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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
85Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatus
86White-backed VultureGyps africanus
87BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
88Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
89Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
90Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
91Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
92Tawny EagleAquila rapax
93Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
94Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
95Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
96Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
97/Eurasian Marsh-Harrier/Circus aeruginosus
98African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorus
99Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
100/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
101Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptius
102African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
103|Common Buzzard|Buteo buteo
104Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
105Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

106Barn OwlTyto alba

 
Owls: Strigidae

107Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

108Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

109Narina TrogonApaloderma narina
110Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatum

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

111African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

112Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus
113African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
114Von der Decken's HornbillTockus deckeni
115Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevis

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

116African Pygmy-KingfisherIspidina picta
117Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
118Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
119Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

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

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

124/European Roller/Coracias garrulus

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

125White-eared BarbetStactolaema leucotis
126Moustached TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystax
127Spot-flanked BarbetTricholaema lacrymosa
128White-headed BarbetLybius leucocephalus
129Brown-breasted BarbetLybius melanopterus

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

130Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiae
131Pallid HoneyguideIndicator meliphilus

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

132Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens
133Mountain Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus spodocephalus

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

134Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
135/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
136/Eurasian Kestrel/Falco tinnunculus
137|Amur Falcon|Falco amurensis
138|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor
139/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo
140African HobbyFalco cuvierii
141Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

142Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmi

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

143Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
144Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

145Retz's HelmetshrikePrionops retzii

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

146BrubruNilaus afer
147Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
148Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
149Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
150Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
151Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
152Black-fronted BushshrikeTelophorus nigrifrons

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

153Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

154/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
155Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisi
156Taita FiscalLanius dorsalis
157Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

158/African Golden Oriole/Oriolus auratus
159African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

160Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

161African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

162Pied CrowCorvus albus
163White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

 
Larks: Alaudidae

164Foxy LarkCalendulauda alopex
165Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

166Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
167/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
168Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
169/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
170Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
171Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
172Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
173/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum
174Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
175Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

176Eastern Mountain-GreenbulArizelocichla nigriceps
177Stripe-cheeked GreenbulArizelocichla milanjensis
178Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
179Little GreenbulEurillas virens
180Northern BrownbulPhyllastrephus strepitans
181Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

182Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii
183Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalis

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

184/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus
185Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

186African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

187Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
188Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchella
189Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
190Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephala
191Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
192Red-fronted WarblerPrinia rufifrons
193Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
194Trilling CisticolaCisticola woosnami
195Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteri
196Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
197Winding Cisticola**Cisticola marginatus
198Siffling CisticolaCisticola brachypterus

 
Sylviid Warblers: Sylviidae

199/Eurasian Blackcap/Sylvia atricapilla
200Banded ParisomaSylvia boehmi

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

201Broad-ringed White-eyeZosterops poliogastrus
202Abyssinian White-eyeZosterops abyssinicus

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

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

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

215Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

216Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
217Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
218Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleri
219Sharpe's StarlingPholia sharpii
220Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenricki
221Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

222Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus
223Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

224Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
225Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
226Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
227Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
228Tacazze SunbirdNectarinia tacazze
229Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
230Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
231Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowi
232Eastern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris mediocris
233Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

234/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
235African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
236African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
237Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
238Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
239Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigula
240Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliae

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

241Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicus
242Southern CitrilCrithagra hypostictus
243Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

244House SparrowPasser domesticus
245Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

246Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
247Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
248Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
249Taveta Golden-WeaverPloceus castaneiceps
250Speke's WeaverPloceus spekei
251Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
252Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalus
253<Golden-backed Weaver>Ploceus jacksoni
254<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea quelea
255Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
256Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
257Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

258Abyssinian CrimsonwingCryptospiza salvadorii
259Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
260Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
261Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
262Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
263African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
264African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

265Pin-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