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KAKAMEGA FOREST

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Area (ha):24,000
Altitude (m):1500-1600
# Species:372
# Excl Vagrants:361
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:1
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 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 
2Great Blue TuracoCorythaeola cristataRR 
3Black-billed TuracoTauraco schuettiiRR 
4Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurusRR 
5Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusRR 
6Montane NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusRR 
7Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensisRR 
8White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraRR 
9Black Crowned-CraneBalearica pavoninaRRV
10African Woolly-necked StorkCiconia microscelis NT
11Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus CR
12BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus EN
13Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
14Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiLC 
15/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensis EN
16/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus NT
17Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus NT
18African Grass-OwlTyto capensisLC 
19Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotisLC 
20Red-chested OwletGlaucidium tephronotumRR 
21Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri V
22Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaRR 
23Blue-headed Bee-eaterMerops muelleriRR 
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 
33Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerChloropicus poecilolaemusRR 
34Golden-crowned WoodpeckerChloropicus xantholophusRR 
35African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertaeRR 
36Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroliRR 
37Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosaRR 
38Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergiRR 
39Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautiiRR 
40Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniRR 
41Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusRR 
42Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacusRREN
43African BroadbillSmithornis capensisRR 
44Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiRR 
45Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaRR 
46Western Black-headed OrioleOriolus brachyrhynchusRR 
47Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaRR 
48Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaRR 
49Jameson's Wattle-eyePlatysteira jamesoniRR 
50Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyePlatysteira concretaRR 
51Western Black-headed BatisBatis erlangeriRR 
52African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatusRR 
53Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensisRR 
54Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensisRR 
55Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiRR 
56Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiRR 
57Doherty's BushshrikeTelophorus dohertyiRR 
58Common Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigiiRR 
59Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerRR 
60Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoniRR 
61Southern HyliotaHyliota australisRR 
62African Blue FlycatcherElminia longicaudaRR 
63Dusky Crested-FlycatcherElminia nigromitrataRR 
64Dusky TitMelaniparus funereusRR 
65Green CrombecSylvietta virensRR 
66Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalisRR 
67Green HyliaHylia prasinaRR 
68Turner's EremomelaEremomela turneriRRNT
69White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonRR 
70Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronotaRR 
71Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisRR 
72Banded PriniaPrinia bairdiiRR 
73Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufusRR 
74Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralisLC 
75Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbiRR 
76Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufaRR 
77Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostrisRR 
78Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylusRR 
79Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisRR 
80Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissimaRR 
81Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorRR 
82Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilisRR 
83Ansorge's GreenbulEurillas ansorgeiRR 
84Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostrisRR 
85Little GreenbulEurillas virensRR 
86Toro Olive-GreenbulPhyllastrephus hypochlorisRR 
87/Wood Warbler/Phylloscopus sibilatrixRR 
88Uganda Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus budongoensisRR 
89Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescensRR 
90Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennisRR 
91Mountain IlladopsisIlladopsis pyrrhopteraRR 
92Scaly-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis albipectusRR 
93African Spotted CreeperSalpornis salvadoriRR 
94Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostrisRR 
95Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanniRR 
96Splendid StarlingLamprotornis splendidusRR 
97White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensisRR 
98Chapin's FlycatcherFraseria lenduNEV
99Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubiRR 
100Blue-shouldered Robin-ChatCossypha cyanocampterRR 
101Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapillaRR 
102Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephalaRR 
103Gray-winged Robin-ChatSheppardia poliopteraLC 
104Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialisRR 
105Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
106Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostrisRR 
107Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescensRR 
108Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygiusRR 
109Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercusRR 
110Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieriRR 
111Superb SunbirdCinnyris superbusRR 
112Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollisRR 
113Vieillot's Black WeaverPloceus nigerrimusRR 
114Forest WeaverPloceus bicolorRR 
115Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusRR 
116Black BishopEuplectes gierowiiLC 
117Marsh WidowbirdEuplectes hartlaubiRR 
118Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflavaRR 
119White-breasted NegritaNigrita fusconotusRR 
120Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaRR 
121Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaRR 
122Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaRR 
123Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta raraRR 
124Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeRR 
125Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceusRR 
126Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicusRR 
127Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularisRR 
128Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratusRR 
129Gray-chested BabblerKakamega poliothoraxRR 

 *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
||Transient0
##Non-breeding Dispersal0
<>Erratic/Irregular0
()Breeding Season Only0
{}Casual/Vagrant0
[]Accidental0

DISTRIBUTION CODES

CodeDescription##
EEndemic0
LCLocal6
NENear Endemic1
RRRestricted Range114

STATUS CODES

CodeDescription##
NTNear Threatened5
VVulnerable3
ENEndangered3
CRCritically Endangered1

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.