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SPECIALTIES

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

TARGET BIRD LIST

List of target species we particularly want to see at this site because we have limited or no chance of seeing them elsewhere on tour, because they are range-restricted or endemic, or because they're rarely seen anywhere but are possible at the site.*

color codes

1Red-necked FrancolinPternistis aferSS
2Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalisUS
3Denham's BustardNeotis denhamiRS
4Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowiSS
5Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusOS
6Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventrisUS
7Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaUS
8Gray-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonaparteiSS
9Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisUS
10Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautiiOS
11Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniRS
12Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaSS
13Magpie ShrikeCorvinella melanoleucaOS
14Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigasterOS
15Red-throated TitMelaniparus fringillinusUS
16Somali Short-toed LarkAlaudala somalicaOS
17Miombo Wren-WarblerCalamonastes undosusOS
18Karamoja ApalisApalis karamojaeRS
19Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberransRS
20Tabora CisticolaCisticola angusticaudaRS
21Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiSS
22Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubiSS
23Sooty ChatMyrmecocichla nigraAS
24Familiar ChatOenanthe familiarisSS
25Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicusSS

 * 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

LIKELIHOOD CODES

ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen