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DESCRIPTION

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

TANZANIA
LOCALE

Area (SqKm):14,763
Altitude ():m
# Species*:542
# Excl Vagrants*:541
# Endemics*:3
# Near Endemics*:10
Species/100 SqKm*:3.7
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Grassland, woodland, wetlands, lakes, kopjes

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

1Cape TealAnas capensisRR 
2Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaRRNT
3Gray-breasted FrancolinPternistis rufopictusE 
4Red-necked FrancolinPternistis aferLC 
5Red-winged FrancolinScleroptera levaillantiiRR 
6Shelley's FrancolinScleroptera shelleyiRR 
7Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minorRRNT
8Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusRR 
9Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugensRR 
10Kori BustardArdeotis kori NT
11Denham's BustardNeotis denhamiRRNT
12Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowiRR 
13Hartlaub's TuracoTauraco hartlaubiRR 
14Ross's TuracoMusophaga rossaeRR 
15Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurusRR 
16Black CoucalCentropus grilliiLC 
17Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilusRR 
18African SwiftApus barbatusRR 
19Horus SwiftApus horusRR 
20African CrakeCrex egregiaLC 
21Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
22Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaLC 
23White-headed LapwingVanellus albicepsRR 
24Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusRR 
25White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatusRR 
26Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidusRRNT
27Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata NT
28Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
29Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusLC 
30African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris NT
31Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus V
32SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius V
33Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatusRR 
34Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus EN
35White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis V
36Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos V
37Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus EN
38White-backed VultureGyps africanus EN
39Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli EN
40BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus NT
41Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
42Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus V
43Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiRR 
44Imperial EagleAquila heliacaRRV
45Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
46Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullusLC 
47Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri V
48Tanzanian Red-billed HornbillTockus ruahaeE 
49Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaRR 
50Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maximaLC 
51Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops oreobatesRR 
52European RollerCoracias garrulus NT
53Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naeviusLC 
54Usambiro Barbet**Trachyphonus usambiroNE 
55Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatusRR 
56Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulusLC 
57Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquusLC 
58African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertaeRR 
59Mountain Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus spodocephalusRR 
60Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus NT
61Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeriRRNT
62Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmiRR 
63Purple-throated CuckooshrikeCampephaga quiscalinaRR 
64Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaRR 
65Western Black-headed BatisBatis erlangeriRR 
66Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophusNENT
67Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogasterRR 
68Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisiRR 
69Cape CrowCorvus capensisRR 
70Red-throated TitMelaniparus fringillinusNE 
71Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaRR 
72Short-tailed LarkPseudalaemon fremantliiRR 
73Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchellaRR 
74Karamoja ApalisApalis karamojaeNEV
75Gray-capped WarblerEminia lepidaRR 
76Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberransRR 
77Pectoral-patch CisticolaCisticola brunnescensRR 
78Mountain Yellow-WarblerIduna similisRR 
79Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufaRR 
80Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopygaLC 
81Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRR 
82Rufous ChattererTurdoides rubiginosaRR 
83Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiNE 
84Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquaticaRR 
85Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioidesRR 
86Little Rock-ThrushMonticola rufocinereusRR 
87Sooty ChatMyrmecocichla nigraRR 
88Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
89Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaRR 
90Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisNE 
91Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowiRR 
92Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercusRR 
93Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalisLC 
94Rufous-tailed WeaverHisturgops ruficaudaE 
95Little WeaverPloceus luteolusLC 
96Speke's WeaverPloceus spekeiRR 
97Black BishopEuplectes gierowiiLC 
98Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoniNENT
99Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareiaLC 
100QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollisRR 
101African SilverbillEuodice cantansRR 
102Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
103Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicusNE 
104Yellow-spotted Bush SparrowGymnornis pyrgitaRR 
105Long-billed PipitAnthus similisRR 
106Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigulaRR 
107Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeRR 
108Southern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra buchananiNE 
109Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatusRR 

 * 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.

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