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This checklist includes all bird species found in Rwanda , 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 .

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Country or region: Rwanda [map]

Other names: Republic of Rwanda

Number of species: 705
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2018-12-19
Last modified: 2024-01-05
See also: https://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/download
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
Hartlaub's DuckPteronetta hartlaubiiRare/Accidental
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritus
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Blue-billed TealSpatula hottentota
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma
Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Western Crested GuineafowlGuttera verreauxiRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Crested FrancolinOrtygornis sephaenaRare/Accidental
Coqui FrancolinCampocolinus coqui
Ring-necked FrancolinScleroptila streptophora
Red-winged FrancolinScleroptila levaillantii
Shelley's FrancolinScleroptila shelleyi
Blue QuailSynoicus adansonii
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Handsome SpurfowlPternistis nobilis
Hildebrandt's SpurfowlPternistis hildebrandti
Scaly SpurfowlPternistis squamatus
Red-necked SpurfowlPternistis afer

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Denham's BustardNeotis denhami
Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Great Blue TuracoCorythaeola cristata
Black-billed TuracoTauraco schuettii
White-crested TuracoTauraco leucolophusRare/Accidental
Purple-crested TuracoGallirex porphyreolophus
Rwenzori TuracoGallirex johnstoni
Ross's TuracoMusophaga rossae
Bare-faced Go-away-birdCrinifer personatus
Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachus
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
Black CoucalCentropus grillii
Blue MalkohaCeuthmochares aereus
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
Thick-billed CuckooPachycoccyx audeberti
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Barred Long-tailed CuckooCercococcyx montanus
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
African CuckooCuculus gularis
Madagascar CuckooCuculus rochii
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillarius
Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Montane NightjarCaprimulgus poliocephalus
Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensis
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
Slender-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus clarusRare/Accidental
Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchra
Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans
Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa
Streaky-breasted FlufftailSarothrura boehmi

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African RailRallus caerulescens
Corn CrakeCrex crex
African CrakeCrex egregia
Lesser MoorhenParagallinula angulata
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensis
Striped CrakeAmaurornis marginalis
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensisRare/Accidental
Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Forbes's PloverCharadrius forbesiRare/Accidental
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusRare/Accidental
Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostris
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatusRare/Accidental
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
White-crowned LapwingVanellus albicepsRare/Accidental
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
Brown-chested LapwingVanellus superciliosus
Caspian PloverAnarhynchus asiaticus
Kittlitz's PloverAnarhynchus pecuarius
White-fronted PloverAnarhynchus marginatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensis
African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental
Great SnipeGallinago media
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanusRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Black-rumped ButtonquailTurnix nanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus
Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalisRare/Accidental
Gray PratincoleGlareola cinereaRare/Accidental
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

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

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Balaenicipitidae

ShoebillBalaeniceps rex

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularisRare/Accidental
White-backed Night HeronCalherodius leuconotusRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventris
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Malagasy Pond-HeronArdeola idae
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great EgretArdea alba
Yellow-billed EgretArdea brachyrhyncha
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentariusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus
White-backed VultureGyps africanus
Rüppell's GriffonGyps rueppelli
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
Beaudouin's Snake-EagleCircaetus beaudouiniRare/Accidental
Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascens
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisRare/Accidental
Cassin's Hawk-EagleAquila africana
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxiiRare/Accidental
African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabatesRare/Accidental
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
Grasshopper BuzzardButastur rufipennisRare/Accidental
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
African Marsh HarrierCircus ranivorus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Red-thighed SparrowhawkAccipiter erythropusRare/Accidental
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Rufous-breasted SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleIcthyophaga vocifer
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Itombwe OwlTyto prigogineiRare/Accidental
African Grass-OwlTyto capensis
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis granti
Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus
Fraser's Eagle-OwlKetupa poensis
Verreaux's Eagle-OwlKetupa lactea
Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peliRare/Accidental
Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
Red-chested OwletGlaucidium tephronotum
African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense
Albertine OwletGlaucidium albertinum
African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii
Abyssinian OwlAsio abyssinicusRare/Accidental
Marsh OwlAsio capensis

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina TrogonApaloderma narina
Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatum

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
White-headed WoodhoopoePhoeniculus bollei
Forest ScimitarbillRhinopomastus castaneiceps
Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus
African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindricus
White-thighed HornbillBycanistes albotibialisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Half-collared KingfisherAlcedo semitorquataRare/Accidental
Shining-blue KingfisherAlcedo quadribrachys
Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina picta
Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis
Blue-breasted KingfisherHalcyon malimbicaRare/Accidental
Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventrisRare/Accidental
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
Blue-breasted Bee-eaterMerops variegatus
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaterMerops oreobates
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineusRare/Accidental
White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Southern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicoides

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naeviusRare/Accidental
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Yellow-billed BarbetTrachyphonus purpuratus
Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantii
Gray-throated BarbetGymnobucco bonapartei
Western TinkerbirdPogoniulus coryphaea
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Spot-flanked BarbetTricholaema lacrymosa
White-headed BarbetLybius leucocephalusRare/Accidental
Red-faced BarbetLybius rubrifacies
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus
Double-toothed BarbetPogonornis bidentatus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiaeRare/Accidental
Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
Dwarf HoneyguideIndicator pumilio
Willcocks's HoneyguideIndicator willcocksi
Least HoneyguideIndicator exilis
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Scaly-throated HoneyguideIndicator variegatus
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollis
Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
Elliot's WoodpeckerDendropicos elliotii
Speckle-breasted WoodpeckerDendropicos poecilolaemus
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
African Gray WoodpeckerDendropicos goertae
Olive WoodpeckerDendropicos griseocephalus
Buff-spotted WoodpeckerPardipicus nivosus
Fine-banded WoodpeckerCampethera taeniolaema
Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera maculosa
Nubian WoodpeckerCampethera nubica
Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatusRare/Accidental
Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Gray KestrelFalco ardosiaceus
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolor
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvierii
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullarius
Fischer's LovebirdAgapornis fischeriRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacus
Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus fuscicollis
Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African BroadbillSmithornis capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

African PittaPitta angolensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesia
White-breasted CuckooshrikeCoracina pectoralis
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava
Petit's CuckooshrikeCampephaga petiti
Red-shouldered CuckooshrikeCampephaga phoenicea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyanea
Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltataRare/Accidental
Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyePlatysteira concreta
Rwenzori BatisBatis diops
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus
Rufous-bellied HelmetshrikePrionops rufiventrisExtirpated

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus afer
Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Red-eyed PuffbackDryoscopus senegalensisRare/Accidental
Pink-footed PuffbackDryoscopus angolensis
Marsh TchagraBocagia minuta
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Lühder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderi
Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogaster
Papyrus GonolekLaniarius mufumbiri
Slate-colored BoubouLaniarius funebris
Willard's Sooty BoubouLaniarius willardi
Albertine BoubouLaniarius holomelas
Gray-green BushshrikeTelophorus bocageiExtirpated
Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
Many-colored BushshrikeTelophorus multicolor
Doherty's BushshrikeTelophorus dohertyi
Lagden's BushshrikeMalaconotus lagdeni
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis
Velvet-mantled DrongoDicrurus modestus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Crested FlycatcherTrochocercus cyanomelas
African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Red-tailed ShrikeLanius phoenicuroidesRare/Accidental
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinusRare/Accidental
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Gray-backed FiscalLanius excubitoroides
Mackinnon's ShrikeLanius mackinnoni
Northern FiscalLanius humeralis
Souza's ShrikeLanius souzae
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

PiapiacPtilostomus aferRare/Accidental
Pied CrowCorvus albus
Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurusRare/Accidental
White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigaster
Violet-backed HyliotaHyliota violacea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

White-tailed Blue FlycatcherElminia albicauda
White-bellied Crested FlycatcherElminia albiventris
White-tailed Crested FlycatcherElminia albonotata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-winged Black-TitMelaniparus leucomelas
Dusky TitMelaniparus funereus
Stripe-breasted TitMelaniparus fasciiventer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroli

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricansRare/Accidental
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

White-browed CrombecSylvietta leucophrys
Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii
Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Green-backed EremomelaEremomela canescensRare/Accidental
Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotops
White-chinned PriniaSchistolais leucopogon
Rwenzori ApalisOreolais ruwenzorii
Miombo Wren-WarblerCalamonastes undosus
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronota
Buff-bellied WarblerPhyllolais pulchella
Black-throated ApalisApalis jacksoni
Black-faced ApalisApalis personata
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Kungwe ApalisApalis argentea
Chestnut-throated ApalisApalis porphyrolaema
Gray ApalisApalis cinerea
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Banded PriniaPrinia bairdii
Black-faced Rufous-WarblerBathmocercus rufus
Gray-capped WarblerEminia lepida
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
Trilling CisticolaCisticola woosnami
Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbi
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chinianaRare/Accidental
Winding CisticolaCisticola marginatus
Carruthers's CisticolaCisticola carruthersi
Stout CisticolaCisticola robustus
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Tabora CisticolaCisticola angusticauda
Siffling CisticolaCisticola brachypterus
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Grauer's WarblerGraueria vittata
Papyrus Yellow-WarblerCalamonastides gracilirostris
Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis
Mountain Yellow-WarblerIduna similis
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Fan-tailed GrassbirdCatriscus brevirostris
Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopezi
Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus
White-winged Swamp WarblerBradypterus carpalis
Grauer's Swamp WarblerBradypterus graueri
Highland Rush WarblerBradypterus centralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

White-headed SawwingPsalidoprocne albiceps
Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga
Banded MartinNeophedina cincta
Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Montane Blue SwallowHirundo atrocaeruleaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Angola SwallowHirundo angolensis
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Western House-MartinDelichon urbicum
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostris
Black-collared BulbulNeolestes torquatusExtirpated
Yellow-throated GreenbulAtimastillas flavicollis
Shelley's GreenbulArizelocichla masukuensis
Eastern Mountain GreenbulArizelocichla nigriceps
Little GreenbulEurillas virens
Yellow-whiskered GreenbulEurillas latirostris
Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostris
Yellow-streaked GreenbulPhyllastrephus flavostriatus
Cabanis's GreenbulPhyllastrephus cabanisi
Leaf-lovePhyllastrephus scandens
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybitaRare/Accidental
Brown Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus umbrovirens
Red-faced Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus laetus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Neumann's WarblerHemitesia neumanni

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Rwenzori Hill BabblerSylvia atriceps
Greater WhitethroatCurruca communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Green White-eyeZosterops stuhlmanni
Northern Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Brown IlladopsisIlladopsis fulvescensRare/Accidental
Mountain IlladopsisIlladopsis pyrrhoptera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Red-collared Mountain-BabblerTurdoides rufocinctus
Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii
Hartlaub's BabblerTurdoides hartlaubii
Black-lored BabblerTurdoides sharpei

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

African Spotted CreeperSalpornis salvadori

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchus
Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
Slender-billed StarlingOnychognathus tenuirostris
Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleri
Sharpe's StarlingPholia sharpii
Stuhlmann's StarlingPoeoptera stuhlmanni
Rüppell's StarlingLamprotornis purpuroptera
Splendid StarlingLamprotornis splendidus
Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquatica
Cassin's FlycatcherMuscicapa cassini
Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidus
Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbea
Ashy FlycatcherFraseria caerulescens
Yellow-eyed Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis ardesiacus
Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
Brown-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas hartlaubi
Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
White-bellied Robin-ChatCossyphicula roberti
Archer's Robin-ChatCossypha archeri
Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
Blue-shouldered Robin-ChatCossypha cyanocampter
White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin-ChatCossypha natalensis
Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapilla
Collared Palm-ThrushCichladusa arquataRare/Accidental
White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
Brown-chested AletheChamaetylas poliocephala
Red-throated AletheChamaetylas poliophrys
Gray-winged Robin-ChatSheppardia polioptera
Equatorial AkalatSheppardia aequatorialis
Semicollared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquata
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollisRare/Accidental
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilisRare/Accidental
Miombo Rock-ThrushMonticola angolensis
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Sooty ChatMyrmecocichla nigra
Arnot's ChatMyrmecocichla arnotti
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileataRare/Accidental
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinaRare/Accidental
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Modulatricidae

Gray-chested BabblerKakamega poliothorax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Western Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes longuemarei
Little Green SunbirdAnthreptes seimundi
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
Blue-throated Brown SunbirdCyanomitra cyanolaema
Blue-headed SunbirdCyanomitra alinae
Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescensRare/Accidental
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystinaRare/Accidental
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Purple-breasted SunbirdNectarinia purpureiventris
Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Red-tufted SunbirdNectarinia johnstoni
Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygius
Stuhlmann's SunbirdCinnyris stuhlmanni
Northern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris reichenowi
Regal SunbirdCinnyris regius
Rockefeller's SunbirdCinnyris rockefelleri
Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellusRare/Accidental
Marico SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercus
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus
Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis nigerRare/Accidental
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
Little WeaverPloceus luteolusRare/Accidental
Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelni
Black-necked WeaverPloceus nigricollis
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
Black-billed WeaverPloceus melanogaster
Strange WeaverPloceus alienus
Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
Northern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus castanops
Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
Vieillot's Black WeaverPloceus nigerrimus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalus
Forest WeaverPloceus bicolor
Brown-capped WeaverPloceus insignis
Compact WeaverPachyphantes superciliosus
Cardinal QueleaQuelea cardinalis
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor
White-collared OlivebackNesocharis ansorgei
Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidula
Shelley's CrimsonwingCryptospiza shelleyi
Dusky CrimsonwingCryptospiza jacksoni
Abyssinian CrimsonwingCryptospiza salvadorii
Red-faced CrimsonwingCryptospiza reichenovii
White-breasted NigritaNigrita fusconotus
Gray-headed NigritaNigrita canicapillus
Black-faced WaxbillBrunhilda erythronotos
Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnula
Kandt's WaxbillEstrilda kandti
Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpoda
Fawn-breasted WaxbillEstrilda paludicola
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis
Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflava
Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalus
Red-headed BluebillSpermophaga ruficapilla
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afra
Dusky TwinspotEuschistospiza cinereovinacea
Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Broad-tailed Paradise-WhydahVidua obtusa
Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
White WagtailMotacilla albaRare/Accidental
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Short-tailed PipitAnthus brachyurus
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceus
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Western CitrilCrithagra frontalis
Papyrus CanaryCrithagra koliensis
Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularis
Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphurata
Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolata
Thick-billed SeedeaterCrithagra burtoni
Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cabanis's BuntingEmberiza cabanisi
Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi

 

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