Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Sungrebe and Finfoots :: African Finfoot

African Finfoot Podica senegalensis

Described by: Vieillot (1817)
Alternate common name(s): Peters' Finfoot, Peters's Finfoot
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Lake Mburo, Uganda - Jan, 2006 © Tom Tarrant 
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W., c. and se. Africa;
(1) Senegambia, s. Mali, s. Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon, Central African Republic, s. Chad, e. Zaire, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rurundi, Rwanda, and nw. Tanzania.
(2) Kenya (Tana and Galana Rivers, also Naro Moru, Mbagathi, Migori, Mara and Ramisi Rivers) and ne. Tanzania (rivers in the Moshi District flowing off Mt. Kilimanjaro and in the East Usambaras).
(3) S. Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo and n. Zaire.
(4) Angola, ne. Namibia, n. and e. Botswana, e. to se. Zaire, Malawi, Zambia, n. and e. Zimbabwe, Mozambique s. to e. and s. South Africa (Transvaal, Natal, e. and s. Cape Province).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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