Chyulu Hills-Bird list Kenya Safari
Chyulu Hills-Bird list Kenya Safari : Chyulu hills national park acts as a tourist attraction for birders expect being game viewing destination, positioned in East region of Kenya near the Voi and Tsavo town few kilometers away from southeast Nairobi. The park was established in 1983 as a national park, covering an area of 741 square kilometers that stretches towards the beautiful Chyulu gills which acts as a tourist attraction within the park, it’s the reason why is called the green hills of Africa.
The park hosts over 171 bird species but of different types such as Vulnerable bird species, critically endangered species and near threatened species. Bird watching can be combined on your wildlife viewing safari in Chyulu hills national park.
Chyulu hills –Vulnerable species include southern ground-hornbill, secretary bird, martial eagle.
Critically endangered species
Chyulu hills –Critically endangered species include white –backed vulture
Chyulu hills-Near threatened species include Boteleur, crowned eagle
However, Chyulu hills national park is listed among the bird life Data zones for harboring with high population of bird species ‘’Birdlife International ‘’. Below is the bird list to be encountered on Chyulu Kenya birding tour.
Chyulu hills national park –Colombiformes include rameron pigeon, lemon dove, emerald-spotted wood dove, Delegorgues, red-eyed dove, tambourine dove and African green-pigeon.
Chyulu hills national park –Galliformes species include Crested Guinea fowl, Scaly Francolin, Hildebrandt’s Francolin, Helmeted Guinea fowl, Crested francolin, Shelley’s Francolin. Galliformes species has two scientific species such as Phasianidae and Namididae.
Chyulu hills national park –Cuculiform species include rameron pigeon, Delegorgue’s pigeon, emerald-spotted wood dove, tambourine dove and African green –pigeon.
Chyulu hills national park –Caprimulgiformes species include Alpine Swift, Eurasian Nightjar and African palmSwift.There are two types of Caprimulgiformes species which are Caprimulgidae and Apodidae.
Chyulu hills national park –Musophagiformes species include Purple –crested Turaco and Hartluab’s Turaco.
Chyulu hills national park –Charadriformees species include crowned Lapwing
Chyulu hills national park –Pelecaniformes species include Great Egret and Gray Heron.
Chyulu hills national park –Gruiformes species include Black Crake
Chyulu hills national park –Coliiformes species include Speckled Mouse bird
Chyull hills -Accipitriformes species are of two types that is Accipitriformes Sagittariidae which are Secretary birds and Accipitriformes accipitridae which include African Harriet-Hawk, Bateleur, Brown snake Eagle, Martial Eagle, Brown Snake-Eagle, White-backed vulture, Crowned Eagle, Long-crested Eagle, Verreaux’s Eagle, Lizard Buzzard, Augur Buzzard and Mountain Buzzard.
Chyulu hills national park –Strigiformes species include African Wood-Owl and Pearl-spotted Owlet.
Bucerotiformes species in Chyulu hills national park –Bucerotiformes species include ground hornbill and Bucerotidae is crowned hornbill, northern red-billed hornbill, von der Dicken’s hornbill and silvery-cheeked hornbill.
Chyulu hills national park –Trogoniformes species include Narina Trogon
Chyulu hills national park –Piciformes species includes Red-and –yellow Barbet, Mustached Tinker bird, Spot-flanked Barbet, Red-fronted Tinker bird, White Headed Barbet, Lesser Honeyguide, White-eared barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, Pallid Honeyguide, Greater Honeyguide, Picidae and Cardinal woodpecker,
Chyulu hills national park –Coraciiformes species include gray-headed kingfisher, brown-hooded kingfisher.
Chyulu hills national park Meropiformes species include Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Little Bee eater and European Bee-eater well as Coraciidae is Broad Billed Roller.
Chyulu hills national park –Falconiformes species include Eurasian Hobby, Amur Falcon and Peregrine Falcon.
Chyulu hills national park –Passeriformes are of different types as follow;
Chyulu hills national park –Platysteiridae species include Chin spot and Eastern Black-headed Batis, Vangidae like Retz’s Helmet shrike and White Helmet.
Chyulu hills national park –Dicruridae species include Fork-tailed Drongo.
Chyulu hills national park –Malaconotidae species include Black-crowned Tchagra, Tropical Boubou, Black-backed puff back, Sulphur-breasted Bush shrike, Slate-colored Boubou, Black-fronted Bush shrike and Gray-headed Bush shrike.
Chyulu hills national park –Oriolidae species include Eurasian Golden Oriole and African Black-headed Oriole.
Chyulu hills national park –Corvidae species include White –necked Raven
Chyulu hills national park –Monarchidae species include African Crested-Flycatcher and African paradise –Flycatcher.
Chyulu hills national park –Laniidae species include Long Tailed Fiscal, Red-tailed Shrike, Northern Fiscal and White-rumped Shrike.
Chyulu hills national park –Macrospenidae species include Red-faced Crombac and Mustached Grass-Warbler
Chyulu hills national park –Pardae species include White-bellied Tit
Chyulu hills national park –Alaudidae species include Flappet Lark.
Chyulu hills national park –Cistcolidae species include Bar-throated Apalis, Green –backed Camaroptera, Yellow-breasted Apalis,Tawny-flanked prinia, Black-headed Apalis, Singing Cisticola, Yellow-bellied Eremomena , Rattling Cisticola, Siffling Cisticola and Croaking Cisticola.
Chyulu hills national park –Pycnonotidae species include Yellow-bellied Greenbul,Stripe cheeked Greenbul, Sombre Greenbul, Northern Brownbul, Cabaña’s Greenbul and Common Bulbul.
iChyulu hills national park –Acrocephalidae species include Marsh Warbler
Chyulu hills national park –Hirundanidae species include Barn Swallow, Common House-Martin, Red-rumped swallow ,Black Saw wing and White headed sawing.
Chyulu hills national park –Locustellidae species include Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler and Evergreen-forest Warbler.
Chyulu hills national park –Turdidae species include Abyssinian Thrush and Ground Thrush.
Chyulu hills national park -Sturnidae species include Greater Blue-eared starling and Hildebrandt’s starling.
Chyulu hills national park –Leiothrichidae species include Rufous Chatterer.
Chyulu hills national park –Phylloscopidae species include Brown Woodland Warbler and Willow Warbler.
Chyulu hills national park Sylvidae species include African Hill Babbler
Chyulu hills national park –Zosteropidae species include Pale White -eye and Mbulu White- eye.
Muscicapidae species i
Chyulu hills national park –Muscicapidae species include African Gray Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, African Dusky Flycatcher,Thrush Nightingale Rufous tailed Rock, White- eyed Slaty- Flycatcher, White- starred Robin, Rappel’s Robin- Chat and African Stonechat.
Chyulu hills national park –Ploceidae species include White browned Sparrow- weaver, Red –headed Weaver,African Golden weaver, Spectacled Weaver, Chestnut weaver,Baglafecht weaver , Yellow Bishop and White- winged widowbird.
Chyulu hills national park –Nectariniidae species include Variable Sunbird, Eastern Double – collared Sunbird, Olive Sunbird ,Scarlet chested sunbird, Collared Sunbird, Amethyst Sunbird, Bronze Sunbird, Malachite Sunbird.
Chyulu hills national park –Viduidae species include pin-tailed Whydah
Chyulu hills national park –Estrildidae species include Red- cheeked Cordonbleu, Waxbill, Green – winged pytilia, Peter’s Twin spot and African Fire finch.
Chyulu hills national park –Motacillidae species include African Pipit, Long – billed Pipit, Western Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit and Pangani Long claw
Chyulu hills national park-Passeridae species include Northern Gray – headed Sparrow
Chyulu hills national park -include Streaky Seedeater, Reichenow’s Seedeater and Southern Citril.
Visit now for your birding encounter in the heart of Africa –Kenyan Chyulu Safari