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Uganda Bird Checklist

Written by  Jan 16, 2013

Today, Uganda christined Africa's birding capital by many birders boasts 1076 species bird Checklist. This is up to 60% of the Birds of Africa and 11% percent of the worlds. The juicy checklist which is a result of major African avifauna biomes has got the country a top rated birding destination in Arica.

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Number of species: 1076
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 31
Number of introduced species: 1

 

Species in bold text have been seen and comfirmed by our guides but not yet on the official list

V = Vulneable, NT = Near Threatened, ED = Endangered, RA = Rare / Accidental, I = Introduced, EC = Endemic

 

BIRDS OF UGANDA - 1076 SPECIES

Scientific Name

 
     
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus  
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata  
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor  
White-backed Duck Thalassornis leuconotus  
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos  
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii  
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca  
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis  
African Pygmy-Goose Nettapus auritus  
African Black Duck Anas sparsa  
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope RA
Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata  
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata  
Red-billed Duck Anas erythrorhyncha  
Northern Pintail Anas acuta  
Hottentot Teal Anas hottentota  
Garganey Anas querquedula  
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca  
Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma  
Common Pochard Aythya ferina  
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca RA/NT
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula  
Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa RA/NT
 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris  
Crested Guineafowl Guttera pucherani  
 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae
Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus  
Nahan's Francolin Ptilopachus nahani ED
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Blue Quail Synoicus adansonii  
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix  
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei  
Handsome Francolin Pternistis nobilis  
Heuglin's Francolin Pternistis icterorhynchus  
Scaly Francolin Pternistis squamatus  
Hildebrandt's Francolin Pternistis hildebrandti  
Jackson's Francolin Pternistis jacksoni  
Clapperton's Francolin Pternistis clappertoni  
Yellow-necked Francolin Pternistis leucoscepus  
Red-necked Francolin Pternistis afer  
Crested Francolin Francolinus sephaena  
Coqui Francolin Peliperdix coqui  
Latham's Francolin Peliperdix lathami  
Red-winged Francolin Scleroptila levaillantii  
Ring-necked Francolin Scleroptila streptophora NT
Orange River Francolin Scleroptila gutturalis  
Moorland Francolin Scleroptila psilolaema  
Shelley's Francolin Scleroptila shelleyi  
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis  
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus  
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis RA
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus  
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Southern Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus RA
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus  
Black Stork Ciconia nigra  
Abdim's Stork Ciconia abdimii  
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus  
White Stork Ciconia ciconia  
Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumenifer  
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis  
 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo  
Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus  
 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae
African Darter Anhinga rufa  
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus  
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens  
 
PELECANIFORMES: Balaenicipitidae
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex V
 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta  
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris RA
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus  
Dwarf Bittern Ixobrychus sturmii  
White-crested Bittern Tigriornis leucolopha RA
Gray Heron Ardea cinerea  
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala  
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath  
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea  
Great Egret Ardea alba  
Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia  
Little Egret Egretta garzetta  
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis RA
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca  
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides  
Madagascar Pond-Heron Ardeola idae RA/ED
Rufous-bellied Heron Ardeola rufiventris  
Striated Heron Butorides striata  
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax  
White-backed Night-Heron Gorsachius leuconotus  
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus  
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus  
Olive Ibis Bostrychia olivacea  
Spot-breasted Ibis Bostrychia rara  
Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash  
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia  
African Spoonbill Platalea alba  
 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae
Secretary-bird Sagittarius serpentarius V
 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus  
 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus  
Scissor-tailed Kite Chelictinia riocourii  
African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus  
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis  
Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus NT
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus ED
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus  
African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides  
White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis V
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos V
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus ED
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus ED
Rueppell's Griffon Gyps rueppelli ED
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus NT
Congo Serpent-Eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis  
Short-toed Snake-Eagle Circaetus gallicus RA
Beaudouin's Snake-Eagle Circaetus beaudouini V
Black-breasted Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis  
Brown Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinereus  
Banded Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinerascens  
Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus  
Crowned Hawk-Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus NT
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus V
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis  
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina  
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga V
Wahlberg's Eagle Hieraaetus wahlbergi  
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus  
Ayres's Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii  
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax  
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis  
Cassin's Hawk-Eagle Aquila africana  
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii  
African Hawk-Eagle Aquila spilogaster  
Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus  
Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates  
Eastern Chanting-Goshawk Melierax poliopterus  
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar  
Grasshopper Buzzard Butastur rufipennis  
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus  
African Marsh-Harrier Circus ranivorus  
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus  
African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro  
Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk Accipiter castanilius  
Shikra Accipiter badius  
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes RA
Red-thighed Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus  
Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus  
Ovampo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis  
Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris  
Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus  
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus  
Black Kite Milvus migrans  
African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo  
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus  
Red-necked Buzzard Buteo auguralis  
Augur Buzzard Buteo augur  
 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae
Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori NT
Denham's Bustard Neotis denhami NT
White-bellied Bustard Eupodotis senegalensis  
Buff-crested Bustard Eupodotis gindiana  
Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster  
Hartlaub's Bustard Lissotis hartlaubii  
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus  
Corn Crake Crex crex  
African Rail Rallus caerulescens  
African Crake Crecopsis egregia  
Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra  
Little Crake Porzana parva RA
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla RA
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana RA
Striped Crake Aenigmatolimnas marginalis RA
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni  
African Swamphen Porphyrio madagascariensis  
Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus  
Lesser Moorhen Gallinula angulata  
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata  
 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae
Gray-throated Rail Canirallus oculeus  
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra  
Buff-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura elegans  
Red-chested Flufftail Sarothrura rufa  
 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae
African Finfoot Podica senegalensis  
 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae
Gray Crowned-Crane Balearica regulorum ED
Black Crowned-Crane Balearica pavonina RA/V
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae
Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus  
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus RA
Indian Thick-knee Burhinus indicus  
Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis  
Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Pluvianidae
Egyptian Plover Pluvianus aegyptius RA
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus  
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola  
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva RA
Long-toed Lapwing Vanellus crassirostris  
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus  
Black-headed Lapwing Vanellus tectus  
White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps RA
Senegal Lapwing Vanellus lugubris  
Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus  
Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus  
Brown-chested Lapwing Vanellus superciliosus  
Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus RA
Greater Sand-Plover Charadrius leschenaultii RA
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus  
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius  
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus  
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula  
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius  
Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris  
Forbes's Plover Charadrius forbesi RA
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae
Greater Painted-Snipe Rostratula benghalensis  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae
Lesser Jacana Microparra capensis  
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus  
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos  
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus  
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus  
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia  
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes RA
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis  
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola  
Common Redshank Tringa totanus  
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus  
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica RA
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres  
Ruff Calidris pugnax  
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus RA
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea  
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii  
Sanderling Calidris alba  
Dunlin Calidris alpina RA
Little Stint Calidris minuta  
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus  
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago  
African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis  
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus RA
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae
Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus  
Hottentot Buttonquail Turnix hottentottus  
Quail-plover Ortyxelos meiffrenii RA
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Temminck's Courser Cursorius temminckii  
Three-banded Courser Rhinoptilus cinctus  
Bronze-winged Courser Rhinoptilus chalcopterus  
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola  
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT
Madagascar Pratincole Glareola ocularis RA/V
Rock Pratincole Glareola nuchalis  
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei RA
Gray-hooded Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus  
Pallas's Gull Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus RA
Herring Gull Larus argentatus  
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans  
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus  
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica  
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia RA
Black Tern Chlidonias niger  
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus  
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida  
Common Tern Sterna hirundo RA
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis RA
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris NT
 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii RA
Four-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles quadricinctus  
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia I
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea  
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta  
Rameron Pigeon Columba arquatrix  
Delegorgue's Pigeon Columba delegorguei  
Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques  
Lemon Dove Columba larvata  
White-naped Pigeon Columba albinucha NT
European Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur  
Dusky Turtle-Dove Streptopelia lugens  
Mourning Collared-Dove Streptopelia decipiens  
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata  
Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola  
Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea  
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis  
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur chalcospilos  
Black-billed Wood-Dove Turtur abyssinicus  
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer  
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria  
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis  
Bruce's Green-Pigeon Treron waalia  
African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus  
 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae
Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata  
Black-billed Turaco Tauraco schuettii  
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus  
Hartlaub's Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi  
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus  
Ruwenzori Turaco Ruwenzorornis johnstoni  
Ross's Turaco Musophaga rossae  
Bare-faced Go-away-bird Corythaixoides personatus  
White-bellied Go-away-bird Corythaixoides leucogaster  
Eastern Plantain-eater Crinifer zonurus  
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus  
Levaillant's Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii  
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius  
Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti  
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius  
Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus  
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus  
African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis  
Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus  
Madagascar Cuckoo Cuculus rochii RA
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi  
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus  
Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx montanus  
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis  
Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas  
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus  
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius  
Yellowbill Ceuthmochares aereus  
Black Coucal Centropus grillii  
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster  
Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus  
Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis  
White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus  
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
African Grass-Owl Tyto capensis  
Barn Owl Tyto alba  
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
European Scops-Owl Otus scops  
African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis  
Northern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis leucotis  
Southern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis granti  
Cape Eagle-Owl Bubo capensis  
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus  
Grayish Eagle-Owl Bubo cinerascens  
Fraser's Eagle-Owl Bubo poensis  
Shelley's Eagle-Owl Bubo shelleyi NT
Verreaux's Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus  
Pel's Fishing-Owl Scotopelia peli  
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum  
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum  
Chestnut Owlet Glaucidium castaneum  
African Wood-Owl Strix woodfordii  
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus  
Marsh Owl Asio capensis  
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Pennant-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus vexillarius  
Standard-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus longipennis  
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus  
Sombre Nightjar Caprimulgus fraenatus RA
Nubian Nightjar Caprimulgus nubicus  
Black-shouldered Nightjar Caprimulgus nigriscapularis  
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis  
Abyssinian Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus  
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus ruwenzorii  
Swamp Nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis  
Plain Nightjar Caprimulgus inornatus  
Star-spotted Nightjar Caprimulgus stellatus  
Freckled Nightjar Caprimulgus tristigma  
Bates's Nightjar Caprimulgus batesi  
Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus  
Slender-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus clarus  
Square-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii  
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri  
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini  
Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini  
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus  
Alpine Swift Apus melba  
Mottled Swift Apus aequatorialis  
Common Swift Apus apus  
Nyanza Swift Apus niansae  
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus RA
African Swift Apus barbatus  
Little Swift Apus affinis  
Horus Swift Apus horus  
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer  
African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus  
 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae
Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus  
Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus  
 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae
Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina  
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum  
 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops  
 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae
Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus  
White-headed Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus bollei  
Forest Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus castaneiceps  
Black Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus aterrimus  
Common Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas  
Abyssinian Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus minor  
 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucorvidae
Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus  
Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri V
 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae
Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus  
Crowned Hornbill Lophoceros alboterminatus  
African Pied Hornbill Lophoceros fasciatus  
Hemprich's Hornbill Lophoceros hemprichii  
African Gray Hornbill Lophoceros nasutus  
Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus flavirostris  
Jackson's Hornbill Tockus jacksoni  
Von der Decken's Hornbill Tockus deckeni  
Northern Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus  
White-crested Hornbill Horizocerus albocristatus  
Black Dwarf Hornbill Horizocerus hartlaubi  
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata  
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus  
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes cylindricus V
White-thighed Hornbill Bycanistes albotibialis  
Piping Hornbill Bycanistes fistulator  
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata  
Shining-blue Kingfisher Alcedo quadribrachys  
Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus  
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster  
African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina picta  
African Dwarf Kingfisher Ispidina lecontei  
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia  
Gray-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala  
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis  
Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica  
Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti  
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima  
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis  
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis  
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki  
White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides  
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus  
Blue-breasted Bee-eater Merops variegatus  
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates  
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus  
White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis  
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis  
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus  
Madagascar Bee-eater Merops superciliosus  
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster  
Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus  
Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides RA
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus NT
Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus  
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus  
Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias naevius  
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus  
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis  
 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae
Yellow-billed Barbet Trachyphonus purpuratus  
Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii  
Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus
D'Arnaud's Barbet Trachyphonus darnaudii  
Gray-throated Barbet Gymnobucco bonapartei  
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus  
Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus simplex  
Moustached Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax  
Western Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaea  
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus  
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus  
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus  
Red-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus pusillus  
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus  
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui  
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta  
Red-fronted Barbet Tricholaema diademata  
Spot-flanked Barbet Tricholaema lacrymosa  
Black-throated Barbet Tricholaema melanocephala  
White-headed Barbet Lybius leucocephalus  
Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies NT
Black-billed Barbet Lybius guifsobalito  
Black-collared Barbet Lybius torquatus  
Double-toothed Barbet Lybius bidentatus  
Black-breasted Barbet Lybius rolleti  
 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae
Cassin's Honeyguide Prodotiscus insignis  
Wahlberg's Honeyguide Prodotiscus regulus  
Zenker's Honeyguide Melignomon zenkeri  
Dwarf Honeyguide Indicator pumilio NT
Willcocks's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi  
Pallid Honeyguide Indicator meliphilus  
Least Honeyguide Indicator exilis  
Thick-billed Honeyguide Indicator conirostris  
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor  
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus  
Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus  
Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator  
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus  
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla  
Rufous-necked Wryneck Jynx ruficollis  
African Piculet Sasia africana  
Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica  
Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni  
Green-backed Woodpecker Campethera cailliautii  
Tullberg's Woodpecker Campethera tullbergi  
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa  
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli  
Speckle-breasted Woodpecker Dendropicos poecilolaemus  
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens  
Gabon Woodpecker Dendropicos gabonensis  
Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus  
Golden-crowned Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus  
Elliot's Woodpecker Dendropicos elliotii  
African Gray Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae  
Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos griseocephalus  
Brown-backed Woodpecker Dendropicos obsoletus  
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus  
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni  
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus  
Greater Kestrel Falco rupicoloides RA
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex  
Gray Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus  
Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera  
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus RA/NT
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis RA
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae  
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor RA/NT
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo  
African Hobby Falco cuvierii  
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus  
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug RA/NT
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  
Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha V
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri  
Black-collared Lovebird Agapornis swindernianus  
Red-headed Lovebird Agapornis pullarius  
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Gray Parrot Psittacus erithacus  
Brown-necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus  
Meyer's Parrot Poicephalus meyeri  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae
African Broadbill Smithornis capensis  
Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Eurylaimidae
Grauer's Broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri V
 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae
African Pitta Pitta angolensis  
Green-breasted Pitta Pitta reichenowi  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae
Brown-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira cyanea  
Black-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira peltata  
Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea  
Jameson's Wattle-eye Platysteira jamesoni  
Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye Platysteira concreta  
Ruwenzori Batis Batis diops  
Chinspot Batis Batis molitor  
Gray-headed Batis Batis orientalis  
Black-headed Batis Batis minor  
Pygmy Batis Batis perkeo  
Ituri Batis Batis ituriensis  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae
White Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus  
Yellow-crested Helmetshrike Prionops alberti V
Red-billed Helmetshrike Prionops caniceps  
Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike Prionops rufiventris  
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus  
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher Bias musicus  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae
Brubru Nilaus afer  
Northern Puffback Dryoscopus gambensis  
Red-eyed Puffback Dryoscopus senegalensis  
Pink-footed Puffback Dryoscopus angolensis  
Marsh Tchagra Tchagra minutus  
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus  
Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis  
Three-streaked Tchagra Tchagra jamesi  
Luehder's Bushshrike Laniarius luehderi  
Tropical Boubou Laniarius major  
Black-headed Gonolek Laniarius erythrogaster  
Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri NT
Slate-colored Boubou Laniarius funebris  
Lowland Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus  
Willard's Sooty Boubou Laniarius willardi  
Mountain Sooty Boubou Laniarius poensis  
Fuelleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni  
Gray-green Bushshrike Telophorus bocagei  
Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike Telophorus sulfureopectus  
Many-colored Bushshrike Telophorus multicolor  
Doherty's Bushshrike Telophorus dohertyi  
Fiery-breasted Bushshrike Malaconotus cruentus  
Lagden's Bushshrike Malaconotus lagdeni NT
Gray-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae
Gray Cuckooshrike Coracina caesia  
White-breasted Cuckooshrike Coracina pectoralis  
Black Cuckooshrike Campephaga flava  
Petit's Cuckooshrike Campephaga petiti  
Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike Campephaga phoenicea  
Purple-throated Cuckooshrike Campephaga quiscalina  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio  
Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides  
Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus  
Emin's Shrike Lanius gubernator  
Lesser Gray Shrike Lanius minor  
Gray-backed Fiscal Lanius excubitorius  
Taita Fiscal Lanius dorsalis  
Mackinnon's Shrike Lanius mackinnoni  
Northern Fiscal Lanius humeralis  
Souza's Shrike Lanius souzae  
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus RA
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator  
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina  
White-rumped Shrike Eurocephalus rueppelli  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus  
African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus  
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrhynchus  
African Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus  
Black-tailed Oriole Oriolus percivali  
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis  
Velvet-mantled Drongo Dicrurus modestus  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher Trochocercus nitens  
African Crested-Flycatcher Trochocercus cyanomelas  
Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer  
African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer  
Pied Crow Corvus albus  
Somali Crow Corvus edithae  
Fan-tailed Raven Corvus rhipidurus  
White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae
Western Nicator Nicator chloris  
Yellow-throated Nicator Nicator vireo  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae
Singing Bushlark Mirafra cantillans  
White-tailed Lark Mirafra albicauda  
Red-winged Lark Mirafra hypermetra  
Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana  
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea  
Pink-breasted Lark Calendulauda poecilosterna  
Foxy Lark Calendulauda alopex  
Rufous-rumped Lark Pinarocorys erythropygia  
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis  
Fischer's Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucopareia  
Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea  
Sun Lark Galerida modesta  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola  
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia  
Banded Martin Riparia cincta  
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula  
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  
Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica  
Angola Swallow Hirundo angolensis  
White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita  
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii  
Montane Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea V
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica  
Lesser Striped-Swallow Cecropis abyssinica  
Rufous-chested Swallow Cecropis semirufa  
Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis  
Common House-Martin Delichon urbicum  
White-headed Sawwing Psalidoprocne albiceps  
Black Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera  
Gray-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae
African Blue-Flycatcher Elminia longicauda  
White-tailed Blue-Flycatcher Elminia albicauda  
Dusky Crested-Flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata  
White-bellied Crested-Flycatcher Elminia albiventris  
White-tailed Crested-Flycatcher Elminia albonotata  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae
White-shouldered Black-Tit Melaniparus guineensis  
White-winged Black-Tit Melaniparus leucomelas  
White-bellied Tit Melaniparus albiventris  
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus  
Stripe-breasted Tit Melaniparus fasciiventer  
Somali Tit Melaniparus thruppi  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae
Mouse-colored Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus musculus  
Yellow Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus parvulus  
African Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus caroli  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae
African Spotted-Creeper Salpornis salvadori  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae
Slender-billed Greenbul Stelgidillas gracilirostris  
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus  
Lesser Bristlebill Bleda notatus  
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis  
Eastern Mountain-Greenbul Arizelocichla nigriceps  
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex  
Joyful Greenbul Chlorocichla laetissima  
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator  
Yellow-throated Greenbul Atimastillas flavicollis  
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus  
Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura  
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus  
Eastern Bearded-Greenbul Criniger chloronotus  
Gray Greenbul Eurillas gracilis  
Ansorge's Greenbul Eurillas ansorgei RA
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris  
Yellow-whiskered Greenbul Eurillas latirostris  
Little Greenbul Eurillas virens  
Leaf-love Phyllastrephus scandens  
Northern Brownbul Phyllastrephus strepitans  
Toro Olive-Greenbul Phyllastrephus hypochloris  
Cabanis's Greenbul Phyllastrephus cabanisi  
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus  
Sassi's Greenbul Phyllastrephus lorenzi  
Xavier's Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri  
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis  
Yellow-streaked Greenbul Phyllastrephus flavostriatus  
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens  
Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti  
White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys  
Northern Crombec Sylvietta brachyura  
Red-faced Crombec Sylvietta whytii  
Moustached Grass-Warbler Melocichla mentalis  
Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans  
Gray Longbill Macrosphenus concolor  
Grauer's Warbler Graueria vittata  
Green Hylia Hylia prasina  
Tit-hylia Pholidornis rushiae  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii  
Neumann's Warbler Urosphena neumanni  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae
Red-faced Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus laetus  
Uganda Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus budongoensis  
Brown Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens  
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus  
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita  
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae
Papyrus Yellow-Warbler Calamonastides gracilirostris V
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida  
African Yellow-Warbler Iduna natalensis  
Mountain Yellow-Warbler Iduna similis  
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida  
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina  
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris  
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus  
African Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus  
Basra Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis RA/ED
Lesser Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris  
Greater Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus rufescens  
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae
Fan-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola brevirostris  
Evergreen-forest Warbler Bradypterus lopezi  
Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus  
Grauer's Swamp-Warbler Bradypterus graueri ED
Little Rush-Warbler Bradypterus baboecala  
White-winged Swamp-Warbler Bradypterus carpalis  
Bamboo Warbler Bradypterus alfredi  
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis RA
 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae
Black-collared Apalis Apalis pulchra  
Ruwenzori Apalis Apalis ruwenzorii  
Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps  
Black-throated Apalis Apalis jacksoni  
Masked Apalis Apalis binotata  
Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata  
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida  
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis  
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema  
Gray Apalis Apalis cinerea  
Karamoja Apalis Apalis karamojae V
Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura  
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris  
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota  
Red-fronted Warbler Urorhipis rufifrons  
Miombo Wren-Warbler Calamonastes undosus RA
Gray Wren-Warbler Calamonastes simplex  
White-chinned Prinia Schistolais leucopogon  
Red-winged Gray Warbler Drymocichla incana  
Cricket Longtail Spiloptila clamans  
Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops  
Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans  
Whistling Cisticola Cisticola lateralis  
Trilling Cisticola Cisticola woosnami  
Chubb's Cisticola Cisticola chubbi  
Hunter's Cisticola Cisticola hunteri  
Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola aberrans  
Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana  
Boran Cisticola Cisticola Bodessa  
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps  
Wailing Cisticola Cisticola lais  
Winding Cisticola Cisticola galactotes  
Carruthers's Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi  
Stout Cisticola Cisticola robustus  
Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis  
Tabora Cisticola Cisticola angusticauda  
Siffling Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus  
Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes  
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis  
Black-backed Cisticola Cisticola eximius  
Wing-snapping Cisticola Cisticola ayresii  
Gray-capped Warbler Eminia lepida  
Black-faced Rufous-Warbler Bathmocercus rufus  
Buff-bellied Warbler Phyllolais pulchella  
Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava  
Pale Prinia Prinia somalica  
Banded Prinia Prinia bairdii  
Red-winged Prinia Prinia erythroptera  
Yellow-vented Eremomela Eremomela flavicrissalis  
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis  
Green-backed Eremomela Eremomela canescens  
Greencap Eremomela Eremomela scotops  
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps  
Turner's Eremomela Eremomela turneri ED
 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae
African Hill Babbler Sylvia abyssinica  
Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla  
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin  
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria  
Brown Warbler Sylvia lugens  
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae
African Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens  
Pale-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis rufipennis  
Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera  
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis albipectus  
Puvel's Illadopsis Illadopsis puveli  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae
Rufous Chatterer Turdoides rubiginosa  
Dusky Babbler Turdoides tenebrosa  
Black-lored Babbler Turdoides sharpei  
Brown Babbler Turdoides plebejus  
Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii  
Red-collared Mountain-Babbler Turdoides rufocincta NT
Capuchin Babbler Turdoides atripennis  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Promeropidae
Gray-chested Illadopsis Kakamega poliothorax  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae
Yellow-bellied Hyliota Hyliota flavigaster  
Southern Hyliota Hyliota australis  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae
Silverbird Empidornis semipartitus  
Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus  
Grayish Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus  
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri  
Northern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides  
Southern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina  
Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus  
African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata  
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata  
Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae RA
Sooty Flycatcher Muscicapa infuscata  
Swamp Flycatcher Muscicapa aquatica  
Chapin's Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu V
Dusky-brown Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta  
Yellow-footed Flycatcher Muscicapa sethsmithi  
Dusky-blue Flycatcher Muscicapa comitata  
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini  
Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens  
Gray-throated Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus griseigularis  
Gray Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus  
Fire-crested Alethe Alethe diademata  
Forest Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucosticta  
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas galactotes  
Brown-backed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas hartlaubi  
Red-backed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys  
White-bellied Robin-Chat Cossyphicula roberti  
Archer's Robin-Chat Cossypha archeri  
Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra  
Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat Cossypha cyanocampter  
Gray-winged Robin-Chat Cossypha polioptera  
White-browed Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini  
Red-capped Robin-Chat Cossypha natalensis  
Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha niveicapilla  
Collared Palm-Thrush Cichladusa arquata  
Spotted Morning-Thrush Cichladusa guttata  
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata  
Brown-chested Alethe Pseudalethe poliocephala  
Red-throated Alethe Pseudalethe poliophrys  
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax  
Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis  
Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis  
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia RA
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos  
Semicollared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata NT
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca  
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis  
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus  
Little Rock-Thrush Monticola rufocinereus  
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis  
Miombo Rock-Thrush Monticola angolensis  
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra  
African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus  
Sooty Chat Myrmecocichla nigra  
White-fronted Black-Chat Myrmecocichla albifrons  
Mocking Cliff-Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Familiar Chat Cercomela familiaris  
Moorland Chat Cercomela sordida  
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe  
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka  
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti  
Capped Wheatear Oenanthe pileata RA
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina  
Heuglin's Wheatear Oenanthe heuglini  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae
Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush Neocossyphus fraseri  
Red-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus rufus  
White-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus poensis  
Black-eared Ground-Thrush Geokichla camaronensis  
Gray Ground-Thrush Geokichla princei  
Oberlaender's Ground-Thrush Geokichla oberlaenderi NT
Abyssinian Ground-Thrush Geokichla piaggiae  
Kivu Ground-Thrush Geokichla tanganjicae  
Abyssinian Thrush Turdus abyssinicus  
African Thrush Turdus pelios  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae
Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea  
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster  
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris  
Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio  
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus  
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri  
Bristle-crowned Starling Onychognathus salvadorii  
Magpie Starling Speculipastor bicolor RA
Sharpe's Starling Pholia sharpii  
Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris  
Stuhlmann's Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni  
Purple-headed Starling Hylopsar purpureiceps  
Rueppell's Starling Lamprotornis purpuroptera  
Splendid Starling Lamprotornis splendidus  
Superb Starling Lamprotornis superbus  
Lesser Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus  
Greater Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus  
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus  
Bronze-tailed Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae
Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus  
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae
Fraser's Sunbird Deleornis fraseri  
Gray-headed Sunbird Deleornis axillaris  
Western Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei  
Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis  
Seimund's Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi  
Green Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris  
Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris  
Pygmy Sunbird Hedydipna platura  
Green-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra verticalis  
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema  
Blue-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra alinae  
Western Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra obscura  
Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens  
Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina  
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis  
Purple-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia purpureiventris  
Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze  
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis  
Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa  
Red-tufted Sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni  
Golden-winged Sunbird Drepanorhynchus reichenowi  
Olive-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris chloropygius  
Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus  
Stuhlmann's Sunbird Cinnyris stuhlmanni  
Prigogine's Sunbird Cinnyris prigoginei  
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi  
Greater Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris afer  
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius  
Beautiful Sunbird Cinnyris pulchellus  
Mariqua Sunbird Cinnyris mariquensis  
Red-chested Sunbird Cinnyris erythrocercus  
Purple-banded Sunbird Cinnyris bifasciatus  
Orange-tufted Sunbird Cinnyris bouvieri  
Palestine Sunbird Cinnyris osea  
Shining Sunbird Cinnyris habessinicus  
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus  
Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus  
Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava  
Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis  
Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea  
Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara  
White Wagtail Motacilla alba  
African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp  
African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus  
Jackson's Pipit Anthus latistriatus  
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis  
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris RA
Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys  
Striped Pipit Anthus lineiventris RA
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis  
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus  
Short-tailed Pipit Anthus brachyurus  
Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus RA
Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana RA
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi  
Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris  
Somali Bunting Emberiza poliopleura RA
Brown-rumped Bunting Emberiza affinis  
Cabanis's Bunting Emberiza cabanisi  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus  
Yellow-crowned Canary Serinus flavivertex  
White-rumped Seedeater Serinus leucopygius  
Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus  
African Citril Serinus citrinelloides  
Western Citril Serinus frontalis  
Papyrus Canary Serinus koliensis  
Black-throated Canary Serinus atrogularis  
Reichenow's Seedeater Serinus reichenowi  
White-bellied Canary Serinus dorsostriatus  
Brimstone Canary Serinus sulphuratus  
Streaky Seedeater Serinus striolatus  
Thick-billed Seedeater Serinus burtoni  
Streaky-headed Seedeater Serinus gularis  
Reichard's Seedeater Serinus reichardi  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus  
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow Passer shelleyi  
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow Passer griseus  
Parrot-billed Sparrow Passer gongonensis  
Chestnut Sparrow Passer eminibey  
Yellow-spotted Petronia Petronia pyrgita  
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae
White-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis albirostris  
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger  
White-headed Buffalo-Weaver Dinemellia dinemelli  
Speckle-fronted Weaver Sporopipes frontalis  
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali  
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser superciliosus  
Gray-headed Social-Weaver Pseudonigrita arnaudi  
Red-bellied Malimbe Malimbus erythrogaster  
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens  
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus  
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis  
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps  
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht  
Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus  
Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni  
Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis  
Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis  
Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster  
Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus  
Holub's Golden-Weaver Ploceus xanthops  
Orange Weaver Ploceus aurantius  
Northern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus castanops  
Lesser Masked-Weaver Ploceus intermedius  
Vitelline Masked-Weaver Ploceus vitellinus  
Heuglin's Masked-Weaver Ploceus heuglini  
Fox's Weaver Ploceus spekeoides EC/NT
Vieillot's Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus  
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus  
Weyns's Weaver Ploceus weynsi  
Black-headed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus  
Golden-backed Weaver Ploceus jacksoni  
Chestnut Weaver Ploceus rubiginosus  
Cinnamon Weaver Ploceus badius  
Golden-naped Weaver Ploceus aureonucha RA/ED
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor  
Maxwell's Black Weaver Ploceus albinucha  
Forest Weaver Ploceus bicolor  
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis  
Compact Weaver Pachyphantes superciliosus  
Cardinal Quelea Quelea cardinalis  
Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops  
Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea  
Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus  
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix  
Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus  
Black Bishop Euplectes gierowii  
Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer  
Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis  
White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus  
Yellow-shouldered Widowbird Euplectes macroura  
Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens  
Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris  
Marsh Widowbird Euplectes hartlaubi  
Grosbeak Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae
Pale-fronted Nigrita Nigrita luteifrons  
Gray-headed Nigrita Nigrita canicapillus  
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor  
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus  
Jameson's Antpecker Parmoptila jamesoni  
White-collared Oliveback Nesocharis ansorgei  
Gray-headed Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata  
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia  
Green-backed Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula  
Shelley's Crimson-wing Cryptospiza shelleyi V
Dusky Crimson-wing Cryptospiza jacksoni  
Abyssinian Crimson-wing Cryptospiza salvadorii  
Red-faced Crimson-wing Cryptospiza reichenovii  
Fawn-breasted Waxbill Estrilda paludicola  
Orange-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda RA
Crimson-rumped Waxbill Estrilda rhodopyga  
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes  
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild  
Black-crowned Waxbill Estrilda nonnula  
Kandt's Waxbill Estrilda kandti  
Black-faced Waxbill Estrilda erythronotos  
Black-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda charmosyna  
Grant's Bluebill Spermophaga poliogenys  
Red-headed Bluebill Spermophaga ruficapilla  
Black-bellied Seedcracker Pyrenestes ostrinus  
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Uraeginthus bengalus  
Purple Grenadier Granatina ianthinogaster  
Dybowski's Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii  
Dusky Twinspot Euschistospiza cinereovinacea
Brown Twinspot Clytospiza monteiri  
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera  
Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba  
Orange-winged Pytilia Pytilia afra  
Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala  
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta  
Black-faced Firefinch Lagonosticta larvata  
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara  
African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata  
Jameson's Firefinch Lagonosticta rhodopareia  
Cut-throat Amadina fasciata  
Zebra Waxbill Sporaeginthus subflavus  
African Quail Finch Ortygospeza fuscocrissa  
Black-faced Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis  
Black-chinned Quailfinch Ortygospiza gabonensis  
Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullata  
Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes bicolor  
Magpie Mannikin Spermestes fringilloides  
African Silverbill Euodice cantans  
Grey-headed Silverbill Odontospiza griseicapilla  
 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura  
Eastern Paradise-Whydah Vidua paradisaea  
Steel-blue Whydah Vidua hypocherina  
Straw-tailed Whydah Vidua fischeri  
Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata  
Wilson's Indigobird Vidua wilsoni  
Parasitic Weaver Anomalospiza imberbis  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

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Common Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

common squacco heron

The Common Squacco Heron is a palearctic migrant, breeding in southern Europe and Greater Middle East, and wintering in Africa.

This small heron is stocky with a short neck, short thick bill and buff-brown back, growing to 44–47 cm long (bill tip to tail, 20–23 cm width and 80–92 cm of wingspan.

The Squacco Heron breeds in marshy wetland habitats of warm countries. The birds nest in small colonies, often with other wading birds, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs where they lay up to 3-4 eggs.

Their diet consist of fish, frogs and insects.

Shoebill Balaeniceps rex

Diet: Lungfishes, Catfish, Tilapia, Frogs, Reptiles, and small mammal

Habitat and feeding: Swamps, marshes, particular floating vegetation, generally muddy areas on fresh water bodies

The Shoebill is a massive bird, growing to heights of 3-1/2ft to 4-1/2ft tall.

The birds nest solitarily, laying one to three eggs in a large flat nest built amid swamp grasses or sedges, usually in remote areas. These eggs measure 80 to 90 mm high by 56 to 61 mm and weigh around 164 g. It takes 140 days of nest-attendance to get from new-laid egg to independent offspring and it takes three to four years to get from newly independent offspring to mature adult.

This species is considered to be one of the five most desirable birds in Africa by ornithologists.

Mountain Gorilla

(Gorilla beringei beringei)

Mountain gorillas are the largest living primates and the world's most endangered apes with a population of less than 800 individuals world over- none in zoos. They are found in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

They share 97% DNA with human beings! They are our closest living cousins after the Chimpanzee.

They have up to 25 vocalization for communication

Mountain Gorillas are shy, social and very active during day. They live in families of 8-25 members with one leading male (The Silver Back).

Gorillas have a lifespan of 50 years in the wild. They reproduce at a very slow speed with a gestation period of approximately 8.5 months and an interval of four years to the next birth.

Diet: Mainly herbivores eating fruits, herbs, leaves, stems, roots and shoots. Sometimes ingest small insects like ants and termites.

Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)

The Village Weaver is a stocky 15–17 cm bird with a strong conical bill and dark reddish eyes.

This weaver builds a large coarsely woven nest made of grass and leaf strips with a downward facing entrance which is suspended from a branch in a tree. 2-3 eggs are laid. This is a colonial breeder, so many nests may hang from one tree.

Village Weaver feeds principally on seeds and grain, and can be a crop pest, but it will readily take insects, especially when feeding young, which partially redresses the damage to agriculture.

The calls of this bird include harsh buzzes and chattering.

Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)

This sedentary medium-sized wading bird of 56 cm long, weighing 470 gm  is know to occur from Africa to coastal southwest Arabia wetlands.

Hamerkops feed during the day, the main diet consists of amphibians and fish. Sometimes, they eat shrimp, insects and rodents. They walk in shallow water looking for prey, shuffling one foot at a time on the bottom or suddenly opening their wings to flush prey out of hiding.

Hamerkops, of all birds make the biggest nest in the trees, sometimes more than 1.5 m across, comprising perhaps 10,000 sticks and strong enough to support a man's weight. A mud-plastered entrance 13 to 18 cm wide in the bottom leads through a tunnel up to 60 cm long to a nesting chamber big enough for the parents and young.

They lay 3 to 7 eggs that start white but soon become stained. Both sexes incubate for 28 to 30 days. The chicks leave the nest at 44 to 50 days.

In culture, the bird is associated to bad omen; Some cultures in Uganda believe, when the bird patches on ones house then they are likely to be struck by lightening. In some places, when it calls over the house, people know that someone close to them has died. The Kalahari Bushmen believe that the inimical god Khauna would not like anyone to kill a Hamerkop. According to an old Malagasy belief, anyone who destroys its nest will get leprosy, and a Malagasy poem calls it an "evil bird". Such beliefs have given the bird some protection.

Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)

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The Goliath Heron, is the world's largest heron. It measures 120–152 cm height, 185–230 cm wingspan and weighs 4–5 kg.

The species is very aquatic, even by heron standards, inhabiting marshes around lakes, swamps, mangrove wetlands, reefs with few cool water, and sometimes river deltas within elevations from see level to to 2,100 m. 

Goliath Herons generally prefer to nest on islands or islands of vegetation coinciding with the start of the rains. The birds may abandon a nesting site if the island becomes attached to the mainland. They nest fairly low in variously sedge, reeds, bushes, trees or even on rocks or large tree stumps. The nests are large, often measuring around 1 to 1.5 m in diameter. In these nests they lay pale blue eggs, averaging 72 mm by 54 mm and weighing around 108 g. The clutch size can range from 2 to 5. Incubation lasts 24 to 30 days.

Mainly prey on fish, specializing in relatively large fish. The largest fish targeted may measure 50 cm although the heron may not be able to swallow prey up to this size. Small fish are generally ignored and the average Goliath catches around 2 or 3 fish a day. Breams, Mullet, Tilapia and carp have locally been recorded as preferred species. Frogs, prawns, small mammals, lizards, snakes, insects and even carrion are also part of the diet.

Greater Blue-eared Starling

(Lamprotornis chalybaeus)

The Greater Blue-eared Starling is among the starlings with short tails. Grows to up to 23 cm from bill to tail.

Sexes are similar except the immature which is generally duller compared to the iridescent blue-green coloured adult.

They nest in holes in trees, either natural or excavated by woodpeckers. And sometimes in large stick nests of the Sacred Ibis or Abdim's Stork. Here they lay 3 to 5 eggs which are greenish-blue with some brown or purple spots, and hatch in 13–14 days. The chicks leave the nest in another 23 days.

Greater Blue-eared Starlings are omnivore, taking a wide range of invertebrates seeds and berries, especially figs, but insects are the main diet.

White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis)

 

The very gregarious White-throated Bee-eaters grow to 19–21 cm length, excluding the tail streamers, which can exceed an additional 21 cm length.

Sexes are similar and weigh between 20 and 28 grams. 

White-throated Bee-eaters breeds in dry sandy open country, where nest colonially in sandy banks or open flat areas. They make a relatively long 1–2 m tunnel in which 6 to 7 spherical white eggs are laid. Both the male and the female take care of the eggs, but up to five helpers also assist with caring for the young.

Predominantly, they eat insects, especially bees, wasps, ants, beetles and hornets, which are caught in the air by sorties from an open perch.

 

Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola cristata)

Turacos are a group of African near-passerines. The Great Blue Turaco is the largest turaco and also the largest species in the diverse Cuculiformes order (which includes the cuckoos).

Generally, the Great Blue Turaco is 70–76 cm in length with a mass of 800–1,231 g. In the Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Great Blue Turaco is actively hunted for meat and feathers. The blue and yellow tail feathers are prized for making good luck talismans.

Grauer's Broadbill (Pseudocalyptomena graueri)

Grauer's Broadbill

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Aves, Family: Eurylaimidae, Genus: Pseudocalyptomena, Species: Pseudocalyptomena graueri

The Grauer's Broadbill or African Green Broadbill (Pseudocalyptomena graueri) is an actual broadbill, one of only a few African representatives of a primarily Asian family. It is bright green with a blue throat and vent and a small bill, quite unlike those of the other broadbills. It is endemic to the Albertine Rift Mountains of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests where it forages in canopies.

It is one of the African Big Five bird species, highly sought after by ornithologists but very elusive.

The species is both globally endangered and endangered according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus)

Blue-breasted Bee-eater

Kingdom: Amimalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Aves, Order: Coraciiformes, Family: Meropidae, Genus: Merops

The Blue-breasted Bee-eater is endemic to Africa and just as the name suggests, predominantly eats flying insects, especially bees and wasps, which are caught in the air by sallies from an open perch. While pursue any type of flying insect, honey bees predominate in their diet. Hymenoptera (ants, bees and wasps) comprise from 20% to 96% of all insects eaten, with honey bees comprising approximately one-third of the Hymenoptera.

 

Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill (Bycanistes subcylindricus)

Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill

The Black-and-white-casqued Hornbillis a large hornbill, approximately 70 cm of length. It has an oversized blackish bill with large casque. The female is slightly smaller than the male, and has a significantly smaller casque.

The Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill is found in wooded habitats in central and western Africa, ranging from western Kenya to Côte d'Ivoire with an isolated population in north Angola.

A monogamous species, pairs nest in suitable tree cavities. The female usually lays up to two eggs. The diet consists mainly of figs, fruits, insects and small animals found in the trees.

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