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DESCRIPTION

SAMBURU, BUFFALO SPRINGS, SHABA

KENYA
LOCALE

Area (ha):53,500
Altitude (m):1000
# Species*:307
# Excl Vagrants*:306
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:4
Species/100 ha*:0.6
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Semi-arid Grassland, riverine forest, woodland

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. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

color codes

1Somali OstrichStruthio molybdophanes V
2Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustusRR 
3Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteiniiRR 
4Kori BustardArdeotis kori NT
5Little SwiftApus affinis V
6Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
7Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusRR 
8SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius EN
9Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus EN
10White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis CR
11Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos EN
12Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus CR
13White-backed VultureGyps africanus CR
14Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli CR
15BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus EN
16Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus EN
17Tawny EagleAquila rapax V
18Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
19Sooty FalconFalco concolor V
20Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus EN
21Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusLC 
22Taita FalconFalco fasciinucha V
23Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeriRRNT
24Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensisRR 
25Pringle's PuffbackDryoscopus pringliiRR 
26Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurusRR 
27Williams's LarkMirafra williamsiE 
28Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaRR 
29Somali Short-toed LarkAlaudala somalicaRR 
30Basra Reed WarblerAcrocephalus griseldis EN
31Bristle-crowned StarlingOnychognathus salvadoriiLC 
32Black-bellied StarlingNotopholia coruscaRR 
33Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiNE 
34Gambaga FlycatcherMuscicapa gambagaeLC 
35Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
36Brown-tailed ChatOenanthe scotocercaRR 
37Eastern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris mediocrisNE 
38Shining SunbirdCinnyris habessinicusRR 
39Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser donaldsoniLC 
40Little WeaverPloceus luteolusLC 
41Golden Palm WeaverPloceus bojeriRR 
42Speke's WeaverPloceus spekeiRR 
43Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneRR 
44Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoniNENT
45QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollisRR 
46Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afraLC 
47Somali SparrowPasser castanopterusLC 
48Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
49Brimstone 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

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

DISTRIBUTION CODES

EEndemic
LCLocal
NENear Endemic
RRRange Restricted

STATUS CODES

NTNear Threatened
VVulnerable
ENEndangered
CRCritically Endangered