Area (ha):40,000
Altitude (m):2700-3100
# Species:108
# Excl Vagrants:108
# Endemics:2
# Near Endemics:2
Species/100 ha:0.3
Habitat: Montane Grassland


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-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
3Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
4Hottentot TealSpatula hottentota
5Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
6Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
7\Southern Pochard\Netta erythrophthalma
8Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

9Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
10<Harlequin Quail>Coturnix delegorguei
11Moorland FrancolinScleroptera psilolaemus

Grebes: Podicipedidae

12Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
13Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

14Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugens
15Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
16Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
17#Laughing Dove#Streptopelia senegalensis

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

18/Great Spotted Cuckoo/Clamator glandarius

Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

19/Eurasian Nightjar/Caprimulgus europaeus
20Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalus

Swifts: Apodidae

21Nyanza SwiftApus niansae
22#Horus Swift#Apus horus

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

23Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
24Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
25African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensis
26Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

Flufftails: Sarothruridae

27Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa

Cranes: Gruidae

28Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

29Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus
30Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
31Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris

Jacanas: Jacanidae

32African JacanaActophilornis africanus

Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

33/Great Snipe/Gallinago media
34African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
35/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

36Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida

Storks: Ciconiidae

37Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

38Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

Hamerkop: Scopidae

39HamerkopScopus umbretta

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

40Gray HeronArdea cinerea
41Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
42Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
43Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
44Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
45Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

46African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
47Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
48African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

49/European Honey-buzzard/Pernis apivorus
50/Lesser Spotted Eagle/Clanga pomarina
51Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
52/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensis
53/Eurasian Marsh-Harrier/Circus aeruginosus
54/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus
55Rufous-chested SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
56/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
57Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
58Augur BuzzardButeo augur

Owls: Strigidae

59Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensis

Trogons: Trogonidae

60Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

Bee-eaters: Meropidae

61(Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater)Merops oreobates

African Barbets: Lybiidae

62Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus

Woodpeckers: Picidae

63Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergi

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

64/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
65/Eurasian Kestrel/Falco tinnunculus
66/Red-footed Falcon/Falco vespertinus
67|Amur Falcon|Falco amurensis
68|Eleonora's Falcon|Falco eleonorae
69|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor
70/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo
71Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

Shrikes: Laniidae

72/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
73Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

74Pied CrowCorvus albus

Larks: Alaudidae

75Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

76Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteri
77Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
78Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdare
79Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii

Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

80Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

81Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus

Swallows: Hirundinidae

82Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
83/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
84/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
85Angola SwallowHirundo angolensis
86/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum

Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

87Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

88Brown ParisomaSylvia lugens

Starlings: Sturnidae

89Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

90Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubi
91African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
92/Northern Wheatear/Oenanthe oenanthe
93Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

94Tacazze SunbirdNectarinia tacazze
95Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
96Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
97Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowi

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

98Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
99<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea quelea
100Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoni

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

101Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicola

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

102Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

103Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
104/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
105African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
106Sharpe's LongclawHemimacronyx sharpei

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

107Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus
108Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex

 * 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.