. Although it has deserved more ornithological attention than have many West African countries and although the number of recorded species is probably not far from the real one, much still remains to be discovered about the distribution and habits of Ivorian birds, and the country cannot be considered as very well-known. This state of knowledge will probably not improve for some time due to the current political troubles.
West African Ornithological SocietyWebsite
The West African Ornithological Society grew out of the Nigerian Ornithologists’ Society, which was founded in February 1964. Its object is to promote scientific interest in the birds of West Africa and to further the region’s ornithology, mainly by means of its journal Malimbus (formerly the Bulletin of the Nigerian Ornithologists’ Society). This journal is biannual and bilingual, a unique feature in Africa.The West African Ornithological Society grew out of the Nigerian Ornithologists’ Society, which was founded in February 1964. Its object is to promote scientific interest in the birds of West Africa and to further the region’s ornithology, mainly by means of its journal Malimbus (formerly the Bulletin of the Nigerian Ornithologists’ Society). This journal is biannual and bilingual, a unique feature in Africa.
WWF Programme Office - Cote d'Ivoire
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Comoé National ParkWebsite
Birds include 10 species of herons such as grey heron Ardea cinerea, goliath heron A. goliath, yellow-billed egret Egretta intermedia, ducks (Anatidae); raptors (Accipitridae); plovers and francolins (Phasianidae); hammerkop Scopus umbretta, black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus, four of the six West African stork species, and five of the six West African vulture species...
BirdLife International identified 14 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Côte d'Ivoire covering 23,553 km2, equivalent to 7.3% of the land-surface area of the country...
Mount Nimba Strict Nature ReserveWebsite
There are a number of rare and endemic bird species and a detailed account of birds in Liberian Nimba is given in Coston and Curry-Lindahl (1986)...
Taï National ParkWebsite
Over 230 bird species have been recorded, 143 typical of primary forest, including white-breasted guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides (E); Nimba flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae (I); western wattled cuckoo-shrike Campephaga lobata (V); and yellow-throated olive greenbul Criniger olivaceus (V). More details about birds are given in Thiollay (1985)...
1999 [March] Michiel de BoerReport
The main reason to go to Ivory Coast was to try and find the Yellow-headed Rockfowl or White-necked Rockfowl Picathartes gymnocephalus which to me seemed to be the most amazing and bizarre bird in the world. This bird is only known from Ivory Coast and adjacent Liberia and was our target bird...
2000 [June] Frank RheindtReport
From April 19 through June 24 2000, I spent a little more than 2 months in the République de Côte d`Ivoire. Most of that time (May 1 through June 18) was spent at the Biological Research Camp of the University of Wuerzburg (Germany) in the Parc National de la Comoé, where I did some research work on the general differences of the vocalizations of the birds to be found in the different microhabitats within the park. Thus, a lot of time was spent in the field making bird recordings, whilst - at the beginning of my stay - some time had also been invested in mist-netting...
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