Kenya: The Whole of Africa
May 2007
Tour leader: Benji Schwartz

 

Introduction:

Kenya is an absolutely astounding destination for those wishing to see a huge number of species on their trip to Africa. By visiting an extremely assorted range of habitats many very specialized species can be encountered; from lush montane forests to the treeless high-elevation moorlands, open acacia-spotted savannahs, and extremely thick coastal and Congolese rainforests, there’s always something new to see. Add to this the fact that Kenya is probably the best place in Africa to see all the large mammals and it is no wonder that the country has become such a huge destination for birders and non-birders alike. A birding trip provides the opportunity to see lions, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, and so much more while also seeing a huge cross-section of Kenya and the wonderful bird species that inhabit this amazing country. With 578 species of birds and 47 species of mammals, our time in Kenya was a non-stop adventure!

 

May 26: Kinangop Grasslands and Guatamaya Forest

While today was actually scheduled as an arrival day rather than a birding day, many of us had gotten to Kenya early and were itching to start seeing new birds. We decided to start of our time in Kenya with a bang and go for one of Kenya’s specialty species. Starting early we made our way to the Kinangop Grasslands: an unusual area to search for a globally threatened bird with a very restricted range. Driving down a dirt road past Capped Wheatear and Red-capped Lark we exited the van in a large area of pasture. Weaving our way through grazing cows we tracked down Sharpe’s Longclaw; our first endemic species! We then searched along a small stream and were rewarded with outstanding views of Wing-snapping and Tinkling Cisticolas as well as African Snipe and Mosque Swallow.

Leaving the grassland we made our way to the montane forest at Guatamaya. While being extremely close to Nairobi, this forest is visited much less frequently than the montane forest around Mt. Kenya. Excited to see what was in store for us, we made our way through what at first appeared to be a very quiet forest. This first impression was soon broken as a massive mixed feeding flock near fruiting trees surrounded us.  For the next two hours we remained almost stationary as we sorted through the constantly changing birds around us. This included Black-fronted Bushshrike, White-browed Crombec, Tullberg’s Woodpecker, Brown-woodland Warbler, and three species of apalis. Heading away from the forest we were forced to wait while massive piles of dirt were dumped to grade the road. Making the best of this unforeseen situation, we managed to pick up Hunter’s Cisticola, another East African endemic, as well as Dusky Turtle-Dove. A great end to an excellent first day out that definitely wet our palate for the rest of the trip to get underway.

 

May 27: Tsavo

Leaving Nairobi we began our adventure by heading to Tsavo: one of the world’s largest national parks. This gigantic expanse of open savannah is home to some of the most typically African bird families as well as an amazing diversity of mammals. Secretarybird can be seen stalking the plains for snakes as elephants lumber through the grasslands and giraffes munch lazily on the ever-present acacias. Seeing these spectacular creatures in the wild, with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background, is an experience of a lifetime and coming from a big city it is refreshing to see that places this wild still exist. While marveling at the mammals, we were not unmindful of the spectacular birds around us. By the end of the day Buff-crested Bustard took precedence over a herd of zebra and Grant’s gazelle were bypassed for the Pink-breasted Lark they flushed.

 

May 28: Taita Hills

Rising from the open savannah of Tsavo, the Taita Hills seem like a world unto themselves. The humidity is a shock after the dryness of Tsavo and the disconnectedness of this montane forest provides the chance to see some excellent species. Two of the most prized species here are the Taita White-eye and Taita Thrush. While the Taita White-eye is fairly common and was easily found, the thrush can be a bit trickier. We were lucky enough to see this bird as it scavenged along the ground about ten meters from the road. While these endemics were clearly the most sought after species, other notable species include Orange Ground-Thrush, Stripe-cheeked Bulbul, and Moustached Tinkerbird.

Arriving back in Tsavo, our leisurely dinner was soon interrupted by an amazing spectacle at the lodges’ waterhole. With our focus on a Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, we almost missed the pride of lions approaching. Rather than coming all the way to the waterhole, they sat off at a distance while two adults and a baby elephant were drinking. The elephants didn’t however think the lions had chosen a spot far enough away and immediately charged them. This happened quite a few times with the young calf deciding to get in on the fun and charging along behind the two adults. On the final charge the calf took it upon itself to ensure the lions departures and ran off in front of the adults! After proving its worth, the calf stomped triumphantly back to the waterhole to quench its thirst in peace. It was amazing to see this interaction between some of Africa’s most spectacular beasts!

 

May 29: Tsavo to Watamu

Leaving the lodge in the early morning we headed for the far eastern gate of Tsavo. This allowed us to spend the morning further exploring Tsavo and as we made our way into the less frequently visited regions of this massive park. This section of Tsavo turned out to be spectacular for ground dwelling species. The open plains were inhabited by thousands of Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark and excellent views of side-by-side Somali and Temminck’s Coursers allowed us to compare these often-illusive species. The sheer size of the Southern Ground Hornbill makes it a highlight of any trip and we were lucky enough to see quite a few of these together. As we left the park we were thrilled to see another very special bird. Found in very few regions of Kenya, the Vulturine Guineafowl is an absolutely stunning species. The incandescent blue and black feathers on their necks makes this perhaps the most stunning bird in Kenya and watching a large flock feeding on the road is an unforgettable experience. Arriving at our hotel we had just enough time before the sun set to marvel at the gorgeous breeding plumage of Golden Palm Weaver.

 

May 30: Sokoke

As one of the last remaining tracts of coastal rainforest in East Africa, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is home to a large range of species found nowhere else in Kenya: many of these found almost nowhere else in the world. Our first morning in this very special habitat began wonderfully with Green-capped Eremomela and Green Barbet while the far-crying “honk” of the near-endemic Fischer’s Turaco could be heard in the distance. The morning was spent searching through flocks of Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike for Retz’s Helmetshrike; separating Pale and Short-tailed Batis, and in general enjoying the spectacular birding we were lucky enough to experience.

The afternoon was spent further exploring the forest. Highlights included Narina Trogon, Mangrove Kingfisher, and our final species of Kenyan guineafowl: the Crested Guineafowl. Those of us feeling especially intrepid also managed to get excellent looks at one of Arabuko-Sokoke Forests most prized species. While amusing ourselves with Black-bellied Starling and Fischer’s Greenbul, we patiently awaited dusk and the beginning of our adventure. Then we heard it; the call we’d been waiting for. Forcing our way through the extremely dense undergrowth (occasionally almost down on hands and knees) we pursued the call. Every time we felt ourselves to be close the bird seemed to sense our excitement and fly further a field. After five attempts, we decided to give it one more try before admitting defeat. As stealthily as humanly possible while crawling through tangles in the blackness of night, we made our way towards the bird. Just as we thought it might fly, we stopped, waiting for it to call again. Just as we began to feel the first tinges of desperation it called again. The torch was turned on and with amazing accuracy was shined directly on the bird. Less than five meters away and completely unobscured we had found it: the Sokoke Scops-Owl. This extremely endangered species is thought to have been extirpated from Tanzania and is currently only know from the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. Extremely thrilled, we stood watching this tiny owl for what seemed to be hours before it finally decided to fly away. We made our way back to the road in a state of utter exaltation. Making our way back to the hotel we could barely contain our excitement (though we did manage to calm down long enough to get great looks at a porcupine crossing the road).

 

May 31: Sokoke, Mida Creek, Ken Salt Farm, and Sabaki River Mouth

After the previous nights excitement we felt on top of the world and were ready to tackle just about anything. The morning began with another visit to the forest in search of some more specialty species. The highlight of these were East Coast Akalat and Amani Sunbird. We were also lucky enough to get good looks at Eastern Nicator, a species notorious for its love of thick dense foliage. The endemic golden-rumped elephant-shrew made an appearance before leaving the forest and heading to Mida Creek. Mida Creek is a great place to see shorebirds and is best known for its resident population of one of the worlds most sought after shorebirds: the Crab Plover. We saw this species in fairly large numbers as well as both Greater and Lesser Sandplovers and Eurasian Curlew.

We next made our way to the Ken Salt farm. While the rain poured down on us, we wandered through a couple inches of mud and water in search of another near-endemic specialty: Malindi Pipit. We were lucky enough to get a couple good looks at this species as well as flushing a few Greater Painted-snipe before seeking the shelter of the vans and heading to the Sabaki River Mouth. Luckily by the time we arrived the rain had subsided and we could enjoy birding as dusk approached. Zanzibar Red Bishop could be seen in the reed beds as hordes of White-cheeked and White-winged Terns flew overhead. However, the highlight was the masses of Madagascar Pratincole that flew in to roost just before dusk.

 

June 1: Watamu to Nairobi

With the first week of our Kenyan experience over, we made our way back to Nairobi. While it was sad to leave the wonders of the forest, we realized that we had barely begun to scratch the surface of what Kenya has to offer. While looking forward to the next two weeks, we looked back on all the amazing species we had already seen. With 300 species seen we could barely believe that our trip was only a third over. Arriving in Nairobi we dreamt of what amazing experiences were still to come.

 

June 2: Nairobi National Park

With over 600 species recorded within the city limits, Nairobi is the worlds ‘birdiest’ capital city. A large part of this can be attributed to Nairobi National Park. Watching lions and giraffe roam the landscape with the skyscrapers of Nairobi in the background is a true reminder of just how wild a country Kenya still is. We were amazed with the number of mammals and birds living less than 15 minutes from the city center! Rufous-naped Lark and Yellow-throated Longclaw could be seen singing from the tops of bushes while five species of cisticola, including Stout and Pectoral-patch Cisticolas, moved furtively through the undergrowth. Highlights of the day included the striking Scarlet-chested Sunbird, both White-winged and Red-collared Widowbirds, and great views of Shelley’s Francolin.

 

June 3: Lake Magadi and Olorgesailie

Starting early, we made our way to Kenya’s southernmost alkaline lake: Lake Magadi. Stopping in the Olepolos region on our way down, we began our days birding with a walk through the acacia dotted grassland. Here White-headed Sawwing zoomed past in its aerobatic flight while Schalow’s Wheatear hung around the rock faces of the riverside; Red-fronted Barbet and Banded Parisoma fed in the acacias while noisy flocks of Rufous Chatterer and the stunning Chestnut Weaver made their way through the underbrush. Walking down a dry riverbed we obtained excellent looks at Slate-colored Boubou, Black-cheeked and Crimson-rumped Waxbills, and Blue-capped Cordonbleu.

Having had an amazing start to our day, we continued to our main destination. Lake Magadi provided us with our first experience of Kenya’s flamingoes. The massive numbers of both Greater and Lesser Flamingoes were enough to give parts of the lake a pinkish sheen. It was hard to believe that even greater numbers would be seen later in the trip. While the site of so many flamingoes was almost overwhelming, White-throated Bee-eater and Chestnut-banded Plover were the two species we were most after. We were thrilled when we got looks at both of these species. While common in the summer, this is one of the only sites in Kenya where the bee-eater is known to over-winter and is the only reliable site in Kenya for the plover.

After a relaxing lunch marveling at the flamingoes, we decided to make our way back to Nairobi (with, of course, a few birding stops en-route). Our first stop came almost immediately upon leaving the lake. African Silverbill was kind enough to sit in the open on a pole and a small fresh-water pond provided us with Grey-headed Silverbill as well. The pond was a magnet for many species in this otherwise dry region and we watched as a plethora of Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark, Chestnut Sparrow, and the aptly named Cut-throat Finch came in to drink.

Having had an excellent day, we decided to pick up a bit of Kenyan history as we continued our search for more birds. We came to the archaeological site of Olorgesailie with Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse flying overhead. Olorgesailie dates back to almost one million years ago and was first examined by the famous archaeological duo of Louis and Mary Leakey. The area is extremely rich in hand axes as well as evidence of extinct types of baboon, hippo, elephant, zebra, and giraffe. While looking into the open excavations, Ashy Cisticola began singing and was soon cooperative enough to sit out in the open for all to see. We headed back to Nairobi and the wonderful dinner that awaited us.

 

June 4: Mt. Kenya

At 5,199 meters, Mt. Kenya is Kenya’s tallest mountain and second in Africa only to Mt. Kilimanjaro. The short path from the carpark to the lodge is surrounded by thick forest and proved excellent for montane birding. After settling in, we walked the grounds to discover, Eastern Double-collared Sunbird, Rueppell’s Robin-Chat, Hunter’s Cisticola, and three species of greenbul. Unfortunately, we returned to find that not everyone had heeded the warnings to keep all doors and windows closed when not in the rooms. The multitudinous Syke’s monkeys had managed to sniff out secret stores of chocolate and crept through the window slats to partake in a feast of snickers bars! Luckily dinner promised a chocolate pudding to take care of our cravings.

 

June 5: Mt. Kenya and Met Station

One of the highlights of the lodge at Mt. Kenya is its open-air roof where canopy birds can be seen much more readily. We began the early morning searching for two of the most sought after highland specialties here: Black-throated and Chestnut-throated Apalis. We were lucky enough to get very close views of both of these as they fed in the canopy. As well as these specialties, the open-air roof provided excellent looks at other species such as the wonderful Oriole-Finch and the stunning African Emerald Cuckoo.

Having had an amazing start to our day, we decided to head off to Met Station. At around 3050 meters this is the base camp for people wishing to climb the mountain and offers the most accessible high elevation birding on Mt. Kenya. Heavy rains can often make the roads very muddy but thanks to everyone’s help we were never stuck for so long that we missed out on any birds!

Exiting the vans while taking care of entry permits, we encountered our first two specialty species: Kenrick’s and Waller’s Starlings. Kenrick’s is an East African endemic restricted in Kenya to a small area around Mt. Kenya and we were thrilled to be able to see this very special species. The rest of the day held quite a few more very specialized species and we had excellent luck in tracking them down. Some of the highlights included numerous Jackson’s Francolin along the road as well as Moorland Chat, Abyssinian Ground-Thrush, and the striking Tacazze Sunbird up at the highest accessible point.

Descending the mountain, we figured that with all the special birds we had already seen, we might as well try for one more East African endemic (is it ever possible to have enough amazing birds in one day?) Driving through the open fields of grain, we stopped to scan the flocks of Red-collared Widowbird for the even more astounding Jackson’s Widowbird. This very localized species has a very long tail that curves up in the center and was quite amazing to watch as they hopped and displayed.

 

June 6: Mt. Kenya to the Aberdares

While looking forward to getting to the Aberdares, we couldn’t help but try to pick up a few more species as we drove. Stopping at a small patch of forest we got excellent views of Red-chested Cuckoo and Black Cuckoo-Shrike. The highlight of this patch though was the Abyssinian Crimson-wing that came out to sit in the open. This otherwise boring brown bird is made striking by its bright red wings and back. Continuing up the road a little further we stopped after the forest had cleared out and were thrilled with the Golden-winged Sunbird. With its bright gold wings and long golden tail, this is one of the most striking of Kenya’s sunbirds (though with such an amazing diversity of colors, it’s an adjective that could be very easily over used).

Treetops Lodge in the Aberdares was made famous as the place where the then Princess Elizabeth went up one night only to come down the next day as a Queen. While this may have been its original claim to fame, the amazing bird and animal life have kept this a top destination ever since. The waterholes on two sides of the building attract huge numbers of elephants and the hides on the lower levels allow the chance to see these massive beasts from mere feet away. The waterholes also provided one of our first chances at wetland species and we were thrilled to see Black Crake, Yellow-billed Duck, and Red-billed Teal to name just a few.

The highlight of the afternoon came just at the end of our drive. Just as we decided to turn around and return to the lodge, we were stopped in our tracks by one of Africa’s most elusive large mammals. Sitting a little further up the road was a leopard out in the open! This amazing species is often very difficult to get good looks at and we could not have asked for better. After sitting on the road for quite a few minutes it finally got up to stretch and continue on its way, still out in the open. It was an amazing end to an absolutely fabulous day.

 

June 7: Aberdares to Lake Naivasha

With an early morning start, we managed to have just enough time at the waterhole to see Rameron Pigeon and African Bush-Warbler before beginning our drive through the park on our way to Lake Naivasha. While we were still on a high from our leopard sighting of the previous evening, the amazing birds of the Aberdares kept us focused on our main goal. Highlights of our morning included African Hill Babbler, Tambourine Done, Speke’s Weaver, and Scaly Francolin.

Upon leaving the park we made our way to the “owl spot”. This site is possibly the best known site for Mackinder’s Eagle-Owl, a quite likely split from the more widespread Cape Eagle-Owl. Luckily this bird is still roosting in the same area and we were able to get excellent views (as well as some photos) of this high-elevation specialty.

Continuing on from the eagle-owl site we were struck by amazing panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley spread out before us. As we descended to Lake Naivasha and arrived at our lodge, the rain clouds started forming and a light sprinkle turned into a steady barrage of rain. While this gave some the chance to have a well-deserved rest, others of us braved the rain to see what species we could find. The dock at our lodge turned out to be an excellent place to scope out the hippos lounging on the banks and dotting the expanse of water before us. Birding highlights included Goliath Heron, African Jacana, and Malachite, Giant, and Pied Kingfishers.

 

June 8: Hell’s Gate NP to Lake Nakuru

Located very close to Lake Naivasha, Hell’s Gate National Park is unique among Kenya’s parks as it is one of the few places where it is possible to leave the car and walk amongst the animals. It’s huge cliff faces and rocky outcroppings were in stark contrast to the open plains of the savannahs. The first rocky spire we came to provided excellent views of Mocking Cliff-Chat while hordes of Mottled and Nyanza Swifts flew overhead. Scanning the huge cliff face across from us we counted a total of 32 Rueppell’s Griffon perched in one small patch. This amazing bird is one of the highlights of this region and we were thrilled to get such good looks as they soared between roosts. Other highlights of Hell’s Gate included Mourning Wheatear and the beautifully colored White-fronted Bee-eater.

Leaving Hell’s Gate we made the journey to Lake Nakuru in time to get some birding in there as well. One of the highlights of this lake is the massive number of flamingoes that seem to turn the waters surface pink. Broad-billed Roller, Grey-backed Fiscal, and Rueppell’s Long-tailed Starling also all provided excellent looks as well as a group of Coqui Francolin that shuffled along next to the van. 

 

June 9: Lake Nakuru to Lake Baringo

Starting early in the morning we went off in search of one of Lake Nakurus specialties: the Grey-crested Helmetshrike. Luckily we picked this bird up with relative ease and got great looks as a flock fed noisily in an open tree. Quite pleased with ourselves, we headed off to find more amazing species. As we scanned the distant horizon, we were pleasantly startled when our driver stopped suddenly to point out a very close hyena with cubs lying near the road. Cameras soon began clicking as everyone took advantage of the excellent opportunity. As our cameras became full we went on our way and picked up some more excellent birds such as Red-headed Weaver, Wattled Starling, and Black-crowned Tchagra.

Lake Baringo is another very special part of Kenya and justly famous worldwide for its birds. Upon arrival we were thrilled to immediately pick up two of the regions specialty species: Hemprich’s and Jackson’s Hornbills. Arriving at Baringo Country Club we went on a short walk and picked some of the common birds of the area such as White-billed Buffalo-Weaver and great looks at Pearl-spotted Owlet. We were also thrilled to find a family of Senegal Thick-knee with two extremely small chicks whose camouflage hid them perfectly. The rest of the afternoon was spent sorting through a plethora of weavers. Lake Baringo is one of the only sites in the country for Northern Masked-Weaver and the feeders out back provided not only this species but also Little, Village, Speke’s, and Golden-backed Weavers.

 

June 10: Lake Baringo to Kakamega

No trip to Lake Baringo is complete without visiting the Baringo Cliffs and meeting the amazing Baringo Bird Boys. The boys have an amazing knowledge of the local area and up to date info on roosting owls, such as the Grayish Eagle-Owl, as well as being able to provide us with stupendous looks at the day roosts of Three-banded Courser and Slender-tailed Nightjar. Highlights of the cliffs included Bristle-crowned Starling, Pygmy Falcon, and absolutely stunning looks at African Pygmy Kingfisher.

Saying goodbye to Lake Baringo, our plans were slightly derailed as we left the Great Rift Valley and realized that one of the vans’ tires was completely flight. Never one to pass up the chance to see some birds, we got out and walked to the top of the small hill where one of Kenya’s most spectacular looking species could be heard giving its far-crying honk from across the ravine. Try as we might, we simply could not get views of the bird. Hearing an urgent call from our driver, we made our way back to the van only to discover that not only was the tire already changed, but our bird was hopping around in trees just above where we had pulled off the road. Quickly getting it in the scope, we were all rewarded with absolutely breathtaking views of White-crested Turaco! This bright green bird with its huge white crest definitely made the flat tire a fortuitous event!

Arriving at Kakamega, we had just enough time to see roosting African Green Pigeon before settling in for dinner and sleep after another exciting day.

 

June 11: Kakamega

Waking up early to the sounds of the forest is a far cry from the open savannahs where we had recently been spending our time and it took all our self-restraint not to rush out searching for birds before it was even light enough to see them. Kakamega is the last remnant patch of Congolese Rainforest in Kenya and provides a whole slew of spectacular species that can’t be found elsewhere in the country. From the drab greenbuls to the comical and brightly colored Great Blue Turaco, our day was filled with spectacular birds. It’s hard to pick out just a few species, but among the top would definitely have to be Red-headed Bluebill, Luehder’s Bushshrike, African Broadbill, and Turner’s Eremomela. A very cooperative Blue-headed Bee-eater provided not only great looks, but for those of us with photography in mind, it also gave us chances at some great shots.

 

June 12: Nzoia River

Located about an hour from Kakamega forest, this river is very close to the Ugandan border and offers the chance to see some more specialty species not found in the rest of the country. The rural community around this river is by no means as used to birders as people in the more traveled areas and it was great to get off the beaten track a bit. The children in the area were especially excited to have a chance to see through the scopes; although they weren’t quite as excited with Winding Cisticola as they were with stunning species like Red-chested and Copper Sunbirds. Other highlights, for us at least, included Black-headed and Slender-billed Weavers, Blue-spotted Wood-Dove, and stunning views of Blue-headed Coucal. Returning to Kakamega, a brief walk around the lodge provided breathtaking views of Red-headed Malimbe, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat and a chance to relax on the balcony and take in the splendor around us.

 

June 13: Dunge Swamp to Masai Mara

Leaving Kakamega, we worked our way down to Dunge Swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria. This massive inland lake is fringed with papyrus and provides spectacular scenery and great birding opportunities. Before even reaching the swamp, our driver was forced to slam on the brakes and pull to the side right in the heart of the town of Kisumu. A gorgeous Eastern Plantain-eater flew over the road and after a bit of searching was finally found feeding in a fruiting tree. This is not always an easy bird to find in the region and was a great introduction to Kisumu. Continuing on to the swamps themselves, one of the first birds encountered was a Double-toothed Barbet. The beauty of this species convinced us all to wade through the muck and we were well rewarded with spectacular views. Before starting the rest of our journey to the Masai Mara, other exciting species seen here included Madagascar Bee-eater and Allen’s Gallinule.

 

June 14-15: Masai Mara

The vast open plains dotted with acacias and an amazing abundance of wildlife is one of the most enduring images of Africa. Driving through the Masai Mara, the mammals that make Africa famous are constantly in evidence. For someone who has never been to Africa, it can be hard to imagine turning away from a lion or cheetah to examine a lark or cisticola, but by the end of our time here that’s exactly what we were doing. With massive numbers of hippo at the waterhole out back of our lodge, amazing views of hyena with cubs, a cheetah family stalking a herd of Thompson’s gazelle, nine different species of antelope, quite a few lion prides, giraffe, zebra, elephant, warthog, and hyrax, the mammal watching was spectacular. Even with all the mammals to distract us, we saw an amazing number of bird species. Some of the highlights include Marico Sunbird, Black-bellied Bustard, Rose-throated Longclaw, Miombo Wren-Warbler, and an amazing seven species of cisticola.

 

June 16: Masai Mara to Nairobi

After hearing all the stories of vehicles getting stuck in the mud, we were rather disappointed at it being our last day and never having really gotten stuck. We set off to fix this oversight as fast as possible and quickly accomplished our goal to the amusement of everyone involved. Luckily another vehicle was nearby and after a couple attempts managed to pull us out of the mud. This, accompanied by excellent views of Kori Bustard along the roadside, convinced us that we had truly gotten the full Kenyan experience. After an amazing dinner at the world-renowned Carnivore Restaurant it was time for us to all part ways and head back to our home countries. Luckily the memories of this amazing trip will keep us all going till we have a chance for another birding adventure!

 

 

 

Bird List

 

1

(Common) Ostrich

Struthio camelus

2

[Somali Ostrich]

[Struthio molybdophanes]

3

Little Grebe (Dabchick)

Tachybaptus ruficollis

4

Great White Pelican

Pelecanus onocrotalus

5

Pink-backed Pelican

Pelecanus rufescens

6

Great (White-breasted) Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

7

Long-tailed (Reed) Cormorant

Phalacrocorax africanus

8

Gray Heron

Ardea cinerea

9

Black-headed Heron

Ardea melanocephala

10

Goliath Heron

Ardea goliath

11

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

12

Great Egret (Egret)

Ardea alba

13

Intermediate Egret

Egretta intermedia

14

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

15

[Dimorphic Egret]

[Egretta dimorpha]

16

Squacco Heron

Ardeola ralloides

17

Madagascar Pond-Heron

Ardeola idae

18

Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

19

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

20

Little Bittern

Ixobrychus minutus

21

Hamerkop

Scopus umbretta

22

Yellow-billed Stork

Mycteria ibis

23

African Openbill

Anastomus lamelligerus

24

Abdim's Stork

Ciconia abdimii

25

Woolly-necked Stork

Ciconia episcopus

26

White Stork

Ciconia ciconia

27

Marabou Stork

Leptoptilos crumeniferus

28

Sacred Ibis

Threskiornis aethiopicus

29

Hadada Ibis

Bostrychia hagedash

30

African Spoonbill

Platalea alba

31

Greater Flamingo

Phoenicopterus roseus

32

Lesser Flamingo

Phoenicopterus minor

33

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Dendrocygna bicolor

34

White-faced Whistling-Duck

Dendrocygna viduata

35

White-backed Duck

Thalassornis leuconotus

36

Egyptian Goose

Alopochen aegyptiacus

37

Comb (Knob-billed) Duck

Sarkidiornis melanotos

38

African Black Duck

Anas sparsa

39

Cape Teal

Anas capensis

40

Yellow-billed Duck

Anas undulata

41

Red-billed Duck

Anas erythrorhyncha

42

Southern Pochard

Netta erythrophthalma

43

Maccoa Duck

Oxyura maccoa

44

African Cuckoo-Hawk

Aviceda cuculoides

45

Black-shouldered Kite

Elanus caeruleus

46

[Yellow-billed Kite]

[Milvus aigyptius]

47

African Fish-Eagle

Haliaeetus vocifer

48

White-backed Vulture

Gyps africanus

49

Rueppell's Griffon

Gyps rueppellii

50

Lappet-faced Vulture

Torgos tracheliotus

51

White-headed Vulture

Trigonoceps occipitalis

52

Black-breasted Snake-Eagle

Circaetus pectoralis

53

Brown Snake-Eagle

Circaetus cinereus

54

Bateleur

Terathopius ecaudatus

55

African Marsh-Harrier

Circus ranivorus

56

African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene)

Polyboroides typus

57

Lizard Buzzard

Kaupifalco monogrammicus

58

Dark Chanting-Goshawk

Melierax metabates

59

Eastern Chanting-Goshawk

Melierax poliopterus

60

Gabar Goshawk

Micronisus gabar

61

African Goshawk

Accipiter tachiro

62

Little Sparrowhawk

Accipiter minullus

63

Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk

Accipiter rufiventris

64

Black Goshawk

Accipiter melanoleucus

65

Eurasian (Steppe) Buzzard

Buteo buteo

66

Augur Buzzard

Buteo augur

67

Tawny Eagle

Aquila rapax

68

Wahlberg's Eagle

Aquila wahlbergi

69

Verreaux's Eagle

Aquila verreauxii

70

African Hawk-Eagle

Aquila spilogaster

71

Martial Eagle

Polemaetus bellicosus

72

Long-crested Eagle

Lophaetus occipitalis

73

Crowned Hawk-Eagle

Stephanoaetus coronatus

74

Secretary-bird

Sagittarius serpentarius

75

Pygmy Falcon

Polihierax semitorquatus

76

Greater (White-eyed) Kestrel

Falco rupicoloides

77

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

78

Coqui Francolin

Francolinus coqui

79

Crested Francolin

Francolinus sephaena

80

Shelley's Francolin

Francolinus shelleyi

81

Scaly Francolin

Francolinus squamatus

82

Yellow-necked Francolin (Spurfowl)

Francolinus leucoscepus

83

Red-necked Francolin (Spurfowl)

Francolinus afer

84

Jackson's Francolin

Francolinus jacksoni

85

Harlequin Quail

Coturnix delegorguei

86

Helmeted Guineafowl

Numida meleagris

87

Crested Guineafowl

Guttera pucherani

88

Vulturine Guineafowl

Acryllium vulturinum

89

Gray (Southern) Crowned-Crane

Balearica regulorum

90

White-spotted Flufftail

Sarothrura pulchra

91

Black Crake

Amaurornis flavirostris

92

Allen's Gallinule

Porphyrio alleni

93

Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

94

Lesser Moorhen

Gallinula angulata

95

Red-knobbed Coot

Fulica cristata

96

Kori Bustard

Ardeotis kori

97

White-bellied Bustard

Eupodotis senegalensis

98

Buff-crested Bustard

Eupodotis gindiana

99

Black-bellied Bustard

Lissotis melanogaster

100

African Jacana

Actophilornis africanus

101

Greater Painted-snipe

Rostratula benghalensis

102

Crab Plover

Dromas ardeola

103

Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

104

Pied Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

105

Water Thick-knee (Dikkop)

Burhinus vermiculatus

106

Senegal Thick-knee

Burhinus senegalensis

107

Spotted Thick-knee (Dikkop)

Burhinus capensis

108

Somali Courser

Cursorius somalensis

109

Temminck's Courser

Cursorius temminckii

110

Double-banded Courser

Smutsornis africanus

111

Three-banded (Heuglin's) Courser

Rhinoptilus cinctus

112

Madagascar Pratincole

Glareola ocularis

113

Blacksmith Plover

Vanellus armatus

114

Spur-winged Plover

Vanellus spinosus

115

Black-headed Lapwing

Vanellus tectus

116

Black-winged Lapwing

Vanellus melanopterus

117

Crowned Lapwing

Vanellus coronatus

118

Wattled Lapwing

Vanellus senegallus

119

Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

120

Kittlitz's Plover

Charadrius pecuarius

121

Three-banded Plover

Charadrius tricollaris

122

Chestnut-banded Plover

Charadrius pallidus

123

Lesser Sandplover

Charadrius mongolus

124

Greater Sandplover

Charadrius leschenaultii

125

African Snipe

Gallinago nigripennis

126

Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

127

Eurasian Curlew

Numenius arquata

128

Common Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

129

Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

130

Sooty Gull

Larus hemprichii

131

Herring [Heuglin's] Gull

Larus argentatus

132

Gray-headed Gull

Larus cirrocephalus

133

Gull-billed Tern

Sterna nilotica

134

Lesser Crested Tern

Sterna bengalensis

135

Great Crested (Swift) Tern

Sterna bergii

136

White-cheeked Tern

Sterna repressa

137

Whiskered Tern

Chlidonias hybridus

138

White-winged (Black) Tern

Chlidonias leucopterus

139

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

Pterocles exustus

140

Black-faced Sandgrouse

Pterocles decoratus

141

Rock (Feral) Pigeon

Columba livia

142

Speckled (Rock) Pigeon

Columba guinea

143

Rameron (Olive) Pigeon

Columba arquatrix

144

Delegorgue's (Eastern Bronze-naped) Pigeon

Columba delegorguei

145

Dusky Turtle-Dove

Streptopelia lugens

146

African Mourning Dove

Streptopelia decipiens

147

Red-eyed Dove

Streptopelia semitorquata

148

Ring-necked (Cape Turtle) Dove

Streptopelia capicola

149

Laughing Dove

Streptopelia senegalensis

150

Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove

Turtur chalcospilos

151

Blue-spotted Wood-Dove

Turtur afer

152

Tambourine Dove

Turtur tympanistria

153

Namaqua Dove

Oena capensis

154

African Green-Pigeon

Treron calva

155

Fischer's Lovebird

Agapornis fischeri

156

Red-fronted Parrot

Poicephalus gulielmi

157

Meyer's (Brown) Parrot

Poicephalus meyeri

158

Red-bellied (African Orange-bellied) Parrot

Poicephalus rufiventris

159

Great Blue Turaco

Corythaeola cristata

160

White-crested Turaco

Tauraco leucolophus

161

Fischer's Turaco

Tauraco fischeri

162

Hartlaub's Turaco

Tauraco hartlaubi

163

Ross's Turaco

Musophaga rossae

164

Bare-faced Go-away-bird

Corythaixoides personatus

165

White-bellied Go-away-bird

Corythaixoides leucogaster

166

Eastern (Gray) Plantain-eater

Crinifer zonurus

167

Pied (Black-and-white, Jacobin) Cuckoo

Clamator jacobinus

168

Red-chested Cuckoo

Cuculus solitarius

169

Black Cuckoo

Cuculus clamosus

170

Klaas's Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx klaas

171

African Emerald Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx cupreus

172

Dideric Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx caprius

173

Yellowbill (Green Coucal)

Ceuthmochares aereus

174

Blue-headed Coucal

Centropus monachus

175

Senegal Coucal

Centropus senegalensis

176

White-browed Coucal

Centropus superciliosus

177

Sokoke Scops-Owl

Otus ireneae

178

Cape [Mackinder's] Eagle-Owl

Bubo capensis mackinderi

179

Grayish Eagle-Owl

Bubo cinerascens

180

Verreaux's (Giant) Eagle-Owl

Bubo lacteus

181

Pearl-spotted Owlet

Glaucidium perlatum

182

Abyssinian (Montane) Nightjar

Caprimulgus poliocephalus

183

Slender-tailed Nightjar

Caprimulgus clarus

184

African Palm-Swift

Cypsiurus parvus

185

Mottled Swift

Tachymarptis aequatorialis

186

Nyanza Swift

Apus niansae

187

African (Black) Swift

Apus barbatus

188

Little Swift

Apus affinis

189

White-rumped Swift

Apus caffer

190

Speckled Mousebird

Colius striatus

191

Blue-naped Mousebird

Urocolius macrourus

192

Narina Trogon

Apaloderma narina

193

Malachite Kingfisher

Alcedo cristata

194

African Pygmy-Kingfisher

Ispidina picta

195

Gray-headed (Gray-hooded) Kingfisher

Halcyon leucocephala

196

Mangrove Kingfisher

Halcyon senegaloides

197

Striped Kingfisher

Halcyon chelicuti

198

Giant Kingfisher

Megaceryle maximus

199

Pied Kingfisher

Ceryle rudis

200

Blue-headed Bee-eater

Merops muelleri

201

White-fronted Bee-eater

Merops bullockoides

202

Little Bee-eater

Merops pusillus

203

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

Merops oreobates

204

White-throated Bee-eater

Merops albicollis

205

Madagascar (Olive) Bee-eater

Merops superciliosus

206

Lilac-breasted Roller

Coracias caudata

207

Rufous-crowned (Purple) Roller

Coracias naevia

208

Broad-billed Roller

Eurystomus glaucurus

209

(Eurasian) Hoopoe

Upupa epops

210

[African Hoopoe]

[Upupa africana]

211

Green (Red-billed) Woodhoopoe

Phoeniculus purpureus

212

Common (Greater) Scimitar-bill

Rhinopomastus cyanomelas

213

Abyssinian Scimitar-bill

Rhinopomastus minor

214

Red-billed Hornbill

Tockus erythrorhynchus

215

Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Tockus flavirostris

216

Jackson's Hornbill

Tockus jacksoni

217

Von der Decken's Hornbill

Tockus deckeni

218

Crowned Hornbill

Tockus alboterminatus

219

Hemprich's Hornbill

Tockus hemprichii

220

African Gray Hornbill

Tockus nasutus

221

Trumpeter Hornbill

Ceratogymna bucinator

222

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Ceratogymna brevis

223

Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill

Ceratogymna subcylindricus

224

Southern Ground-Hornbill

Bucorvus leadbeateri

225

Gray-throated Barbet

Gymnobucco bonapartei

226

Green Barbet

Stactolaema olivacea

227

Moustached (Green) Tinkerbird

Pogoniulus leucomystax

228

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird

Pogoniulus bilineatus

229

Red-fronted Tinkerbird

Pogoniulus pusillus

230

Yellow-spotted Barbet

Buccanodon duchaillui

231

Red-fronted Barbet

Tricholaema diademata

232

Spot-flanked Barbet

Tricholaema lachrymosa

233

Black-throated Barbet

Tricholaema melanocephala

234

White-headed Barbet

Lybius leucocephalus

235

Double-toothed Barbet

Lybius bidentatus

236

Red-and-yellow Barbet

Trachyphonus erythrocephalus

237

D'Arnaud's Barbet

Trachyphonus darnaudii

238

[Usambiro Barbet]

[Trachyphonus usambiro]

239

Greater (Black-throated) Honeyguide

Indicator indicator

240

Lesser Honeyguide

Indicator minor

241

Pallid Honeyguide

Indicator meliphilus

242

Cassin's Honeyguide (Honeybird)

Prodotiscus insignis

243

Nubian Woodpecker

Campethera nubica

244

Mombasa Woodpecker

Campethera mombassica

245

Tullberg's (Fine-banded)    Woodpecker

Campethera tullbergi

246

Cardinal Woodpecker

Dendropicos fuscescens

247

Bearded Woodpecker

Dendropicos namaquus

248

Gray Woodpecker

Dendropicos goertae

249

Gray-headed Woodpecker

Dendropicos spodocephalus

250

African Broadbill

Smithornis capensis

251

Rufous-naped Lark

Mirafra africana

252

Flappet Lark

Mirafra rufocinnamomea

253

Pink-breasted Lark

Calendulauda poecilosterna

254

Foxy (Fawn-colored, Abyssinian)  Lark

Calendulauda alopex

255

Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark

Eremopterix leucotis

256

Fischer's Sparrow-Lark

Eremopterix leucopareia

257

Red-capped Lark

Calandrella cinerea

258

Plain (Brown-throated Sand) Martin

Riparia paludicola

259

Banded Martin

Riparia cincta

260

Gray-rumped Swallow

Pseudhirundo griseopyga

261

Rock Martin

Ptyonoprogne fuligula

262

Angola Swallow

Hirundo angolensis

263

Wire-tailed Swallow

Hirundo smithii

264

Lesser Striped-Swallow

Cecropis abyssinica

265

Rufous-chested (Red-breasted) Swallow

Cecropis semirufa

266

Mosque Swallow

Cecropis senegalensis

267

Red-rumped Swallow

Cecropis daurica

268

White-headed Sawwing

Psalidoprocne albiceps

269

Blue (Black) Sawwing

Psalidoprocne pristoptera

270

African Pied Wagtail

Motacilla aguimp

271

Cape Wagtail

Motacilla capensis

272

Mountain (Long-tailed) Wagtail

Motacilla clara

273

Yellow-throated Longclaw

Macronyx croceus

274

Rosy-throated (Pink-throated, Rosy-breasted) Longclaw

Macronyx ameliae

275

Sharpe's Longclaw

Hemimacronyx sharpei

276

Plain-backed Pipit

Anthus leucophrys

277

African (Grassveld) Pipit

Anthus cinnamomeus

278

Malindi Pipit

Anthus melindae

279

Long-billed Pipit

Anthus similis

280

Gray Cuckoo-shrike

Coracina caesia

281

Petit's Cuckoo-shrike

Campephaga petiti

282

Black Cuckoo-shrike

Campephaga flava

283

Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike

Campephaga quiscalina

284

Common (Black-eyed) Bulbul

Pycnonotus barbatus

285

[Dodson's Bulbul]

[Pycnonotus dodsoni]

286

Shelley's [Kakamega] Greenbul

Andropadus masukuensis

287

Slender-billed Greenbul

Andropadus gracilirostris

288

(Zanzibar) Sombre Greenbul

Andropadus importunus

289

Yellow-whiskered Bulbul

Andropadus latirostris

290

Eastern Mountain-Greenbul

Andropadus nigriceps

291

Stripe-cheeked Bulbul (Greenbul)

Andropadus milanjensis

292

Yellow-throated Greenbul

Chlorocichla flavicollis

293

Yellow-bellied Greenbul

Chlorocichla flaviventris

294

Joyful Greenbul

Chlorocichla laetissima

295

Cabanis's Greenbul

Phyllastrephus cabanisi

296

Fischer's Greenbul

Phyllastrephus fischeri

297

Northern Brownbul

Phyllastrephus strepitans

298

Tiny Greenbul

Phyllastrephus debilis

299

Common (Red-tailed) Bristlebill

Bleda syndactyla

300

Eastern (Yellow-spotted) Nicator

Nicator gularis

301

Red-tailed Ant-Thrush

Neocossyphus rufus

302

White-tailed Ant-Thrush

Neocossyphus poensis

303

Little Rock-Thrush

Monticola rufocinereus

304

Abyssinian Ground-Thrush

Zoothera piaggiae

305

Orange Ground-Thrush

Zoothera gurneyi

306

Olive Thrush

Turdus olivaceus

307

[Taita Thrush]

[Turdus helleri]

308

African Thrush

Turdus pelios

309

African Bare-eyed Thrush

Turdus tephronotus

310

Brown-chested Alethe

Alethe poliocephala

311

Singing Cisticola

Cisticola cantans

312

Chubb's Cisticola

Cisticola chubbi

313

Hunter's Cisticola

Cisticola hunteri

314

Rattling Cisticola

Cisticola chiniana

315

Ashy Cisticola

Cisticola cinereolus

316

Winding Cisticola

Cisticola galactotes

317

Carruthers's Cisticola

Cisticola carruthersi

318

Tinkling (Levaillant's) Cisticola

Cisticola tinniens

319

Stout Cisticola

Cisticola robustus

320

Croaking Cisticola

Cisticola natalensis

321

Aberdare Cisticola

Cisticola aberdare

322

Tabora (Long-tailed) Cisticola

Cisticola angusticaudus

323

Siffling (Short-winged) Cisticola

Cisticola brachypterus

324

Zitting (Fan-tailed) Cisticola

Cisticola juncidis

325

Desert Cisticola

Cisticola aridulus

326

Pectoral-patch Cisticola

Cisticola brunnescens

327

Wing-snapping (Ayers's) Cisticola

Cisticola ayresii

328

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Prinia subflava

329

Pale Prinia

Prinia somalica

330

White-chinned Prinia

Prinia leucopogon

331

Banded Prinia

Prinia bairdii

332

Black-collared Apalis

Apalis pulchra

333

[Taita Apalis]

[Apalis fuscigularis]

334

Black-throated Apalis

Apalis jacksoni

335

Yellow-breasted Apalis

Apalis flavida

336

[Brown-tailed Apalis]

[Apalis flavocincta]

337

Chestnut-throated Apalis

Apalis porphyrolaema

338

Black-headed Apalis

Apalis melanocephala

339

Gray Apalis

Apalis cinerea

340

Red-fronted Warbler

Urorhipis rufifrons

341

Gray-capped Warbler

Eminia lepida

342

[Gray-backed Camaroptera]

[Camaroptera brevicaudata]

343

Olive-green Camaroptera

Camaroptera chloronota

344

Miombo (Pale) Camaroptera (Wren-Warbler)

Calamonastes undosus

345

Gray Wren-Warbler

Calamonastes simplex

346

African (Little Rush) Bush-Warbler

Bradypterus baboecala

347

Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler

Bradypterus cinnamomeus

348

Black-faced Rufous-Warbler

Bathmocercus rufus

349

(African) Moustached Grass-Warbler

Melocichla mentalis

350

African (Dark-capped) Yellow Warbler

Chloropeta natalensis

351

Mountain Yellow Warbler

Chloropeta similis

352

Buff-bellied Warbler

Phyllolais pulchella

353

Yellow-bellied Eremomela

Eremomela icteropygialis

354

Greencap Eremomela

Eremomela scotops

355

Turner's Eremomela

Eremomela turneri

356

White-browed Crombec

Sylvietta leucophrys

357

Northern Crombec

Sylvietta brachyura

358

Red-faced Crombec

Sylvietta whytii

359

Uganda Wood-Warbler

Phylloscopus budongoensis

360

Brown Woodland-Warbler

Phylloscopus umbrovirens

361

Banded Warbler (Parisoma)

Parisoma boehmi

362

Silverbird

Empidornis semipartitus

363

Pale Flycatcher

Bradornis pallidus

364

African Gray Flycatcher

Bradornis microrhynchus

365

White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher

Melaenornis fischeri

366

Northern Black-Flycatcher

Melaenornis edolioides

367

Southern Black-Flycatcher

Melaenornis pammelaina

368

Gambaga Flycatcher

Muscicapa gambagae

369

African Dusky Flycatcher

Muscicapa adusta

370

Ashy Flycatcher

Muscicapa caerulescens

371

Gray (Lead-colored) Tit-Flycatcher

Myioparus plumbeus

372

White-starred (Starred) Robin

Pogonocichla stellata

373

Equatorial Akalat

Sheppardia aequatorialis

374

East Coast Akalat (Gunning's Robin)

Sheppardia gunningi

375

Cape Robin-Chat

Cossypha caffra

376

Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat

Cossypha cyanocampter

377

Gray-winged Robin-Chat

Cossypha polioptera

378

Rueppell's Robin-Chat

Cossypha semirufa

379

White-browed Robin-Chat

Cossypha heuglini

380

Red-capped (Natal) Robin-Chat

Cossypha natalensis

381

Snowy-crowned (Snowy-headed) Robin-Chat

Cossypha niveicapilla

382

Spotted Morning-Thrush (Palm-Thrush)

Cichladusa guttata

383

(Eastern) Bearded Scrub-Robin

Cercotrichas quadrivirgata

384

Red-backed (White-browed) Scrub-Robin

Cercotrichas leucophrys

385

African Stonechat

Saxicola torquata

386

Mourning (Schalow's) Wheatear

Oenanthe lugens

387

Capped Wheatear

Oenanthe pileata

388

Brown-tailed (Rock) Chat

Cercomela scotocerca

389

Moorland (Alpine) Chat

Cercomela sordida

390

Northern Anteater-Chat

Myrmecocichla aethiops

391

Sooty Chat

Myrmecocichla nigra

392

Mocking Cliff-Chat

Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris

393

African Shrike-flycatcher

Megabyas flammulatus

394

Brown-throated (Common) Wattle-eye

Platysteira cyanea

395

Chestnut Wattle-eye

Platysteira castanea

396

Jameson's Wattle-eye

Platysteira jamesoni

397

Short-tailed (Forest) Batis

Batis mixta

398

Chinspot Batis

Batis molitor

399

Pale (East Coast) Batis

Batis soror

400

Pygmy Batis

Batis perkeo

401

(Little) Yellow Flycatcher

Erythrocercus holochlorus

402

African Blue-Flycatcher

Elminia longicauda

403

African (Blue-mantled) Crested-Flycatcher

Trochocercus cyanomelas

404

African Paradise-Flycatcher

Terpsiphone viridis

405

African Hill Babbler

Illadopsis abyssinica

406

Rufous Chatterer

Turdoides rubiginosus

407

Black-lored (Sharpe's) Babbler

Turdoides sharpei

408

Scaly Babbler

Turdoides squamulatus

409

Northern Pied-Babbler

Turdoides hypoleucus

410

Brown Babbler

Turdoides plebejus

411

Arrow-marked Babbler

Turdoides jardineii

412

White-bellied Tit

Melaniparus albiventris

413

Dusky Tit

Melaniparus funereus

414

Mouse-colored Penduline-Tit

Anthoscopus musculus

415

Plain-backed (Blue-throated) Sunbird

Anthreptes reichenowi

416

Kenya (Eastern) Violet-backed Sunbird

Anthreptes orientalis

417

Green Sunbird

Anthreptes rectirostris

418

Collared Sunbird

Hedydipna collaris

419

Amani Sunbird

Hedydipna pallidigaster

420

Green-headed Sunbird

Cyanomitra verticalis

421

Eastern Olive-Sunbird

Cyanomitra olivacea

422

Green-throated Sunbird

Chalcomitra rubescens

423

Amethyst (Black) Sunbird

Chalcomitra amethystina

424

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

Chalcomitra senegalensis

425

Hunter's Sunbird

Chalcomitra hunteri

426

Tacazze Sunbird

Nectarinia tacazze

427

Bronze Sunbird

Nectarinia kilimensis

428

Golden-winged Sunbird

Drepanorhynchus reichenowi

429

Northern Double-collared Sunbird

Cinnyris preussi

430

Eastern Double-collared Sunbird

Cinnyris mediocris

431

Beautiful Sunbird

Cinnyris pulchellus

432

Mariqua (Marico) Sunbird

Cinnyris mariquensis

433

Red-chested Sunbird

Cinnyris erythrocerca

434

Variable (Yellow-bellied) Sunbird

Cinnyris venustus

435

Copper Sunbird

Cinnyris cupreus

436

African Yellow White-eye

Zosterops senegalensis

437

Broad-ringed (Montane) White-eye

Zosterops poliogastrus

438

[Taita White-eye]

[Zosterops silvanus]

439

White-breasted (Abyssinian) White-eye

Zosterops abyssinicus

440

African Golden Oriole

Oriolus auratus

441

African Black-headed Oriole

Oriolus larvatus

442

Black-tailed (Montane) Oriole

Oriolus percivali

443

Gray-backed Fiscal

Lanius excubitoroides

444

Long-tailed Fiscal

Lanius cabanisi

445

Taita Fiscal

Lanius dorsalis

446

Common Fiscal (Shrike)

Lanius collaris

447

Magpie (Long-tailed) Shrike

Corvinella melanoleuca

448

White-rumped (Northern White-crowned) Shrike

Eurocephalus rueppelli

449

Brubru

Nilaus afer

450

Northern Puffback

Dryoscopus gambensis

451

Pringle's Puffback

Dryoscopus pringlii

452

Black-backed Puffback

Dryoscopus cubla

453

Pink-footed Puffback

Dryoscopus angolensis

454

Black-crowned Tchagra

Tchagra senegala

455

Brown-crowned (Three-streaked) Tchagra

Tchagra australis

456

Luehder's Bushshrike

Laniarius luehderi

457

Tropical Boubou

Laniarius aethiopicus

458

Black-headed Gonolek

Laniarius erythrogaster

459

Papyrus Gonolek

Laniarius mufumbiri

460

Slate-colored Boubou

Laniarius funebris

461

Rosy-patched Bushshrike

Rhodophoneus cruentus

462

Black-fronted Bushshrike

Telophorus nigrifrons

463

White (White-crested) Helmetshrike

Prionops plumatus

464

Gray-crested Helmetshrike

Prionops poliolophus

465

Retz's (Red-billed) Helmetshrike

Prionops retzii

466

Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike

Prionops scopifrons

467

Square-tailed Drongo

Dicrurus ludwigii

468

Fork-tailed (Common) Drongo

Dicrurus adsimilis

469

House Crow

Corvus splendens

470

Cape (Black) Crow (Rook)

Corvus capensis

471

Pied Crow

Corvus albus

472

White-necked (White-naped) Raven

Corvus albicollis

473

Wattled Starling

Creatophora cinerea

474

Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling

Lamprotornis chalybaeus

475

Rueppell's (Long-tailed) Glossy-Starling

Lamprotornis purpuropterus

476

Golden-breasted Starling

Lamprotornis regius

477

Black-bellied Glossy-Starling

Lamprotornis corruscus

478

Superb Starling

Lamprotornis superbus

479

Hildebrandt's Starling

Lamprotornis hildebrandti

480

Violet-backed (Plum-coloured)   Starling

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

481

Fischer's Starling

Spreo fischeri

482

Red-winged Starling

Onychognathus morio

483

Waller's Starling

Onychognathus walleri

484

Bristle-crowned Starling

Onychognathus salvadorii

485

Stuhlmann's Starling

Poeoptera stuhlmanni

486

Kenrick's Starling

Poeoptera kenricki

487

Red-billed Oxpecker

Buphagus erythrorhynchus

488

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

Buphagus africanus

489

White-billed Buffalo-Weaver

Bubalornis albirostris

490

Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver

Bubalornis niger

491

White-headed Buffalo-Weaver

Dinemellia dinemelli

492

Speckle-fronted Weaver

Sporopipes frontalis

493

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver

Plocepasser mahali

494

Gray-headed (Gray-capped) Social-Weaver

Pseudonigrita arnaudi

495

Black-capped Social-Weaver

Pseudonigrita cabanisi

496

Baglafecht Weaver

Ploceus baglafecht

497

Slender-billed Weaver

Ploceus pelzelni

498

Little Weaver

Ploceus luteolus

499

Lesser Masked-Weaver

Ploceus intermedius

500

Spectacled Weaver

Ploceus ocularis

501

Black-necked Weaver

Ploceus nigricollis

502

Black-billed Weaver

Ploceus melanogaster

503

African Golden-Weaver

Ploceus subaureus

504

Holub's Golden-Weaver

Ploceus xanthops

505

Golden Palm Weaver

Ploceus bojeri

506

Northern Brown-throated Weaver

Ploceus castanops

507

Northern Masked-Weaver

Ploceus taeniopterus

508

Vitelline Masked-Weaver

Ploceus vitellinus

509

Village (Black-headed) Weaver

Ploceus cucullatus

510

Speke's Weaver

Ploceus spekei

511

Black-headed Weaver

Ploceus melanocephalus

512

Golden-backed Weaver

Ploceus jacksoni

513

Chestnut Weaver

Ploceus rubiginosus

514

Forest (Dark-backed) Weaver

Ploceus bicolor

515

Brown-capped Weaver

Ploceus insignis

516

Red-headed Malimbe

Malimbus rubricollis

517

Red-headed Weaver

Anaplectes rubriceps

518

Red-billed Quelea

Quelea quelea

519

Orange (Northern Red) Bishop

Euplectes franciscanus

520

Zanzibar (Red) Bishop

Euplectes nigroventris

521

Yellow (Yellow-rumped) Bishop

Euplectes capensis

522

Fan-tailed Widowbird

Euplectes axillaris

523

Yellow-shouldered (Yellow-mantled) Widowbird

Euplectes macrourus

524

White-winged Widowbird

Euplectes albonotatus

525

Red-collared Widowbird

Euplectes ardens

526

Long-tailed Widowbird

Euplectes progne

527

Jackson's Widowbird

Euplectes jacksoni

528

Gray-headed Negrofinch

Nigrita canicapilla

529

Green-winged Pytilia

Pytilia melba

530

Abyssinian Crimson-wing

Cryptospiza salvadorii

531

Red-headed Bluebill

Spermophaga ruficapilla

532

Bar-breasted Firefinch

Lagonosticta rufopicta

533

Red-billed Firefinch

Lagonosticta senegala

534

Jameson's Firefinch

Lagonosticta rhodopareia

535

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

Uraeginthus bengalus

536

Blue-capped Cordonbleu

Uraeginthus cyanocephalus

537

Purple Grenadier

Uraeginthus ianthinogaster

538

Yellow-bellied Waxbill

Estrilda quartinia

539

Crimson-rumped Waxbill

Estrilda rhodopyga

540

Common Waxbill

Estrilda astrild

541

Black-crowned Waxbill

Estrilda nonnula

542

Black-cheeked (Black-faced) Waxbill

Estrilda erythronotos

543

African Quailfinch

Ortygospiza fuscocrissa

544

African Silverbill

Euodice cantans

545

Gray-headed (Munia) Silverbill

Odontospiza griseicapilla

546

Bronze Mannikin

Spermestes cucullatus

547

Black-and-white (Red-backed) Mannikin

Spermestes bicolor poensis

548

Rufous-backed Mannikin

Spermestes bicolor nigriceps

549

Cut-throat (Finch)

Amadina fasciata

550

Village Indigobird (Widowfinch)

Vidua chalybeata

551

Straw-tailed Whydah

Vidua fischeri

552

Pin-tailed Whydah

Vidua macroura

553

Eastern Paradise-Whydah

Vidua paradisaea

554

Parasitic Weaver (Cuckoo Finch)

Anomalospiza imberbis

555

Cinnamon-breasted (Rock) Bunting

Emberiza tahapisi

556

(African) Golden-breasted Bunting

Emberiza flaviventris

557

Somali (Golden-breasted) Bunting

Emberiza poliopleura

558

Oriole Finch

Linurgus olivaceus

559

Yellow-crowned [Cape] Canary

Serinus flavivertex

560

African Citril

Serinus citrinelloides

561

Southern [Easte African] Citril

Serinus hyposticutus

562

Reichenow's (Yellow-rumped) Seedeater

Serinus reichenowi

563

Yellow-fronted Canary

Serinus mozambicus

564

White-bellied Canary

Serinus dorsostriatus

565

Streaky Seedeater

Serinus striolatus

566

Thick-billed Seedeater

Serinus burtoni

567

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

568

Kenya [Rufous] Sparrow

Passer rufocinctus

569

Gray-headed Sparrow

Passer griseus

570

Parrot-billed Sparrow

Passer gongonensis

571

Swaheli Sparrow

Passer suahelicus

572

Chestnut Sparrow

Passer eminibey

573

Yellow-spotted Petronia

Petronia pyrgita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mammal list

 

1

Black-and-white (Guereza) Colobus

Colobus guereza

2

Olive Baboon

Papio anubis

3

Yellow Baboon

Papio cynocephalus

4

Vervet Monkey

Cercopithecus pygerythrus

5

Gentle (Blue) Monkey

Cercopithecus mitis

6

Gentle (Sykes) Monkey

Cercopithecus mitis albogularis

7

Red-tailed Monkey

Cercopithecus ascanius

8

Silver Galago

Otolemur argentatus

9

Golden-rumped Elephant Shrew

Rhynchocyon chrysopygus

10

Scrub Hare

Lepus saxatilis

11

Red-legged Sun Squirrel

Heliosciurus rufobrachium

12

Crested Porcupine

Hystrix cristata

13

Black-backed Jackal

Canis mesomelus

14

Bat-eared Fox

Otocyon megalotis

15

Egyptian Mongoose

Herpestes ichneumon

16

Dwarf Mongoose

Helogale parvula

17

Banded Mongoose

Mungos mungo

18

White-tailed Mongoose

Ichneumia albicauda

19

Spotted Hyaena

Crocuta crocuta

20

Common (Large-spotted) Genet

Genetta geneta

21

Leopard

Panthera pardus

22

Lion

Panthera leo

23

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

24

Black-necked Rock Hyrax

Procavia johnstoni

25

Southern Tree Hyrax

Dendrohyrax arboreus

26

African Elephant

Loxodonta africana

27

Common (Grant's) Zebra

Equus quagga boehmi

28

Black Rhinoceros

Diceros bicornis

29

White Rhinoceros

Ceratotherium simum

30

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus amphibius

31

Giant Forest Hog

Hylochoerus meinertzhageni

32

Common Warthog

Pharcochoerus africanus

33

Masai Giraffe

Giraffa tippelskirchi

34

Rothschild's Giraffe

Giraffa rothschildi

35

African (Cape) Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

36

Bushbuck

Tragelaphus scriptus

37

Eland

Taurotragus oryx

38

Kirk's Dikdik

Madoqua kirkii

39

Bohor Reedbuck

Redunca redunca

40

Waterbuck

Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa

41

Thomson's (Red-fronted) Gazelle

Gazella rufifrons

42

Grant's Gazelle

Gazella granti

43

Gerenuk

Litocranius walleri

44

Impala

Aepyceros melampus

45

Topi

Damaliscus korrigum

46

Coke's Hartebeest

Alcelaphus buselaphus cokei

47

White-bearded Gnu

Connochaetes taurinus albojubatus