↑AFRICA">
AFRICA↑

↑KENYA">
KENYA↑

TARGETS">
DESCRIPTION

KAKAMEGA FOREST

KENYA
LOCALE

Area (ha):24,000
Altitude (m):1500-1600
# Species:373
# Excl Vagrants:362
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:0
Species/100 ha:1.5
Habitat: Equatorial Rainforest, grassland, bush

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. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

color codes

1Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur aferRR 
2Great Blue TuracoCorythaeola cristataRR 
3Black-billed TuracoTauraco schuettiiRR 
4Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurusRR 
5Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusRR 
6Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusRR 
7Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensisRR 
8White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraRR 
9Black Crowned-CraneBalearica pavoninaRRV
10Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus V
11Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus EN
12BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus NT
13Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
14Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiLC 
15Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
16Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus NT
17African Grass-OwlTyto capensisLC 
18Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotisLC 
19Red-chested OwletGlaucidium tephronotumRR 
20Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri V
21Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaRR 
22Blue-headed Bee-eaterMerops muelleriRR 
23European RollerCoracias garrulus NT
24Yellow-billed BarbetTrachyphonus purpuratusRR 
25Gray-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonaparteiRR 
26Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusRR 
27Yellow-spotted BarbetBuccanodon duchailluiRR 
28Hairy-breasted BarbetTricholaema hirsutaRR 
29Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalitoRR 
30Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatusRR 
31Cassin's HoneyguideProdotiscus insignisRR 
32Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisRR 
33Thick-billed HoneyguideIndicator conirostrisRR 
34Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerChloropicus poecilolaemusRR 
35Golden-crowned WoodpeckerChloropicus xantholophusRR 
36African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertaeRR 
37Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroliRR 
38Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosaRR 
39Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergiRR 
40Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautiiRR 
41Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniRR 
42Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusRR 
43Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacusRRV
44African BroadbillSmithornis capensisRR 
45Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiRR 
46Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaRR 
47Western Black-headed OrioleOriolus brachyrhynchusRR 
48Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaRR 
49Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaRR 
50Jameson's Wattle-eyePlatysteira jamesoniRR 
51Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyePlatysteira concretaRR 
52Western Black-headed BatisBatis erlangeriRR 
53African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatusRR 
54Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensisRR 
55Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensisRR 
56Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiRR 
57Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiRR 
58Doherty's BushshrikeTelophorus dohertyiRR 
59Common Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigiiRR 
60Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerRR 
61Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoniRR 
62Southern HyliotaHyliota australisRR 
63African Blue FlycatcherElminia longicaudaRR 
64Dusky Crested-FlycatcherElminia nigromitrataRR 
65Dusky TitMelaniparus funereusRR 
66Green CrombecSylvietta virensRR 
67Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalisRR 
68Green HyliaHylia prasinaRR 
69Turner's EremomelaEremomela turneriRREN
70White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonRR 
71Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronotaRR 
72Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisRR 
73Banded PriniaPrinia bairdiiRR 
74Black-capped Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus cerviniventris NT
75Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufusRR 
76Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralisLC 
77Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbiRR 
78Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufaRR 
79Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostrisRR 
80Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylusRR 
81Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisRR 
82Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissimaRR 
83Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorRR 
84Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilisRR 
85Ansorge's GreenbulEurillas ansorgeiRR 
86Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostrisRR 
87Little GreenbulEurillas virensRR 
88Toro Olive-GreenbulPhyllastrephus hypochlorisRR 
89Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRR 
90Uganda Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus budongoensisRR 
91Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescensRR 
92Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennisRR 
93Mountain IlladopsisIlladopsis pyrrhopteraRR 
94Scaly-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis albipectusRR 
95African Spotted CreeperSalpornis salvadoriRR 
96Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostrisRR 
97Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanniRR 
98Splendid StarlingLamprotornis splendidusRR 
99White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensisRR 
100Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus V
101Chapin's FlycatcherFraseria lenduRRV
102Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubiRR 
103Blue-shouldered Robin-ChatCossypha cyanocampterRR 
104Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha poliopteraLC 
105Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapillaRR 
106Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephalaRR 
107Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialisRR 
108Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
109Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostrisRR 
110Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescensRR 
111Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygiusRR 
112Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercusRR 
113Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieriRR 
114Superb SunbirdCinnyris superbusRR 
115Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollisRR 
116Vieillot's WeaverPloceus nigerrimusRR 
117Dark-backed Weaver
(Forest Weaver)
Ploceus bicolorRR 
118Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusRR 
119Black BishopEuplectes gierowiiLC 
120Marsh WidowbirdEuplectes hartlaubiRR 
121White-breasted NegritaNigrita fusconotusRR 
122Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaRR 
123Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaRR 
124Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaRR 
125Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta raraRR 
126Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavusRR 
127Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeRR 
128Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceusRR 
129Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicusRR 
130Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularisRR 
131Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratusRR 
132Gray-chested BabblerKakamega poliothoraxRR 

 * 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.

PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

DISTRIBUTION CODES

EEndemic
LCLocal
NENear Endemic
RRRange Restricted

STATUS CODES

NTNear Threatened
VVulnerable
ENEndangered
CRCritically Endangered