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DESCRIPTION

KINANGOP PLATEAU

KENYA
LOCALE

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

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

color codes

1Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaRRNT
2Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusRR 
3Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusRR 
4Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
5Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusRR 
6Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisRR 
7Sooty FalconFalco concolor NT
8Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusLC 
9Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaRR 
10Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteriNE 
11Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniensRR 
12Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdareEEN
13Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus V
14Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
15Speke's WeaverPloceus spekeiRR 
16Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRR 
17Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoniNENT
18Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
19Sharpe's LongclawHemimacronyx sharpeiEEN
20Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratusRR 

 * 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

DISTRIBUTION CODES

EEndemic
LCLocal
NENear Endemic
RRRange Restricted

STATUS CODES

NTNear Threatened
VVulnerable
ENEndangered
CRCritically Endangered