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# Species:355
# Excl Vagrants:355
# Endemics:2
# Near Endemics:6

BIRD CHECKLIST

The table below lists species recorded at this locale but does not indicate frequency of occurrence there. It does indicate whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. The list is based on available data and may be incomplete.*

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Ostriches: Struthionidae

1Common OstrichStruthio camelus
2Somali OstrichStruthio molybdophanes

 
Ducks: Anatidae

3White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
4/Knob-billed Duck/Sarkidiornis melanotos
5Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
6Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
7/African Pygmy-Goose/Nettapus auritus

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

8Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

9Crested FrancolinOrtygornis sephaena
10Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
11<Harlequin Quail>Coturnix delegorguei
12Yellow-necked SpurfowlPternistis leucoscepus

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

13/Lesser Flamingo/Phoenicoparrus minor

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

14Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

15Rock PigeonColumba livia
16Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
17White-collared PigeonColumba albitorques
18/European Turtle-Dove/Streptopelia turtur
19Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugens
20African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogrisea
21Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
22Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
23Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
24Vinaceous DoveStreptopelia vinacea
25Laughing DoveSpilopelia senegalensis
26Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
27Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

28Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustus
29Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalis
30Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteinii

 
Bustards: Otididae

31Arabian BustardArdeotis arabs
32Kori BustardArdeotis kori
33White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis
34Buff-crested BustardEupodotis gindiana
35Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster
36Hartlaub's BustardLissotis hartlaubii

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

37White-bellied Go-away-birdCorythaixoides leucogaster

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

38/Common Cuckoo/Cuculus canorus
39White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
40Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

41Sombre NightjarCaprimulgus fraenatus
42/Egyptian Nightjar/Caprimulgus aegyptius
43Plain NightjarCaprimulgus inornatus
44Star-spotted NightjarCaprimulgus stellatus
45Slender-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus clarus

 
Swifts: Apodidae

46Alpine SwiftApus melba
47Little SwiftApus affinis
48Horus SwiftApus horus
49African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

50Green IncaCoeligena conradii

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

51Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
52Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

53Senegal Thick-kneeBurhinus senegalensis
54Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

55/Black-winged Stilt/Himantopus himantopus
56/Pied Avocet/Recurvirostra avosetta

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

57Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
58Black-headed LapwingVanellus tectus
59Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus
60Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
61/Caspian Plover/Charadrius asiaticus
62Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
63Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

64African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

65/Ruff/Calidris pugnax
66/Temminck's Stint/Calidris temminckii
67/Little Stint/Calidris minuta
68/Common Snipe/Gallinago gallinago
69/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
70/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus
71/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
72/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilis
73/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

74Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
75Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanus
76Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctus
77/Collared Pratincole/Glareola pratincola

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

78/Black-headed Gull/Chroicocephalus ridibundus
79/Gull-billed Tern/Gelochelidon nilotica
80/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterus

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

81Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimii
82/White Stork/Ciconia ciconia
83Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis
84Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer
85Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

86Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
87Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

88Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
89Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
Shoebill: Balaenicipitidae

90ShoebillBalaeniceps rex

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

91HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

92/Gray Heron/Ardea cinerea
93Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
94Goliath HeronArdea goliath
95Purple HeronArdea purpurea
96Great EgretArdea alba
97Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
98Little EgretEgretta garzetta
99/Black Heron/Egretta ardesiaca
100Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
101Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
102Striated HeronButorides striata
103Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

104/Glossy Ibis/Plegadis falcinellus
105African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
106Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
107Wattled IbisBostrychia carunculata
108African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae

109SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

110Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
111Scissor-tailed KiteChelictinia riocourii
112African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
113Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
114|European Honey-buzzard|Pernis apivorus
115White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis
116Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
117Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus
118White-backed VultureGyps africanus
119Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli
120BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
121/Short-toed Snake-Eagle/Circaetus gallicus
122Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
123Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
124Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
125Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
126/Lesser Spotted Eagle/Clanga pomarina
127/Greater Spotted Eagle/Clanga clanga
128/Booted Eagle/Hieraaetus pennatus
129Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
130Tawny EagleAquila rapax
131/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensis
132/Imperial Eagle/Aquila heliaca
133African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
134Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
135Eastern Chanting-GoshawkMelierax poliopterus
136Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
137/Grasshopper Buzzard/Butastur rufipennis
138/Eurasian Marsh-Harrier/Circus aeruginosus
139/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus
140/Montagu's Harrier/Circus pygargus
141Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
142/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
143African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
144/Common Buzzard/Buteo buteo
145/Long-legged Buzzard/Buteo rufinus
146Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

147Barn OwlTyto alba

 
Owls: Strigidae

148Grayish Eagle-OwlBubo cinerascens
149/Short-eared Owl/Asio flammeus

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

150Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
151Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourus

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

152Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

153Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
154Black-billed WoodhoopoePhoeniculus somaliensis
155Black ScimitarbillRhinopomastus aterrimus
156Abyssinian ScimitarbillRhinopomastus minor

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

157Abyssinian Ground-HornbillBucorvus abyssinicus
158African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
159Northern Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
160Eastern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus flavirostris
161Von der Decken's HornbillTockus deckeni

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

162Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
163African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina picta
164Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
165(Woodland Kingfisher)Halcyon senegalensis
166Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
167Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

168Red-throated Bee-eaterMerops bulocki
169Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
170Ethiopian Bee-eaterMerops lafresnayii
171\White-throated Bee-eater\Merops albicollis
172/Blue-cheeked Bee-eater/Merops persicus
173(Madagascar Bee-eater)Merops superciliosus
174/European Bee-eater/Merops apiaster
175Northern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicus

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

176/European Roller/Coracias garrulus
177Abyssinian RollerCoracias abyssinicus
178Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
179Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
180(Broad-billed Roller)Eurystomus glaucurus

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

181Red-and-yellow BarbetTrachyphonus erythrocephalus
182Yellow-breasted BarbetTrachyphonus margaritatus
183D'Arnaud's BarbetTrachyphonus darnaudii
184Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillus
185Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
186Red-fronted BarbetTricholaema diademata
187Black-throated BarbetTricholaema melanocephala
188Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalito

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

189/Eurasian Wryneck/Jynx torquilla
190Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens
191Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
192Mountain Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus spodocephalus
193Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubica

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

194Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
195/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
196Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
197Gray KestrelFalco ardosiaceus
198|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor
199Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
200Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

201Red-bellied ParrotPoicephalus rufiventris

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

202|Eurasian Golden Oriole|Oriolus oriolus
203Ethiopian Black-headed OrioleOriolus monacha

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

204Gray-headed BatisBatis orientalis

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

205BrubruNilaus afer
206Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
207Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
208Ethiopian BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
209Rosy-patched BushshrikeRhodophoneus cruentus
210Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

211Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

212African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

213|Red-backed Shrike|Lanius collurio
214/Red-tailed Shrike/Lanius phoenicuroides
215/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
216Great Gray ShrikeLanius excubitor
217|Lesser Gray Shrike|Lanius minor
218Gray-backed FiscalLanius excubitoroides
219Somali FiscalLanius somalicus
220Northern FiscalLanius humeralis
221/Masked Shrike/Lanius nubicus
222/Woodchat Shrike/Lanius senator
223White-rumped ShrikeEurocephalus ruppelli

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

224Cape CrowCorvus capensis
225Pied CrowCorvus albus
226Somali CrowCorvus edithae
227Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurus
228Thick-billed RavenCorvus crassirostris

 
Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

229Mouse-colored Penduline-TitAnthoscopus musculus

 
Larks: Alaudidae

230Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotis
231Black-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix nigriceps
232Chestnut-headed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix signatus
233Horsfield's BushlarkMirafra javanica
234Red-winged LarkMirafra hypermetra
235Gillett's LarkMirafra gilletti
236/Greater Short-toed Lark/Calandrella brachydactyla
237Short-tailed LarkPseudalaemon fremantlii
238Thekla's LarkGalerida theklae

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

239Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyura

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

240Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
241Gray Wren-WarblerCalamonastes simplex
242Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
243Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchella
244Red-fronted WarblerPrinia rufifrons
245Boran CisticolaCisticola bodessa
246Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
247Ashy CisticolaCisticola cinereolus
248Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
249Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

250/Eastern Olivaceous Warbler/Iduna pallida
251/Upcher's Warbler/Hippolais languida

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

252Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
253/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
254Banded MartinNeophedina cincta
255Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
256/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
257Ethiopian SwallowHirundo aethiopica
258Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
259Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
260Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

261Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

262/Common Chiffchaff/Phylloscopus collybita

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

263|Barred Warbler|Curruca nisoria
264/Lesser Whitethroat/Curruca curruca
265/Menetries's Warbler/Curruca mystacea

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

266Abyssinian White-eyeZosterops abyssinicus

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

267Rufous ChattererArgya rubiginosa
268Scaly ChattererArgya aylmeri
269White-rumped BabblerTurdoides leucopygia
270Cretzschmar's BabblerTurdoides leucocephala

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

271Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchus

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

272<Wattled Starling>Creatophora cinerea
273Magpie StarlingSpeculipastor bicolor
274Rueppell's StarlingLamprotornis purpuroptera
275Golden-breasted StarlingLamprotornis regius
276Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus
277Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
278Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

279African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
280|Spotted Flycatcher|Muscicapa striata
281African Gray FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
282/Black Scrub-Robin/Cercotrichas podobe
283Rufous-tailed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas galactotes
284Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
285White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
286/White-throated Robin/Irania gutturalis
287/Common Nightingale/Luscinia megarhynchos
288/Common Redstart/Phoenicurus phoenicurus
289/Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush/Monticola saxatilis
290/Blue Rock-Thrush/Monticola solitarius
291/Whinchat/Saxicola rubetra
292/Siberian Stonechat/Saxicola maurus
293African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
294/Northern Wheatear/Oenanthe oenanthe
295/Isabelline Wheatear/Oenanthe isabellina
296/Desert Wheatear/Oenanthe deserti
297Eastern Black-eared WheatearOenanthe melanoleuca
298/Pied Wheatear/Oenanthe pleschanka
299BlackstartOenanthe melanura
300Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubris

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

301Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
302Nile Valley SunbirdHedydipna metallica
303Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
304Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellus
305Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
306Shining SunbirdCinnyris habessinicus
307Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

308White-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis albirostris
309Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis niger
310White-headed Buffalo-WeaverDinemellia dinemelli
311Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalis
312White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
313Little WeaverPloceus luteolus
314Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
315Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
316Vitelline Masked-WeaverPloceus vitellinus
317Rueppell's WeaverPloceus galbula
318Speke's WeaverPloceus spekei
319Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
320Chestnut WeaverPloceus rubiginosus
321Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
322Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanus
323Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
324Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

325African SilverbillEuodice cantans
326Black-cheeked WaxbillBrunhilda charmosyna
327Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
328Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
329Cut-throatAmadina fasciata
330Purple GrenadierGranatina ianthinogaster
331Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalus
332Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
333Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

334Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaea
335Steel-blue WhydahVidua hypocherina
336Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

337Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus
338Swainson's SparrowPasser swainsonii
339Yellow-spotted Bush SparrowGymnornis pyrgita
340Sahel Bush SparrowGymnornis dentata
341/Pale Rockfinch/Carpospiza brachydactyla

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

342/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
343African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
344/White Wagtail/Motacilla alba
345African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
346/Tawny Pipit/Anthus campestris
347Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
348/Red-throated Pipit/Anthus cervinus

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

349African CitrilCrithagra citrinelloides
350Yellow-rumped SerinCrithagra xanthopygius
351Yellow-throated SerinCrithagra flavigula
352Northern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra donaldsoni

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

353Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
354Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris
355Somali BuntingEmberiza poliopleura

 

 *Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
**Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

OTHER LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

CodeDescription##
//Boreal Visitor74
\\Austral Visitor1
||Transient7
##Non-breeding Dispersal0
<>Erratic/Irregular2
()Breeding Season Only3
{}Casual/Vagrant0
[]Accidental0

STATUS CODES

CodeDescription##
NTNear Threatened4
VVulnerable10
ENEndangered7
CRCritically Endangered4

Species counts in code tables depend on completeness of the data. For some countries or locales, data may not include all species or information on species presence may be incomplete.