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This checklist includes all bird species found in Simien Mountains National Park , 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, version 2023. 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Simien Mountains National Park [map]

Number of species: 180
Last modified: 2024-03-21
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
African Black DuckAnas sparsa

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Chestnut-naped SpurfowlPternistis castaneicollis
Erckel's SpurfowlPternistis erckelii
Harwood's SpurfowlPternistis harwoodiEndemic (country/region)

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
White-collared PigeonColumba albitorques
Dusky Turtle-DoveStreptopelia lugens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveSpilopelia senegalensis
Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

White-cheeked TuracoMenelikornis leucotis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Common SwiftApus apus
Nyanza SwiftApus niansae
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
Spot-breasted LapwingVanellus melanocephalusEndemic (country/region)

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
Wattled IbisBostrychia carunculataEndemic (country/region)
African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatus
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus
White-backed VultureGyps africanus
Rüppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli
Eurasian GriffonGyps fulvus
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Imperial EagleAquila heliaca
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Rufous-breasted SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus
Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensis

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Black-billed WoodhoopoePhoeniculus somaliensis

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Abyssinian Ground-HornbillBucorvus abyssinicus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Hemprich's HornbillLophoceros hemprichii
African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
Ethiopian Bee-eaterMerops lafresnayii
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Northern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicus

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalito

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Abyssinian WoodpeckerDendropicos abyssinicusEndemic (country/region)
Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubica

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Fox KestrelFalco alopex
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Black-winged LovebirdAgapornis tarantaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Ethiopian Black-headed OrioleOriolus monachaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Ethiopian BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Cape CrowCorvus capensis
Pied CrowCorvus albus
Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurus
Thick-billed RavenCorvus crassirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-winged Black-TitMelaniparus leucomelas
White-backed Black-TitMelaniparus leuconotusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotis
Blanford's LarkCalandrella blanfordi
Thekla's LarkGalerida theklae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Ethiopian CisticolaCisticola lugubris
Stout CisticolaCisticola robustus
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Eurasian Crag-MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Ethiopian SwallowHirundo aethiopica
Western House-MartinDelichon urbicum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Abyssinian CatbirdSylvia galinieriEndemic (country/region)
African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica
Brown ParisomaCurruca lugens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Abyssinian White-eyeZosterops abyssinicus
Heuglin's White-eyeZosterops poliogastrus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Brown BabblerTurdoides plebejus
White-rumped BabblerTurdoides leucopygia
Cretzschmar's BabblerTurdoides leucocephala

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostris
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
White-billed StarlingOnychognathus albirostris
Somali StarlingOnychognathus blythii
Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus
Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Abyssinian Ground-ThrushGeokichla piaggiae
Ethiopian ThrushTurdus simensisEndemic (country/region)
Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
African Gray FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidus
Abyssinian Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis chocolatinus
Rüppell's Robin-ChatCossypha semirufa
Little Rock-ThrushMonticola rufocinereus
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
White-winged Cliff-ChatMonticola semirufusEndemic (country/region)
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Moorland ChatPinarochroa sordida
Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Rüppell's ChatMyrmecocichla melaenaEndemic (country/region)
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Rusty-breasted WheatearOenanthe frenata
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Eastern Black-eared WheatearOenanthe melanoleuca
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Abyssinian WheatearOenanthe lugubris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Tacazze SunbirdNectarinia tacazze
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellus
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

White-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis albirostris
Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
Red-cowled WidowbirdEuplectes laticauda

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicola
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Swainson's SparrowPasser swainsonii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Abyssinian LongclawMacronyx flavicollisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

White-rumped SeedeaterCrithagra leucopygia
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolata
Brown-rumped SeedeaterCrithagra tristriata
Ankober SerinCrithagra ankoberensisEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex
Ethiopian SiskinSerinus nigricepsEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana

 

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