Altitude (m):1675-2285
# Species:605
# Excl Vagrants:605
# Endemics:5
# Near Endemics:14
Habitat: Savanna, swamp, woodland, forest, alkaline lake


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 excluding vagrants and accidentals. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

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1Cape TealAnas capensisRR 
2Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaRREN
3Eastern Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucheraniNE 
4Shelley's FrancolinScleroptera shelleyiRR 
5Gray-breasted SpurfowlPternistis rufopictusE 
6Red-necked SpurfowlPternistis aferLC 
7&Lesser FlamingolPhoenicoparrus minor V
8Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugensRR 
9Kori BustardArdeotis kori NT
10Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowiRR 
11Hartlaub's TuracoTauraco hartlaubiRR 
12Black CoucalCentropus grilliiLC 
13Montane NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusRR 
14Mottled SpinetailTelacanthura ussheriLC 
15Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilusRR 
16African SwiftApus barbatusRR 
17(Horus Swift)Apus horusRR 
18(African Crake)Crex egregiaLC 
19Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
20Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaLC 
21Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusRR 
22/Eurasian Curlew/Numenius arquata NT
23/Black-tailed Godwit/Limosa limosa NT
24/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferruginea NT
25Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterusLC 
26Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusLC 
27|Black-winged Pratincole|Glareola nordmanniRRNT
28African Woolly-necked StorkCiconia microscelis NT
29ShoebillBalaeniceps rexRRV
30Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventrisLC 
31\Malagasy Pond-Heron\Ardeola idae EN
32SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius EN
33Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatusRRNT
34Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus EN
35White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis CR
36Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos EN
37Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus CR
38White-backed VultureGyps africanus CR
39Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli CR
40BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus EN
41Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascensRR 
42Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
43Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus EN
44Tawny EagleAquila rapax V
45/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensis EN
46/Imperial Eagle/Aquila heliacaRRV
47/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus NT
48Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullusLC 
49Rufous-chested SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventrisRR 
50Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus NT
51/Long-legged Buzzard/Buteo rufinusRR 
52White-headed MousebirdColius leucocephalusRR 
53White-headed WoodhoopoePhoeniculus bolleiRR 
54Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateriLCV
55Tanzanian Red-billed HornbillTockus ruahaeE 
56Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maximaLC 
57Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops oreobatesRR 
58Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naeviusLC 
59White-eared BarbetStactolaema leucotisRR 
60Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiaeLC 
61Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulusLC 
62African Gray WoodpeckerDendropicos goertaeRR 
63Mountain Gray WoodpeckerDendropicos spodocephalusRR 
64Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquusLC 
65Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera NT
66|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor V
67Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeri NT
68Yellow-collared LovebirdAgapornis personatusE 
69Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmiRR 
70Purple-throated CuckooshrikeCampephaga quiscalinaRR 
71Rosy-patched BushshrikeRhodophoneus cruentusRR 
72Cape CrowCorvus capensisRR 
73White-tailed Blue FlycatcherElminia albicaudaRR 
74Red-throated TitMelaniparus fringillinusNE 
75Beesley's Lark**Chersomanes beesleyiE 
76Pink-breasted LarkCalendulauda poecilosternaRR 
77Red-winged LarkMirafra hypermetraRR 
78Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaRR 
79&Short-tailed LarklPseudalaemon fremantliiRR 
80Somali Short-toed LarkAlaudala somalicaRR 
81Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyuraRR 
82Gray ApalisApalis cinereaRR 
83Brown-headed ApalisApalis alticolaRR 
84Gray-capped WarblerEminia lepidaRR 
85Wailing CisticolaCisticola laisRR 
86Stout CisticolaCisticola robustusRR 
87Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopygaLC 
88Northern BrownbulPhyllastrephus strepitansRR 
89Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirensRR 
90Brown ParisomaCurruca lugensRR 
91Mbulu White-eyeZosterops mbuluensisNE 
92Kilimanjaro White-eyeZosterops eurycricotusE 
93Northern Pied-BabblerTurdoides hypoleucaNE 
94Sharpe's StarlingPholia sharpiiRR 
95Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenrickiNE 
96Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiNE 
97Ashy StarlingLamprotornis unicolorNE 
98Fischer's StarlingLamprotornis fischeriRR 
99Abyssinian Ground-ThrushGeokichla piaggiaeRR 
100Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufaRR 
101Little Rock-ThrushMonticola rufocinereusRR 
102Moorland ChatPinarochroa sordidaRR 
103Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
104Familiar ChatOenanthe familiarisLC 
105Tacazze SunbirdNectarinia tacazzeRR 
106Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowiRR 
107Eastern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris mediocrisNE 
108Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalisLC 
109Rufous-tailed WeaverHisturgops ruficaudaNE 
110Black-capped Social-WeaverPseudonigrita cabanisiRR 
111Little WeaverPloceus luteolusLC 
112Taveta Golden-WeaverPloceus castaneicepsNE 
113Black BishopEuplectes gierowiiLC 
114Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoniNENT
115Abyssinian CrimsonwingCryptospiza salvadoriiRR 
116Gray-headed NigritaNigrita canicapillusRR 
117Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatusLC 
118Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareiaLC 
119Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
120Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicusNE 
121/White Wagtail/Motacilla albaRR 
122Bush PipitAnthus cafferLC 
123Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeRR 
124Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceusLC 
125Southern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra buchananiNE 


 *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.



//Boreal Visitor19
\\Austral Visitor4
##Non-breeding Dispersal0
()Breeding Season Only3


NENear Endemic31
RRRestricted Range277


NTNear Threatened13
CRCritically Endangered4

Species counts in code tables depend on completeness of the data. For some countries or locales, data may not include all species or information on species presence may be incomplete.