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Birds at Borana

Our list of birds was started in July 1980 and has been compiled by many ornithologists. We have listed 334 different kinds of birds on Borana over the last 20 years.
 

Somali Ostrich - Struthio (c.) molybdophanes  - grassland

Black-necked Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis - dams

Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis - dams

Great White Pelican - Pelecanus onocratalus - dams

Pink-backed Pelican - Pelecanus rufescens - dams

Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo - dams

Long-tailed Cormorant - Phalacrocorax africanus - dams

Dwarf Bittern - Ixobrychus sturmii - dams

Black-crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax - dams

Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis - dams and grassland

Little Egret - Egretta garzetta - dams

Striated Heron - Butorides striatus - riverine

Intermediate Egret - Mesophoyx intermedia - dams

Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea - dams

Goliath Heron - Ardea goliath - dams

Black-headed Heron - Ardea melanocephala - dams

Hamerkop - Scopus umbretta - riverine

White Stork - Ciconia ciconia - grassland

Black Stork - Ciconia nigra - grassland

Abdim's Stork - Ciconia abdimii - grassland

Saddle-billed Stork - Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis - dams

Marabou Stork - Leptoptilos crumeniferus - grassland

Yellow-billed Stork - Mycteria ibis - dams

Sacred Ibis - Threskiornis aethiopicus - dams

Hadada Ibis - Bostrychia hagedash - grassland

African Spoonbill - Platalea alba - dams

Lesser Flamingo - Phoenicopterus minor - dams

Fulvous Whistling Duck - Dendrocygna bicolor - dams

White-faced Whistling Duck - Dendrocygna viduata - dams

Spur-winged Goose - Plectropterus gambensis - dams

Egyptian goose - Alopochen aegyptiacus - dams

Comb Duck - Sarkidiornis melanotos - dams

African Black Duck - Anas sparsa - dams

Cape Teal - Anas capensis - dams

Garganey - Anas querquedula - dams

Yellow-billed Duck - Anas undulata - dams

Northern Pintail - Anas acuta - dams

Red-billed Duck - Anas erythrorhyncha - dams

Southern Pochard - Netta erythrophthalma - dams

Maccoa Duck - Oxyura maccoa - dams

Secretary Bird - Sagitarrius serpentarius - grassland

Black-winged Kite - Elanus caeruleus - grassland

Black Kite - Milvus migrans - grassland

Egyptian Vulture - Neophron percnopterus - bush/grassland

Hooded Vulture - Necrosyrtes monachus - bush/grassland

White-backed Vulture - Gyps africanus - bush/grassland

Rueppell's Griffon - Gyps rueppellii - bush/grassland

Lappet-faced Vulture - Torgos tracheliotus - bush/grassland

Black-chested Snake-Eagle - Circatus pectoralis - bushland

Bateleur Eagle - Terathopius ecaudatus - bush/grassland

African Harrier-Hawk - Polyboroides typus - woodland

Pallid Harrier - Circus macrourus - grassland

Montagu's Harrier - Circus pygargus - grassland

Western Marsh-Harrier - Circus aeruginosis - grassland/dams

Gabar Goshawk - Melierax gabar - wood and bushland

Eastern Chanting Goshawk - Melierax poliopterus - bushland

African Goshawk - Accipiter tachiro - forest

Little Sparrowhawk - Accipiter minullus - bushland

Black Goshawk - Accipiter melanoleucus - forest

Lizard Buzzard - Kaupifalco monogrammicus - woodland

Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo - forest/riverine

Augur Buzzard - Buteo augur - escarpment

African Fish-eagle - Haliaeetus vocifer - dams

Tawny Eagle - Aquila rapax - bushland

Steppe Eagle - Aquila Napalensis - bushland

Wahlberg's Eagle - Aquila Wahlbergi - woodland/bushland

Verreaux's Eagle - Aquila verreauxii - escarpment

African Hawk-eagle - Hieraaetus spilogaster - woodland

Booted Eagle - Heiraaetus pennatus - bush/grassland

Ayre's Hawk-eagle - Hieraaetus ayresii - woodland

Long-crested Eagle - Lophaetus occipitalis - woodland edge

Martial Eagle - Polemaetus bellicosus - woodland

Pygmy Falcon - Polihierax semitorquatus - bushland

Lanner Falcon - Falco biarmicus - bush/grassland

Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus - bush/grassland

Eurasian Hobby - Falco subbuteo - bush/grassland

African Hobby - Falco cuvierii - grassland

Sooty Falcon - Falco concolor - grassland

Greater Kestrel - Falco rupicoloides - grassland

Lesser Kestrel - Falco naumanni - grassland

Common Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus - grassland

Harlequin Quail - Coturnix delegorguei - grassland

Stone Partridge - Ptilopachus petrosus - escarpment

Coqui Francolin - Francolinus coqui - scrubland

Shelley's Francolin - Francolinus shelleyi - grassland

Crested Francolin - Francolinus sephaena - shrubland

Scaly Francolin - Francolinus squamatus - forest

Yellow-necked Spurfowl - Francolinus leucoscepus - grassland

Vulterine Guineafowl - Acryllium vulturinum - bushland

Helmeted Guineafowl - Numida meleagris - bushland

Small Buttonquail - Turnix sylvatica - grassland

Grey Crowned-crane - Balearica regulorum - grassland/dams

Corncrake - Crex crex - grassland

Black Crake - Amaurornis flavirostra - dams

Allen's Gallinule - Porphyrio alleni - dams

Red-knobbed Coot - Fulica cristata - dams

African Finfoot - Podica senegalensis - riverine

Kori Bustard - Ardeotis kori - grassland

White-bellied Bustard - Eupoditus senegalensis - grassland

Black-bellied Bustard - Eupoditus melanogaster - grassland

African Jacana - Actophilornis africanus - dams

Great Painted-snipe - Rostratula benghalensis - dams, small ponds

Common Ringed Plover - Charadrius hiaticula - dams

Three-banded Plover - Charadrius tricollaris - dams

Grey Plover - Pluvialis squatarola - dams

Blacksmith Lapwing - Vanellus armatus - grassland

Spur-winged Lapwing - Vanellus spinosus - grassland

Crowned Lapwing - Vanellus coronatus - grassland

Little Stint - Calidris minuta - dams

Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea - dams

Ruff - Philomachus pugnax - dams

Common Snipe - Gallinago gallinago - dams

African snipe - Gallinago nigripennis - dams

Eurasian Curlew - Numenius arquata - dams

Spotted Redshank - Tringa erythropus - dams

Common Greenshank - Tringa Nebularia - dams

Green Sandpiper - Tringa ochropus - dams, streams

Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola - dams, streams

Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos - dams

Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus - dams

Spotted thick-knee - Burhinus capensis - grassland

Double-banded Courser - Rhinoptilus africanus - grassland

Three-banded Courser - Rhinoptilus cinctus - grassland

Temminck's Courser - Cursorius temminckii - grassland

Grey-headed Gull - Larus cirrocephalus - dams

Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse - Pterocles lichtensteinii - grassland

African Green-pigeon - Treron calva - forest, riverine

Tambourine Dove - Turtur tympanistra - forest

Emerald-spotted wood-dove - Turtur chalcospilos - forest,riverine

Namaqua dove - Oena capensis - shrubland

African Olive-pigeon - Columba arquatrix - forest

Speckled Pigeon - Columba guinea - shrubland/ houses

Red-eyed dove - Streptopelia semitorquata - woodland/forest

Ring-necked Dove - Streptopelia capicola - woodland/bushland

Dusky Turtle-dove - Streptopelia lugens - woodland/bushland

Laughing Dove - Streptopelia senegalensis - bushland

Red-fronted Parrot - Poicephalus gulielmi - forest

Meyer's Parrot - Poicephalus meyeri - woodland

Red-bellied Parrot - Poicephalus rufiventris - woodland/riverine

Hartlaub's Turaco - Tauraco hartlaubi - forest

White-bellied Go-away-bird - Corythaixoides leucogaster - shrubland

Jacobin Cuckoo - Clamator jacobinus - wood/bushland

Levaillant's Cuckoo - Clamator levaillantii - wood/bushland

Great Spotted Cuckoo - Clamator glandarius - bushland

Black Cuckoo - Cuculus clamosus - woodland/forest

Red-chested cuckoo - Cuculus solitarius - woodland/forest

Common Cuckoo - Cuculus canorus - wood/bushland

African Cuckoo - Cuculus gularis - wood/bushland

African Emerald Cuckoo - Chrysococcyx cupreus - forest

Klaas's Cuckoo - Chrysococcyx klaas - forest/woodland

Dideric Cuckoo - Chrysococcyx caprius - bushland

White-browed Coucal - Centropus superciliosus - grassland near water

African Scops-owl - Otus sengalensis - wood/bushland

Spotted Eagle-owl - Bubo africanus - wood/bushland

Verreaux's Eagle-owl - Bubo lacteus - woodland

Pearl-spotted Owlet - Glaucidium perlatum - wood/bushland

Marsh Owl - Asio capensis - grassland

Montane Nightjar - Caprimulgus poliocephalus - bushland

Dusky Nightjar - Caprimulgus saturatus - bush/grassland

Pennant-winged Nightjar - Macrodipteryx vexillarius - bush/grassland

Common Swift - Apus apus - grassland

Nyanza Swift - Apus niansae - rocky hillsides

Mottled Swift - Tachymarptis aequatorialis - rocky hillsides

White-rumped Swift - Apus caffer - grassland

Speckled Mousebird - Colius striatus - bushland

Blue-naped Mousebird - Urocolius macrourus - bushland

Narina Trogon - Apaloderma narina - forest

Grey-headed Kingfisher - Halcyon leucocephala - wood/bushland

Brown-hooded Kingfisher - Halcyon albiventris - woodland

Striped Kingfisher - Halcyon chelicuti - woodland

Malachite Kingfisher - Alcedo cristata - dams/streams

Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima - riverine

Pied Kingfisher - Ceryle rudis - dams

European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster - bushland

Blue-Cheeked Bee-eater - Merops persicus - shrubland

Little Bee-eater - Merops pusillus - bushland

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater - Merops oreobates - forest edge

European Roller - Coracias garrulus - grassland

Lilan-breasted Roller - Coracias caudata - grassland

Rufous-crowned Roller - Coracias naevia - bushland

Broad-billed Roller - Eurystomus glaucurus - riverine

Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops - bush/grassland

Green Woodhoopoe - Phoeniculus purpureus - bushland

Common Scimitar-bill - Rhinopomastus cyanomelas - bushland

Abyssinian Scimitar-bill - Rhinopomastus minor - bushland

Red-billed Hornbill - Tockus erythrorhynchus - wood/bushland

Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill - Tockus flavirostris - wood/bushland

Von der Decken's Hornbill - Tockus Deckeni - wood/bushland

Crowned Hornbill - Tockus alboterminatus - forest

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill - Bycanistes brevis - forest

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird - Pogoniulus bilineatus - forest

Red-fronted Tinkerbird - Pogoniulus pusillus - woodland

Red-fronted Barbet - Tricholaema diademata - wood/bushland

Spot-flanked Barbet - Tricholaema lacrymosa - acacia bushland

White-headed Barbet - Lybius leucocephalus - riverine

Red-and-yellow Barbet - Trachyphonus erythrocephalus - acacia bushland

D'Arnaud's Barbet - Trachyphonus darnaudii - acacia bushland

Scaly-throated Honeyguide - Indicator variegatus - forest

Greater Honeyguide - Indicator indicator - wood/bushland

Lesser Honeyguide - Indicator minor - woodland

Rufous-necked Wryneck - Jynx ruficollis - bush/grassland

Nubian Woodpecker - Campethera nubica - wood/bushland

Cardinal Woodpecker - Dendropicos fuscescens - wood/bushland

Bearded Woodpecker - Thripias namaquus - woodland

Grey Woodpecker - Mesopicos goertae - woodland

Rufous-naped Lark - Mirafra africana - grassland

Fawn-coloured Lark - Mirafra africanoides - bush/grassland

Fischer's Sparrow-lark - Eremopterix leucopareia - grassland

Plain Martin - Riparia paludicola - dams

Grey-rumped Swallow - Pseudhirundo griseopyga - big dam

Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica - widespread

Ethiopian Swallow - Hirundo aethiopica - grassland

Red-rumped Swallow - Hirundo daurica - rocky hillsides

Mosque Swallow - Hirundo senegalensis - riverine

Lesser Striped-swallow - Hirundo abyssinica - near water

Rock Martin - Hirundo fuligula - escarpment 

Northern House-martin - Delichon urbica - grassland

Black Sawwing - Psalidoprocne holomelas - forest edge/dams

African Pied-wagtail - Motacilla aguimp - riverine

Grey Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea - riverine

Mountain Wagtail - Motacilla clara - forest streams

Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava - near water

Golden Pipit - Tmetothylacus tenellus - grassland

African Pipit - Anthus cinnamomeus - grassland

Long-billed Pipit - Anthus similis - grassland

Plain-backed Pipit - Anthus leucophyrys - grassland

Tree Pipit - Anthus trivialis - bushland

Yellow-throated Longclaw - Macronyx croceus - grassland

Black Cuckoo-shrike - Campephaga flava - forest/woodland

Grey Cuckoo-shrike - Coracina caesia - forest

Northern Brownbul - Phyllastrephus strepitans - forest

Common Bulbul - Pycnonotus barbatus - wood/shrubland

White Helmetshrike - Prionops plumatus - woodland

White-rumped Shrike - Eurocephalus rueppelli - wood/shrubland

Red-backed Shrike - Lanius collurio - shrubland

Rufous-tailed (Isabelline) Shrike - Lanius Isabellinus - shrubland

Lesser Grey Shrike - Lanius minor - shrubland/riverine

Long-tailed Fiscal - Lanius cabanisi - bushland

Common Fiscal - Lanius collaris - bushland

Brubru - Nilaus afer - acacia bushland

Black-crowned Tchagra - Tchagra senegala - bushland

Brown-crowned Tchagra - Tchagra australis - bushland

Three-streaked Tchagra - Tchagra jamesi - bushland

Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike - Malaconotus sulfureopectus - bushland

Grey-headed Bushshrike - Malaconotus blanchoti - bushland

Rosy-patched Bushshrike - Rhodophoneus cruentus - bush/grassland

Tropical Boubou - Laniarius aethiopicus - bushland

Slate-coloured Boubou - Laniarius funebris - bushland

Northern Puffback - Dryoscopus gambensis - bushland

Cape Robin-chat - Cossypha caffra - forest edge

White-browed Robin-chat - Cossypha heuglini - wood/bushland/gardens

Spotted Morning-thrush - Cichladusa guttata - riverine

Red-backed Scrub-robin - Erythropygia leucophyrs - acacia bushland

Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe - grassland

Pied Wheatear - Oenanthe pleschanka - grassland

Northern Anteater-chat - Myrmecocichla aethiops - grassland

Mocking Cliff-chat - Myrmecocichla cinnamomeiventris - escarpment

Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush - Monticola saxatilis - escarpment

Little Rock-thrush - Monticola rufocinereus - bushland

Olive thrush - Turdus olivaceus - woodland

Sharpe's Pied-babbler - Turdoides sharpei - bushland

Brown Babbler - Turdoides plebejus - bushland

Northern Pied-babbler - Turdoides hypoleucus - bushland

Rufous Chatterer - Turdoides rubiginosus - bushland

Ovilaceous Warbler - Hippolais pallida - woodland

Common Whitethroat - Sylvia communis - bushland

Blackcap - Sylvia atricapilla - woodland

Willow Warbler - Phylloscopus trochilus - woodland

Rattling Cisticola - Cisticola chiniana - bushland

Boran Cisticola - Cisticola bodessa - escarpment

Pectoral-patch Cisticola - Cisticola brunnescens - grassland

Brown Parisoma - Parisoma lens jacksoni - woodland

Tawny-flanked Prinia - Prinia subflava - bushland

Grey Wren Warbler - Camaroptera simplex - acacia bushland

Green-backed Camaroptera - Camaroptera brachyura - bushalnd/gardens

Yellow-breasted Aparis - Apalis flavida - woodland/bushland

Northern Crombec - Sylvietta brachyura - woodland/bushland

Red-faced Crombec - Sylvietta whytii - woodland/riverine

Buff-bellied Warbler - Phyllolais pulchella - acacia woodland

Banded Warbler - Sylvia boehmi - woodland/bushland

Spotted Flycatcher - Muscicapa striata - woodland/bushland

Dusky Alseonax - Muscicapa adusta - forest edge/riverine

White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher - Dioptrornis fischeri - riverine

Southern Black Flycatcher - Melaenornis pammelaina - forest edge/woodland

Pale Flycatcher - Bradornis pallidus - woodland

Chinspot Batis - Batis molitor - bushland

African Paradise Flycatcher - Tersiphone viridis - woodland/gardens

African Penduline Tit - Anthoscopus caroli - woodland

White-bellied Tit - Parus albiventris - woodland/riverine

Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird - Anthreptes orientalis - bushland

Green-headed Sunbird - Nectarinia verticalis - forest/riverine

Amethyst Sunbird - Nectarinia amethystina - forest edge/woodland

Scarlet-chested Sunbird - Nectarinia senegalensis - woodland/gardens

Hunter's sunbird - Nectarinia hunteri - acacia bushland

Variable Sunbird - Nectarinia venusta - woodland/gardens

Mariqua Sunbird - Nectarinia mariquensis - woodland/gardens

Shining Sunbird - Nectarinia habessinica - woodland/shrubland

Bronze Sunbird - Nectarinia kilimensis - woodland/gardens

Golden-winged Sunbird - Nectarinia reichenowi - forest edge

Montane White-eye - Zosterops poliogastrus - forest/ woodland

Cinnamon-breasted Bunting - Emberiza tahapisi - escarpment

African Golden-breasted Bunting - Emberiza flaviventris - bushland

African Citril - Serinus citrinelloides - forest edge/woodland

Brimstone Canary - Serinus sulphuratus - woodland/gardens

Kenya Yellow-rumped Seedeater - Serinus reichenowi - woodland/bushland

Green-winged Pytilia - Pytilia melba - woodland/bushland

Red-billed Firefinch - Lagonosticta senegala - woodland/bushland

African Firefinch - Lagonosticta rubricata - woodland/bushland

Yellow-bellied Waxbill - Estrilda quartinia - forest edge

Crimson-rumped Waxbill - Estrida rhodopyga - woodland/bushland

Common Waxbill - Estrilda astrild - riverine

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu - Uraeginthus bengalus - bushland

Purple Grenadier - Ureaginthus ianthinogaster - bushland

African Quailfinch - Ortygospiza atricollis - grassland

Grey-headed Silverbill - Lonchura griseicapilla - grassland

Bronze Munia - Lonchura cucullata - bushland

Cut-throat - Amadina fasciata - woodland/bushland

Village Indigobird - Vidua chalybeata - bushland

Pintailed Whydah - Vidua macroura - bush/grassland

Straw-tailed Whydah - Vidua fischeri - grassland

White-headed Buffalo Weaver - Dinemellia dinemelli - woodland/bushland

Red-billed Buffalo Weaver - Bubalornis niger - woodland/bushland

Kenya Rufous Sparrow - Passer rufocinctus - bushland/gardens

Chestnut Sparrow - Passer eminibey - bushland/gardens

Yellow-spotted Petronia - Petronia pyrgita - bushland

White-browed Sparrow Weaver - Plocepasser mahali - acacia bushland

Grey-capped Social Weaver - Pseudonigrita arnaudi - bushland

Speckle-fronted Weaver - Sporopipes frontalis - bush/grassland

Grosbeak Weaver - Amblyospiza albifrons - forest edge

Baglafecht Weaver - Ploceus baglafect - forest edge/gardens

Spectacled Weaved - Ploceus ocularis - forest edge

Southern (Vitelline) Masked Weaver - Ploceus velatus - bushland/gardens

Speke's Weaver - Ploceus spekei - bushland

Village Weaver - Ploceus cucullatus - bushland

Chestnut Weaver - Ploceus rubiginosus - bushland

Red-headed Weaver - Anaplectes rubriceps - woodland/bushland/gardens

Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis - grassland

White-winged Widowbird - Euplectes albonotatus - grassland

Long-tailed Widowbird - Euplectes progne - grassland

Jackson's Widowbird - Euplectes jacksoni - grassland

Red-winged Starling - Onychognathus morio - escarpment

Slender-billed Starling - Onychognathus tenuirostris - escarpment

Greater Blue-eared Glossy Starling - Lamprotornis chalybaeus - bushland

Hildebrandt's Starling - Lamprotornis hildebrandti - bushland

Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus - bushland

Violet-backed Starling - Cinnyricinclus leucogaster - forest

Magpie Starling - Speculipastor bicolor - bush/grassland

Wattled Starling - Creatophora cinerea - grassland

Red-billed Oxpecker - Buphagus erythrorhynchus - bush/grassland

Yellow-billed Oxpecker - Buphagus africanus - bush/grassland

Eurasian Golden Oriole - Oriolus oriolus - forest/woodland

African Golden Oriole - Oriolus auratus - forest/woodland

African Black-headed Oriole - Oriolus larvatus - forest/woodland

Fork-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus adsimilis - bushland

Pied Crow - Corvus albus - bush/grassland

Fan-tailed Raven - Corvus rhipidurus - escarpment

 

Borana provided my most memorable Africa Experience ever. Every detail of your outstanding service is recorded in my heart. It’s as if you anticipated my every desire. I treasured my riding with Jaros, who knows the wildlife. Thank you for everything.

Joyce Longfellow -Tempe, AZ U.S.A.