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					Kenya & Tanzania
21st September – 6th October 2005

Lion by David Hoddinott

Trip Report compiled by David Hoddinott & Chris Van Lonkhuyzen Bird species recorded during the tour
Ostrich: Struthionidae Ostrich Struthio camelus [Somali Ostrich] Struthio [camelus] molybdophanes Grebes: Podicipedidae Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Pelicans: Pelicanidae Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus

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Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus Herons, Egrets & Bitterns: Ardeidae Gray Heron Ardea cinerea Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala Goliath Heron Ardea goliath Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Great Egret Ardea alba Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia Little Egret Egretta garzetta Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Striated Heron Butorides striatus Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Hamerkop: Scopidae Hamerkop Scopus umbretta Storks: Ciconiidae Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus Ibises & Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus African Spoonbill Platalea alba Flamingos: Phoeteridaenicop Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor Ducks & Geese: Anatidae Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos Cape Teal Anas capensis Red-billed Duck Anas erythrorhyncha Hottentot Teal Anas hottentota Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma Eagles, Hawks & Kites: Acciptridae Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus Black Kite Milvus migrans African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis Black-breasted Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis Brown Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinereus Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus African Marsh-Harrier Circus ranivorus Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates Eastern Chanting-Goshawk Melierax poliopterus

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Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro Augur Buzzard Buteo augur Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax Wahlberg's Eagle Aquila wahlbergi Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii African Hawk-Eagle Aquila spilogaster Ayres' Hawk-Eagle Aquila ayresii Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis Secretary-bird Sagittarius serpentarius Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus Greater Kestrel Falco rupicoloides Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Francolins & Quails: Phasianidae Coqui Francolin Francolinus coqui Crested Francolin Francolinus sephaena Hildebrandt's Francolin Francolinus hildebrandti Yellow-necked Francolin Francolinus leucoscepus Gray-breasted Francolin Francolinus rufopictus Red-necked Francolin Francolinus afer Guineafowl: Numididae Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris Vulturine Guineafowl Acryllium vulturinum Buttonquails: Turnicidae Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvatica Cranes: Gruidae Gray Crowned-Crane Balearica regulorum Rails, Gallinules & Coots: Rallidae Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostris Bustards: Otitidae Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori White-bellied Bustard Eupodotis senegalensis Buff-crested Bustard Eupodotis gindiana Painted Snipes: Rostratulidae Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis Avocets & Stilts: Recurvirostridae Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Thick-knees: Burhinidae Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus Coursers & Pratincoles: Glarolidae Double-banded Courser Smutsornis africanus Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola Plovers & Lapwings: Charadriidae Long-toed Lapwing Vanellus crassirostris Blacksmith Plover Vanellus armatus Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus Black-winged Lapwing Vanellus melanopterus Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

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Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii Sandpipers & Allies: Scolopacidae Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Little Stint Calidris minuta Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Ruff Philomachus pugnax Skuas & Gulls: Laridae Gray-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus Terns: Sternidae Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus Yellow-throated Sandgrouse Pterocles gutturalis Black-faced Sandgrouse Pterocles decoratus Pigeons & Doves: Columbidae Rock Pigeon Columba livia Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea Rameron Pigeon Columba arquatrix Delegorgue's Pigeon Columba delegorguei Dusky Turtle-Dove Streptopelia lugens African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur chalcospilos Namaqua Dove Oena capensis African Green-Pigeon Treron calva Parrots: Psittacidae Fischer's Lovebird Agapornis fischeri Yellow-collared Lovebird Agapornis personatus Red-fronted Parrot Poicephalus gulielmi Meyer's Parrot Poicephalus meyeri Red-bellied Parrot Poicephalus rufiventris Turacos: Musophagidae Schalow's Turaco Tauraco schalowi Hartlaub's Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi Bare-faced Go-away-bird Corythaixoides personatus White-bellied Go-away-bird Corythaixoides leucogaster Cuckoos & Coucals: Cuculidae White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus Owls: Strigidae Northern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis leucotis Verreaux's Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum

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Nightjars & Allies: Caprimulgidae Nubian Nightjar Caprimulgus nubicus Swifts: Apodidae Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba Nyanza Swift Apus niansae Little Swift Apus affinis White-rumped Swift Apus caffer Mousebirds: Coliidae Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus White-headed Mousebird Colius leucocephalus Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus Kingfishers: Alcedinidae Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata Gray-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis Bee-eaters: Meropidae Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Rollers: Coraciidae Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudata Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus Hoopoes: Upupidae Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Wood-Hoopoes: Phoeniculidae Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus White-headed Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus bollei Abyssinian Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus minor Hornbills: Bucerotidae Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus flavirostris Von der Decken's Hornbill Tockus deckeni Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus African Gray Hornbill Tockus nasutus Trumpeter Hornbill Ceratogymna bucinator Silvery-cheeked Hornbill Ceratogymna brevis Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri Barbets: Capitonidae White-eared Barbet Stactolaema leucotis Moustached Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax Red-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus pusillus White-headed Barbet Lybius leucocephalus Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus D'Arnaud's Barbet Trachyphonus darnaudii Honeyguides: Indicatoridae Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator

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Wahlberg's Honeyguide Prodotiscus regulus Woodpeckers & Wrynecks: Picidae Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica Tullberg's Woodpecker Campethera tullbergi Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus Gray Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae Gray-headed Woodpecker Dendropicos spodocephalus Larks & Sparrowlarks: Alaudidae Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana Foxy Lark Calendulauda alopex Fischer's Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucopareia Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea Athi (Somali) Short-toed Lark Calandrella [somalica] athensis Swallows & Martins: Hirundinidae Banded Martin Riparia cincta Gray-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica Wagtails, Pipits & Longclaws: Motacillidae African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Rosy-throated Longclaw Macronyx ameliae Pangani Longclaw Macronyx aurantiigula Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus Cuckoo-Shrikes: Campephagidae Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga quiscalina Bulbuls: Pycononotidae Dark-capped (Common) Bulbul Pycnonotus [barbatus] tricolor [Dodson's Bulbul] Pycnonotus [barbatus] dodsoni Slender-billed Greenbul Andropadus gracilirostris Yellow-whiskered Bulbul Andropadus latirostris Yellow-bellied Greenbul Chlorocichla flaviventris Thrushes: Turdidae Mountain (Olive) Thrush Turdus [olivaceus] abyssinicus Cisticolas & Allies: Cisticolidae Hunter's Cisticola Cisticola hunteri Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana Winding Cisticola Cisticola galactotes Desert Cisticola Cisticola aridulus Black-throated Apalis Apalis jacksoni Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida Brown-headed Apalis Apalis alticola Red-fronted Warbler Urorhipis rufifrons Gray-capped Warbler Eminia lepida Old World Warblers: Sylviidae Gray Wren-Warbler Calamonastes simplex Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus Mountain Yellow Warbler Chloropeta similis Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis

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Greencap Eremomela Eremomela scotops Red-faced Crombec Sylvietta whytii Brown Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens Brown Warbler Parisoma lugens Banded Warbler Parisoma boehmi Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae Silverbird Empidornis semipartitus African Gray Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra White-browed Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini Spotted Morning-Thrush Cichladusa guttata Red-backed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys African Stonechat Saxicola torquata Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Capped Wheatear Oenanthe pileata Brown-tailed Chat Cercomela scotocerca Northern Anteater-Chat Myrmecocichla aethiops Mocking Cliff-Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris Wattle-Eye, Batises & Allies: Platysteridae Chinspot Batis Batis molitor Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis Babblers: Timaliidae Rufous Chatterer Turdoides rubiginosus Northern Pied-Babbler Turdoides hypoleucus Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii Chikadees & Tits: Paridae White-bellied Tit Melaniparus albiventris Penduline Tits: Remizidae Mouse-colored Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus musculus Sunbirds & Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis Hunter's Sunbird Chalcomitra hunteri Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis Golden-winged Sunbird Drepanorhynchus reichenowi Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris preussi Eastern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris mediocris Beautiful Sunbird Cinnyris pulchellus Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus White-Eyes: Zosteropidae Broad-ringed White-eye Zosterops poliogaster White-breasted White-eye Zosterops abyssinicus Old World Orioles: Orioliidae African Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus Black-tailed Oriole Oriolus percivali Shrikes: Lanidae Gray-backed Fiscal Lanius excubitoroides

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Long-tailed Fiscal Lanius cabanisi Taita Fiscal Lanius dorsalis Common Fiscal Lanius collaris Magpie Shrike Corvinella melanoleuca White-rumped Shrike Eurocephalus rueppelli Bush shrikes & Allies: Malaconotidae Brubru Nilaus afer Black-backed Puffback Dryoscopus cubla Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis Three-streaked Tchagra Tchagra jamesi Tropical Boubou Laniarius aethiopicus Slate-colored Boubou Laniarius funebris Rosy-patched Bushshrike Rhodophoneus cruentus Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike Telophorus sulfureopectus Black-fronted Bushshrike Telophorus nigrifrons Helmetshrikes: Prionopidae White Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus Gray-crested Helmetshrike Prionops poliolophus Drongos: Dicruridae Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis Crows, Jays & Magpies: Corvidae Cape Crow Corvus capensis Pied Crow Corvus albus Starlings: Sturnidae Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea Rueppell's Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis purpuropterus Golden-breasted Starling Lamprotornis regius Superb Starling Lamprotornis superbus Hildebrandt's Starling Lamprotornis hildebrandti Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster Fischer's Starling Spreo fischeri Ashy Starling Spreo unicolor Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri Bristle-crowned Starling Onychognathus salvadorii Abbott's Starling Pholia femoralis Oxpeckers: Buphagidae Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus Old World Sparrows: Passeridae House Sparrow Passer domesticus Kenya Rufous Sparrow Passer rufocinctus Gray-headed Sparrow Passer griseus Parrot-billed Sparrow Passer gongonensis Swaheli Sparrow Passer suahelicus Chestnut Sparrow Passer eminibey Weavers & Allies: Ploceidae Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger White-headed Buffalo-Weaver Dinemellia dinemelli Speckle-fronted Weaver Sporopipes frontalis Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser donaldsoni Rufous-tailed Weaver Histurgops ruficauda Gray-headed Social-Weaver Pseudonigrita arnaudi

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Black-capped Social-Weaver Pseudonigrita cabanisi Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis African Golden-Weaver Ploceus subaureus Holub's Golden-Weaver Ploceus xanthops Taveta Golden-Weaver Ploceus castaneiceps Vitelline Masked-Weaver Ploceus vitellinus Speke's Weaver Ploceus spekei Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps Waxbills & Allies: Estriliidae Gray-headed Negrofinch Nigrita canicapilla Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba Abyssinian Crimson-wing Cryptospiza salvadorii Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala Jameson's Firefinch Lagonosticta rhodopareia Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Uraeginthus bengalus Blue-capped Cordonbleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus Purple Grenadier Uraeginthus ianthinogaster Yellow-bellied Waxbill Estrilda quartinia Crimson-rumped Waxbill Estrilda rhodopyga Kandt's Waxbill Estrilda kandti Black-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda erythronotos Black-faced Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis African Silverbill Euodice cantans Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes nigriceps Cut-throat Amadina fasciata Indigobirds: Viduidae Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata Straw-tailed Whydah Vidua fischeri Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura Siskins, Crossbills & Allies: Fringilidae Southern Citril Serinus hypostictus Reichenow's (Black-throated) Canary Serinus [atrogularis] reichenowi White-bellied Canary Serinus dorsostriatus Streaky Seedeater Serinus striolatus Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi

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Mammal species recorded during the tour
Hares: Leporidae African Savanna Hare Lepus victoriae Squirrels: Sciuridae Striped Ground Squirrel Xerus erythropus Unstriped Ground Squirrel Xerus rutilus Ochre Bush Squirrel Paraxerus ochraceus Rats & Mice: Muridae African Grass Rat Arvicanthis niloticus Cats: Felidae Wild Cat Felis silvestris Serval Leptailurus serval Lion Panthera leo Leopard Panthera pardus Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus

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Genets & Civets: Viverridae Small-spotted Genet Genetta genetta Weasels: Mustelinae Slender Mongoose Herpestes sanguinea Egyptian Mongoose Herpestes ichneumon Dwarf Mongoose Helogale parvula Hyaenas: Hyaenidae Spotted Hyena Crocuta crocuta Carnivores: Canidae Golden Jackal Canis aureus Black-backed Jackal Canis mesomelas Bats: Chiroptera Peters' Dwarf Epauletted Fruit Bat Micropteropus pusillus Egyptian Slit-faced Bat Nycteris thebaica Galagos: Galagonidae Senegal Galago Galago senegalensis Baboons & Monkeys: Cercopithecidae Guereza Colobus guereza Olive Baboon Papio [hamadryas] anubis Blue Monkey Cercopithecus mitis Vervet Monkey Cercopithecus aethiops Pigs: Suidae Warthog Phacochoerus africanus Hippopotamus: Hippopotamidae Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius Giraffes: Giraffidae Reticulated Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata Rothschild's Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis cottoni Maasai Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi Antelopes & Allies: Bovidae Thomson's Gazelle Gazella thomsonii Grant's Gazelle Gazella granti Gerenuk Litocranius walleri Steenbok Raphicerus campestris Guenther's Dik-dik Madoqua guentheri Kirk's Dik-dik Madoqua kirkii African Buffalo Syncerus caffer Bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus Eland Taurotragus oryx Bohor Reedbuck Redunca redunca Waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus Defassa Waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa Roan Antelope Hippotragus equinus Beisa Oryx Oryx gazella beisa Hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus Blue Wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus Topi Damaliscus lunatus Impala Aepyceros melampus Burchell's Zebra Equus burchellii Grevy's Zebra Equus grevyi

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Rhinoceros: Rhiocerotidae White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum Black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis Hyraxes: Procavidae Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis Elephants: Elaphantidae African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Reptiles & Amphibians species recorded during the tour
Helmeted Terrapin Pelomedusa subrufa Red-headed Rock Agama Agama agama Nile Monitor Varanus niloticus Rock Monitor Varanus albigularis Nile Crocodile Crocodylus niloticus African Rock Python Python natalensis

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