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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 
45Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaRR 
46Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaRR 
47Jameson's Wattle-eyePlatysteira jamesoniRR 
48Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyePlatysteira concretaRR 
49Black-headed BatisBatis minorRR 
50African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatusRR 
51Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensisRR 
52Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensisRR 
53Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiRR 
54Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiRR 
55Doherty's BushshrikeTelophorus dohertyiRR 
56Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiRR 
57Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaRR 
58Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoniRR 
59Western Black-headed OrioleOriolus brachyrhynchusRR 
60Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigiiRR 
61Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerRR 
62Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufaRR 
63African Blue FlycatcherElminia longicaudaRR 
64Dusky Crested-FlycatcherElminia nigromitrataRR 
65Dusky TitMelaniparus funereusRR 
66African Spotted CreeperSalpornis salvadoriRR 
67Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostrisRR 
68Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylusRR 
69Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisRR 
70Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissimaRR 
71Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorRR 
72Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilisRR 
73Ansorge's GreenbulEurillas ansorgeiRR 
74Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostrisRR 
75Little GreenbulEurillas virensRR 
76Toro Olive-GreenbulPhyllastrephus hypochlorisRR 
77Green CrombecSylvietta virensRR 
78Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalisRR 
79Green HyliaHylia prasinaRR 
80Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRR 
81Uganda Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus budongoensisRR 
82Turner's EremomelaEremomela turneriRREN
83White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonRR 
84Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronotaRR 
85Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisRR 
86Banded PriniaPrinia bairdiiRR 
87Black-capped Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus cerviniventris NT
88Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufusRR 
89Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralisLC 
90Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbiRR 
91Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescensRR 
92Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennisRR 
93Mountain IlladopsisIlladopsis pyrrhopteraRR 
94Scaly-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis albipectusRR 
95Southern HyliotaHyliota australisRR 
96Chapin's FlycatcherFraseria lenduRRV
97Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubiRR 
98Blue-shouldered Robin-ChatCossypha cyanocampterRR 
99Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha poliopteraLC 
100Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapillaRR 
101Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephalaRR 
102Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialisRR 
103Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
104White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensisRR 
105Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus V
106Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostrisRR 
107Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanniRR 
108Splendid StarlingLamprotornis splendidusRR 
109Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostrisRR 
110Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescensRR 
111Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygiusRR 
112Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercusRR 
113Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieriRR 
114Superb SunbirdCinnyris superbusRR 
115Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeRR 
116Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceusRR 
117Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicusRR 
118Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularisRR 
119Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratusRR 
120Gray-chested BabblerKakamega poliothoraxRR 
121Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollisRR 
122Vieillot's WeaverPloceus nigerrimusRR 
123Dark-backed Weaver
(Forest Weaver)
Ploceus bicolorRR 
124Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusRR 
125Black BishopEuplectes gierowiiLC 
126Marsh WidowbirdEuplectes hartlaubiRR 
127White-breasted NegritaNigrita fusconotusRR 
128Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaRR 
129Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaRR 
130Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaRR 
131Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta raraRR 
132Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavusRR 

 * 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