Lake Manyara National Park Bird Checklist : Lake Manyara National Park has over 300 bird species including Eurasian migrant birds, acacia associated birds, raptors, and 3 endangered Tanzanian species: Rufous-tailed weaver, Ashy starlings and Black-collared Lovebird.

 Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Natron also offer great opportunities of Flamingo watching as they gather on the lake shore in flocks of ten thousands or even several hundred thousands.

 Lake Natron is the flamingoes breeding ground and Lake Manyara, Nakuru in Kenya their feeding ground. Some of the birds you can see in the floodplains of Lake Manyara are Crowned Plover, Grey Crowned Crane, Fischer’s Sparrow Lark, Two-banded courser and the Black-faced Sandgrouse.

 The bush clups on the edge of the floodplain is occupied by groups of Long-tailed fiscal, the rare Pangani Longclaw. The birds in the Lake Manyara forest are: Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Narina Trogon, Crowned Hornbill, Schalow’s Turaco, Emerald Cuckoo, Crowned Eagle and ground dwelling Crested Guineafowl.

STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

Common Ostrich

ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling Duck

Fulvous Whistling Duck

Maccoa Duck

Egyptian Goose

Southern Pochard

Garganey

Hottentot Teal

Northern Shoveler

Gadwall

African Black Duck

Yellow-billed Duck

Cape Teal

Red-billed Teal

Northern Pintail

Common Teal

White-backed Duck

Spur-winged Goose

Comb Duck

African Pygmy Goose

GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted Guineafowl

Vulturine Guineafowl

Crested Guineafowl

GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Harlequin Quail

Hildebrandt’s Francolin

Scaly Francolin

Yellow-necked Spurfowl

Grey-breasted Spurfowl

Red-necked Spurfowl

Crested Francolin

Coqui Francolin

Shelley’s Francolin

PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater Flamingo

Lesser Flamingo

PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Black-necked Grebe

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Black-necked Grebe

COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Speckled Pigeon

African Olive Pigeon

Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon

Lemon Dove

Dusky Turtle Dove

Mourning Collared Dove

Red-eyed Dove

Ring-necked Dove

Laughing Dove

African Green Pigeon

Emerald-spotted Wood Dove

Blue-spotted Wood Dove

Tambourine Dove

Namaqua Dove

PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

Yellow-throated Sandgrouse

Black-faced Sandgrouse

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European Nightjar

Sombre Nightjar

Montane Nightjar

Freckled Nightjar

Slender-tailed Nightjar

Mozambique Nightjar

Pennant-winged Nightjar

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mottled Spinetailed Swift

African Palm Swift

Mottled Swift

White-rumped Swift

Horus Swift

Little Swift

Nyanza Swift

African Swift

Common Swift

CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

White-browed Coucal

African Black Coucal

Jacobin Cuckoo

Levaillant’s Cuckoo

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Klaas’s Cuckoo

African Emerald Cuckoo

Diederick Cuckoo

Red-chested Cuckoo

Black Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo

African Cuckoo

GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African Rail

African Crake

Black Crake

Purple Swamphen

Allen’s Gallinule

Common Moorhen

Lesser Moorhen

Red-knobbed Coot

GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Grey Crowned Crane

OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Black-bellied Bustard

Kori Bustard

Buff-crested Bustard

White-bellied Bustard

MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

White-bellied Go-away-bird

Bare-faced Go-away-bird

Purple-crested Turaco

Schalow’s Turaco

Hartlaub’s Turaco

PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Marabou

Yellow-billed Stork

African Openbill

Black Stork

Abdim’s Stork

Woolly-necked Stork

European White Stork

Saddle-bill Stork

PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White Pelican

Pink-backed Pelican

PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

Hamerkop

PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little Bittern

Dwarf Bittern

White-backed Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Striated Heron

Squacco Heron

Madagascar Pond Heron

Rufous-bellied Heron

Cattle Egret

Grey Heron

Black-headed Heron

Goliath Heron

Purple Heron

Great Egret

Intermediate Egret

Black Heron

Little Egret

PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred Ibis

African Spoonbill

Hadada Ibis

Glossy Ibis

PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed Cormorant

Great Cormorant

PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

African Darter

CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-knee

Spotted Thick-knee

CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied Avocet

Black-winged Stilt

CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey Plover

Common Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Kittlitz’s Plover

Three-banded Plover

Chestnut-banded Plover

Lesser Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover

Caspian Plover

Long-toed Lapwing

Blacksmith Lapwing

Spur-winged Lapwing

Senegal Lapwing

Black-winged Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing

African Wattled Lapwing

CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipe

CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African Jacana

Lesser Jacana

CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian Curlew

Black-tailed Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruff

Curlew Sandpiper

Temminck’s Stint

Little Stint

Pectoral Sandpiper

African Snipe

Common Snipe

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Spotted Redshank

Common Greenshank

Common Redshank

Wood Sandpiper

Marsh Sandpiper

CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Double-banded Courser

Heuglin’s Courser

Bronze-winged Courser

Temminck’s Courser

Collared Pratincole

CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

African Skimmer

Slender-billed Gull

Black-headed Gull

Gray-hooded Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Gull-billed Tern

Whiskered Tern

White-winged Tern

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-bird

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

Osprey

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged Kite

European Honey Buzzard

African Cuckoo Hawk

African Harrier Hawk

Palm-nut Vulture

Bearded Vulture

Egyptian Vulture

Bateleur

Black-chested Snake Eagle

Brown Snake Eagle

Western Banded Snake Eagle

White-headed Vulture

Hooded Vulture

White-backed Vulture

Rüppell’s Vulture

Lappet-faced Vulture

Bat Hawk

Crowned Eagle

Martial Eagle

Long-crested Eagle

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Greater Spotted Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Steppe Eagle

Eastern Imperial Eagle

Verreaux’s Eagle

African Hawk Eagle

Wahlberg’s Eagle

Booted Eagle

Ayres’s Eagle

Lizard Buzzard

Dark Chanting Goshawk

Eastern Chanting Goshawk

Gabar Goshawk

Western Marsh Harrier

African Marsh Harrier

Pallid Harrier

Montagu’s Harrier

African Goshawk

Shikra

Little Sparrowhawk

Ovambo Sparrowhawk

Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk

Black Sparrowhawk

African Fish Eagle

Black Kite

Grasshopper Buzzard

Augur Buzzard

Eurasian Buzzard

Mountain Buzzard

Long-legged Buzzard

STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn Owl

STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Pearl-spotted Owlet

African Barred Owlet

African Scops Owl

Marsh Owl

African Wood Owl

Spotted Eagle Owl

Verreaux’s Eagle Owl

COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled Mousebird

White-headed Mousebird

Blue-naped Mousebird

TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina’s Trogon

Bar-tailed Trogon

BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Southern Ground Hornbill

Crowned Hornbill

African Grey Hornbill

Red-billed Hornbill

Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Von der Decken’s Hornbill

Trumpeter Hornbill

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common Hoopoe

BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoe

Common Scimitarbill

Abyssinian Scimitarbill

PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Green-backed Honeybird

Wahlberg’s Honeybird

Pallid Honeyguide

Lesser Honeyguide

Scaly-throated Honeyguide

Greater Honeyguide

PICIFORMES: Picidae

Nubian Woodpecker

Golden-tailed Woodpecker

Cardinal Woodpecker

Bearded Woodpecker

Grey Woodpecker

Brown-backed Woodpecker

PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Crested Barbet

Red-and-yellow Barbet

D’Arnaud’s Barbet

White-eared Barbet

Moustached Green Tinkerbird

Red-fronted Tinkerbird

Red-fronted Barbet

Spot-flanked Barbet

Black-throated Barbet

White-headed Barbet

Brown-breasted Barbet

CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-fronted Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater

Northern Carmine Bee-eater

Olive Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

Little Bee-eater

CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Rufous-crowned Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

European Roller

Broad-billed Roller

CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

African Pygmy Kingfisher

African Malachite Kingfisher

Giant Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

Grey-headed Kingfisher

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Striped Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher

FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

African Pygmy Falcon

Lesser Kestrel

Common Kestrel

Greater Kestrel

Grey Kestrel

Amur Falcon

Sooty Falcon

Eurasian Hobby

African Hobby

Lanner Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Red-fronted Parrot

Brown Parrot

Red-bellied Parrot

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Fischer’s Lovebird

Yellow-collared Lovebird

PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Grey Cuckooshrike

Black Cuckooshrike

Purple-throated Cuckooshrike

PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eastern Black-headed Oriole

Eurasian Golden Oriole

African Golden Oriole

PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Chinspot Batis

Pygmy Batis

Black-throated Wattle-eye

PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White-crested Helmet-shrike

Retz’s Helmet-shrike

PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Grey-headed Bush-shrike

Black-backed Puffback

Brown-crowned Tchagra

Black-crowned Tchagra

Brubru

Black-fronted Bush-shrike

Orange-breasted Bush-shrike

Slate-coloured Boubou

Tropical Boubou

Rosy-patched Bush-shrike

PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed Drongo

PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Magpie Shrike

White-rumped Shrike

Red-backed Shrike

Turkestan Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Lesser Grey Shrike

Grey-backed Fiscal

Long-tailed Fiscal

Taita Fiscal

Northern Fiscal

PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Cape Crow

White-necked Raven

Pied Crow

PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-flycatcher

PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird

Collared Sunbird

Green-headed Sunbird

Olive Sunbird

Amethyst Sunbird

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

Tacazze Sunbird

Bronzy Sunbird

Malachite Sunbird

Golden-winged Sunbird

Eastern Double-collared Sunbird

Beautiful Sunbird

Mariqua Sunbird

Variable Sunbird

PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-billed Buffalo Weaver

White-headed Buffalo Weaver

White-browed Sparrow Weaver

Rufous-tailed Weaver

Speckle-fronted Weaver

Grey-headed Social Weaver

Grosbeak Weaver

Cardinal Quelea

Red-billed Quelea

Yellow-crowned Bishop

Black Bishop

Red-collared Widowbird

Black-winged Bishop

Southern Red Bishop

Yellow Bishop

Fan-tailed Widowbird

White-winged Widowbird

Jackson’s Widowbird

Baglafecht Weaver

Little Weaver

Spectacled Weaver

Black-necked Weaver

African Golden Weaver

Holub’s Weaver

Taveta Weaver

Lesser Masked Weaver

Vitelline Masked Weaver

Speke’s Weaver

Village Weaver

Vieillot’s Weaver

Golden-backed Weaver

Chestnut Weaver

Red-headed Weaver

PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red-billed Firefinch

Jameson’s Firefinch

African Firefinch

Green-winged Pytilia

Peters’s Twinspot

Purple Grenadier

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu

Blue-capped Cordon-bleu

Crimson-rumped Waxbill

Common Waxbill

Black-faced Waxbill

Green-backed Twinspot

Red-faced Crimson-wing

Yellow-bellied Waxbill

Grey-headed Negrofinch

Cut-throat Finch

African Quailfinch

Zebra Waxbill

Bronze Mannikin

Black-and-white Mannikin

Grey-headed Silverbill

African Silverbill

PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed Whydah

Eastern Paradise Whydah

Steel-blue Whydah

Straw-tailed Whydah

Dusky Indigobird

Village Indigobird

Parasitic Weaver

PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House Sparrow

Kordofan Sparrow

Northern Grey-headed Sparrow

Chestnut Sparrow

Yellow-spotted Bush Sparrow

PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Bushveld Pipit

Tree Pipit

Red-throated Pipit

Striped Pipit

Richard’s Pipit

Plain-backed Pipit

African Pipit

Long-billed Pipit

Yellow-throated Longclaw

Pangani Longclaw

Rosy-breasted Longclaw

Mountain Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

African Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

White Wagtail

PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Oriole Finch

Southern Citril

Reichenow’s Canary

Yellow-fronted Canary

Southern Grosbeak Canary

White-bellied Canary

Brimstone Canary

Streaky Canary

Thick-billed Canary

Yellow-crowned Canary

PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Golden-breasted Bunting

Somali Bunting

Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

Ortolan Bunting

PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Blue-and-white Crested-flycatcher

PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-bellied Tit

Red-throated Tit

PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Mouse-coloured Penduline Tit

Grey Penduline Tit

PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Eastern Nicator

PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Chestnut-backed Sparrow Lark

Fischer’s Sparrow Lark

Pink-breasted Lark

Fawn-coloured Lark

Rufous-naped Lark

Flappet Lark

White-tailed Lark

Singing Bush Lark

Red-capped Lark

Short-tailed Lark

PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Northern Crombec

Red-faced Crombec

PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied Eremomela

Bar-throated Apalis

Yellow-breasted Apalis

Black-headed Apalis

Grey Apalis

Buff-bellied Warbler

Grey Wren Warbler

Grey-backed Camaroptera

Grey-capped Warbler

Red-faced Cisticola

Singing Cisticola

Trilling Cisticola

Hunter’s Cisticola

Rattling Cisticola

Ashy Cisticola

Winding Cisticola

Stout Cisticola

Croaking Cisticola

Zitting Cisticola

Desert Cisticola

Pectoral-patch Cisticola

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Red-faced Prinia

PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Fan-tailed Grassbird

Little Rush Warbler

Bracken Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Olivaceous Warbler

Dark-capped Yellow Warbler

Mountain Yellow Warbler

Olive-tree Warbler

Icterine Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Common Reed Warbler

Lesser Swamp Warbler

Great Reed Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Grey-rumped Swallow

White-headed Saw-wing

Black Saw-wing

Northern House Martin

Lesser Striped Swallow

Mosque Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Wire-tailed Swallow

Barn Swallow

Rock Martin

Banded Martin

Plain Martin

Sand Martin

PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre Greenbul

Yellow-bellied Greenbul

Stripe-cheeked Greenbul

Eastern Mountain Greenbul

Northern Brownbul

Grey-olive Greenbul

Cabanis’s Greenbul

Common Bulbul

PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow Warbler

Brown Woodland Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian Blackcap

Garden Warbler

Banded Parisoma

Brown Parisoma

Common Whitethroat

PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Abyssinian White-eye

African Yellow White-eye

Broad-ringed White-eye

PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Rufous Chatterer

Scaly Chatterer

Black-lored Babbler

Arrow-marked Babbler

Northern Pied Babbler

PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed Oxpecker

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled Starling

Red-winged Starling

Kenrick’s Starling

Abbott’s Starling

Hildebrandt’s Starling

Rüppell’s Glossy Starling

Ashy Starling

Superb Starling

Fischer’s Starling

Greater Blue-eared Starling

Amethyst Starling

PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Eastern Bearded Scrub Robin

White-browed Scrub Robin

Spotted Flycatcher

Ashy Flycatcher

African Dusky Flycatcher

Grey Tit Flycatcher

Pale Flycatcher

African Grey Flycatcher

White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher

Southern Black Flycatcher

Silverbird

Cape Robin Chat

White-browed Robin Chat

Rüppell’s Robin Chat

Red-capped Robin Chat

Collared Palm Thrush

Spotted Palm Thrush

White-throated Irania

Thrush Nightingale

Common Nightingale

Little Rock Thrush

Common Rock Thrush

Whinchat

African Stonechat

Northern Anteater Chat

Northern Wheatear

Capped Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Familiar Chat

Abyssinian Wheatear

Mocking Cliff Chat

PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Ethiopian Thrush

Bare-eyed Thrush

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