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KONGELAI ESCARPMENT

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Altitude (M):1400-2300
# Species*:131
# Excl Vagrants*:131
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:1
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Rocky Cliffs

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

1Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

2African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

3White-crested TuracoTauraco leucolophus
4Hartlaub's TuracoTauraco hartlaubi
5Ross's TuracoMusophaga rossae
6Bare-faced Go-away-birdCorythaixoides personatus
7White-bellied Go-away-birdCorythaixoides leucogaster
8Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurus

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

9Black-shouldered NightjarCaprimulgus nigriscapularis

 
Swifts: Apodidae

10Mottled SwiftApus aequatorialis

 
Cranes: Gruidae

11Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

12Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

13African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
14/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

15Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

16Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

17Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

18Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
19Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
20Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
21/Lesser Spotted Eagle/Clanga pomarina
22Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
23/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensis
24Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
25/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
26Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus

 
Owls: Strigidae

27Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

28Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

29/Eurasian Hoopoe/Upupa epops

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

30African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
31Jackson's HornbillTockus jacksoni
32Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevis

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

33Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

34\Madagascar Bee-eater\Merops superciliosus

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

35Red-and-yellow BarbetTrachyphonus erythrocephalus
36D'Arnaud's BarbetTrachyphonus darnaudii
37Moustached TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystax
38Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillus
39Red-fronted BarbetTricholaema diademata
40Spot-flanked BarbetTricholaema lacrymosa
41White-headed BarbetLybius leucocephalus
42Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatus

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

43Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
44Pallid HoneyguideIndicator meliphilus
45Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

46Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens
47African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertae
48Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubica

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

49/Eurasian Kestrel/Falco tinnunculus
50Fox KestrelFalco alopex
51Gray KestrelFalco ardosiaceus
52|Amur Falcon|Falco amurensis
53|Eleonora's Falcon|Falco eleonorae
54|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor
55/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

56Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmi
57Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

58Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesia
59Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

60African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

61Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
62Western Black-headed BatisBatis erlangeri

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

63White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

64Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
65Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
66Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
67Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogaster
68Slate-colored BoubouLaniarius funebris
69Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

70African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

71Gray-backed FiscalLanius excubitoroides
72Yellow-billed ShrikeCorvinella corvina

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

73Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurus
74White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

75White-bellied TitMelaniparus albiventris

 
Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

76African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroli

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

77Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

78Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
79Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchella
80Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

81Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus
82Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

83Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
84Angola SwallowHirundo angolensis
85White-headed SawwingPsalidoprocne albiceps
86Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

87Northern BrownbulPhyllastrephus strepitans
88Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

89African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica
90/Garden Warbler/Sylvia borin

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

91Pale White-eyeZosterops abyssinicus

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

92Rufous ChattererTurdoides rubiginosa
93Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejus

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

94Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
95Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
96Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
97Bronze-tailed StarlingLamprotornis chalcurus

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

98Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus
99African ThrushTurdus pelios

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

100African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
101African Gray FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
102SilverbirdMelaenornis semipartitus
103White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
104Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubi
105White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
106Spotted Morning-ThrushCichladusa guttata

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

107Eastern Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes orientalis
108Tacazze SunbirdNectarinia tacazze
109Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellus
110Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
111Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercus
112Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
113Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

114Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser superciliosus
115Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
116Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
117Little WeaverPloceus luteolus
118Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
119Heuglin's Masked-WeaverPloceus heuglini
120Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
121Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
122Marsh WidowbirdEuplectes hartlaubi
123Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoni

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

124Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
125Black-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda charmosyna

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

126Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

127Western CitrilCrithagra frontalis
128Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratus
129Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus
130Reichard's SeedeaterCrithagra reichardi

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

131Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris

 * 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.