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Table 1 List of study species with migratory status, species code, number of individuals included in the study per species, and capture periods for each species based on occurrence in the ringing database

From: Body reserves in intra-African migrants

Code Common name Scientific name Status N Capture period
GARWA Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Palearctic 1746 August–May
WHITE Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis Palearctic 746 September–May
WILWA Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Palearctic 436 September–April
PIEFL Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Palearctic 317 September–May
WHINC Whinchat Saxicola rubeta Palearctic 237 September–May
TREPI Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Palearctic 214 September–April
AFRTH African Thrush Turdus pelios Migrant 870 Year-round
SCCSU Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis Migrant 792 Year-round
CIBBU Gosling’s Bunting Emberiza goslingi Migrant 481 Year-round
SNCRC Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha niveicapilla Migrant 370 Year-round
BEASU Beautiful Sunbird Cynniris pulchellus Migrant 239 March–December
AFPFL African-Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis Migrant 94 Year-round
COPSU Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus Migrant 87 February–November
GRHKI Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala Migrant 79 March–May
PYGKI African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ceyx pictus Migrant 56 March–October
RESCS Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga phoenicea Migrant 38 March–November
WHTBE White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis Migrant 30 May–June
PYGSU Pygmy Sunbird Hedydipna platurus Migrant 29 October–June
LOTNI Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus Migrant 28 March–November
DIDCU Didric Cuckoo Chrisococcyx caprius Migrant 26 April–November
VINDO Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea Migrant 26 November–April
VIBST Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster Migrant 26 March–September
REBQU Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea Migrant 17 October–April
KLACU Klaas’s Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas Migrant 13 May–October
NAMDO Namaqua Dove Oena capensis Migrant 11 October–April
WODKI Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis Migrant 11 April–July
MALKI Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata Migrant 11 May–November
REHQU Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops Migrant 5 June
GRBCA Grey-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brevicaudata Resident 603 Year-round
VARSU Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus Resident 524 Year-round
GRHSU Green-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra verticalis Resident 299 Year-round
FAMCH Familiar Chat Cercomela familiaris Resident 216 Year-round
TAFPR Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava Resident 169 Year-round
ROLCI Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola aberrans Resident 167 Year-round