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KINANGOP PLATEAU

KENYA
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Area (ha):77,000
Altitude (m):2400-2700
# Species*:143
# Excl Vagrants*:143
# Endemics*:2
# Near Endemics*:3
Species/100 ha*:0.2
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Montane Grassland

BIRD CHECKLIST

The table below lists species recorded at this locale but does not indicate frequency of occurrence there. It does indicate whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. The list is based on available data and may be incomplete.*

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Ducks: Anatidae

1Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
2Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

3Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
4Scaly FrancolinPternistis squamatus

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

5Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

6Rock PigeonColumba livia
7Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
8Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrix
9Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugens
10Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
11Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
12African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

13Hartlaub's TuracoTauraco hartlaubi

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

14Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
15/Great Spotted Cuckoo/Clamator glandarius
16Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

17/Eurasian Nightjar/Caprimulgus europaeus
18Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalus

 
Swifts: Apodidae

19Nyanza SwiftApus niansae
20Little SwiftApus affinis

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

21|Corn Crake|Crex crex
22Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

23Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
24Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus
25Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

26/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferruginea
27African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
28/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

29#Abdim's Stork#Ciconia abdimii
30Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

31HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

32Gray HeronArdea cinerea
33Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
34Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
35Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
36Striated HeronButorides striata

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

37African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
38Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
39African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

40Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
41Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
42/Booted Eagle/Hieraaetus pennatus
43Tawny EagleAquila rapax
44/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus
45African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
46Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

47Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

48Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

49Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops oreobates
50|European Bee-eater|Merops apiaster

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

51Moustached TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystax
52Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

53Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollis

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

54/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
55/Eurasian Kestrel/Falco tinnunculus
56|Amur Falcon|Falco amurensis
57|Eleonora's Falcon|Falco eleonorae
58|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor
59/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo
60Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
61Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

62Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
63Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

64Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
65Tropical BoubouLaniarius major

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

66African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

67/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurio
68/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
69|Lesser Gray Shrike|Lanius minor
70Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

71Cape CrowCorvus capensis
72Pied CrowCorvus albus
73White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

 
Larks: Alaudidae

74Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
75Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

76Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

77Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
78Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
79Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
80Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteri
81Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
82Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdare
83Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

84Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
85/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
86Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
87/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
88Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
89Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
90/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum
91Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

92Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

93/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus
94Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

95/Garden Warbler/Sylvia borin
96Brown ParisomaSylvia lugens

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

97African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

98Black-lored BabblerTurdoides sharpei

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

99Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
100Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus
101Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

102Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

103African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
104|Spotted Flycatcher|Muscicapa striata
105White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
106Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
107/Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush/Monticola saxatilis
108African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
109Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiops
110/Northern Wheatear/Oenanthe oenanthe
111Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
112/Isabelline Wheatear/Oenanthe isabellina
113/Pied Wheatear/Oenanthe pleschanka

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

114Tacazze SunbirdNectarinia tacazze
115Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
116Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
117Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowi
118Northern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris reichenowi

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

119Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
120Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
121Speke's WeaverPloceus spekei
122<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea quelea
123Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
124Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne
125Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoni

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

126Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
127Abyssinian CrimsonwingCryptospiza salvadorii
128Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
129Purple GrenadierGranatina ianthinogaster
130African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

131Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

132House SparrowPasser domesticus
133Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

134/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
135African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
136Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
137Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
138/Tree Pipit/Anthus trivialis
139/Red-throated Pipit/Anthus cervinus
140Sharpe's LongclawHemimacronyx sharpei

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

141Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratus
142Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus
143Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex

 * 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.