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TANZANIA BIRDING TRIP REPORT

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TANZANIA

Start:06/01/2014
End:06/07/2014
Duration:7 days
#Species:206
#Endemics:12
#Heard Only:7

2014 Northeastern Tanzania Birding Scouting Trip

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

 
Ostriches: Struthionidae

1Common OstrichStruthio camelusMKNP

 
Ducks: Anatidae

2Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaSPM

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

3Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisMKNP

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

4Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorgueiMKNP
5Yellow-necked FrancolinPternistis leucoscepusMKNP

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

6Rock PigeonColumba liviaSPM
7Lemon DoveColumba larvataEUM
8Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquataSPM,WUM
9Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicolaMKNP
10Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisMKNP,SPM,XFER
11Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilosMKNP
12Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur aferEUM,WUM
13Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistriaEUM
14Namaqua DoveOena capensisXFER
15African Green-PigeonTreron calvusEUM

 
Bustards: Otididae

16Buff-crested BustardEupodotis gindianaSPM

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

17Fischer's TuracoTauraco fischeriEUMh
18Hartlaub's TuracoTauraco hartlaubiWUM
19White-bellied Go-away-birdCorythaixoides leucogasterMKNP,SPM

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

20African CuckooCuculus gularisWUM
21White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosusXFER2
22Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx capriusXFER

 
Swifts: Apodidae

23Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilusEUM
24African SwiftApus barbatusEUM,XFER
25Little SwiftApus affinisEUM,SPM,WUM
XFER
26African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvusEUM

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

27Black CrakeZapornia flavirostraSPM

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

28Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatusSPM

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

29Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostrisSPM
30Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosusSPM

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

31/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucosSPM

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

32/Gull-billed Tern/Gelochelidon niloticaSPM
33/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterusSPM
34African SkimmerRynchops flavirostrisSPM

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

35African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerusXFER1
36Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibisSPM

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

37Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusSPM

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

38HamerkopScopus umbrettaSPM,XFER1

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

39Gray HeronArdea cinereaSPM
40Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephalaSPM,XFER
XFER1
41Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaSPM
42Little EgretEgretta garzettaSPM
43Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisSPM,XFER1
44Striated HeronButorides striataSPM

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

45African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusSPM
46Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedashSPM

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

47Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusXFER
48African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typusXFER2
49Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensisXFER2
50BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusMKNP
51Fasciated Snake-EagleCircaetus fasciolatusEUM
52Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatusEUMh
53Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiEUM
54Tawny EagleAquila rapaxMKNP
55Eastern Chanting-GoshawkMelierax poliopterusMKNP,SPM
56African GoshawkAccipiter tachiroEUM,MKNP
57Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullusEUM
58Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptiusXFER2

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

59Speckled MousebirdColius striatusEUM,MKNP
60White-headed MousebirdColius leucocephalusSPM
61Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourusSPM

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

62Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatumWUM

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

63African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutusMKNP,SPM
64Northern Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchusMKNP
65Von der Decken's HornbillTockus deckeniMKNP,SPM
66Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevisEUM,WUM
67Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinatorEUM

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

68Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephalaXFER
69Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventrisEUM
70Pied KingfisherCeryle rudisSPM,XFER

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

71Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillusXFER,XFER1
72Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops oreobatesWUM

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

73Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatusMKNP,SPM
XFER1
74Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naeviusSPM

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

75D'Arnaud's BarbetTrachyphonus darnaudiiMKNP,SPM
76White-eared BarbetStactolaema leucotisEUM,WUM
77Green BarbetStactolaema olivaceaEUM
78Green TinkerbirdPogoniulus simplexEUMh
79Black-throated BarbetTricholaema melanocephalaSPM

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

80Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiaeEUM
81Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulusMKNP
82Pallid HoneyguideIndicator meliphilusWUM
83Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minorSPM

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

84Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescensSPM
85Olive WoodpeckerChloropicus griseocephalusWUM
86Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubicaSPM
87Mombasa WoodpeckerCampethera mombassicaEUM

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

88Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatusXFER

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

89Red-bellied ParrotPoicephalus rufiventrisSPM,XFER

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

90Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesiaEUM,WUM

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

91/African Golden Oriole/Oriolus auratusEUM
92Green-headed OrioleOriolus chlorocephalusEUM

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

93Short-tailed BatisBatis mixtaWUM
94Pygmy BatisBatis perkeoSPM

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

95Pringle's PuffbackDryoscopus pringliiSPM
96Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cublaEUM,WUM
97Three-streaked TchagraTchagra jamesiSPM
98Fuelleborn's BoubouLaniarius fuelleborniWUM
99Rosy-patched BushshrikeRhodophoneus cruentusSPM
100Black-fronted BushshrikeTelophorus nigrifronsWUM

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

101Common Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigiiEUM
102Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilisEUM,MKNP
103Usambara Drongo**Dicrurus sp.WUM

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

104Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisiMKNP,SPM,XFER
105Northern FiscalLanius humeralisSPM
106White-rumped ShrikeEurocephalus ruppelliMKNP,SPM

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

107House CrowCorvus splendensXFER2
108Pied CrowCorvus albusSPM,WUM,XFER
XFER1,XFER2
109White-necked RavenCorvus albicollisWUM,XFER1
XFER2

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

110White-tailed Crested-FlycatcherElminia albonotataWUM

 
Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

111Mouse-colored Penduline-TitAnthoscopus musculusSPM

 
Larks: Alaudidae

112Pink-breasted LarkCalendulauda poecilosternaSPM

 
Nicators: Nicatoridae

113Eastern NicatorNicator gularisEUM

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

114Kretschmer's LongbillMacrosphenus kretschmeriEUMh

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

115African TailorbirdArtisornis metopiasWUM
116Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyuraEUM
117Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracicaWUM
118Brown-headed ApalisApalis alticolaSPM
119Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflavaWUM,XFER1
120Red-fronted WarblerPrinia rufifronsSPM
121Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythropsEUM
122Rattling CisticolaCisticola chinianaMKNP
123Ashy CisticolaCisticola cinereolusMKNP
124Coastal CisticolaCisticola haematocephalaXFER1
125Tiny CisticolaCisticola nanaSPM

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

126Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostrisSPM

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

127Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopeziEUM,WUM
128Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeusWUM

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

129Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaSPM,XFER
130Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinicaSPM,XFER
131Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristopteraEUM,WUM

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

132Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensisEUM,WUM
133Eastern Mountain GreenbulArizelocichla nigricepsWUM
134Stripe-cheeked GreenbulArizelocichla milanjensisEUM,WUM
135Little GreenbulEurillas virensEUM
136Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestrisWUM
137Placid Greenbul**Phyllastrephus placidusWUM
138Fischer's GreenbulPhyllastrephus fischeriEUM
139Cabanis's GreenbulPhyllastrephus cabanisiEUM
140Yellow-streaked GreenbulPhyllastrephus flavostriatusWUM
141Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatusEUM,SPM

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

142Yellow-throated Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus ruficapillaWUM

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

143African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinicaWUM

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

144Pale White-eyeZosterops abyssinicusEUM
145Heuglin's White-eyeZosterops poliogastrusWUM

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

146Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinereaMKNP
147Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morioWUM
148Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleriEUM
149Kenrick's StarlingPoeoptera kenrickiEUM
150Black-bellied StarlingNotopholia coruscaEUM
151<Shelley's Starling>Lamprotornis shelleyiMKNP
152Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbusMKNP,SPM,XFER

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

153African Bare-eyed ThrushTurdus tephronotusSPM

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

154African Gray FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchusMKNP,SPM
155Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelainaEUM
156Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrysSPM
157White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heugliniEUMh
158Spotted Morning-ThrushCichladusa guttataSPM,XFER
159White-chested AletheChamaetylas fuelleborniEUMh,WUMh

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

160Plain-backed SunbirdAnthreptes reichenowiEUM
161Eastern Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes orientalisSPM
162Uluguru Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes neglectusEUM
163Banded SunbirdAnthreptes rubritorquesEUM
164Collared SunbirdHedydipna collarisEUM
165Amani SunbirdHedydipna pallidigasterEUM
166Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivaceaEUM
167Hunter's SunbirdChalcomitra hunteriSPM
168Usambara Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris usambaricusWUM
169Black-bellied SunbirdCinnyris nectarinioidesXFER
170Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatusEUM
171Tsavo SunbirdCinnyris tsavoensisMKNP,SPM

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

172Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis nigerMKNP
173White-headed Buffalo-WeaverDinemellia dinemelliMKNP
174Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafechtEUM,WUM
175Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularisEUM
176African Golden-WeaverPloceus subaureusXFER
177Taveta Golden-WeaverPloceus castaneicepsSPM
178Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermediusSPM
179Vitelline Masked-WeaverPloceus vitellinusMKNP
180Dark-backed Weaver
(Forest Weaver)
Ploceus bicolorEUM
181Usambara WeaverPloceus nicolliWUM
182<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea queleaMKNP,SPM
183Zanzibar Red BishopEuplectes nigroventrisXFER,XFER1
XFER2
184White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatusXFER

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

185Red-faced CrimsonwingCryptospiza reichenoviiEUM
186Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopygaWUM
187Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalusSPM
188Purple GrenadierGranatina ianthinogasterSPM
189Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaSPM
190Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareiaMKNP,XFER
191Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolorEUM,WUM
192Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloidesWUM

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

193Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macrouraXFER
194Broad-tailed Paradise-WhydahVidua obtusaXFER
195Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaeaSPM
196Variable IndigobirdVidua funereaMKNP

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

197House SparrowPasser domesticusSPM
198Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseusSPM

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

199Mountain WagtailMotacilla claraWUM
200African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimpEUM,SPM,WUM
XFER
201African PipitAnthus cinnamomeusSPM
202Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigulaMKNP

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

203Southern CitrilCrithagra hypostictusEUM
204Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphuratusSPM

 
Thrush-Tanager: Rhodinocichlidae

205Spot-throatModulatrix stictigulaWUMh

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

206Cabanis's BuntingEmberiza cabanisiEUM

 * 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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PRESENCE CODES

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\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental