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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*:0
# Near Endemics*:6
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

24Sacred 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

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

60Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
61Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

62Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
63Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
64Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
65Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
66Black-fronted BushshrikeTelophorus nigrifrons
67Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

68Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesia
69Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petiti
70Purple-throated CuckooshrikeCampephaga quiscalina

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

71Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

72African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus
73Black-tailed OrioleOriolus percivali

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

74African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

75Cape CrowCorvus capensis
76Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

77Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
78/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum
79Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

80White-tailed Crested-FlycatcherElminia albonotata

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

81White-bellied TitMelaniparus albiventris

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

82Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostris
83Eastern Mountain-GreenbulArizelocichla nigriceps
84Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
85Yellow-whiskered GreenbulEurillas latirostris
86Cabanis's GreenbulPhyllastrephus cabanisi

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

87White-browed CrombecSylvietta leucophrys
88Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

89/Wood Warbler/Phylloscopus sibilatrix
90/Common Chiffchaff/Phylloscopus collybita
91Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

92African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis
93Mountain Yellow-WarblerIduna similis
94/Icterine Warbler/Hippolais icterina

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

95Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopezi
96Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus
97Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

98Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
99Black-throated ApalisApalis jacksoni
100Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
101Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephala
102Gray ApalisApalis cinerea
103Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
104Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteri
105Winding Cisticola**Cisticola marginatus
106Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii

 
Sylviid Warblers: Sylviidae

107African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica
108Brown ParisomaSylvia lugens

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

109Broad-ringed White-eyeZosterops poliogastrus

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

110Dusky-brown FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
111White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
112Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubi
113Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
114Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufa
115White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
116Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephala
117/Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush/Monticola saxatilis
118African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
119Moorland ChatCercomela sordida

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

120Abyssinian Ground-ThrushGeokichla piaggiae
121Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyi
122Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

123Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
124Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleri
125Abbott's StarlingPoeoptera femoralis
126Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenricki
127Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus

 
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

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

137Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
138/Gray Wagtail/Motacilla cinerea
139African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
140Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliae

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

141Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceus
142Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratus
143Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus
144Thick-billed SeedeaterCrithagra burtoni
145Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

146Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

147Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

148Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
149Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
150Black-billed WeaverPloceus melanogaster
151Brown-capped WeaverPloceus insignis
152Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
153Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

154Gray-headed NegritaNigrita canicapillus
155Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
156Abyssinian CrimsonwingCryptospiza salvadorii
157Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
158Kandt's WaxbillEstrilda kandti
159Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalus
160African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
161Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavus
162Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
163Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

164Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata

 * 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.