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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*:5
Species/100 SqKm*:22.9
*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.*

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1Jackson's SpurfowlPternistis jacksoniNE 
2Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusRR 
3Montane NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusRR 
4Striped FlufftailSarothrura affinisRR 
5Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
6Olive IbisBostrychia olivaceaRR 
7Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatus NT
8Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
9Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus EN
10Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiLC 
11Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus NT
12African Grass-OwlTyto capensisLC 
13Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensisRR 
14Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusRR 
15Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiaeLC 
16Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergiRR 
17|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor V
18Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmiRR 
19African BroadbillSmithornis capensisRR 
20Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiRR 
21Black-tailed OrioleOriolus percivaliRR 
22Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephalaRR 
23Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopeziRR 
24Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostrisRR 
25Eastern Mountain GreenbulArizelocichla nigricepsRR 
26/Wood Warbler/Phylloscopus sibilatrixRR 
27/Common Chiffchaff/Phylloscopus collybitaRR 
28Kikuyu White-eyeZosterops kikuyuensisE 
29Abbott's StarlingPoeoptera femoralisNEEN
30Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenrickiNE 
31Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyiRR 
32Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubiRR 
33Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufaRR 
34Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephalaRR 
35Moorland ChatPinarochroa sordidaRR 
36Eastern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris mediocrisNE 
37Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRR 
38Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflavaRR 
39Kandt's WaxbillEstrilda kandtiRR 
40Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
41Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeRR 
42Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceusRR 
43Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratusRR 

 *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.

PRESENCE CODES

CodeDescription##
//Boreal Visitor2
\\Austral Visitor0
||Transient1
##Non-breeding Dispersal0
<>Erratic/Irregular0
()Breeding Season Only0
{}Casual/Vagrant0
[]Accidental0

DISTRIBUTION CODES

CodeDescription##
EEndemic1
LCLocal3
NENear Endemic5
RRRestricted Range28

STATUS CODES

CodeDescription##
NTNear Threatened3
VVulnerable1
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.