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Area (SqKm):542
Altitude (m):1500-4566
# Species*:265
# Excl Vagrants*:265
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:5
Species/100 SqKm*:48.9
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Savanna, swamps, lakes, rainforest

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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Ostriches: Struthionidae

1Common OstrichStruthio camelus

 
Ducks: Anatidae

2White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
3White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
4Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
5Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
6Hottentot TealSpatula hottentota
7Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
8Cape TealAnas capensis
9Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
10/Northern Pintail/Anas acuta
11\Southern Pochard\Netta erythrophthalma
12Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

13Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

14Scaly FrancolinPternistis squamatus

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

15Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
16<Lesser Flamingo>Phoenicoparrus minor

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

17Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
18Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
19Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

20Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrix
21Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
22Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
23Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
24Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
25Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
26African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

27Hartlaub's TuracoTauraco hartlaubi

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

28Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
29White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
30Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
31African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
32Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

33Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalus

 
Swifts: Apodidae

34Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilus
35Alpine SwiftApus melba
36Mottled SwiftApus aequatorialis
37|Common Swift|Apus apus
38Nyanza SwiftApus niansae
39African SwiftApus barbatus
40Little SwiftApus affinis
41(Horus Swift)Apus horus
42White-rumped SwiftApus caffer

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

43|Corn Crake|Crex crex
44Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
45Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

 
Cranes: Gruidae

46Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

47Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

48Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
49Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

50Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
51Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
52Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
53/Common Ringed Plover/Charadrius hiaticula
54Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

55<Greater Painted-Snipe>Rostratula benghalensis

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

56African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

57/Little Stint/Calidris minuta
58/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
59/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus
60/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
61/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilis
62/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

63/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterus

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

64/Black Stork/Ciconia nigra
65/White Stork/Ciconia ciconia
66Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis
67Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer
68Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

69Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
70Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

71HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

72Gray HeronArdea cinerea
73Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
74Great EgretArdea alba
75Little EgretEgretta garzetta
76Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
77Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
78\Madagascar Pond-Heron\Ardeola idae
79Striated HeronButorides striata
80Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

81Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
82Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
83African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

84Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
85White-backed VultureGyps africanus
86BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
87Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
88Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
89Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
90Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
91Tawny EagleAquila rapax
92Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
93Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
94Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
95Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
96/Eurasian Marsh-Harrier/Circus aeruginosus
97African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorus
98Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
99/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
100Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptius
101African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
102|Common Buzzard|Buteo buteo
103Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
104Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

105Barn OwlTyto alba

 
Owls: Strigidae

106Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

107Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

108Narina TrogonApaloderma narina
109Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatum

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

110African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

111Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus
112African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
113Von der Decken's HornbillTockus deckeni
114Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevis

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

115African Pygmy-KingfisherIspidina picta
116Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
117Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
118Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

119White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
120Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
121Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops oreobates
122|European Bee-eater|Merops apiaster

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

123/European Roller/Coracias garrulus

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

124White-eared BarbetStactolaema leucotis
125Moustached TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystax
126Spot-flanked BarbetTricholaema lacrymosa
127White-headed BarbetLybius leucocephalus
128Brown-breasted BarbetLybius melanopterus

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

129Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiae
130Pallid HoneyguideIndicator meliphilus

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

131Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens
132Mountain Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus spodocephalus

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

133Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
134/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
135/Eurasian Kestrel/Falco tinnunculus
136|Amur Falcon|Falco amurensis
137|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor
138/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo
139African HobbyFalco cuvierii
140Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

141Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmi

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

142Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
143Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

144Retz's HelmetshrikePrionops retzii

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

145BrubruNilaus afer
146Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
147Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
148Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
149Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
150Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
151Black-fronted BushshrikeTelophorus nigrifrons

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

152Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

153/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
154Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisi
155Taita FiscalLanius dorsalis
156Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

157/African Golden Oriole/Oriolus auratus
158African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

159Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

160African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

161Pied CrowCorvus albus
162White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

 
Larks: Alaudidae

163Foxy LarkCalendulauda alopex
164Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

165Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
166/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
167Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
168/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
169Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
170Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
171Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
172/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum
173Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
174Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

175Eastern Mountain-GreenbulArizelocichla nigriceps
176Stripe-cheeked GreenbulArizelocichla milanjensis
177Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
178Little GreenbulEurillas virens
179Northern BrownbulPhyllastrephus strepitans
180Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

181Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii
182Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalis

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

183/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus
184Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

185African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

186Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
187Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchella
188Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
189Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephala
190Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
191Red-fronted WarblerPrinia rufifrons
192Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
193Trilling CisticolaCisticola woosnami
194Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteri
195Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
196Winding Cisticola**Cisticola marginatus
197Siffling CisticolaCisticola brachypterus

 
Sylviid Warblers: Sylviidae

198/Eurasian Blackcap/Sylvia atricapilla
199Banded ParisomaSylvia boehmi

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

200Broad-ringed White-eyeZosterops poliogastrus
201Abyssinian White-eyeZosterops abyssinicus

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

202Dusky-brown FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
203|Spotted Flycatcher|Muscicapa striata
204Grayish FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
205White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
206Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
207White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
208Spotted Morning-ThrushCichladusa guttata
209White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
210/Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush/Monticola saxatilis
211African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
212Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
213/Isabelline Wheatear/Oenanthe isabellina

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

214Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

215Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
216Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
217Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleri
218Sharpe's StarlingPholia sharpii
219Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenricki
220Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

221Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus
222Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

223Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
224Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
225Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
226Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
227Tacazze SunbirdNectarinia tacazze
228Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
229Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
230Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowi
231Eastern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris mediocris
232Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

233/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
234African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
235African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
236Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
237Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
238Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigula
239Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliae

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

240Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicus
241Southern CitrilCrithagra hypostictus
242Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

243House SparrowPasser domesticus
244Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

245Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
246Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
247Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
248Taveta Golden-WeaverPloceus castaneiceps
249Speke's WeaverPloceus spekei
250Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
251Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalus
252<Golden-backed Weaver>Ploceus jacksoni
253<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea quelea
254Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
255Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
256Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

257Abyssinian CrimsonwingCryptospiza salvadorii
258Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
259Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
260Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
261Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
262African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
263African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

264Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura

 * 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.

OTHER LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

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