Altitude (m):1450
# Species*:46
# Excl Vagrants*:46
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:3
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Arid scrub, gorge


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.*

color codes

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

1Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

2/Long-legged Buzzard/Buteo rufinus

Owls: Strigidae

3Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum

Hoopoes: Upupidae

4African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

5Abyssinian ScimitarbillRhinopomastus minor

Bee-eaters: Meropidae

6/White-throated Bee-eater/Merops albicollis

Rollers: Coraciidae

7Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius

African Barbets: Lybiidae

8Red-fronted BarbetTricholaema diademata

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

9Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus

Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

10Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

11Slate-colored BoubouLaniarius funebris

Shrikes: Laniidae

12Taita FiscalLanius dorsalis

Larks: Alaudidae

13Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoides
14Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

15Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis

Swallows: Hirundinidae

16Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

17/Barred Warbler/Curruca nisoria

White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

18Pale White-eyeZosterops abyssinicus

Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

19Rufous ChattererArgya rubiginosa

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

20African Gray FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
21Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
22/White-throated Robin/Irania gutturalis
23Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

24Eastern Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes orientalis
25Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellus

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

26Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalis
27Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
28Vitelline Masked-WeaverPloceus vitellinus
29Speke's WeaverPloceus spekei
30Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
31Black BishopEuplectes gierowii

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

32African SilverbillEuodice cantans
33Black-faced WaxbillBrunhilda erythronotos
34Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
35Purple GrenadierGranatina ianthinogaster
36Gray-headed SilverbillOdontospiza griseicapilla
37Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala

Indigobirds: Viduidae

38Steel-blue WhydahVidua hypocherina
39Straw-tailed WhydahVidua fischeri

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

40House SparrowPasser domesticus
41Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctus
42Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicus
43Chestnut SparrowPasser eminibey

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

44White-bellied CanaryCrithagra dorsostriatus
45Southern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra buchanani

Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

46Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi

 *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 Visitor4
\\Austral Visitor0
##Non-breeding Dispersal0
()Breeding Season Only0


NTNear Threatened0
CRCritically Endangered0

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.