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Countries with the most number of bird species



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




Total number of bird species, by country


Scale-crested Pygmy-tyrant (Lophotriccus pileatus)


Note, this data dates to 2004, but is the most recent available on a global scale. If you are aware of more up-to-date data, please contact us.

Colombia1,821
Peru1,781
Brazil1,712
Indonesia1,604
Ecuador1,515
Bolivia1,414
Venezuela1,392
China1,221
India1,180
Congo, Dem Rep1,148
Kenya1,103
Tanzania1,056
Myanmar1,047
Argentina1,038
Mexico1,026
Uganda1,015
Thailand971
Sudan952
Cameroon936
Angola930
Panama904
Nigeria899
United States888
Nepal864
Australia851
Ethiopia839
Costa Rica838
Viet Nam837
South Africa829
Guyana786
Zambia770
Malaysia746
Ghana729
Papua New Guinea720
Laos704
Côte d'Ivoire702
Honduras699
Paraguay696
Mozambique685
Guatemala684
Suriname674
Rwanda665
CenAfrican Rep663
Zimbabwe661
Malawi658
Russian Fed645
French Guiana644
Somalia642
Guinea640
Gabon632
Nicaragua632
Sierra Leone626
Bhutan625
Pakistan625
Mali624
Namibia619
Senegal612
Bangladesh604
Burundi597
Congo597

Source: World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-WCMC), 2004. Species Data (unpublished, September 2004).

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


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