Akagera National Park – Bird Checklist : Akagera national park is located in Rwanda and it was established as a national park in 1934, which makes it to be considered to be among Africa’s oldest national parks. This national park derived its name from Akagera River that flows through the park. more so, Akagera National Park covers a total surface area of about 1,122 square kilometers and it is surrounded by stunning physical features such as; savanna grasslands, wetlands, dense forests, lakes which act as good natural habitats to numerous animal species, plant species and bird species which include the following below;

ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-Duck

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

White-backed Duck

Knob-billed Duck

Egyptian Goose

Spur-winged Goose

African Pygmy-Goose

Blue-billed Teal

Yellow-billed Duck

Red-billed Duck

GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted Guineafowl

GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Crested Francolin

Coqui Francolin

Ring-necked Francolin

Red-winged Francolin

Shelley’s Francolin

Blue Quail

Harlequin Quail

Hildebrandt’s Spurfowl

Scaly Spurfowl

Red-necked Spurfowl

PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe

COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Speckled 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

Namaqua Dove

African Green-Pigeon

OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Denham’s Bustard

Black-bellied Bustard

MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

White-crested Turaco

Purple-crested Turaco

Ross’s Turaco

Bare-faced Go-away-bird

Eastern Plantain-eater

Akagera National Park – Bird Checklist
Eastern Plantain-eater

CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Blue-headed Coucal

White-browed Coucal

Black Coucal

Blue Malkoha

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Levaillant’s Cuckoo

Pied Cuckoo

Thick-billed Cuckoo

Dideric Cuckoo

Klaas’s Cuckoo

African Emerald Cuckoo

Black Cuckoo

Red-chested Cuckoo

African Cuckoo

Madagascar Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Pennant-winged Nightjar

Eurasian Nightjar

Fiery-necked Nightjar

Swamp Nightjar

Freckled Nightjar

Square-tailed Nightjar

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine Swift

Mottled Swift

Common Swift

African Swift

Little Swift

Horus Swift

White-rumped Swift

African Palm Swift

GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Red-chested Flufftail

GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African Rail

Corn Crake

African Crake

Lesser Moorhen

Eurasian Moorhen

Red-knobbed Coot

African Swamphen

Striped Crake

Black Crake

Baillon’s Crake

GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African Finfoot

GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-Crane

CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-knee

CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged Stilt

CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied Plover

Long-toed Lapwing

Spur-winged Lapwing

Senegal Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing

Wattled Lapwing

Brown-chested Lapwing

Kittlitz’s Plover

Common Ringed Plover

Three-banded Plover

Forbes’s Plover

CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-Snipe

CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Lesser Jacana

African Jacana

CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruff

Curlew Sandpiper

Temminck’s Stint

Little Stint

Common Snipe

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Spotted Redshank

Common Greenshank

Marsh Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper

CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small Buttonquail

CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Temminck’s Courser

Bronze-winged Courser

Collared Pratincole

Black-winged Pratincole

CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Gull-billed Tern

White-winged Tern

African Skimmer

CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

African Openbill

Abdim’s Stork

African Woolly-necked Stork

White Stork

Saddle-billed Stork

Marabou Stork

Yellow-billed Stork

SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African Darter

SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed Cormorant

Great Cormorant

PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White Pelican

Pink-backed Pelican

PELECANIFORMES: Balaenicipitidae

Shoebill

PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

Hamerkop

PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little Bittern

Dwarf Bittern

Gray Heron

Black-headed Heron

Goliath Heron

Purple Heron

Great Egret

Intermediate Egret

Little Egret

Black Heron

Cattle Egret

Squacco Heron

Malagasy Pond-Heron

Rufous-bellied Heron

Striated Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

White-backed Night-Heron

PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy Ibis

African Sacred Ibis

Hadada Ibis

African Spoonbill

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretarybird

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

Osprey

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged Kite

African Harrier-Hawk

Palm-nut Vulture

European Honey-buzzard

African Cuckoo-Hawk

White-headed Vulture

Lappet-faced Vulture

Hooded Vulture

White-backed Vulture

Rüppell’s Griffon

Bateleur

Beaudouin’s Snake-Eagle

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

Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Steppe Eagle

African Hawk-Eagle

Lizard Buzzard

Dark Chanting-Goshawk

Gabar Goshawk

Eurasian Marsh-Harrier

African Marsh-Harrier

Pallid Harrier

Montagu’s Harrier

African Goshawk

Shikra

Little Sparrowhawk

Ovambo Sparrowhawk

Black Goshawk

Black Kite

African Fish-Eagle

Common Buzzard

Augur Buzzard

STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn Owl

STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Scops-Owl

Southern White-faced Owl

Spotted Eagle-Owl

Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl

Pearl-spotted Owlet

African Barred Owlet

African Wood-Owl

Marsh Owl

COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled Mousebird

Blue-naped Mousebird

TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina Trogon

BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian Hoopoe

BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Woodhoopoe

Common Scimitarbill

BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Crowned Hornbill

African Gray Hornbill

CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Half-collared Kingfisher

Shining-blue Kingfisher

Malachite Kingfisher

African Pygmy Kingfisher

Gray-headed Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher

Striped Kingfisher

Giant Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Little Bee-eater

Blue-breasted Bee-eater

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Madagascar Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

Southern Carmine Bee-eater

CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

Rufous-crowned Roller

Broad-billed Roller

PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Crested Barbet

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird

Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird

Spot-flanked Barbet

White-headed Barbet

Red-faced Barbet

Black-collared Barbet

Double-toothed Barbet

PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Lesser Honeyguide

Scaly-throated Honeyguide

Greater Honeyguide

PICIFORMES: Picidae

Rufous-necked Wryneck

Speckle-breasted Woodpecker

Cardinal Woodpecker

Bearded Woodpecker

African Gray Woodpecker

Green-backed Woodpecker

Nubian Woodpecker

Bennett’s Woodpecker

Golden-tailed Woodpecker

FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser Kestrel

Eurasian Kestrel

Gray Kestrel

Red-necked Falcon

Amur Falcon

Eleonora’s Falcon

Sooty Falcon

Eurasian Hobby

African Hobby

Lanner Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Red-headed Lovebird

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Meyer’s Parrot

PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African Broadbill

PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

African Pitta

PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black Cuckooshrike

PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden Oriole

African Golden Oriole

African Black-headed Oriole

PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Brown-throated Wattle-eye

Chinspot Batis

PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White Helmetshrike

PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Brubru

Northern Puffback

Black-backed Puffback

Marsh Tchagra

Black-crowned Tchagra

Brown-crowned Tchagra

Lühder’s Bushshrike

Tropical Boubou

Black-headed Gonolek

Papyrus Gonolek

Slate-colored Boubou

Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike

Gray-headed Bushshrike

PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed Drongo

PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Crested-Flycatcher

African Paradise-Flycatcher

PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed Shrike

Lesser Gray Shrike

Gray-backed Fiscal

Mackinnon’s Shrike

Northern Fiscal

Souza’s Shrike

PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Piapiac

Pied Crow

White-necked Raven

PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

White-tailed Blue Flycatcher

PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-winged Black-Tit

PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

African Penduline-Tit

PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Rufous-naped Lark

Flappet Lark

Red-capped Lark

PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Red-faced Crombec

Moustached Grass-Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied Eremomela

Green-backed Eremomela

Greencap Eremomela

White-chinned Prinia

Miombo Wren-Warbler

Green-backed Camaroptera

Buff-bellied Warbler

Yellow-breasted Apalis

Gray Apalis

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Gray-capped Warbler

Red-faced Cisticola

Singing Cisticola

Trilling Cisticola

Chubb’s Cisticola

Rock-loving Cisticola

Winding Cisticola

Carruthers’s Cisticola

Stout Cisticola

Croaking Cisticola

Tabora Cisticola

Siffling Cisticola

Zitting Cisticola

Wing-snapping Cisticola

PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler

African Yellow-Warbler

Icterine Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Common Reed Warbler

Lesser Swamp Warbler

Greater Swamp Warbler

Great Reed Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Fan-tailed Grassbird

White-winged Swamp Warbler

Highland Rush Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank Swallow

Banded Martin

Rock Martin

Barn Swallow

Angola Swallow

Wire-tailed Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Lesser Striped Swallow

Rufous-chested Swallow

Mosque Swallow

Common House-Martin

White-headed Sawwing

Gray-rumped Swallow

PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Shelley’s Greenbul

Yellow-throated Greenbul

Yellow-whiskered Greenbul

Cabanis’s Greenbul

Common Bulbul

PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood Warbler

Willow Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian Blackcap

Garden Warbler

Greater Whitethroat

PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Green White-eye

PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Arrow-marked Babbler

Black-lored Babbler

PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed Oxpecker

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled Starling

Violet-backed Starling

Rüppell’s Starling

Splendid Starling

Greater Blue-eared Starling

PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

African Thrush

PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

African Dusky Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

Swamp Flycatcher

Pale Flycatcher

Gray Tit-Flycatcher

Ashy Flycatcher

Southern Black-Flycatcher

White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher

Brown-backed Scrub-Robin

Red-backed Scrub-Robin

White-browed Robin-Chat

Red-capped Robin-Chat

Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat

Gray-winged Robin-Chat

Semicollared Flycatcher

Collared Flycatcher

Common Redstart

Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush

Whinchat

African Stonechat

Mocking Cliff-Chat

Sooty Chat

Arnot’s Chat

Northern Wheatear

Capped Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Familiar Chat

PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared Sunbird

Green-headed Sunbird

Olive Sunbird

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

Bronze Sunbird

Olive-bellied Sunbird

Mariqua Sunbird

Red-chested Sunbird

Purple-banded Sunbird

Variable Sunbird

Copper Sunbird

PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-headed Weaver

Baglafecht Weaver

Slender-billed Weaver

Black-necked Weaver

Spectacled Weaver

Black-billed Weaver

Holub’s Golden-Weaver

Northern Brown-throated Weaver

Lesser Masked-Weaver

Vieillot’s Black Weaver

Village Weaver

Black-headed Weaver

Compact Weaver

Cardinal Quelea

Red-headed Quelea

Red-billed Quelea

Southern Red Bishop

Black-winged Bishop

Yellow Bishop

White-winged Widowbird

Red-collared Widowbird

Fan-tailed Widowbird

Grosbeak Weaver

PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Bronze Mannikin

Black-and-white Mannikin

Green-backed Twinspot

Gray-headed Nigrita

Black-faced Waxbill

Black-crowned Waxbill

Fawn-breasted Waxbill

Common Waxbill

Crimson-rumped Waxbill

Quailfinch

Zebra Waxbill

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

Red-headed Bluebill

Green-winged Pytilia

Orange-winged Pytilia

Peters’s Twinspot

Red-billed Firefinch

African Firefinch

PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed Whydah

Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah

Eastern Paradise-Whydah

Village Indigobird

Parasitic Weaver

PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House Sparrow

Northern Gray-headed Sparrow

PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Cape Wagtail

Western Yellow Wagtail

African Pied Wagtail

African Pipit

Long-billed Pipit

Plain-backed Pipit

Striped Pipit

Tree Pipit

Red-throated Pipit

Short-tailed Pipit

Yellow-throated Longclaw

PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted Canary

Western Citril

Papyrus Canary

Black-throated Canary

Brimstone Canary

Streaky Seedeater

Thick-billed Seedeater

PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cabanis’s Bunting

Golden-breasted Bunting

Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

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