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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*:2
Species/100 ha*:0.2
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Montane Grassland

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 excluding vagrants and accidentals. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

color codes

1Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaRREN
2Montane NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusRR 
3Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusRR 
4/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferruginea NT
5Tawny EagleAquila rapax V
6/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus NT
7Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusRR 
8Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisRR 
9|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor V
10Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusLC 
11Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaRR 
12Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniensRR 
13Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdareEV
14Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
15Speke's WeaverPloceus spekeiRR 
16Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRR 
17Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoniNENT
18Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
19Sharpe's LongclawMacronyx sharpeiEEN
20Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratusRR 

 *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

CodeDescription##
//Boreal Visitor2
\\Austral Visitor0
||Transient1
##Non-breeding Dispersal0
<>Erratic/Irregular0
()Breeding Season Only0
{}Casual/Vagrant0
[]Accidental0

DISTRIBUTION CODES

CodeDescription##
EEndemic2
LCLocal1
NENear Endemic2
RRRestricted Range11

STATUS CODES

CodeDescription##
NTNear Threatened3
VVulnerable3
ENEndangered2
CRCritically Endangered0

Species counts in code tables depend on completeness of the data. For some countries or locales, data may not include all species or information on species presence may be incomplete.