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ETHIOPIA BIRD CHECKLIST

AFRICA
ETHIOPIA

# Species:872
# Excl Vagrants:872
# Endemics:12
# Near Endemics:23

OTHER COUNTRIES

BIRDING LOCALES

  • Abidjiata Shalla National Park (ASNP)
  • Aledeghi Wildlife Reserve (AWR)
  • Ankober-Debre Sina Escarpment & Gemessa Gedel (ADS)
  • Awash National Park (ANP)
  • Bale Mountain National Park (BMNP)
  • Debre Libanos & Ethno-German Lodge (DL)
  • Gibe Valley National Park (GVNP)
  • Harenna Forest (HF)
  • Jemma Valley (JV)
  • Kesem River (KR)
  • Lake Awassa & Awassa Town (LA)
  • Lake Ligano (LL)
  • Lakes Hora, Chelekleka, and Bishoftu (BL)
  • Liben Plain and Negele (LPNA)
  • Mega-Soda Area (MS)
  • Melka Jebdu (MJ)
  • Sululta Plains (SP)
  • Wondo Genet (WG)
  • Yabello Area (YA)
  • Ziway and Koka Lakes (ZKL)

PRESENCE CODES

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List of all species known to occur in the country. Table indicates 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. See sidebar for meaning of location codes and symbols associated with common names.*

color codes

 
Ostriches: Struthionidae

1Common OstrichStruthio camelusAWR
2Somali OstrichStruthio molybdophanesANP,AWR,YA

 
Ducks: Anatidae

3White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataBL,LA,ZKL
4Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalisSP
5Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorLA,SP,ZKL
6White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusBL,LA
7Blue-winged GooseCyanochen cyanopteraADS,BMNP,SP
8Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotosZKL
9Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,BMNP
GVNP,JV,LA
LPNA,MJ,SP
ZKL
10Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaBMNP
11Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna 
12Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensisAWR,BL,LA,SP
ZKL
13African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritusBL,LA,ZKL
14GarganeySpatula querquedulaBL,BMNP,LA
ZKL
15Blue-billed TealSpatula hottentotaBL,LA,ZKL
16Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsSP
17Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataBL,BMNP,SP
ZKL
18GadwallMareca strepera 
19Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeBMNP
20African Black DuckAnas sparsaADS,BL,BMNP
HF
21Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulataADS,BL,BMNP
JV,LA,SP,ZKL
22MallardAnas platyrhynchosZKL
23Cape TealAnas capensisASNP
24White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisSP
25Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhynchaBL,LPNA
26Northern PintailAnas acutaBL,BMNP,LA,SP
ZKL
27Eurasian TealAnas creccaBL,BMNP,SP
28Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalmaBL,BMNP,LL
ZKL
29Common PochardAythya ferinaBMNP
30Ferruginous DuckAythya nyroca 
31Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaBL,BMNP
32Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaBL

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

33Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisANP,ASNP,AWR
BL,GVNP,MJ,YA
34Vulturine GuineafowlAcryllium vulturinumYA

 
New World Quail: Odontophoridae

35Stone PartridgePtilopachus petrosus 

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

36Crested FrancolinOrtygornis sephaenaADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,MJ,YA
37Coqui FrancolinCampocolinus coquiMS
38Orange River FrancolinScleroptera levaillantoides 
39Moorland FrancolinScleroptera psilolaemusBMNP
40Blue QuailSynoicus adansoniiLPNA
41Common QuailCoturnix coturnixAWR,BMNP
42Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorgueiYA
43Chestnut-naped FrancolinPternistis castaneicollisBMNP
44Black-fronted FrancolinPternistis atrifronsYA
45Erckel's FrancolinPternistis erckeliiADS
46Scaly FrancolinPternistis squamatusBMNP,LL
47Clapperton's FrancolinPternistis clappertoniGVNP,LL,MJ
48Harwood's FrancolinPternistis harwoodiADS
49Yellow-necked FrancolinPternistis leucoscepusANP,AWR,LPNA
MS

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

50Chilean FlamingoPhoenicopterus chilensisSP
51Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusANP,ASNP,BL
SP,ZKL
52Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minorANP,ASNP,AWR
BL,SP

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

53Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisBL,BMNP,LA
ZKL
54Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus 
55Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisBL

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

56Rock PigeonColumba liviaANP,AWR,BL,SP
57Speckled PigeonColumba guineaANP,ASNP,AWR
BL,BMNP,GVNP
LA,LPNA,MJ,SP
58White-collared PigeonColumba albitorquesADS,BMNP,KR
MJ,SP
59Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrixBMNP,HF,YA
60Lemon DoveColumba larvataBMNP,LA,LL,WG
61European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turturAWR
62Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugensADS,BMNP,MJ
SP
63African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogriseaADS,AWR,YA
64White-winged Collared-DoveStreptopelia reichenowi 
65Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiensANP,ASNP,AWR
GVNP,KR,LL,YA
66Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquataADS,ASNP,AWR
BL,BMNP,GVNP
JV,LA,MJ,MS
SP,WG,YA,ZKL
67Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicolaAWR,BMNP,LL
YA
68Vinaceous DoveStreptopelia vinaceaAWR,GVNP
69Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,BMNP
GVNP,JV,KR,LL
MJ,MS
70Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilosADS,ANP,AWR
GVNP,MJ,YA
71Black-billed Wood-DoveTurtur abyssinicusGVNP
72Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur aferANP,BMNP,KR
LL,MJ
73Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistriaBMNP,HF,LA,LL
WG,YA
74Namaqua DoveOena capensisADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,GVNP
JV,LL,MJ,YA
ZKL
75West Peruvian DoveZenaida melodaSP
76Eared DoveZenaida auriculataSP
77Bruce's Green-PigeonTreron waaliaADS,ANP,BL
GVNP,HF,MJ
78African Green-PigeonTreron calvus 

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

79Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustusANP,AWR
80Spotted SandgrousePterocles senegallus 
81Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalisAWR,GVNP
82Black-faced SandgrousePterocles decoratusANP,YA
83Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteiniiANP,ASNP,AWR
84Four-banded SandgrousePterocles quadricinctusANP,GVNP

 
Bustards: Otididae

85Arabian BustardArdeotis arabsANP,AWR
86Kori BustardArdeotis koriANP,AWR,LPNA
MS
87Denham's BustardNeotis denhami 
88Heuglin's BustardNeotis heuglinii 
89White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensisANP,AWR,MS,YA
90Little Brown BustardEupodotis humilis 
91Buff-crested BustardEupodotis gindianaANP,AWR,LPNA
MS,YA
92Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogasterANP,AWR
93Hartlaub's BustardLissotis hartlaubiiANP,AWR,LPNA

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

94White-cheeked TuracoTauraco leucotisADS,BMNP,HF
LL,WG,YA
95Prince Ruspoli's TuracoTauraco ruspoliiHF,LPNA
96Bare-faced Go-away-birdCorythaixoides personatusYA
97White-bellied Go-away-birdCorythaixoides leucogasterADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BMNP,LA
MJ,YA
98Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurusADS,ANP,GVNP
KR,MJ

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

99Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitariusBMNP,HF,YA
100Black CuckooCuculus clamosus 
101Common CuckooCuculus canorusBMNP
102African CuckooCuculus gularis 
103Black CoucalCentropus grillii 
104Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusBMNP,GVNP,LA
105Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensisLA
106White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosusANP,AWR,BMNP
YA
107Green MalkohaCeuthmochares australis 
108Pied CuckooClamator jacobinusYA
109Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantiiHF
110Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusAWR,BL,MS
111Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaasADS,BMNP,HF
MS,YA
112African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreusBMNP,HF
113Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx capriusBMNP,YA

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

114Standard-winged NightjarCaprimulgus longipennis 
115Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus 
116Sombre NightjarCaprimulgus fraenatusANP,AWR
117Egyptian NightjarCaprimulgus aegyptius 
118Nubian NightjarCaprimulgus nubicus 
119Donaldson-Smith's NightjarCaprimulgus donaldsoniYA
120Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusBMNP
121Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensis 
122Plain NightjarCaprimulgus inornatusAWR
123Star-spotted NightjarCaprimulgus stellatusANP,AWR
124Nechisar NightjarCaprimulgus solala 
125Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma 
126Long-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus climacurus 
127Slender-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus clarusADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,LL

 
Swifts: Apodidae

128Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilusHF
129Alpine SwiftApus melba 
130Mottled SwiftApus aequatorialisBMNP
131Common SwiftApus apusBMNP
132Nyanza SwiftApus niansaeADS,BL,BMNP
JV,LA
133African SwiftApus barbatus 
134Little SwiftApus affinisANP
135Horus SwiftApus horusBL
136White-rumped SwiftApus caffer 
137African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvusANP,AWR,BMNP
WG

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

138African RailRallus caerulescens 
139Corn CrakeCrex crex 
140African CrakeCrex egregia 
141Rouget's RailRougetius rougetiiBMNP,SP
142Spotted CrakePorzana porzana 
143Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata 
144Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusBL,BMNP,LA
ZKL
145Common GallinuleGallinula galeataSP
146Red-knobbed CootFulica cristataBL,BMNP,LA
ZKL
147Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniLA,ZKL
148African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensis 
149Black CrakeZapornia flavirostraLA,ZKL
150Little CrakeZapornia parva 
151Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla 

 
Flufftails: Sarothruridae

152Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans 
153Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa 
154White-winged FlufftailSarothrura ayresi 

 
Finfoots: Heliornithidae

155African FinfootPodica senegalensis 

 
Cranes: Gruidae

156Black Crowned-CraneBalearica pavoninaBL,GVNP,ZKL
157Demoiselle CraneAnthropoides virgo 
158Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatusBMNP
159Common CraneGrus grusANP,BL

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

160Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus 
161Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus 
162Indian Thick-kneeBurhinus indicus 
163Senegal Thick-kneeBurhinus senegalensisAWR,GVNP,JV
KR,LA
164Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensisAWR
165Peruvian Thick-kneeBurhinus superciliarisSP

 
Egyptian Plover: Pluvianidae

166Egyptian PloverPluvianus aegyptiusGVNP

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

167Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusANP,ASNP,AWR
BL,BMNP,LA,SP
ZKL
168Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusSP
169Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaBL,BMNP,SP
ZKL

 
Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae

170Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus 
171American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatusSP

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

172Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaSP
173American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaSP
174Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva 
175Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostris 
176Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosusANP,ASNP,AWR
BL,BMNP,JV,LA
LPNA,SP,ZKL
177Black-headed LapwingVanellus tectusANP,AWR
178Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusADS,BMNP,LPNA
MS,SP,YA
179Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatusANP,ASNP,AWR
LPNA,MS,YA
180Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallusGVNP,LPNA,YA
181Spot-breasted LapwingVanellus melanocephalusBMNP,SP
182Sociable LapwingVanellus gregarius 
183White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurus 
184Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusZKL
185Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii 
186Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusLPNA
187Collared PloverCharadrius collarisSP
188Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuariusANP,LA
189Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusANP
190Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusSP
191Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsoniaSP
192Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaANP,BMNP,LA
193Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusADS,ANP,BMNP
SP
194Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollarisADS,BL,BMNP
GVNP,JV,KR,LA
MJ
195KilldeerCharadrius vociferusSP

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

196Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis 

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

197Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensisLA,ZKL
198African JacanaActophilornis africanusANP,BL,LA,ZKL
199Wattled JacanaJacana jacanaSP

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

200WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 
201Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata 
202Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaBL,BMNP,SP
ZKL
203Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres 
204RuffCalidris pugnaxANP,ASNP,BL
BMNP,LA,SP
ZKL
205Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus 
206Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusSP
207Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaANP,ZKL
208Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiBL,BMNP,ZKL
209Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta 
210SanderlingCalidris albaSP
211DunlinCalidris alpinaSP
212Little StintCalidris minutaANP,AWR,BL
BMNP,LA,SP
ZKL
213Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaSP
214Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosSP
215Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaSP
216Western SandpiperCalidris mauriSP
217Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus 
218Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus 
219Great SnipeGallinago media 
220Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoBL,BMNP,ZKL
221African SnipeGallinago nigripennisBMNP,SP,ZKL
222Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusSP
223Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusSP
224Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosADS,BL,BMNP
GVNP,JV,KR,LA
MJ,ZKL
225Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusSP
226Green SandpiperTringa ochropusADS,AWR,BMNP
GVNP,JV,LA,MJ
SP
227Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaSP
228Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusANP,BL,BMNP
229Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaSP
230Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaBL,BMNP,JV,LA
ZKL
231Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesSP
232Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisADS,BL,BMNP
LA,SP,ZKL
233Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaAWR,BL,BMNP
LA,SP,ZKL
234Common RedshankTringa totanusBL,ZKL

 
Buttonquail: Turnicidae

235Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus 
236Quail-ploverOrtyxelos meiffrenii 

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

237Cream-colored CourserCursorius cursor 
238Somali CourserCursorius somalensisMS,YA
239Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckiiBMNP,LPNA
240Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusANP,AWR
241Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctusAWR,LPNA,YA
242Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus 
243Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaSP
244Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni 
245Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularis 
246Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis 

 
Skuas and Jaegers: Stercorariidae

247Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus 

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

248Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus genei 
249Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusASNP,BL,LA,SP
ZKL
250Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusBMNP,LA,ZKL
251Gray GullLeucophaeus modestusSP
252Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaSP
253Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanSP
254Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetus 
255Herring GullLarus argentatus 
256Caspian GullLarus cachinnans 
257Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusLA
258Kelp GullLarus dominicanusSP
259Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus 
260Little TernSternula albifronsZKL
261Peruvian TernSternula lorataSP
262Saunders's TernSternula saundersi 
263Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaANP,BL,LA,SP
ZKL
264Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia 
265Inca TernLarosterna incaSP
266Black TernChlidonias nigerBL,SP
267White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusAWR,LA,ZKL
268Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaLA,ZKL
269Common TernSterna hirundoSP
270Arctic TernSterna paradisaea 
271Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisSP
272Elegant TernThalasseus elegansSP
273West African Crested TernThalasseus albididorsalisSP
274Black SkimmerRynchops nigerSP
275African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris 

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

276African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerusBMNP,LPNA
277Black StorkCiconia nigraADS,BMNP,MJ
278Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimiiAWR,BL,BMNP
279Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus 
280White StorkCiconia ciconiaANP,AWR,BL
BMNP
281Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensisANP,LL,ZKL
282Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumeniferANP,AWR,BL
BMNP,LA,LL
ZKL
283Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibisANP,BL,LA
LPNA,ZKL

 
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae

284Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificensSP

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

285African DarterAnhinga rufaANP,BL,LA,ZKL

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

286Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusBL,LA,ZKL
287Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboANP,BL,LA,ZKL

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

288Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisSP
289Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusASNP,BL,GVNP
LA,ZKL
290Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescensANP,BL,ZKL

 
Shoebill: Balaenicipitidae

291ShoebillBalaeniceps rex 

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

292HamerkopScopus umbrettaADS,ANP,ASNP
BL,BMNP,JV,LA
MJ,ZKL

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

293Great BitternBotaurus stellaris 
294Little BitternIxobrychus minutus 
295Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmiiLPNA
296Gray HeronArdea cinereaASNP,AWR,BL
BMNP,GVNP,JV
LA,SP
297Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephalaBL,BMNP,GVNP
SP
298Goliath HeronArdea goliathLA,ZKL
299Purple HeronArdea purpureaANP,BL,LA
300Great EgretArdea albaANP,BL,BMNP
GVNP,JV,LA
301Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaAWR,BL,JV,LA
ZKL
302Little EgretEgretta garzettaANP,AWR,BL
GVNP,JV,LA
ZKL
303Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularisLA
304Black HeronEgretta ardesiacaLA,ZKL
305Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisAWR,BL,GVNP
JV,LA,SP,ZKL
306Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesANP,AWR,BL,LA
ZKL
307Striated HeronButorides striataBMNP,LA,MJ
308Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxAWR
309White-backed Night-HeronGorsachius leuconotus 

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

310Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusBL,BMNP,LA,SP
ZKL
311African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusASNP,AWR,BL
BMNP,JV,LA
LPNA,SP,ZKL
312Northern Bald IbisGeronticus eremita 
313Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedashANP,BL,BMNP
LA
314Wattled IbisBostrychia carunculataADS,BL,BMNP
LA,SP,ZKL
315Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaBMNP
316African SpoonbillPlatalea albaBL,BMNP,LPNA
SP,ZKL

 
Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae

317SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentariusANP,AWR,BMNP
MS,YA

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

318OspreyPandion haliaetusGVNP

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

319Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusANP,AWR,BMNP
MS,YA
320Black-shouldered KiteElanus axillarisSP,YA
321Scissor-tailed KiteChelictinia riocouriiANP,AWR,BMNP
322African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typusAWR,BMNP,GVNP
LL,WG
323Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatusADS,BMNP,DL
SP
324Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusANP,AWR,BL
BMNP,MS,SP,YA
325European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorusBMNP
326African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoidesBMNP
327White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisAWR,BMNP,MS
WG,YA
328Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosANP,AWR,BMNP
GVNP,MJ,MS,SP
329Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusADS,AWR,BL
BMNP,GVNP,LA
LPNA,MJ,SP
330White-backed VultureGyps africanusAWR,BL,BMNP
GVNP,LPNA
331Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelliADS,ANP,AWR
BL,BMNP,DL
GVNP,JV,LA,SP
YA
332Eurasian GriffonGyps fulvus 
333BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusANP,AWR,BMNP
GVNP,LPNA,YA
334Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicusAWR,BMNP,GVNP
LPNA,MJ
335Beaudouin's Snake-EagleCircaetus beaudouiniGVNP
336Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralisANP,AWR,BMNP
LPNA,YA
337Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereusBMNP,YA
338Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascensHF,LL,WG
339Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus 
340Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatusBMNP,HF
341Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusANP,MJ,MS
342Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalisANP,BMNP,GVNP
ZKL
343Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarinaAWR,BMNP
344Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaAWR,BL,BMNP
345Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergiBMNP,YA
346Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusBL,BMNP,GVNP
LPNA,MJ,SP
347Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiBMNP,HF,ZKL
348Tawny EagleAquila rapaxADS,ANP,AWR
BL,BMNP,GVNP
LA,LPNA,MS,SP
YA
349Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisAWR,BL,BMNP
LPNA,MJ,SP
350Imperial EagleAquila heliacaAWR,BMNP
351Golden EagleAquila chrysaetosBMNP
352Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxiiADS,ANP,BMNP
JV,SP
353African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogasterBMNP
354Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus 
355Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabatesADS,ANP,AWR
BMNP,JV,MJ
356Eastern Chanting-GoshawkMelierax poliopterusANP,AWR,BMNP
LPNA,YA
357Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabarANP,ASNP,BMNP
LL,LPNA,YA
358Grasshopper BuzzardButastur rufipennisAWR
359Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosusAWR,BL,BMNP
GVNP,LA,ZKL
360African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorusASNP,BMNP
361Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,BMNP
GVNP,LA,LPNA
ZKL
362Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargusAWR,BMNP,LPNA
MS,YA
363African GoshawkAccipiter tachiroADS,BMNP
364ShikraAccipiter badiusANP,GVNP,YA
365Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipes 
366Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullusANP,ASNP,AWR
BMNP,HF,YA
367Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis 
368Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisusANP,BMNP
369Rufous-chested SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventrisADS,BMNP
370Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucusBMNP,WG
371Black KiteMilvus migransANP,AWR,BMNP
GVNP
372Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptiusADS,ANP,BL
BMNP,GVNP,KR
LA,LPNA,MJ,MS
SP,WG,ZKL
373African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vociferANP,AWR,BL,JV
LA,ZKL
374Common BuzzardButeo buteoBMNP,GVNP,HF
MJ
375Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilusBMNP,HF
376Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusAWR,BMNP,MJ
377Red-necked BuzzardButeo auguralis 
378Augur BuzzardButeo augurADS,BMNP,LA
MJ,SP,WG

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

379African Grass-OwlTyto capensis 
380Barn OwlTyto alba 

 
Owls: Strigidae

381Eurasian Scops-OwlOtus scops 
382African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensisBMNP
383Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotisANP,YA
384Pharaoh Eagle-OwlBubo ascalaphus 
385Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensisBMNP
386Grayish Eagle-OwlBubo cinerascensASNP,AWR,LL
YA
387Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteusBMNP,JV,LL
388Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peli 
389Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatumANP,YA
390Little OwlAthene noctua 
391African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordiiBMNP,WG
392Abyssinian OwlAsio abyssinicusBMNP
393Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusAWR
394Marsh OwlAsio capensisBMNP

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

395Speckled MousebirdColius striatusADS,ASNP,AWR
BL,BMNP,GVNP
JV,LA,LL,MJ
SP,WG,YA
396White-headed MousebirdColius leucocephalus 
397Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourusADS,ANP,AWR
YA

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

398Narina TrogonApaloderma narinaBMNP,LL,WG

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

399Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsADS,AWR,BMNP
LA,LL,LPNA,MJ
MS
400African Hoopoe**Upupa africanaANP,KR,LL,YA

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

401Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus 
402Violet WoodhoopoePhoeniculus damarensis 
403Black-billed WoodhoopoePhoeniculus somaliensisANP,BMNP,MJ
YA
404Black ScimitarbillRhinopomastus aterrimusLL
405Abyssinian ScimitarbillRhinopomastus minorANP,AWR,LPNA
YA

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

406Northern Ground-Hornbill
(Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill)
Bucorvus abyssinicusANP,AWR,BMNP
LA,LL,MJ,YA
407Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus 
408Hemprich's HornbillLophoceros hemprichiiADS,ANP,DL,JV
LL,MS,YA
409African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutusANP,ASNP,AWR
GVNP,JV,LL,MJ
YA
410Northern Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchusADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,KR,LL,MJ
MS,YA
411Eastern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus flavirostrisADS,ANP,AWR
MS,YA
412Jackson's HornbillTockus jacksoni 
413Von der Decken's HornbillTockus deckeniANP,ASNP,LL
YA
414Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevisBMNP,HF,LA,LL
WG

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

415Half-collared KingfisherAlcedo semitorquataADS,BMNP,HF
KR,MJ
416Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatusADS,AWR,BL
GVNP,LA,ZKL
417African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina pictaADS,GVNP,JV
KR,LA,MJ
418Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephalaADS,BL,GVNP
JV,MJ
419Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensisANP,LA,MJ,ZKL
420Blue-breasted KingfisherHalcyon malimbica 
421Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicutiANP,AWR,GVNP
422Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maximaGVNP,LA,MJ,MS
423Pied KingfisherCeryle rudisBL,GVNP,JV,LA
MJ,SP,ZKL

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

424Red-throated Bee-eaterMerops bulockiAWR
425Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillusADS,ANP,AWR
BMNP,KR,LPNA
MJ,MS
426Blue-breasted Bee-eaterMerops variegatusADS,ANP,ASNP
BL,BMNP,KR,LA
MJ,WG,YA
427Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus 
428Somali Bee-eaterMerops revoiliiANP
429White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollisANP,AWR
430Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalis 
431Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusANP
432Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosusANP
433European Bee-eaterMerops apiasterAWR,BL,BMNP
434Northern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicusANP,AWR

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

435European RollerCoracias garrulus 
436Abyssinian RollerCoracias abyssinicusADS,ANP,AWR
BMNP,GVNP,MJ
YA
437Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatusAWR,LPNA,MS
YA
438Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naeviusMJ,YA
439Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusWG

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

440Red-and-yellow BarbetTrachyphonus erythrocephalusADS,ANP,AWR
LPNA,MJ
441Yellow-breasted BarbetTrachyphonus margaritatusADS,ANP,AWR
MJ
442D'Arnaud's BarbetTrachyphonus darnaudiiANP,BMNP,MS
YA
443Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillusBL,BMNP,LL,MJ
YA
444Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconusBMNP,HF,LL
445Red-fronted BarbetTricholaema diademataANP,ASNP,YA
446Black-throated BarbetTricholaema melanocephalaANP,LPNA,YA
447Banded BarbetLybius undatusADS,BL,BMNP
HF,LA,MJ,WG
448Vieillot's BarbetLybius vieilloti 
449Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalitoADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,JV,MJ
450Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatusBMNP,LA

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

451Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiaeBMNP,LA,LL
452Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulusBMNP,ZKL
453Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minorASNP,BMNP,HF
LA,YA
454Scaly-throated HoneyguideIndicator variegatusBMNP,LL
455Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicatorADS,BMNP,GVNP
LA,ZKL

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

456Eurasian WryneckJynx torquillaANP,BMNP
457Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisBL,BMNP,LA,LL
458Abyssinian WoodpeckerDendropicos abyssinicusADS,BMNP,HF
MJ
459Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescensANP,AWR,GVNP
YA
460Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquusANP,ASNP,GVNP
LL,YA
461Brown-backed WoodpeckerChloropicus obsoletus 
462African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertae 
463Mountain Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus spodocephalusANP,AWR,BL
BMNP,DL,LA,YA
464Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautii 
465Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubicaANP,ASNP,AWR
BMNP,LA,YA

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

466Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatusANP,AWR,YA
467Lesser KestrelFalco naumanniANP,AWR,BMNP
LPNA,MS
468Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculusADS,AWR,BMNP
JV,KR,LPNA,MJ
MS,SP,YA
469Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides 
470Fox KestrelFalco alopexBMNP
471Gray KestrelFalco ardosiaceusBMNP
472Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera 
473Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus 
474Amur FalconFalco amurensisBMNP
475Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeBMNP
476Sooty FalconFalco concolorBMNP
477Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteoBMNP
478African HobbyFalco cuvieriiBMNP
479Lanner FalconFalco biarmicusANP,AWR,BMNP
GVNP,MJ,SP
480Saker FalconFalco cherrug 
481Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusADS,BL,BMNP
HF,LA,SP
482Barbary FalconFalco pelegrinoidesBMNP
483Taita FalconFalco fasciinucha 

 
New Zealand Parrots: Strigopidae

484New Zealand KakaNestor meridionalisBMNP

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

485Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri 
486Orange-bellied ParrotNeophema chrysogasterANP
487Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullarius 
488Black-winged LovebirdAgapornis tarantaBL,BMNP,LA,LL
WG

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

489Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri 
490Red-bellied ParrotPoicephalus rufiventrisANP,MS,YA
491Yellow-fronted ParrotPoicephalus flavifronsBMNP,LL,WG

 
Pittas: Pittidae

492African PittaPitta angolensis 

 
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

493Gray-and-white TyrannuletPseudelaenia leucospodiaSP

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

494Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesiaBMNP,HF
495White-breasted CuckooshrikeCoracina pectoralis 
496Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flavaBMNP,HF,LA
497Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaLL

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

498Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusBMNP
499African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus 
500Ethiopian Black-headed OrioleOriolus monachaBMNP,HF,WG,YA
501African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatusBMNP,LA,LPNA
YA

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

502Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaBMNP,HF,LA,WG
503Gray-headed BatisBatis orientalisANP,ASNP,AWR
BL,LA,MJ,YA
504Western Black-headed BatisBatis erlangeriBMNP,GVNP
LPNA,ZKL
505Pygmy BatisBatis perkeoYA

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

506White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatusBMNP,YA

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

507BrubruNilaus aferANP,ASNP,AWR
KR,MS,YA
508Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensisADS,AWR,BL
BMNP,GVNP,HF
JV,LA,MJ,YA
509Pringle's PuffbackDryoscopus pringliiYA
510Marsh TchagraTchagra minutus 
511Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalusADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BMNP,GVNP
MJ
512Three-streaked TchagraTchagra jamesiLPNA,YA
513Red-naped BushshrikeLaniarius ruficepsYA
514Ethiopian BoubouLaniarius aethiopicusANP,AWR,BL
BMNP,GVNP,MJ
YA
515Tropical BoubouLaniarius majorMJ
516Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogaster 
517Slate-colored BoubouLaniarius funebrisANP,BMNP,LA
LL,YA
518Rosy-patched BushshrikeRhodophoneus cruentusANP,AWR,MS,YA
519Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectusBMNP,WG,YA
520Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchotiADS,ANP,BMNP
MS,YA

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

521Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilisADS,ANP,AWR
GVNP,LA,MJ,MS
522Glossy-backed DrongoDicrurus divaricatus 

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

523African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridisADS,BL,BMNP
DL,GVNP,JV,LA
MJ,WG

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

524Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioANP,BMNP
525Red-tailed ShrikeLanius phoenicuroidesANP,AWR,GVNP
MS,SP
526Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinusADS,ANP,AWR
BL,GVNP,JV,KR
LA,LPNA
527Great Gray ShrikeLanius excubitorANP,AWR
528Iberian Gray ShrikeLanius meridionalisAWR,BL,MJ
529Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor 
530Gray-backed FiscalLanius excubitoroidesBMNP,GVNP,LL
531Taita FiscalLanius dorsalisYA
532Somali FiscalLanius somalicusANP,AWR,MS
533Northern FiscalLanius humeralisADS,AWR,BL
BMNP,JV,LA,MJ
SP
534Masked ShrikeLanius nubicusBMNP,GVNP,MJ
535Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorANP,AWR
536White-rumped ShrikeEurocephalus ruppelliAWR,MS,YA
537White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimensANP,LA,YA

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

538Stresemann's Bush-CrowZavattariornis stresemanniMS,YA
539Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocoraxBMNP
540PiapiacPtilostomus afer 
541Cape CrowCorvus capensisADS,BL,BMNP
SP
542Pied CrowCorvus albusADS,AWR,BL
BMNP,LA,SP,YA
ZKL
543Brown-necked RavenCorvus ruficollis 
544Somali CrowCorvus edithaeAWR,BMNP,LPNA
MS,YA
545Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurusADS,ASNP,AWR
BL,BMNP,DL,KR
MJ,MS,YA
546Thick-billed RavenCorvus crassirostrisADS,AWR,BMNP
HF,LA,SP

 
Hyliotas: Hyliotidae

547Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigaster 

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

548White-winged Black-TitMelaniparus leucomelasASNP,BMNP,LL
549White-shouldered Black-TitMelaniparus guineensisBL
550White-backed Black-TitMelaniparus leuconotusBMNP
551Somali TitMelaniparus thruppiLPNA,YA

 
Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

552Mouse-colored Penduline-TitAnthoscopus musculusANP,AWR,YA
553Forest Penduline-TitAnthoscopus flavifrons 

 
Larks: Alaudidae

554Greater Hoopoe-LarkAlaemon alaudipes 
555Rufous-rumped LarkPinarocorys erythropygia 
556Desert LarkAmmomanes deserti 
557Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotisANP,AWR
558Black-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix nigricepsAWR
559Chestnut-headed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix signatusANP,AWR
560Pink-breasted LarkCalendulauda poecilosterna 
561Foxy LarkCalendulauda alopexMS,YA
562Liben LarkHeteromirafra archeriLPNA
563Singing BushlarkMirafra cantillansANP,AWR
564White-tailed LarkMirafra albicauda 
565Friedmann's LarkMirafra pulpa 
566Red-winged LarkMirafra hypermetraANP,AWR
567Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana 
568Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomeaYA
569Collared LarkMirafra collaris 
570Gillett's LarkMirafra gillettiANP,AWR,YA
571Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaAWR
572Blanford's LarkCalandrella blanfordiADS,BL,SP
573Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculata 
574Short-tailed LarkPseudalaemon fremantliiAWR,MS
575Somali Short-toed LarkAlaudala somalicaLPNA,MS
576Masked LarkSpizocorys personataYA
577Crested LarkGalerida cristata 
578Thekla's LarkGalerida theklaeADS,AWR,BMNP
SP

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

579Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyuraADS,AWR,GVNP
KR,LL,MJ,YA
580Short-billed CrombecSylvietta philippae 
581Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytiiANP,ASNP,MS
YA
582Somali CrombecSylvietta isabellinaLPNA
583Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescensANP
584Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalisGVNP

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

585Yellow-vented EremomelaEremomela flavicrissalisANP,YA
586Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialisASNP,AWR,LL
MJ,MS,YA
587Green-backed EremomelaEremomela canescensGVNP
588Gray Wren-WarblerCalamonastes simplexANP,AWR,MS,YA
589Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudataBL,GVNP,JV,LA
MJ,YA
590Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyuraADS,BMNP,GVNP
JV
591Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchellaASNP,AWR,LA
LL,YA,ZKL
592Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavidaBMNP,LPNA,MS
YA
593Graceful PriniaPrinia gracilis 
594Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflavaADS,ASNP,BMNP
LA,LL,MJ,SP
YA,ZKL
595Pale PriniaPrinia somalicaYA
596Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythroptera 
597Red-fronted WarblerPrinia rufifronsANP,AWR,BMNP
598Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythropsGVNP,LA
599Singing CisticolaCisticola cantansADS,HF,JV
600Boran CisticolaCisticola bodessaANP,LPNA,YA
601Rattling CisticolaCisticola chinianaANP,ASNP,AWR
BMNP,LL,LPNA
YA
602Ashy CisticolaCisticola cinereolusANP,MS
603Red-pate CisticolaCisticola ruficeps 
604Ethiopian CisticolaCisticola lugubrisADS,SP
605Rufous-winged CisticolaCisticola galactotesBMNP
606Stout CisticolaCisticola robustusBMNP,GVNP,YA
607Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis 
608Siffling CisticolaCisticola brachypterusGVNP
609Foxy CisticolaCisticola troglodytesGVNP
610Tiny CisticolaCisticola nanaMS,YA
611Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidisSP
612Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulusANP,AWR,MS
613Black-backed CisticolaCisticola eximius 
614Pectoral-patch CisticolaCisticola brunnescensADS,BMNP,LPNA
SP

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

615Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallidaANP,GVNP,MJ
616African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis 
617Upcher's WarblerHippolais languidaAWR
618Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum 
619Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina 
620Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenusBL,BMNP,ZKL
621Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustrisLA
622Eurasian Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceusBL,BMNP
623African Reed WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatusLA
624Basra Reed WarblerAcrocephalus griseldis 
625Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostrisBL,LA
626Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceusBMNP

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

627Bamboo WarblerLocustella alfredi 
628River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis 
629Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides 
630Common Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella naevia 
631Fan-tailed GrassbirdCatriscus brevirostris 
632Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeusADS,BMNP,HF
633Little Rush WarblerBradypterus baboecalaLA
634Highland Rush WarblerBradypterus centralis 

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

635Brown-chested MartinProgne taperaLA,SP
636Plain MartinRiparia paludicolaADS,ANP,AWR
BL,BMNP,GVNP
SP,ZKL
637Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaANP,AWR,LA
638Banded MartinNeophedina cinctaBMNP
639Eurasian Crag-MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris 
640Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligulaADS,ASNP,BL
BMNP,JV,MJ,SP
641Pale Crag-Martin**Ptyonoprogne obsoletaBMNP,JV
642Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,BMNP
GVNP,LA,LPNA
MJ,MS,SP
643Red-chested SwallowHirundo lucidaBMNP
644Ethiopian SwallowHirundo aethiopicaANP,BMNP,LPNA
YA
645Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithiiAWR,JV,LPNA
MJ,YA
646White-tailed SwallowHirundo megaensisLPNA,MS,YA
647Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaADS,ANP,AWR
BL,BMNP,JV,SP
648Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinicaANP,BMNP,GVNP
YA
649Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensisZKL
650Red Sea SwallowPetrochelidon perdita 
651Common House-MartinDelichon urbicumANP,BMNP,GVNP
LL
652White-headed SawwingPsalidoprocne albiceps 
653Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristopteraBL,BMNP,HF,LL
LPNA
654Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopygaBMNP

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

655Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus 
656Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollis 
657Northern BrownbulPhyllastrephus strepitansBMNP,LPNA
658Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatusADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,BMNP
GVNP,HF,JV,KR
LA,MJ,SP,WG
YA

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

659Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix 
660Eastern Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus orientalisBMNP
661Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusBL,BMNP,DL
GVNP,HF,LA,LL
YA
662Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybitaADS,BMNP,JV
LA,MJ,YA
663Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirensBMNP,HF,YA

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

664Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapillaASNP,BL,BMNP
GVNP,HF,LA,LL
MJ,WG,YA
665Garden WarblerSylvia borinBMNP,MJ
666Abyssinian CatbirdSylvia galinieriBMNP,HF
667African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinicaBMNP,HF,YA
668Barred WarblerCurruca nisoria 
669Banded ParisomaCurruca boehmiMS,YA
670Lesser WhitethroatCurruca currucaAWR,BL,LA,ZKL
671Brown ParisomaCurruca lugensBMNP
672Western Orphean WarblerCurruca hortensis 
673Eastern Orphean WarblerCurruca crassirostris 
674Asian Desert WarblerCurruca nana 
675Menetries's WarblerCurruca mystaceaAWR
676Greater WhitethroatCurruca communisANP,BMNP,GVNP
MJ

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

677Pale White-eyeZosterops abyssinicus 
678Abyssinian White-eyeZosterops abyssinicusADS,ANP,ASNP
BMNP,GVNP,JV
KR,LA,MJ,YA
679Heuglin's White-eyeZosterops poliogastrusBL,BMNP,LA,WG
680Northern Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensisYA

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

681Rufous ChattererArgya rubiginosaADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,KR,YA
682Scaly ChattererArgya aylmeriANP,YA
683Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejus 
684White-rumped BabblerTurdoides leucopygiaANP,AWR,BMNP
DL,GVNP,LA,LL
LPNA,MJ,WG,YA
685Scaly BabblerTurdoides squamulata 
686Cretzschmar's BabblerTurdoides leucocephala 
687Dusky BabblerTurdoides tenebrosa 

 
Treecreepers: Certhiidae

688African Spotted CreeperSalpornis salvadoriBL,LA

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

689Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchusADS,BMNP,LA
LL,MJ,SP,YA
ZKL
690Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus 

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

691European StarlingSturnus vulgaris 
692Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinereaANP,AWR,BL
BMNP,LA,LPNA
MS
693Rosy StarlingPastor roseus 
694Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogasterLA,LPNA,WG,YA
695Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostrisADS,BMNP,HF
LA
696Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morioBMNP,JV,MS,WG
YA
697White-billed StarlingOnychognathus albirostrisADS,BMNP,MJ
698Bristle-crowned StarlingOnychognathus salvadoriiANP,LPNA,MS
YA
699Somali StarlingOnychognathus blythiiANP,BMNP
700Magpie StarlingSpeculipastor bicolorYA
701Sharpe's StarlingPholia sharpiiBMNP,HF
702Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanni 
703Shelley's StarlingLamprotornis shelleyiANP,LPNA,YA
704Rueppell's StarlingLamprotornis purpuropteraANP,ASNP,AWR
LA,LL,YA
705Splendid StarlingLamprotornis splendidus 
706Golden-breasted StarlingLamprotornis regiusANP,AWR,HF
LPNA,MS,YA
707Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbusANP,ASNP,AWR
LA,LL,MS,YA
708Chestnut-bellied StarlingLamprotornis pulcher 
709White-crowned StarlingLamprotornis albicapillusANP,LPNA,MS
YA
710Fischer's StarlingLamprotornis fischeri 
711Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterusGVNP,JV,LA
712Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeusADS,ANP,AWR
BMNP,JV,LL,MJ
SP,YA

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

713Spotted Ground-ThrushGeokichla guttataLA
714Abyssinian Ground-ThrushGeokichla piaggiaeBMNP,HF,WG
715Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupaADS,BMNP,JV
SP
716Song ThrushTurdus philomelos 
717Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicusADS,BL,BMNP
DL,HF,JV,WG
718Mountain ThrushTurdus plebejusHF,LA,YA
719African Bare-eyed ThrushTurdus tephronotusYA
720African ThrushTurdus peliosADS,BL,BMNP
GVNP,LA,MJ,WG
YA

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

721African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adustaADS,ASNP,BL
BMNP,LA,YA
722Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataAWR,LA
723Gambaga FlycatcherMuscicapa gambagae 
724African Gray FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchusANP,AWR,BMNP
LPNA,YA
725Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidusGVNP,YA
726Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbeus 
727SilverbirdMelaenornis semipartitus 
728Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioidesBL,BMNP,LA,LL
WG,YA
729Abyssinian Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis chocolatinusBL,BMNP,HF,MJ
730Black Scrub-RobinCercotrichas podobeAWR,MJ
731Rufous-tailed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas galactotesAWR
732Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrysADS,ANP,LPNA
MJ,YA
733Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufaBL,BMNP,LL
734White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heugliniLA
735Red-capped Robin-ChatCossypha natalensisLL
736Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapillaGVNP
737White-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha albicapillusLA
738Spotted Morning-ThrushCichladusa guttataLPNA,YA
739White-throated RobinIrania gutturalis 
740Thrush NightingaleLuscinia lusciniaWG
741Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchosANP,MS
742BluethroatLuscinia svecica 
743Semicollared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquataBMNP
744Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusADS,AWR,BL
BMNP,GVNP,JV
LA,MJ
745Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros 
746Little Rock-ThrushMonticola rufocinereusASNP,BL,BMNP
JV
747Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilisANP,LL,MS,YA
748Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitariusANP,BL
749WhinchatSaxicola rubetraGVNP
750Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus 
751African StonechatSaxicola torquatusBMNP,LA,SP
752Moorland ChatPinarochroa sordidaADS,BMNP,SP
753Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventrisADS,ASNP,BL
BMNP,GVNP,JV
754White-winged Cliff-ChatThamnolaea semirufaADS,SP
755Rueppell's ChatMyrmecocichla melaenaADS,BL
756Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheAWR,BMNP,GVNP
JV,MJ,SP
757Red-breasted WheatearOenanthe bottaeADS,BMNP,MJ
SP
758Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinaANP,AWR,BMNP
GVNP,JV,LPNA
MJ,MS,SP,YA
759Heuglin's WheatearOenanthe heuglini 
760Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti 
761Cyprus WheatearOenanthe cypriaca 
762Eastern Black-eared WheatearOenanthe melanoleucaADS,ANP,MJ,YA
763Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaADS,ASNP,AWR
BL,BMNP,DL
GVNP,JV,MJ,SP
ZKL
764White-fronted Black-ChatOenanthe albifrons 
765Somali WheatearOenanthe phillipsi 
766BlackstartOenanthe melanuraADS,ANP,AWR
767Familiar ChatOenanthe familiarisGVNP
768Sombre Rock ChatOenanthe dubiaANP
769Brown-tailed ChatOenanthe scotocercaANP
770White-crowned WheatearOenanthe leucopyga 
771Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisADS,BMNP,MJ
772Mourning WheatearOenanthe lugens 
773Kurdish WheatearOenanthe xanthoprymna 

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

774Eastern Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes orientalisANP,YA
775Collared SunbirdHedydipna collarisBMNP,HF,LPNA
776Pygmy SunbirdHedydipna platura 
777Nile Valley SunbirdHedydipna metallicaANP,AWR
778Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivaceaBMNP,HF
779Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensisADS,ANP,BL,JV
LA,MJ,YA
780Hunter's SunbirdChalcomitra hunteriYA
781Tacazze SunbirdNectarinia tacazzeADS,BL,BMNP
HF,LA,MJ,SP
782Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensisBL
783Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosaBMNP
784Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygius 
785Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellusADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,LA,LL
ZKL
786Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensisADS,LL,YA
787Black-bellied SunbirdCinnyris nectarinioidesLPNA
788Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatusYA
789Tsavo SunbirdCinnyris tsavoensis 
790Shining SunbirdCinnyris habessinicusADS,ANP,AWR
JV,MJ
791Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustusBL,BMNP,JV,MJ
WG,YA
792Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreus 

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

793White-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis albirostrisAWR
794Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis nigerANP,AWR,LPNA
MS,YA
795White-headed Buffalo-WeaverDinemellia dinemelliADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,LL,MS
796Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalisJV
797White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahaliANP,ASNP,AWR
LA,LL,YA,ZKL
798Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser superciliosusADS,MJ
799Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser donaldsoni 
800Gray-headed Social-WeaverPseudonigrita arnaudiMS,YA
801Black-capped Social-WeaverPseudonigrita cabanisiMS,YA
802Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubricepsADS,BMNP,MJ
YA
803Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafechtADS,BMNP,HF
LA,LL,MJ
804Little WeaverPloceus luteolusADS,AWR,LA,LL
MJ,YA
805Black-necked WeaverPloceus nigricollis 
806Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularisAWR,BMNP,LA
MJ
807Golden Palm WeaverPloceus bojeri 
808Northern Masked-WeaverPloceus taeniopterusANP,JV
809Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermediusADS,AWR,JV,LL
YA
810Vitelline Masked-WeaverPloceus vitellinusADS,AWR,BMNP
JV,LPNA,MJ,YA
811Rueppell's WeaverPloceus galbulaADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,KR,MJ
812Speke's WeaverPloceus spekeiANP,LPNA,MS
YA
813Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusADS,ANP,AWR
BL,GVNP,JV,KR
LA,ZKL
814Salvadori's WeaverPloceus dichrocephalusLPNA
815Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalusANP
816Chestnut WeaverPloceus rubiginosusADS,ANP,AWR
MJ,YA
817Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusYA
818Cardinal QueleaQuelea cardinalis 
819Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops 
820Red-billed QueleaQuelea queleaADS,ANP,AWR
BL,GVNP,KR,LA
MJ,YA,ZKL
821Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanusADS,BL,JV,MJ
822Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceusGVNP,JV
823Black BishopEuplectes gierowii 
824Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes aferSP
825Yellow BishopEuplectes capensisADS,BMNP,JV
MJ,SP
826White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatusADS,ANP,LPNA
827Yellow-mantled WidowbirdEuplectes macroura 
828Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardensBMNP,JV,LA
829Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris 
830Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifronsAWR,BMNP

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

831Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullataADS,BL,GVNP
LA,MJ,WG,YA
832Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolorBMNP,LL,WG
833Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloides 
834African SilverbillEuodice cantansADS,ANP,AWR
BL,MJ,YA
835Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartiniaADS,BMNP,HF
WG,YA
836Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidulaBMNP,LL,WG
837Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflavaGVNP
838Abyssinian CrimsonwingCryptospiza salvadoriiBMNP,HF
839Black-cheeked WaxbillBrunhilda charmosynaLL,YA
840Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaGVNP
841Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildASNP,AWR,BMNP
LA,LL,YA
842Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytes 
843Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopygaADS,ANP,AWR
JV,MJ
844QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollisADS,BL
845Cut-throatAmadina fasciataADS,ANP,AWR
BL,LA,MJ,MS
YA
846Purple GrenadierGranatina ianthinogasterADS,ANP,LA
LPNA,YA
847Gray-headed SilverbillOdontospiza griseicapillaYA
848Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalusADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,BMNP
GVNP,JV,LA,MJ
WG
849Blue-capped CordonbleuUraeginthus cyanocephalus 
850Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaANP,AWR,YA
851Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afra 
852Red-billed PytiliaPytilia lineataADS,GVNP,JV
LA,MJ
853Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegalaADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,GVNP
JV,LA,MJ,SP
WG
854African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricataMJ,WG
855Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia 
856Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopictaGVNP
857Black-faced FirefinchLagonosticta larvataGVNP

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

858Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macrouraADS,ANP,BMNP
GVNP,HF,JV,SP
WG
859Sahel Paradise-WhydahVidua orientalis 
860Exclamatory Paradise-WhydahVidua interjectaANP,GVNP,MJ
861Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaeaANP,AWR
862Steel-blue WhydahVidua hypocherinaANP
863Straw-tailed WhydahVidua fischeriANP,WG,YA
864Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeataADS,ANP,AWR
GVNP,JV,KR,LA
MJ,SP
865Wilson's IndigobirdVidua wilsoni 
866Jambandu IndigobirdVidua raricola 
867Baka IndigobirdVidua larvaticola 
868Purple IndigobirdVidua purpurascens 
869Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbisYA

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

870House SparrowPasser domesticus 
871Somali SparrowPasser castanopterus 
872Shelley's Rufous SparrowPasser shelleyiLPNA,MS,YA
873Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseusBMNP
874Swainson's SparrowPasser swainsoniiADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BL,DL
GVNP,JV,KR,LA
MJ,YA,ZKL
875Parrot-billed SparrowPasser gongonensis 
876Sudan Golden SparrowPasser luteus 
877Chestnut SparrowPasser eminibeyMS,YA
878Yellow-spotted Bush SparrowGymnornis pyrgitaANP,ASNP,MJ
MS,YA
879Sahel Bush SparrowGymnornis dentataADS,GVNP,JV
MJ
880Pale RockfinchCarpospiza brachydactyla 

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

881Mountain WagtailMotacilla claraADS,BMNP,GVNP
HF,JV,KR,MJ
882Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaADS,BMNP,JV
KR,LA,MJ,SP
883Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaAWR,BL,BMNP
JV,LA,LPNA,SP
ZKL
884Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaBMNP
885African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimpANP,AWR,BMNP
GVNP,JV
886White WagtailMotacilla albaADS,BMNP,GVNP
LA,MJ,SP,ZKL
887African PipitAnthus cinnamomeusBL,BMNP,JV,SP
ZKL
888Long-billed PipitAnthus similisADS,BMNP,JV
YA
889Tawny PipitAnthus campestrisANP,AWR,BL,MJ
MS
890Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrysADS,ASNP,LPNA
ZKL
891Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis 
892Tree PipitAnthus trivialisBL,BMNP,JV,MJ
YA
893Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusADS,AWR,BL
BMNP,JV,MJ,SP
894Bush PipitAnthus caffer 
895Golden PipitTmetothylacus tenellus 
896Abyssinian LongclawMacronyx flavicollisADS,BMNP,SP

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

897White-rumped SeedeaterCrithagra leucopygiusBMNP,GVNP,MJ
898Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicusGVNP,JV
899African CitrilCrithagra citrinelloidesBL,BMNP,HF,LA
LL,WG
900Southern CitrilCrithagra hypostictus 
901Reichenow's SeedeaterCrithagra reichenowiASNP,BL,BMNP
GVNP,LPNA,MJ
YA
902Yellow-rumped SerinCrithagra xanthopygiusGVNP
903White-bellied CanaryCrithagra dorsostriatusANP,YA
904Yellow-throated SerinCrithagra flavigulaADS,ANP,KR,MJ
905Salvadori's SerinCrithagra xantholaemusLPNA
906Northern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra donaldsoniYA
907Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatusADS,BMNP,HF
LA,MJ,SP
908Reichard's SeedeaterCrithagra reichardiGVNP,KR
909Brown-rumped SeedeaterCrithagra tristriatusADS,BL,BMNP
DL,MJ,SP
910Ankober SerinCrithagra ankoberensisADS
911Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertexADS,BMNP,HF
912Ethiopian SiskinSerinus nigricepsADS,MJ,SP
913Black-headed SiskinSpinus notatusBMNP

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

914Cinereous BuntingEmberiza cineracea 
915Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulanaADS,JV,SP
916Cretzschmar's BuntingEmberiza caesia 
917Striolated BuntingEmberiza striolata 
918Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisiADS,ASNP,JV
MJ
919Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventrisYA
920Somali BuntingEmberiza poliopleuraANP,AWR,BMNP
LPNA,MS,YA
921Brown-rumped BuntingEmberiza affinis 

 
Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

922Collared Warbling FinchPoospiza hispaniolensisSP
923Parrot-billed SeedeaterSporophila peruvianaSP

 * 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.

 # SPECIES BY LOCALE

Number of species in each locale may be based on incomplete data. Also, some locales are important for specific target species rather than overall bird diversity. Hence, it does not provide an indication of which locales are the best birding sites.

Locale# Species
Abidjiata Shalla National Park208
Aledeghi Wildlife Reserve156
Ankober-Debre Sina Escarpment & Gemessa Gedel219
Awash National Park72
Bale Mountain National Park311
Debre Libanos & Ethno-German Lodge164
Gibe Valley National Park12
Harenna Forest123
Jemma Valley57
Kesem River86
Lake Awassa & Awassa Town30
Lake Ligano166
Lakes Hora, Chelekleka, and Bishoftu71
Liben Plain and Negele94
Mega-Soda Area85
Melka Jebdu135
Sululta Plains74
Wondo Genet145
Yabello Area45
Ziway and Koka Lakes196
Total Species872