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SPECIALTIES

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

TARGET BIRD LIST

List of target species we particularly want to see at this site because we have limited or no chance of seeing them elsewhere on tour, because they are range-restricted or endemic, or because they're rarely seen anywhere but are possible at the site.*

color codes

1Great Blue TuracoCorythaeola cristataSS
2Black-billed TuracoTauraco schuettiiRS
3Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurusSS
4White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraRS
5Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaUS
6Blue-headed Bee-eaterMerops muelleriSS
7Yellow-billed BarbetTrachyphonus purpuratusSS
8Gray-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonaparteiUS
9Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusUS
10Yellow-spotted BarbetBuccanodon duchailluiUS
11Hairy-breasted BarbetTricholaema hirsutaOS
12Cassin's HoneyguideProdotiscus insignisOS
13Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisSS
14Thick-billed HoneyguideIndicator conirostrisSS
15Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerChloropicus poecilolaemusRS
16Golden-crowned WoodpeckerChloropicus xantholophusSS
17Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroliUS
18Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosaOS
19Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacusRS
20African BroadbillSmithornis capensisSS
21Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiUS
22Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaRS
23Western Black-headed OrioleOriolus brachyrhynchusUS
24Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaUS
25Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaSS
26Jameson's Wattle-eyePlatysteira jamesoniSS
27Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyePlatysteira concretaOS
28African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatusSS
29Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensisUS
30Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiUS
31Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiUS
32Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerSS
33Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoniSS
34Dusky Crested-FlycatcherElminia nigromitrataSS
35Dusky TitMelaniparus funereusUS
36Green HyliaHylia prasinaSS
37Turner's EremomelaEremomela turneriUS
38White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonUS
39Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronotaUS
40Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisSS
41Banded PriniaPrinia bairdiiRS
42Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufusSS
43Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbiSS
44Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylusSS
45Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisSS
46Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissimaUS
47Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorOS
48Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilisOS
49Ansorge's GreenbulEurillas ansorgeiUS
50Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostrisSS
51Little GreenbulEurillas virensSS
52Toro Olive-GreenbulPhyllastrephus hypochlorisOS
53Uganda Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus budongoensisUS
54Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescensSS
55Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennisOS
56Scaly-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis albipectusSS
57Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanniUS
58White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensisOS
59Chapin's FlycatcherFraseria lenduOS
60Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioidesUS
61Blue-shouldered Robin-ChatCossypha cyanocampterOS
62Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha poliopteraOS
63Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapillaOS
64Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephalaUS
65Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialisOS
66Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostrisSS
67<Green-throated Sunbird>Chalcomitra rubescensSS
68Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygiusUS
69Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieriRS
70Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollisSS
71Vieillot's WeaverPloceus nigerrimusUS
72Dark-backed Weaver
(Forest Weaver)
Ploceus bicolorUS
73White-breasted NegritaNigrita fusconotusUS
74Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaSS
75Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaSS
76Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaUS
77Gray-chested BabblerKakamega poliothoraxSS

 * 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

LIKELIHOOD CODES

ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen