Meru National Park Bird Checklist

Meru National Park Bird Checklist

Meru National Park Bird Checklist : Mount Meru National Park is a beautiful Kenya national park safari destination inhabiting a variety of animals including elephants, rhino, giraffe, baboons, klipspringer, duiker, leopards and so much more. Mount Meru National Park boasts of up to 400 bird species, which travelers can spot while on different activities in Meru National Park Kenya. continue reading this article to get acquainted with our Meru National Park Bird Checklist

As you plan for your bird watching safari in Kenya, below is a Meru National Park bird checklist to look up to whilst exploring the park;

Common Ostrich

Somali Ostrich

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Egyptian Goose

Spur-winged Goose

Helmeted Guineafowl

Vulturine Guineafowl

Eastern Crested Guineafowl

Crested Francolin

Common Quail

Harlequin Quail

Yellow-necked Spurfowl

Speckled Pigeon

Rameron Pigeon

Dusky Turtle-Dove

Mourning Collared-Dove

Red-eyed Dove

Ring-necked Dove

Laughing Dove

Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove

Namaqua Dove

African Green-Pigeon

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

Yellow-throated Sandgrouse

Black-faced Sandgrouse

Lichtenstein’s Sandgrouse

Kori Bustard

White-bellied Bustard

Buff-crested Bustard

Black-bellied Bustard

Hartlaub’s Bustard

White-bellied Go-away-bird

White-browed Coucal

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Levaillant’s Cuckoo

Pied Cuckoo

Dideric Cuckoo

Klaas’s Cuckoo

African Emerald Cuckoo

Black Cuckoo

Red-chested Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo

Eurasian Nightjar

Sombre Nightjar

Donaldson Smith’s Nightjar

Plain Nightjar

Freckled Nightjar

Slender-tailed Nightjar

Mottled Spinetail

Alpine Swift

Mottled Swift

Common Swift

African Swift

Little Swift

White-rumped Swift

African Palm Swift

Black Crake

African Finfoot

Gray Crowned-Crane

Water Thick-knee

Black-winged Stilt

Common Ringed Plover

Three-banded Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Blacksmith Lapwing

Spur-winged Lapwing

Black-headed Lapwing

Senegal Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing

Wattled Lapwing

Caspian Plover

Greater Painted-Snipe

African Jacana

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African Jacana

Common Snipe

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Marsh Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper

Common Greenshank


Curlew Sandpiper

Little Stint

Bronze-winged Courser

Three-banded Courser

Somali Courser

Temminck’s Courser

Collared Pratincole

White-winged Tern

African Openbill

Black Stork

Abdim’s Stork

African Woolly-necked Stork

White Stork

Saddle-billed Stork

Marabou Stork

Yellow-billed Stork

African Darter

Long-tailed Cormorant

Pink-backed Pelican


Dwarf Bittern

Black-crowned Night Heron

Little Egret

Striated Heron

Squacco Heron

Malagasy Pond-Heron

Western Cattle Egret

Great Egret

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Great Egret

Yellow-billed Egret

Gray Heron

Purple Heron

Black-headed Heron

Goliath Heron

Glossy Ibis

African Sacred Ibis

Hadada Ibis

African Spoonbill



Black-winged Kite

Scissor-tailed 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

Rüppell’s Griffon


Black-chested Snake-Eagle

Brown Snake-Eagle

Banded Snake-Eagle

Bat Hawk

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

Eastern Chanting-Goshawk

Gabar Goshawk

Grasshopper Buzzard

Western Marsh Harrier

African Marsh Harrier

Pallid Harrier

Montagu’s Harrier

African Goshawk


Levant Sparrowhawk

Little Sparrowhawk

Black Kite

African Fish-Eagle

Common Buzzard

Long-legged Buzzard

Augur Buzzard

Barn Owl

African Scops-Owl

Northern White-faced Owl

Spotted Eagle-Owl

Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl

Pel’s Fishing-Owl

Pearl-spotted Owlet

African Wood-Owl

Marsh Owl

Speckled Mousebird

White-headed Mousebird

Blue-naped Mousebird

Narina Trogon

Eurasian Hoopoe

Green Woodhoopoe

Violet Woodhoopoe Introduced species

Common Scimitarbill

Abyssinian Scimitarbill

Crowned Hornbill

African Gray Hornbill

Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Von der Decken’s Hornbill

Northern Red-billed Hornbill

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Trumpeter Hornbill

Malachite Kingfisher

African Pygmy Kingfisher

Gray-headed Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Striped Kingfisher

Giant Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

Little Bee-eater

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

Somali Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Madagascar Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

Northern Carmine Bee-eater

European Roller

Abyssinian Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

Rufous-crowned Roller

Broad-billed Roller

Red-and-yellow Barbet

D’Arnaud’s Barbet

White-eared Barbet

Red-fronted Tinkerbird

Red-fronted Barbet

Spot-flanked Barbet

Black-throated Barbet

White-headed Barbet

Lesser Honeyguide

Scaly-throated Honeyguide

Greater Honeyguide

Eurasian Wryneck

Bearded Woodpecker

Cardinal Woodpecker

Nubian Woodpecker

Pygmy Falcon

Lesser Kestrel

Eurasian Kestrel

Greater Kestrel

Red-necked Falcon

Amur Falcon

Sooty Falcon

Eurasian Hobby

Lanner Falcon

Saker Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Taita Falcon Introduced species

Red-bellied Parrot

Black Cuckooshrike

Eurasian Golden Oriole

African Golden Oriole

African Black-headed Oriole

Black-throated Wattle-eye

Chinspot Batis

Eastern Black-headed Batis

Pygmy Batis

White Helmetshrike

Retz’s Helmetshrike

Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike

Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher


Pringle’s Puffback

Black-backed Puffback

Black-crowned Tchagra

Brown-crowned Tchagra

Three-streaked Tchagra

Tropical Boubou

Slate-colored Boubou

Rosy-patched Bushshrike

Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike

Gray-headed Bushshrike

Fork-tailed Drongo

African Paradise-Flycatcher

Red-backed Shrike

Red-tailed Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Lesser Gray Shrike

Long-tailed Fiscal

Taita Fiscal

Northern Fiscal

White-rumped Shrike

Pied Crow

Fan-tailed Raven

White-necked Raven

Somali Tit

Mouse-colored Penduline-Tit

Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark

Chestnut-headed Sparrow-Lark

Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark

Pink-breasted Lark

Red-winged Lark

Flappet Lark

Eastern Nicator

Northern Crombec

Red-faced Crombec

Somali Crombec

Moustached Grass-Warbler

Yellow-vented Eremomela

Yellow-bellied Eremomela

Greencap Eremomela

Gray Wren-Warbler

Green-backed Camaroptera

Buff-bellied Warbler

Yellow-breasted Apalis

Black-headed Apalis

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Red-fronted Prinia

Rattling Cisticola

Ashy Cisticola

Winding Cisticola

Croaking Cisticola

Siffling Cisticola

Tiny Cisticola

Zitting Cisticola

Desert Cisticola

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler

Upcher’s Warbler

Great Reed Warbler

Black Sawwing

Bank Swallow

Rock Martin

Montane Blue Swallow

Barn Swallow

Ethiopian Swallow

Wire-tailed Swallow

Western House-Martin

Red-rumped Swallow

Lesser Striped Swallow

Mosque Swallow

Sombre Greenbul

Yellow-bellied Greenbul

Northern Brownbul

Gray-olive Greenbul

Common Bulbul

Willow Warbler

Greater Whitethroat

Pale White-eye

Rufous Chatterer

Scaly Chatterer

Hinde’s Pied-Babbler Endemic (country/region)

Northern Pied-Babbler

Red-billed Oxpecker

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

Wattled Starling

Violet-backed Starling

Red-winged Starling

Black-bellied Starling

Hildebrandt’s Starling

Shelley’s Starling

Rüppell’s Starling

Golden-breasted Starling

Superb Starling

Fischer’s Starling

Greater Blue-eared Starling

Spotted Flycatcher

African Gray Flycatcher

Pale Flycatcher

Ashy Flycatcher

Southern Black-Flycatcher

Red-backed Scrub-Robin

Red-capped Robin-Chat

Spotted Morning-Thrush

White-throated Robin

Thrush Nightingale

Common Nightingale

Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush


Northern Anteater-Chat

Northern Wheatear

Capped Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird

Collared Sunbird

Amethyst Sunbird

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

Hunter’s Sunbird

Beautiful Sunbird

Marico Sunbird

Black-bellied Sunbird

Shining Sunbird

Variable Sunbird

White-billed Buffalo-Weaver

Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver

White-headed Buffalo-Weaver

Speckle-fronted Weaver

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver

Donaldson Smith’s Sparrow-Weaver

Black-capped Social-Weaver

Red-headed Weaver

Baglafecht Weaver

Black-necked Weaver

African Golden-Weaver

Golden Palm Weaver

Lesser Masked-Weaver

Vitelline Masked-Weaver

Village Weaver

Chestnut Weaver

Cardinal Quelea

Red-billed Quelea

Yellow-crowned Bishop

Fire-fronted Bishop

Yellow Bishop

White-winged Widowbird

Red-cowled Widowbird

Grosbeak Weaver

Gray-headed Silverbill

Bronze Mannikin

Black-and-white Mannikin

African Silverbill

Black-cheeked Waxbill

Common Waxbill

Crimson-rumped Waxbill


Purple Grenadier

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

Blue-capped Cordonbleu

Red-headed Bluebill

Green-winged Pytilia

Orange-winged Pytilia

Peters’s Twinspot

Red-billed Firefinch

African Firefinch

Jameson’s Firefinch

Pin-tailed Whydah

Eastern Paradise-Whydah

Steel-blue Whydah

Straw-tailed Whydah

Village Indigobird

House Sparrow

Kenya Rufous Sparrow

Parrot-billed Sparrow

Chestnut Sparrow

Yellow-spotted Bush Sparrow

Mountain Wagtail

Western Yellow Wagtail

African Pied Wagtail

Richard’s Pipit

African Pipit

Tawny Pipit

Tree Pipit

Golden Pipit

Yellow-throated Longclaw

Pangani Longclaw

African Citril

Reichenow’s Seedeater

Brimstone Canary

Golden-breasted Bunting

Somali Bunting

Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

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