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MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK

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Area (SqKm):715
Altitude (m):3000-5199
# Species*:226
# Excl Vagrants*:226
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:6
Species/100 SqKm*:31.6
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Highland forest, grassland, moorland

SPECIALTY BIRDS LIST

List of species at this locale that are endemic (E), near endemic (NE), have restricted ranges in the country (RR), or that occur only locally (LC) in the country excluding vagrants and accidentals. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

color codes

1Jackson's SpurfowlPternistis jacksoniNE 
2Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
3ShoebillBalaeniceps rexLCV
4Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatus NT
5Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
6Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus EN
7Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiLC 
8Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus NT
9African Grass-OwlTyto capensisLC 
10White-eared BarbetStactolaema leucotisRR 
11Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusRR 
12Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiaeLC 
13|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor V
14Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiRR 
15Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopeziRR 
16Kikuyu White-eyeZosterops kikuyuensisE 
17Northern Pied-BabblerTurdoides hypoleucaNE 
18Abbott's StarlingPoeoptera femoralisNEEN
19Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenrickiNE 
20Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyiRR 
21Moorland ChatPinarochroa sordidaRR 
22Eastern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris mediocrisNE 
23Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRR 
24Kandt's WaxbillEstrilda kandtiRR 
25Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
26Cape WagtailMotacilla capensisLC 
27Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceusRR 

 

 *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.

OTHER LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

CodeDescription##
//Boreal Visitor16
\\Austral Visitor3
||Transient2
##Non-breeding Dispersal4
<>Erratic/Irregular4
()Breeding Season Only2
{}Casual/Vagrant8
[]Accidental5

DISTRIBUTION CODES

CodeDescription##
EEndemic10
LCLocal35
NENear Endemic35
RRRestricted Range156

STATUS CODES

CodeDescription##
NTNear Threatened3
VVulnerable2
ENEndangered3
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.