Area (ha):40,000
Altitude (m):2700-3100
# Species:175
# Excl Vagrants:175
# Endemics:2
# Near Endemics:4
Species/100 ha:0.4
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
4Blue-billed TealSpatula hottentota
5Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
6Cape TealAnas capensis
7Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
8\Southern Pochard\Netta erythrophthalma
9Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

10Elgon FrancolinScleroptera elgonensis
11Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
12<Harlequin Quail>Coturnix delegorguei

Grebes: Podicipedidae

13Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
14Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

15Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
16Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugens
17Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
18Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
19#Laughing Dove#Spilopelia senegalensis
20Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur afer

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

21/Great Spotted Cuckoo/Clamator glandarius

Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

22/Eurasian Nightjar/Caprimulgus europaeus
23Montane NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalus

Swifts: Apodidae

24Mottled SwiftTachymarptis aequatorialis
25Nyanza SwiftApus niansae
26#Horus Swift#Apus horus

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

27African RailRallus caerulescens
28Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
29Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
30African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensis
31Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

Flufftails: Sarothruridae

32Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa

Cranes: Gruidae

33Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

34Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
35Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
36Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus
37Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
38Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus

Jacanas: Jacanidae

39Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensis
40African JacanaActophilornis africanus

Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

41/Great Snipe/Gallinago media
42African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
43/Common Snipe/Gallinago gallinago
44/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
45/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus
46/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilis
47/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

48Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
49Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida

Storks: Ciconiidae

50/White Stork/Ciconia ciconia
51Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

52Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
53Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

Hamerkop: Scopidae

54HamerkopScopus umbretta

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

55Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
56Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
57Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
58Great EgretArdea alba
59Yellow-billed EgretArdea brachyrhyncha
60Gray HeronArdea cinerea
61Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala

Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

62African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
63Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
64African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

65Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
66African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
67/European Honey-buzzard/Pernis apivorus
68White-backed VultureGyps africanus
69Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
70Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
71/Lesser Spotted Eagle/Clanga pomarina
72Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
73/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensis
74/Western Marsh Harrier/Circus aeruginosus
75/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus
76African GoshawkAccipiter toussenelii
77Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
78Rufous-chested SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
79Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
80/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
81Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
82Augur BuzzardButeo augur

Owls: Strigidae

83Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensis

Mousebirds: Coliidae

84Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

Trogons: Trogonidae

85Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

Bee-eaters: Meropidae

86(Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater)Merops oreobates

African Barbets: Lybiidae

87Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
88White-headed BarbetLybius leucocephalus

Woodpeckers: Picidae

89Fine-banded WoodpeckerCampethera taeniolaema

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

90/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
91/Eurasian Kestrel/Falco tinnunculus
92|Red-footed Falcon|Falco vespertinus
93|Amur Falcon|Falco amurensis
94|Eleonora's Falcon|Falco eleonorae
95|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor
96/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo
97Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

Parrots: Psittacidae

98Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri

Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

99Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata

Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

100Tropical BoubouLaniarius major

Shrikes: Laniidae

101/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
102Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

103Cape CrowCorvus capensis
104Pied CrowCorvus albus

Larks: Alaudidae

105Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

106Chestnut-throated ApalisApalis porphyrolaema
107Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteri
108Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
109Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdare
110Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii

Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

111Mountain Yellow-WarblerIduna similis
112Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

113Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus
114Highland Rush WarblerBradypterus centralis

Swallows: Hirundinidae

115Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
116Banded MartinNeophedina cincta
117Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
118/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
119/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
120Angola SwallowHirundo angolensis
121/Western House-Martin/Delichon urbicum
122Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
123Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
124Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis

Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

125Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

126Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

127/Eurasian Blackcap/Sylvia atricapilla
128Brown ParisomaCurruca lugens

Starlings: Sturnidae

129Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus
130Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

131Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

132Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidus
133White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
134Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubi
135Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
136White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
137African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
138Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiops
139/Northern Wheatear/Oenanthe oenanthe
140Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
141/Isabelline Wheatear/Oenanthe isabellina

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

142Tacazze SunbirdNectarinia tacazze
143Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
144Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
145Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowi
146Northern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris reichenowi
147Eastern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris mediocris

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

148Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
149Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
150Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
151Speke's WeaverPloceus spekei
152Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
153<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea quelea
154Red-cowled WidowbirdEuplectes laticauda
155Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne
156Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoni

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

157Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
158Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnula
159Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicola
160Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild

Indigobirds: Viduidae

161Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

162Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctus
163Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

164Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
165Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
166/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
167African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
168African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
169Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
170/Tree Pipit/Anthus trivialis
171/Red-throated Pipit/Anthus cervinus
172Sharpe's LongclawMacronyx sharpei

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

173African CitrilCrithagra citrinelloides
174Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus
175Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex


 *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.



//Boreal Visitor29
\\Austral Visitor1
##Non-breeding Dispersal0
()Breeding Season Only0


NTNear Threatened5
CRCritically Endangered1

Species counts in code tables depend on completeness of the data. For some countries or locales, data may not include all species or information on species presence may be incomplete.