August 27, 2012 – September 4, 2012

August 27 – September 4, 2012

Guide: Joe Aengwo

Group size: 4 Pax

Bird Species Recorded: 412

Other Wildlife: 28

ITINERARY

August 27       Nairobi to Hell’s Gate National Park, Naivasha

August 28       Nakuru National Park, Molo Grassland and Kisumu

August 29        Kakamega Forest

August 30       Kakamega forest

August 31       Kerio Valley, Tugen Hills and Lake Baringo

September 1 Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria and Thomson’s Falls Nyahururu

September 2  Nyahururu and Mukuruweini Valley

September 3  Aberdare National Park, Kinangop grassland and Nairobi

September 4 Transfer to the Airport for the flight back home

When Marton Kelemen and his group send me their bird list of species they were expecting to see in their 8 days western Kenya birding trip which was schedule to take place in late August and early September 2012, I was a little a bit baffle  by their expectation! Somehow, I told myself perhaps I should let them know that their expectation is a bit too high, as some species in their list were so rare and hard to come by!!!In fact some of my previous birding trips missed those species and we had learned to live with it!, then I said to myself, it wasn’t a crime after all to be optimistic!.

August 27, We started our trip slightly after mid-day and we went straight to Hells National Park where we spend the rest of the afternoon there. Hell’s Gate is probably the best place to observe swifts, among those we recorded included, Little, Horus, white-rumped, African Black , Nyanza and  Mottled Swift. We saw a roosting group of Rupples’ Griffon and White-backed Vulture, Lanner Falcon, Augur Buzzard, Verreaux’s Eagle, Northern Ant-eater Chat, Common Fiscal, White-fronted Bee-eater, Grassland Pipit and Pectoral-patch Cisticola among others.

It was then getting late for us and we had planned to travel all the way to Nakuru so that we were close to our next destination the next day. We stayed at Punda Millias camp in Soysambu conservancy . As we checked in at the camp, we were greeted by several calls of Montane Nightjar who spend the all night calling!!Amazing

August 28, We got up really early for our breakfast as we wanted to beat the traffic jam mostly witnessed at Lake Nakuru National Park main gate where clients have to wait for more than 40 minutes as their trip leaders clear with the Kenya wildlife service’s officials.   We spend the morning at Lake Nakuru, world famous for its vast flock of flamingos, pelicans, and a wealth of other waterbirds. In the acacia woodland around the lake, we managed to pocket few species like Arrow-marked and Black-lored  Babbler, Red-billed and African Firefinch, Black Cuckoo-Shrike,Hildebrandt’s Francolin, Violet-backed and Greater Blue-eared Starling, Golden-winged, Bronze, Green-headed  and Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Cliff Chat, Long-crested and Martial, Greater Painted Snipe and Long-tailed Widowbird  . Other than the bird we also saw Deffasa Waterbuck, White Rhino, Buffalo, Thomson’s and Grant,s  gazelle, Impala,Olive Baboon and Vetvet monkey. Since, we still have a long way to go we exited the park and head straight to Kisumu, stopping briefly for lunch at the base of Mau summit, around Londiani where we were lucky to record Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Hunters Cisticola and Chesnut-throated Apalis. Things got a little bit hard due to the road construction that was ongoing , the road to Kisumu was diverted and this made us arrive to Kisumu two hours late than we had earlier plan, we went straight to Hippo point where we were met by our local guide/boat man by the name Titus. An hour boat ride provided species like Swamp Flycatcher, Red-chested Sunbird, Carruther’s  Cisticola, Yellow-backed,Brown-throated, Slender-billed  and Black-headed Weaver ,Papyrus Canary and White-browed Coucal. We were however, Unlucky with the Papyrus Gonoleck, and the best we had was its call.

We left Kisumu for Kakamega and we arrived at Blue-shouldred Cottages which own and run by our guide to be Smith.

29  and 30 August, 2012. Kakamega Forest

Birds

As mentioned above our local bird guide Smith has an excellent knowledge of the forest specials and where they can be found. Specials that we recorded are indicated below:

Great Blue and Black-billed Turaco, Blue-headed Bee-eater, Black and White Casqued Hornbill, Brown-eared, Buff-spotted and Yellow-crested Woodpecker,  African Blue and Dusky

crested Flycatcher, Common, Jameson’s and Chestnut Wattle-eye. Black-billed, Dark-capped and Brown-backed  Weaver, Red-headed Malimbe, Pink-footed Puffback, Square-tailed Drongo,  White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, Grey-headed Negrofinch, Double-toothed Barbet (breeding near Rondo Retreat), Yellow-spotted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Stuhlmann’s Starling, Luhder’s Bush-shrike, Grey-green or Bocage’s Bush-shrike, Green, Green-throated and Green-headed Sunbird,  Dusky Tit, Yellowbill, Brown-chested Alethe, White-headed Wood-hoepoe, Western Black-headed Oriole , White-spotted Flufftail . Ansorge’s, Slender-billed, Joyful and Shelley’s Greenbul  Red-headed Bluebill, Black-billed Turaco Yellow-throated Leaf-love (plantation edge at boom-gate where you turn left to Isecheno guest house) , Uganda Woodland Warbler, Green Hylia,  White-chinned Prinia, White-throated Bee-eater, Black-billed Turaco African Crowned Eagle,   Red-tailed Bristlebill, Brown Illadopsis, Equatorial Akalat, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Chubb’s Cisticola, Black-collared Apalis,  Grey-throated Barbet and  Broadbill

31 August,2012.  Kerio Valley, Tugen Hills and Lake Baringo

Today we left Kakamega forest for Lake Baringo, where we stopped briefly for lunch at Kerio View lodge. We had an impressive view of the Kerio Valley. From our hotel we spotted white-rumped swift and Rock Martin flying by before we were interrupted by excellent flight view of Lanner Falcon and Fan-tailed Raven. Down the valley we missed both our target species of Borana Cisticola and Chestnut-crowned Sparrow Weaver. Turning our visit in the valley more scenic with great view of Cheblouch gorge from above.

We ascended the Tugen hills where we made several stops as we started descending the eastern side of the hills.In our first stop, we saw without much effort the Mountain Wagtail. Surprisingly, our last stopped was impressively productive where we saw three species of Turacos . Ross’s, Hartlaub’s and White-crested Turaco. We arrived at Robert’s Campsite at around 7 pm where we were met by two giant Hippos grazing close to our Bandas. The water levels at the Lake was incredibly high and most of the cottages were in the lake!!!!.Just before we had our Dinner at the Thirsty Goat restaurant unexpected visitor just landed few meters from our Table!!African Scops Owl it was!!we went to bed satisfied of our day achievement knowing we had more to expect tomorrow.

1st September,2012. By six were up and we visited the western cliff nearby we recorded Little and Vitalline Masked Weaver, Black-throated  and D’Arnauds Barbet, Slender-tailed Nightjar, Heuglin’s Courser,Spotted Thick-knee,  Jackson’s weaver , Bristle-crowned Starling, Jackson’s Weaver, Mouse-coloured penduline-tit, Brown-tailed Rock Chat and Greyish Eagle Owl.

On a boat ride along the shores we saw Northen Masked, Jackson’s Golded-backed and Lesser Masked Weaver, Madagascar and Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Straited , Little, Purple and Goliath Heron, Yellow-crowned Bishop, Little Bittern, and Allens Galinule.

After an early lunch we departed for Thomson’s Falls Nyahururu via Lake Bogoria National Park for the few Lesser Flamingo which were missing in Lake Nakuru. We also recorded Silverbird, Steel Blue Whydah, Black-headed Lapwing and Pygmy Falcon. At a round, 8 pm, we cheeked in our hotel, T-falls Lodge.The hotel was very spacious, but clearly its better days were behind it!!

2nd September, 2012. Today, we had plans to do the area around T-falls, and fresh water dam in the western part of the town, before we could leave for Mukuruweini  Valley in Nyeri. In the hotel grounds we saw Slender-billed Starling, Red-winged Starling and Sharpe’s Starling, Mountain Buzzard, Cinnamon-bracken Warbler, cape Robin Chat, Red-collared Widowbird .

In Mukuruweini Valley, our guide Kariuki managed to show us the elusive Hinde’s Babbler after a long search. Other than that we also recorded Red-faced and Singing Cisticola. Overnight stay at Green Hills Hotel, Nyeri.

3rd September,2012. We were at the Treetops gate of Aberdare National Park at 6:30 a.m. After clearing with the park official, we headed into Aberdare Mountains, where a good road took us above tree line into moorland habitat. As we ascend through mixed woodland, we saw Jackson’s Francolins along the road, and the songs of Brown Woodland Warbler was frequently heard. We also pocketed Doherty’s Bush Shrike,Grey Apalis, Kenrick’s Starling,Hartlaub’s Turaco, African-Hill Babbler, African Goshawk, Mountain White-eye.  We stop at the end of the road in moorland habitat above 10,000 feet. Alpine Chats were very common here and easily seen, and our search for patches of giant lobelias for our main specialty, Scarlet-tufted Malachite Sunbird, was all in vain. We exited the park on the western part through Mtambio Gate. Where drove to Kinangop Grassland for the search of the endemic Sharpe’s Longclaw which we also missed, but we saw Levaillant’s Cisticola, African quail Finch, Common quail and Rufous-naped Lark. It was getting cloudy and late. So we decided to call it day and we drove to Nairobi where we arrived at round 8 pm. We had a farewell dinner, and some few beers to quench our thirsty before we drove  Jomo Kenyatta Airport at around 00:30 a.m for the outbound flight home.

Species of Birds Seen during the August-September 2012 Western Kenya Birding Trip
No Common Name Scientific Name
1 Common Ostrich Struthio camelus
2 White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
3 Egyptian Goose Alopchen aegyptiaca
4 Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
5 Hottentot Teal Anas hottentota
6 Red-billed Teal Anas erythrorhyncha
7 Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
8 Crested Francolin Francolinus sephaena
9 Shelley’s Francolin Francolinus shelleyi
10 Scaly Francolin Francolinus S. maranensis
11 Hilderbrandt’s Francolin Francolinus hildebrandti
12 Jackson’s Francolin Francolinus jacksoni
13 Common Quil Coturnix cuturnix
14 White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra
15 Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
16 Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor
19 Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis
20 Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
21 Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensisi
22 Marabou Strok Leptoptilos crumeniferus
23 Long-tailed Commorant Phalacrocorax africanus
24 White Pelican Pelicanus onocrotalus
25 Pink-backed Pelican Pelicanus rufescens
26 Hammerkop Scopus umbretta
27 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
28 Black-headed Heron Ardea melacocephala
29 Goliath Heron Ardea  goliath
30 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
31 Great Egret Ardea alba
32 Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia
33 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
34 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
35 Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca
36 Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
37 Malagasy Pond Heron Ardeola idea
38 Striated Heron Butorides striata
39 Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
40 Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax n. nycticorax
41 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
42 Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
43 Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
44 African Spoonbill Platalea alba
45 Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
46 Black Kite Milvus migrans
47 African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
48 White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus
49 Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture Gyps rueppelli
50 Brown Snake-eagle Circaetus  cinereus
51 African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
52 Dark Chanting Goshawk Melierax m.metabates
53 Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar
54 African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro
55 Great Sparrowhawk Accipiter m.melanoleucus
56 Augur Buzzard Buteo augur
57 Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus
58 Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
59 Verreauxs’s Eagle Aquila verreauxii
60 Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
61 Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus
62 Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
63 Common Buzzard Buteo Buteo
64 Ayre’s Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii
65 Secretary Bird Sagittarius serpentarius
66 Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus
67 Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
68 Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
69 Peregrine Falcon Falco perigrinus
70 Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori
71 Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra
72 Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
73 Allen’s Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
74 Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata
75 Grey-crowned Crane Balearica regulorum
76 Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
77 Spotted Thick-knee Burhimus capensis
78 Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
79 Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus
80 Black-headed Lapwing Vanellus tectus
81 Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
82 Black-winged Lapwing Vanellus melanopterus
83 Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coroatus
84 Long-toed Lapwing Vanellus crassirostris
85 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
86 Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris
87 Kittlitz’s Plover Charadrius pecuarius
88 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
89 African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
90 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
91 Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
92 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
93 Ruff Philomachus pugnax
94 Three-banded Courser Rhinoptilus cinctus
95 Grey-headed Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
96 Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
97 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
98 White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
99 Speckled Pigion Pigeon Columba guinea
100 African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decioiens
101 Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
102 Dusky Turtle-Dove Streptopelia lugens
103 Ringed-necked Dove streptopelia capicola
104 Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
105 Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur chalcospilos
106 Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer
107 Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
108 African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus
109 Fischer’s Lovebird Agapornis fischeri
110 Hartlaub’s Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi
111 Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
112 Black-billed Turaco Tauraco schuetti
113 Ross’s Turaco Tauraco rossae
114 White-crested Turaco Tauraco tauraco leucolophus
115 White-bellied Go-Away Bird Corythaixoides leucogaster
116 Black-and-white Cuckoo Oxylophus jacobinus
117 Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
118 Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cuprius
119 White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus
120 Blue Malkoha (Yellowbill) Ceuthmochares aereus
121 Greyish Eagle Owl Bubo cinerascens
122 African Scops Owl Otus senegalensis
123 Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum
124 Slender-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus clarus
125 Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus
126 Scarce Swift Schoutedenapusmyoptilus
127 Nyanza Swift Apus niansae
128 Little Swift Apus affinis
129 Horus Swift Apus Horus
130 White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
131 African Black Swift Apus  barbatus
132 Mottled Swift Trachymarptis aequatorialis
133 Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
134 Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus
135 Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
136 African Pygmy-kingfisher Ispidina picta
137 Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
138 Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
139 Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
140 Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
141 Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
142 White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis
143 Madagascar Bee-eater Merops superciliosus
144 Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oeobates
145 Blue-headed Bee-eater Merops muelleri
146 Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus
147 Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias naevus
148 African Hoopoe Upupa africana
149 Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
150 Violet Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus granti
151 White-headed Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus bollei
152 Northern Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus
153 Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus
154 African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus
155 Jackson’s Hornbill Tockus jacksoni
156 Hemprich’s Hornbill Tockus hemprichii
157 Silvery-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes brevis
158 Black-and-white-Casqued Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus
159 Grey-throated Barbet Gymnobicco bonapartei
160 Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui
161 Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta
162 Yellow-billed Barbet Trachyphonus purpuratus
163 Red-and-Yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus
164 D’Arnaud’s Barbet Trachyphonus darnaudii
165 Red-fronted Barbet Tricholaema diademata
166 Spot-flanked Barbet Tricholaema lacrymosa
167 Black-throated Barbet Tricholaema melanocephala
168 Red-fronted Tinkerbird pogoniulus pusillus
169 Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird pogoniulus bilineatus
170 Double-thoothed Barbet Lybius bidentatus
171 Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
172 Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
173 Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica
174 Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicus  fuscescens
175 Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicus namaquus
176 Grey Woodpecker Dendropicus goertae
177 Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa
178 Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli
179 Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicus xantholophus
180 African Broadbill Smithornis capensis
181 Rufouse-naped Lark Mirafra africana
182 Pink-breasted Lark Calendulauda poecilosterna
183 Fisher’s Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucopareia
184 Black Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera
185 White-headed Sawwing Psalidoprocne albiceps
186 Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
187 Common Sand Martin Riparia riparia
188 Banded Martin Riparia cincta
189 Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligulia
190 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
191 Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
192 Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
193 Lesser-striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
194 African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
195 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
196 Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis
197 Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara
198 African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
199 Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys
200 Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
201 Black-cuckoo Shrike Campephaga flava
202 Petit’s Cuckoo-Shrike Campephaga petiti
203 Purple-throated Cuckoo-Shrike Campephaga quiscalina
204 Shelley’s Greenbul Andropadus masukuensis
205 Yellow-wiskered Greenbul Andropadus latirostris
206 Joyful Greenbul Chlorocichla laetissima
207 Little-grey Greenbul Andropadus gracillis
208 Slender-billed Greenbul Andropadus gracilirostris
209 Cabanis Greenbul Phyllastrephus cabanisi
210 Ansorge’s Greenbul Andropadus ansorgei
211 Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus
212 Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
213 Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis
214 Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra
215 Grey-winged Robin-Chat Cossypha  polioptera
216 White-browed Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini
217 Snowy-headed Robin-Chat Cossypha niveicapilla
218 Spotted Palm Thrush Cichladusa guttata
219 White-browed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys
220 Common Stone Chat Saxicola torquatus
221 Northern Anteater Chat Myrmecocichla aethiops
222 Schalow’s Wheatear Oenanthe schalowi
223 Brown-tailed Rock Chat Cercomela scotocerca
224 Alpine Chat Cercomela sordida ernesti
225 Mocking Cliff Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
226 Brown-chested Alethe Alethe poliocephala
227 White-tailed Ant Thrush Neocossyphus poensis
228 Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus
229 African Thrush Turdus pelios
230 Evergreen Forest Warbler Bradypterus lopezi
231 Cinnamon Bracken Warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus
232 Black-faced Rufous Warbler Bathmocercus rufus
233 Lesser Swamp Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris
234 Mountain Yellow Warbler Chloropeta similis
235 Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
236 Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis
237 Turner’s Eremomela Eremomela turneri
238 Northern Crombec Sylvietta brachyura
239 Red-faced Crombec Sylvietta whytii
240 White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys
241 Brown Woodland Warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens
242 Uganda Woodland Warbler Phylloscopus budongoensis
243 Southern Hyliota Hyliota australis
244 Green Hylia Hylia prasina
245 Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
246 Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans
247 Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana
248 Winding Cisticola Cisticola galactotes
249 Carruthers’s Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi
250 Chubb’s Cisticola Cisticola chubbi
251 Hunter’s Cisticola Cisticola hunteri
252 Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
253 Pectral-patched Cisticola Cisticola brunnescens
254 Stout Cisticola Cisticola robustus
255 Buff-bellied Warbler Phyllolais pulchella
256 Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
257 Pale Prinia Prinia somalica
258 Banded Prinia Prinia bairdii
259 White-chinned Prinia Schistolais leucopogon
260 Red-fronted Warbler Urorhipis rufifrons
261 Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis
262 Grey Apalis Apalis cinerea
263 Black-collared Apalis Apalis pulchra
264 Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
265 Grey-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera Branchyura brevicaudata
266 Olive -green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota
267 Grey Wren-warbler Calamonastes simplex
268 Grey-capped Warbler Eminia lepida
269 White-eyed slaty Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri
270 Northern Black Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides
271 African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta
272 African Grey Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus
273 Silverbird Empidornis semipartitus
274 Swamp Flycatcher Muscicapa aquatica
275 Chapin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu
276 African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
277 Red-bellied Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer
278 Chesnut Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia castanea
279 Jameson’s Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia jamesoni
280 Brown-throated Wattle-eye Platysteria cyanea
281 Chinspot Batis Batis molitor
282 Pygmy Batis Batis perkeo
283 Pale-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis rufipennis
284 Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescenes
285 African Hill Babbler Pseudoalcippe abyssinica
286 Brown Babbler Turdoides plebejus
287 Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii
288 Hinde’s Babbler Turdoides hindei
289 Black-lored Babbler Turdoides sharpei
290 Rufous Chatterer Turdoides rubiginosa
291 Norhthern Grey Tit Parus thruppi barakae
292 Dusky Tit Parus funereus
293 White-bellied Tit Parus albiventris
294 Mouse-coloured Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus musculus
295 Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis
296 Green Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris
297 Green-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra verticalis
298 Eastern Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea
299 Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens
300 Amathyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina
301 Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis
302 Hunter’s Sunbird Chalcomitra hunteri
303 Golden-winged Sunbird Drepanorhynchus reichnowi
304 Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze
305 Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis
306 Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris
307 Northern-double Collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi
308 Easthern-double Callared Sunbird Cinnyris mediocris
309 Beautiful Sunbird Cinnyris pulchellus
310 Red-chested Sunbird Cinnyris erythrocercus
311 Shinning Sunbird Cinnyris habessinicus turkanae
312 Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus
313 Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis
314 Montane White-eye Zosterops poliogaster
315 Common Fiscal Lanius collaris
316 Mackinnon’s Fiscal Lanius mackinnoni
317 Grey-backed Fiscal Lanius excubitorius
318 Norther White-crowned Shrike Eurocephalus rueppelli
319 Grey-headed Bush-Shrike Malacanotus blanchoti
320 Grey-green Bush-Shrike Telophorus bocagei
321 Doherty’s Bush-Shrike Telephorus dohertyi
322 Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis
323 Tree-streaked Tchagra Tchagra jamesi
324 Blacked-backed Puffback Dryoscopus culba
325 Pink-footed Puffback Dryoscopus angolensis
326 Slate-coloured Boubou Laniarius funebris
327 Luhder’s Bush-Shrike Laniarius luehderi
328 Tropical Boubou Laniarius aethiopicus
329 Brubru Nilaus afer
330 Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrhynchus
331 Eastern Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus
332 Square-tailed Drongo Dicrurus ludwigii
333 Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
334 Pied Crow Corvus albus
335 Fan-tailed Raven Corvus rhipidurus
336 Stuhlmann’s Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni
337 Kenrick’s Starling Poeoptera kenricki
338 Waller’s Starling Onychognathus walleri
339 Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio
340 Bristle-crowned Starling Onychognathus salvadorii
241 Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris
342 Greater Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus
343 Ruppell’s Starling Lamprotornis purpuroptera
344 Hilderbrandt’s Starling Lamprotornis hildebrandti
345 Superb Starling Lamprotornis superbus
346 Magpie Starling Speculipastor bicolor
347 Sharpe’s Starling Pholia sharpii
348 Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
349 Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea
350 Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus
351 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
352 Kenya Rufous Sparrow Passer rufocinctus
353 Grey-headed Sparrow Passer griseus
354 Parrot-billed Sparrow Passer gongonensis
355 Chestnut Sparrow Passer eminibey
356 Yellow-spotted Petronia Petronia pyrgita
357 White-headed Buffalo Weaver Dinemellia dinemelli
358 Speckled-fronted Weaver Sporopipes frontalis
359 White-browed Sparrow Weaver Plocepasser mahali
360 Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis
361 Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
362 Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht
363 Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus
364 Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni
365 Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis
366 Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
367 Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster
368 Holub’s Golden Weaver Ploceus xanthops
369 Northern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus castanops
370 Northern Masked Weaver Ploceus taeniopterus
371 Lesser-masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius
372 Vittaline-masked Weaver Ploceus vitellinus
373 Black-headed Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
374 Speke’s Weaver Ploceus spekei
375 Yellow-backed Weaver Ploceus fischeri
376 Jackson’s Golden-backed Weaver Ploceus jacksoni
377 Dark-backed Weaver Ploceus bicolor
378 Chestnut Weaver Ploceus rubiginosus
379 Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis
380 Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
381 Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
382 Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis
383 Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
384 Long-tailed Widowbird Euplectes progne
385 Yellow-mantled Widowbird Euplectes macroura
386 Grey-headed Negrofinch Nigrita canicapillus
387 White-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita fusconotus
388 Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia
389 Crimson-rumped Waxbill Estrilda rhodophyga
390 Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
391 Black-faced Waxbill Estrilda erythronotus
392 Red-headed Bluebill Spermophaga ruficapilla
393 Red-cheeked Cordonblue Uraeginthus bengalus
394 Blue-capped Cordonblue Uraeginthus cyanocephalus
395 Purple Grenadier Granatina ianthinogaster
396 Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba
397 Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
398 African Firefinch Logonosticta rubricata
399 Cut-throat Amadina fasciata
400 African Quail Finch Ortygospiza fuscocrissa
401 Grey-headed Silverbill Odontospiza griseicapilla
402 Bronze Mannikin Lonchura cucullata
403 Black-and-Whited Mannikin Lonchura bicolor
404 Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
405 Steel-blue Whydah Vidua hypocherina
406 Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
407 African Citril Serinus citrinelloids
408 White-bellied Canary Serinus dorsostriatus
409 Brimestone Canary Serinus sulphuratus
410 Yellow-crowned Canary Serinus flavivertex
411 Streaky Seedeater Serinus striolatus
412 Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris
Species of Animals and Reptiles seen on the Trip
1 Olive Baboon Papio anubis
2 Syke’s Monkey Cercoithecus albogularis
3 Black and White Colobus Colobus guereza
4 Vervet Monkey Cercopithecus aethiops
5 Blue Monkey Cercopithecus mitis
6 Red-tailed Monkey Cercopithecus ascaniu
7 Common Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius
8 Common Warthog Phacochoerus africanus
9 Maasai Giraffe Giraffa c. tippelskirchi
10 Common Zebra Equus burchellii
11 Baringo Giraffe Girafa c. rothschildi
12 Savanna Buffalo Syncerus caffer
13 Common Eland Tragelaphus oryx
14 Defassa Waterbuck kobus e. deffasa
15 White Rhino ceratotherium simum
16 Grant’s Gazelle gazella granti
17 Thomson’s Gazelle gazella thomsoni
18 African Elephants Lexodonta africana
19 Impala aepyceros melampus
20 Rock Hyraxes procavia capensis
21 Cape Hare lepus capensis
22 Plain Ground Squirrels xerus rutilus
23 Nile Crocodile crocodylus niloticus
24 Nile Monitor Varannus niloticus
25 Leopard Tortoise testudo pardalis
26 Rock Red-headed Agama agama agama
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