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SPECIES INFO

In addition to genera in the families above, the following genera are endemic to the region (M indicating a genus endemic to Madagascar):

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
  • the Jeries Neomixis (three species) and Hartertula (one species) M

In addition in the following genera, high proportions of the member species are endemic to Madagascar:

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
  • the rock-thrushes, Monticola, in which three of the 13 species are endemic to Madagascar (these three are sometimes separated into their own genus, Pseudocossyphus.

Endemic Bird Areas

Birdlife International has defined a number of Endemic Bird Areas and Secondary Areas in Madagascar and the western Indian Ocean islands.

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

List of species

Species endemic to Madagascar

The following is a list of species endemic to Madagascar.

Non-passerines

  • Bernier's Teal
  • Meller's Duck
  • Madagascar Pochard
  • Madagascar Partridge *
  • Alaotra Grebe
  • Madagascar Grebe
  • Madagascar Pond Heron
  • Humblot's Heron
  • Madagascar Crested Ibis
  • Madagascar Fish Eagle
  • Madagascar Serpent Eagle
  • Henst's Goshawk
  • Madagascar Harrier-hawk
  • Madagascar Buzzard
  • Madagascar Cuckoo-hawk
  • Madagascar Sparrowhawk
  • Frances's Sparrowhawk
  • Banded Kestrel
  • Madagascar Kestrel
  • Brown Mesite
  • White-breasted Mesite
  • Subdesert Mesite
  • Madagascar Buttonquail *
  • Slender-billed Flufftail
  • Madagascar Flufftail
  • Madagascar Wood-rail
  • White-throated Rail
  • Madagascar Rail
  • Sakalava Rail
  • Madagascar Snipe


  • Madagascar Jacana
  • Madagascar Plover
  • Madagascar Sandgrouse
  • Madagascar Blue Pigeon
  • Madagascar Green Pigeon
  • Madagascar Turtle Dove *
  • Grey-headed Lovebird *
  • Red-capped Coua
  • Running Coua
  • Giant Coua
  • Coquerel's Coua
  • Red-breasted Coua
  • Red-fronted Coua
  • Blue Coua
  • Crested Coua
  • Verreaux's Coua
  • Madagascar Long-eared Owl
  • Madagascar Red Owl
  • White-browed Hawk-owl
  • Malagasy Scops-owl
  • Collared Nightjar
  • Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher
  • Scaly Ground-roller
  • Short-legged Ground-roller
  • Pitta-like Ground-roller
  • Rufous-headed Ground-roller
  • Long-tailed Ground-roller

Passerines

  • Velvet Asity
  • Schlegel's Asity
  • Common Sunbird-asity
  • Yellow-bellied Sunbird-asity
  • Appert's Greenbul
  • Grey-crowned Greenbul
  • Dusky Greenbul
  • Long-billed Greenbul
  • Spectacled Greenbul
  • Yellow-browed Oxylabes
  • White-throated Oxylabes
  • Crossley's Babbler
  • Madagascar Magpie-robin
  • Amber Mountain Rock-thrush
  • Forest Rock-thrush
  • Littoral Rock-thrush
  • Madagascar Wagtail
  • Ward's Flycatcher
  • Common Newtonia
  • Dark Newtonia
  • Archbold's Newtonia
  • Red-tailed Newtonia
  • Madagascar Lark
  • Madagascar Swamp-warbler
  • Thamnornis Warbler
  • Lantz's Brush-warbler
  • Grey Emu-tail
  • Brown Emu-tail
  • Common Jery
  • Stripe-throated Jery


  • Green Jery
  • Wedge-tailed Jery
  • Rand's Warbler
  • Cryptic Warbler
  • Nuthatch Vanga
  • White-headed Vanga
  • Chabert's Vanga
  • Blue Vanga
  • Helmet Vanga
  • Sickle-billed Vanga
  • Rufous Vanga
  • Bernier's Vanga
  • Red-shouldered Vanga
  • Red-tailed Vanga
  • Lafresnaye's Vanga
  • Hook-billed Vanga
  • Pollen's Vanga
  • Van Dam's Vanga
  • Tylas Vanga
  • Ashy Cuckoo-shrike
  • Madagascar Starling
  • Forest Fody
  • Madagascar Fody *
  • Sakalava Weaver
  • Nelicourvi Weaver
  • Madagascar Munia

Note that:

  • Madagascar Partridge is endemic as a native species to Madagascar, but has been introduced on the Mascarenes
  • Madagascar Buttonquail is endemic as a native species to Madagascar, but has been introduced on the Mascarenes
  • Madagascar Turtle Dove is endemic as a native species to Madagascar, but is thought to be an introduced species on the other islands in the region
  • Grey-headed Lovebird is endemic as a native species to Madagascar, but has been introduced to the Comoro Islands
  • Madagascar Fody is endemic as a native species to Madagascar, but has been introduced to many of the other islands in the region

Species endemic to other islands or island groups in the region

The following is a list of species endemic to other islands.

Species endemic to the Mascarene group
  • Mauritius Kestrel
  • Pink Pigeon
  • Mauritius Parakeet
  • Mascarene Swiftlet
  • Réunion Bulbul
  • Mauritius Bulbul
  • Réunion Stonechat
  • Mascarene Paradise Flycatcher
  • Rodrigues Warbler
  • Mauritius Olive White-eye
  • Réunion Olive White-eye
  • Mauritius Grey White-eye
  • Réunion Grey White-eye
  • Mauritius Cuckoo-shrike
  • Réunion Cuckoo-shrike
  • Mauritius Fody
  • Rodrigues Fody

Species endemic to the Comoros
  • Comoro Olive Pigeon
  • Comoro Green Pigeon
  • Karthala Scops-owl
  • Anjouan Scops-owl
  • Anjouan Cuckoo-roller
  • Comoro Bulbul
  • Comoro Thrush
  • Humblot's Flycatcher
  • Comoro Brush-warbler
  • Benson's Brush-warbler
  • Kirk's White-eye
  • Karthala White-eye
  • Mayotte White-eye
  • Comoro Green Sunbird
  • Humblot's Sunbird
  • Anjouan Sunbird
  • Mayotte Sunbird
  • Comoro Blue Vanga
  • Comoro Cuckoo-shrike
  • Mayotte Drongo
  • Grande Comore Drongo
  • Comoro Fody

Species endemic to central Seychelles
  • Seychelles Kestrel
  • Seychelles Blue Pigeon
  • Seychelles Black Parrot
  • Seychelles Scops-owl
  • Seychelles Swiftlet
  • Seychelles Magpie-robin
  • Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher
  • Seychelles Warbler
  • Seychelles White-eye
  • Seychelles Sunbird
  • Seychelles Fody

Species endemic to the Aldabra islands
  • Aldabra Rail
  • Aldabra Brush-warbler
  • Abbott's Sunbird
  • Aldabra Drongo
  • Aldabra Fody

There are native Madagascar Turtle Doves in the Aldabra group (separate races from those found on Madagascar); they may represent a separate species.

Other species endemic to the region

The following is a list of species which are not endemic to a specific island (or island group) but are endemic to the region as a whole.

  • Madagascar Sacred Ibis (Aldabra, western coast of Madagascar)
  • Réunion Harrier (Madagascar, Comoros, Mascarenes)
  • Frances's Sparrowhawk (Madagascar, Comoros)
  • Madagascar Kestrel (Madagascar, Aldabra)
  • Comoro Blue Pigeon (Comoros, Aldabra)
  • Greater Vasa Parrot (Madagascar, Comoros)
  • Lesser Vasa Parrot (Madagascar, Comoros)
  • Madagascar Coucal (Madagascar, Aldabra)
  • Madagascar Scops Owl (Madagascar, Comoros)
  • Madagascar Nightjar (Madagascar, Aldabra)
  • Madagascar Black Swift (Madagascar, Comoros)
  • Madagascar Spine-tailed Swift (Madagascar, Comoros)
  • Madagascar Kingfisher (Madagascar, Comoros)
  • Madagascar Bee-eater (Madagascar, Comoros)
  • Madagascar Cuckoo-roller (Madagascar, Comoros)
  • Mascarene Martin (Madagascar, Mascarenes)
  • Madagascar Bulbul (Madagascar, Comoros, Aldabra)
  • Madagascar Paradise Flycatcher (Madagascar, Comoros)
  • Madagascar Cisticola (Madagascar, Aldabra group)
  • Madagascar Brush-warbler (Madagascar, Mohéli, Anjouan)
  • Madagascar White-eye (Madagascar, various other islands)
  • Madagascar Green Sunbird (Madagascar, Mohéli)
  • Souimanga Sunbird (Aldabra, Madagascar)
  • Crested Drongo (Madagascar, Anjouan)

Near-endemics

The following is a list of species endemic to the region as breeding species:

  • Madagascar Squacco Heron (breeding endemic on Madagascar & Aldabra, migrates to East Africa)
  • Madagascar Lesser Cuckoo (endemic to Madagascar in the breeding season, winters in East Africa).

Two Western Palearctic falcons winter entirely (Eleonora's Falcon) or mainly (Sooty Falcon) on Madagascar.

The following restricted-range species are also found in the region:

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

The following seabirds are restricted to the region as breeders:

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.





                                     



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