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LAKE NAIVASHA NATIONAL PARK

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Area (ha):23,600
Altitude (m):1890
# Species*:306
# Excl Vagrants*:306
# Endemics*:2
# Near Endemics*:4
Species/100 ha*:1.3
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Freshwater lake, Acacia woodland

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

1Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
2White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
3Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
4/Garganey/Spatula querquedula
5Hottentot TealSpatula hottentota
6/Northern Shoveler/Spatula clypeata
7Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
8Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
9/Northern Pintail/Anas acuta
10\Southern Pochard\Netta erythrophthalma
11/Tufted Duck/Aythya fuligula
12Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

13Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

14Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
15Coqui FrancolinPeliperdix coqui

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

16Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
17<Lesser Flamingo>Phoenicoparrus minor

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

18Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

19Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
20Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
21Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
22Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
23Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
24Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
25Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

26Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
27Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
28/Common Cuckoo/Cuculus canorus
29White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
30/Great Spotted Cuckoo/Clamator glandarius
31Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
32Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

33/Eurasian Nightjar/Caprimulgus europaeus

 
Swifts: Apodidae

34|Common Swift|Apus apus
35Nyanza SwiftApus niansae
36/Horus Swift/Apus horus

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

37African RailRallus caerulescens
38African CrakeCrex egregia
39Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata
40Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
41Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
42African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensis
43\Striped Crake\Amaurornis marginalis
44Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

 
Cranes: Gruidae

45Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

46/Eurasian Thick-knee/Burhinus oedicnemus

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

47Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
48Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

49/Black-bellied Plover/Pluvialis squatarola
50Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostris
51Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
52Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
53Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
54Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
55/Lesser Sand-Plover/Charadrius mongolus
56/Greater Sand-Plover/Charadrius leschenaultii
57/Caspian Plover/Charadrius asiaticus
58Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
59/Common Ringed Plover/Charadrius hiaticula
60/Little Ringed Plover/Charadrius dubius
61Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

62African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

63/Whimbrel/Numenius phaeopus
64/Bar-tailed Godwit/Limosa lapponica
65/Black-tailed Godwit/Limosa limosa
66/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpres
67/Ruff/Calidris pugnax
68/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferruginea
69/Temminck's Stint/Calidris temminckii
70/Sanderling/Calidris alba
71/Little Stint/Calidris minuta
72/Terek Sandpiper/Xenus cinereus
73/Great Snipe/Gallinago media
74/Common Snipe/Gallinago gallinago
75African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
76/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
77/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus
78/Spotted Redshank/Tringa erythropus
79/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
80/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilis
81/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola
82/Common Redshank/Tringa totanus

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

83Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
84/Black-headed Gull/Chroicocephalus ridibundus
85Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
86/Gull-billed Tern/Gelochelidon nilotica
87/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterus
88Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
89African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

90African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
91/Black Stork/Ciconia nigra
92/White Stork/Ciconia ciconia
93Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis
94Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer
95Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

96Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
97Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

98Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
99Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

100HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

101Gray HeronArdea cinerea
102Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
103Goliath HeronArdea goliath
104Purple HeronArdea purpurea
105Great EgretArdea alba
106Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
107Little EgretEgretta garzetta
108Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
109Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
110Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
111Striated HeronButorides striata
112Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

113Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
114African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
115Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
116/Eurasian Spoonbill/Platalea leucorodia
117African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae

118SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

119/Osprey/Pandion haliaetus

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

120Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
121/European Honey-buzzard/Pernis apivorus
122Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
123/Lesser Spotted Eagle/Clanga pomarina
124/Greater Spotted Eagle/Clanga clanga
125Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
126/Booted Eagle/Hieraaetus pennatus
127/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensis
128/Imperial Eagle/Aquila heliaca
129Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
130/Grasshopper Buzzard/Butastur rufipennis
131/Eurasian Marsh-Harrier/Circus aeruginosus
132African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorus
133/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus
134Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
135Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
136/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
137African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
138Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Owls: Strigidae

139Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

140Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

141African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

142Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
143Violet WoodhoopoePhoeniculus damarensis
144Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

145Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus
146African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

147Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
148African Pygmy-KingfisherIspidina picta
149Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
150Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
151Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

152White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
153/White-throated Bee-eater/Merops albicollis
154\Madagascar Bee-eater\Merops superciliosus
155|European Bee-eater|Merops apiaster
156/Northern Carmine Bee-eater/Merops nubicus

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

157/European Roller/Coracias garrulus
158Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

159White-headed BarbetLybius leucocephalus

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

160Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiae
161Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
162Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
163Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

164African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertae
165Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubica

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

166/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
167/Eurasian Kestrel/Falco tinnunculus
168Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
169|Amur Falcon|Falco amurensis
170|Eleonora's Falcon|Falco eleonorae
171|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor
172/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo
173Saker FalconFalco cherrug

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

174Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeri
175Yellow-collared LovebirdAgapornis personatus

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

176/Eurasian Golden Oriole/Oriolus oriolus
177African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

178Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

179BrubruNilaus afer
180Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
181Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

182Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

183African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

184/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurio
185/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
186|Lesser Gray Shrike|Lanius minor
187Gray-backed FiscalLanius excubitoroides
188Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

189Cape CrowCorvus capensis
190Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

191White-bellied TitMelaniparus albiventris

 
Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

192Mouse-colored Penduline-TitAnthoscopus musculus
193African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroli

 
Larks: Alaudidae

194Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
195Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea

 
Nicators: Nicatoridae

196Eastern NicatorNicator gularis

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

197Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyura
198Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

199Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
200Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchella
201Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
202Gray ApalisApalis cinerea
203Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
204Gray-capped WarblerEminia lepida
205Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
206Winding Cisticola**Cisticola marginatus
207Stout CisticolaCisticola robustus
208Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

209/Eastern Olivaceous Warbler/Iduna pallida
210African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis
211|Olive-tree Warbler|Hippolais olivetorum
212/Sedge Warbler/Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
213/Marsh Warbler/Acrocephalus palustris
214/Eurasian Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus scirpaceus
215/Basra Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus griseldis
216Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
217Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens
218/Great Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus arundinaceus

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

219Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
220/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
221Banded MartinRiparia cincta
222/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
223Angola SwallowHirundo angolensis
224Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
225Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
226/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

227Cabanis's GreenbulPhyllastrephus cabanisi
228Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

229/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus
230Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

231African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica
232/Eurasian Blackcap/Sylvia atricapilla
233/Garden Warbler/Sylvia borin
234/Greater Whitethroat/Sylvia communis

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

235Kikuyu White-eyeZosterops kikuyuensis
236African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

237Black-lored BabblerTurdoides sharpei
238Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

239Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchus

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

240Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
241Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
242Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleri
243Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandti
244Rueppell's StarlingLamprotornis purpuroptera
245Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus
246Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
247Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

248Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

249|Spotted Flycatcher|Muscicapa striata
250African Gray FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
251White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
252Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
253Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufa
254White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
255White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
256Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephala
257|Thrush Nightingale|Luscinia luscinia
258/Common Nightingale/Luscinia megarhynchos
259/Common Redstart/Phoenicurus phoenicurus
260/Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush/Monticola saxatilis
261/Whinchat/Saxicola rubetra
262African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
263Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiops
264/Northern Wheatear/Oenanthe oenanthe
265Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
266/Isabelline Wheatear/Oenanthe isabellina
267/Pied Wheatear/Oenanthe pleschanka

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

268Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
269Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
270Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
271Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
272Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowi
273Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercus
274Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

275White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
276Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
277Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
278Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
279Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
280Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
281Speke's WeaverPloceus spekei
282<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea quelea
283White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

284Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
285Purple GrenadierGranatina ianthinogaster
286Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
287African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

288Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
289Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

290House SparrowPasser domesticus
291Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctus
292Chestnut SparrowPasser eminibey

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

293Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
294/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
295African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
296/White Wagtail/Motacilla alba
297African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
298/Tree Pipit/Anthus trivialis
299/Red-throated Pipit/Anthus cervinus
300Sharpe's LongclawHemimacronyx sharpei
301Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

302African CitrilCrithagra citrinelloides
303White-bellied CanaryCrithagra dorsostriatus
304Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratus
305Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus
306Thick-billed SeedeaterCrithagra burtoni

 * 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.