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Countries with the most number of bird species



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Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants


Total number of bird species, by country


Scale-crested Pygmy-tyrant (Lophotriccus pileatus)


Note, this data from Birdlife International dates to 2016, but is the most recent available on a global scale. If you are aware of more up-to-date data, please contact us.

CountryBirdsAmphibiansMammalsReptilesFishVascular
plants
Colombia1826771442601205351220
Peru1804572467480154417144
Brazil17531022648807452156215
Indonesia1615347670728468229375
Ecuador1588539372444109819362
Bolivia142724436331039217367
Venezuela1364360363405170921073
China1240411551478333032200
India1180390412689246518664
DR Congo1087244430294148011007
Mexico1081377523916260226071
Tanzania1052204359359175010008
Kenya103411437628010456506
Myanmar10139129430710407000
Argentina99817237443710029372
Uganda987603191752646500
Thailand925140311434212311625
Sudan915142811834773137
Angola905992852458955185
Panama87921424627213999915
Cameroon87421833528310428260
Costa Rica856202227263110612119
Nigeria8541152851997724715
United States844300440530306719473
Viet Nam823225287463241110500
Nepal809451821472916973
Ethiopia806652712381706603
Guyana7891352351859826409
South Africa755128297447205923420
Zambia726872341854014,747
Papua New Guinea717367269273280711544
CAR711562191981643602
French Guiana7071082071669555625
Guatemala7061632202628968681
Australia7052423491038486915638
Malaysia702260336484193015500
Suriname6981132105810415018
Honduras69712221227010175680
Paraguay691791651842587851
Laos690982151705638286
Ghana681862571816873725
Nicaragua6757120319810717590
Mozambique6718723622217525692
Côte d'Ivoire666802521536713660
Rwanda6324018475762288
Malawi630771891254643,765
Guinea629742235959793000
Zimbabwe623592001901504,440
Bhutan60979962495468
Gabon606961821387746651

Source: Plant data is from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-WCMC), 2004. Species Data. Fish: Fishbase; Birds: Birdlife International; Amphibians: AmphibiaWeb; Mammals: IUCN; Reptiles: the Reptile Database.

Total | Amphibians | Birds | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants


Continued: Rainforest diversity


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