Different types of birds in Nigeria

Different types of birds in Nigeria

Our country is a home for a huge number of species, continue to learn about the types of different birds in Nigeria

Birds types

Main types of birds in Nigeria

Here we have the different types of birds that live in our county, note that there are over 940 species of birds in Nigeria. The number of species of some types is too large, so we will show you just a few representatives from each type.

Accipitriformes

Accipitriformes type

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  • African Fish Eagle
  • African Harrier-Hawk
  • African Hawk-Eagle
  • Ayres's Hawk-Eagle
  • Bat Hawk
  • Bateleur
  • Black Kite
  • Black Sparrowhawk
  • Black-winged kite
  • Brown Snake Eagle
  • Dark Chanting Goshawk
  • European Honey Buzzard
  • Gabar Goshawk
  • Hooded Vulture
  • Lapped-faced Vulture
  • Lesser Spotted Eagle
  • Lizard Buzzard
  • Long-crested Eagle
  • Marsh Harrier
  • Montagu's Harrier
  • Pallid Harrier
  • Palm-nut Vulture
Nigerian eagles
  • Red-necked Buzzard
  • Rüppell’s Vulture
  • Scissor-tailed Kite
  • Shikra
  • Short-toed Snake Eagle
  • Tawny Eagle
  • Wahlberg's eagle
  • Western banded snake eagle
  • White-backed Vulture
  • White-headed Vulture
  • Osprey
  • Secretarybird

Anseriformes

Anseriformes type
  • African Black Duck
  • African Pygmy Goose
  • Common Pochard
  • Egyptian Goose
  • Eurasian Teal
  • Eurasian Wigeon
  • Ferruginous Duck
  • Fulvous whistling duck
  • Garganey
  • Hartlaub's duck
  • Knob-billed Duck
  • Pintail
  • Spur-winged goose
  • Tufted Duck
  • White-faced whistling duck

Apodiformes

Apodiformes type
  • Alpine Swift
  • Common Swift
  • White-rumped swift

Bucerotiformes

Bucerotiformes type
  • Ground Hornbill
  • African Grey Hornbill
  • African Pied Hornbill
  • Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill
  • Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill
  • Northern Red-billed Hornbill
  • Piping Hornbill
  • Piping Hornbill
  • White-thighed Hornbill
  • Yellow-casqued Wattled Hornbill
  • Black Scimitarbill
  • Green Wood Hoopoe
  • Hoopoe

Caprimulgiformes

Caprimulgiformes type
  • European Nightjar
  • Egyptian Nightjar

Charadriiformes

Charadriiformes type

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  • Spotted thick-knee
  • Water thick-knee
  • African wattled lapwing
  • Collared Pratincole
  • Grey Plover
  • Kittlitz's plover
  • Little Ringed Plover
  • Senegal lapwing
  • Spur-winged Lapwing
  • Three-banded plover
  • White-crowned lapwing
  • White-fronted plover
  • Cream-coloured Courser
  • Eurasian Oystercatcher
  • African jacana
  • Arctic Tern
  • Black tern
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Bridled Tern
  • Caspian Tern
Charadriiformes birds

Common Tern

  • Gull-billed Tern
  • Lesser black-backed Gull
  • Little Tern
  • Mew Gull / Common Gull
  • Roseate Tern
  • Royal Tern
  • Sabine's Gull
  • Sandwich Tern
  • Sooty Tern
  • Egyptian plover
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Pied Avocet
  • African Skimmer
  • Greater Painted-snipe
  • Greater Painted-snipe
  • Black-tailed Godwit
  • Broad-billed Sandpiper
  • Common Redshank
  • Sanderling

Ciconiiformes

Ciconiiformes type
  • Abdim's Stork
  • African Openbill
  • Black Stork
  • Marabou Stork
  • Saddle-billed Stork
  • White Stork
  • Woolly-necked Stork
  • Yellow-billed Stork

Coliiformes

Coliiformes type
  • Speckled Mousebird
  • Blue-naped Mousebird

Columbiformes

Columbiformes type
  • Adamawa turtle dove
  • Afep Pigeon
  • African collared dove
  • African Green Pigeon
  • Blue-headed wood dove
  • Blue-spotted wood dove
  • Bruce's green pigeon
  • European Turtle Dove
  • Laughing dove
  • Lemon Dove
  • Mourning collared dove
  • Namaqua dove
  • Red-eyed dove
  • Rock Dove
  • Speckled Pigeon
  • Tambourine dove

Coraciiformes

Coraciiformes type
  • African Pygmy Kingfisher
  • Chocolate-backed Kingfisher
  • Grey-headed Kingfisher
  • Malachite Kingfisher
  • Pied Kingfisher
  • Shining-blue Kingfisher
  • Striped Kingfisher
  • Woodland Kingfisher
  • Abyssinian roller
  • Blue-bellied Roller
  • Broad-billed Roller
  • European Roller
  • Bleu-headed Bee-eater
  • Red-throated Bee-eater
  • White-throated Bee-eater

Cuculiformes

Cuculiformes type
  • Black cuckoo
  • Common Cuckoo
  • Great spotted cuckoo
  • Jacobin cuckoo
  • Klaas's cuckoo
  • Levaillant's cuckoo
  • Senegal coucal

Falconiformes

Falconiformes type
  • African Hobby
  • Common Kestrel
  • Grey Kestrel
  • Lanner Falcon
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Red-necked Falcon

Galliformes

Galliformes type
  • Black Guineafowl
  • Helmeted Guineafowl
  • Stone partridge
  • Common quail
  • Coqui Francolin
  • Double-spurred Francolin
  • Harlequin quail
  • Scaly Francolin
  • White-throated Francolin

Gruiformes

Gruiformes type
  • Black Crowned Crane
  • Demoiselle Crane
  • African Finfoot
  • African Crake
  • Allen's Gallinule
  • Black crake
  • Common Moorhen
  • Eurasian Coot
  • Little crake
  • Purple Swamphen

Musophagiformes

Musophagiformes type
  • Great blue turaco
  • Guinea turaco
  • Guinea turaco
  • Violet turaco
  • White-crested turaco

Otidiformes

Otidiformes type
  • Arabian Bustard
  • Denham's Bustard
  • Nubische trap
  • White-bellied Bustard

Passeriformes

Passeriformes types
  • African reed warbler
  • African yellow warbler
  • Great Reed Warbler
  • Melodious warbler
  • Icterine Warbler
  • Flappet lark
  • Desert cisticola
  • Pied crow
  • Lavender Waxbill
  • Rock Martin
  • Square-tailed drongo
  • Black-and-white Mannikin
  • Cut-throat Finch
  • Black-crowned Tchagra
  • Black-headed gonolek

Pelecaniformes

Pelecaniformes types
  • Black-crowned Night Heron
  • Black Heron
  • Great (White) Egret
  • Intermediate Egret
  • Little Egret
  • Greaat White Pelican
  • Pink-backed Pelican
  • African Spoonbill

Phaethontiformes

Phaethontiformes types
  • Red-billed Tropicbird
  • White-tailed Tropicbird

Piciformes

Piciformes types
  • Brown-backed honeybird
  • Greater Honeyguide
  • Double-toothed barbet
  • Western tinkerbird
  • Cardinal woodpecker
  • Eurasian Wryneck

Podicipediformes

Little Grebe

Photo: nzbirdsonline.org.nz
Source: UGC

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  • Little Grebe

Procellariiformes

Procellariiformes types
  • Leach's Storm-Petrel
  • Wilson's Stormpetrel
  • Cory's Shearwater
  • Sooty Shearwater

Psittaciformes

Psittaciformes types
  • African Grey Parrot
  • Red-headed Lovebird
  • Rose-ringed Parakeet
  • Senegal Parrot

Strigiformes

Strigiformes types
  • African Scops Owl
  • African Wood Owl
  • Greyish Eagle-Owl
  • Pearl-spotted Owlet
  • Verreaux's Eagle-Owl
  • Barn Owl

Suliformes

Suliformes types
  • African Darter
  • Cormorant
  • Reed Cormorant

Trogoniformes

Narina Trogon

Photo: theflacks.co.za
Source: UGC

  • Narina Trogon

Birds of Nigeria

Nigeria has a big territory and wide variety of landscapes, there are coastal plains, rainforests, mangroves and river valleys. Such variety of ecosystems creates great conditions for different types of birds.

All these types of birds are very important for the functioning of the entire ecosystem of the country, that is why the supporting of their survival is among the main tasks of the ornithologists in Nigeria.

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Source: Birds of Nigeria

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