Gombe NP Bird Checklist

(courtesy Craig Stanford 11/1/98)

Unless otherwise noted, the following is taken from Stanford, C. B. & Msuya, P. (1995) An annotated list of the birds of Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Scopus 19: 38-46. (see also Stanford, C. B. (1994) Notes on raptor migration in western Tanzania. Scopus 18: 1-5.)

c : common; likely to be seen or heard everyday.
fc : fairly common; likely to be seen or heard more than 50 per cent of days in the field, but not everyday.
uc : uncommon; likely to be seen or heard 20-50 per cent of days in the field.
r : rare; sighted only once or a few times or perhaps highly seasonal in occurrence.

Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus , fc
Greater Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo , uc winter resident
Yellow-billed Egret Egretta intermedia , uc
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta , r transient
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis , uc transient
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus , r
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopica , r
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus , uc transient
Hadada Bostrychia hagedash , uc transient
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus , r migrant
Knob-billed Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos , r
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis , r
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis , c
African White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus , uc
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus , r migrant
Harrier Hawk Polyboroides radiatus, c
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus , uc
Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus , uc
African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro , uc
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii , r
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina , uc migrant
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax , uc
Wahlberg's Eagle Aquila wahlbergi , fc migrant, otherwise rare.
Augur Buzzard Buteo augur , r
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo , c migrant
African Hawk Eagle Hieraaetus spilogaster , uc migrant
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis, r
Gabar Goshawk Melierax gabar , fc
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus , fc
Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus , uc resident
Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer , r
Black Kite Milvus migrans , c
Black-shouldered Kife Elanus caeruleus , r
Bat Hawk Machairhamphus alcinus , uc
Osprey Pandion haliaetus , r
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor , uc migrant
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus , r
Hobby Falco subbuteo , c migrant and winter resident
Kestrel Falco tinniculus , fc at higher elevations
Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus , r
Red-necked Spurfowl Francolinus afer , fc
Hildebrandt's Francolin Francolinus hildebrandti , uc
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris , r, formerly c
Jacana Actophilornis africanus , r transient
Senegal Plover Vanellus lugubris , uc migrant
Brown-chested Wattled Plover Vanellus superciliosus , r migrant
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos , fc migrant
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus , uc migrant
Marsh Sandpiper Trinca stagnatilis , r migrant
Violet-tipped Courser Rhinoptilus chalcopterus , r transient
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus , uc
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus , fc, winter
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus , uc, winter
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus , fc winter, rare otherwise
Lemon Dove Aplopelia larvata , r
Olive Pigeon Columba arquatrix , r
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta , r
Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola , fc
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata , fc
Blue-spotted Wood Dove Turtur afer , c
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove Turtur chalcospilos , c
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria , c
Green Pigeon Treron australis , fc in north, r elsewhere
Ross's Turaco Musophaga rossae , fc
Livingstone's Turaco Tauraco livingstonii , fc
Didric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius , r
Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus , fc
Klaas' Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas , r in miombo
Black and White Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus , r
Levaillant's Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii , r
Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus , fc winter
African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis , r winter
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius , fc in winter
Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti , r in miombo.
Yellowbill Ceuthmocares aereus , uc
White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus , r
Spotted Eagle Owl Bubo africanus , fc
African Wood Owl Ciccaba woodfordii , r
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum , fc
Gabon Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii , uc
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus , r
Standard-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx longipennis , uc
Pennant-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx vexillarius , uc migrant and winter resident
Eurasian Swift Apus apus , c winter
Black Swift Apus barbatus , uc
Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus , fc
Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus , r in park, fc outside
Narina's Trogon Apaloderma narina , fc
Giant Kingfisher Ceryle maxima , uc
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis , c
Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti , r in miombo
Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala , uc in miombo
Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica , c
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis , uc
Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta , uc
Eurasian Bee-eater Merops apiaster , c in winter, otherwise absent
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates , c
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus , fc
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudata , r
Eurasian Roller Coracias garrulus , uc, winter
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus , uc
Hoopoe Upupa epops , uc
Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus , fc
Black-backed Barbet Lybius minor , r
Black-collared Barbet Lybius torquatus , r
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus , c
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus , r
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor , r in miombo
Little Spotted Woodpecker Campethera caillautii , fc in miombo
Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica , r
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens , uc
Grey Woodpecker Mesopicos goertae , fc
Bearded Woodpecker Thripias namaquus , r
African Broadbill Smithornis capensis , c
Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana , uc in miombo
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea , uc in miombo
House Martin Delichon urbica , c migrant
Striped Swallow Hirundo abyssinica , fc at higher elevations
Angola Swallow Hirundo angolensis , r
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica , fc
African Rock Martin Hirundo fuligula , uc in miombo
Eurasian Swallow Hirundo rustica , c migrant
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii , fc at higher elevations
White-headed Rough-wing Psalidoprocne albiceps , uc
Black Roughwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera , fc
Banded Martin Riparia cincta , r winter
African Sand Martin Riparia paludicola , r
Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis , c
African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus , c
Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus , r
Pied Crow Corvus albus , uc
White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis , uc
African Penduline Tit Remiz caroli , uc in miombo
Spotted Creeper Salpornis spilonota , r
African Hill Babbler Alcippe abyssinica , fc
Brown Illadopsis Trichastoma fulvescens , r
Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii , r
Black-lored Babbler Turdoides melanops , r (single sighting)
Black Cuckoo Shrike Campephaga flava , c migrant, otherwise r
Grey Cuckoo Shrike Coracina caesia , uc
White-breasted Cuckoo Shrike Coracina pectoralis , r
Yellow-whiskered Greenbul Andropadus latirostris , c
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator , r
Yellow-throated Leaflove Chlorocichla flavicollis , uc
Nicator Nicator chloris , r
Fischer's Greenbul Phyllastrephus fischeri , c
Yellow-streaked Greenbul Phyllastrephus flavostriatus , r
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus , c
Brown-chested Alethe Alethe poliocephala , c
Bearded Scrub Robin Cercotrichas barbata , r
White-browed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys , r in miombo
Spotted Morning Thrush Cichladusa guttata , r in miombo
White-browed Robin Chat Cossypha heuglini , uc
Red-capped Robin Chat Cossypha natalensis , c
Snowy-headed Robin Chat Cossypha niveicapilla , r
White-starred Forest Robin Pogonocichla stellata , fc
Cliffchat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris , r
Northern Olive Thrush Turdus abyssinicus , fc in miombo
Brown-headed Apalis Apalis alticola , r
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida , fc in miombo
Grey-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura , c
Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantons , fc in miombo
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis , uc in miombo
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina , r migrant/winter resident
Yellow-bellied Hyliota Hyliota flavigaster , fc in miombo
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus , uc winter
Brown Woodland Warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens , r
Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava , uc
Moustached Warbler Sphenoeacus mentalis , uc
Grey Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus , uc
Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus , fc winter
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis , uc winter
White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher Melaenornis chocolatina , fc
Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta , uc
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata , c winter
Chin-spot Batis Batis molitor , fc
Wattle-eye Platysteira cyanea , r
Black-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira peltata , c
White-tailed Blue Flycatcher Erannornis albicauda , r
Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer , fc
Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis , fc
Crested Flycatcher Trochocercus cyanomelas , fc winter
Striped Pipit Anthus lineiventris , uc in miombo
Richard's Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae , uc
African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp , c
Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara , uc
Black-backed Puffback Dryoscopus cubla , fc
Northern Puffback Dryoscopus gambensis , uc
Tropical Boubou Laniarius ferrugineus , fc
Lühder's Bush Shrike Laniarius luehderi , fc
Grey-headed Bush Shrike Malaconotus blanchoti , r
Black-headed Tchagra Tchagra senegala , uc
Fiscal Lanius collaris , c in miombo
Grey-backed Fiscal Lanius excubitorius , uc
Helmet Shrike Prionops plumata , uc in miombo
Retz's Helmet Shrike Prionops retzii , fc
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster , c
Blue-eared Glossy Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus , uc
Collared Sunbird Anthreptes collaris , r
Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei , r
Amethyst Sunbird Nectarinia amethystina , uc in miombo.
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Nectarinia cyanolaema , r
Olive Sunbird Nectarinia olivacea , c
Green-throated Sunbird Nectarinia rubescens , r
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Nectarinia senegalensis , r
Variable Sunbird Nectarinia venusta , c
Grosbeak Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons , r
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps , uc
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix , r
Dark-backed Weaver Ploceus bicolor , c
Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus , r
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus , r
Holub's Golden Weaver Ploceus xanthops , r
Chestnut Sparrow Passer eminibey , r
Grey-headed Sparrow Passer griseus , c
Yellow-throated Petronia Petronia superciliaris , uc in miombo
Red-billed Firefinch Indigo Bird Hypochera chalybeata , r
Waxbill Estrilda astrild , fc
Peters' Twinspot Hypargos niveoguttatus , c
African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata , c
Green-backed Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula , fc
Black-bellied Seed-cracker Pyrenestes ostrinus , r
Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba , c
Red-headed Bluebill Spermophaga ruficapilla , uc
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus bengalus , c
Black and White Mannikin Lonchura bicolor , r
Bronze Mannikin Lonchura cucullata , fc
Magpie Mannikin Lonchura fringilloides , uc
Cabanis' Bunting Emberiza cabanisi , uc in miombo
Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris , uc in miombo
Yellow-rumped Seed-eater Serinus atrogularis , uc
Stripe-breasted Seed-eater Serinus gularis , r
Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus , r
Brimstone Canary Serinus sulphuratus , r

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