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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 maccoaRRV
2Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusRR 
3Little SwiftApus affinis V
4Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata EN
5Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusRR 
6Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea NT
7Tawny EagleAquila rapax V
8Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
9Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis EN
10Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusRR 
11Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisRR 
12Sooty FalconFalco concolor V
13Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus EN
14Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusLC 
15Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaRR 
16Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteriNE 
17Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniensRR 
18Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdareEV
19Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
20Speke's WeaverPloceus spekeiRR 
21Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRR 
22Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoniNENT
23Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
24Sharpe's LongclawHemimacronyx sharpeiEEN
25Brimstone 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

//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