Serengeti Plains – Seronera Bird Checklist : The Seronera plains of Serengeti National Park is the most visited area in the park located in the central part the park, this area is famously known for numerous wildlife species including predators and many bird life.

Seronera area of Serengeti National Park is home to 460 recorded species including 2 endemic species and 6 near endemic species, globally threatened, rare, accident and migratory species.

  Here is the bird checklist in Serengeti Plains – Seronera.

Ostriches: Struthionidae

              Common Ostrich

Ducks: Anatidae

              White-faced Whistling-Duck

              Fulvous Whistling-Duck

              Knob-billed Duck

              Egyptian Goose

              Spur-winged Goose

              Blue-billed Teal

              Yellow-billed Duck

              Cape Teal

              Red-billed Duck

Guineafowl: Numididae

              Helmeted Guineafowl

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

              Crested Francolin

              Coqui Francolin

              Red-winged Francolin

              Shelley’s Francolin

              (Common Quail)

              Harlequin Quail

              Hildebrandt’s Spurfowl

              Yellow-necked Spurfowl

              Gray-breasted Spurfowl

              Red-necked Spurfowl

Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

              Greater Flamingo

              Lesser Flamingo

Grebes: Podicipedidae

              Little Grebe

              Eared Grebe


Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

              Speckled Pigeon

              Dusky Turtle-Dove

              Mourning Collared-Dove

              Red-eyed Dove

              Ring-necked Dove

              Laughing Dove

              Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove

              Tambourine Dove

              Namaqua Dove

              African Green-Pigeon

Serengeti Plains – Seronera Bird Checklist
African Green-Pigeon

Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

              Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

              Yellow-throated Sandgrouse

              Black-faced Sandgrouse

Bustards: Otididae

              Kori Bustard

              White-bellied Bustard

              Black-bellied Bustard

              Hartlaub’s Bustard

Turacos: Musophagidae

              Schalow’s Turaco

              Bare-faced Go-away-bird

              White-bellied Go-away-bird

              Eastern Plantain-eater

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

              Red-chested Cuckoo

              /Common Cuckoo/

              African Cuckoo

              Black Coucal

              White-browed Coucal

              Pied Cuckoo

              Levaillant’s Cuckoo

              /Great Spotted Cuckoo/

              Klaas’s Cuckoo

              African Emerald Cuckoo

              Dideric Cuckoo

Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

              Freckled Nightjar

              Slender-tailed Nightjar

              Square-tailed Nightjar

Swifts: Apodidae

              Mottled Swift

              |Common Swift|

              Nyanza Swift

              African Swift

              Little Swift

              (Horus Swift)

              White-rumped Swift

              African Palm Swift

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

              (African Crake)

              Lesser Moorhen

              Eurasian Moorhen

              Red-knobbed Coot

              Black Crake

              Baillon’s Crake

Cranes: Gruidae

              Gray Crowned-Crane

Thick-knees: Burhinidae

              Water Thick-knee

              Spotted Thick-knee

Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

              Black-winged Stilt

              Pied Avocet

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

              Long-toed Lapwing

              Blacksmith Lapwing

              Spur-winged Lapwing

              Senegal Lapwing

              Black-winged Lapwing

              Crowned Lapwing

              Wattled Lapwing

              /Caspian Plover/

              Kittlitz’s Plover

              /Common Ringed Plover/

              Three-banded Plover

              Chestnut-banded Plover

Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

              <Greater Painted-Snipe>

Jacanas: Jacanidae

              African Jacana

Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

              /Eurasian Curlew/


              /Curlew Sandpiper/

              /Temminck’s Stint/

              /Little Stint/

              /Common Snipe/

              African Snipe

              /Common Sandpiper/

              /Green Sandpiper/

              /Spotted Redshank/

              /Common Greenshank/

              /Marsh Sandpiper/

              /Wood Sandpiper/

Buttonquail: Turnicidae

              Small Buttonquail

Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

              Temminck’s Courser

              Double-banded Courser

              Three-banded Courser

              Bronze-winged Courser

              Collared Pratincole

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

              Gray-hooded Gull

              /Black-headed Gull/

              Lesser Black-backed Gull

              /Gull-billed Tern/

              /White-winged Tern/

              Whiskered Tern

Storks: Ciconiidae

              African Openbill

              /Black Stork/

              /Abdim’s Stork/

              African Woolly-necked Stork

              /White Stork/

              Saddle-billed Stork

              Marabou Stork

              Yellow-billed Stork

Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

              Long-tailed Cormorant

              Great Cormorant

Pelicans: Pelecanidae

              Great White Pelican

Shoebill: Balaenicipitidae


Hamerkop: Scopidae


Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

              Dwarf Bittern

              Gray Heron

              Black-headed Heron

              Goliath Heron

              Purple Heron

              Great Egret

              Intermediate Egret

              Little Egret

              Cattle Egret

              Squacco Heron

              Rufous-bellied Heron

              Striated Heron

              Black-crowned Night-Heron

Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

              Glossy Ibis

              African Sacred Ibis

              Hadada Ibis

              African Spoonbill

Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae


Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

              Black-winged Kite

              African Harrier-Hawk

              Palm-nut Vulture

              Egyptian Vulture

              /European Honey-buzzard/

              African Cuckoo-Hawk

              White-headed Vulture

              Lappet-faced Vulture

              Hooded Vulture

              White-backed Vulture

              Rueppell’s Griffon


              Black-chested Snake-Eagle

              Brown Snake-Eagle

              Banded Snake-Eagle

              Crowned Eagle

              Martial Eagle

              Long-crested Eagle

              /Lesser Spotted Eagle/

              Wahlberg’s Eagle

              /Booted Eagle/

              Tawny Eagle

              /Steppe Eagle/

              Verreaux’s Eagle

              African Hawk-Eagle

              Lizard Buzzard

              Dark Chanting-Goshawk

              Eastern Chanting-Goshawk

              Gabar Goshawk

              /Eurasian Marsh-Harrier/

              African Marsh-Harrier

              /Pallid Harrier/

              Montagu’s Harrier

              African Goshawk

              /Levant Sparrowhawk/

              Little Sparrowhawk

              Ovambo Sparrowhawk

              /Black Kite/

              Yellow-billed Kite**

              African Fish-Eagle

              |Common Buzzard|

              Augur Buzzard

Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

              Barn Owl

Owls: Strigidae

              African Scops-Owl

              Spotted Eagle-Owl

              Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl

              Pearl-spotted Owlet

              Marsh Owl

Mousebirds: Coliidae

              Speckled Mousebird

              Blue-naped Mousebird

Hoopoes: Upupidae

              /Eurasian Hoopoe/

              African Hoopoe**

Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

              Green Woodhoopoe

              Common Scimitarbill

              Abyssinian Scimitarbill

Hornbills: Bucerotidae

              Southern Ground-Hornbill

              Crowned Hornbill

              African Gray Hornbill

              Northern Red-billed Hornbill

              Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill

              Von der Decken’s Hornbill

              Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

              Malachite Kingfisher

              African Pygmy Kingfisher

              Gray-headed Kingfisher

              Woodland Kingfisher

              Striped Kingfisher

              Giant Kingfisher

              Pied Kingfisher

Bee-eaters: Meropidae

              Little Bee-eater

              /White-throated Bee-eater/

              /Blue-cheeked Bee-eater/

              \Madagascar Bee-eater\

              |European Bee-eater|

Rollers: Coraciidae

              /European Roller/

              Lilac-breasted Roller

              Rufous-crowned Roller

              Broad-billed Roller

African Barbets: Lybiidae

              Red-and-yellow Barbet

              D’Arnaud’s Barbet

              Red-fronted Tinkerbird

              Red-fronted Barbet

              Spot-flanked Barbet

              White-headed Barbet

              Double-toothed Barbet

Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

              Pallid Honeyguide

              Lesser Honeyguide

              Greater Honeyguide

Woodpeckers: Picidae

              Cardinal Woodpecker

              Bearded Woodpecker

              African Gray Woodpecker

              Mountain Gray Woodpecker

              Nubian Woodpecker

              Golden-tailed Woodpecker

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

              Pygmy Falcon

              /Lesser Kestrel/

              /Eurasian Kestrel/

              Greater Kestrel

              Gray Kestrel

              Red-necked Falcon

              |Amur Falcon|

              |Sooty Falcon|

              /Eurasian Hobby/

              African Hobby

              Lanner Falcon

Parrots: Psittaculidae

              Fischer’s Lovebird

Parrots: Psittacidae

              Meyer’s Parrot

Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

              Black Cuckooshrike

Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

              #African Golden Oriole#

              African Black-headed Oriole

Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

              Brown-throated Wattle-eye

              Chinspot Batis

Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

              Gray-crested Helmetshrike

Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae


              Black-backed Puffback

              Marsh Tchagra

              Black-crowned Tchagra

              Brown-crowned Tchagra

              Tropical Boubou

              Slate-colored Boubou

              Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike

              Gray-headed Bushshrike

Drongos: Dicruridae

              Fork-tailed Drongo

Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

              African Paradise-Flycatcher

Shrikes: Laniidae

              /Red-backed Shrike/

              /Isabelline Shrike/

              |Lesser Gray Shrike|

              Gray-backed Fiscal

              Long-tailed Fiscal

              Magpie Shrike

              Taita Fiscal

              Northern Fiscal

              White-rumped Shrike

Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

              Cape Crow

              Pied Crow

              White-necked Raven

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

              White-bellied Tit

              Red-throated Tit

Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

              African Penduline-Tit

Larks: Alaudidae

              Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark

              Fawn-colored Lark

              White-tailed Lark

              Rufous-naped Lark

              Flappet Lark

              Red-capped Lark

              <Short-tailed Lark>

              Somali Short-toed Lark

African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

              Red-faced Crombec

              Moustached Grass-Warbler

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

              Yellow-bellied Eremomela

              Green-backed Camaroptera

              Buff-bellied Warbler

              Yellow-breasted Apalis

              Karamoja Apalis

              Tawny-flanked Prinia

              Gray-capped Warbler

              Red-faced Cisticola

              Singing Cisticola

              Rattling Cisticola

              Winding Cisticola

              Stout Cisticola

              Croaking Cisticola

              Tabora Cisticola

              Tiny Cisticola

              Zitting Cisticola

              Desert Cisticola

              Pectoral-patch Cisticola

Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

              /Eastern Olivaceous Warbler/

              /Upcher’s Warbler/

              /Icterine Warbler/

              /Sedge Warbler/

              /Marsh Warbler/

              /Common Reed Warbler/

Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

              Fan-tailed Grassbird

Swallows: Hirundinidae

              Plain Martin

              /Bank Swallow/

              Banded Martin

              Rock Martin

              /Barn Swallow/

              Angola Swallow

              Wire-tailed Swallow

              Red-rumped Swallow

              Lesser Striped Swallow

              Rufous-chested Swallow

              Mosque Swallow

              /Common House-Martin/

              White-headed Sawwing

              Gray-rumped Swallow


Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

              Common Bulbul

Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

              /Willow Warbler/

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

              /Eurasian Blackcap/

              Banded Parisoma

              /Greater Whitethroat/

White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

              Southern Yellow White-eye

Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

              Rufous Chatterer

              Arrow-marked Babbler

              Black-lored Babbler

Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

              Red-billed Oxpecker

              Yellow-billed Oxpecker

Starlings: Sturnidae

              Wattled Starling

              Violet-backed Starling

              Red-winged Starling

              Hildebrandt’s Starling

              Rueppell’s Starling

              Superb Starling

              Sharp-tailed Starling

              Greater Blue-eared Starling


Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

              Kurrichane Thrush

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

              African Dusky Flycatcher

              |Spotted Flycatcher|

              African Gray Flycatcher

              Pale Flycatcher

              Ashy Flycatcher


              Northern Black-Flycatcher

              Southern Black-Flycatcher

              White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher

              Red-backed Scrub-Robin

              White-browed Robin-Chat

              Spotted Morning-Thrush

              /Common Nightingale/

              Little Rock-Thrush

              /Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush/


              African Stonechat

              Mocking Cliff-Chat

              Sooty Chat

              Northern Anteater-Chat

              /Northern Wheatear/

              Capped Wheatear

              /Isabelline Wheatear/

              /Pied Wheatear/

              Familiar Chat

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

              Amethyst Sunbird

              Scarlet-chested Sunbird

              Bronze Sunbird

              Golden-winged Sunbird

              Beautiful Sunbird

              Mariqua Sunbird

              Red-chested Sunbird

              Purple-banded Sunbird

              Variable Sunbird

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

              Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver

              White-headed Buffalo-Weaver

              Speckle-fronted Weaver

              White-browed Sparrow-Weaver

              Rufous-tailed Weaver

              Gray-headed Social-Weaver

              Red-headed Weaver

              Baglafecht Weaver

              Little Weaver

              Slender-billed Weaver

              Spectacled Weaver

              Holub’s Golden-Weaver

              Lesser Masked-Weaver

              Vitelline Masked-Weaver

              Speke’s Weaver

              Village Weaver

              Black-headed Weaver

              <Golden-backed Weaver>

              <Chestnut Weaver>

              <Cardinal Quelea>

              <Red-billed Quelea>

              Southern Red Bishop

              Black-winged Bishop

              Black Bishop

              <Yellow-crowned Bishop>

              White-winged Widowbird

              Fan-tailed Widowbird

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

              Bronze Mannikin

              African Silverbill

              Zebra Waxbill

              Black-faced Waxbill

              Common Waxbill

              Crimson-rumped Waxbill



              Purple Grenadier

              Gray-headed Silverbill

              Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

              Blue-capped Cordonbleu

              Green-winged Pytilia

              Red-billed Firefinch

              African Firefinch

Indigobirds: Viduidae

              Pin-tailed Whydah

              Eastern Paradise-Whydah

              Steel-blue Whydah

              Straw-tailed Whydah

              Village Indigobird

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

              House Sparrow

              Kenya Rufous Sparrow

              Northern Gray-headed Sparrow

              Swahili Sparrow

              Chestnut Sparrow

              Yellow-spotted Bush Sparrow

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

              /Western Yellow Wagtail/

              African Pied Wagtail

              African Pipit

              Long-billed Pipit

              Plain-backed Pipit

              /Tree Pipit/

              Yellow-throated Longclaw

              Pangani Longclaw

              Rosy-throated Longclaw

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

              Yellow-fronted Canary

              Reichenow’s Seedeater

              White-bellied Canary

              Brimstone Canary

              Streaky Seedeater

Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

              Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

              Golden-breasted Bunting

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