Rwanda Bird Checklist

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Rwanda is one of the best destinations for birding on the African continent with a total of 721 bird species recorded and confirmed, 22 species which are globally threatened and 2 species that are introduced. In Rwanda there are also

  • Accidental species – species that are rarely or accidently occur in Rwanda
  • Introduced species – species introduced to Rwanda as a consequence, direct or indirect of human actions.
  • Extirpated species – species that no longer occur in Rwanda although they exist elsewhere.

Rwanda is a small sized country famously for its mountainous landscape often referred to as the Land of A thousand Hills.

The following is the list of bird species found in Rwanda.

Number of bird species in Rwanda: 721

Number of globally threatened species: 21

Number of introduced species: 2

Rwanda Bird Checklist
White-faced Whistling-Duck
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  
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis  
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus  
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor Rare/Accidental Near-threatened  
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  
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus  
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens  
PELECANIFORMES: Balaenicipitidae  
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex Vulnerable  
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta  
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  
Osprey Pandion haliaetus  
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  
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  
Gray Crowned-Crane Balearica regulorum Endangered  
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  
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  
Lesser Jacana Microparra capensis  
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus  
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  
Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus  
Hottentot Buttonquail Turnix hottentottus  
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  
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  
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  
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  
African Grass-Owl Tyto capensis  
Barn Owl Tyto alba  
Congo Bay-Owl Phodilus prigoginei Rare/Accidental Endangered  
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  
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  
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  
Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus  
Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus  
Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina  
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum  
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops  
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae  
Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus  
White-headed Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus bollei  
Forest Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus castaneiceps  
Common Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas  
Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri Vulnerable  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Gray Parrot Psittacus erithacus  
Brown-necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus  
Meyer’s Parrot Poicephalus meyeri  
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae  
African Broadbill Smithornis capensis  
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  
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  
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  
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus  
African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus  
African Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus  
Black-tailed Oriole Oriolus percivali  
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis  
Velvet-mantled Drongo Dicrurus modestus  
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae  
African Crested-Flycatcher Trochocercus cyanomelas  
African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis  
Pied Crow Corvus albus  
White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis  
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  
White-winged Black-Tit Melaniparus leucomelas  
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus  
Stripe-breasted Tit Melaniparus fasciiventer  
African Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus caroli  
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  
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  
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
White-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus poensis
Abyssinian Ground-Thrush Geokichla piaggiae
Kivu Ground-Thrush Geokichla tanganjicae
Abyssinian Thrush Turdus abyssinicus
African Thrush Turdus pelios
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
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
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
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi
Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris
Cabanis’s Bunting Emberiza cabanisi
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
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow Passer griseus
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
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
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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