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Plants and Animals


Angola is home to at least 8,000 plant species, of which 1,260 are endemic, placing Angola in second place of countries in Africa with endemic plant species. About half of the country, including the inland high plains in the provinces of Moxico, Bié, Malanje and Lunda Norte, is covered with open tropical forest or 'miombo'. 30% of Angola is covered with savannahs or dry tropical forest;5% of the inland plateau and the provinces of Huambo, Bié, Kwanza Sul and Huíla are covered with grassland and meadows;2% of the country is covered with tropical rainforest or 'maiombe'. This rainforest is home to special tree species, including the most expensive and second most expensive wood species in the world, respectively from the m'pingo or (African) grenadilla and the African sandalwood tree Osyris lanceolata, and also the ebony tree.

M'pingo, one of the most expensive woods in the world M'pingo, one of the most expensive woods in the worldPhoto: Abu Shawka, CC 4.0 no changes made

Tropical rainforest can still be found in the provinces of Uíge and Lunda Norte, but it is under severe threat from agricultural activities and logging. Other types of vegetation are the African mountain forest above an altitude of 2000 meters and the dense tree savannas, mainly with the mopane tree, a subfamily of the legume family. This landscape, in the south of Angola in dry, warm areas between 200 and 1150 meters high, is mainly in the front of Cuando Cubango and the Cunene provinces. Growing as a shrub and tree, the mopane can reach heights of up to 18 meters and is an important food source for a variety of animals, including elephants and the night peacock caterpillar.

Mopane forest, AngolaMopane forest, AngolaPhoto: Van Staden Joggie CC 3.0 Unported no changes made.

A unique plant, the tumboa (Weltwitschia mirabilis), grows in the Namib Desert, 0.5% of the surface of Angola and located in the southwest of Angola. This plant has broad leaves of several meters in length that lie on the desert soil.

Weltwitschia Mirabilis AngolaWeltwitschia Mirabilis AngolaPhoto: Freddy Weber in the public domain

The African baobab or monkey bread tree is also fairly widespread in the dry semi-arid climate north, east and especially south of the capital Luanda.

In Angola, the tree, with a trunk circumference of up to seven meters and a height of up to 25 meters, is known under the Kimbundu name 'imbondeiro'. The tribe is home to thousands of gallons of water during the rainy season and the seed and fruit are also eagerly utilized by the local population.

 Imbondeiro or African baobab, Angola Imbondeiro or African baobab, AngolaPhoto: Alfred Weidinger CC2.0 Generic no changes made


It is estimated that Angola is home to 275 mammal species, 78 amphibian species, 227 reptile species (19 of which are endemic), 915 bird species and 300 insect species. The best place to see these animals in their natural habitat are the six national parks, not all of which are in great shape.

The national parks Mupa, Cameia and Bicuar can really only be regarded as national parks on paper;resources, infrastructure, conservation and information are seriously inadequate, poaching and environmental degradation through human intervention are the order of the day. The Iona National Park, Cangandala National Park and the Kissama National Park are doing better, only the latter park is allowed for tourists and facilities are available.

Angola's national animal is the endangered giant sable antelope, with horns up to 1.5 meters long and found in a small area between the city of Cuango and the Luando River.

 giant saber antelope, national animal of Angola

Giant saber antelope, national animal of Angola Photo: Charles J. Sharp CC 4.0 International no changes made

Only the English name of a number of animals below is known

great otter shrewCongo gold moleshort-nosed elephant shrew
South African Elephant ShrewElephant Shrewfour-toed elephant shrew
aardvarksouthern treetop tiesteppe or yellow spot tie
Cape cliff badger, dassie or rock badgerelephant savannaWest African manatee
golden angwantibopottoSouth African galago
dwarf galagosouthern keel rivet galagoswamp monkey
Dwarf Meerkatmalbrouckred-tailed meerkat
gag meerkatdiadem meerkatbrazzameerkat
big white-nosed meerkatcrown or Graymeer catmantle or gray-cheeked mangabey
crested mangabeyyellow baboonbear or Cape Baboon
southern frilly monkeywestern gorillachimpanzee

 southern frilly monkey (Colobus angolensis) is almost non-existent in Angola, despite the name Southern frilly monkey (Colobus angolensis) is almost non-existent in Angola Photo: Ryan E. Poplin CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

Bocage's mole-ratDamara molratMechow's mole-rat
rock or dassieratLord Derby's scaly-tailed squirrelbeecroft spiny-tailed squirrel
South African springharedamar round squirrelFunisciurus bayonii
congo squirrelfire-footed rope squirrellittle solar squirrel
Smith's bush squirreloil palm squirrelAngolan African dormouse
Kellen's dormousesmall-eared dormouseMonard's dormouse
Rock dormouseStone dormouseAnkole molrat
pygmy rock mouseShortridge's rockmousegray climbing mouse
dorsal stripeNyika climbing mouseAfrican tree mouse
gerbil or long-eared owlgambia hamsterratSouth African race mouse
dorsal grass mousestriped grass mousemany-nipple mouse
African Dwarf MouseAfrican Red-nosed Ratstripe mouse

Rockrat, AngolaRockrat, AngolaPhoto: Vernon Swanepoel CC 2.0 Unported no changes made

Woosnam's broad-headed mouseHildegarde's broad-headed mouseMiddle African Rabbit
Jameson's red rock hareCape Hareblack-tailed tree rat
South African hedgehogreddish-gray musk shrewheather shrew
bicolored musk shrewlesser red musk shrewmoonshine shrew
swamp musk shrewblackish white-toothed shrewAfrican black shrew
African giant shrewsmall-footed shrewRoosvelt's shrew
lesser gray-brown musk shrewturbo shrewgreater dwarf shrew
climbing shrewpalm fox (photo)Angolan epauletted fruit bat
Peters's epauletted fruit batlesser Angolan epauletted fruit batWahlberg's epauletted fruit bat
Dobson's epauletted fruit batFranquetvleerhondhammerhead bat
angolaroezetHayman's dwarf epauletted fruit batsmall epaulette bat
collared batD'Anchieta's fruit batnijlroezet or nijlrousette
African Long Tongue Flying FoxDamara woolly batAngolan hairy bat
Rufous mouse-eared batwelwitsch batsilvered bat
Beatrix's batMachado's butterfly batbutterfly bat
Anchieta's pipistrellebroad-headed pipistrelleAngolan long-eared bat
Moloney's mimic batCape serotineyellow serotine
banana dwarf batsmallest batZulu serotine
Schlieffen's batRüppell's pipistrellerusty pipistrelle
white-bellied lesser house batdark-winged lesser house batwhite-bellied yellow bat
Natal long-fingered batAnsorge's free-tailed batNigerian free-tailed bat
little free-tailed batangola free-tailed batwhite-bellied free-tailed bat
large-eared free-tailed batEgyptian free-tailed batAfrican sheath-tailed bat
Pel's pouched batmauritiusgrafvbatBate's slit-faced bat
shaggy slit-nosed batintermediate slit-faced batlarge-eared slit-faced bat
dwarf slit-faced batTheban slit-nosed batGeoffroy's horseshoe bat
Darling's horseshoe batDent's horseshoe batRüppell's horseshoe bat
lander horseshoe noseSwinny'shorseshoe batSundevall's roundleaf bat
giant roundleaf batNoack's roundleaf batthree-leaf bat
giant pangolinTemmincks, Cape or steppe pangolinslong-tailed pangolin
tree pangolinminke whaleAntarctic Minke Whale
sei whaleBrydevinvisblue whale
fin whalehumpback whalesouthern right whale or Australian whale
sperm whaledwarf sperm whaledwarf sperm whale
Blainville's beaked whaleGray's beaked whaleCuvier's dolphin
Haviside dolphinrough-toothed dolphintumbler
slender or Pantropian spotted dolphinstriped dolphinAtlantic Spotted Dolphin
long-beaked or spinner dolphinsarawak dolphin or Fraser's dolphinkiller whale or killer whale
dwarf friendblack sword whaleIndian Pilot Whale
white-lipped dolphin
cheetah or cheetahcaracalAfrican Golden Cat
black-footed catAfrican Wildcatserval
lionleopard or pantherAfrican Civet
pardelrollerswamp mongooseangolakoesimanse
fox mongoose or red meerkatAngolan slender mongooseslender mongoose
dwarf mongooseEgyptian ichneumonwhite-tailed mongoose
zebra mongoose or mungogray meerkatmeerkat
spotted hyenabrown hyena or beach wolfaardwolf
Cape or Kamavosstriped jackalblack-backed jackal
long-eared fox or spoon dogAfrican Wild Dog or Hyena Dogstriped polecat or zorilla
white-necked weaselhoney badger or rattlestain neck otter
Cape otterCameroon clawless otterCape fur seal
southern elephant seal

Swamp mongoose, predator Angola

Swamp mongoose, predator AngolaPhoto: Derek Keats (Johannesburg, South-Africa) CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

Chapman's zebrasteppe or plain zebraHartmann's mountain zebra
south-central black rhinocerossouth-western black rhinoceroswarthog
wild boarhippowater dwarf deer
blue, striped, or common wildebeestlyre antelope or topispringbok
Kirk's of damaradikdikklipspringerorbi
ibex antelope or ibexkaffir or African buffalobongo
eland antelopebushbucksitatunga or swamp antelope
big kudubay duikerblue diver
black-fronted diveryellowback duikercommon diver or buck
Roan or horse antelopesable or black horse antelopegems or skewers
impala or rooibokwaterbucklitschiewaterbok or lechwe
pukureed buck

angolagiraffeAngolagiraffePhoto: Charles James Sharpe, CC 4.0 International no changes made

The national bird of Angola is the red-crested turaco.

Red-crested turaco, national bird of AngolaRed-crested turaco, national bird of AngolaPhoto: William Warby CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

white-faced whistling duckred whistled duckwhite-backed duck
knob billed duckHartlaub's duckEgyptian Goose
Goose GooseAfrican Dwarf DwarfHottentot teal
Cape ShovelershovelerAfrican Black Duck
Yellow-billed DuckCape Tealred-billed pintail
brown crown duckAfrican spiny tail
guinea fowl
helmet guineafowlblack guinea fowlcrested guineafowl
crown guineafowl
quailblue quailharlequin quail
Hartlaubs frankolineGrants franklinscaled franklin
red-beaked franklinSwierstra's frankolineSwainson's franklin
red-throated franklincrested franklinCoqui franklin
white-throated franklinLatham's franklinredwing franklin
Finsch 'frankolineArcher's frankoline
flamingolittle flamingo
killergrebeblack-necked grebe
rock pigeonspeckled pigeonAfrican wood pigeon
olive pigeonbronze-necked pigeoncinnamon tart
weeping dortelred-eyed rootCape Dove
palm turtle doveemerald speckled pigeonsteel spotted pigeon
tambourine pigeonBrehmer's pigeonmask dove
African Puffin *

African puffin, pigeon species in AngolaAfrican puffin, pigeon species in AngolaPhoto: Bernard DUPONT CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

sand fowl
namaqua sandgrouseyellow-throated sandgrousedouble band grouse
fur sand grouse
koritrapLudwigs trapDenham's trap
senegal trapRüppels trapSouth African crested staircase
botwana trapblack bellied stairs
giant turacogreen turacoSchalows tourism
black-billed turacoyellow-beaked turacored-crested turaco
Lady Ross's turacopale turaco
cuckooSenegalese spurgeonmonk spur cuckoo
copper-tailed spore cuckooeyebrow spur cuckooblack track cuckoo
yellow-billed blue malkohacrested cuckooLevaillant's cuckoo
Jacobin cuckooFat-billed Cuckoodiederik cuckoo
Klaas' cuckooyellow-throated cuckooemerald cuckoo
gray long-tailed cuckoobrown long-tailed cuckooblack cuckoo
hermit cuckooAfrican Cuckoogabon spur cuckoo
nightjarpennant nightjarred-faced nightjar
black-shouldered nightjarsooty nightjarroughenzorin nightjar
swamp nightjarrocky nightjarlong-tailed nightjar
gabon nightjar
common swiftiturigierzwaluwswift swift
Cassin's SwiftBöhms swiftscarce swift
alpine swiftscaly mountain swiftbaobab swift
pale swiftCape Swiftladybird swallow
house swifthorus swiftraven swallow
African Palm Swift
down tail rails
pearl blotchbrown spotralEuropean robin
ugallaralBöhms ralstripesral
rales, cows and moorhens
African water railcorncrakeAfrican Corn Crake
spotted crakeAfrican Moorhenmoorhen
cooty cootAfrican Grouseemerald purple hair
nkulenguralAfrican Spotted CrakeBlack Spotted Crake
smallest moorhen
Grebe Coots
water treadle

Pearl blotch, AngolaPearl blotch, AngolaPhoto: Francesco Veronesi CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

gray crowned craneblack crowned cranewattled crane
water thick-kneeCape Griel
Crocodile Guardians
crocodile guardian
pied avocatblack-winged stilt
OystercatcherAfrican Black Oystercatcher
lapwings and plovers
silver ploverAsian Golden PloverBlacksmith's Plover
Caspian plovershepherd's ploversand plover
ringed ploverthree-banded ploverForbes' plover
sand ploverCape Ploverlong-toed lapwing
spur lapwingwhite crested lapwingmourning lapwing
crowned lapwingAfrican wattled lapwing
greater painted-snipe
dwarf jacanalily runner
sandpipers and snip
curlewwhimbrelred-tailed godwit
black-tailed godwitstone runnerknot
ruffcurved sandpiperthree-toed sandpiper
spotted sandpiperlittle sandpipergreat snipe
Afrikaanse snip *terekruiterrosy phalarope
sandpiperwitgatAmerican Woodland Rider
green-legged riderpool riderforest rider
striped button quailnatalfight quail
racing birds and fork-tailed plovers
rosse renvogelTemminck's renvogeldouble-banded racing bird
three-banded run birdbronze-winged running birdfork-tailed plover
black-tailed ploverrockforktail plovergray fork-tailed plover
Sub-Antarctic Great Skuamiddle fighterlittle hunter
smallest hunter

African snipe occurs in AngolaAfrican snipe occurs in AngolaPhoto: Derek Keats CC2.0 Generic no changes made


fork-tailed gullgray-headed gullblack-headed gull
Little GullFranklin's Gulllesser black-backed gull
kelpgullnoddyvariegated stern
Little Terndamarasternlaughsern
giant ternblack starwhite-winged tern
white-faced ternRose sterncommon tern
arctic ternroyal terncrested tern
sandwich ternAfrican scissor beak
tropic birds
white-tailed tropicbirdred-billed tropicbird
pinguïns of geese
black-footed penguinïn
large albatrossyellow-billed albatrosgray-headed albatros
white-headed albatrosSalvins albatrosblack-browed Albatross
royal albatros
southern storm petrels
Wilson's Petrel
northern storm petrels
petrelpale storm petrel
petrels and shearwaters
southern giant petrelnorthern giant petrelCape Petrel
long-winged petreldown petrelAntarctic prion
white chin petrelKuhl's Shearwatergreat shearwater
gray shearwaterArctic shearwater
African gaperblack storkAbdim's stork
bishop's storkstorksaddle-billed stork
African MarabouAfrican nimmerzat
GannetCape Gannetbrown gent
snake-necked birds
African snake-necked bird
African Pygmy CormorantCormorant Cormorantgreat cormorant
Cape CormorantCormorant
pink pelicanlittle pelican
shoe-billed stork

Shoebill, Bird of AngolaShoebill, Bird of AngolaPhoto: Bildflut in the public domain

bitternLittle BitternAfrican Little Bittern
African Tiger BitternBlue HeronBlack-headed Heron
giant heronpurple herongreat egret
middle egretlittle egretSharpes heron
black heronCattle Egretral heron
madagascarral heronred-bellied heronmangrove heron
kwakwhite-backed quail
ibises and spoonbills
black ibissacred ibisscaly ibis
hadada-ibisAfrican Spoonbill
secretary bird
secretary bird
gray kitebald-headed harrierpalmgier
Egyptian vulturehoney buzzardAfrican Koekoekswouw
white-headed vultureoorgierkapgier
witruggierbateleurCongolese snake eagle
black-breasted snake eaglebrown snake eaglelittle gray snake eagle
bat kitecrowned eaglefighting eagle
African black crested eaglescreaming eagleWahlbergs arend
pygmy eagleAyres' hawk eaglesavanna eagle
steppearendCassin's crested eagleblack eagle
African hawk eaglelizard hawkdark chanting goshawk
chanterellegabarhavikMarsh Harrier
African Marsh Harriermarsh harrierMontagu's Harrier
robin hawkAfrican Hawkcameroon hawk
shikraEast African Dwarf Perwerovambosperwer
African Sparrowhawkblack hawklong-tailed hawk
black kiteAfrican Bald Eaglebuzzard
African Red-tailed Hawkaugur buzzard
Barn Owls
Cape Grainbarn owl
scops owlAfrican scops owlsouthern white-faced owl
African Eagle Owllittle eagle owlShelleys oehoe
Verreaux 'oehoeakoenoehoeFur fishing owl
little fishing owlbeaded pygmy owlCape Little Owl
Ituri-dwarf owlAfrican Tawny OwlAfrican Short-eared Owl
mouse birds
brown mouse birdred-rumped mouse birdred-eared mouse bird
narinatrogonband-tailed trough
tree hopping
green poopdamara-kickerblack boom hop
South African boomhop
horn raves
southern hornet
dwarf stickcrest dockBradfields tok
colorful tokgray tokthick-billed stick
southern yellow-billed stickMonteiro's toksouthern red-billed stick
damaratokwhite-crested flock *black tok
blue-throated hornbillGray-eared Hornbillbrown-eared hornbill
white-legged hornbillhornbill hornbillwhistling hornbill

white-crested flock, bird from AngolaWhite-crested flock, bird from AngolaPhoto: Tony Hisgett CC 2.0 Unported no changes made

cobalt kingfisherluster kingfishermalechiette kingvogel
white-bellied kingfisherAfrican Pygmy Kingfisherbrown-headed kingfisher
brown-headed kingfisherwhite-throated kingfishergray-headed kingfisher
Common Kingfisherbridle kingfisherbrown-hooded kingfisher
striped kingfisherAfrican Giant Kingfisherpied kingfisher
black bee-eaterwhite-hooded bee-eaterdwarf bee-eater
bluebird eaterSwallowtail Bee-eaterblack-headed bee-eater
white-throated bee-eatergreen bee-eatermadagascar bee eater
bee-eaterpink bee-eatersouthern crimson bee-eater
rollerfork tail rollerflag-tailed roller
red-crowned rollerbroad-beaked rollerblue-throated roller
African barbet
yellow-billed barbetcrested barbetgray-throated bristle nose
Sladens brush noseFur brush nosebald-headed barbet
yellow-headed barbetspeckled tinkerYellowback Kettler
red-rumped kickeryellow-throated kettleryellow-rumped kicker
yellow-fronted tickleryellow-spotted barbetpearl barred bird
miombabaardvogelCape Barbetwhite-headed barbet
black-necked barbetred-bellied barbetdouble-toothed barbet
honey guards
dwarf honeyguidegray honeyguidebrown back honeyguide
pale honeyguidesmallest honeyguidethick-billed honeyguide
little honeyguidespotted honeyguidescale honeyguide
big honeyguidelyre tail honeyguide
African wryneckAfrican woodpeckerElliot's woodpecker
Cardinal Woodpeckerbearded woodpeckeryellow-backed woodpecker
gray green woodpeckerolive woodpeckerbrown-eared woodpecker
termite woodpeckergreen-backed woodpeckerBennett's woodpecker
golden-tailed woodpecker
African pygmy falconlesser kestrelkestrel
rock falcongreat kestrelgray kestrel
Dickinson's kestrelredhead smelekenred-legged falcon
amur redpootvalkfalconAfrican tree falcon
lannervalkperegrine falcon
Parrots of the Old World
redmask agapornispeach-faced lovebird
parrots of Africa and the New World
African Gray Parrotbrown parrotcongo parrot
Meyer's parrotRüppells parrot
screaming birds
Cape broadbillred-flanked broadbill
Angolapitta *
caterpillar birds
white-breasted stupid birdCape caterpillarCongolese caterpillar bird
red-shouldered caterpillarpurple caterpillar
Oriole and Figbirds
OrioleAfrican Orioleblue-winged oriole
mask orioleblack-winged oriole
wheatear shrikewattle and daub flycatcherAngolan Wattled Flycatcher
wattle-throated flycatcherwhite-rumped flycatcherRed-faced Flycatcher
Reichenows wattled flycatcheryellow-bellied wattle trapBoulton's flycatcher
white-sided flycatcherpririt flycatcherwestern savanna flycatcher
Angolan Flycatcher

AngolapittaAngolapittaPhoto: Derek Keats CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

helmet shrikered-billed shrikerust-bellied shrike
Retz 'Shrikegable shrimpAfrican Shrike Flycatcher
black and white shrike flycatcher
broebroe *gambia powder puffer shrikepowder puff shrike
powdered down shrikegabon powder puffer shrikeSabines Powder Down Shrike
small chagrablackcartshagrabruinkoptsjagra
Lühders taxAngolan fiscalgabelafiskaal
tropical fishswamp fishBurchell's fiscal
black fish scalebokmakierieklauwiergray forest shrike
orange forest shrikemulticolored wood shrikeReichenows Wood Shrike
Spotted Wood Shrikeghost shrikeMonteiro's Shrike
Sharpes drongoplain straight-tailed drongotreurdrongo
bosdrongohair tuft drongo
monarchs and fan-tailed flycatchers
blue-headed monarchroodbellyparadijsmonarchgabonparadijsmonarch
Bates' paradise monarchAfrican paradise monarch
red-backed shrikelesser gray shrikeMackinnon's Shrike
northern collared shrikesouthern collared shrikeSouza's Shrike
Red-headed Shrikemagpie shrikewhite-crowned shrike
Cape rookschildraaf
yellow-bellied hyliotamashonahyliota
turquoise crested flycatcherwhite-tailed crested flycatcher
Rüppells meesrust-bellied titblack tit
Carps meesgabonmeesmiombomees
possum tits
acacia gooseberryCape Hooded Tit
chirpleeuweriknamible larkBengali long-billed lark
thrush larkbrown-backed larkgray-backed lark
sabota larksavanna larkred-necked lark
Angolan Larkrattle larksparrow lark
red-hooded larkStark's Larkred-billed lark
gray-throated nicatoryellow-throated nicator
green curved beakyellow-bellied curmudgeonred-hooded curly-haired
Cape Cormorantred-rumped rock warblerbarred grass bird
yellow beaked warblergray long-beaked warblerangola long-beaked warbler
Salvadori's eremomelayellow-bellied emomelagreen hijacker emomela
redcap emomelablackhalseremomelarusthalseremomela
white-throated priniamiombosavannezangerlittle savannah singer
banded savannah singerMekker-camaropteraHarterts camaroptera
yellow-browed camopteraolive green camaropterablack-throated apalis
mask apalisyellow-breasted apalisblack rumpa
Goslings apalisgray apalisbrown-headed papalis
rust-flankpriniablack-breasted priniazebraprinia
red mask grass warblerwhite-browed grass warblerflute grass warbler
forest warblerangola warblerlong-tailed warbler
rattle grass warblerred-tailed warblerrock warbler
bumblebee warblerHeuglin's grass warblerluapula grass warbler
marsh warblervalley grass warblertall grass warbler
natal grass warblerbrown-headed grass warblerblack-tailed warbler
short-winged grass warblergrass warblerkalaharigraszanger
tinktinkgrass warblerdambogras warblerbleach-head grass warbler
dwarf warbler

Broebroe, bird of AngolaBroebroe, bird of AngolaPhoto: Derek Keats CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

reed warbleryellow reed warblerCape Warbler
papyrus warblermockingbirdlittle reed warbler
short-winged reed warblergreat reed warbler
fan-tailed warblercameroon shrub warblerswamp warbler
pale sand martinsand martinwhite-browed swallow
Brazza's swallowpale rock martinbarn swallow
Angolan Swallowblack swallowwhite-throated swallow
red-crowned swallowpearl-breasted swallowbenguelazwaluw
Cape Swallowsavannah swallowred-breasted swallow
mosque swallowred-throated cliff swallowCape Cliff Swallow
gabonzwaluwhouse martinjungle swallow
white-headed crested swallowblue-black crested swallowgray-rumped swallow
thin-billed bulbulgoudbuulbuulblack-collared bulbul
redstart leafasmall green-tailed leafaHartlaubs buulbuul
yellow-necked bulbulyellow-breasted bulbulwhite-tailed bulbul
yellow collar bulbulspotted bulbulswamp bulwark
red-tailed bearded bulbulCassin's Bearded BulbulReichenows Bearded Bulbul
dwarf bulbulAnsorges buulbuulAlexanders buulbuul
yellow-bearded bulbulgreen bulbulsinging gabonloofbuulbuul
Cape Deciduous Buulangolaloofbuulbuulgray deciduous bulb
Cabanis loofbuulbuulsmall deciduous bulbXavier's loofbuulbuul
white-throated foliage bulbuulgray bulbulmask bulbul
forest warblers
whistlerfitisBoulton's forest warbler
Ethiopian monkstimaliagarden warblerCape Tit's Warbler
spectacled birds
Orange River BrilvogelAfrican spectacled bird *
brown frame timaliagray-cheeked timaliascaly bristles timalia
southern white-rumped babblerblack bridle babblerarrowhead babbler
nude-cheeked babbler
real tree creepers
African spotted tree creeper
red-billed oxpeckeryellow-billed ox picker
wattlebirdsamethyst starlingpale-winged starling
chestnut winged starlingwhite-winged starlingGreat-tailed Starling
purple-headed starlinggreat starlingMeves' long-tailed starling
gleaming starlingpintail starlinggreen-tailed starling
red-shouldered starling
Fraser's Short-legged Thrushwhite-tailed thrushGurneys thrush
acacia thrushkurrichanelijsterCape Thrush
pelio thrush
Cape Flycatcherfantasy flycatchergray flycatcher
Cassin's flycatcherBöhms flycatcherberry flycatcher
dull blue flycatchermarico flycatcherpale flycatcher
thrower flycatcherwhite-browed forest flycatcherStricklands forest flycatcher
Gray-throated Flycatcherblackbird trapblue-gray flycatcher
herero WheatearCape Snake FlycatcherAngolan Helleborine Flycatcher
firecapaletheforest fan tailstripehead fan street
beard fan tailkalahari fan tailbrownback fan tail
white-brow fan tailgreyvleugeljanfrederikwhite-brow noise maker
red-head noise makerEdge noise makerwhite crown noise maker
cave noise makerzambesi palm thrushgabon palm thrush
bruinborstaletheBocages janfrederikgabela-akalat
pied flycatcherwhite flycatchercollared redstart
short-toed rock thrushmiomborot thrushAfrican Stonechat
karoospekvreterbacon eaterblack ant wheatear
Cape Ant Wheatearcongomier's wheatearmountain wheatear
Arnots ant wheatearwheatearnatural wheatear
izabeltrapeWhite-faced Wheatearred-tailed bacon eater

African spectacled bird, bird from AngolaAfrican spectacled bird, bird from AngolaPhoto: Charles J Sharpe CC 4.0 International no changes made

red-plume honey suckerAnchieta's honey extractorbrown honey sucker
violetback honey suckerviolet-tailed suckerscabbard honey ewer
gold band honey suckercollar honey suckerReichenbach's honey extractor
greenhead honey suckerBannerman's honey extractorbrown-backed honey sucker
olive green honey extractorcarmelite honeyzigergreen-throated honey sucker
amethyst honey suckerrobin honey suckerBocages honey extractor
bronze honey suckerolive-bellied honey suckerwestern miombo honey sucker
eastern miombo honey suckermountain honey suckerbig frilled honey sucker
marico honey suckerShelly honey suckerplain purple band honey sucker
Bouvier's honey extractorred-bellied honey suckergreen crown honey sucker
beautiful honey suckerangola honey suckerwhite-bellied honeysuckle
regalia honey suckersooty honey extractorBates' honey sucker
copper honey sucker
red-billed buffalo weaverbearded weavermahaliwever
rust cheek weaverredback weaverrepublican weaver
black-throated beauty weaverred-throated beauty weavercrested weaver
red-headed weaverscarlet weaverblack chin weaver
thin-beak weaverloangodunbekweverblack-necked weaver
spectacle weaverBocages weaversaffron weaver
king weaverbrown-eared weaversmall textor weaver
mask weavervelvet weaverlarge textor weaver
chestnut weavertricolor weaverwoudwever
brown-hooded weaverPreuss' weavermiombowever
brown weaverred-headed weaverred-billed weaver
short-tailed weavergrenadierweverred-fronted weaver
black firemanNapoleonwevergoldback weaver
velvet widavinkmirror widavinkyellow-backed widowl
red-throated widowlred-shouldered widowlHartlaubs widavink
rooster tail widowlthick-billed weaver
whitekopnegervinkgray-headed niggerbrown-breasted nigger
white-breasted niggerant pickercollarastrild
Angolan astrildyellow-bellied chestnutgreen dropletastrild
Reichenows bergastrildblacktailastrildcinderella-astrild
swamp shakeoranjekaakjeSaint Helena Pheasant
blackcapastrildelfenastrildrobin blue beak
red-headed blue beakpurpleastrildAngolan Blue Pheasant *
blue pheasantgrenade trillslate gray astrild
red drop astrildbrown drip tapemelba-astrild
wenerastrildfire checkmarkbrown amaranth
dark red amaranthbleached amaranthpink amaranth
band finchroodkopamadinegolden belly
quail stretchgrasshopper flutterjust magpie
luster textgiant kitty
shaft-tailed whydahsteel finchgreen steel finch
purple steel finchcuckoo-finch
house sparrowrust sparrowCape Sparrow
gray-headed sparrowsouthern grey-headed sparrowCape Rock Sparrow
wagtails and squeakers
Cape Wagtailmountain wagtailyellow wagtail
African Pied Wagtailwhite wagtailcinnamon beep
forest beeperlong-beaked beeperbrown-backed pipit
buffy pipitlong-legged pipitstriped beeper
boom beepershort-tailed pipitsavanna beeper
yellow-throated clawFülleborns longclawred-throated longclaw
Grimwoods longclaw
yellow-fronted canaryAfrican citrilyellow-crowned canary
mask canaryblack-throated canarysulfur canary
yellow-bellied canarywhite-throated canarymountain canary
black-cheeked canarystripe head canaryyellow-throated canary
Cabanis' buntingacacia gorsCape Bunting
lark buntingseven-barred bunting

Angolan Blue PheasantAngolan Blue PheasantPhoto:Hans Hillewaert CC 3.0 Unported no changes made

loggerhead sea turtlesoup or green sea turtlewarana or pygmy tortoise
Hawksbill (real) turtleleatherback turtlesmooth-edged hulled tortoise
spiny flapper tortoisepanther or leopard tortoiseAfrican Terrapin
Okavango hinged terrapinnatterjack box turtledwarf hinged terrapin
variable hinged terrapinbrown hooded turtleAfrican three claw
red-backed softshell turtle
Nile CrocodileCentral African slendersnouted crocodilewide-fronted crocodile
Angolan tree agamaground agamaAnchieta's agama
Congo agamaMucoso agamaspiny dragon
Schack's rock agama
Angola blunt-tailed worm lizardZambezi blunt-tailed worm lizardWelwitch's blunt-tailed worm lizard
Anchieta's spade-snouted worm lizardinfuscate spade-snouted worm lizardLuanda spade-snouted worm lizard
confusing spade-snouted worm lizardVanderyst's spade-snouted worm lizardBlack round-headed worm lizard
Kalahari round-headed worm lizard
Angolan chameleonpatch chameleonEtienne's chameleon
desert chameleonOwen's three-horned chameleonnorthern grass lizard
Cape Leg SnakeAngola girdled lizardMachado's girdled lizard
Kaokoveld girdled lizard
Bogert's flat geckoAnsorge's leaf-toed geckobutton-scaled gecko
Pulitzer's geckoFisher's geckoBayao's house gecko
Benguela house geckowestern house geckolong-headed house gecko
house geckoforest house geckoplume-tailed gecko
Angolan dwarf geckoBradfield's dwarf day geckoCape dwarf day gecko
Hewitt's punctate geckoAngola thick-toed geckoCaricul thick-toed gecko
Kaokoveld thick-toed geckopunctate thick-toed geckodesert gecko
Scherz's thick-toed geckorough-scaled thick-toed geckolarge-scaled thick-toed gecko
Kalahari ground geckoVan Zyl's web-footed geckocommon Namib day gecko
Barnard's Namib day geckoBenguella Namib day geckotwo-pored Namib day gecko
Boulton's Namib day geckomontane Namib day geckoAngolan Namib day gecko
blue-black shield lizardKalahari plated lizardLaurent's plated lizard
keeled plated lizardblack-lined plated lizardsand shield lizard
giant shield lizard *Ellenberger's snake lizard
bushveld lizardnorthern blue-tailed tree lizardwstern rough-scaled lizard
pale rough-scaled lizardCape rogh-scaled lizardOverlaete's rough-scaled lizard
small-scaled rough-scaled lizardshovel-snouted lizardreticulate desert lizard
rough-scaled desert lizardLaurent's sandfield lizardWestern sandfield lizard
Benguella sand lizardHaacke's sand lizardHuntley's sand lizard

Giant shield lizard, reptile AngolaGiant shield lizard, reptile AngolaPhoto: Bernard DUPONT CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

shorted-headed snake-eyed skinkCabinda snake-eyed skinkspeckle-lipped snake-eyed skink
Angolan snake-eyed skinkDe Witte's leaf-litter skinkHinkel's red-sided skink
Sundevall's writhing skinkAnchieta's snake skinkLunda western snake skink
Iven's water skinkwedge snouted skinkSenegal skink
Monard's skinkBayao's skinkHuila skink
Ovambo stree skinkBocage's skinkChimba skink
Damara skinkHoesch's skinkbronze rock skink
Angolan blue-tailed skinkspeckled-lipped skinkgrass skink
western three striped skinkspeckled skinkKalahari tree skink
African striped skinkAnsorge's rock skinkAngolan variable skink
Wahlberg's skink
African snake lizardlarge-scaled burrowing skinkwestern limbless skink
Angola burrowing skinkBayao's burrowing skinkCope's burrowing skink
Johnson's western burrowing skinkspeckled western burrowing skinkBogert's western burrowing skink
Rohan's western burrowing skinkRudebeck's western burrowing skink
Nile monitorsavanna monitor
Shaba thread snakePeter's thread snakeDamara thread snake
Benguela thread snakeAngolan beaked thread snakeAngolan blind snake
Angolan giant blind snakeblotched blian snakelined blind snake
Schmidt's blind snakeSchlegel's blind snakegiant blind snake
Leopoldville beaked blind snakeNamib dwarf pythonrock or hia roglyph python
southern African python


BBC - Country Profiles

CIA - World Factbook

Elmar Landeninformatie

Oyebade, Adebayo / Culture and customs of Angola
Greenwood Press

Stead, Mike / Angola
Lonely Planet

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