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DESCRIPTION

LAKE NATRON

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LOCALE

Area (SqKm):850
Altitude (m):610
# Species*:127
# Excl Vagrants*:127
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:6
Species/100 SqKm*:14.9
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Alkaline lake, Acacia bushland

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

1Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minorRRNT
2Kori BustardArdeotis kori NT
3Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidusRRNT
4Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus CR
5Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusLC 
6SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius EN
7White-backed VultureGyps africanus CR
8BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus EN
9Tawny EagleAquila rapax V
10Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeriRRNT
11Rosy-patched BushshrikeRhodophoneus cruentusRR 
12Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisiRR 
13Red-throated TitMelaniparus fringillinusNE 
14Short-tailed LarkPseudalaemon fremantliiRR 
15Ashy CisticolaCisticola cinereolusRR 
16Rufous ChattererArgya rubiginosaRR 
17Scaly ChattererArgya aylmeriRR 
18Northern Pied-BabblerTurdoides hypoleucaNE 
19Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiNE 
20Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaRR 
21Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisNE 
22Black-cheeked WaxbillBrunhilda charmosynaRR 
23Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
24Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicusNE 
25Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigulaRR 

 * 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