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BUSIA GRASSLAND

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LOCALE

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

SPECIALTY BIRDS LIST

List of species at this locale that are endemic (E), near endemic (NE), have restricted ranges in the country (RR), or that occur only locally (LC) in the country excluding vagrants and accidentals. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

color codes

1Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur aferRR 
2White-crested TuracoTauraco leucolophusRR 
3Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusRR 
4Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensisRR 
5Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralisRR 
6White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraRR 
7/Great Snipe/Gallinago media NT
8Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalisRR 
9/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus NT
10Blue-breasted Bee-eaterMerops variegatusRR 
11Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconusRR 
12Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerChloropicus poecilolaemusRR 
13|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor V
14Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusRR 
15Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaRR 
16Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaRR 
17Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensisRR 
18Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogasterRR 
19/Woodchat Shrike/Lanius senator NT
20PiapiacPtilostomus aferRR 
21African Blue FlycatcherElminia longicaudaRR 
22Green CrombecSylvietta virensRR 
23Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalisRR 
24White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonRR 
25Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralisLC 
26Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescensRR 
27#Montane Blue Swallow#Hirundo atrocaeruleaRRV
28Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollisRR 
29Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilisRR 
30Little GreenbulEurillas virensRR 
31Purple StarlingLamprotornis purpureusRR 
32Gray-winged Robin-ChatSheppardia poliopteraLC 
33Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygiusRR 
34Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercusRR 
35Superb SunbirdCinnyris superbusRR 
36Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelniRR 
37Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusRR 
38Black BishopEuplectes gierowiiLC 
39Marsh WidowbirdEuplectes hartlaubiRR 
40Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflavaRR 
41Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaRR 
42Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaRR 
43Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytesRR 
44QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollisRR 
45Brown TwinspotClytospiza monteiriLC 
46Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta raraRR 
47Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopictaRR 
48Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicusRR 

 *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.

PRESENCE CODES

CodeDescription##
//Boreal Visitor3
\\Austral Visitor0
||Transient1
##Non-breeding Dispersal1
<>Erratic/Irregular0
()Breeding Season Only0
{}Casual/Vagrant0
[]Accidental0

DISTRIBUTION CODES

CodeDescription##
EEndemic0
LCLocal4
NENear Endemic0
RRRestricted Range40

STATUS CODES

CodeDescription##
NTNear Threatened3
VVulnerable2
ENEndangered0
CRCritically Endangered0

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.