Working for birds in Africa

Birding in the Kieni Forest

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Kieni Forest forms part of the extensive Kikuyu escarpment Forest lying east of the Rift Valley at approximately 2,150-2,700 m. Despite its close proximity to Nairobi it remains one of Kenya's best kept secrets. Amongst the regular species at Kieni which can be difficult to see elsewhere in Kenya are Olive Ibis Bostrychia olivacea, Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba delegorguei, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx montanus, Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum, Black-fronted Bush-Shrike Malaconotus nigrifrons, Abbott's Starling Cinnyricinclus femoralis, Sharpe's Starling C. sharpii, Waller's Chestnut-winged Starling Onycbognathus walleri, White-tailed Crested Flycatcher Trochocercus albonotatus and Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii. Nick Gardner

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