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MASAI MARA

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Area (ha):664,000
Altitude (m):1500-2170
# Species:548
# Excl Vagrants:548
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:10
Species/100 ha:0.1
Habitat: Grassland, riverine forest, acacia woodland, swamp, escarpments, thickets, scrub

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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Ostriches: Struthionidae

1Common OstrichStruthio camelus

 
Ducks: Anatidae

2White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
3Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
4Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
5Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
6Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
7/Garganey/Spatula querquedula
8Hottentot TealSpatula hottentota
9/Northern Shoveler/Spatula clypeata
10African Black DuckAnas sparsa
11Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
12Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
13/Northern Pintail/Anas acuta
14/Eurasian Teal/Anas crecca

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

15Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
16Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

17<Blue Quail>Synoicus adansonii
18<Harlequin Quail>Coturnix delegorguei
19Scaly FrancolinPternistis squamatus
20Hildebrandt's FrancolinPternistis hildebrandti
21Yellow-necked FrancolinPternistis leucoscepus
22Red-necked FrancolinPternistis afer
23Crested FrancolinDendroperdix sephaena
24Coqui FrancolinPeliperdix coqui
25Red-winged FrancolinScleroptera levaillantii

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

26Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
27<Lesser Flamingo>Phoenicoparrus minor

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

28Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

29Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
30Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrix
31Lemon DoveColumba larvata
32Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugens
33Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
34Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
35Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
36Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
37Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur afer
38Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
39Namaqua DoveOena capensis
40African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
Bustards: Otididae

41Kori BustardArdeotis kori

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

42Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalis
43Black-faced SandgrousePterocles decoratus

 
Bustards: Otididae

44Denham's BustardNeotis denhami
45White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis
46Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

47Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowi
48Hartlaub's TuracoTauraco hartlaubi
49Ross's TuracoMusophaga rossae
50Bare-faced Go-away-birdCorythaixoides personatus
51Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurus

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

52Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
53Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
54/Common Cuckoo/Cuculus canorus
55African CuckooCuculus gularis
56Black CoucalCentropus grillii
57Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachus
58White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
59Green MalkohaCeuthmochares australis
60Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
61Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
62/Great Spotted Cuckoo/Clamator glandarius
63Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
64African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
65Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

66\Pennant-winged Nightjar\Caprimulgus vexillarius
67/Eurasian Nightjar/Caprimulgus europaeus
68Sombre NightjarCaprimulgus fraenatus
69Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensis
70/Plain Nightjar/Caprimulgus inornatus
71Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
72Slender-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus clarus
73Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossii

 
Swifts: Apodidae

74Alpine SwiftApus melba
75|Common Swift|Apus apus
76Nyanza SwiftApus niansae
77Little SwiftApus affinis
78/Horus Swift/Apus horus
79White-rumped SwiftApus caffer

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

80African RailRallus caerulescens
81|Corn Crake|Crex crex
82African CrakeCrex egregia
83/Spotted Crake/Porzana porzana
84Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata
85Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
86Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
87Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
88Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
89Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla

 
Flufftails: Sarothruridae

90Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans

 
Finfoots: Heliornithidae

91African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
Cranes: Gruidae

92Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

93Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
94Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

95Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
96Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

97/Black-bellied Plover/Pluvialis squatarola
98Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostris
99Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
100Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
101Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
102Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus
103Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
104Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
105/Lesser Sand-Plover/Charadrius mongolus
106/Caspian Plover/Charadrius asiaticus
107Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
108/Common Ringed Plover/Charadrius hiaticula
109/Little Ringed Plover/Charadrius dubius
110Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

111<Greater Painted-Snipe>Rostratula benghalensis

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

112African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

113/Eurasian Curlew/Numenius arquata
114/Black-tailed Godwit/Limosa limosa
115/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpres
116/Ruff/Calidris pugnax
117/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferruginea
118/Temminck's Stint/Calidris temminckii
119/Little Stint/Calidris minuta
120/Great Snipe/Gallinago media
121/Common Snipe/Gallinago gallinago
122African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
123/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
124/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus
125/Spotted Redshank/Tringa erythropus
126/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
127/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilis
128/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

 
Buttonquail: Turnicidae

129Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

130Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
131Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanus
132Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctus
133Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus
134Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
135/Black-winged Pratincole/Glareola nordmanni

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

136Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
137/Gull-billed Tern/Gelochelidon nilotica
138Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

139African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
140/Black Stork/Ciconia nigra
141#Abdim's Stork#Ciconia abdimii
142Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus
143/White Stork/Ciconia ciconia
144Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis
145Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer
146Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

147African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

148Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

149Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
150Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

151HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

152Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
153Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
154Gray HeronArdea cinerea
155Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
156Goliath HeronArdea goliath
157Purple HeronArdea purpurea
158Great EgretArdea alba
159Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
160Little EgretEgretta garzetta
161Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
162Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
163Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
164\Madagascar Pond-Heron\Ardeola idae
165Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventris
166Striated HeronButorides striata
167Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
168White-backed Night-HeronGorsachius leuconotus

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

169Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
170African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
171Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
172African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae

173SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

174Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
175African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
176Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
177Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
178/European Honey-buzzard/Pernis apivorus
179\African Cuckoo-Hawk\Aviceda cuculoides
180White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis
181Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
182Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus
183White-backed VultureGyps africanus
184Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli
185BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
186Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
187Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
188Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascens
189Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
190Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
191Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
192Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
193/Lesser Spotted Eagle/Clanga pomarina
194/Greater Spotted Eagle/Clanga clanga
195Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
196/Booted Eagle/Hieraaetus pennatus
197Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
198Tawny EagleAquila rapax
199/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensis
200/Imperial Eagle/Aquila heliaca
201Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
202African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
203Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
204Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
205Eastern Chanting-GoshawkMelierax poliopterus
206Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
207/Grasshopper Buzzard/Butastur rufipennis
208African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorus
209/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus
210Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
211African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
212ShikraAccipiter badius
213Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
214Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
215Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
216/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
217African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
218|Common Buzzard|Buteo buteo
219/Long-legged Buzzard/Buteo rufinus
220Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

221African Grass-OwlTyto capensis
222Barn OwlTyto alba

 
Owls: Strigidae

223African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
224Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotis
225Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus
226Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
227Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peli
228Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
229African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii
230Marsh OwlAsio capensis

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

231Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
232Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourus

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

233Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

234African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

235Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
236White-headed WoodhoopoePhoeniculus bollei
237Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas
238Abyssinian ScimitarbillRhinopomastus minor

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

239Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri
240Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus
241African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
242Von der Decken's HornbillTockus deckeni
243Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindrica
244Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinator

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

245Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
246African Pygmy-KingfisherIspidina picta
247Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
248Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis
249Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
250Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
251Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

252White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
253Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
254Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops oreobates
255/White-throated Bee-eater/Merops albicollis
256/Blue-cheeked Bee-eater/Merops persicus
257\Madagascar Bee-eater\Merops superciliosus
258|European Bee-eater|Merops apiaster
259/Northern Carmine Bee-eater/Merops nubicus

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

260/European Roller/Coracias garrulus
261<Abyssinian Roller>Coracias abyssinicus
262Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
263Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
264Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

265D'Arnaud's BarbetTrachyphonus darnaudii
266Usambiro Barbet**Trachyphonus usambiro
267Gray-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonapartei
268Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
269Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillus
270Red-fronted BarbetTricholaema diademata
271Spot-flanked BarbetTricholaema lacrymosa
272White-headed BarbetLybius leucocephalus
273Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatus

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

274Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
275Pallid HoneyguideIndicator meliphilus
276Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
277Scaly-throated HoneyguideIndicator variegatus
278Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

279Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollis
280Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens
281Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
282Brown-backed WoodpeckerChloropicus obsoletus
283African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertae
284Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergi
285Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautii
286Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubica
287Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

288Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
289/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
290/Eurasian Kestrel/Falco tinnunculus
291Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
292Gray KestrelFalco ardosiaceus
293|Amur Falcon|Falco amurensis
294|Eleonora's Falcon|Falco eleonorae
295|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor
296/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo
297African HobbyFalco cuvierii
298Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
299Saker FalconFalco cherrug
300Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

301Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri

 
Pittas: Pittidae

302\African Pitta\Pitta angolensis

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

303Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesia
304Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava
305Purple-throated CuckooshrikeCampephaga quiscalina

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

306/Eurasian Golden Oriole/Oriolus oriolus
307(African Golden Oriole)Oriolus auratus

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

308Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyanea
309Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

310Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophus

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

311BrubruNilaus afer
312Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
313Marsh TchagraTchagra minutus
314Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
315Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
316Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
317Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogaster
318Slate-colored BoubouLaniarius funebris
319Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
320Black-fronted BushshrikeTelophorus nigrifrons
321Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

322Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

323African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

324/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurio
325/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
326|Lesser Gray Shrike|Lanius minor
327Gray-backed FiscalLanius excubitoroides
328Taita FiscalLanius dorsalis
329Northern FiscalLanius humeralis
330/Woodchat Shrike/Lanius senator
331Magpie ShrikeCorvinella melanoleuca
332White-rumped ShrikeEurocephalus ruppelli

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

333Pied CrowCorvus albus
334White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

 
Hyliotas: Hyliotidae

335Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigaster

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

336African Blue FlycatcherElminia longicauda

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

337White-bellied TitMelaniparus albiventris
338Red-throated TitMelaniparus fringillinus

 
Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

339African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroli

 
Larks: Alaudidae

340Fischer's Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucopareia
341Foxy LarkCalendulauda alopex
342Singing BushlarkMirafra cantillans
343White-tailed LarkMirafra albicauda
344Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
345Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
346Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
347Somali Short-toed LarkAlaudala somalica

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

348Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii
349Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalis

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

350Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
351White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogon
352Miombo Wren-WarblerCalamonastes undosus
353Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
354Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchella
355Black-throated ApalisApalis jacksoni
356Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
357Gray ApalisApalis cinerea
358Karamoja ApalisApalis karamojae
359Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
360Gray-capped WarblerEminia lepida
361Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
362Trilling CisticolaCisticola woosnami
363Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
364Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
365Winding Cisticola**Cisticola marginatus
366Stout CisticolaCisticola robustus
367Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
368Tabora CisticolaCisticola angusticauda
369Siffling CisticolaCisticola brachypterus
370Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
371Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
372Black-backed CisticolaCisticola eximius
373Pectoral-patch CisticolaCisticola brunnescens

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

374/Eastern Olivaceous Warbler/Iduna pallida
375African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis
376|Olive-tree Warbler|Hippolais olivetorum
377/Icterine Warbler/Hippolais icterina
378/Sedge Warbler/Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
379/Marsh Warbler/Acrocephalus palustris
380/Eurasian Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus scirpaceus
381African Reed WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus
382Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
383/Great Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus arundinaceus

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

384Fan-tailed GrassbirdSchoenicola brevirostris
385Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

386Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
387/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
388Banded MartinRiparia cincta
389Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
390/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
391Angola SwallowHirundo angolensis
392Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
393Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
394Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
395Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
396Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
397/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum
398White-headed SawwingPsalidoprocne albiceps
399Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
400Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

401Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostris
402Yellow-whiskered GreenbulEurillas latirostris
403Cabanis's GreenbulPhyllastrephus cabanisi
404Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

405/Wood Warbler/Phylloscopus sibilatrix
406/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus
407/Common Chiffchaff/Phylloscopus collybita

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

408African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica
409/Eurasian Blackcap/Sylvia atricapilla
410/Garden Warbler/Sylvia borin
411/Barred Warbler/Sylvia nisoria
412Banded ParisomaSylvia boehmi
413Brown ParisomaSylvia lugens
414/Greater Whitethroat/Sylvia communis

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

415African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

416Black-lored BabblerTurdoides sharpei
417Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

418Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchus
419Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

420Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
421Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
422Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
423Sharpe's StarlingPholia sharpii
424Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandti
425Rueppell's StarlingLamprotornis purpuroptera
426Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus
427Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

428Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus
429African ThrushTurdus pelios

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

430African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
431|Spotted Flycatcher|Muscicapa striata
432African Gray FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
433Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidus
434Ashy FlycatcherFraseria caerulescens
435SilverbirdMelaenornis semipartitus
436Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioides
437White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
438Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubi
439Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
440Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
441White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
442Red-capped Robin-ChatCossypha natalensis
443/White-throated Robin/Irania gutturalis
444|Thrush Nightingale|Luscinia luscinia
445/Common Nightingale/Luscinia megarhynchos
446/Semicollared Flycatcher/Ficedula semitorquata
447/Common Redstart/Phoenicurus phoenicurus
448Little Rock-ThrushMonticola rufocinereus
449/Whinchat/Saxicola rubetra
450African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
451Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
452Sooty ChatMyrmecocichla nigra
453Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiops
454/Northern Wheatear/Oenanthe oenanthe
455Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
456/Isabelline Wheatear/Oenanthe isabellina
457/Pied Wheatear/Oenanthe pleschanka
458Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

459Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
460Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
461Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
462Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
463Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
464Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
465Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
466Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowi
467Northern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris reichenowi
468Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellus
469Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
470Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercus
471Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
472Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

473Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis niger
474White-headed Buffalo-WeaverDinemellia dinemelli
475Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalis
476White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
477Rufous-tailed WeaverHisturgops ruficauda
478Gray-headed Social-WeaverPseudonigrita arnaudi
479Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
480Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
481Little WeaverPloceus luteolus
482Black-necked WeaverPloceus nigricollis
483Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
484Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
485Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
486Vitelline Masked-WeaverPloceus vitellinus
487Speke's WeaverPloceus spekei
488Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
489Brown-capped WeaverPloceus insignis
490<Cardinal Quelea>Quelea cardinalis
491<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea quelea
492Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
493Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
494White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
495Yellow-mantled WidowbirdEuplectes macroura
496Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
497Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
498Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoni
499Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

500Gray-headed NegritaNigrita canicapillus
501Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
502Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidula
503Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
504Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
505Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
506Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalus
507Purple GrenadierGranatina ianthinogaster
508Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
509Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
510African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
511Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavus
512QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis
513Gray-headed SilverbillOdontospiza griseicapilla
514Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
515Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

516Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
517Straw-tailed WhydahVidua fischeri
518Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
519Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

520House SparrowPasser domesticus
521Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctus
522Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus
523Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicus
524Chestnut SparrowPasser eminibey
525Yellow-spotted Bush SparrowGymnornis pyrgita

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

526Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
527Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
528/Gray Wagtail/Motacilla cinerea
529/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
530African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
531African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
532Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
533Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
534/Red-throated Pipit/Anthus cervinus
535Bush PipitAnthus caffer
536Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
537Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigula
538Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliae

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

539Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicus
540African CitrilCrithagra citrinelloides
541Reichenow's SeedeaterCrithagra reichenowi
542White-bellied CanaryCrithagra dorsostriatus
543Southern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra buchanani
544Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratus
545Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus
546Thick-billed SeedeaterCrithagra burtoni

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

547Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
548Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris

 * 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.