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DESCRIPTION

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

KENYA
LOCALE

Area (ha):18,800
Altitude (m):1750-2070
# Species*:313
# Excl Vagrants*:312
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:4
Species/100 ha*:1.7
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Alkaline lake, woodland, 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
2Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minor NT
3Little SwiftApus affinis V
4Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata EN
5Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
6Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusRR 
7Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
8Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea NT
9Great SnipeGallinago media NT
10Crab-PloverDromas ardeolaRR 
11Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularisRR 
12White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis CR
13Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos EN
14White-backed VultureGyps africanus CR
15Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli CR
16BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus EN
17Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
18Greater Spotted EagleClanga clanga EN
19Tawny EagleAquila rapax V
20Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis EN
21Imperial EagleAquila heliaca V
22Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
23Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis EN
24White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoidesRR 
25Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisRR 
26African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertaeRR 
27Mountain Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus spodocephalusRR 
28Sooty FalconFalco concolor V
29Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus EN
30Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophusNENT
31Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensisRR 
32Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaRR 
33Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostrisRR 
34Kikuyu White-eyeZosterops kikuyuensisE 
35Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineiiRR 
36Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiNE 
37Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubiRR 
38Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufaRR 
39Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
40Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisNE 
41Shining SunbirdCinnyris habessinicusRR 
42Speke's WeaverPloceus spekeiRR 
43Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRR 
44Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
45Brimstone 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