Udzungwa Mountains National Park birds checklist: Udzungwa Mountains National Park is rich in forested rea, thus a rich bird habituation area and indeed the best and richest bird watching area in Tanzania. Udzungwa Mountains National Park is among the top three Africa mainland bird watching destinations, and this is one of the various Important Birding Area in Tanzania. For an avid bird watcher, Udzungwa Mountains is a must see and visit whilst on your Tanzania birding safari.

There are over 370 bird species in Udzungwa Mountains. Below is a comprehensive Udzungwa mountains national park birds checklist.

Egyptian Goose

African Black Duck

Helmeted Guineafowl

Eastern Crested Guineafowl

Udzungwa Partridge

Crested Francolin

Harlequin Quail

Scaly Spurfowl

Red-necked Spurfowl

Little Grebe

Rameron Pigeon

Delegorgue’s Pigeon

Dusky Turtle-Dove

Mourning Collared-Dove

Red-eyed Dove

Ring-necked Dove

Laughing Dove

Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove

Blue-spotted Wood-Dove

Tambourine Dove

African Green-Pigeon

Livingstone’s Turaco

Schalow’s Turaco

Hartlaub’s Turaco

Purple-crested Turaco

White-browed Coucal

Black Coucal

Blue Malkoha

Green Malkoha

Levaillant’s Cuckoo

Dideric Cuckoo

Klaas’s Cuckoo

African Emerald Cuckoo

Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo

Red-chested Cuckoo

Pennant-winged Nightjar

Fiery-necked Nightjar

Montane Nightjar

Mottled Spinetail

Bat-like Spinetail

Mottled Swift

African Swift

Little Swift

Horus Swift

White-rumped Swift

African Palm Swift

Black Crake

Water Thick-knee

Three-banded Plover

Long-toed Lapwing

Spur-winged Lapwing

Common Sandpiper

Marsh Sandpiper

Little Stint

Small Buttonquail

African Skimmer

African Openbill

African Woolly-necked Stork

Saddle-billed Stork

Marabou Stork

Long-tailed Cormorant


Black-crowned Night Heron

Striated Heron

Rufous-bellied Heron

Squacco Heron

Western Cattle Egret

Purple Heron

Black-headed Heron

Goliath Heron

Hadada Ibis

Black-winged Kite

African Harrier-Hawk

Palm-nut Vulture

African Cuckoo-Hawk

White-backed Vulture


Brown Snake-Eagle

Fasciated Snake-Eagle

Bat Hawk

Crowned Eagle

Martial Eagle

Long-crested Eagle

Wahlberg’s Eagle

Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle

Verreaux’s Eagle

African Hawk-Eagle

Lizard Buzzard

Udzungwa Mountains National Park Birds Checklist
Lizard Buzzard

Grasshopper Buzzard

African Goshawk


Little Sparrowhawk

Black Goshawk

Black Kite

Common Buzzard

Mountain Buzzard

Barn Owl

Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl

Pel’s Fishing-Owl

African Barred Owlet

African Wood-Owl

Speckled Mousebird

Blue-naped Mousebird

Narina Trogon

Bar-tailed Trogon

Eurasian Hoopoe

Green Woodhoopoe

Common Scimitarbill

Southern Ground-Hornbill

Crowned Hornbill

African Gray Hornbill

Pale-billed Hornbill

Von der Decken’s Hornbill

Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Trumpeter Hornbill

Half-collared Kingfisher

Malachite Kingfisher

African Pygmy Kingfisher

Gray-headed Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Striped Kingfisher

Giant Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

White-fronted Bee-eater

Little Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

Northern Carmine Bee-eater

European Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

Rufous-crowned Roller

Broad-billed Roller

Green Barbet

White-eared Barbet

Green Tinkerbird

Moustached Tinkerbird

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird

Spot-flanked Barbet

Black-collared Barbet

Brown-breasted Barbet

Lesser Honeyguide

Scaly-throated Honeyguide

Greater Honeyguide

Cardinal Woodpecker

Olive Woodpecker

Green-backed Woodpecker

Nubian Woodpecker

Golden-tailed Woodpecker

Eurasian Kestrel

Gray Kestrel

Dickinson’s Kestrel

Eleonora’s Falcon

Eurasian Hobby

African Hobby

Lanner Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Brown-necked Parrot

Meyer’s Parrot

African Broadbill

Gray Cuckooshrike

Black Cuckooshrike

African Golden Oriole

Green-headed Oriole

African Black-headed Oriole

Black-throated Wattle-eye

Short-tailed Batis

Dark Batis

Chinspot Batis

Pale Batis

White Helmetshrike

Retz’s Helmetshrike

Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher


Black-backed Puffback

Black-crowned Tchagra

Brown-crowned Tchagra

Tropical Boubou

Zanzibar Boubou

Slate-colored Boubou

Fülleborn’s Boubou

Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike

Black-fronted Bushshrike

Gray-headed Bushshrike

Square-tailed Drongo

Fork-tailed Drongo

African Crested Flycatcher

African Paradise-Flycatcher

Long-tailed Fiscal

Northern Fiscal

White-rumped Shrike

House Crow

Pied Crow

White-necked Raven

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White-necked Raven

White-tailed Blue Flycatcher

White-tailed Crested Flycatcher

White-bellied Tit

African Penduline-Tit

Eastern Nicator

Red-faced Crombec

Moustached Grass-Warbler

Kretschmer’s Longbill

African Tailorbird

Green-backed Camaroptera

Bar-throated Apalis

White-winged Apalis

Masked Apalis

Yellow-breasted Apalis

Chapin’s Apalis

Black-headed Apalis

Gray Apalis

Brown-headed Apalis

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Red-winged Prinia

Red-faced Cisticola

Black-lored Cisticola

Kilombero Cisticola

Rattling Cisticola

Churring Cisticola

White-tailed Cisticola

Winding Cisticola

Croaking Cisticola

Siffling Cisticola

Tiny Cisticola

Zitting Cisticola

Mountain Yellow-Warbler

Marsh Warbler

Common Reed Warbler

Lesser Swamp Warbler

Greater Swamp Warbler

Evergreen-forest Warbler

Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler

Black Sawwing

Rock Martin

Barn Swallow

Angola Swallow

Wire-tailed Swallow

Western House-Martin

Red-rumped Swallow

Lesser Striped Swallow

Mosque Swallow

Sombre Greenbul

Yellow-bellied Greenbul

Shelley’s Greenbul

Stripe-cheeked Greenbul

Yellow-throated Mountain Greenbul

Little Greenbul

Yellow-streaked Greenbul

Terrestrial Brownbul

Gray-olive Greenbul

Cabanis’s Greenbul

Common Bulbul

Willow Warbler

Yellow-throated Woodland-Warbler

Yellow Flycatcher

Livingstone’s Flycatcher

African Hill Babbler

Banded Parisoma

Brown Parisoma

Pale White-eye

Southern Yellow White-eye

Pale-breasted Illadopsis

Tanzanian Illadopsis

Arrow-marked Babbler

African Spotted Creeper

Violet-backed Starling

Slender-billed Starling

Red-winged Starling

Waller’s Starling

Kenrick’s Starling

Black-bellied Starling

Ashy Starling

Superb Starling

Lesser Blue-eared Starling

Greater Blue-eared Starling

Orange Ground-Thrush

Groundscraper Thrush

Kurrichane Thrush

African Dusky Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

African Gray Flycatcher

Pale Flycatcher

Gray Tit-Flycatcher

Ashy Flycatcher

Southern Black-Flycatcher

White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher

Bearded Scrub-Robin

Red-backed Scrub-Robin

Olive-flanked Robin-Chat

Cape Robin-Chat

White-browed Robin-Chat

Red-capped Robin-Chat

Collared Palm-Thrush

Spotted Morning-Thrush

White-starred Robin

Swynnerton’s Robin

White-chested Alethe

Sharpe’s Akalat

Iringa Akalat

Thrush Nightingale

Common Nightingale

African Stonechat

Northern Wheatear



Western Violet-backed Sunbird

Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird

Uluguru Violet-backed Sunbird

Banded Sunbird

Collared Sunbird

Green-headed Sunbird

Olive Sunbird

Amethyst Sunbird

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

Bronze Sunbird

Malachite Sunbird

Montane Double-collared Sunbird

Forest Double-collared Sunbird

Moreau’s Sunbird

Beautiful Sunbird

Marico Sunbird

Shelley’s Sunbird

Red-chested Sunbird

Purple-banded Sunbird

Rufous-winged Sunbird

Variable Sunbird

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver

Bertram’s Weaver

Black-necked Weaver

Spectacled Weaver

African Golden-Weaver

Southern Brown-throated Weaver

Lesser Masked-Weaver

Village Weaver

Golden-backed Weaver

Forest Weaver

Usambara Weaver

Cardinal Quelea

Southern Red Bishop

Zanzibar Red Bishop

Black-winged Bishop

Yellow Bishop

White-winged Widowbird

Yellow-mantled Widowbird

Red-collared Widowbird

Fan-tailed Widowbird

Marsh Widowbird

Grosbeak Weaver

Bronze Mannikin

Magpie Mannikin

Black-and-white Mannikin

Yellow-bellied Waxbill

Red-faced Crimsonwing

Fawn-breasted Waxbill

Common Waxbill

Crimson-rumped Waxbill

Zebra Waxbill

Southern Cordonbleu

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

Blue-capped Cordonbleu

Lesser Seedcracker

Green-winged Pytilia

Peters’s Twinspot

Red-billed Firefinch

African Firefinch

Jameson’s Firefinch

Pin-tailed Whydah

Village Indigobird

House Sparrow

Northern Gray-headed Sparrow

Swahili Sparrow

Southern Gray-headed Sparrow

Mountain Wagtail

Western Yellow Wagtail

African Pied Wagtail

Richard’s Pipit

African Pipit

Woodland Pipit

Yellow-fronted Canary

Black-throated Canary

Reichenow’s Seedeater

Brimstone Canary

Streaky Seedeater

Tanzania Seedeater

Golden-breasted Bunting

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