Friday, August 31, 2012

[Ornithology • 1997] New birds in Africa: the last 50 years



CHRONOLOGY OF BIRD DISCOVERIES 
IN AFRICA 1946–1995

The dates refer to the years in which the species were described to science, not to the years in which they were first found or collected.

1946   Roberts’ Prinia Prinia robertsi, Zimbabwe
1947 Fox’s Weaver Ploceus spekeoides, Uganda
1949 White-throated Mountain Babbler Kupeornis gilberti, Cameroon

1951 Mount Kupé Bush ShrikeTelephorus kupeensis, Cameroon
1952 Djibouti Francolin Francolinus ochropectus, Djibouti 
Congo Bay Owl Phodilus prigoginei, Zaïre
1955 Kabobo Apalis Apalis kaboboensis, Zaïre  
Short-billed Crombec Sylvietta philippae, Somalia  
White-headed Robin-Chat Cossypha heinrichi, Angola
1956 Williams’ Lark Mirafra williamsi, Kenya
1957 Angola Helmetshrike Prionops gabela, Angola 
Gabela Akalat Sheppardia gabela, Angola
1958 Dwarf Honeyguide Indicator pumilio, Zaïre 
Ibadan Malimbe Malimbus ibadanensis, Nigeria

1960 Lemon-breasted Canary Serinus citrinipectus, Mozambique
Schouteden’s Swift Schoutedenapus schoutedenapus, Zaïre
1965 White-chested Tinkerbird Pogoniulus makawai, Zambia
1966 Sokoke Scops Owl Otus ireneae, Kenya
1967 Prigogine’s Greenbul Chlorocichla prigoginei, Zaïre 
Tana River Cisticola Cisticola restrictus, Kenya

1970 Nimba Flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae, Liberia
1974 River Prinia Prinia fluviatilis, Chad 
Gola Malimbe Malimbus ballmani, Ivory Coast
1975 Sidamo Lark Mirafra sidamoensis, Ethiopia 
Degodi Lark Mirafra degodiensis, Ethiopia
1976 Algerian Nuthatch Sitta ledanti, Algeria
1978 Kibale Ground Thrush Zoothera kibalensis, Uganda
1979 Ankober Serin Serinus ankoberensis, Ethiopia

1981 Yellow-footed Honeyguide Melignomon eisentrauti, Liberia
1982 Ash’s Lark Mirafra ashi, Somalia 
Lake Lufira Weaver Ploceus ruweti, Zaïre 
Jambandu Widowfinch Vidua raricola, Cameroon
Baka Widowfinch Vidua larvaticola, Nigeria
1983 Albertine Owlet Glaucidium albertinum, Zaïre 
Rufous-winged Sunbird Nectarinia rufipennis, Tanzania
1984 West African Batis Batis occulta, Liberia
1985 Red Sea Cliff Swallow Hirundo perdita, Sudan 
Liberian Greenbul Phyllastrephus leucolepis, Liberia
1986 Entebbe Weaver Ploceus victoriae, Uganda

1990 Prigogine’s Nightjar Caprimulgus prigoginei, Zaïre 
Kilombero Weaver Ploceus burnieri, Tanzania
1991 Dorst’s Cisticola Cisticola dorsti, Cameroon
Udzungwa Forest Partridge Xenoperdix udzungwensis, Tanzania 
Bulo Burti Boubou Laniarius liberatus, Somalia
1995 Mascarene Shearwater Puffinus atrodorsalis, South Africa 
Nechisar Nightjar Caprimulgus solala, Ethiopia



Hockey, P.A.R. 1997. New birds in Africa: the last 50 years. Africa - Birds & Birding. 2(1):39-44.

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