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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:16 -- abc_admin

Jackson's Hornbill Tockus jacksoni, Kenya

Image Credit: 
Sue Walsh

Pangani Longclaw Macronyx aurantiigula, Kenya

Image Credit: 
Sue Walsh

Country checklist and status


We are delighted that our Corporate Sponsor iGoTerra has made its country checklists, including subspecies (IOC or Clements) as well as all other species groups like mammals, butterflies etc. available through the ABC website. The only thing required is a Basic membership / registration which is free of charge. Go to Kenya checklists. If you are already a member of iGoTerra, you will be taken directly to the country page. In case you are not a member, you will be redirected automatically to the registration form and from there can go straight to the country page.

Endemic species

Williams’s Lark Mirafra williamsi  
Sharpe’s Longclaw Macronyx sharpei  
Tana River Cisticola Cisticola restrictus  
Aberdare Cisticola Cisticola aberdare  
Hinde’s Pied Babbler Turdoides hindei  
Clarke’s Weaver Ploceus golandi  

Near endemic species (found in 3 or less African countries)

Moorland Francolin Francolinus psilolaemus
Jackson’s Francolin Francolinus jacksoni
African White-winged Dove Streptopelia reichenowi
Fischer’s Turaco Tauraco fischeri
Hartlaub’s Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi
Sokoke Scops Owl Otus ireneae
Jackson’s Hornbill Tockus jacksoni
Mombasa Woodpecker Campethera mombassica
Friedmann’s Lark Mirafra pulpa
Collared Lark Mirafra collaris
Masked Lark Spizocorys personata
Malindi Pipit Anthus melindae
Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis
Pangani Longclaw Macronyx aurantiigula
East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi
Uganda Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus budongoensis
Turner’s Eremomela Eremomela turneri
Somali Long-billed Crombec Sylvietta isabellina
Hunter’s Cisticola Cisticola hunteri
Chapin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu
Little Yellow Flycatcher Erythrocercus holochlorus
Forest Batis Batis mixta
Sharpe’s Pied Babbler Turdoides sharpei
Northern Pied Babbler Turdoides hypoleuca
Red-throated Tit Parus fringillinus
Uluguru Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes neglectus
Amani Sunbird Hedydipna pallidigastra
Violet-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris Chalcomelas
Long-tailed Fiscal Lanius cabanisi
Red-naped Bush-Shrike Laniarius ruficeps
Grey-crested Helmet-Shrike Prionops poliolophus
Kenrick’s Starling Poeoptera kenricki
Hildebrandt’s Starling Lamprotornis hildebrandti
Abbott’s Starling Pholia femoralis
Swainson’s Sparrow Passer swainsonii
Swahili Sparrow Passer suahelicus
Donaldson-Smith’s Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser donaldsoni
Taveta Golden Weaver Ploceus castaneiceps
Juba Weaver Ploceus dichrocephalus
Zanzibar Bishop Euplectes nigroventris
Fire-fronted Bishop Euplectes diadematus
Jackson’s Widowbird Euplectes jacksoni
Northern Grosbeak-Canary Serinus donaldsoni
Southern Grosbeak-Canary Serinus buchanani

Threatened species

Madagascar Pond Heron Ardeola idae Vulnerable
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Vulnerable
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Corncrake Crex crex Vulnerable
Sokoke Scops Owl Otus ireneae Endangered
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea Vulnerable
Sharpe’s Longclaw Macronyx sharpei Endangered
Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis Endangered
Spotted Ground-Thrush Zoothera guttata Endangered
East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi Vulnerable
Hinde’s Pied Babbler Turdoides hindei Vulnerable
Aberdare Cisticola Cisticola aberdare Endangered
White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa Vulnerable
Papyrus Yellow Warbler Chloropeta gracilirostris Vulnerable
Turner’s Eremomela Eremomela turneri Endangered
Chapin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu Vulnerable
Amani Sunbird Hedydipna pallidigastra Endangered
Abbott’s Starling Pholia femoralis Vulnerable
Clarke’s Weaver Ploceus golandi Endangered

The following are considered to be full species by BirdLife International and are listed by them as threatened as follows.

Taita (Olive) Thrush Turdus olivaceus helleri Critical
Taita (Bar-throated) Apalis Apalis thoracica fuscigularis Critical
Kulal (Montane) White-eye Zosterops poliogaster kulalensis Vulnerable
Taita (Montane) White-eye Zosterops poliogaster silvanus Endangered

The lists of endemic, near endemic and threatened species have been compiled from a number of sources including the African Bird Club, BirdLife International, and Birds of the World Version 2.0 ® 1994-1996, Dr. Charles Sibley and Thayer Birding Software, Ltd. For further information on Kenya’s threatened species, see BirdLife International.

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