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KENYA BIRDING TRIP REPORT

TRIP REPORT
KENYA

Start:12/10/2012
End:12/29/2012
Duration:20 days
#Species:517
#Endemics:15
#Heard Only:21

2012 Kenya Birding & Mammal Safari

TARGET BIRDS FOR TOUR

List of target birds for locations visited on this tour along with which target species were acually seen. Target birds are those we can see only at one or two sites or are range-restricted, endemic, or near endemic in the country. The location column indicates where species was seen on the tour. If blank, the species wasn't seen. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

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1White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusSSMG,MP
2Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaSSMG
3Elgon FrancolinScleroptera elgonensisOS 
4Shelley's FrancolinScleroptera shelleyiOS 
5Jackson's SpurfowlPternistis jacksoniUSKABER
6Red-necked SpurfowlPternistis aferSSMM
7Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusOSMG
8Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalisUS 
9Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteiniiSS 
10Denham's BustardNeotis denhamiRS 
11Great Blue TuracoCorythaeola cristataSSKF
12Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowiSS 
13Black-billed TuracoTauraco schuettiiRS 
14White-crested TuracoTauraco leucolophusUSKV
15Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurusUS 
16Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusUSBG,KV,LV
17Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensisSS 
18\Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo\Cercococcyx montanusRS 
19Montane NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalusSS 
20Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilusUSKCRL
21White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraRS 
22Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusOSMM
23Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalisSSBG
24Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventrisUS 
25Olive IbisBostrychia olivaceaRS 
26Hemprich's HornbillLophoceros hemprichiiUS 
27Jackson's HornbillTockus jacksoniASLB
28Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricaUSKF,KIT,SS
29Blue-headed Bee-eaterMerops muelleriSS 
30Blue-breasted Bee-eaterMerops variegatusSS 
31Yellow-billed BarbetTrachyphonus purpuratusSSKF,SS
32Gray-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonaparteiUSKF,MM
33Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusUSGF,KCRL,KF,MM
34Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconusOSBG
35Yellow-spotted BarbetBuccanodon duchailluiUSKF
36Hairy-breasted BarbetTricholaema hirsutaOS 
37Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalitoUSLV
38Cassin's HoneyguideProdotiscus insignisOS 
39Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiaeOS 
40Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisSSKF
41Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisUSMM
42Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerChloropicus poecilolaemusRSKF
43Golden-crowned WoodpeckerChloropicus xantholophusSS 
44African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertaeSSKV,NNP,SS
45Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroliUS 
46Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosaOS 
47Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautiiOS 
48Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniRS 
49Fox KestrelFalco alopexSS 
50Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusSSBG
51Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeriSSNNP
52Yellow-collared LovebirdAgapornis personatusOS 
53Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacusRS 
54Red-fronted ParrotPoicephalus gulielmiUSKCRL,MK
55African BroadbillSmithornis capensisSSKF
56Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petitiUSKF
57Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoeniceaRS 
58Western Black-headed OrioleOriolus brachyrhynchusUS 
59Black-tailed OrioleOriolus percivaliUSGF,KCRL
60Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaUSBG,KF
61Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castaneaSS 
62Jameson's Wattle-eyePlatysteira jamesoniSSKF
63Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyePlatysteira concretaOS 
64Gray-crested HelmetshrikePrionops poliolophusUS 
65African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatusSS 
66Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensisUSKF
67Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiUSKF,SS
68Papyrus GonolekLaniarius mufumbiriUSLV
69Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiUSKF
70Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerSS 
71Magpie ShrikeLanius melanoleucaOS 
72Somali FiscalLanius somalicusOS 
73Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoniSSKF
74Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurusUSKV,LB
75Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigasterOS 
76Dusky Crested-FlycatcherElminia nigromitrataSS 
77Dusky TitMelaniparus funereusUSKF
78Red-throated TitMelaniparus fringillinusUS 
79Somali Short-toed LarkAlaudala somalicaOS 
80Eastern NicatorNicator gularisRS 
81Green CrombecSylvietta virensSS 
82Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalisSSNNP
83Green HyliaHylia prasinaSSKF
84Turner's EremomelaEremomela turneriUS 
85White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogonUSKF
86Miombo Wren-WarblerCalamonastes undosusOS 
87Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronotaUS 
88Brown-tailed Apalis**Apalis viridicepsUS 
89Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisSSKF
90Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephalaRS 
91Karamoja ApalisApalis karamojaeRS 
92Banded PriniaPrinia bairdiiRS 
93Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythropteraOS 
94Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufusSSKF
95Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralisUS 
96Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbiSSKF
97Hunter's CisticolaCisticola hunteriASKABER,KCRL,KP
98Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberransRS 
99Boran CisticolaCisticola bodessaOS 
100Carruthers's CisticolaCisticola carruthersiUS 
101Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniensSSKV,MG,SS
102Aberdare CisticolaCisticola aberdareUSMG
103Tabora CisticolaCisticola angusticaudaRS 
104Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresiiSSMG
105Papyrus Yellow-WarblerCalamonastides gracilirostrisRS 
106Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescensUSLV
107Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopeziRS 
108/Montane Blue Swallow/Hirundo atrocaeruleaSS 
109Red-tailed BristlebillBleda syndactylusSS 
110Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisSSKF
111Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissimaUSKF
112Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorOS 
113Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollisSSXFER1
114Gray GreenbulEurillas gracilisOS 
115Ansorge's GreenbulEurillas ansorgeiUS 
116Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostrisSS 
117Little GreenbulEurillas virensSSKF
118Toro Olive-GreenbulPhyllastrephus hypochlorisOS 
119Uganda Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus budongoensisUSKF
120Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescensSS 
121Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennisOS 
122Scaly-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis albipectusSS 
123Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejusUSLB
124Northern Pied-BabblerTurdoides hypoleucaUSNNP,XFER2
125Bristle-crowned StarlingOnychognathus salvadoriiUSLB
126Abbott's StarlingPoeoptera femoralisSSKCRL
127Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanniUSKF
128Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenrickiSSKCRL
129Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandtiSSMM,NNP
130Splendid StarlingLamprotornis splendidusSS 
131Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterusSS 
132White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensisOSKF
133Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyiSS 
134Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquaticaUS 
135Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbeusRS 
136Chapin's FlycatcherFraseria lenduOSKF
137Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioidesUSKF,KIT,MM
138Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubiSS 
139Blue-shouldered Robin-ChatCossypha cyanocampterOSKF
140Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufaOSNNP
141Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapillaOSKF
142Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephalaUSKF
143Gray-winged Robin-ChatSheppardia poliopteraOSKF
144Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialisOSKF
145Moorland ChatPinarochroa sordidaSS 
146Sooty ChatMyrmecocichla nigraASMM
147Familiar ChatOenanthe familiarisSS 
148Brown-tailed ChatOenanthe scotocercaUSLB
149Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisSSKABER
150Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostrisSSKF
151Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescensSSKF
152Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosaSSKABER,MG
153Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygiusUS 
154Orange-tufted SunbirdCinnyris bouvieriRS 
155White-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis albirostrisASKV,LB
156Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollisSSKF
157Little WeaverPloceus luteolusUSLB
158Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelniUSLV
159Northern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus castanopsUSSS
160Northern Masked-WeaverPloceus taeniopterusASLB
161Heuglin's Masked-WeaverPloceus heugliniOS 
162Vieillot's Black WeaverPloceus nigerrimusUSKF
163Forest WeaverPloceus bicolorUSKF
164Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusUS 
165Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanusOS 
166Black BishopEuplectes gierowiiSS 
167Marsh WidowbirdEuplectes hartlaubiSS 
168Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneUSGF
169Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflavaOS 
170White-breasted NegritaNigrita fusconotusUS 
171Black-faced WaxbillBrunhilda erythronotosOS 
172Black-cheeked WaxbillBrunhilda charmosynaOS 
173Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnulaUSKF
174Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicolaUS 
175Black-rumped WaxbillEstrilda troglodytesSS 
176<Cut-throat>Amadina fasciataSS 
177Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapillaUSKF,LV
178Brown TwinspotClytospiza monteiriSS 
179Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta raraSS 
180Bar-breasted FirefinchLagonosticta rufopictaUSBG
181Parrot-billed SparrowPasser gongonensisUSKV,LB
182Swahili SparrowPasser suahelicusSS 
183Cape WagtailMotacilla capensisUSMG,MK,MP
184Sharpe's LongclawMacronyx sharpeiSSKP,MG
185Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigulaOSNNP
186Papyrus CanaryCrithagra koliensisSS 
187Gray-chested BabblerKakamega poliothoraxSS 

 

 *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.

BIRDING LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

CodeDescription##
//Boreal Visitor0
\\Austral Visitor0
||Transient0
##Non-breeding Dispersal0
<>Erratic/Irregular0
()Breeding Season Only0
{}Casual/Vagrant0
[]Accidental0

LIKELIHOOD CODES
FOR SPECIES SEEN

CodeDescription##
ASAlways Seen5
USUsually Seen46
SSSometimes Seen36
OSOccasionally Seen13
RSRarely Seen4

Species counts in code tables depend on completeness of the data. For some countries or locales, data may not include all species or information on species presence may be incomplete.