List of birds, birding safaris in Uganda, take place in several areas, Uganda has a number of birds in different national parks, fauna, conservations, environments and many more.

In Kidepo valley National Park we have the Ostrich as one of the largest birds in Uganda. The water bird Pelican which is found in Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park.

African darter is snake bird with an elongated rufus neck it’s extended in serpentine fashions. While in Murchison falls National Park you can spot out the Goliath Heron, during boat trips in National parks.

Hamerkop is a medium water bird and with a medium size, this type of birds can be spotted on Mweya Peninsula in QENP. On a game drive in Murchison falls National Park. On game drive in Murchison falls National Park have an opportunity to spot the saddle billed stork which is one of the several storks in Uganda. Marabou stork is a macabre carrion-eating stork common in urban environment and rural areas.

Murchison falls, Semiliki wildlife Reserve and Mabamba swamp the shoebill the large grey swamp dweller which is the main motivating factor behind omithological tours to Uganda.

Flamingos, are sociable pink-white algae eaters that are seen in Katwe and flamingo crater lakes in Queen Elizabeth, others include African Fish Eagle unique grey snake-eating raptor.

African jacana,  helmeted guinea which is commonly found in wetlands of Uganda.

Grey crowned crane, Uganda’s national bird which is commonly found in grasslands.

African grey parrot, they live in forested areas.

If one has an opportunity to visit the forested areas of Entebbe Botanical gardens   you will visit the Great Blue Turaco, Eastern grey plantain-eater, Coucals, African emerald Cuckoo, Verreaux’s eagle-owl, largest owl species in the country and it’s mostly seen in Uganda during night drives.

After dusk in Murchison falls one can spot the standard winged nightjars which is mostly found on the road while heading to the top of the River other birds to spot include Pied Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher, and Malachite Kingfisher.

Murchison falls has a number of birds these include Red-throated bee-eater, breeds in takk sandbanks on Lake Albert and the Nile.

Hoopoe, Lilac-breasted roller, tailed drongo, African Finfoot, Piacpiac this type of bird is commonly found in Murchison falls and Jinja, Black and white casqued hornbill, Jackson’s francolin, African skimmer, Black bee eater, African pied hombill, chocolate-backed kingfisher, forested white headed wood hoope, Red, Papyrus gonolek, bluebill, Red headed, and many more.

The bird species recorded in Uganda, the list of birds includes a total number of 1061 species. This list of birds  are  designed in sequence of families,species and orders . Ostriches are known for their flightless bird ,their natives to Africa.The Ostrich is one of the largest species with a long neck,legs with great ability to run at a high speed.

Grebes these are small to medium-large sized freshwater diving birds,the grebes have lobed toes very excellent swimmers and divers.The feet of the  grebes are always  placed far back on the body,this makes them quite ungainly on land.The grebes are over 20 species and Uganda iahbaits a total of 3 species these include the Great crested grebe,Eared Grebe,Little Grebe.

Shearwaters and petrels  are the procellariids mainly in a medium-sized true petrels,there are characterized by unite nostrils with medium septum with a longer outer functional.the petrels are over 75 species worldwide but only 1 found in Uganda and that’s the Antarctic Giant Petrel.

Pelicans are very large water birds they have a distinctive pouch which is found underneath their beaks,the Pelicans are members of the order Pelecaniformes ,their feet are webbed with four toes.there are  2 species  which occur in Uganda over 8 species worldwide in Uganda.

These include the Pink-backed Pelica and Great white  Pelican.


Cormorants are family of medium-to-large coastal,these are   fish-eating sea birds these include the shags and Cormorrants.

Plumage coloration  varies  the majority with mainly dark plumage,this type of species  has different types the white and black the few are colourful,however Uganda has about 2 species out of the 38 species worldwide.the two species include long-tailed Cormorant,Darters,Great Cormorant.

Darters is refered to as snake-birds this typeof bird has a long thin neck,the neck gives a snake like appearance  this happens when they give their bodies are submerged.Males have dark ,black brown plumage they have an erectile crest on nape and larger bill  than the female. There is a paler plumage which females have underparts and on  their necks.These darters have webbed feet with their short feet that are  far back from the body.The plumage is cormorant like it  will spread the  wings  to dry after diving  worldwide your only able to spot 4 species including 1 in Uganda this is the African Darter .

African Bitterns,herons and Egrets these are under the family of Ardeidae .egrets and Herons are medium sized wading birds which have long legs and necks.

Bitterns have short necks and wary.Whihc is unlike th long-necked birds including the spoonbills,ibises and the Ardeidae which flies with their neck retracted.On the total number of 61 species worldwide there about 17 species which occur in Uganda .

these include the Grey Heron,Goliath Heron,Black-headed Heron,Purple Heron,Great Egret,Intermediate Egret,Black Heron,Squaco Heron,Rufous-bellied Heron,Little Egret,Madagascar Pond Heron,White-backed Night-heron,Cattle Egret,Striated Heron,Black-crowned Night-Heron,Great Bittern,Dwarf Bittern.

Hammerkop,its one of the medium-sized bird with shaggy crest.the Hammerkop’s head  is curved bill  and crest at their back which is reminiscent  of hanner,hence it has plumage which is drab brown.


The stork is large ,with long legs, wading birds with long, stout bills.The storks are bill-clattering and mute which is an important mode of stork communication at the Nest.The nests of storks are large and always reused for many years.There are about 19 species in the whole world of storks however Uganda is found to have about 8 species.

These include African  openbill,Yellow-billed Stork,Abdim’s Stork,White stork,Saddle-billed stork,Woolly-necked stork,BlacK stork,Marabou Stork.


This type of bird is related to the storks,this kind of bird derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill.


The Threskiornithidae this is a family terrestrial and wading  birds these include the spoonbills and Ibises .

The Ibises and spoonbills have broad wings,long with 11 primary and  about 20 secondary feathers.These have strong fliers despite their weight and size,this type of bird is very capable soarer.

This bird has about 36 species in the whole world and 8 species are inhabited in Uganda.

These include Olive Ibis,Scared Ibis,Hadada Ibs,Scared Ibis,Glossy Ibs,African spoonbill,Eurasian spoonbill.


These are gregarious wading birds,they fly 3 to 5 feet high their found in the East and west Hemispheres.Flamingos feed on shellfish and algae they have oddly-shaped beaks that are adapted to separatesilt,mud from the food which they consume,these birds are unique ,in Uganda we have  2 species out of the 6 species I the whole world.The 2 species include Lesser Flamingo and Greater Flamingo.

Swans ,Geese and Ducks

These birds are in family Anatidae including the duck-like waterfowl,ducks such  as the swans and geese.These birds are modified because of their aquatic existence of webbed feet,feathers, and flattened bills these birds are excellent at shedding water which is due to oily coating.However their about 132 species  worldwide and only 24 are inhabited in Uganda and these include,Fulvous whistling-Duck,white-backed Duck,White-faced whistling-duck,Comb Duck,Egyptian Goose,Spur-winged Goose

Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos),Hartlaub’s Duck (Pteronetta hartlaubii)

,African Pygmy-goose (Nettapus auritus),African Black Duck (Anas sparsa),Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope),EurasianTeal (Anas crecca),Cape Teal (Anas capensis),Yellowbilled Duck (Anasundulata),NorthernPintail (Anasacuta),Redbilled,Duck (Anaserythrorhyncha),HottentotTeal (Anashottentota),Garganey Anas (querquedula),NorthernShoveler (Anaclypeata),SoutherPochard (Netta erythrophthalma),CommonPochard (Aythya ferina),Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca),Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula),Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa),Osprey (Pandiohaliaetus).
The Pandionidae family contains only one species, the Osprey. The Osprey is a medium large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution.

Accipitridae is a family of birds of prey these  include the eagles, hawks, kites, harriers and Old World vultures. These birds have powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong legs, keen eyesight and powerful talons. There are 250 species worldwide and 70 species which occur in Uganda.

African Cuckoo-hawk (Aviceda cuculoides0,European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus),Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus),Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus),Scissor-tailed Kite (Chelictinia riocourii),Red Kite (Milvus milvus),Black Kite (Milvus migrans),African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer),Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis),Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus),Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus),Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus),White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus),Rueppell’s Griffon (Gyps rueppellii),Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus),White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis),Beaudouin’s Snake-eagle (Circaetus beaudouini),Black-chested Snake-eagle (Circaetus pectoralis),Brown Snake-eagle (Circaetus cinereus)

,Banded Snake-eagle (Circaetus cinerascens),Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus)

,Congo Serpent-eagle (Dryotriorchis spectabilis),Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus),African Marsh Harrier (Circus ranivorus),Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus),Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus)

,African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus0,Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus),Dark Chanting Goshawk (Melierax Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis)metabates),EasternChantingGoshawk (Melieraxpoliopterus),GabarGoshawk (Micronisus gabar),Red-chested Goshawk (Accipiter toussenelii),Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk (Accipiter castanilius),Shikra (Accipiter badius),Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes),Red-thighed Sparrowhawk (Accipiter erythropus),Little Sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus),Ovampo Sparrowhawk (Accipiter ovampensis),Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk (Accipiter rufiventris),Black Goshawk (Accipiter melanoleucus),Long-tailed Hawk (Urotriorchismacrourus),Grasshopper,EurasianBuzzard (Buteo buteo),Mountain Buzzard (Buteo oreophilus),Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus),Red-necked Buzzard (Buteo auguralis),Augur Buzzard (Buteo augur),Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina),Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga),Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax),Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis),Wahlberg’s Eagle (Aquila wahlbergi),Verreaux’s Eagle (Aquila verreauxii),African Hawk-eagle (Aquila spilogaster),Booted Eagle (Aquila pennatus),Ayres’s Hawk-eagle (Aquila ayresii),Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus),Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis),Cassin’s Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus africanus),Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus),Pygmy Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus),Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni),Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus),Greater Kestrel (Falco rupicoloides),Fox Kestrel (Falco alopex),Gray Kestrel (Falco ardosiaceus),Red-necked Falcon (Falco chicquera),Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus),Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis),Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae),Sooty Falcon (Falco concolor),Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo),African Hobby (Falco cuvierii),Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus),Taita Falcon (Falco fasciinucha),Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus),Coqui Francolin (Francolinus coqui)

,Forest Francolin (Francolinus lathami)

,Crested Francolin (Francolinus sephaena)

,Ring-necked Francolin (Francolinus streptophorus)

,Red-winged Francolin (Francolinus levaillantii)

,Moorland Francolin (Francolinus psilolaemus)

,Shelley’s Francolin (Francolinus shelleyi)

,Orange River Francolin (Francolinus levaillantoides)

,,Scaly Francolin (Francolinus squamatus)

,Nahan’s Francolin (Francolinus nahani)

,Heuglin’s Francolin (Francolinus icterorhynchus)

,Clapperton’s Francolin (Francolinus clappertoni)

,Hildebrandt’s Francolin (Francolinus hildebrandti)

,Yellow-necked Francolin (Francolinus leucoscepus)

,Red-necked Francolin (Francolinus afer)

,Jackson’s Francolin (Francolinus jacksoni)

,Handsome Francolin (Francolinus nobilis)

Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Harlequin Quail (Coturnix delegorguei)

Blue Quail (Coturnix adansonii)

Stone Partridge (Ptilopachus petrosus)


Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris)

Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani)

Vulturine Guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum)

Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvatica

Hottentot Buttonquail Turnix hottentotta

Quail-plover Ortyxelos meiffrenii

Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum)

Rails, crakes, gallinules, and coots

White-spotted (Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra)

Buff-spotted (Flufftail Sarothrura elegans)

Red-chested (Flufftail Sarothrura rufa)

Streaky-breasted (Flufftail Sarothrura boehmi)

Nkulengu Rail (Himantornis haematopus)

Gray-throated (Rail Canirallus oculeus)

African Rail (Rallus caerulescens)

African Crake (Crecopsis egregia)

Corn Crake (Crex crex)

Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostris)

Little Crake (Porzana parva)

Baillon’s Crake (Porzana pusilla)

Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)

Striped Crake (Aenigmatolimnas marginalis)

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

Allen’s Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni)

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Lesser Moorhen (Gallinula angulata)

Red-knobbed Coot (Fulica cristata)

Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori)

Stanley Bustard (Neotis denhami)

White-bellied Bustard (Eupodotis senegalensis)

Buff-crested Bustard (Eupodotis gindiana)

Black-bellied Bustard (Lissotis melanogaster)

Hartlaub’s Bustard (Lissotis hartlaubii)

Lesser Jacana (Microparra capensis)

African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)

Painted snipe


Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Water Thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus)

Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus)

Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis)

Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis)


Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius)

Temminck’s Courser (Cursorius temminckii)

Three-banded Courser (Rhinoptilus cinctus)

Bronze-winged Courser (Rhinoptilus chalcopterus)

Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola)

Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)

Madagascar Pratincole (Glareola ocularis)

Rock Pratincole (Glareola nuchalis)

Long-toed Lapwing (Vanellus crassirostris)

Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus)

Black-headed Lapwing (Vanellus tectus)

Senegal Lapwing (Vanellus lugubris)

Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus)

Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus)

Brown-chested Lapwing (Vanellus superciliosus)

Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)

Kittlitz’s Plover (Charadrius pecuarius)

Three-banded Plover (Charadrius tricollaris)

Forbes’s Plover (Charadrius forbesi)

White-fronted Plover (Charadrius marginatus)

Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

Lesser Sandplover (Charadrius mongolus)

Greater Sandplover (Charadrius leschenaultii)

Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus)

Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus)

African Snipe (Gallinago nigripennis)

Great Snipe (Gallinago media)

Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata)

Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)

Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)

Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Little Stint (Calidris minuta)

Temminck’s Stint (Calidris temminckii)

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)

Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus)

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

Red-necked (Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus)

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)

Great Black-headed Gull (Larus ichthyaetus)

Grey-headed Gull (Larus cirrocephalus)

Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)

Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica)

Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)

Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis)

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)

Black-faced Sandgrouse Pterocles decoratus

Lichtenstein’s Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii

Four-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles quadricinctus

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea

Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta

Rameron Pigeon Columba arquatrix

White-naped Pigeon Columba albinucha

Delegorgue’s Pigeon Columba delegorguei

Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques

Lemon Dove Columba larvata

Eurasian Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur

Dusky Turtle Dove Streptopelia lugens

African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens

Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata

Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola

Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea

Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis

Emerald-spotted Wood Dove Turtur chalcospilos

Black-billed Wood Dove Turtur abyssinicus

Blue-spotted Wood Dove Turtur afer

Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria

Namaqua Dove Oena capensis

Bruce’s Green Pigeon Treron waalia

African Green Pigeon Treron calva

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Red-headed Lovebird Agapornis pullarius

Black-collared Lovebird Agapornis swinderniana

Gray Parrot Psittacus erithacus

Brown-necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus

Red-fronted Parrot Poicephalus gulielmi

Meyer’s Parrot Poicephalus meyeri


Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata

Black-billed Turaco Tauraco schuettii

White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus

Hartlaub’s Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi

Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus

Ruwenzori Turaco Ruwenzorornis johnstoni

Ross’s Turaco Musophaga rossae

Bare-faced Go-away-bird Corythaixoides personatus

White-bellied Go-away-bird Corythaixoides leucogaster

Eastern Plantain-eater Crinifer zonurus

Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus

Levaillant’s Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii

Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius

Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti

Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius

Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis

Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus

Madagascar Cuckoo Cuculus rochii

Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi

Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus

Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx montanus

Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis

Klaas’s Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas

African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus

Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius

Yellowbill Ceuthmochares aereus

Black Coucal Centropus grillii

Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus

Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis

White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus

African Scops-owl Otus senegalensis

Southern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis granti

Cape Eagle-owl Bubo capensis

Spotted Eagle-owl Bubo africanus

Grayish Eagle-owl Bubo cinerascens

Fraser’s Eagle-owl Bubo poensis

Shelley’s Eagle-owl Bubo shelleyi

Verreaux’s Eagle-owl Bubo lacteus

Pel’s Fishing-owl Scotopelia peli

African Wood-owl Strix woodfordii

Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum

Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum

African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense

Chestnut Owlet Glaucidium castaneum

African Long-eared Owl Asio abyssinicus

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

Marsh Owl Asio capensis

Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus

Sombre Nightjar Caprimulgus fraenatus

Black-shouldered Nightjar Caprimulgus nigriscapularis

Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis

Abyssinian Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus

Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus ruwenzorii

Swamp Nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis

Plain Nightjar Caprimulgus inornatus

Star-spotted Nightjar Caprimulgus stellatus

Freckled Nightjar Caprimulgus tristigma

Bates’s Nightjar Caprimulgus batesi

Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus

Slender-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus clarus

Square-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii

Pennant-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx vexillarius

Standard-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx longipennis

Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus

Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri

Sabine’s Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini

Cassin’s Spinetail Neafrapus cassini

African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus

Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba

Mottled Swift Tachymarptis aequatorialis

Common Swift Apus apus

Nyanza Swift Apus niansae

Pallid Swift Apus pallidus

African Swift Apus barbatus

Little Swift Apus affinis

Horus Swift Apus horus

White-rumped Swift Apus caffer


Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus

Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus


Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina

Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum


Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata

Shining-blue Kingfisher Alcedo quadribrachys

Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata

White-bellied Kingfisher Alcedo leucogaster

African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina picta

Dwarf Kingfisher Ispidina lecontei

Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia

Gray-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala

Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis

Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica

Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti

Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maximus

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

Black Bee-eater Merops gularis

Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki

White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides

Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus

Blue-breasted Bee-eater Merops variegatus

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates

Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus

White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis

Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus

Madagascar Bee-eater Merops superciliosus

European Bee-eater Merops apiaster

Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus

Typical rollers.

European Roller Coracias garrulus

Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinica

Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudata

Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias naevia

Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus

Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis

Hoopoes (Upupa
Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus

White-headed Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus bollei

Forest Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus castaneiceps

Black Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus aterrimus

Common Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas

Abyssinian Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus minor

White-crested Hornbill Tockus albocristatus

Black Dwarf Hornbill Tockus hartlaubi

Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill Tockus camurus

Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus

Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus flavirostris

Jackson’s Hornbill Tockus jacksoni

Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus

African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus

Hemprich’s Hornbill Tockus hemprichii

African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus

Piping Hornbill Ceratogymna fistulator

Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna subcylindricus

Brown-cheeked Hornbill Ceratogymna cylindricus

White-thighed Hornbill Ceratogymna albotibialis

Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata

Abyssinian Ground-hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus

Southern Ground-hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri

Grey-throated Barbet Gymnobucco bonapartei

Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus

Western Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaeus

Moustached Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax

Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus simplex

Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus

Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus

Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus

Red-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus pusillus

Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui

Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta

Red-fronted Barbet Tricholaema diademata

Spot-flanked Barbet Tricholaema lachrymosa

White-headed Barbet Lybius leucocephalus

Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies

Black-billed Barbet Lybius guifsobalito

Black-collared Barbet Lybius torquatus

Double-toothed Barbet Lybius bidentatus

Black-breasted Barbet Lybius rolleti

Yellow-billed Barbet Trachyphonus purpuratus

Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii

Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus

D’Arnaud’s Barbet Trachyphonus darnaudii

Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus

Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus

Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator

Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor

Thick-billed Honeyguide Indicator conirostris

Willcock’s Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi

Least Honeyguide Indicator exilis

Dwarf Honeyguide Indicator pumilio

Pallid Honeyguide Indicator meliphilus

Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus

Zenker’s Honeyguide Melignomon zenkeri

Cassin’s Honeyguide Prodotiscus insignis

Wahlberg’s Honeyguide Prodotiscus regulus

Woodpeckers and allies
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

Rufous-necked Wryneck Jynx ruficollis

African Piculet Sasia africana

Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica

Bennett’s Woodpecker Campethera bennettii

Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni

Green-backed Woodpecker Campethera cailliautii

Tullberg’s Woodpecker Campethera tullbergi

Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa

Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli

Speckle-breasted Woodpecker Dendropicos poecilolaemus

Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens

Gabon Woodpecker Dendropicos gabonensis

Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus

Golden-crowned Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus

Elliot’s Woodpecker Dendropicos elliotii

Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae

Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos griseocephalus

Brown-backed Woodpecker Dendropicos obsoletus

African Broadbill Smithornis capensis

Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis

Grauer’s Broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri

African Pitta Pitta angolensis

Green-breasted Pitta Pitta reichenowi


Singing Bushlark Mirafra cantillans

White-tailed Lark Mirafra albicauda

Red-winged Lark Mirafra hypermetra

Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana

Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea

Pink-breasted Lark Calendulauda poecilosterna

Fawn-colored Lark Calendulauda africanoides

Foxy Lark Calendulauda alopex

Rufous-rumped Lark Pinarocorys erythropygia

Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark Eremopterix leucotis

Fischer’s Sparrow-lark Eremopterix leucopareia

Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea

Sun Lark Galerida modesta

Swallows and martins
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola

Banded Martin Riparia cincta

Grey-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga

Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica

Angola Swallow Hirundo angolensis

Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii

White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita

Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea

Lesser Striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica

Rufous-chested swallow Cecropis semirufa

Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis

Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica

Common House-Martin Delichon urbica

White-headed Sawwing Psalidoprocne albiceps

Blue Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera

Wagtails and pipits
White Wagtail Motacilla alba

African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp

Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara

Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus

Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus

Jackson’s Pipit Anthus latistriatus

Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys

African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus

Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris

Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis

Short-tailed Pipit Anthus brachyurus

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus


White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike Coracina pectoralis

Blue Cuckoo-shrike Coracina azurea

Grey Cuckoo-shrike Coracina caesia

Grauer’s Cuckoo-shrike Coracina graueri

Petit’s Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga petiti

Black Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga flava

Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga phoenicea

Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga quiscalina

Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus

Shelley’s Greenbul Andropadus masukuensis

Little Greenbul Andropadus virens

Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis

Ansorge’s Greenbul Andropadus ansorgei

Plain Greenbul Andropadus curvirostris

Slender-billed Greenbul Andropadus gracilirostris

Yellow-whiskered Bulbul Andropadus latirostris

Eastern Mountain-Greenbul Andropadus nigriceps

Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator

Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus

Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex

Yellow-throated Greenbul Chlorocichla flavicollis

Joyful Greenbul Chlorocichla laetissima

Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura

Leaf-love Phyllastrephus scandens

Cabanis’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus cabanisi

Northern Brownbul Phyllastrephus strepitans

Toro Olive-greenbul Phyllastrephus hypochloris

Sassi’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus lorenzi

Yellow-streaked Bulbul Phyllastrephus flavostriatus

White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis

Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus

Xavier’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri

Common Bristlebill Bleda syndactyla

Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximia

Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris

Yellow-throated Nicator Nicator vireo

Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus

Eastern Bearded-Greenbul Criniger chloronotus

Thrushes and allies

Rufous Flycatcher-thrush Neocossyphus fraseri

Red-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus rufus

White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis

Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis

Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis

Little Rock-thrush Monticola rufocinereus

Abyssinian Ground-thrush Zoothera piaggiae

Kivu Ground-thrush Zoothera tanganjicae

Black-eared Ground-thrush Zoothera cameronensis

Gray Ground-thrush Zoothera princei

Oberlaender’s Ground-thrush Zoothera oberlaenderi

Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus

African Thrush Turdus pelios

Brown-chested Alethe Alethe poliocephala

Red-throated Alethe Alethe poliophrys

Fire-crested Alethe Alethe diademata

Cisticolas and allies
The Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops

Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans

Whistling Cisticola Cisticola lateralis

Trilling Cisticola Cisticola woosnami

Chubb’s Cisticola Cisticola chubbi

Hunter’s Cisticola Cisticola hunteri

Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola aberrans

Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana

Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps

Wailing Cisticola Cisticola lais

Winding Cisticola Cisticola galactotes

Carruthers’s Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi

Stout Cisticola Cisticola robustus

Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis

Tabora Cisticola Cisticola angusticaudus

Siffling Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus

Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

Black-necked Cisticola Cisticola eximius

Wing-snapping Cisticola Cisticola ayresii

Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava

Pale Prinia Prinia somalica

White-chinned Prinia Prinia leucopogon

Banded Prinia Prinia bairdii

Red-winged Prinia Prinia erythroptera

Red-winged Gray Warbler Drymocichla incana

Black-collared Apalis Apalis pulchra

Ruwenzori Apalis Apalis ruwenzori

Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps

Black-throated Apalis Apalis jacksoni

Masked Apalis Apalis binotata

Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata

Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida

Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis

Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema

Gray Apalis Apalis cinerea

Karamoja Apalis Apalis karamojae

Red-fronted Warbler Urorhipis rufifrons

Gray-capped Warbler Eminia lepida

Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura

Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris

Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota

Gray Wren-Warbler Calamonastes simplex

Old World warblers
African Bush-Warbler Bradypterus baboecala

White-winged Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus carpalis

Grauer’s Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus graueri

Bamboo Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus alfredi

Cameroon Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus lopezi

Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus

Black-faced Rufous-Warbler Bathmocercus rufus

Moustached Grass-Warbler Melocichla mentalis

Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis

Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus

African Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus

Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris

Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Basra Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis

Greater Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus rufescens

Lesser Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida

Upcher’s Warbler Hippolais languida

Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina

African Yellow Warbler Chloropeta natalensis

Mountain Yellow Warbler Chloropeta similis

Papyrus Yellow Warbler Chloropeta gracilirostris

Buff-bellied Warbler Phyllolais pulchella

Grauer’s Warbler Graueria vittata

Yellow-vented Eremomela Eremomela flavicrissalis

Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis

Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla

Green-backed Eremomela Eremomela canescens

Greencap Eremomela Eremomela scotops

Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps&

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