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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 KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
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

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

187Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

188White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus
189Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophus

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

190BrubruNilaus afer
191Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
192Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
193Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
194Tropical BoubouLaniarius major

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

195Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

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

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

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

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

203Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

204African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

205Cape CrowCorvus capensis
206Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
Larks: Alaudidae

207Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
208Foxy LarkCalendulauda alopex
209Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

210Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
211/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
212Banded MartinRiparia cincta
213Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
214/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
215Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
216Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
217Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
218/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum
219Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
220Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

221White-bellied TitMelaniparus albiventris

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

222Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostris
223Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

224Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii

 
Leaf-Warblers: Phylloscopidae

225/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus

 
Reed-Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

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

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

230Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
231Gray ApalisApalis cinerea
232Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
233Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
234Wailing CisticolaCisticola lais
235Winding Cisticola**Cisticola marginatus
236Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
237Gray-capped WarblerEminia lepida
238Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchella
239Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava

 
Sylviid Warblers: Sylviidae

240African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica
241/Eurasian Blackcap/Sylvia atricapilla
242/Garden Warbler/Sylvia borin
243Brown WarblerSylvia lugens
244/Greater Whitethroat/Sylvia communis

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

245Broad-ringed White-eyeZosterops poliogastrus

 
Laughing Thrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

246Rufous ChattererTurdoides rubiginosa
247Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

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

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

269Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus
270African ThrushTurdus pelios

 
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 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.