Area (SqKm):715
Altitude (m):3000-5199
# Species*:164
# Excl Vagrants*:164
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:5
Species/100 SqKm*:22.9
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Highland forest, grassland, moorland


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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Ducks: Anatidae

1Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

2Scaly SpurfowlPternistis squamatus
3Jackson's SpurfowlPternistis jacksoni

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

4Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
5Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrix
6Delegorgue's PigeonColumba delegorguei
7Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugens
8Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
9African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

Turacos: Musophagidae

10Hartlaub's TuracoTauraco hartlaubi

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

11Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachus
12African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus

Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

13Montane NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalus

Swifts: Apodidae

14Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilus
15Alpine SwiftApus melba
16|Common Swift|Apus apus
17Nyanza SwiftApus niansae

Flufftails: Sarothruridae

18Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans
19Striped FlufftailSarothrura affinis

Cranes: Gruidae

20Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

21/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus
22/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

Pelicans: Pelecanidae

23Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus

Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

24African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
25Olive IbisBostrychia olivacea
26Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

27Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
28African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
29Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatus
30Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
31Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
32Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
33Rufous-chested SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
34Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
35|Common Buzzard|Buteo buteo
36Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
37Augur BuzzardButeo augur

Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

38African Grass-OwlTyto capensis

Owls: Strigidae

39African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
40Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensis
41Abyssinian OwlAsio abyssinicus

Mousebirds: Coliidae

42Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

Trogons: Trogonidae

43Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatum

Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

44White-headed WoodhoopoePhoeniculus bollei

Hornbills: Bucerotidae

45Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevis

Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

46Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
47Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima

Bee-eaters: Meropidae

48Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops oreobates

Rollers: Coraciidae

49/European Roller/Coracias garrulus

African Barbets: Lybiidae

50Moustached TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystax
51Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
52Red-fronted BarbetTricholaema diademata
53White-headed BarbetLybius leucocephalus

Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

54Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiae

Woodpeckers: Picidae

55Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergi

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

56|Eleonora's Falcon|Falco eleonorae
57|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor

Parrots: Psittacidae

58Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmi

African and Green Broadbill: Calyptomenidae

59African BroadbillSmithornis capensis

Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

60Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesia
61Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petiti
62Purple-throated CuckooshrikeCampephaga quiscalina

Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

63African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus
64Black-tailed OrioleOriolus percivali

Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

65Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
66Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

67Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
68Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
69Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
70Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
71Black-fronted BushshrikeTelophorus nigrifrons
72Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

73African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

Shrikes: Laniidae

74Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

75Cape CrowCorvus capensis
76Pied CrowCorvus albus

Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

77White-tailed Crested-FlycatcherElminia albonotata

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

78White-bellied TitMelaniparus albiventris

African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

79White-browed CrombecSylvietta leucophrys
80Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

81Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
82Black-throated ApalisApalis jacksoni
83Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
84Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephala
85Gray ApalisApalis cinerea
86Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
87Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteri
88Winding CisticolaCisticola marginatus
89Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii

Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

90African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis
91Mountain Yellow-WarblerIduna similis
92/Icterine Warbler/Hippolais icterina

Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

93Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopezi
94Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus
95Highland Rush WarblerBradypterus centralis

Swallows: Hirundinidae

96Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
97/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum
98Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera

Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

99Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostris
100Eastern Mountain GreenbulArizelocichla nigriceps
101Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
102Yellow-whiskered GreenbulEurillas latirostris
103Cabanis's GreenbulPhyllastrephus cabanisi

Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

104/Wood Warbler/Phylloscopus sibilatrix
105/Common Chiffchaff/Phylloscopus collybita
106Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

107African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica
108Brown ParisomaCurruca lugens

White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

109Kikuyu White-eyeZosterops kikuyuensis

Starlings: Sturnidae

110Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
111Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleri
112Abbott's StarlingPoeoptera femoralis
113Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenricki
114Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

115Abyssinian Ground-ThrushGeokichla piaggiae
116Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyi
117Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

118African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
119White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
120Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubi
121Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
122Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufa
123White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
124Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephala
125/Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush/Monticola saxatilis
126African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
127Moorland ChatPinarochroa sordida

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

128Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
129Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
130Tacazze SunbirdNectarinia tacazze
131Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
132Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
133Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowi
134Northern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris reichenowi
135Eastern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris mediocris
136Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

137Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
138Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
139Black-billed WeaverPloceus melanogaster
140Brown-capped WeaverPloceus insignis
141Red-cowled WidowbirdEuplectes laticauda
142Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

143Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
144Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor
145Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
146Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflava
147Abyssinian CrimsonwingCryptospiza salvadorii
148Gray-headed NegritaNigrita canicapillus
149Kandt's WaxbillEstrilda kandti
150Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
151Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalus
152African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata

Indigobirds: Viduidae

153Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

154Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctus

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

155Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
156/Gray Wagtail/Motacilla cinerea
157African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
158Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliae

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

159Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceus
160Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratus
161Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus
162Thick-billed SeedeaterCrithagra burtoni
163Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex

Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

164Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris

 *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 Visitor9
\\Austral Visitor0
##Non-breeding Dispersal0
()Breeding Season Only0


NTNear Threatened3
CRCritically Endangered0

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.