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Rwanda Bird Checklist

Rwanda Bird Checklist | Rwanda Birds | List of Rwanda Birds | Where to Watch Birds | Good Birds
Number of species: 721
Number of globally threatened species: 21
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2016-07-01
Last modified: 2018-02-18
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 Rare/Accidental
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
African Pygmy-Goose Nettapus auritus
Garganey Spatula querquedula
Hottentot Teal Spatula hottentota
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata Rare/Accidental
African Black Duck Anas sparsa
Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata
Red-billed Duck Anas erythrorhyncha
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca Rare/Accidental
Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma
Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa Vulnerable
GALLIFORMES: Numididae
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
Crested Guineafowl Guttera pucherani Rare/Accidental
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Blue Quail Synoicus adansonii
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei
Handsome Francolin Pternistis nobilis
Scaly Francolin Pternistis squamatus
Hildebrandt’s Francolin Pternistis hildebrandti
Red-necked Francolin Pternistis afer
Coqui Francolin Peliperdix coqui
Red-winged Francolin Scleroptila levaillantii
Ring-necked Francolin Scleroptila streptophora Near-threatened
Shelley’s Francolin Scleroptila shelleyi
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus
Black Stork Ciconia nigra Rare/Accidental
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
Long-tailed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae
African Darter Anhinga rufa
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
PELECANIFORMES: Balaenicipitidae
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex Vulnerable
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Dwarf Bittern Ixobrychus sturmii
Gray Heron Ardea cinerea
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis Rare/Accidental
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca Rare/Accidental
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Madagascar Pond-Heron Ardeola idae Endangered
Rufous-bellied Heron Ardeola rufiventris
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
White-backed Night-Heron Gorsachius leuconotus Rare/Accidental
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
African Spoonbill Platalea alba
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae
Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
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 Rare/Accidental
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus
African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides
White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis Critically endangered
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos Endangered
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus Critically endangered
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus Critically endangered
Rüppell’s Griffon Gyps rueppelli Critically endangered
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Near-threatened
Beaudouin’s Snake-Eagle Circaetus beaudouini Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-breasted Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinereus
Banded Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinerascens
Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus
Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus Near-threatened
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus Vulnerable
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina
Wahlberg’s Eagle Hieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis Endangered
Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle Aquila africana
Verreaux’s Eagle Aquila verreauxii Rare/Accidental
African Hawk-Eagle Aquila spilogaster
Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates Rare/Accidental
Eastern Chanting-Goshawk Melierax poliopterus
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar
Grasshopper Buzzard Butastur rufipennis Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus
African Marsh-Harrier Circus ranivorus
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Near-threatened
Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus
African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro
Shikra Accipiter badius
Red-thighed Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus Rare/Accidental
Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus
Ovambo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis
Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris
Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus
Black Kite Milvus migrans
African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus Near-threatened
Augur Buzzard Buteo augur
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae
Denham’s Bustard Neotis denhami Near-threatened
Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Corn Crake Crex crex Rare/Accidental
African Rail Rallus caerulescens
African Crake Crecopsis egregia
Striped Crake Amaurornis marginalis Rare/Accidental
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Black Crake Zapornia flavirostra
Baillon’s Crake Zapornia pusilla
Allen’s Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
African Swamphen Porphyrio madagascariensis
Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Lesser Moorhen Gallinula angulata
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra
Buff-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura elegans
Red-chested Flufftail Sarothrura rufa
Chestnut-headed Flufftail Sarothrura lugens
Streaky-breasted Flufftail Sarothrura boehmi
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae
African Finfoot Podica senegalensis
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae
Gray Crowned-Crane Balearica regulorum Endangered
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae
Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis Rare/Accidental
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Rare/Accidental
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Rare/Accidental
Long-toed Lapwing Vanellus crassirostris
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus Rare/Accidental
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps Rare/Accidental
Senegal Lapwing Vanellus lugubris
Black-winged Lapwing Vanellus melanopterus Rare/Accidental
Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus
Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
Brown-chested Lapwing Vanellus superciliosus
Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus Rare/Accidental
Greater Sand-Plover Charadrius leschenaultii Rare/Accidental
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus
Kittlitz’s Plover Charadrius pecuarius
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Rare/Accidental
Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris
Forbes’s Plover Charadrius forbesi Rare/Accidental
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae
Greater Painted-Snipe Rostratula benghalensis
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae
Lesser Jacana Microparra capensis
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Rare/Accidental
Red Knot Calidris canutus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruff Calidris pugnax
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus Rare/Accidental
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Near-threatened
Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii
Sanderling Calidris alba
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Great Snipe Gallinago media Near-threatened
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Rare/Accidental
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Common Redshank Tringa totanus Rare/Accidental
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae
Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus
Hottentot Buttonquail Turnix hottentottus
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Temminck’s Courser Cursorius temminckii
Three-banded Courser Rhinoptilus cinctus Rare/Accidental
Bronze-winged Courser Rhinoptilus chalcopterus
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Near-threatened
Rock Pratincole Glareola nuchalis Rare/Accidental
Gray Pratincole Glareola cinerea Rare/Accidental
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Gray-hooded Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus Rare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Rare/Accidental
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Rare/Accidental
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Rare/Accidental
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis Rare/Accidental
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris Near-threatened
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced species
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta
Rameron Pigeon Columba arquatrix
Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques
Lemon Dove Columba larvata
Dusky Turtle-Dove Streptopelia lugens
Mourning Collared-Dove Streptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur chalcospilos
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae
Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
Black-billed Turaco Tauraco schuettii
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus
Ruwenzori Turaco Ruwenzorornis johnstoni
Ross’s Turaco Musophaga rossae
Bare-faced Go-away-bird Corythaixoides personatus
Eastern Plantain-eater Crinifer zonurus
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis
Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus
White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus
Black Coucal Centropus grillii
Blue Malkoha Ceuthmochares aereus
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Levaillant’s Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
Klaas’s Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx montanus
Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis
Madagascar Cuckoo Cuculus rochii
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
African Grass-Owl Tyto capensis
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Congo Bay-Owl Phodilus prigoginei Rare/Accidental Endangered
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis
Southern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis granti
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus
Fraser’s Eagle-Owl Bubo poensis
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
Albertine Owlet Glaucidium albertinum Vulnerable
African Wood-Owl Strix woodfordii
African Long-eared Owl Asio abyssinicus Rare/Accidental
Marsh Owl Asio capensis
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Pennant-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus vexillarius
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
Black-shouldered Nightjar Caprimulgus nigriscapularis Rare/Accidental
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus ruwenzorii
Swamp Nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis
Freckled Nightjar Caprimulgus tristigma
Slender-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus clarus Rare/Accidental
Square-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae
Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri Rare/Accidental
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus
Alpine Swift Apus melba
Mottled Swift Apus aequatorialis
Common Swift Apus apus
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
Common Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucorvidae
Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri Vulnerable
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae
Crowned Hornbill Lophoceros alboterminatus
African Gray Hornbill Lophoceros nasutus
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata Rare/Accidental
Shining-blue Kingfisher Alcedo quadribrachys
Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina picta
Gray-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica Rare/Accidental
Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris Rare/Accidental
Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
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 Rare/Accidental
White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
Madagascar Bee-eater Merops superciliosus
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus
Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias naevius Rare/Accidental
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae
Yellow-billed Barbet Trachyphonus purpuratus
Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii
Gray-throated Barbet Gymnobucco bonapartei
Western Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaea
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus
Spot-flanked Barbet Tricholaema lacrymosa
White-headed Barbet Lybius leucocephalus Rare/Accidental
Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies Near-threatened
Black-collared Barbet Lybius torquatus
Double-toothed Barbet Lybius bidentatus
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae
Green-backed Honeyguide Prodotiscus zambesiae Rare/Accidental
Wahlberg’s Honeyguide Prodotiscus regulus
Dwarf Honeyguide Indicator pumilio Near-threatened
Willcocks’s Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi
Least Honeyguide Indicator exilis
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus
Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Rufous-necked Wryneck Jynx ruficollis
Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica Rare/Accidental
Bennett’s Woodpecker Campethera bennettii
Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni
Green-backed Woodpecker Campethera cailliautii
Tullberg’s Woodpecker Campethera tullbergi
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa
Speckle-breasted Woodpecker Dendropicos poecilolaemus
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus
Elliot’s Woodpecker Dendropicos elliotii
African Gray Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae
Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos griseocephalus
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus Rare/Accidental
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Gray Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus
Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Near-threatened
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis
Eleonora’s Falcon Falco eleonorae Rare/Accidental
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor Vulnerable
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
African Hobby Falco cuvierii
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae
Red-headed Lovebird Agapornis pullarius
Fischer’s Lovebird Agapornis fischeri Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Gray Parrot Psittacus erithacus
Brown-necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus
Meyer’s Parrot Poicephalus meyeri
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae
African Broadbill Smithornis capensis
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae
African Pitta Pitta angolensis
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae
Brown-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira cyanea
Black-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira peltata
Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye Platysteira concreta
Ruwenzori Batis Batis diops
Chinspot Batis Batis molitor
Black-headed Batis Batis minor
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae
White Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus
Red-billed Helmetshrike Prionops caniceps Extirpated
Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike Prionops rufiventris Rare/Accidental
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae
Brubru Nilaus afer
Northern Puffback Dryoscopus gambensis
Black-backed Puffback Dryoscopus cubla
Red-eyed Puffback Dryoscopus senegalensis
Pink-footed Puffback Dryoscopus angolensis
Marsh Tchagra Tchagra minutus
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis
Lühder’s Bushshrike Laniarius luehderi
Tropical Boubou Laniarius major
Black-headed Gonolek Laniarius erythrogaster
Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri Near-threatened
Slate-colored Boubou Laniarius funebris
Willard’s Sooty Boubou Laniarius willardi
Mountain Sooty Boubou Laniarius poensis
Fülleborn’s Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni
Gray-green Bushshrike Telophorus bocagei Rare/Accidental
Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike Telophorus sulfureopectus
Many-colored Bushshrike Telophorus multicolor
Doherty’s Bushshrike Telophorus dohertyi
Lagden’s Bushshrike Malaconotus lagdeni Near-threatened
Gray-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae
Gray Cuckooshrike Coracina caesia
White-breasted Cuckooshrike Coracina pectoralis Rare/Accidental
Black Cuckooshrike Campephaga flava
Petit’s Cuckooshrike Campephaga petiti
Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike Campephaga phoenicea
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides
Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus
Lesser Gray Shrike Lanius minor
Gray-backed Fiscal Lanius excubitoroides
Mackinnon’s Shrike Lanius mackinnoni
Northern Fiscal Lanius humeralis
Souza’s Shrike Lanius souzae
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus
African Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus
Black-tailed Oriole Oriolus percivali
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
Velvet-mantled Drongo Dicrurus modestus
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae
African Crested-Flycatcher Trochocercus cyanomelas
African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae
Pied Crow Corvus albus
White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae
Dusky Lark Pinarocorys nigricans Rare/Accidental
Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea
Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Banded Martin Riparia cincta
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Angola Swallow Hirundo angolensis
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Montane Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Lesser Striped-Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested Swallow Cecropis semirufa Rare/Accidental
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
White-tailed Blue Flycatcher Elminia albicauda
White-bellied Crested-Flycatcher Elminia albiventris
White-tailed Crested-Flycatcher Elminia albonotata
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae
White-winged Black-Tit Melaniparus leucomelas
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus
Stripe-breasted Tit Melaniparus fasciiventer
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae
African Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus caroli
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae
African Spotted-Creeper Salpornis salvadori
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae
Slender-billed Greenbul Stelgidillas gracilirostris
Black-collared Bulbul Neolestes torquatus Rare/Accidental
Shelley’s Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis
Eastern Mountain-Greenbul Arizelocichla nigriceps
Yellow-throated Greenbul Atimastillas flavicollis
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris
Yellow-whiskered Greenbul Eurillas latirostris
Little Greenbul Eurillas virens
Leaf-love Phyllastrephus scandens
Cabanis’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus cabanisi
Yellow-streaked Greenbul Phyllastrephus flavostriatus
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae
White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys
Red-faced Crombec Sylvietta whytii
Moustached Grass-Warbler Melocichla mentalis
Grauer’s Warbler Graueria vittata
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae
Neumann’s Warbler Urosphena neumanni
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae
Red-faced Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus laetus
Brown Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Rare/Accidental
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Rare/Accidental
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae
Papyrus Yellow-Warbler Calamonastides gracilirostris
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida
African Yellow-Warbler Iduna natalensis
Mountain Yellow-Warbler Iduna similis
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
African Reed Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus
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 Endangered
Little Rush-Warbler Bradypterus baboecala
White-winged Swamp Warbler Bradypterus carpalis
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae
Ruwenzori Apalis Apalis ruwenzorii
Black-throated Apalis Apalis jacksoni
Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis
Kungwe Apalis Apalis argentea
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema
Gray Apalis Apalis cinerea
Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota
Miombo Wren-Warbler Calamonastes undosus
White-chinned Prinia Schistolais leucopogon
Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans
Trilling Cisticola Cisticola woosnami
Chubb’s Cisticola Cisticola chubbi
Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola aberrans
Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana
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
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
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
Banded Prinia Prinia bairdii
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis
Green-backed Eremomela Eremomela canescens Rare/Accidental
Greencap Eremomela Eremomela scotops
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae
African Hill Babbler Sylvia abyssinica
Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Rare/Accidental
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis Rare/Accidental
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae
African Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens
Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae
Black-lored Babbler Turdoides sharpei
Hartlaub’s Babbler Turdoides hartlaubii
Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii
Red-collared Mountain-Babbler Turdoides rufocincta Near-threatened
PASSERIFORMES: Modulatricidae
Gray-chested Babbler Kakamega poliothorax
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae
Yellow-bellied Hyliota Hyliota flavigaster
Violet-backed Hyliota Hyliota violacea
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae
Dusky-brown Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Swamp Flycatcher Muscicapa aquatica
Cassin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini
Pale Flycatcher Agricola pallidus
Gray Tit-Flycatcher Fraseria plumbea
Ashy Flycatcher Fraseria caerulescens
Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus
Southern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri
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
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 Rare/Accidental
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata
Brown-chested Alethe Pseudalethe poliocephala
Red-throated Alethe Pseudalethe poliophrys
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax Rare/Accidental
Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis
Semicollared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata Rare/Accidental
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Rare/Accidental
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis Rare/Accidental
Miombo Rock-Thrush Monticola angolensis
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
Sooty Chat Myrmecocichla nigra
White-headed Black-Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti
Ruaha Chat Myrmecocichla collaris
Mocking Cliff-Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Familiar Chat Cercomela familiaris
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina Rare/Accidental
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae
White-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus poensis
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
Waller’s Starling Onychognathus walleri
Sharpe’s Starling Pholia sharpii
Stuhlmann’s Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni
Rüppell’s Starling Lamprotornis purpuroptera
Splendid Starling Lamprotornis splendidus
Greater Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae
Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae
Western Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei
Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis
Seimund’s Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi
Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris
Green-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra verticalis
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema
Blue-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra alinae
Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea
Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens
Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina Rare/Accidental
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis
Purple-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia purpureiventris
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis
Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa
Red-tufted Sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni
Olive-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris chloropygius
Stuhlmann’s Sunbird Cinnyris stuhlmanni
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius
Rockefeller’s Sunbird Cinnyris rockefelleri Vulnerable
Beautiful Sunbird Cinnyris pulchellus Rare/Accidental
Mariqua Sunbird Cinnyris mariquensis
Red-chested Sunbird Cinnyris erythrocercus
Purple-banded Sunbird Cinnyris bifasciatus
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 Rare/Accidental
Woodland Pipit Anthus nyassae
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis
Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys
Striped Pipit Anthus lineiventris
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Short-tailed Pipit Anthus brachyurus Rare/Accidental
Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi
Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris
Cabanis’s Bunting Emberiza cabanisi
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus
Yellow-fronted Canary Crithagra mozambica
Western Citril Crithagra frontalis
Papyrus Canary Crithagra koliensis
Black-throated Canary Crithagra atrogularis
Brimstone Canary Crithagra sulphurata
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni
Yellow-crowned Canary Serinus flavivertex
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow Passer griseus
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger Rare/Accidental
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht
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
Northern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus castanops
Lesser Masked-Weaver Ploceus intermedius
Vieillot’s Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
Black-headed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus
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
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis
White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus
Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris
Grosbeak Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae
Gray-headed Nigrita Nigrita canicapillus
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus
White-collared Oliveback Nesocharis ansorgei
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia
Green-backed Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula
Shelley’s Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi Endangered
Dusky Crimsonwing Cryptospiza jacksoni
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii
Fawn-breasted Waxbill Estrilda paludicola
Orange-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda
Crimson-rumped Waxbill Estrilda rhodopyga
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Black-crowned Waxbill Estrilda nonnula
Kandt’s Waxbill Estrilda kandti
Black-faced Waxbill Estrilda erythronotos
Red-headed Bluebill Spermophaga ruficapilla
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Uraeginthus bengalus
Dusky Twinspot Euschistospiza cinereovinacea
Peters’s Twinspot Hypargos niveoguttatus
Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba
Orange-winged Pytilia Pytilia afra
Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata
Zebra Waxbill Sporaeginthus subflavus
Black-chinned Quailfinch Ortygospiza gabonensis
Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullata
Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes bicolor
Magpie Mannikin Spermestes fringilloides
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
Exclamatory Paradise-Whydah Vidua interjecta Rare/Accidental
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah Vidua obtusa Rare/Accidental
Eastern Paradise-Whydah Vidua paradisaea Rare/Accidental
Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
Parasitic Weaver Anomalospiza imberbis
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