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Wildlife checklist of Kenya & Tanzania

Wildlife checklist of Kenya & Tanzania

Kenya and Tanzania are home to some of the most iconic safari parks on the planet, including Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. They host a plethora of wildlife and birdlife between these parks. We have compiled a combined wildlife and birding checklist for both these countries. The list is not exhaustive but covers most of the animal species, if not all. In birds, we have compiled 400+ of most commonly seen birds, however there are over 1000 species recorded across these two countries. It is important to note that, all the mammal or bird species are not found in every park, and this is not a parkwise classification. 

 

ANIMALS CHECKLIST

Bush babies Hyrax
Galago, Large-eared greater Rock Hyrax
Primates Aardvark
Baboon Aardvark (ant bear)
Blue Monkey Pigs
Red-tailed monkey Warthog
Vervet monkey Hippopotamuses
Dogs jackals and foxes Hippopotamus
Wild dog/Painted dog (raree) Giraffe
Bat-eared fox Masai Giraffe
Black- backed jackal Reticulated Giraffe
Side-striped jackal Rothschild Giraffe
Weasels, badgers and otters (rare) Horned Ungulates
Honey Badger (Ratel) African Cape Buffalo
African Clawless Otter Bushbuck
Civets and Genets  Klipspringer
East African Civet Kirks Dik-dik
Small-spotted Genet Common Eland
Mongooses Grant’s Gazelle
Banded Thomson’s Gazelle
Dwarf Gerenuk
White-tailed Beisa Oryx
Slender – black-tipped Kongoni (Coke’s Hartebeest)
Hyenas Oribi
Aardwolf (rare) Bohor Reedbuck
Spotted Hyena Steinbok
Striped Hyena (rare) Topi
Cats Water Buck (Defassa)
Caracal (rare) Wildebeest/Gnu
Cheetah Pangolins
Leopard Giant Pangolin
Lion Black Bellied Pangolin
Serval Ground Pangolin
African WildCat Rodents
Elephants Crested Porcupine
Savanna or Bush Elephant Springhare
Forest Elephant Hares and rabbits
Horses and zebras Cape Hare
Common or Burchell’s zebra Reptiles
Grevy’s zebra Nile Crocodile
Rhinoceroses Monitor Lizard
Black Rhino Agama (Rock) Lizard
White Rhino  

 

 

BIRDING CHECKLIST

AVOCET, BLACK-CAPPED KITE
BABBLER Black
Arrow-marked Black-shouldered
Brown KORHAAN
BARBET Black-bellied
Black-collared Red-crested
Crested LAMMERGEIER (MOUNTAIN VULTURE)
D’Arnaud’s LARK
Double-toothed Fischer’s Sparrow
Green Red-capped
Red and Yellow Red-winged Bush
BATELEUR Rufous-napped
BATIS, CHIN-SPOT LONGCLAW
BEE-EATER Rosy-breasted
Carmine Yellow-throated
Cinnamon-chested LOURIE, GARY
European LOVEBIRD
Little Fischer’s
Swallow-tailed Lilian’s
White-fronted MANNIKIN, BRONZE
White-throated MARTIN, ROCK
BISHOP MOORHEN, COMMON
Black-winged MOUSEBIRD
Red Blue-naped
BITTERN Red-faced
Boubou Speckled
Crimson NIGHTJAR
Slate-colored Fiery-necked
Tropical Gabon
BRUBRU ORIOLE
BULBUL Black-headed
Black-eyed Golden
Cape OSPREY
Garden OSTRICH
Red-eyed Masai
Yellow-vented Somali
BUNTING, Golden-Breasted OWL
BUSH-SHRIKE African Scops
Gray-headed Spotted Eagle
Rosy-patched Verreaux’s Eagle
BUSTARD Whited-faced Scops
Black-bellied OWLET, PEARL-SPOTTED
Denham’s OXPECKER
Jackson’s Red-billed
Kori Yellow-billed
Stanley’s PARROT
BUZZARD African Gray
Augur Brown
Jackal Cape
Lizard Gray
CANARY PELICAN
African Citril Great White
Streaky Pink-backed
Yellow-fronted PIAPIAC
CHAT PIGEON, SPECKLED
Mocking Cliff PINTAIL
Robin PIPIT
Stone Golden
CISTICOLA Richard’s
Hunter’s PLANTAIN-EATER, GRAY
Rattling PLOVER
COOT, Red-knobbed Blacksmith Lapwing
CORDON-BLEU, Red-checked White Crowned
CORMORANT Gray
Cape Kittlitz’s
Great Spur-winged
Long-tailed Three-banded
Reed Wattled
White-breasted QUAIL
COUCAL Common
Black Harlequin
White-browed QUELEA
COURSER Cardinal
Temminck’s Red-billed
Two-banded RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED
CRAKE ROLLER
African Abyssinian
Black European
CRANE Lilac-breasted
Black Crowned Purple
Blue Rufous-crowned
Crowned ROOK, CAPE
Wattled RUFF
CROW SANDERLING
House SANDGROUSE
Pied Black-faced
CUCKOO Burchell’s
African Emerald Chestnut-bellied
Diederik Namaqua
Jacobin Yellow-throated
Red-chested SANDPIPER, COMMON
CUCKOO-SHRIKE, BLACK SECRETARY BIRD
DARTER, AFRICAN SEEDEATER, STREAKY
DOVE SHOEBILL
Emerald-spotted SHRIKE
Laughing Fiscal (Tighter)
Mourning Gray-backed Fiscal
Namaqua Long-tailed Fiscal
Red-eyed Magpie
Ring-necked Puffback
DRONGO, FORK TAILED White-crowned
DUCK Yellow-billed
Knob-billed SILVERBIRD
Red-billed SKIMMER, AFRICAN
White-faced SPARROW
Yellow-billed Cape
EAGLE Gray-headed
African Fish Rufous
African Hawk SPOONBILL, AFRICAN
Black-breasted Snake SPURFOWL
Booted Gray-breasted
Brown Snake Red-necked
Crowned Yellow-necked
Long-crested STARLING
Martial Ashy
Steppe Golden-breasted
Tawny Greater blue-eared
EGRET Hildebrandt’s
Black Purple
Cattle Red-winged
Great White Ruppell’s Long-tailed
Little Superb
Yellow-billed Wattled
FALCON Western Long-tailed
Afican Pygmy STILT, BLACK-WINGED
Lanner STINT, LITTLE
Peregrine STONECHAT, COMMON
FIREFINCH, RED-BILLED STORK
FLAMINGO Abdim’s
Greater African Open-billed
Lesser Marabou
FLYCATCHER Saddle-billed
Blue White
Paradise Woolly-necked
Spotted Yellow-billed
White-eyed, Slaty SUGARBIRD, CAPE
FRANCOLIN SUNBIRD
Coqui SWALLOW
Crested European
Red-billed Lesser Striped
GALLINULE, PURPLE Red-rumped
GANNET, CAPE Wire-tailed
GO-AWAY BIRD SWAMPHEN, PURPLE
Bare-faced SWIFT
White-bellied African Palm
GOOSE European
African Pygmy Little
Egyptian TCHAGRA, BLACK-CROWNED
Spur-Winged TEAL
GOSHAWK Cape
Dark Chanting Hottentot
Pale Chanting Red-billed
GREBE TERN
Black-necked White
Greenshank White-winged Black
Little THICK-KNEE
GRENADIER, PURPLE Spotted
GUINEAFOWL Water
Crested THRUSH
Helmeted Groundscraper
Vulturine Kurrichane
HAMMERKOP Olive
HARRIER TROGON, NARINA’S
African TURACO
Montagu’s VULTURE
HELMET-SHRIKE Cape
White Egyptian
White-rumped Hooded
HERON Lappet-faced
Black Nubian
Black-headed Palm-nut
Goliath Ruppell’s griffon
Gray White-backed
Green-backed White-headed
Night WAGTAIL
Purple African Pied
Squacco Cape
HONEYGUIDE Yellow
Greater WARBLER
Lesser African Sedge
HOOPOE Willoe
HORNBILL WAXBILL
Abyssinian Ground Common
African Gray Crimson-rumped
Black and White Casqued Cut-throat
Crowned WEAVER
Ground Black-headed
Red-billed Buffalo, Red-billed
Silver-cheeked Buffalo, White-headed
Southern Yellow-billed Chestnut
Trumpeter Golden Palm
Von der Decken’s Gray-headed Social
IBIS Grosbeak
Glossy Holub’s Golden
Hadada Masked
Sacred Reichenow’s
JACANA, AFRICAN Rufous-tailed
KESTREL Sociable
Gray Spectacled
Lesser Taveta Golden
Rock White-browed Sparrow
KINGFISHER Yellow
Brown-hooded WHEATEAR, CAPPED
Giant WHITEEYE
Gray-hooded African Yellow
Malachite Cape
Pied WHYDAH
Striped WIDOWBIRD
Woodland WOOD-HOOPOE, RED-BILLED

 

 


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