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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
21Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaUS
22Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaSS
23Jameson's Wattle-eyePlatysteira jamesoniSS
24Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyePlatysteira concretaOS
25African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatusSS
26Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensisUS
27Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiUS
28Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiUS
29Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiUS
30Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaRS
31Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoniSS
32Western Black-headed OrioleOriolus brachyrhynchusUS
33Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerSS
34Dusky Crested-FlycatcherElminia nigromitrataSS
35Dusky TitMelaniparus funereusUS
36Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylusSS
37Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisSS
38Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissimaUS
39Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorOS
40Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilisOS
41Ansorge's GreenbulEurillas ansorgeiUS
42Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostrisSS
43Little GreenbulEurillas virensSS
44Toro Olive-GreenbulPhyllastrephus hypochlorisOS
45Green HyliaHylia prasinaSS
46Uganda Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus budongoensisUS
47Turner's EremomelaEremomela turneriUS
48White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonUS
49Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronotaUS
50Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisSS
51Banded PriniaPrinia bairdiiRS
52Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufusSS
53Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbiSS
54Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescensSS
55Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennisOS
56Scaly-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis albipectusSS
57Chapin's FlycatcherFraseria lenduOS
58Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioidesUS
59Blue-shouldered Robin-ChatCossypha cyanocampterOS
60Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha poliopteraOS
61Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapillaOS
62Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephalaUS
63Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialisOS
64White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensisOS
65Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanniUS
66Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostrisSS
67<Green-throated Sunbird>Chalcomitra rubescensSS
68Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygiusUS
69Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieriRS
70Gray-chested BabblerKakamega poliothoraxSS
71Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollisSS
72Vieillot's WeaverPloceus nigerrimusUS
73Dark-backed Weaver
(Forest Weaver)
Ploceus bicolorUS
74White-breasted NegritaNigrita fusconotusUS
75Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaSS
76Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaSS
77Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaUS

 * 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