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Area (ha):250
Altitude (m):1200-1220
# Species*:129
# Excl Vagrants*:129
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:1
Species/100 ha*:51.6
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Grassland

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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Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

1Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur afer

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

2White-crested TuracoTauraco leucolophus

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

3Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachus
4Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
5White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
6/Great Spotted Cuckoo/Clamator glandarius

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

7/Eurasian Nightjar/Caprimulgus europaeus
8Black-shouldered NightjarCaprimulgus nigriscapularis

 
Swifts: Apodidae

9Mottled SwiftApus aequatorialis
10African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

11|Corn Crake|Crex crex

 
Flufftails: Sarothruridae

12White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchra
13Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

14/Eurasian Thick-knee/Burhinus oedicnemus

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

15/Great Snipe/Gallinago media
16/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
17/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

18Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

19African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
20#Abdim's Stork#Ciconia abdimii
21Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

22HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

23Gray HeronArdea cinerea
24Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
25Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
26Striated HeronButorides striata

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

27/European Honey-buzzard/Pernis apivorus
28Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascens
29Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
30/Lesser Spotted Eagle/Clanga pomarina
31/Booted Eagle/Hieraaetus pennatus
32/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus
33/Black Kite/Milvus migrans

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

34Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

35Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
36African Pygmy-KingfisherIspidina picta
37Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis
38Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

39Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
40Blue-breasted Bee-eaterMerops variegatus
41/White-throated Bee-eater/Merops albicollis

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

42Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

43Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

44Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerChloropicus poecilolaemus

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

45/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
46/Eurasian Kestrel/Falco tinnunculus
47|Amur Falcon|Falco amurensis
48|Eleonora's Falcon|Falco eleonorae
49|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor
50/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

51Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullarius

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

52White-breasted CuckooshrikeCoracina pectoralis
53Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoenicea

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

54Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyanea

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

55Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
56Marsh TchagraTchagra minutus
57Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogaster

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

58/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurio
59/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
60|Lesser Gray Shrike|Lanius minor
61Northern FiscalLanius humeralis
62/Woodchat Shrike/Lanius senator

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

63PiapiacPtilostomus afer
64Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

65African Blue FlycatcherElminia longicauda

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

66Green CrombecSylvietta virens
67Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalis

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

68White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogon
69Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
70Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralis

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

71African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis
72/Icterine Warbler/Hippolais icterina
73/Marsh Warbler/Acrocephalus palustris
74African Reed WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus
75Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

76Fan-tailed GrassbirdSchoenicola brevirostris

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

77/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
78/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
79Angola SwallowHirundo angolensis
80/Montane Blue Swallow/Hirundo atrocaerulea
81Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
82/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

83Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollis
84Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilis
85Little GreenbulEurillas virens
86Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

87African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

88Black-lored BabblerTurdoides sharpei

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

89Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
90Rueppell's StarlingLamprotornis purpuroptera
91Purple StarlingLamprotornis purpureus

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

92|Spotted Flycatcher|Muscicapa striata
93Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha polioptera
94White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
95/Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush/Monticola saxatilis
96/Whinchat/Saxicola rubetra
97/Northern Wheatear/Oenanthe oenanthe
98/Isabelline Wheatear/Oenanthe isabellina

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

99Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygius
100Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercus
101Superb SunbirdCinnyris superbus
102Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus
103Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

104Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
105Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelni
106Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
107Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
108Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalus
109Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosus
110Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
111Black BishopEuplectes gierowii
112Yellow-mantled WidowbirdEuplectes macroura
113Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
114Marsh WidowbirdEuplectes hartlaubi

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

115Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicola
116Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytes
117Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnula
118Brown TwinspotClytospiza monteiri
119Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopicta
120Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta rara
121Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavus
122QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis
123Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
124Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

125Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

126/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
127African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

128Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicus
129African CitrilCrithagra citrinelloides

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 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.