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GATAMAIYU FOREST

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Area (ha):4,722
Altitude (m):5900
# Species*:113
# Excl Vagrants*:113
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:5
Species/100 ha*:2.4
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Montane Forest

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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Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

1Jackson's FrancolinPternistis jacksoni

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

2Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrix
3Lemon DoveColumba larvata
4Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
5Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

6Hartlaub's TuracoTauraco hartlaubi

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

7/Common Cuckoo/Cuculus canorus
8African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
9\Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo\Cercococcyx montanus

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

10Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalus

 
Swifts: Apodidae

11Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilus
12Mottled SwiftApus aequatorialis
13White-rumped SwiftApus caffer

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

14#Abdim's Stork#Ciconia abdimii
15/White Stork/Ciconia ciconia

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

16Striated HeronButorides striata

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

17African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
18Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
19African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
20Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
21/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
22Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
23Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

24Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

25Narina TrogonApaloderma narina
26Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatum

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

27White-headed WoodhoopoePhoeniculus bollei

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

28Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus
29Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevis

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

30Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops oreobates
31|European Bee-eater|Merops apiaster

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

32Moustached TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystax
33Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

34Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens
35Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
36Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergi

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

37Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmi

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

38Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesia
39Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

40/Eurasian Golden Oriole/Oriolus oriolus
41Black-tailed OrioleOriolus percivali

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

42Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

43Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
44Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
45Black-fronted BushshrikeTelophorus nigrifrons

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

46African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

47Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

48White-tailed Crested-FlycatcherElminia albonotata

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

49White-bellied TitMelaniparus albiventris

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

50White-browed CrombecSylvietta leucophrys

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

51Black-collared ApalisOreolais pulcher
52Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
53Black-throated ApalisApalis jacksoni
54Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
55Chestnut-throated ApalisApalis porphyrolaema
56Gray ApalisApalis cinerea
57Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteri

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

58Mountain Yellow-WarblerIduna similis

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

59Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopezi
60Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

61Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
62Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
63Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

64Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostris
65Eastern Mountain GreenbulArizelocichla nigriceps
66Yellow-whiskered GreenbulEurillas latirostris
67Cabanis's GreenbulPhyllastrephus cabanisi
68Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

69/Wood Warbler/Phylloscopus sibilatrix
70/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus
71Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

72African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica
73/Eurasian Blackcap/Sylvia atricapilla

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

74Kikuyu White-eyeZosterops kikuyuensis

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

75Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleri
76Sharpe's StarlingPholia sharpii
77Abbott's StarlingPoeoptera femoralis

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

78Abyssinian Ground-ThrushGeokichla piaggiae
79Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyi
80Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

81African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
82|Spotted Flycatcher|Muscicapa striata
83White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
84Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufa
85White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
86Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephala
87African StonechatSaxicola torquatus

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

88Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
89Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
90Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
91Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
92Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
93Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
94Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowi
95Northern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris reichenowi
96Eastern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris mediocris
97Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

98Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
99Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
100Speke's WeaverPloceus spekei
101Brown-capped WeaverPloceus insignis
102Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

103Gray-headed NegritaNigrita canicapillus
104Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
105Abyssinian CrimsonwingCryptospiza salvadorii
106Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

107Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

108Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
109/Gray Wagtail/Motacilla cinerea

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

110Western CitrilCrithagra frontalis
111Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus
112Thick-billed SeedeaterCrithagra burtoni
113Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex

 * 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.