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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.*

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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 
8Little SwiftApus affinis V
9White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraRR 
10Black Crowned-CraneBalearica pavoninaRRV
11Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus NT
12Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus CR
13BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus EN
14Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
15Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiLC 
16Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis EN
17Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
18Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus NT
19African Grass-OwlTyto capensisLC 
20Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotisLC 
21Red-chested OwletGlaucidium tephronotumRR 
22Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri V
23Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaRR 
24Blue-headed Bee-eaterMerops muelleriRR 
25Yellow-billed BarbetTrachyphonus purpuratusRR 
26Gray-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonaparteiRR 
27Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusRR 
28Yellow-spotted BarbetBuccanodon duchailluiRR 
29Hairy-breasted BarbetTricholaema hirsutaRR 
30Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalitoRR 
31Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatusRR 
32Cassin's HoneyguideProdotiscus insignisRR 
33Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisRR 
34Thick-billed HoneyguideIndicator conirostrisRR 
35Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerChloropicus poecilolaemusRR 
36Golden-crowned WoodpeckerChloropicus xantholophusRR 
37African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertaeRR 
38Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroliRR 
39Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosaRR 
40Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergiRR 
41Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautiiRR 
42Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniRR 
43Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus EN
44Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusRR 
45Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacusRREN
46African BroadbillSmithornis capensisRR 
47Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiRR 
48Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaRR 
49Western Black-headed OrioleOriolus brachyrhynchusRR 
50Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaRR 
51Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaRR 
52Jameson's Wattle-eyePlatysteira jamesoniRR 
53Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyePlatysteira concretaRR 
54Western Black-headed BatisBatis erlangeriRR 
55African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatusRR 
56Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensisRR 
57Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensisRR 
58Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiRR 
59Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiRR 
60Doherty's BushshrikeTelophorus dohertyiRR 
61Common Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigiiRR 
62Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerRR 
63Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoniRR 
64Southern HyliotaHyliota australisRR 
65African Blue FlycatcherElminia longicaudaRR 
66Dusky Crested-FlycatcherElminia nigromitrataRR 
67Dusky TitMelaniparus funereusRR 
68Green CrombecSylvietta virensRR 
69Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalisRR 
70Green HyliaHylia prasinaRR 
71Turner's EremomelaEremomela turneriRRNT
72White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonRR 
73Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronotaRR 
74Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisRR 
75Banded PriniaPrinia bairdiiRR 
76Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufusRR 
77Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralisLC 
78Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbiRR 
79Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufaRR 
80Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostrisRR 
81Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylusRR 
82Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisRR 
83Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissimaRR 
84Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorRR 
85Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilisRR 
86Ansorge's GreenbulEurillas ansorgeiRR 
87Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostrisRR 
88Little GreenbulEurillas virensRR 
89Toro Olive-GreenbulPhyllastrephus hypochlorisRR 
90Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRR 
91Uganda Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus budongoensisRR 
92Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescensRR 
93Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennisRR 
94Mountain IlladopsisIlladopsis pyrrhopteraRR 
95Scaly-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis albipectusRR 
96African Spotted CreeperSalpornis salvadoriRR 
97Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostrisRR 
98Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanniRR 
99Splendid StarlingLamprotornis splendidusRR 
100White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensisRR 
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 
121Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflavaRR 
122White-breasted NegritaNigrita fusconotusRR 
123Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaRR 
124Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaRR 
125Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaRR 
126Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta raraRR 
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 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

//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