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DESCRIPTION

LAKE VICTORIA & KISUMU

KENYA
LOCALE

Altitude (m):1200
# Species*:231
# Excl Vagrants*:230
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:0
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Freshwater lake, swamp, cultivated

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

1Red-necked FrancolinPternistis aferRR 
2Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur aferRR 
3Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurusRR 
4Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusRR 
5Little SwiftApus affinis V
6Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
7Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
8Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea NT
9Great SnipeGallinago media NT
10Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalisRR 
11Malagasy Pond-HeronArdeola idae EN
12Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
13Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis EN
14White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoidesRR 
15Blue-breasted Bee-eaterMerops variegatusRR 
16Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconusRR 
17Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalitoRR 
18Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatusRR 
19African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertaeRR 
20Sooty FalconFalco concolor V
21Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusRR 
22Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeriRRNT
23Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogasterRR 
24Papyrus GonolekLaniarius mufumbiriRRNT
25African Blue FlycatcherElminia longicaudaRR 
26Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythropteraRR 
27Carruthers's CisticolaCisticola carruthersiRR 
28Papyrus Yellow-WarblerCalamonastides gracilirostrisRRV
29Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescensRR 
30Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollisRR 
31Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejusRR 
32Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquaticaRR 
33Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercusRR 
34Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelniRR 
35Northern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus castanopsRR 
36Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaRR 
37Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicusRR 
38Papyrus CanaryCrithagra koliensisRR 

 * 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