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This checklist includes all bird species found in Nyungwe 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 Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). 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: Nyungwe National Park [map]

Other names: Parc national de Nyungwe

Number of species: 372
Number of introduced species: 1
Last modified: 2024-01-05
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduata
Hottentot TealSpatula hottentota
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotos

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Blue QuailSynoicus adansonii
Scaly FrancolinPternistis squamatus
Handsome FrancolinPternistis nobilis
Red-winged FrancolinScleroptila levaillantii

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
Afep PigeonColumba unicincta
African Olive PigeonColumba arquatrix
Lemon DoveAplopelia larvata
Dusky Turtle DoveStreptopelia lugens
Mourning Collared DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
African Green PigeonTreron calvus
Emerald-spotted Wood DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Blue-spotted Wood DoveTurtur afer
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Montane NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalus
Mozambique NightjarCaprimulgus fossii
Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillarius

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilus
African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus
Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Mottled SwiftTachymarptis aequatorialis
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
Horus SwiftApus horus
Little SwiftApus affinis
African SwiftApus barbatus
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachus
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
YellowbillCeuthmochares aereus
Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinus
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Diederick CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Barred Long-tailed CuckooCercococcyx montanus
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African RailRallus caerulescens
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans
Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Grey Crowned CraneBalearica regulorum

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Great Blue TuracoCorythaeola cristata
Ruwenzori TuracoGallirex johnstoni
Black-billed TuracoTauraco schuettii
Ross's TuracoTauraco rossae

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis
African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
African SpoonbillPlatalea alba
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
Brown Snake EagleCircaetus cinereus
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
African Hawk EagleAquila spilogaster
Cassin's Hawk EagleAquila africana
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
African Marsh HarrierCircus ranivorus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Rufous-breasted SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
Black SparrowhawkAccipiter melanoleucus
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Augur BuzzardButeo augur
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

African Grass OwlTyto capensis
Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Red-chested OwletGlaucidium tephronotum
African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense
African Long-eared OwlAsio abyssinicusRare/Accidental
African Wood OwlStrix woodfordii
Spotted Eagle OwlBubo africanus
Fraser's Eagle OwlBubo poensis
Verreaux's Eagle OwlBubo lacteus

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina's TrogonApaloderma narina
Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatum

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Crowned HornbillTockus alboterminatus
Grey-cheeked HornbillBycanistes subcylindricus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
White-headed Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus bollei
Forest Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus castaneiceps

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Dwarf HoneyguideIndicator pumilio
Least HoneyguideIndicator exilis
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Scaly-throated HoneyguideIndicator variegatus
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Rufous-breasted WryneckJynx ruficollis
Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergi
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Elliot's WoodpeckerMesopicos elliotii
Olive WoodpeckerMesopicos griseocephalus

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Grey-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonapartei
Western Green TinkerbirdPogoniulus coryphaea
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus
Double-toothed BarbetPogonornis bidentatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollis
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops lafresnayii
Blue-breasted Bee-eaterMerops variegatus
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina picta
African Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis
Grey-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Grey KestrelFalco ardosiaceus
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvierii
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Grey ParrotPsittacus erithacus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African BroadbillSmithornis capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Grey CuckooshrikeCeblepyris caesius
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava
Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petiti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eastern Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus
Mountain OrioleOriolus percivali
Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus
African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Ruwenzori BatisBatis diops
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyeDyaphorophyia concreta
Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyanea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Grey-headed Bush-shrikeMalaconotus blanchoti
Lagden's Bush-shrikeMalaconotus lagdeni
Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensis
Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Many-coloured Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus multicolor
Orange-breasted Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Mountain Sooty BoubouLaniarius poensis
Albertine Sooty BoubouLaniarius holomelas
Lühder's Bush-shrikeLaniarius luehderi
Tropical BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogaster
Doherty's Bush-shrikeTelophorus dohertyi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis
Velvet-mantled DrongoDicrurus modestus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoni
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Grey-backed FiscalLanius excubitoroides
Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Blue-mantled Paradise-flycatcherTrochocercus cyanomelas
African Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Promeropidae

Thrush-babblerKakamega poliothorax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
Blue-throated Brown SunbirdCyanomitra cyanolaema
Blue-headed SunbirdCyanomitra alinae
Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Purple-breasted SunbirdNectarinia purpureiventris
Bronzy SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygius
Ruwenzori Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris stuhlmanni
Northern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris reichenowi
Regal SunbirdCinnyris regius
Rockefeller's SunbirdCinnyris rockefelleri
Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercus
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelni
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
Strange WeaverPloceus alienus
Black-billed WeaverPloceus melanogaster
Holub's WeaverPloceus xanthops
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalus
Dark-backed WeaverPloceus bicolor
Brown-capped WeaverPloceus insignis
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Dusky TwinspotEuschistospiza cinereovinacea
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleuUraeginthus bengalus
Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapilla
Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicola
Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnula
Black-headed WaxbillEstrilda atricapilla
Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidula
Red-faced Crimson-wingCryptospiza reichenovii
Ethiopian Crimson-wingCryptospiza salvadorii
Dusky Crimson-wingCryptospiza jacksoni
Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
White-collared OlivebackNesocharis ansorgei
White-breasted NegrofinchNigrita fusconotus
Grey-headed NegrofinchNigrita canicapillus
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Northern Grey-headed SparrowPasser griseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
African WagtailMotacilla aguimp
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceus
Western CitrilCrithagra frontalis
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphurata
Streaky CanaryCrithagra striolata
Thick-billed CanaryCrithagra burtoni
Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Golden-breasted BuntingFringillaria flaviventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Violet-backed HyliotaHyliota violacea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

White-tipped Crested-flycatcherElminia albonotata
White-bellied Crested-flycatcherElminia albiventris
Blue-and-white Crested-flycatcherElminia albicauda

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Dusky TitMelaniparus funereus
Stripe-breasted TitMelaniparus fasciiventer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricansRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii
White-browed CrombecSylvietta leucophrys

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogon
Black-collared ApalisOreolais pulcher
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Mountain ApalisApalis personata
Black-throated ApalisApalis jacksoni
Chestnut-throated ApalisApalis porphyrolaema
Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularis
Grey ApalisApalis cinerea
Grey-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Grauer's WarblerGraueria vittata
Grey-capped WarblerEminia lepida
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbi
Winding CisticolaCisticola galactotes
Short-winged CisticolaCisticola brachypterus
Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii
Black-faced Rufous WarblerBathmocercus rufus
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Banded PriniaPrinia bairdii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Grauer's Swamp WarblerBradypterus graueri
Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopezi
Bracken WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Dark-capped Yellow WarblerIduna natalensis
Mountain Yellow WarblerIduna similis
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

White-headed Saw-wingPsalidoprocne albiceps
Black Saw-wingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Angolan SwallowHirundo angolensis
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostris
Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollis
Eastern Mountain GreenbulArizelocichla nigriceps
Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensis
Yellow-whiskered GreenbulEurillas latirostris
Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostris
Cabanis's GreenbulPhyllastrephus cabanisi
Yellow-streaked GreenbulPhyllastrephus flavostriatus
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerRhadina sibilatrix
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Brown Woodland WarblerSeicercus umbrovirens
Red-faced Woodland WarblerSeicercus laetus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Neumann's Bush WarblerHemitesia neumanni

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Mountain Thrush BabblerIlladopsis pyrrhoptera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Red-collared BabblerKupeornis rufocinctus
Black-lored BabblerTurdoides sharpei
Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostris
Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleri
Sharpe's StarlingPholia sharpii
Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanni
Rüppell's Glossy StarlingLamprotornis purpuroptera
Amethyst StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquatica
African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Grey Tit FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidus
White-eyed Slaty FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
Yellow-eyed Black FlycatcherMelaenornis ardesiacus
Southern Black FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Archer's Robin ChatCossypha archeri
Cape Robin ChatCossypha caffra
White-browed Robin ChatCossypha heuglini
Snowy-crowned Robin ChatCossypha niveicapilla
Red-capped Robin ChatCossypha natalensis
White-bellied Robin ChatCossyphicula roberti
Red-throated AletheChamaetylas poliophrys
White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialis
Miombo Rock ThrushMonticola angolensis
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Sooty ChatMyrmecocichla nigra
Arnott's ChatMyrmecocichla arnotti
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White-tailed Ant ThrushNeocossyphus poensis
Abyssinian ThrushGeokichla piaggiae
Ethiopian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus
African ThrushTurdus pelios

 

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