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LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

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Area (ha):18,800
Altitude (m):1750-2070
# Species*:313
# Excl Vagrants*:312
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:4
Species/100 ha*:1.7
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Alkaline lake, woodland, grassland

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. Names in parentheses (if any) are new official names in the revised Clements updates.*

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Ostrich: Struthionidae

1Common OstrichStruthio camelus

 
Ducks: Anatidae

2White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
3Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
4Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
5/Northern Shoveler/Anas clypeata
6Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
7/Northern Pintail/Anas acuta
8Hottentot TealAnas hottentota
9/Garganey/Anas querquedula
10Cape TealAnas capensis
11\Southern Pochard\Netta erythrophthalma
12/Tufted Duck/Aythya fuligula
13Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

14Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

15Coqui FrancolinFrancolinus coqui
16Hildebrandt's FrancolinFrancolinus hildebrandti

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

17Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

18Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
19<Lesser Flamingo>Phoenicopterus minor

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

20/Black Stork/Ciconia nigra
21#Abdim's Stork#Ciconia abdimii
22/White Stork/Ciconia ciconia
23Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis
24Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer
25Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

26Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
27Long-tailed CormorantPhalacrocorax africanus

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

28Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
29Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

30HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

31Gray HeronArdea cinerea
32Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
33Goliath HeronArdea goliath
34Purple HeronArdea purpurea
35Great EgretArdea alba
36Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
37Little EgretEgretta garzetta
38Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
39Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
40Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
41Striated HeronButorides striata

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

42Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
43Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
44Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
45African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

46/Osprey/Pandion haliaetus

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

47Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
48#Scissor-tailed Kite#Chelictinia riocourii
49African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
50/European Honey-buzzard/Pernis apivorus
51White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis
52Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
53White-backed VultureGyps africanus
54Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli
55BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
56Black-breasted Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
57Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
58Crowned Hawk-EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
59Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
60/Lesser Spotted Eagle/Clanga pomarina
61/Greater Spotted Eagle/Clanga clanga
62Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
63/Booted Eagle/Hieraaetus pennatus
64Tawny EagleAquila rapax
65/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensis
66/Imperial Eagle/Aquila heliaca
67Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
68Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
69/Grasshopper Buzzard/Butastur rufipennis
70/Eurasian Marsh-Harrier/Circus aeruginosus
71/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus
72African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
73Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
74/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
75African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
76|Common Buzzard|Buteo buteo
77Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Bustards: Otididae

78White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis
79Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

80Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
81Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

 
Cranes: Gruidae

82Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

83Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
84Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

85Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
86Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
87Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus
88Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
89/Lesser Sand-Plover/Charadrius mongolus
90/Caspian Plover/Charadrius asiaticus
91Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
92/Common Ringed Plover/Charadrius hiaticula
93/Little Ringed Plover/Charadrius dubius
94Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

95<Greater Painted-Snipe>Rostratula benghalensis

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

96/Terek Sandpiper/Xenus cinereus
97/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
98/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus
99/Spotted Redshank/Tringa erythropus
100/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
101/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilis
102/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola
103/Common Redshank/Tringa totanus
104/Whimbrel/Numenius phaeopus
105/Black-tailed Godwit/Limosa limosa
106/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpres
107/Ruff/Calidris pugnax
108/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferruginea
109/Temminck's Stint/Calidris temminckii
110/Sanderling/Calidris alba
111/Little Stint/Calidris minuta
112/Great Snipe/Gallinago media

 
Crab Plover: Dromadidae

113Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

114Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
115/Black-headed Gull/Chroicocephalus ridibundus
116/Gull-billed Tern/Gelochelidon nilotica
117/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterus
118Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

119Black-faced SandgrousePterocles decoratus

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

120Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
121Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugens
122Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
123Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
124Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
125Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
126Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

127Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
128/Great Spotted Cuckoo/Clamator glandarius
129Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
130Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
131/Common Cuckoo/Cuculus canorus
132Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
133Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
134White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus

 
Owls: Strigidae

135Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus
136Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

137/Eurasian Nightjar/Caprimulgus europaeus

 
Swifts: Apodidae

138|Common Swift|Apus apus
139Nyanza SwiftApus niansae
140Pallid SwiftApus pallidus
141Little SwiftApus affinis
142/Horus Swift/Apus horus
143African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

144Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
145Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourus

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

146Malachite KingfisherCeyx cristata
147Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
148Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
149Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
150Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

151White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
152/White-throated Bee-eater/Merops albicollis
153\Madagascar Bee-eater\Merops superciliosus
154|European Bee-eater|Merops apiaster
155/Northern Carmine Bee-eater/Merops nubicus

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

156/European Roller/Coracias garrulus
157Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
158Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
159Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

160/Eurasian Hoopoe/Upupa epops
161African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitar-bills: Phoeniculidae

162Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
163Violet WoodhoopoePhoeniculus damarensis
164Common Scimitar-billRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

165African Gray HornbillTockus nasutus

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

166Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillus
167White-headed BarbetLybius leucocephalus

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

168Pallid HoneyguideIndicator meliphilus
169Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
170Scaly-throated HoneyguideIndicator variegatus
171Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

172Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollis
173Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubica
174Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
175Bearded WoodpeckerDendropicos namaquus
176African Gray WoodpeckerDendropicos goertae
177Mountain Gray WoodpeckerDendropicos spodocephalus

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

178/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
179/Eurasian Kestrel/Falco tinnunculus
180Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
181|Amur Falcon|Falco amurensis
182|Eleonora's Falcon|Falco eleonorae
183|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor
184/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo
185Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

186Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

187Broad-ringed White-eyeZosterops poliogastrus

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

188Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

189BrubruNilaus afer
190Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
191Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
192Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
193Tropical BoubouLaniarius major

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

194White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus
195Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophus

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

196Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

197/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurio
198/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
199|Lesser Gray Shrike|Lanius minor
200Gray-backed FiscalLanius excubitorius
201Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

202/Eurasian Golden Oriole/Oriolus oriolus
203African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

204Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

205African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

206Cape CrowCorvus capensis
207Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
Larks: Alaudidae

208Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
209Foxy LarkCalendulauda alopex
210Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

211Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
212/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
213Banded MartinRiparia cincta
214Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
215/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
216Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
217Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
218Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
219/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum
220Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
221Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

222White-bellied TitMelaniparus albiventris

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

223Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostris
224Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

225Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii

 
Leaf-Warblers: Phylloscopidae

226/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus

 
Reed-Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

227/Eastern Olivaceous Warbler/Iduna pallida
228|Olive-tree Warbler|Hippolais olivetorum
229/Eurasian Reed-Warbler/Acrocephalus scirpaceus
230/Marsh Warbler/Acrocephalus palustris

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

231Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
232Gray ApalisApalis cinerea
233Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
234Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
235Wailing CisticolaCisticola lais
236Winding CisticolaCisticola marginatus
237Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
238Gray-capped WarblerEminia lepida
239Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchella
240Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava

 
Sylviid Warblers: Sylviidae

241African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica
242/Eurasian Blackcap/Sylvia atricapilla
243/Garden Warbler/Sylvia borin
244Brown WarblerSylvia lugens
245/Greater Whitethroat/Sylvia communis

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

246Grayish FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
247White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
248|Spotted Flycatcher|Muscicapa striata
249Dusky-brown FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
250Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubi
251Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
252Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
253Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufa
254White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
255|Thrush Nightingale|Luscinia luscinia
256/Common Nightingale/Luscinia megarhynchos
257/Common Redstart/Phoenicurus phoenicurus
258Little Rock-ThrushMonticola rufocinereus
259/Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush/Monticola saxatilis
260/Whinchat/Saxicola rubetra
261Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiops
262Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
263/Northern Wheatear/Oenanthe oenanthe
264Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubris
265/Pied Wheatear/Oenanthe pleschanka
266/Isabelline Wheatear/Oenanthe isabellina

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

267Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus
268African ThrushTurdus pelios

 
Laughing Thrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

269Rufous ChattererTurdoides rubiginosa
270Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

271Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
272Greater Blue-eared Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
273Rueppell's Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis purpuroptera
274Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus
275Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandti

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

276Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

277Kenya Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes orientalis
278Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
279Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
280Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
281Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
282Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowi
283Northern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris reichenowi
284Shining SunbirdCinnyris habessinicus
285Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

286/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
287Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
288/White Wagtail/Motacilla alba
289African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
290African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
291Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
292Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
293/Red-throated Pipit/Anthus cervinus
294Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus

 
Buntings and New World Sparrows: Emberizidae

295Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
296Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

297Reichenow's SeedeaterSerinus reichenowi
298Brimstone CanarySerinus sulphuratus

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

299Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctus
300Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

301Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
302Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
303Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
304Speke's WeaverPloceus spekei
305Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

306Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
307Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
308Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
309Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalus
310Purple GrenadierGranatina ianthinogaster
311Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
312African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
313Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2013 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees.
** 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.