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KENYA BIRDING TRIP REPORT

2012 Kenya Birding & Mammal Safari

TRIP REPORT
KENYA

Start:12/10/2012
End:12/29/2012
Duration:20 days
#Species:518
#Endemics:14
#Heard Only:21

Bird Checklist

List of bird species seen or heard during the tour. The table indicates 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.* See sidebar for meaning of location codes and symbols associated with common names.
h = heard only; g = seen by guide only

color codes

1Hildebrandt's Francolin hildebrandtiLNK
2Red-necked Francolin aferMM

 
Ostriches: Struthionidae

3Common OstrichStruthio camelusLB,LNK,MG,MM
NNP

 
Ducks: Anatidae

4White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataLNK,MP
5Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorMP
6White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusMG,MP
7Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotosXFER1
8Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaLNK,MG,MK,MM
MP,NNP
9Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensisNNP
10/Eurasian Wigeon/Anas penelopeSS
11Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulataLNAI,LNK,MG
MP
12/Northern Shoveler/Anas clypeataLNK,MP
13Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhynchaLNK,MG,MP
14Hottentot TealAnas hottentotaLNAI,LNK,MG
MP
15Cape TealAnas capensisLNK
16\Southern Pochard\Netta erythrophthalmaLNK,MG,MP
17Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaMG

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

18Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisLNK,MM,NNP
19Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucheraniMM,SSh

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

20Common QuailCoturnix coturnixMGh
21Scaly FrancolinPternistis squamatusKCRL
22Jackson's FrancolinPternistis jacksoniKABER
23Yellow-necked FrancolinPternistis leucoscepusNNP
24Crested FrancolinFrancolinus sephaenaKV,LB
25Coqui FrancolinPeliperdix coquiLNKh
26Red-winged FrancolinScleroptera levaillantiiMM

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

27Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisLNAI,LNK,MG
MP
28Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusMG

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

29Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusLNK
30<Lesser Flamingo>Phoenicoparrus minorLNAI,LNK

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

31African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerusLV,XFER1
32/Black Stork/Ciconia nigraLNK
33/White Stork/Ciconia ciconiaLNK
34Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensisLNK,NNP
35Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumeniferKML,KP,LNAI
LNK,MM,NNP
36Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibisBG,LNAI,LNK
MG,MM,MP,NNP
SS

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

37Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusLB,LNAI,LNK
MP,SS
38Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboLB,LNAI,LNK
MG,MP

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

39African DarterAnhinga rufaLB

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

40Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusLNAI,LNK
41Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescensLNAI

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

42HamerkopScopus umbrettaBG,KP,LB,LNAI
LNK,LV,MG,MM
MP,NNP

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

43Gray HeronArdea cinereaLB,LNAI,LNK
MG,MP,NNP
XFER1
44Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephalaBG,LNAI,LNK
MG,MM,MP,NNP
SS,XFER1
XFER2
45Goliath HeronArdea goliathLB
46Purple HeronArdea purpureaLB,LNAI,NNP
47Great EgretArdea albaLNAI,LNK,LV
MP,XFER1
48Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermediaLNAI,LNK,MG
49Little EgretEgretta garzettaLNAI,LNK,MP
XFER1
50Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularisMP
51Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisBG,KV,LB,LNAI
LNK,MG,MM,MP
NNP,XFER1
52Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesLB,LNAI,MG
53Striated HeronButorides striataLB,LV,MP,NNP
54Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxLB,LNAI,MG
NNP

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

55Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusLB,LNAI,LNK
LV,MP
56Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusLB,LNAI,LNK
LV,MG,MP,NNP
SS,XFER1
57Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedashKABER,KCRL,LB
LNAI,LNK,LV
MG,MP,NNP,SS
XFER1
58African SpoonbillPlatalea albaLNK,MM,NNP
XFER1

 
Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae

59Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentariusMM,NNP

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

60Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleusMM,NNP
61African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typusMM
62Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensisLV
63Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusMM
64White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisMM
65Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosNNP
66Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusMM
67White-backed VultureGyps africanusMM,NNP
68BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusMM,NNP
69Black-breasted Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralisKML,MM
70Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereusMM
71Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatusKCRL,KF
72Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusMM
73Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalisBG,KABER,KV
LNK,MK,SS
74/Lesser Spotted Eagle/Clanga pomarinaMM
75Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergiKV,MM,NNP,SS
76Tawny EagleAquila rapaxNNP
77/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensisMM,NNP
78Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxiiLB
79Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicusXFER1g
80Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabatesLB
81/Eurasian Marsh-Harrier/Circus aeruginosusMG,MP
82/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourusNNP
83ShikraAccipiter badiusKV,LB,LV
84Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullusLNAI,NNP
85Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucusKABER,LNAI,SS
86/Black Kite/Milvus migransBG,KF,LV,MP
NNP,SS
87Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptiusLV,NNP
88African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vociferKV,LB,LNAI,LV
NNP
89|Common Buzzard|Buteo buteoLNK,MM,NNP
90Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilusMK
91Augur BuzzardButeo augurKF,KP,KV,LNK
MG,MM,MP,NNP
XFER1,XFER2

 
Bustards: Otididae

92Kori BustardArdeotis koriNNP
93White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensisMM,NNP
94Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogasterMM
95Hartlaub's BustardLissotis hartlaubiiNNP

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

96African RailRallus caerulescensKV,NNPh,SS
97Black CrakeZapornia flavirostraLB,MG,SS
98African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensisMG,NNP
99Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusLB,LNAI,LNK
MG,MP
100Red-knobbed CootFulica cristataLNAI,LNK,MG
MP

 
Flufftails: Sarothruridae

101White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraKFh
102Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufaMGh

 
Cranes: Gruidae

103Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorumKV,LNK,MG,MM
MP,NNP,SS
XFER1

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

104Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusKF,LNAI,LNK
MP
105Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaLNK

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

106Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostrisXFER1
107Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatusLNAI,LNK,MM
MP,NNP,XFER1
108Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosusLNK,MM,NNP
XFER1
109Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatusMM,NNP
110Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallusMM
111Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuariusNNP
112/Common Ringed Plover/Charadrius hiaticulaLNK
113Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollarisLNK,NNP

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

114African JacanaActophilornis africanusLB,LNAI,MG,MM
MP,XFER1

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

115/Ruff/Calidris pugnaxLNK,MP
116/Temminck's Stint/Calidris temminckiiLNK,NNP
117African SnipeGallinago nigripennisKP,MG
118/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucosBG,LNAI,LNK
LV,MM,MP,NNP
119/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropusBG,LNK,MG,MK
NNP
120/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebulariaKCRL,LNK,MP
NNP
121/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilisLNAI,LNK,NNP
122/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareolaLNAI,LNK,MP
NNP

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

123Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusMM
124Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctusLB
125Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalisBG

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

126Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusLNAI,LNK
127/Gull-billed Tern/Gelochelidon niloticaLNAI,LNK
128/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterusLB,MP
129Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaLNAI,LNK,MG
MP

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

130Rock PigeonColumba liviaKIT,KP,XFER1
131Speckled PigeonColumba guineaKV,LB,SS
132Delegorgue's PigeonColumba delegorgueiKCRL
133Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugensKABER,MG
134Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiensKV,LB,LV
135Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquataGF,KABER,KCRL
KV,LNAI,LNK
LV,MG,MM,NNP
XFER2
136Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicolaKABER,KV,LNAI
LNK,MM,NNP,SS
XFER2
137Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisLB,LNKh,NNPh
138Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilosKCRL,LB,LNAIh
139Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur aferLV,SSh
140Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistriaGF,KF,LNK,LV
NNP
141Namaqua DoveOena capensisMM,NNP
142African Green-PigeonTreron calvusKF,LV,MM

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

143Great Blue TuracoCorythaeola cristataKF
144Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowiMMh
145White-crested TuracoTauraco leucolophusKV
146Hartlaub's TuracoTauraco hartlaubiGF,KABER,KCRL
MK,NNP
147Ross's TuracoMusophaga rossaeKF,KV,MM
148Bare-faced Go-away-birdCorythaixoides personatusMM
149White-bellied Go-away-birdCorythaixoides leucogasterKV,LB

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

150Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitariusNNP
151Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusBG,KV,LV,SSh
152White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosusBG,LB,LV,MM
NNP
153YellowbillCeuthmochares aereusKF
154Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaasKF,LNAI
155African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreusKCRL,KF,NNP
SS
156Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx capriusLNAI,NNP

 
Owls: Strigidae

157African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensisLB
158Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotisLB
159Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanusLB
160Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteusLB,MK
161Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatumLB

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

162Star-spotted NightjarCaprimulgus stellatusLB
163Slender-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus clarusLB

 
Swifts: Apodidae

164Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilusKCRL
165Nyanza SwiftApus niansaeKABER,LNK
166African SwiftApus barbatusKV
167Little SwiftApus affinisKF,MM,NNP
XFER1,XFER2
168/Horus Swift/Apus horusKCRL,MM,NNP
169African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvusBG,LNK,LV
NNPg

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

170Speckled MousebirdColius striatusBG,GF,KABER
KCRL,KF,LB
LNAI,LNK,LV
MK,MM,NNP,SS
XFER1
171Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourusKV,LB,NNP

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

172Narina TrogonApaloderma narinaMMh
173Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatumGF,KCRLh

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

174/Eurasian Hoopoe/Upupa epopsLNK
175African Hoopoe**Upupa africanaLNAI,LNK

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitar-bills: Phoeniculidae

176Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureusLB,LNAI,LNK
SS
177White-headed WoodhoopoePhoeniculus bolleiKF
178Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelasLNK
179Abyssinian ScimitarbillRhinopomastus minorKV

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

180Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateriMM,XFER1
181Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatusMM
182Hemprich's HornbillLophoceros hemprichiiLBh
183African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutusKV,LNK,MM
XFER1
184Northern Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchusKIT,KV,LB
185Jackson's HornbillTockus jacksoniLB
186Von der Decken's HornbillTockus deckeniKV
187Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevisGF,KCRL,MK
188Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaKF,KIT,SS

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

189Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatusBG,LB,LNAI,LV
MM,NNP,SS
XFER1
190African Pygmy-KingfisherIspidina pictaKF,LB
191Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephalaLB,LNK,XFER1
XFER2
192Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensisBG,LB,LV,SS
XFER1
193Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicutiLNK,NNP
194Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maximaLNAI
195Pied KingfisherCeryle rudisLB,LNAI,LNK
LV,MM,MP
XFER1

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

196White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoidesLNK,LV
197Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillusBG,MM,NNP
198Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops oreobatesKABER,KCRL,KF
NNP
199/White-throated Bee-eater/Merops albicollisBG,KF,LV
XFER1
200|European Bee-eater|Merops apiasterKF,KV,LV,MM
NNP,SS

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

201Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatusLB,LNK,MM
XFER1
202Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusSS

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

203Yellow-billed BarbetTrachyphonus purpuratusKF,SS
204Red-and-yellow BarbetTrachyphonus erythrocephalusKV,LB
205D'Arnaud's BarbetTrachyphonus darnaudiiKV,LB
206Usambiro Barbet**Trachyphonus usambiroMM
207Gray-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonaparteiKF,MM
208Moustached TinkerbirdPogoniulus leucomystaxMK
209Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusGF,KCRL,KF,MM
210Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillusLB
211Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconusBG
212Yellow-spotted BarbetBuccanodon duchailluiKF
213Red-fronted BarbetTricholaema diademataLB,NNP
214Spot-flanked BarbetTricholaema lacrymosaMM
215White-headed BarbetLybius leucocephalusMM,NNP
216Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalitoLV
217Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatusKF,KV,LV

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

218Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulusNNP
219Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisKF
220Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minorLB
221Scaly-throated HoneyguideIndicator variegatusLNKh
222Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicatorLNKh,MKh

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

223Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisMM
224Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubicaKV,LB,LNAI
LNK,LV
225Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerDendropicos poecilolaemusKF
226Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescensGF,KF,LNK,NNP
227Bearded WoodpeckerDendropicos namaquusGF,KF,LNK
228African Gray WoodpeckerDendropicos goertaeKV,NNP,SS
229Mountain Gray WoodpeckerDendropicos spodocephalusLB,LNAI,LNK

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

230Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatusLB
231/Eurasian Kestrel/Falco tinnunculusKP
232Gray KestrelFalco ardosiaceusLV,MM
233Lanner FalconFalco biarmicusLB,LNK

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

234Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusBG
235Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeriNNP

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

236Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmiKCRL,MK
237Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeriKV,LB,LV

 
African and Green Broadbill: Calyptomenidae

238African BroadbillSmithornis capensisKF

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

239Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaBG,KF
240Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltataSS
241Jameson's Wattle-eyePlatysteira jamesoniKF
242Chinspot BatisBatis molitorGF,KF,MM,NNP
243Black-headed BatisBatis minorKVh
244Pygmy BatisBatis perkeoLB

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

245White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatusKV,LNK

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

246BrubruNilaus aferLB,MM,NNP
247Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensisKV,LB,SS
248Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cublaMK,MM,NNP
249Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensisKF
250Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalusMM
251Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australisKF
252Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiKF,SS
253Tropical BoubouLaniarius majorGF,KABER,KCRL
LNAI,LNK,MK
MM,NNP,SS
254Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogasterBG,KVh,LV
255Papyrus GonolekLaniarius mufumbiriLV
256Slate-colored BoubouLaniarius funebrisLB
257Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiKF
258Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectusKV,LNAI,SS
259Black-fronted BushshrikeTelophorus nigrifronsGF

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

260Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesiaGF,MK,SS
261Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiKF
262Purple-throated CuckooshrikeCampephaga quiscalinaSS

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

263Gray-backed FiscalLanius excubitoroidesKABER,LNAI
LNK,MM
264Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisiNNP
265Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoniKF
266Northern FiscalLanius humeralisBG,KV,LNK,LV
MG,MM,NNP
XFER2

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

267African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatusKIT,KV,LB
LNKh,SS
268Black-tailed OrioleOriolus percivaliGF,KCRL

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

269Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigiiKF
270Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilisKV,LB,LNAI
LNK,MM,XFER2

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

271African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridisGF,KF,KV,LB
LNK,MK,MM,NNP
SS

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

272PiapiacPtilostomus aferBG
273Cape CrowCorvus capensisKABER,KP
274Pied CrowCorvus albusBG,GF,KABER
KCRL,KML,KP
KV,LNAI,LNK
MG,MM,NNP,SS
XFER1,XFER2
275Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurusKV,LB

 
Larks: Alaudidae

276Fischer's Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucopareiaNNP
277Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africanaMM,NNP
278Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomeaMM
279Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaMM,NNP

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

280Plain MartinRiparia paludicolaKABER,KV,LNAI
LNK,LV,MG,MP
NNP
281/Bank Swallow/Riparia ripariaMG
282Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligulaKV,LNK,MK,NNP
283Angola SwallowHirundo angolensisLV
284Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithiiLV
285Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaLB,MM,NNP,SS
286Lesser Striped-SwallowCecropis abyssinicaLV,MM
287Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufaMM
288Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensisKCRL,SS
289White-headed SawwingPsalidoprocne albicepsKF
290Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristopteraGF,KABER,KCRL
MK,MM,NNP
291Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopygaKV,SS

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

292African Blue-FlycatcherElminia longicaudaBG,KF,LV,MM
SS
293White-tailed Crested-FlycatcherElminia albonotataKCRLh

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

294White-bellied TitMelaniparus albiventrisGF,KABER,KIT
KML,KV,LNAI
LV,MM,NNP
XFER1,XFER2h
295Dusky TitMelaniparus funereusKF
296Somali TitMelaniparus thruppiLB

 
Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

297Mouse-colored Penduline-TitAnthoscopus musculusLB

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

298Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunusXFER2h
299Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostrisKF
300Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylusKFh
301Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisKF
302Eastern Mountain-GreenbulArizelocichla nigricepsGF
303Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissimaKF
304Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollisXFER1
305Yellow-whiskered GreenbulEurillas latirostrisGF,KCRL,KF,SS
306Little GreenbulEurillas virensKF
307Northern BrownbulPhyllastrephus strepitansLB
308Cabanis's GreenbulPhyllastrephus cabanisiKCRL,KF,SS
309Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatusBG,GF,KCRL,KF
KV,LNAI,LNK
LV,MK,MM,NNP
SS,XFER1

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

310White-browed CrombecSylvietta leucophrysKF
311Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyuraLB
312Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytiiKV,MM,NNP
313Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalisNNP
314Green HyliaHylia prasinaKF

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

315Uganda Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus budongoensisKF
316Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirensKABER
317/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilusKV,LNAI,LNK

 
Reed-Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

318African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensisNNP
319Mountain Yellow-WarblerIduna similisKABER
320/Marsh Warbler/Acrocephalus palustrisXFER2
321Lesser Swamp-WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostrisLNAI,LV,MG,MP
NNP
322Greater Swamp-WarblerAcrocephalus rufescensLV

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

323Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopeziKCRLh
324Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeusGF,KABERh
KCRLh,MKh
325Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecalaKVh,SS

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

326Black-collared ApalisApalis pulchraGF,KCRL,KF,SS
327Black-throated ApalisApalis jacksoniGFh,KCRL
328Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavidaLNAI,NNP
329Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisKF
330Chestnut-throated ApalisApalis porphyrolaemaGF,KCRLh
331Gray ApalisApalis cinereaGFh,KCRL,KF
SS
332Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudataGF,KF,LNAI
NNP,SS
333Red-fronted WarblerUrorhipis rufifronsLB
334Miombo Wren-WarblerCalamonastes undosusMMh
335Gray Wren-WarblerCalamonastes simplexLB
336White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonKF
337Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythropsLV
338Singing CisticolaCisticola cantansNNP
339Trilling CisticolaCisticola woosnamiKMLh,MMh
340Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbiKF,SS
341Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteriKABER,KCRL,KP
342Boran CisticolaCisticola bodessaKVh
343Rattling CisticolaCisticola chinianaKABER,LNK,MM
NNP
344Wailing CisticolaCisticola laisKABER,LNK
345Winding Cisticola**Cisticola marginatusLV,MM,NNP
346Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniensKV,MG,SS
347Stout CisticolaCisticola robustusMM,NNP
348Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensisMM,NNP
349Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdareMG
350Siffling CisticolaCisticola brachypterusNNP
351Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidisNNP
352Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulusNNP
353Pectoral-patch CisticolaCisticola brunnescensMM
354Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresiiMG
355Gray-capped WarblerEminia lepidaNNP,SS
356Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufusKF

 
Sylviid Warblers: Sylviidae

357African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinicaGFh,MKh
358/Eurasian Blackcap/Sylvia atricapillaGF,KCRL,KF,LV
SS
359/Garden Warbler/Sylvia borinKCRL,MK,MM
360Brown WarblerSylvia lugensNNP

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

361African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensisKF,LNAI,SS
362Broad-ringed White-eyeZosterops poliogastrusGF,KABER,KCRL
NNP
363White-breasted White-eyeZosterops abyssinicusNNP

 
Fulvetta and Ground Babblers: Pellorneidae

364Scaly-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis albipectusKFh

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

365Rufous ChattererTurdoides rubiginosaKIT,KV,LB
366Black-lored BabblerTurdoides sharpeiLV
367Northern Pied-BabblerTurdoides hypoleucaNNP,XFER2
368Hinde's Pied-BabblerTurdoides hindeiXFER2
369Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejusLB
370Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineiiLNAI,LNK

 
Hyliotas: Hyliotidae

371Southern HyliotaHyliota australisKF

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

372Dusky-brown FlycatcherMuscicapa adustaGF,KCRL,KF,MK
SS
373|Spotted Flycatcher|Muscicapa striataNNP
374Grayish FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchusLB
375Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbeusLBh
376Chapin's FlycatcherFraseria lenduKF
377Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioidesKF,KIT,MM
378Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelainaNNP
379White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeriGF,KABER,KCRL
KIT,LNAI,LNK
MK,NNP
380/Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin/Cercotrichas galactotesLB
381Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrysLNK,NNP
382Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffraXFER2
383Blue-shouldered Robin-ChatCossypha cyanocampterKF
384Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha poliopteraKF
385Ruppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufaNNP
386White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heugliniKIT,LNAI,MM
SS
387Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapillaKF
388Spotted Morning-ThrushCichladusa guttataKIT,KV,LB
XFER2h
389Brown-chested AlethePseudalethe poliocephalaKF
390Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialisKF
391|Thrush Nightingale|Luscinia lusciniaNNPh
392Little Rock-ThrushMonticola rufocinereusLNK
393/Whinchat/Saxicola rubetraNNP
394African StonechatSaxicola torquatusKCRL,KV,MP
XFER1
395Northern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla aethiopsLNAI,LNK
396Sooty ChatMyrmecocichla nigraMM
397Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventrisLB
398Brown-tailed ChatCercomela scotocercaLB
399/Northern Wheatear/Oenanthe oenantheMM,NNP
400Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisKABER
401/Pied Wheatear/Oenanthe pleschankaMM
402/Isabelline Wheatear/Oenanthe isabellinaKV

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

403White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensisKF
404Abyssinian Ground-ThrushGeokichla piaggiaeKABERh
405Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicusGF,KCRL,LNAI
LNK,MK,NNP
XFER2
406African ThrushTurdus peliosKF,LV,SS

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

407Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogasterMM
408Bristle-crowned StarlingOnychognathus salvadoriiLB
409Magpie StarlingSpeculipastor bicolorKV
410Abbott's StarlingPoeoptera femoralisKCRL
411Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanniKF
412Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenrickiKCRL
413Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiMM,NNP
414Rueppell's StarlingLamprotornis purpuropteraBG,KV,LNAI,LV
MM,NNP
415Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbusKABER,KV,LB
LNAI,LNK,MM
XFER2
416Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeusKV,LB,LNK,MM

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

417Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchusLNK,MM,XFER1
418Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanusMM

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

419Kenya Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes orientalisKV,LB
420Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostrisKF
421Collared SunbirdHedydipna collarisKF,LV,NNP,SS
422Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalisGF,KF,LNK
423Western Olive SunbirdCyanomitra obscuraKF
424Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescensKF
425Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystinaKF,KV,LNAI
LNK
426Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensisGF,KABER,KV
LNK,LV,MM,NNP
427Hunter's SunbirdChalcomitra hunteriLB
428Tacazze SunbirdNectarinia tacazzeKABER,MK
429Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensisKABER,KCRL,KF
LNAI,LNK,LV
MM,NNP
430Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosaKABER,MG
431Golden-winged SunbirdDrepanorhynchus reichenowiKABER,MG
432Northern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris reichenowiGF,KF
433Eastern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris mediocrisKABER,KCRL
434Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellusLB
435Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensisKV
436Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercusKF,LV
437Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustusGF,KF,KV,LNAI
MK,NNP,SS
XFER2

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

438/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flavaBG,LV,MG,MP
439Cape WagtailMotacilla capensisMG,MK,MP
440African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimpBG,KABER,KF
KV,LB,LNAI,LV
MM,NNP,SS
441African PipitAnthus cinnamomeusLNK,MG
442Long-billed PipitAnthus similisKV
443Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrysLNK,MM
444/Tree Pipit/Anthus trivialisLNAI
445Sharpe's LongclawHemimacronyx sharpeiKP,MG
446Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceusLNK,MM
447Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigulaNNP
448Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeMM,NNP

 
Buntings and New World Sparrows: Emberizidae

449Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisiKV,MM,NNP
450Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventrisMK,NNP

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

451Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceusKF
452Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertexMG
453Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicusLV,MM
454Southern CitrilSerinus hypostictusKIT,KV
455Reichenow's SeedeaterSerinus reichenowiLV,NNP
456White-bellied CanarySerinus dorsostriatusLB
457Brimstone CanarySerinus sulphuratusKABER,KV,NNP
458Streaky SeedeaterSerinus striolatusGF,KABER,KCRL
LNAI,MK,NNP
459Thick-billed SeedeaterSerinus burtoniKCRL,KF

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

460House SparrowPasser domesticusLB,NNP
461Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctusGF,KABER,LNAI
LNK,MP,NNP
462Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseusKF,KIT,KV,LB
LNK,MG,NNP,SS
463Parrot-billed SparrowPasser gongonensisKV,LB
464Yellow-spotted PetroniaPetronia pyrgitaKV

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

465White-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis albirostrisKV,LB
466White-headed Buffalo-WeaverDinemellia dinemelliKV,LB
467Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalisKML,MM
468White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahaliKV,LB,LNAI
NNP
469Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser superciliosusKV
470Gray-headed Social-WeaverPseudonigrita arnaudiMM
471Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollisKF
472Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubricepsKV,LNAI,MM
473Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafechtGF,KABER,KCRL
KF,KV,LNAI
LNK,LV,MG,MK
MM,MP,NNP,SS
474Little WeaverPloceus luteolusLB
475Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelniLV
476Black-necked WeaverPloceus nigricollisKF
477Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularisKCRL,LNAI,LNK
LV,SS
478Black-billed WeaverPloceus melanogasterKF,SS
479Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthopsLNAI,MP,NNP
SS
480Northern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus castanopsSS
481Northern Masked-WeaverPloceus taeniopterusLB
482Speke's WeaverPloceus spekeiGF,LNAI,LNK
483Vieillot's WeaverPloceus nigerrimusKF
484Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusLB,LV,MM
485Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalusLV
486<Golden-backed Weaver>Ploceus jacksoniLV
487Dark-backed Weaver
(Forest Weaver)
Ploceus bicolorKF
488Brown-capped WeaverPloceus insignisGF,KCRL,KF,SS
489<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea queleaMG,NNP
490Southern Red BishopEuplectes orixLV
491<Yellow-crowned Bishop>Euplectes aferNNP
492<Fire-fronted Bishop>Euplectes diadematusLV
493Yellow BishopEuplectes capensisKABER,MM,NNP
SS
494White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatusNNP
495Yellow-mantled WidowbirdEuplectes macrouraMM
496Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardensMM,NNP
497Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillarisKV,SS
498Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneGF
499Jackson's WidowbirdEuplectes jacksoniMG,NNP
500Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifronsMP,XFER2

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

501Gray-headed NegritaNigrita canicapillusKCRL,KF
502Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartiniaKCRL
503Abyssinian Crimson-wingCryptospiza salvadoriiKCRLg
504Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildGF,KF,LB,LNK
NNPg
505Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaKF
506Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaKF,LV
507Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalusKV,LB,LNK,MM
NNP
508Blue-capped CordonbleuUraeginthus cyanocephalusKV
509Purple GrenadierGranatina ianthinogasterKABER,KIT,KV
LB,LNAI,MM
NNP
510Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaLB
511Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegalaKIT,KV,LB,NNP
512Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopictaBG
513African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricataMM,NNP
514African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissaMM,SS
515Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullataBG,LV,NNP
516Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolorKCRL,NNP
517African SilverbillEuodice cantansNNP

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

518Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macrouraKCRL,MM,NNP

 * 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.

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