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Bird List of Kimango Farms

Bird species recorded in alphabetical order based on sightings by Zul Bhatia, a UK-based ornithologist, between 1996 and 2001, and Kim and Janush Axmann. Nomenclature follows Stevenson & Fanshawe (2002). Photos by Kim and Janush Axmann.

Little Bee-Eater

Little Bee-Eater

Babbler, arrow-marked

Barbet, black-collared

Barbet, spot-flanked

Batis, black-headed

Batis, chin-spot


Bunting, African Golden Breasted

Bee-eater, blue-cheeked

Bee-eater, European

Northern Carmine Bee Eater

Northern Carmine Bee Eater

Bee-eater, little

Bee-eater, Northern-carmine

Bee-eater, swallow-tailed

Bee-eater, white-fronted

Bishop, Black-winged Red

Bishop, Southern Red

Bishop, Zanzibar Red

Boubou, tropical

Brownbul, Northern

Bulbul, common

Bush-shrike, black-fronted

Bush-shrike, four-coloured

Zanzibar Red Bishop

Zanzibar Red Bishop

Bush-shrike, grey-headed

Bush-shrike, sulphur-breasted

Bustard, black-bellied

Bustard, spotted thick-knee

Buzzard, common

Buzzard, Eurasian Honey-

Buzzard, lizard

Camaroptera, green-backed

Canary, yellow-fronted

Chatterer, rofous

Cisticola, desert

Yellow Fronted Canary

Yellow Fronted Canary

Cisticola, rattling

Cisticola, siffling

Cisticola, winding

Cordon-bleu, Southern

Courser, Temminck’s

Courser, violet-tipped

Crombec, red-faced

Crimson Rumped Waxbill

Crimson Rumped Waxbill

Crow, common house

Crow, pied

Cuckoo, black and white

Cuckoo, Diederik

Cuckoo, Klaas”s Cuckoo

Cuckoo, Levaillant’s

Coucal, white-browed

Darter, African

Emerald-Spotted Wood Dove

Emerald-Spotted Wood Dove

Dove, African mourning

Dove, emerald-spotted wood

Dove, laughing

Dove, Namaqua

Dove, red-eyed

Dove, ring-necked

Dove, Tambourine

Eagle, black-chested snake

Eagle, booted

Eagle, brown snake

Eagle, lesser spotted

Eagle, long-crested

Eagle, Martial’s

Lesser Striped Swallow

Lesser Striped Swallow

Eagle, steppe

Eagle, Wahlberg’ s

Egret, black

Egret, cattle

Egret, great

Egret, little

Falcon, lesser

Falcon, red-necked

Finch, cut-throat

Firefinch, African

Firefinch, Jameson’s

Firefinch, red-billed

Fiscal, common

Jameson’s Firefinch

Jameson’s Firefinch

Fiscal, long-tailed

Flycatcher, African paradise

Flycatcher, ashy

Flycatcher, spotted

Francolin, crested

Paradise Flycatcher

Paradise Flycatcher

Go-away-bird, bare-faced

Greeb, little

Greenbul, Zanzibar sombre

Greenbul, grey-olive

Greenbul, yellow-bellied

Green-Pigeon, African

Greenshank, common

Goshawk, dark chanting

Guineafowl, helmeted


Harrier, Montagu’s

Crowned Hornbill

Crowned Hornbill

Harrier-Hawk, African

Helmet-shrike, white-crested

Heron, black-headed

Heron, purple

Heron, striated

Honeyguide, greater

Honeyguide, lesser

Hophoe, African

Hornbill, African grey

Von der Decken’s Hornbill

Von der Decken’s Hornbill

Hornbill, crowned

Hornbill, redbilled

Hornbill, Southern ground

Hornbill, trumpeter

Hornbill, van der Deckens

Ibis, hadada

Ibis, sacred

Indigobird, village

Kestrel, common

Gray Headed Kingfisher

Gray Headed Kingfisher

Kestrel, grey

Kingfisher, brown-hooded

Kingfisher, giant

Kingfisher, grey-headed

Kingfisher, half-collared

Kingfisher, malachite

Kingfisher, pied

Kingfisher, striped

Kite, black

Kite, black-shouldered

Lapwing, crowned

African Eagle Owl

Spotted Eagle-Owl

Lark, Fisher’s sparrow-

Lark, flappet

Longlaw, yellow-throated

Manneikin, bronze

Mousebird, blue-naped

Mousebird, speckled

Nicator, Eastern

Green Winged Pytillia

Green Winged Pytillia

Nightjar, eurasian

Nightjar, square-tailed

Nightingale, thrush

Oriole, African black-headed

Oriole, African golden

Oriole, Eurasian golden

Oriole, green-headed

Owl, barn

Owl, marsh

Owl, spotted eagle

Owl, Verreaux’s eagle

African Golden Weaver

African Golden Weaver

Owl, white-faced Scops-

Owlet, pearl-spotted

Parrot, brown-headed

Pigeon, feral

Pipit, golden

Pipit, grassland

Plover, three-banded

Pochard, Southern

Pytilia, green-winged

Pytilia, orange-winged

Lesser Masked Weaver

Lesser Masked Weaver

Prinia, tawny-flanked

Puffback, black-backed

Quail, common button-

Quail, Harlequin

Quelea, Red-billed

Raven, white naped

Robin-chat, white-browed

Robin, white-browed Scrub

Rock-Thrush, common

Roller, broad-billed

Roller, European

European Roller

European Roller

Roller, lilac-breasted

Sandpiper, common

Sandpiper, marsh

Sandpiper, wood


Shrike, Isabelline

Shrike, red-backed

Lilac Breasted Roller

Lilac Breasted Roller

Sparrow, grey-headed

Sparrow, house

Sparrowhawk, little

Spurfowl, red-necked

Starling, greater blue-eared

Starling, violet-backed

Stork, Abdim’s

Stork, African open-billed

Stork, yellow-billed

Stork, white

Red Necked Spurfowl

Red Necked Spurfowl

Sunbird, amethyst

Sunbird, collared

Sunbird, Marico

Sunbird, purple-banded

Sunbird, scarlet chested

Sunbird, Shelley’s

Sunbird, variable

Swallow, Angola

Swallow, barn

Swallow, lesser striped

Swallow, mosque

Swallow, wire-tailed

Scarlet Chested Sunbird

Scarlet Chested Sunbird

Swift, African palm

Swift, Eurasian

Swift, little

Tinkerbird, red-fronted

Thrush, olive

Variable Sunbird

Marico Sunbird

Thrush, spotted-morning

Thrush, common rock

Tchagra, black-crowned

Tchagra, brown-crowned

Trogon, Narina

Turaco, Purple-crested

Vulture, African white-backed

Wagtail, African pied

Wagtail, yellow

Warbler, barred

Warbler, garden

Warbler, olivaceous

Warbler, widdow

Spotted Morning Thrush

Spotted Morning Thrush

Wattle-eye, black-throated

Waxbill, common

Waxbill, zebra

Wheatear, capped

Wheatear, Isabelline

Wheatear, Northern

Weaver, African golden

Weaver, black-headed

Weaver, lesser-masked

Weaver, spectacled


Whitethroat, common

Whydah, pin-tailed

Cardinal Woodpecker

Cardinal Woodpecker

Whydah, Eastern paradise

Widowbird, white-winged

Woodpecker, cardinal

Woodpecker, Golden-tailed

Wren-warbler, Miombo