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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

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
14Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerChloropicus poecilolaemusRS
15Golden-crowned WoodpeckerChloropicus xantholophusSS
16Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroliUS
17Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosaOS
18Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacusRS
19African BroadbillSmithornis capensisSS
20Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiUS
21Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaRS
22Western Black-headed OrioleOriolus brachyrhynchusUS
23Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaUS
24Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaSS
25Jameson's Wattle-eyePlatysteira jamesoniSS
26Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyePlatysteira concretaOS
27African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatusSS
28Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensisUS
29Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiUS
30Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiUS
31Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerSS
32Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoniSS
33Dusky Crested-FlycatcherElminia nigromitrataSS
34Dusky TitMelaniparus funereusUS
35Green HyliaHylia prasinaSS
36Turner's EremomelaEremomela turneriUS
37White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonUS
38Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronotaUS
39Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisSS
40Banded PriniaPrinia bairdiiRS
41Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufusSS
42Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbiSS
43Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylusSS
44Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisSS
45Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissimaUS
46Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorOS
47Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilisOS
48Ansorge's GreenbulEurillas ansorgeiUS
49Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostrisSS
50Little GreenbulEurillas virensSS
51Toro Olive-GreenbulPhyllastrephus hypochlorisOS
52Uganda Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus budongoensisUS
53Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescensSS
54Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennisOS
55Scaly-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis albipectusSS
56Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanniUS
57White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensisOS
58Chapin's FlycatcherFraseria lenduOS
59Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioidesUS
60Blue-shouldered Robin-ChatCossypha cyanocampterOS
61Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapillaOS
62Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephalaUS
63Gray-winged Robin-ChatSheppardia poliopteraOS
64Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialisOS
65Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostrisSS
66Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygiusUS
67Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieriRS
68Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollisSS
69Vieillot's Black WeaverPloceus nigerrimusUS
70Forest WeaverPloceus bicolorUS
71White-breasted NegritaNigrita fusconotusUS
72Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaSS
73Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaSS
74Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaUS
75Gray-chested BabblerKakamega poliothoraxSS

 *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.

LIKELIHOOD CODES

CodeDescription##
ASAlways Seen0
USUsually Seen26
SSSometimes Seen28
OSOccasionally Seen14
RSRarely Seen7