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DESCRIPTION

MASAI MARA

KENYA
LOCALE

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

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.*

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1Blue QuailSynoicus adansoniiLC 
2Red-necked FrancolinPternistis aferRR 
3Red-winged FrancolinScleroptera levaillantiiLC 
4Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minor NT
5Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur aferRR 
6Kori BustardArdeotis kori NT
7Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalisRR 
8Denham's BustardNeotis denhamiRRNT
9Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowiRR 
10Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurusRR 
11Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusRR 
12Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensisRR 
13Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossiiRR 
14African FinfootPodica senegalensisRR 
15Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
16Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusRR 
17Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata NT
18Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
19Great SnipeGallinago media NT
20Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusRR 
21Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni NT
22Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus V
23Madagascar Pond-HeronArdeola idae EN
24Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventrisRR 
25SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius V
26Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus EN
27White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis V
28Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos V
29Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus EN
30White-backed VultureGyps africanus EN
31Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli EN
32BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus NT
33Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
34Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus V
35Greater Spotted EagleClanga clanga V
36Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiLC 
37Imperial EagleAquila heliaca V
38Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
39African Grass-OwlTyto capensisLC 
40Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotisLC 
41Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peliRR 
42Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri V
43Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaRR 
44White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoidesRR 
45European RollerCoracias garrulus NT
46Abyssinian RollerCoracias abyssinicusRR 
47Usambiro Barbet**Trachyphonus usambiroNE 
48Gray-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonaparteiRR 
49Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusRR 
50Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatusRR 
51Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisRR 
52African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertaeRR 
53Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergiRR 
54Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautiiRR 
55Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniRR 
56Sooty FalconFalco concolor NT
57Saker FalconFalco cherrug EN
58Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusLC 
59African PittaPitta angolensisRR 
60Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaRR 
61Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophusNENT
62Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogasterRR 
63Magpie ShrikeCorvinella melanoleucaRR 
64Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigasterRR 
65African Blue FlycatcherElminia longicaudaRR 
66Red-throated TitMelaniparus fringillinusNE 
67Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaRR 
68Somali Short-toed LarkAlaudala somalicaRR 
69Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalisRR 
70White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonRR 
71Miombo Wren-WarblerCalamonastes undosusRR 
72Karamoja ApalisApalis karamojae V
73Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberransLC 
74Tabora CisticolaCisticola angusticaudaRR 
75Black-backed CisticolaCisticola eximiusRR 
76African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensisNE 
77Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufaRR 
78Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostrisRR 
79Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRR 
80Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybitaRR 
81Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineiiRR 
82Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiNE 
83Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus V
84Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubiRR 
85Semicollared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquata NT
86Sooty ChatMyrmecocichla nigraRR 
87Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
88Familiar ChatOenanthe familiarisLC 
89Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercusRR 
90Rufous-tailed WeaverHisturgops ruficaudaNE 
91Little WeaverPloceus luteolusLC 
92Speke's WeaverPloceus spekeiRR 
93Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoniNENT
94Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotosRR 
95Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavusRR 
96QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollisRR 
97Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
98Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicusNE 
99Cape WagtailMotacilla capensisLC 
100Bush PipitAnthus cafferLC 
101Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigulaRR 
102Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeRR 
103Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicusRR 
104Southern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra buchananiNE 
105Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratusRR 

 * 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.

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