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DESCRIPTION

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

TANZANIA
LOCALE

Area (SqKm):14,763
Altitude ():m
# Species*:543
# Excl Vagrants*:542
# 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.*

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1Cape TealAnas capensisRR 
2Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaRRV
3Red-winged FrancolinScleroptera levaillantiiRR 
4Shelley's FrancolinScleroptera shelleyiRR 
5Gray-breasted FrancolinPternistis rufopictusE 
6Red-necked FrancolinPternistis aferLC 
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 
19Little SwiftApus affinis V
20Horus SwiftApus horusRR 
21African CrakeCrex egregiaLC 
22Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata EN
23Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
24Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaLC 
25White-headed LapwingVanellus albicepsRR 
26Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusRR 
27White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatusRR 
28Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidusRRNT
29Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata NT
30Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
31Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea NT
32Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusLC 
33African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris NT
34Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus NT
35SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius EN
36Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatusRRNT
37Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus EN
38White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis CR
39Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos EN
40Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus CR
41White-backed VultureGyps africanus CR
42Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli CR
43BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus EN
44Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
45Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus EN
46Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiRR 
47Tawny EagleAquila rapax V
48Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis EN
49Imperial EagleAquila heliacaRRV
50Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
51Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullusLC 
52Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri V
53Tanzanian Red-billed HornbillTockus ruahaeE 
54Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaRR 
55Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maximaLC 
56Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis EN
57Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops oreobatesRR 
58Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naeviusLC 
59Usambiro Barbet**Trachyphonus usambiroNE 
60Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatusRR 
61Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulusLC 
62Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquusLC 
63African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertaeRR 
64Mountain Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus spodocephalusRR 
65Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera NT
66Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus NT
67Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus EN
68Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeriRRNT
69Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmiRR 
70Purple-throated CuckooshrikeCampephaga quiscalinaRR 
71Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaRR 
72Western Black-headed BatisBatis erlangeriRR 
73Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophusNENT
74Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogasterRR 
75Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisiRR 
76Cape CrowCorvus capensisRR 
77Red-throated TitMelaniparus fringillinusNE 
78Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaRR 
79Short-tailed LarkPseudalaemon fremantliiRR 
80Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchellaRR 
81Karamoja ApalisApalis karamojaeNEV
82Gray-capped WarblerEminia lepidaRR 
83Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberransRR 
84Pectoral-patch CisticolaCisticola brunnescensRR 
85Mountain Yellow-WarblerIduna similisRR 
86Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufaRR 
87Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopygaLC 
88Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRR 
89Rufous ChattererArgya rubiginosaRR 
90Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiNE 
91Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquaticaRR 
92Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioidesRR 
93Little Rock-ThrushMonticola rufocinereusRR 
94Sooty ChatMyrmecocichla nigraRR 
95Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsRR 
96Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaRR 
97Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisNE 
98Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowiRR 
99Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercusRR 
100Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalisLC 
101Rufous-tailed WeaverHisturgops ruficaudaE 
102Little WeaverPloceus luteolusLC 
103Speke's WeaverPloceus spekeiRR 
104Black BishopEuplectes gierowiiLC 
105Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoniNENT
106African SilverbillEuodice cantansRR 
107QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollisRR 
108Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareiaLC 
109Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
110Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicusNE 
111Yellow-spotted Bush SparrowGymnornis pyrgitaRR 
112Long-billed PipitAnthus similisRR 
113Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigulaRR 
114Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeRR 
115Southern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra buchananiNE 
116Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatusRR 

 * 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.

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