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MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK

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Area (SqKm):715
Altitude (m):3000-5199
# Species*:164
# Excl Vagrants*:164
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:7
Species/100 SqKm*:22.9
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Highland forest, grassland, moorland

BIRD CHECKLIST

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 FrancolinPternistis squamatus
3Jackson's FrancolinPternistis 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

13Abyssinian 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 Cisticola**Cisticola 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
95Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
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 ParisomaSylvia 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-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
142Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

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

 
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 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.