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DESCRIPTION

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

TANZANIA
LOCALE

Area (SqKm):2,850
Altitude (m):1020-1080
# Species*:494
# Excl Vagrants*:494
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:9
Species/100 SqKm*:17.3
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Savanna, Acacia woodland

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 
2Shelley's FrancolinScleroptera shelleyiRR 
3Red-necked FrancolinPternistis aferLC 
4Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minorRRNT
5Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugensRR 
6Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur aferRR 
7Kori BustardArdeotis kori NT
8Black CoucalCentropus grilliiLC 
9Abyssinian NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusRR 
10Mottled SpinetailTelacanthura ussheriLC 
11Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilusRR 
12African SwiftApus barbatusRR 
13Little SwiftApus affinis V
14Horus SwiftApus horusRR 
15African CrakeCrex egregiaLC 
16Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata EN
17Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum EN
18Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaLC 
19Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusRR 
20Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidusRRNT
21Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensisLC 
22Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa NT
23Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea NT
24Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus CR
25Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusLC 
26Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterusLC 
27African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris NT
28Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus NT
29Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventrisLC 
30SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius EN
31Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus EN
32White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis CR
33Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos EN
34Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus CR
35White-backed VultureGyps africanus CR
36Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli CR
37BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus EN
38Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus NT
39Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus EN
40Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiRR 
41Tawny EagleAquila rapax V
42Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis EN
43Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus NT
44Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullusLC 
45White-headed MousebirdColius leucocephalusRR 
46Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri V
47Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis EN
48Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naeviusLC 
49Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulusLC 
50Pallid HoneyguideIndicator meliphilusRR 
51Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquusLC 
52Mountain Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus spodocephalusRR 
53Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera NT
54Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus NT
55Sooty FalconFalco concolor V
56Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus EN
57Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeriRRNT
58Yellow-collared LovebirdAgapornis personatusNE 
59African BroadbillSmithornis capensisLC 
60Rosy-patched BushshrikeRhodophoneus cruentusRR 
61Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisiRR 
62Red-throated TitMelaniparus fringillinusNE 
63Pink-breasted LarkCalendulauda poecilosternaRR 
64Short-tailed LarkPseudalaemon fremantliiRR 
65Eastern NicatorNicator gularisRR 
66Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyuraRR 
67Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchellaRR 
68Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythropteraRR 
69Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberransRR 
70Tiny CisticolaCisticola nanaRR 
71Upcher's WarblerHippolais languidaRR 
72Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopygaLC 
73Rufous ChattererArgya rubiginosaRR 
74Northern Pied-BabblerTurdoides hypoleucaNE 
75Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiNE 
76Ashy StarlingLamprotornis unicolorNE 
77Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaRR 
78Familiar ChatOenanthe familiarisLC 
79Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisNE 
80Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalisLC 
81Rufous-tailed WeaverHisturgops ruficaudaE 
82Speke's WeaverPloceus spekeiRR 
83Black BishopEuplectes gierowiiLC 
84African SilverbillEuodice cantansRR 
85QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollisRR 
86Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareiaLC 
87Variable IndigobirdVidua funereaRR 
88Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusNE 
89Parrot-billed SparrowPasser gongonensisRR 
90Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicusNE 
91Yellow-spotted Bush SparrowGymnornis pyrgitaRR 
92White WagtailMotacilla albaRR 
93Long-billed PipitAnthus similisRR 
94Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigulaRR 
95Southern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra buchananiNE 
96Somali BuntingEmberiza poliopleuraRR 

 * 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