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ETHIOPIA BIRDING TRIP REPORT

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ETHIOPIA

Start:01/01/2019
End:01/19/2019
Duration:19 days
#Species:397
#Endemics:30
#Heard Only:0

2019 Ethiopia 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

1Somali OstrichStruthio molybdophanesYA

 
Ducks: Anatidae

2White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataZKL
3Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorZKL
4White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusLA
5Blue-winged GooseCyanochen cyanopteraADS,BMNP
6Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotosZKL
7Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaADS,ANP,ASNP
AWR,BMNP,JV
LA,LH,SP,XFR1
ZKL
8Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaBMNP
9Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensisAWR,LA,LH,SP
ZKL
10African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritusLA
11GarganeySpatula querquedulaZKL
12Blue-billed TealSpatula hottentotaZKL
13Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataBMNP,ZKL
14African Black DuckAnas sparsaADS
15Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulataADS,BMNP,JV
SP,XFR5,ZKL
16MallardAnas platyrhynchosZKL
17Cape TealAnas capensisASNP
18Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhynchaBL,LH
19Northern PintailAnas acutaBMNP,ZKL
20Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalmaBMNP,ZKL

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

21Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisANP,ASNP,AWR
LH,YA

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

22Crested FrancolinOrtygornis sephaenaANP,ASNP,YA
23Moorland FrancolinScleroptera psilolaemusBMNP
24Chestnut-naped FrancolinPternistis castaneicollisBMNP
25Black-fronted FrancolinPternistis atrifronsYAg
26Erckel's FrancolinPternistis erckeliiADS
27Harwood's FrancolinPternistis harwoodiADS
28Yellow-necked FrancolinPternistis leucoscepusANP

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

29Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusASNP,LH,ZKL
30Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minorASNP,LH

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

31Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisBMNP,LH,ZKL
32Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisLH

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

33Rock PigeonColumba liviaLH
34Speckled PigeonColumba guineaANP,ASNP,BMNP
LH,XFR6
35White-collared PigeonColumba albitorquesADS,BMNP,KR
XFR4,XFR5
36Lemon DoveColumba larvataWG
37Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugensADS,XFR5
38African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogriseaYA
39Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiensANP,ASNP,KR
XFR6,YA
40Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquataASNP,AWR,BMNP
LA,LH,WG,XFR4
ZKL
41Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisANP,ASNP,KR
LL
42Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilosANP,YA
43Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur aferKR
44Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistriaLA,WG
45Namaqua DoveOena capensisASNP,AWR,JV
LL,YA,ZKL

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

46Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustusANP
47Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteiniiANP,ASNP

 
Bustards: Otididae

48Arabian BustardArdeotis arabsANP,AWR
49Kori BustardArdeotis koriANP
50White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensisANP
51Buff-crested BustardEupodotis gindianaANP

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

52White-cheeked TuracoTauraco leucotisBMNP,WG
53Prince Ruspoli's TuracoTauraco ruspoliiXFR5
54Bare-faced Go-away-birdCorythaixoides personatusYA
55White-bellied Go-away-birdCorythaixoides leucogasterANP,ASNP,AWR
XFR2,YA
56Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurusANP,KR

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

57Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachusLA
58White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosusYA
59Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaasYA

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

60Slender-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus clarusANP,ASNP,LL

 
Swifts: Apodidae

61Nyanza SwiftApus niansaeLA
62African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvusANP,WG

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

63Rouget's RailRougetius rougetiiBMNP
64Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusLA,ZKL
65Red-knobbed CootFulica cristataBMNP,LA,LH
ZKL
66Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniLAg
67Black CrakeZapornia flavirostraLA

 
Cranes: Gruidae

68Black Crowned-CraneBalearica pavoninaBL
69Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatusXFR5
70Common CraneGrus grusLH,XFR6

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

71Senegal Thick-kneeBurhinus senegalensisAWR,JV,KR

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

72Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusASNP,AWR,BL
ZKL
73Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaSP,ZKL

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

74Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosusASNP,AWR,JV
LA,SP,ZKL
75Black-headed LapwingVanellus tectusANP
76Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusADS,YA
77Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatusASNP,YA
78Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallusYA
79Spot-breasted LapwingVanellus melanocephalusBMNP
80Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusZKL
81Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollarisKR

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

82African JacanaActophilornis africanusANP,LA,XFR4
ZKL

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

83Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaZKL
84RuffCalidris pugnaxASNP,BL,LH
ZKL
85Little StintCalidris minutaZKL
86Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoZKL
87African SnipeGallinago nigripennisZKL
88Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosBMNP,JV,KR,LA
ZKL
89Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaLA
90Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisADS,LH,ZKL
91Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaLH,ZKL

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

92Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctusYA

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

93Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusASNP,LH
94White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusZKL

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

95Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimiiXFR6
96Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopusXFR6
97White StorkCiconia ciconiaBL,XFR1,XFR5
98Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensisXFR6
99Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumeniferBL,LA,LH,LL
XFR1,XFR4
XFR6,ZKL
100Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibisLH

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

101African DarterAnhinga rufaLA,LH,XFR1
ZKL

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

102Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusLA,LH
103Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboLA,LH,XFR1

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

104Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusASNP,XFR1,ZKL
105Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescensLH,ZKL

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

106HamerkopScopus umbrettaASNP,BL,JV,LA
LH,XFR1,XFR2
ZKL

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

107Gray HeronArdea cinereaASNP,LH
108Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephalaXFR6
109Goliath HeronArdea goliathZKL
110Purple HeronArdea purpureaANP,LA
111Great EgretArdea albaANP,JV,LA,LH
XFR1
112Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaBL,JV,LA,LH
ZKL
113Little EgretEgretta garzettaANP,LA,LH,ZKL
114Black HeronEgretta ardesiacaZKL
115Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisAWR,BL,LA,LH
SP,ZKL
116Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesLA,LH
117Striated HeronButorides striataLA

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

118Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusBMNP,LA,LH
ZKL
119African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusASNP,AWR,BL
LH,XFR1,XFR4
ZKL
120Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedashLA,LH,XFR6
121Wattled IbisBostrychia carunculataADS,BMNP,LH
SP,XFR1,ZKL
122African SpoonbillPlatalea albaBL,SP

 
Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae

123SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentariusYA

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

124Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusXFR5,XFR6,YA
125African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typusLL,WG,XFR1
126Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatusADS,DL,XFR5
127Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusXFR1,XFR2
128White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisWG,XFR6
129Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosSP,XFR2,XFR6
130Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusADS,LH,SP
XFR1,XFR2
XFR4,XFR5
XFR6
131White-backed VultureGyps africanusXFR4,XFR5
XFR6
132Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelliADS,DL,LA
XFR1,XFR4
XFR5,XFR6,YA
133BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusXFR2,YA
134Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralisXFR2
135Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascensWG
136Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatusBMNP
137Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalisXFR4,XFR6,ZKL
138Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarinaBMNP
139Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusBMNP
140Tawny EagleAquila rapaxANP,AWR,BL,LA
LH,SP,XFR1
XFR4,XFR6,YA
141Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisBMNP,XFR3
142Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxiiADS
143Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabatesJV
144Eastern Chanting-GoshawkMelierax poliopterusANP,YA
145Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabarANP,ASNP,YA
146African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorusASNP
147Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusADS,ASNP
148Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullusASNP,BMNP
XFR5,YA
149Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucusWG
150Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptiusBL,BMNP,KR,LA
LH,WG,XFR2
XFR4,XFR6,ZKL
151African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vociferANP,JV,LA,LH
XFR4,ZKL
152Common BuzzardButeo buteoXFR5
153Augur BuzzardButeo augurADS,BMNP,WG
XFR1,XFR5

 
Owls: Strigidae

154Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensisBMNP,XFR5
155Grayish Eagle-OwlBubo cinerascensASNP,LL
156Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteusLL
157Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatumYA
158African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordiiBMNP,WG
159Abyssinian OwlAsio abyssinicusBMNP

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

160Speckled MousebirdColius striatusASNP,JV,LA,LH
WG,XFR2,YA
161Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourusANP,XFR6,YA

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

162Narina TrogonApaloderma narinaWG

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

163Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsLL
164African Hoopoe**Upupa africanaKR,YA

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

165Black-billed WoodhoopoePhoeniculus somaliensisANP,XFR1,YA
166Abyssinian ScimitarbillRhinopomastus minorANP,XFR2,YA

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

167Northern Ground-Hornbill
(Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill)
Bucorvus abyssinicusANP,LA,XFR6
YA
168Hemprich's HornbillLophoceros hemprichiiDL,LL
169African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutusANP,ASNP,XFR2
YA
170Northern Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchusANP,ASNP,KR
LL,YA
171Eastern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus flavirostrisAWR,XFR2
172Von der Decken's HornbillTockus deckeniASNP,LL
173Silvery-cheeked HornbillBycanistes brevisLA,WG,XFR5

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

174Half-collared KingfisherAlcedo semitorquataKR
175Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatusAWR,LA,ZKL
176African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina pictaKR
177Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensisLA,ZKL
178Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicutiAWR
179Pied KingfisherCeryle rudisJV,LA,LH,ZKL

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

180Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillusANP,AWR,KR
181Blue-breasted Bee-eaterMerops variegatusASNP,KR,LA,LH
WG
182European Bee-eaterMerops apiasterAWR
183Northern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicusXFR4

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

184Abyssinian RollerCoracias abyssinicusANP,XFR2,YA
185Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatusYA
186Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naeviusXFR1,XFR2
187Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusWG

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

188Yellow-breasted BarbetTrachyphonus margaritatusAWR,XFR1,XFR2
189D'Arnaud's BarbetTrachyphonus darnaudiiYA
190Usambiro Barbet**Trachyphonus usambiroADS
191Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillusLH
192Red-fronted BarbetTricholaema diademataANP,ASNP
193Black-throated BarbetTricholaema melanocephalaYA
194Banded BarbetLybius undatusLA,LH,WG
195Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalitoASNP,AWR,JV
XFR2
196Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatusLA

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

197Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minorASNP,LA,YA
198Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicatorLA,ZKL

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

199Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisLA,LH
200Abyssinian WoodpeckerDendropicos abyssinicusADS
201Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescensYA
202Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquusASNP,YA
203Mountain Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus spodocephalusDL,LA
204Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubicaANP,ASNP,YA

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

205Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatusXFR6,YA
206Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculusKR,YA
207Lanner FalconFalco biarmicusBMNP
208Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusSP

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

209Black-winged LovebirdAgapornis tarantaLH,WG

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

210Red-bellied ParrotPoicephalus rufiventrisXFR2,YA
211Yellow-fronted ParrotPoicephalus flavifronsWG

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

212Ethiopian Black-headed OrioleOriolus monachaWG,YA
213African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatusYA

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

214Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyaneaWG
215Gray-headed BatisBatis orientalisASNP,LH,YA

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

216BrubruNilaus aferASNP,KR,YA
217Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensisLA
218Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalusADS,ASNP
219Red-naped BushshrikeLaniarius ruficepsYA
220Ethiopian BoubouLaniarius aethiopicusANP,LH
221Slate-colored BoubouLaniarius funebrisANP,XFR2,YA
222Rosy-patched BushshrikeRhodophoneus cruentusXFR1,YA
223Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectusWG
224Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchotiYA

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

225Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilisXFR2

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

226African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridisDL,LH,WG

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

227Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinusJV,KR
228Iberian Gray ShrikeLanius meridionalisAWR
229Gray-backed FiscalLanius excubitoroidesXFR6
230Taita FiscalLanius dorsalisYA
231Somali FiscalLanius somalicusANP
232Northern FiscalLanius humeralisBL,JV,LA,LH
XFR5
233Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorXFR1
234White-rumped ShrikeEurocephalus ruppelliYA

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

235Stresemann's Bush-CrowZavattariornis stresemanniYA
236Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocoraxBMNP
237Cape CrowCorvus capensisADS,BL
238Pied CrowCorvus albusADS,LH,SP
XFR5,YA,ZKL
239Somali CrowCorvus edithaeXFR5
240Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurusADS,ASNP,BL
BMNP,DL,KR,LH
XFR1,XFR2
XFR3,XFR6,YA
241Thick-billed RavenCorvus crassirostrisADS,BMNP

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

242White-winged Black-TitMelaniparus leucomelasASNP
243White-shouldered Black-TitMelaniparus guineensisLH
244White-backed Black-TitMelaniparus leuconotusBMNP
245Somali TitMelaniparus thruppiYA

 
Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

246Mouse-colored Penduline-TitAnthoscopus musculusYA

 
Larks: Alaudidae

247Foxy LarkCalendulauda alopexYA
248Blanford's LarkCalandrella blanfordiADS,BL
249Thekla's LarkGalerida theklaeADS,BMNP

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

250Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyuraAWR,KR
251Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytiiANP,ASNP,YA

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

252Yellow-vented EremomelaEremomela flavicrissalisYA
253Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialisASNP
254Gray Wren-WarblerCalamonastes simplexYA
255Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudataLA,LH,YA
256Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchellaASNP,YA
257Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavidaYA
258Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflavaASNP,ZKL
259Red-fronted WarblerPrinia rufifronsANP
260Rattling CisticolaCisticola chinianaASNP,YA
261Ethiopian CisticolaCisticola lugubrisADS

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

262Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenusZKL
263Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustrisLA
264African Reed WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatusLA

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

265Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeusHF

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

266Plain MartinRiparia paludicolaADS,AWR,BL,LH
SP,XFR6,ZKL
267Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaAWR
268Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligulaADS,ASNP,SP
269Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaADS,ASNP,AWR
LA,LH,SP
270Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithiiYA
271White-tailed SwallowHirundo megaensisYA
272Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaADS,SP
273Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinicaYA
274Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristopteraHF

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

275Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatusASNP,HF,KR,LH
WG,YA

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

276Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusDL,HF,LH,YA

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

277Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapillaASNP,WG
278Abyssinian CatbirdSylvia galinieriBMNP
279Banded ParisomaCurruca boehmiYA

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

280Abyssinian White-eyeZosterops abyssinicusASNP,KR
281Heuglin's White-eyeZosterops poliogastrusWG
282Northern Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensisYA

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

283Rufous ChattererArgya rubiginosaANP,ASNP,KR
YA
284White-rumped BabblerTurdoides leucopygiaANP,DL,LA,WG

 
Treecreepers: Certhiidae

285African Spotted CreeperSalpornis salvadoriLA

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

286Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchusSP,ZKL

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

287Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinereaANP
288Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogasterWG
289Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morioWG,XFR6,YA
290White-billed StarlingOnychognathus albirostrisADS
291Bristle-crowned StarlingOnychognathus salvadoriiXFR2,YA
292Shelley's StarlingLamprotornis shelleyiYA
293Rueppell's StarlingLamprotornis purpuropteraANP,ASNP,LL
XFR2
294Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbusASNP,LL,XFR1
YA
295White-crowned StarlingLamprotornis albicapillusYA
296Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeusADS,ANP,LL
XFR2,YA

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

297Abyssinian Ground-ThrushGeokichla piaggiaeWG
298Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupaADS
299Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicusBMNP,DL,HF,LH
WG
300African Bare-eyed ThrushTurdus tephronotusYA
301African ThrushTurdus peliosLH,WG,YA

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

302African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adustaASNP,LH
303African Gray FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchusANP,YA
304Northern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis edolioidesLA,LH,WG,XFR6
YA
305Abyssinian Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis chocolatinusHF
306Black Scrub-RobinCercotrichas podobeAWR,XFR2
307Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrysANP,XFR1,YA
308Rueppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufaBMNP,LH
309White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heugliniLA
310Spotted Morning-ThrushCichladusa guttataYA
311Thrush NightingaleLuscinia lusciniaWG
312Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusLH
313Little Rock-ThrushMonticola rufocinereusASNP,LH
314Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilisYA
315Moorland ChatPinarochroa sordidaADS
316Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventrisADS,ASNP,LH
317White-winged Cliff-ChatThamnolaea semirufaADS
318Rueppell's ChatMyrmecocichla melaenaADS
319Red-breasted WheatearOenanthe bottaeADS
320Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinaANP,AWR,SP,YA
321Eastern Black-eared WheatearOenanthe melanoleucaADS,XFR2,YA
322Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaADS,ASNP,DL
XFR4,ZKL
323BlackstartOenanthe melanuraXFR1
324Sombre Rock ChatOenanthe dubiaXFR1
325Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubrisADS,BMNP,XFR5
XFR6

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

326Nile Valley SunbirdHedydipna metallicaANP
327Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensisJV,LH,YA
328Tacazze SunbirdNectarinia tacazzeLH
329Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensisLH
330Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellusASNP,LH,ZKL
331Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensisXFR2,YA
332Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustusJV,LH,WG

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

333Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis nigerANP,YA
334White-headed Buffalo-WeaverDinemellia dinemelliANP,ASNP,LL
335Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalisJV
336White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahaliANP,ASNP,XFR1
YA,ZKL
337Gray-headed Social-WeaverPseudonigrita arnaudiYA
338Black-capped Social-WeaverPseudonigrita cabanisiYA
339Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafechtADS,HF
340Little WeaverPloceus luteolusLA
341Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularisLA
342Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermediusYA
343Rueppell's WeaverPloceus galbulaANP,ASNP,KR
LH
344Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusANP,AWR,KR,LA
LH,ZKL
345Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosusYA
346Red-billed QueleaQuelea queleaANP,AWR,BL,KR
ZKL
347Northern Red BishopEuplectes franciscanusLH
348Yellow BishopEuplectes capensisADS,BMNP

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

349Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullataLA,WG
350Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolorWG
351African SilverbillEuodice cantansAWR
352Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartiniaHF,WG
353Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidulaWGg
354Black-cheeked WaxbillBrunhilda charmosynaYA
355Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildASNP,LL
356Cut-throatAmadina fasciataBL,LA
357Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalusANP,ASNP,LH
WG
358Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaYA
359Red-billed PytiliaPytilia lineataLA
360Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegalaANP,ASNP,LH
WG
361African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricataWGg

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

362Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macrouraHF,WG
363Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaeaANP,XFR2
364Straw-tailed WhydahVidua fischeriWG
365Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeataKR
366Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbisYA

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

367Shelley's Rufous SparrowPasser shelleyiYA
368Swainson's SparrowPasser swainsoniiANP,ASNP,DL
JV,KR,LA,LH
YA,ZKL
369Chestnut SparrowPasser eminibeyYA
370Yellow-spotted Bush SparrowGymnornis pyrgitaASNP,YA
371Sahel Bush SparrowGymnornis dentataJV

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

372Mountain WagtailMotacilla claraKR
373Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaKR
374Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaAWR,LA,SP,ZKL
375African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimpJV
376White WagtailMotacilla albaZKL
377Long-billed PipitAnthus similisYA
378Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrysADS,ASNP,ZKL
379Tree PipitAnthus trivialisLH
380Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusADS,XFR4
381Abyssinian LongclawMacronyx flavicollisBMNP

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

382White-rumped SeedeaterCrithagra leucopygiusBMNP,XFR5
383African CitrilCrithagra citrinelloidesLA,LH,WG
384Reichenow's SeedeaterCrithagra reichenowiASNP,BL,YA
385White-bellied CanaryCrithagra dorsostriatusYA
386Yellow-throated SerinCrithagra flavigulaKR
387Northern Grosbeak-CanaryCrithagra donaldsoniYA
388Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatusADS,HF,LA
389Reichard's SeedeaterCrithagra reichardiKR
390Brown-rumped SeedeaterCrithagra tristriatusBMNP,DL,LH
391Ankober SerinCrithagra ankoberensisADS
392Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertexBMNP,XFR5
393Ethiopian SiskinSerinus nigricepsADS,SP

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

394Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulanaADS
395Striolated BuntingEmberiza striolataXFR1
396Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisiADS,ASNP
397Somali BuntingEmberiza poliopleuraYA

 * 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

  • Abidjiata Shalla National Park (ASNP)
  • Aledeghi Wildlife Reserve (AWR)
  • Ankober-Debre Sina Escarpment & Gemessa Gedel (ADS)
  • Awash National Park (ANP)
  • Bale Mountain National Park (BMNP)
  • Debre Libanos & Ethno-German Lodge (DL)
  • Harenna Forest (HF)
  • Jemma Valley (JV)
  • Kesem River (KR)
  • Lake Awassa & Awassa Town (LA)
  • Lake Hora (LH)
  • Lake Ligano (LL)
  • Lakes Hora, Chelekleka, and Bishoftu (BL)
  • Liben Plain and Negele (LPNA)
  • Sululta Plains (SP)
  • Transfer to Addis Ababa from highlands (XFR3)
  • Transfer to Awash (XFR1)
  • Transfer to/from Aledeghi (XFR2)
  • Transfer to/from Bale (XFR5)
  • Transfer to/from Lake Ziway (XFR4)
  • Transfer to/from Yabelo (XFR6)
  • Wondo Genet (WG)
  • Yabello Area (YA)
  • Ziway and Koka Lakes (ZKL)

PRESENCE CODES

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