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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, one of the DRC’s many endemics: Photo by Markus Lilje

Welcome to our guide to the birds of the Democratic Republic of the Congo! Situated in the heart of Central Africa, the DRC is a country of immense biodiversity, boasting a rich variety of bird species amidst its vast forests, wetlands, and savannas. In this section, you’ll discover a curated collection of informative guides meticulously crafted to help you identify and understand the birds commonly found throughout the DRC. From colorful turacos and hornbills in the dense rainforests of the Congo Basin to majestic African fish eagles along the banks of the Congo River, Congo’s avian diversity offers a captivating glimpse into the country’s natural wonders. Whether you’re exploring the lush landscapes of Virunga National Park or birding in the wetlands of Maiko National Park, we invite you to delve into our guides and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Congolese birds.