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Altitude (m):1400
# Species*:162
# Excl Vagrants*:162
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:3
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: City, savanna

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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Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

1Rock PigeonColumba livia
2Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
3Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
4Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
5Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
6Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
7African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
Bustards: Otididae

8Kori BustardArdeotis kori

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

9Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
10White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
11African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

12Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalus

 
Swifts: Apodidae

13Mottled SwiftApus aequatorialis
14Little SwiftApus affinis
15African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

16Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
17Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

 
Cranes: Gruidae

18Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

19Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

20<Greater Painted-Snipe>Rostratula benghalensis

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

21Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
22Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanus

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

23Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

24HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

25Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
26Striated HeronButorides striata

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

27African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
28Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

29Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatus
30Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
31Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
32Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
33Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
34Tawny EagleAquila rapax
35/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensis
36Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
37Eastern Chanting-GoshawkMelierax poliopterus
38Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptius
39|Common Buzzard|Buteo buteo
40Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Owls: Strigidae

41Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
42African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

43Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

44Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus
45African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
46Northern Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
47Von der Decken's HornbillTockus deckeni
48Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevis

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

49Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

50White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
51Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
52|European Bee-eater|Merops apiaster

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

53Red-and-yellow BarbetTrachyphonus erythrocephalus
54White-eared BarbetStactolaema leucotis
55Moustached TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystax
56Brown-breasted BarbetLybius melanopterus

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

57Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
58Pallid HoneyguideIndicator meliphilus
59Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

60Mountain Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus spodocephalus

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

61Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
62/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo
63African HobbyFalco cuvierii
64Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

65Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

66African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

67Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
68Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
69Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
70Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

71Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

72African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

73/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
74|Lesser Gray Shrike|Lanius minor
75Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisi
76Taita FiscalLanius dorsalis
77Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

78Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
Larks: Alaudidae

79Beesley's LarkChersomanes beesleyi
80Fischer's Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucopareia
81Pink-breasted LarkCalendulauda poecilosterna
82Foxy LarkCalendulauda alopex
83Singing BushlarkMirafra cantillans
84White-tailed LarkMirafra albicauda
85Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
86Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
87Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
88<Short-tailed Lark>Pseudalaemon fremantlii
89Somali Short-toed LarkAlaudala somalica

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

90Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
91Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
92Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
93Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
94Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
95Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
96Winding Cisticola**Cisticola marginatus

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

97African Reed WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus
98Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

99Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
100/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
101Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
102Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
103Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
104/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

105Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
106Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
107Gray-olive GreenbulPhyllastrephus cerviniventris
108Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

109Pale White-eyeZosterops abyssinicus

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

110Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchus

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

111Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
112Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
113Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
114Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus
115Fischer's StarlingLamprotornis fischeri

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

116African Gray FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
117Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
118Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
119Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufa
120White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
121Spotted Morning-ThrushCichladusa guttata
122/Northern Wheatear/Oenanthe oenanthe
123Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
124/Isabelline Wheatear/Oenanthe isabellina
125Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubris

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

126Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
127Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
128Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
129Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
130Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowi
131Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellus
132Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

133White-headed Buffalo-WeaverDinemellia dinemelli
134Gray-headed Social-WeaverPseudonigrita arnaudi
135Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
136Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
137Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
138Taveta Golden-WeaverPloceus castaneiceps
139Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
140<Golden-backed Weaver>Ploceus jacksoni
141<Chestnut Weaver>Ploceus rubiginosus
142<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea quelea
143Black BishopEuplectes gierowii
144Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
145White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
146Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

147Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
148Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
149Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
150Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
151African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
152Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
153Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

154Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

155African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
156African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
157Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

158Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicus
159Southern CitrilCrithagra hypostictus
160Southern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra buchanani
161Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

162Somali BuntingEmberiza poliopleura

 * 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