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KENYA TARGET BIRDS LIST

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KENYA

Area (SqMi):224,962
# Species:1119
# Excl Vagrants:1063
# Endemics:7
# Near Endemics:34
Species/1000 SqMi:4.7

List of target birds found in the country broken down by locations. Target birds are those found only in restricted areas, are rarely seen anywhere, or are endemic or near endemic. Some species may be more easily seen in other countries. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

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1White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusLB,LNAI,MPSS
2Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaLB,MPSS
3Jackson's FrancolinPternistis jacksoniGF,MKUS
4Red-necked FrancolinPternistis aferLV,MMSS
5Moorland FrancolinScleroptera psilolaemusMGOS
6Shelley's FrancolinScleroptera shelleyiNNPOS
7Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusLB,MGOS
8Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalisMM,NNPUS
9Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteiniiLBSS
10Denham's BustardNeotis denhamiMMRS
11Great Blue TuracoCorythaeola cristataKFSS
12Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowiMMSS
13Black-billed TuracoTauraco schuettiiKFRS
14White-crested TuracoTauraco leucolophusKESS
15Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurusKE,KF,KIT,LVUS
16Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusBG,LV,MKUS
17Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensisBG,SSSS
18\Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo\Cercococcyx montanusGFRS
19Black-shouldered NightjarCaprimulgus nigriscapularisKERS
20Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusMKSS
21Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilusMKUS
22White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraBG,KFRS
23Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusMMOS
24Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalisBG,KE,LVSS
25Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventrisMMUS
26Olive IbisBostrychia olivaceaMKRS
27Hemprich's HornbillLophoceros hemprichiiLBUS
28Jackson's HornbillTockus jacksoniKE,LBAS
29Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaKF,MM,SSUS
30Blue-headed Bee-eaterMerops muelleriKFSS
31Blue-breasted Bee-eaterMerops variegatusBGSS
32Yellow-billed BarbetTrachyphonus purpuratusKFSS
33Gray-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonaparteiKF,MMUS
34Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusKFUS
35Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconusBGOS
36Yellow-spotted BarbetBuccanodon duchailluiKFUS
37Hairy-breasted BarbetTricholaema hirsutaKFOS
38Black-throated BarbetTricholaema melanocephalaOLOUS
39Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalitoLVUS
40Cassin's HoneyguideProdotiscus insignisKFOS
41Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiaeLNAIOS
42Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisKFSS
43Thick-billed HoneyguideIndicator conirostrisKFSS
44Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisKIT,MMUS
45Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerChloropicus poecilolaemusBG,KFRS
46Golden-crowned WoodpeckerChloropicus xantholophusKFSS
47African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertaeLV,SSSS
48Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroliKFUS
49Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosaKFOS
50Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautiiMMOS
51Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniMMRS
52Fox KestrelFalco alopexKE,LBSS
53Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusBGSS
54Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeriLNAI,LV,NNPSS
55Yellow-collared LovebirdAgapornis personatusLNAIOS
56Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacusKFRS
57Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmiMKUS
58African BroadbillSmithornis capensisKFSS
59Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaKF,MM,SSUS
60Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaKFSS
61Jameson's Wattle-eyePlatysteira jamesoniKFSS
62Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyePlatysteira concretaKFOS
63Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophusLNKUS
64African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatusKFSS
65Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensisKFUS
66Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiKF,SSUS
67Papyrus GonolekLaniarius mufumbiriLVUS
68Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiKF,KITUS
69Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiKFUS
70Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaKFRS
71Taita FiscalLanius dorsalisOLOUS
72Somali FiscalLanius somalicusLBOS
73Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoniKFSS
74Yellow-billed ShrikeCorvinella corvinaKEUS
75Magpie ShrikeCorvinella melanoleucaMMOS
76Western Black-headed OrioleOriolus brachyrhynchusKFUS
77Black-tailed OrioleOriolus percivaliGF,MKUS
78Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerKFSS
79Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurusKE,LB,SBSUS
80Eastern NicatorNicator gularisLNAIRS
81Williams's LarkMirafra williamsiSBSRS
82Somali Short-toed LarkAlaudala somalicaMM,SBSOS
83/Montane Blue Swallow/Hirundo atrocaeruleaBGSS
84Dusky Crested-FlycatcherElminia nigromitrataKFSS
85Dusky TitMelaniparus funereusKFUS
86Red-throated TitMelaniparus fringillinusMM,NNPUS
87Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylusKFSS
88Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisKFSS
89Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissimaKF,SSUS
90Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorKFOS
91Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollisBGSS
92Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilisKFOS
93Ansorge's GreenbulEurillas ansorgeiKFUS
94Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostrisKFSS
95Little GreenbulEurillas virensKFSS
96Toro Olive-GreenbulPhyllastrephus hypochlorisKFOS
97Green CrombecSylvietta virensBGSS
98Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalisBG,NNPSS
99Green HyliaHylia prasinaKFSS
100Uganda Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus budongoensisKFUS
101Papyrus Yellow-WarblerCalamonastides gracilirostrisLVRS
102Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescensLNAI,LV,SSUS
103Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopeziGF,MKRS
104Turner's EremomelaEremomela turneriKFUS
105White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonBG,KFUS
106Miombo Wren-WarblerCalamonastes undosusMMOS
107Gray Wren-WarblerCalamonastes simplexOLOUS
108Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronotaKFUS
109Brown-tailed Apalis**Apalis viridicepsLB,SBSUS
110Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisKFSS
111Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephalaMKRS
112Karamoja ApalisApalis karamojaeMMRS
113Banded PriniaPrinia bairdiiKFRS
114Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythropteraLVOS
115Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufusKFSS
116Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralisBGUS
117Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbiKF,SSSS
118Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteriKP,MG,MKAS
119Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberransMMRS
120Carruthers's CisticolaCisticola carruthersiLVUS
121Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniensKPSS
122Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdareKP,MGUS
123Tabora CisticolaCisticola angusticaudaMMRS
124Tiny CisticolaCisticola nanaOLOUS
125Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresiiKPSS
126Banded ParisomaSylvia boehmiOLOUS
127Broad-ringed White-eyeZosterops poliogastrusGFSS
128Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescensKFSS
129Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennisKFOS
130Scaly-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis albipectusKFSS
131Northern Pied-BabblerTurdoides hypoleucaNNPUS
132Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejusKE,LBUS
133Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigasterMMOS
134Gambaga FlycatcherMuscicapa gambagaeSBSRS
135Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquaticaLV,SSUS
136Chapin's FlycatcherFraseria lenduKFOS
137Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioidesKFUS
138Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubiKE,LNK,MMSS
139Blue-shouldered Robin-ChatCossypha cyanocampterKFOS
140Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha poliopteraKF,SSOS
141Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufaLNAIOS
142Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapillaKF,SSOS
143Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephalaGF,KFUS
144Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialisKFOS
145Sooty ChatMyrmecocichla nigraMMAS
146Familiar ChatCercomela familiarisMMSS
147Brown-tailed ChatCercomela scotocercaLB,SBSUS
148Moorland ChatCercomela sordidaMKSS
149Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisLBSS
150White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensisKFOS
151Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyiGFSS
152Bristle-crowned StarlingOnychognathus salvadoriiLB,SBSUS
153Abbott's StarlingPoeoptera femoralisGF,MKSS
154Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanniKFUS
155Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenrickiMKSS
156Black-bellied StarlingNotopholia corruscusSBSSS
157Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiMMSS
158Splendid StarlingLamprotornis splendidusSSSS
159Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterusKE,KITSS
160Bronze-tailed StarlingLamprotornis chalcurusKESS
161Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostrisKFSS
162Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescensKF,SSSS
163Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosaMKSS
164Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygiusBG,KFUS
165Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieriKFRS
166Shining SunbirdCinnyris habessinicusSBSOS
167Cape WagtailMotacilla capensisMGUS
168Sharpe's LongclawHemimacronyx sharpeiKP,MGSS
169Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigulaNNPOS
170Papyrus CanaryCrithagra koliensisLVSS
171Reichard's SeedeaterCrithagra reichardiKESS
172Gray-chested BabblerKakamega poliothoraxKFSS
173Parrot-billed SparrowPasser gongonensisLBUS
174Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicusMMSS
175White-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis albirostrisLBAS
176Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser superciliosusKEUS
177Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser donaldsoniSBSUS
178Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollisKFSS
179Little WeaverPloceus luteolusLB,SBSUS
180Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelniLVUS
181Golden Palm WeaverPloceus bojeriSBSUS
182Northern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus castanopsLV,SSUS
183Northern Masked-WeaverPloceus taeniopterusLBAS
184Heuglin's Masked-WeaverPloceus heugliniKITOS
185Vieillot's WeaverPloceus nigerrimusKFUS
186Dark-backed Weaver
(Forest Weaver)
Ploceus bicolorKFUS
187Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusBGUS
188Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanusLBOS
189Black BishopEuplectes gierowiiBGSS
190Marsh WidowbirdEuplectes hartlaubiBGSS
191Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneKP,LNK,MKUS
192White-breasted NegritaNigrita fusconotusKFUS
193Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaBG,KF,MGUS
194Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytesBGSS
195Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaBG,KF,SSUS
196Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotosKE,LBSS
197Black-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda charmosynaKE,LB,SBSSS
198Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaKFUS
199Blue-capped CordonbleuUraeginthus cyanocephalusOLOSS
200Brown TwinspotClytospiza monteiriBGSS
201Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afraSBSRS
202Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopictaBGUS
203Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta raraBGSS
204<Cut-throat>Amadina fasciataLB,NNP,OLOSS
205Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavusBGOS
206Straw-tailed WhydahVidua fischeriOLOSS

 * 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.

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PRESENCE CODES

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

LIKELIHOOD CODES

ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen