List of AVES species in Madagascar

This is a list of AVES in Madagascar according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Ceblepyris cinereus Madagascar Cuckoo-shrike 103694485 LC
Oxylabes madagascariensis White-throated Oxylabes 22716763 LC
Crossleyia xanthophrys Madagascar Yellowbrow 22716767 NT
Mystacornis crossleyi Crossley's Babbler 22716772 LC
Mentocrex beankaensis Tsingy Wood-rail 22724980 NT
Sarothrura insularis Madagascar Flufftail 22692241 LC
Sarothrura watersi Waters's Crake 22692250 EN
Mentocrex kioloides Madagascar Grey-throated Rail 22692264 LC
Coua delalandei Delalande's Coua 22684143 EX
Coua gigas Giant Coua 22684148 LC
Coua coquereli Coquerel's Coua 22684152 LC
Coua serriana Red-breasted Coua 22684156 LC
Coua reynaudii Red-fronted Coua 22684160 LC
Zapornia olivieri Olivier's Rail 22692654 EN
Coua cursor Running Coua 22684164 LC
Coua verreauxi Verreaux's Coua 22684184 LC
Coua caerulea Blue Coua 22684188 LC
Centropus toulou Malagasy Coucal 22684243 LC
Eremopterix hova Madagascar Bush Lark 22717018 LC
Rallus madagascariensis Madagascar Water Rail 22692504 VU
Dryolimnas cuvieri White-throated Rail 22692535 LC
Geobiastes squamiger Scaly Ground-roller 22682937 VU
Coua ruficeps Red-capped Coua 22725437 LC
Coua olivaceiceps Olive-capped Coua 22725447 LC
Coua cristata Crested Coua 22725453 LC
Coua pyropyga Chestnut-vented Coua 22725463 LC
Cyanolanius madagascarinus Madagascar Blue Vanga 103703584 LC
Mesitornis variegatus White-breasted Mesite 22692949 VU
Mesitornis unicolor Brown Mesite 22692966 VU
Monias benschi Bensch's Mesite 22692971 VU
Pterocles personatus Madagascar Sandgrouse 22693009 LC
Gallinago macrodactyla Madagascar Snipe 22693107 VU
Cinnyris sovimanga Souimanga Sunbird 22717808 LC
Actophilornis albinucha Madagascar Jacana 22693532 NT
Charadrius thoracicus Black-banded Plover 22693780 VU
Lepidopygia nana Madagascar Munia 22719753 LC
Motacilla flaviventris Madagascar Wagtail 22718375 LC
Uratelornis chimaera Long-tailed Ground-roller 22682969 VU
Ploceus nelicourvi Nelicourvi Weaver 22718991 LC
Ploceus sakalava Sakalava Weaver 22718995 LC
Hartlaubius auratus Madagascar Starling 22710825 LC
Foudia omissa Forest Fody 22719144 LC
Charadrius bifrontatus Madagascar Three-banded Plover 22727481 LC
Neomixis striatigula Stripe-throated Jery 103771036 LC
Neomixis pallidior Subdesert Jery 103771124 LC
Copsychus albospecularis Madagascar Magpie-robin 103894037 LC
Aviceda madagascariensis Madagascar Cuckoo-Hawk 22694950 LC
Otus rutilus Madagascar Scops-owl 22735960 LC
Copsychus pica Pelzeln's Magpie-robin 103894121 LC
Apus balstoni Madagascar Swift 22686839 LC
Treron australis Madagascar Green-pigeon 22727848 LC
Coracopsis nigra Black Parrot 22727885 LC
Haliaeetus vociferoides Madagascar Fish-Eagle 22695121 CR
Cinnyris notatus Long-billed Sunbird 103804241 LC
Accipiter madagascariensis Madagascar Sparrowhawk 22695613 NT
Accipiter henstii Henst's Goshawk 22695678 NT
Buteo brachypterus Madagascar Buzzard 22695957 LC
Leptopterus chabert Chabert Vanga 22708046 LC
Falco zoniventris Banded Kestrel 22696414 LC
Tachybaptus rufolavatus Madagascar Red-necked Grebe 22696558 EX
Tachybaptus pelzelnii Madagascar Dabchick 22696565 EN
Bernieria madagascariensis Long-billed Greenbul 22712985 LC
Anas melleri Meller's Duck 22680225 EN
Xanthomixis zosterops Spectacled Greenbul 22712995 LC
Xanthomixis apperti Appert's Greenbul 22713004 VU
Tylas eduardi Tylas Vanga 22729398 LC
Upupa marginata Madagascar Hoopoe 22729402 LC
Anas bernieri Madagascar Teal 22680252 EN
Crossleyia tenebrosa Dusky Tetraka 22713021 VU
Xanthomixis cinereiceps Grey-crowned Tetraka 22713039 NT
Tyto soumagnei Madagascar Grass Owl 22688493 VU
Aythya innotata Madagascar Pochard 22680380 CR
Monticola sharpei Forest Rock-thrush 22708202 LC
Turnix nigricollis Madagascar Buttonquail 22680552 LC
Margaroperdix madagarensis Madagascar Partridge 22678927 LC
Cisticola cherina Madagascar Cisticola 22713508 LC
Lophotibis cristata White-winged Ibis 22697504 NT
Athene superciliaris White-browed Hawk-Owl 22689425 LC
Eutriorchis astur Madagascar Serpent-Eagle 22695336 EN
Asio madagascariensis Madagascar Long-eared Owl 22689517 LC
Monticola erythronotus Amber Mountain Rock-thrush 22730713 EN
Polyboroides radiatus Madagascar Harrier-hawk 22695415 LC
Caprimulgus madagascariensis Madagascar Nightjar 22689920 LC
Bradypterus brunneus Brown Emu-tail 22714564 LC
Gactornis enarratus Collared Nightjar 22690000 LC
Thamnornis chloropetoides Thamnornis 22714629 LC
Riparia cowani Madagascar Plain Martin 103815494 LC
Acrocephalus newtoni Madagascar Swamp Warbler 22714865 LC
Randia pseudozosterops Rand's Warbler 22715078 LC
Newtonia amphichroa Dark Newtonia 22715082 LC
Newtonia brunneicauda Common Newtonia 22715086 LC
Newtonia archboldi Archbold's Newtonia 22715090 LC
Newtonia fanovanae Red-tailed Newtonia 22715094 VU
Philepitta castanea Velvet Asity 22698763 LC
Philepitta schlegeli Schlegel's Asity 22698767 NT
Neodrepanis coruscans Wattled Sunbird-Asity 22698771 LC
Neodrepanis hypoxantha Small-billed Asity 22698777 VU
Threskiornis bernieri Madagascar Sacred Ibis 22731855 EN
Amphilais seebohmi Grey Emutail 22715475 LC
Brachypteracias leptosomus Short-legged Ground-roller 22682931 VU
Atelornis pittoides Pitta-like Ground-roller 22682955 LC
Atelornis crossleyi Rufous-headed Ground-roller 22682961 NT
Corythornis madagascariensis Madagascar Pygmy-Kingfisher 22683156 LC
Pseudobias wardi Ward's Flycatcher 22707821 LC
Neomixis tenella Common Jery 22716148 LC
Neomixis viridis Green Jery 22716153 LC
Hartertula flavoviridis Wedge-tailed Tetraka 22716161 NT
Alectroenas madagascariensis Madagascar Blue-Pigeon 22691588 LC
Calicalicus madagascariensis Red-tailed Vanga 22708012 LC
Schetba rufa Rufous Vanga 22708016 LC
Vanga curvirostris Hook-billed Vanga 22708020 LC
Xenopirostris xenopirostris Lafresnaye's Vanga 22708024 LC
Xenopirostris damii Van Dam's Vanga 22708028 EN
Xenopirostris polleni Pollen's Vanga 22708033 NT
Artamella viridis White-headed Vanga 22708037 LC
Falculea palliata Sickle-billed Vanga 22708041 LC
Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi Cryptic Warbler 22724439 LC
Euryceros prevostii Helmet Vanga 22708058 EN
Oriolia bernieri Bernier's Vanga 22708054 EN
Hypositta corallirostris Coral-billed Nuthatch-Vanga 22708069 LC
Calicalicus rufocarpalis Red-shouldered Vanga 22724537 VU
Nesillas lantzii Subdesert Brush Warbler 22724542 LC
Monticola imerina Littoral Rock-thrush 22708218 LC


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)