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LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

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Area (SqKm):319
Altitude (m):945
# Species*:271
# Excl Vagrants*:271
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:3
Species/100 SqKm*:85.0
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Plains, Acacia parkland, scrub, marsh, ground-water forest

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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Ducks: Anatidae

1White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
2Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
3Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
4Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
5Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
6Hottentot TealSpatula hottentota
7Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
8Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

9Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

10Scaly FrancolinPternistis squamatus
11Yellow-necked FrancolinPternistis leucoscepus

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

12Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
13<Lesser Flamingo>Phoenicoparrus minor

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

14Rock PigeonColumba livia
15Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
16Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
17Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
18Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
19Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
20Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
21Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

22Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowi
23Purple-crested TuracoTauraco porphyreolophus
24Bare-faced Go-away-birdCorythaixoides personatus

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

25Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
26Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
27White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
28Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
29Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
30African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
31Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

32Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma

 
Swifts: Apodidae

33Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilus
34Mottled SwiftApus aequatorialis
35African SwiftApus barbatus
36Little SwiftApus affinis
37White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
38African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
Cranes: Gruidae

39Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

40Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

41Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

42Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostris
43Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
44Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
45Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
46Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
47Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
48Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

49<Greater Painted-Snipe>Rostratula benghalensis

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

50African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

51/Black-tailed Godwit/Limosa limosa
52/Ruff/Calidris pugnax
53/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferruginea
54/Temminck's Stint/Calidris temminckii
55/Little Stint/Calidris minuta
56/Common Snipe/Gallinago gallinago
57/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
58/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus
59/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
60/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilis
61/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

62Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanus
63Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

64Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
65/Gull-billed Tern/Gelochelidon nilotica
66/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterus
67Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

68#Abdim's Stork#Ciconia abdimii
69/White Stork/Ciconia ciconia
70Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis
71Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer
72Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

73Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
74Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

75Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
76Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

77HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

78Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
79Gray HeronArdea cinerea
80Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
81Great EgretArdea alba
82Little EgretEgretta garzetta
83Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
84Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
85Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
86Striated HeronButorides striata
87Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

88Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
89Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
90Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
91African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

92Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
93African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
94Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
95White-backed VultureGyps africanus
96Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli
97BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
98Black-breasted Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
99Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
100Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
101Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
102Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
103Tawny EagleAquila rapax
104/Imperial Eagle/Aquila heliaca
105Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
106African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
107Eastern Chanting-GoshawkMelierax poliopterus
108/Eurasian Marsh-Harrier/Circus aeruginosus
109African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorus
110Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
111/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
112Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptius
113African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
114|Common Buzzard|Buteo buteo
115Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
116Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Owls: Strigidae

117Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
118Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

119Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
120Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourus

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

121Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

122African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

123Abyssinian ScimitarbillRhinopomastus minor

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

124Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri
125Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus
126African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
127Von der Decken's HornbillTockus deckeni
128Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevis

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

129Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
130Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis
131Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
132Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
133Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
134Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

135Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
136Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops oreobates
137|European Bee-eater|Merops apiaster

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

138/European Roller/Coracias garrulus
139Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

140Red-and-yellow BarbetTrachyphonus erythrocephalus
141D'Arnaud's BarbetTrachyphonus darnaudii
142Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillus
143Spot-flanked BarbetTricholaema lacrymosa
144White-headed BarbetLybius leucocephalus
145Brown-breasted BarbetLybius melanopterus

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

146Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
147Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

148Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens
149Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
150Mountain Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus spodocephalus
151Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubica

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

152Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

153Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeri

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

154Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmi

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

155Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

156BrubruNilaus afer
157Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
158Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
159Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
160Slate-colored BoubouLaniarius funebris
161Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

162/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurio
163/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
164Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisi
165Taita FiscalLanius dorsalis
166Northern FiscalLanius humeralis
167White-rumped ShrikeEurocephalus ruppelli

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

168Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

169African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

170Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
Larks: Alaudidae

171Fischer's Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucopareia
172Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

173Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
174/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
175Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
176Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
177Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

178White-tailed Blue FlycatcherElminia albicauda

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

179Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
180Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

181Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

182/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

183/Eastern Olivaceous Warbler/Iduna pallida

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

184Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
185Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchella
186Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
187Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
188Gray-capped WarblerEminia lepida
189Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
190Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
191Winding Cisticola**Cisticola marginatus

 
Sylviid Warblers: Sylviidae

192/Eurasian Blackcap/Sylvia atricapilla
193Banded ParisomaSylvia boehmi

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

194Rufous ChattererTurdoides rubiginosa
195Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

196|Spotted Flycatcher|Muscicapa striata
197Grayish FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
198Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidus
199White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
200Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
201Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
202Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufa
203White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
204Collared Palm-ThrushCichladusa arquata
205Spotted Morning-ThrushCichladusa guttata
206/White-throated Robin/Irania gutturalis
207/Common Nightingale/Luscinia megarhynchos
208Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
209/Northern Wheatear/Oenanthe oenanthe
210Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubris
211/Pied Wheatear/Oenanthe pleschanka
212Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
213/Isabelline Wheatear/Oenanthe isabellina

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

214Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
215Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
216Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
217Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandti
218Ashy StarlingLamprotornis unicolor
219Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

220Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

221Eastern Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes orientalis
222Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
223Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
224Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
225Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
226Eastern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris mediocris
227Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellus
228Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
229Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

230Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
231/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
232African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
233African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
234/Tree Pipit/Anthus trivialis
235Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
236Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigula

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

237Southern CitrilCrithagra hypostictus
238Reichenow's SeedeaterCrithagra reichenowi
239Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

240Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

241House SparrowPasser domesticus
242Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus
243Chestnut SparrowPasser eminibey
244Yellow-spotted PetroniaGymnornis pyrgita

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

245White-headed Buffalo-WeaverDinemellia dinemelli
246Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalis
247Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
248Vitelline Masked-WeaverPloceus vitellinus
249Speke's WeaverPloceus spekei
250Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
251<Chestnut Weaver>Ploceus rubiginosus
252<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea quelea
253Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
254Black BishopEuplectes gierowii
255Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
256Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

257Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
258Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
259Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalus
260Blue-capped CordonbleuUraeginthus cyanocephalus
261Purple GrenadierGranatina ianthinogaster
262Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
263Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
264African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
265<Cut-throat>Amadina fasciata
266Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
267African SilverbillEuodice cantans

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

268Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
269Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaea
270Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
271Variable IndigobirdVidua funerea

 * 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