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

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.*

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

13Foxy LarkCalendulauda alopex
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/Sylvia nisoria

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

18Pale White-eyeZosterops abyssinicus

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

19Rufous ChattererTurdoides 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

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

 
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 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