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Somalia

This checklist includes all bird species found in Somalia , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements 6th edition (updated 2013). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: Somalia
Number of species: 668
Number of endemics: 10
Number of globally threatened species: 17
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2012-02-12
See also: http://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusRare/Accidental
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritus
GadwallAnas streperaRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelopeRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulataRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Hottentot TealAnas hottentotaRare/Accidental
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani
Vulturine GuineafowlAcryllium vulturinum

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Crested FrancolinFrancolinus sephaena
Orange River FrancolinFrancolinus levaillantoides
Yellow-necked FrancolinFrancolinus leucoscepus
Chestnut-naped FrancolinFrancolinus castaneicollis
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixRare/Accidental
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minorRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cautaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Cape PetrelDaption capenseRare/Accidental
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolataRare/Accidental
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxNear-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Persian ShearwaterPuffinus persicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma monorhisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
Black StorkCiconia nigraRare/Accidental
Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimii
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus
White StorkCiconia ciconia
Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis
Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Socotra CormorantPhalacrocorax nigrogularisVulnerable
Long-tailed CormorantPhalacrocorax africanus

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Madagascar Pond-HeronArdeola idaeRare/Accidental Endangered
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
WaldrappGeronticus eremitaRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia
African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentariusVulnerable

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
Scissor-tailed KiteChelictinia riocourii
African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorusRare/Accidental
African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisVulnerable
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotus
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusEndangered
White-backed VultureGyps africanusEndangered
Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelliiEndangered
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusNear-threatened
Black-breasted Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Fasciated Snake-EagleCircaetus fasciolatusNear-threatened
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusNear-threatened
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiRare/Accidental
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisRare/Accidental
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Eastern Chanting-GoshawkMelierax poliopterus
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
Grasshopper BuzzardButastur rufipennis
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorusRare/Accidental
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisusRare/Accidental
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Common BuzzardButeo buteoRare/Accidental
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusRare/Accidental
Archer's BuzzardButeo archeriEndemic

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Arabian BustardArdeotis arabsRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Kori BustardArdeotis kori
Heuglin's BustardNeotis heuglinii
White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis
Little Brown BustardEupodotis humilisNear-threatened
Buff-crested BustardEupodotis gindiana
Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster
Hartlaub's BustardLissotis hartlaubii

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Corn CrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Black CrakeAmaurornis flavirostra
Little CrakePorzana parvaRare/Accidental
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusillaRare/Accidental
Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaRare/Accidental
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrioRare/Accidental
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristataRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegansRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
Indian Thick-kneeBurhinus indicusRare/Accidental
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Spur-winged PloverVanellus spinosus
Black-headed LapwingVanellus tectus
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterusRare/Accidental
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallusRare/Accidental
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticus
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Great SnipeGallinago mediaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenuraRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-colored CourserCursorius cursor
Somali CourserCursorius somalensis
Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanus
Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctus
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Madagascar PratincoleGlareola ocularisVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Sabine's GullXema sabini
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
White-eyed GullIchthyaetus leucophthalmusNear-threatened
Sooty GullIchthyaetus hemprichii
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetusRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostris
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Saunders's TernSternula saundersi
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
White-cheeked TernSterna repressa
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
African SkimmerRynchops flavirostrisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustus
Spotted SandgrousePterocles senegallus
Black-faced SandgrousePterocles decoratus
Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteinii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
Somali PigeonColumba oliviaeEndemic Data deficient
Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrix
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turtur
Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugens
African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogrisea
White-winged Collared-DoveStreptopelia reichenowiNear-threatened
Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
Namaqua DoveOena capensis
Bruce's Green-PigeonTreron waalia

 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae

Fischer's TuracoTauraco fischeriNear-threatened
White-bellied Go-away-birdCorythaixoides leucogaster

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantiiRare/Accidental
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitariusRare/Accidental
Black CuckooCuculus clamosusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
African CuckooCuculus gularis
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalusRare/Accidental
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
YellowbillCeuthmochares aereus
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
European Scops-OwlOtus scopsRare/Accidental
Northern White-faced OwlPtilopsis leucotis
Grayish Eagle-OwlBubo cinerascens
Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peli
Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense
Little OwlAthene noctua
African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillariusRare/Accidental
Standard-winged NightjarCaprimulgus longipennisRare/Accidental
Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Sombre NightjarCaprimulgus fraenatus
Egyptian NightjarCaprimulgus aegyptiusRare/Accidental
Nubian NightjarCaprimulgus nubicus
Donaldson-Smith's NightjarCaprimulgus donaldsoni
Plain NightjarCaprimulgus inornatus
Star-spotted NightjarCaprimulgus stellatusRare/Accidental
Slender-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus clarus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Mottled SpinetailTelacanthura ussheriRare/Accidental
Bat-like SpinetailNeafrapus boehmiRare/Accidental
Alpine SwiftApus melba
Common SwiftApus apusRare/Accidental
Nyanza SwiftApus niansae
Forbes-Watson's SwiftApus berliozi
Little SwiftApus affinis
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
White-headed MousebirdColius leucocephalus
Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
African Pygmy-KingfisherIspidina picta
Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Mangrove KingfisherHalcyon senegaloides
Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
Somali Bee-eaterMerops revoilii
White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Northern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusNear-threatened
Abyssinian RollerCoracias abyssinicusRare/Accidental
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureusRare/Accidental
Black-billed WoodhoopoePhoeniculus somaliensis
Black Scimitar-billRhinopomastus aterrimus
Common Scimitar-billRhinopomastus cyanomelas
Abyssinian Scimitar-billRhinopomastus minor

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Northern Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
Eastern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus flavirostris
Von der Decken's HornbillTockus deckeni
Crowned HornbillTockus alboterminatus
Hemprich's HornbillTockus hemprichii
African Gray HornbillTockus nasutus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Abyssinian Ground-HornbillBucorvus abyssinicus

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Red-and-yellow BarbetTrachyphonus erythrocephalus
Yellow-breasted BarbetTrachyphonus margaritatus
D'Arnaud's BarbetTrachyphonus darnaudii
Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillus
Black-throated BarbetTricholaema melanocephala
Brown-breasted BarbetLybius melanopterus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulusRare/Accidental
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Scaly-throated HoneyguideIndicator variegatus
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquillaRare/Accidental
Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubica
Mombasa WoodpeckerCampethera mombassica
Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautii
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Bearded WoodpeckerDendropicos namaquus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Red-necked FalconFalco chicqueraRare/Accidental
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Sooty FalconFalco concolorNear-threatened
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvieriiRare/Accidental
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri
Red-bellied ParrotPoicephalus rufiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
Gray-headed BatisBatis orientalis
Black-headed BatisBatis minor
Pygmy BatisBatis perkeo

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus
Retz's HelmetshrikePrionops retzii
Chestnut-fronted HelmetshrikePrionops scopifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus afer
Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
Pringle's PuffbackDryoscopus pringlii
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Three-streaked TchagraTchagra jamesi
Red-naped BushshrikeLaniarius ruficeps
Somali BoubouLaniarius erlangeriEndemic
Tropical BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
Zanzibar BoubouLaniarius sublacteus
Slate-colored BoubouLaniarius funebris
Rosy-patched BushshrikeRhodophoneus cruentus
Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
Four-colored BushshrikeTelophorus viridis
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Red-tailed ShrikeLanius phoenicuroides
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinus
Southern Gray ShrikeLanius meridionalis
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisi
Taita FiscalLanius dorsalis
Somali FiscalLanius somalicus
Masked ShrikeLanius nubicusRare/Accidental
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorRare/Accidental
White-rumped ShrikeEurocephalus rueppelli

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus
African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus
African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigii
Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Crested-FlycatcherTrochocercus cyanomelas
African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species
Cape CrowCorvus capensis
Pied CrowCorvus albus
Somali CrowCorvus edithae
Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurus
Thick-billed RavenCorvus crassirostrisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Eastern NicatorNicator gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Singing BushlarkMirafra cantillans
Ash's LarkMirafra ashiEndemic Endangered
Somali Long-billed LarkMirafra somalica
Red-winged LarkMirafra hypermetra
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
Collared LarkMirafra collaris
Gillett's LarkMirafra gilletti
Archer's LarkHeteromirafra archeriEndemic Critically endangered
Pink-breasted LarkCalendulauda poecilosterna
Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoides
Foxy LarkCalendulauda alopex
Greater Hoopoe-LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Lesser Hoopoe-LarkAlaemon hamertoniEndemic
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotis
Black-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix nigriceps
Chestnut-headed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix signatus
Desert LarkAmmomanes deserti
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Blanford's LarkCalandrella blanfordi
Somali Short-toed LarkCalandrella somalica
Obbia LarkSpizocorys obbiensisEndemic Data deficient
Short-tailed LarkPseudalaemon fremantlii
Crested LarkGalerida cristata
Thekla LarkGalerida theklae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Plain MartinRiparia paludicolaRare/Accidental
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Banded MartinRiparia cinctaRare/Accidental
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Ethiopian SwallowHirundo aethiopica
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Lesser Striped-SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensisRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Somali TitMelaniparus thruppi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Mouse-colored Penduline-TitAnthoscopus musculus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Northern BrownbulPhyllastrephus strepitans
Fischer's GreenbulPhyllastrephus fischeri
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyura
Short-billed CrombecSylvietta philippaeData deficient
Somali CrombecSylvietta isabellina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Yellow FlycatcherErythrocercus holochlorus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Booted WarblerIduna caligata
Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorumRare/Accidental
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Eurasian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
African Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus
Basra Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus griseldisEndangered
Lesser Swamp-WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
Great Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceusRare/Accidental
Clamorous Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Eurasian River WarblerLocustella fluviatilisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephala
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Red-fronted WarblerUrorhipis rufifrons
Gray Wren-WarblerCalamonastes simplex
Ashy CisticolaCisticola cinereolus
Winding CisticolaCisticola galactotes
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Siffling CisticolaCisticola brachypterus
Tiny CisticolaCisticola nana
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
Pectoral-patch CisticolaCisticola brunnescens
Graceful PriniaPrinia gracilis
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Pale PriniaPrinia somalica
Yellow-vented EremomelaEremomela flavicrissalis
Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylvidae

BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borinRare/Accidental
Asian Desert WarblerSylvia nana
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoria
Banded WarblerSylvia boehmi
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca
Red Sea WarblerSylvia leucomelaena
Western Orphean WarblerSylvia hortensis
Menetries's WarblerSylvia mystacea
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

White-breasted White-eyeZosterops abyssinicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Scaly ChattererTurdoides aylmeri
Rufous ChattererTurdoides rubiginosa
Scaly BabblerTurdoides squamulata
White-rumped BabblerTurdoides leucopygia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidus
Grayish FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Gambaga FlycatcherMuscicapa gambagae
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
Black Scrub-RobinCercotrichas podobe
Rufous-tailed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas galactotes
African Scrub-RobinCercotrichas minor
Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin-ChatCossypha natalensis
Spotted Morning-ThrushCichladusa guttata
White-throated RobinIrania gutturalis
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia lusciniaRare/Accidental
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
Semicollared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Little Rock-ThrushMonticola rufocinereus
Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Brown-tailed ChatCercomela scotocerca
Sombre ChatCercomela dubiaData deficient
BlackstartCercomela melanura
Somali WheatearOenanthe phillipsi
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Mourning WheatearOenanthe lugens
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanicaRare/Accidental
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileataRare/Accidental
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Red-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus rufus
Somali ThrushTurdus ludoviciaeEndemic Vulnerable
African Bare-eyed ThrushTurdus tephronotus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Greater Blue-eared Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
Rueppell's Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis purpuroptera
Golden-breasted StarlingLamprotornis regius
Black-bellied Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis corruscus
Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus
Shelley's StarlingLamprotornis shelleyi
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
Fischer's StarlingSpreo fischeri
White-crowned StarlingSpreo albicapillus
Somali StarlingOnychognathus blythii
Bristle-crowned StarlingOnychognathus salvadorii
Magpie StarlingSpeculipastor bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Kenya Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes orientalis
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Nile Valley SunbirdHedydipna metallica
Eastern Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Mouse-colored SunbirdCyanomitra veroxii
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Hunter's SunbirdChalcomitra hunteri
Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
Black-bellied SunbirdCinnyris nectarinioides
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
Tsavo SunbirdCinnyris tsavoensis
Violet-breasted SunbirdCinnyris chalcomelas
Shining SunbirdCinnyris habessinicus
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
Malindi PipitAnthus melindaeNear-threatened
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Golden PipitTmetothylacus tenellus
Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Striolated BuntingEmberiza striolata
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
Somali BuntingEmberiza poliopleura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Warsangli LinnetCarduelis johannisEndemic Endangered
Reichenow's SeedeaterSerinus reichenowi
White-bellied CanarySerinus dorsostriatus
Northern Grosbeak-CanarySerinus donaldsoni
Brown-rumped SeedeaterSerinus tristriatus
Somali GrosbeakRhynchostruthus louisaeEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Somali SparrowPasser castanopterus
Shelley's Rufous SparrowPasser shelleyi
Swainson's SparrowPasser swainsonii
Parrot-billed SparrowPasser gongonensis
Arabian Golden SparrowPasser euchlorus
Chestnut SparrowPasser eminibey
Yellow-spotted PetroniaPetronia pyrgita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis niger
White-headed Buffalo-WeaverDinemellia dinemelli
Speckle-fronted WeaverSporopipes frontalisRare/Accidental
White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser donaldsoni
Gray-headed Social-WeaverPseudonigrita arnaudi
Black-capped Social-WeaverPseudonigrita cabanisi
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
Black-necked WeaverPloceus nigricollis
African Golden-WeaverPloceus subaureus
Golden Palm WeaverPloceus bojeri
Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
Vitelline Masked-WeaverPloceus vitellinus
Rueppell's WeaverPloceus galbula
Speke's WeaverPloceus spekei
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Salvadori's WeaverPloceus dichrocephalus
Chestnut WeaverPloceus rubiginosus
Forest WeaverPloceus bicolor
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Orange BishopEuplectes franciscanus
Fire-fronted BishopEuplectes diadematus
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Red-rumped WaxbillEstrilda charmosyna
Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalus
Blue-capped CordonbleuUraeginthus cyanocephalus
Purple GrenadierGranatina ianthinogaster
Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Cut-throatAmadina fasciata
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissaRare/Accidental
Gray-headed SilverbillOdontospiza griseicapillaRare/Accidental
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor
African SilverbillEuodice cantans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaea
Steel-blue WhydahVidua hypocherina
Straw-tailed WhydahVidua fischeri
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata

 

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