Nairobi national park Birdlist  : Nairobi national park is a birder’s haven located in the perimeters of Nairobi city the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi national park established in 1746 is one of the oldest Game Park in Kenya lieing only 7 kilometers away from the center of Nairobi.

Nairobi National park is a habitat to over520 bird species, 8 of these species are Kenya Mountains Endemic Bird Area, 27 species of the 94 Somali – Masai biome and 25 species of the 67 African Highlands biome that occur in Kenya.

Bird list in Nairobi National park is as follows

Ostriches: Struthionidae

Common Ostrich

Ducks: Anatidae

Egyptian Goose

Spur-winged Goose

Red-billed Duck

Guineafowl: Numididae

Helmeted Guineafowl

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

Shelley’s Francolin

Hildebrandt’s Francolin

Yellow-necked Francolin

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Yellow-necked Francolin

Grebes: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

Mourning Collared-Dove

Red-eyed Dove

Ring-necked Dove

Laughing Dove

Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove

Tambourine Dove

Namaqua Dove

Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

Yellow-throated Sandgrouse

Bustards: Otididae

Kori Bustard

White-bellied Bustard

Black-bellied Bustard

Hartlaub’s Bustard

Turacos: Musophagidae

Hartlaub’s Turaco

White-bellied Go-away-bird

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

Red-chested Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo

White-browed Coucal

Great Spotted Cuckoo

African Emerald Cuckoo

Dideric Cuckoo

Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

Eurasian Nightjar

Swifts: Apodidae

Little Swift

Horus Swift

African Palm-Swift

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

African Rail

African Swamphen

Black Crake

Cranes: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-Crane

Thick-knees: Burhinidae

Spotted Thick-knee

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

Blacksmith Lapwing

Spur-winged Lapwing

Black-winged Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing

Kittlitz’s Plover

Three-banded Plover

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Three-banded Plover

Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

Temminck’s Stint

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Common Greenshank

Marsh Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper

Storks: Ciconiidae

Saddle-billed Stork

Marabou Stork

Yellow-billed Stork

Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

Great Cormorant

Hamerkop: Scopidae


Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

Gray Heron

Black-headed Heron

Purple Heron

Little Egret

Cattle Egret

Squacco Heron

Striated Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

Glossy Ibis

African Sacred Ibis

Hadada Ibis

Eurasian Spoonbill

African Spoonbill

Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae


Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

Black-winged Kite

African Harrier-Hawk

European Honey-buzzard

White-headed Vulture

Lappet-faced Vulture

Hooded Vulture

White-backed Vulture

Rueppell’s Griffon


Crowned Eagle

Martial Eagle

Long-crested Eagle

Wahlberg’s Eagle

Booted Eagle

Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Steppe Eagle

Dark Chanting-Goshawk

Eastern Chanting-Goshawk

Grasshopper Buzzard

Pallid Harrier

Little Sparrowhawk

Black Goshawk

Black Kite

Yellow-billed Kite

African Fish-Eagle

Common Buzzard

Augur Buzzard

Mousebirds: Coliidae

Speckled Mousebird

Blue-naped Mousebird

Hornbills: Bucerotidae

African Gray Hornbill

Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

Malachite Kingfisher

African Pygmy Kingfisher

Gray-headed Kingfisher

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Striped Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

Bee-eaters: Meropidae

Little Bee-eater

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

Northern Carmine Bee-eater

Rollers: Coraciidae

European Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

African Barbets: Lybiidae

Red-and-yellow Barbet

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird

Red-fronted Tinkerbird

Red-fronted Barbet

Black-throated Barbet

White-headed Barbet

Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

Green-backed Honeyguide

Wahlberg’s Honeyguide

Woodpeckers: Picidae

Cardinal Woodpecker

Nubian Woodpecker

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

Pygmy Falcon

Lesser Kestrel

Eurasian Kestrel

Gray Kestrel

Amur Falcon

Eleonora’s Falcon

Sooty Falcon

Parrots: Psittaculidae

Fischer’s Lovebird

Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

Black Cuckooshrike

Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden Oriole

African Golden Oriole

Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

Chinspot Batis

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Chinspot batis

Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae


Black-backed Puffback

Brown-crowned Tchagra

Tropical Boubou

Slate-colored Boubou

Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike

Black-fronted Bushshrike

Drongos: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed Drongo

Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

African Paradise-Flycatcher

Shrikes: Laniidae

Red-backed Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Lesser Gray Shrike

Long-tailed Fiscal

Taita Fiscal

Northern Fiscal

Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

Pied Crow

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

White-bellied Tit

Red-throated Tit

Larks: Alaudidae

Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark

Foxy Lark

Red-winged Lark

Rufous-naped Lark

Red-capped Lark

African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

Northern Crombec

Red-faced Crombec

Moustached Grass-Warbler

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

Gray-backed Camaroptera

Yellow-breasted Apalis

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Red-fronted Warbler

Gray-capped Warbler

Singing Cisticola

Rattling Cisticola

Winding Cisticola

Stout Cisticola

Croaking Cisticola

Siffling Cisticola

Tiny Cisticola

Zitting Cisticola

Desert Cisticola

Wing-snapping Cisticola

Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler

African Yellow-Warbler

|Olive-tree Warbler

Marsh Warbler

Lesser Swamp Warbler

Swallows: Hirundinidae

Plain Martin

Bank Swallow

Banded Martin

Rock Martin

Barn Swallow

Angola Swallow

Wire-tailed Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Lesser Striped Swallow

Mosque Swallow

Common House-Martin

Black Sawwing

Gray-rumped Swallow

Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

Yellow-bellied Greenbul

Common Bulbul

Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

Willow Warbler

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

Eurasian Blackcap

Garden Warbler

Brown Parisoma

Greater Whitethroat

White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

Pale White-eye

Kikuyu White-eye

Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

Scaly Chatterer

Black-lored Babbler

Northern Pied-Babbler

Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

Red-billed Oxpecker

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

Starlings: Sturnidae

Wattled Starling

Hildebrandt’s Starling

Rueppell’s Starling

Superb Starling

Greater Blue-eared Starling

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

Abyssinian Thrush

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

African Dusky Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

African Gray Flycatcher

Southern Black-Flycatcher

White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher

Red-backed Scrub-Robin

Cape Robin-Chat

Rueppell’s Robin-Chat

White-browed Robin-Chat

Spotted Morning-Thrush

Thrush Nightingale

Common Nightingale

Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush


Northern Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

Collared Sunbird

Amethyst Sunbird

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

Tacazze Sunbird

Bronze Sunbird

Eastern Double-collared Sunbird

Beautiful Sunbird

Red-chested Sunbird

Purple-banded Sunbird

Variable Sunbird

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver

Gray-headed Social-Weaver

Baglafecht Weaver

Black-necked Weaver

Holub’s Golden-Weaver

Lesser Masked-Weaver

Vitelline Masked-Weaver

Speke’s Weaver

Chestnut Weaver

Cardinal Quelea

Red-billed Quelea

Yellow-crowned Bishop

Yellow Bishop

White-winged Widowbird

Red-collared Widowbird

Jackson’s Widowbird

Grosbeak Weaver

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

Bronze Mannikin

Black-and-white Mannikin

African Silverbill

Black-faced Waxbill

Common Waxbill


Purple Grenadier

Gray-headed Silverbill

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

Blue-capped Cordonbleu

Red-billed Firefinch

African Firefinch

Indigobirds: Viduidae

Pin-tailed Whydah

Parasitic Weaver

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

House Sparrow

Kenya Rufous Sparrow

Northern Gray-headed Sparrow

Parrot-billed Sparrow

 Chestnut Sparrow

Yellow-spotted Bush Sparrow

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

Gray Wagtail

Western Yellow Wagtail

African Pied Wagtail

Sharpe’s Longclaw

Yellow-throated Longclaw

Pangani Longclaw

Rosy-throated Longclaw

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted Canary

Reichenow’s Seedeater

Brimstone Canary

Streaky Seedeater

Yellow-crowned Canary

Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

         Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

         Golden-breasted Bunting

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