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Katavi National Park Bird Guide

Katavi National Park Bird Checklist: Katavi National Park is located in western Tanzania and is the country’s third biggest national park, comprising a total surface area of approximately 4,471 square kilometers. Furthermore, it is considered one of the top sites that one would not regret visiting when planning an adventure safari since going through the national park allows you to get real views of various wildlife species and gorgeous scenery.

It is well renowned for being a birder’s paradise, with over 400 bird species including the African skimmer, notched-tailed roller, Miombo bush warbler, carmine bee-eater, collared palm thrush, and palm nut vulture. Furthermore, varied natural habitats of bird species inside the park, such as huge wetlands, make the park a perfect site for travelers to travel to for a wonderful birding safari experience.

Katavi National Park Bird Guide
Mosque Swallow

PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Black-crowned Night Heron

Striated Heron

Squacco Heron

Rufous-bellied Heron

Cattle Egret

Grey Heron

Black-headed Heron

Goliath Heron

Great Egret

Intermediate Egret

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

GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Grey Crowned Crane

OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Black-bellied Bustard

MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

White-bellied Go-away-bird

Bare-faced Go-away-bird

Grey Go-away-bird

Purple-crested Turaco

Schalow’s Turaco

Ross’s Turaco

PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Marabou

Yellow-billed Stork

African Open bill

Woolly-necked Stork

European White Stork

Saddle-bill Stork

PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White Pelican

Pink-backed Pelican

PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

Hamerkop

CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged Stilt

CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Three-banded Plover

Caspian Plover

Long-toed Lapwing

Blacksmith Lapwing

Spur-winged Lapwing

White-headed Lapwing

Senegal Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing

African Wattled Lapwing

CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipe

CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African Jacana

Lesser Jacana

CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common Sandpiper

Common Greenshank

Wood Sandpiper

CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared Pratincole

CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Whiskered Tern

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged Kite

African Harrier Hawk

Palm-nut 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

Martial Eagle

Long-crested Eagle

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Steppe Eagle

African Hawk Eagle

Wahlberg’s Eagle

Lizard Buzzard

Dark Chanting Goshawk

Gabar Goshawk

Western Marsh Harrier

African Marsh Harrier

Pallid Harrier

Shikra

Little Sparrowhawk

Ovambo Sparrowhawk

African Fish Eagle

Black Kite

Augur Buzzard

Eurasian Buzzard

STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn Owl

STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Pearl-spotted Owlet

African Barred Owlet

African Scops Owl

Marsh Owl

Spotted Eagle Owl

Verreaux’s Eagle Owl

COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled Mousebird

Blue-naped Mousebird

BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Southern Ground Hornbill

African Grey Hornbill

Red-billed Hornbill

BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common Hoopoe

BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoe

White-headed Wood hoopoe

Common Scimitar bill

PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Greater Honeyguide

PICIFORMES: Picidae

Nubian Woodpecker

Cardinal Woodpecker

PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Crested Barbet

CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

Böhm’s Bee-eater

Swallow-tailed Bee-eater

Little Bee-eater

CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Rufous-crowned Roller

Racquet-tailed Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

European Roller

Broad-billed Roller

CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

African Malachite Kingfisher

Giant Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

Grey-headed Kingfisher

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Striped Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher

FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Grey Kestrel

Dickinson’s Kestrel

Red-necked Falcon

Sooty Falcon

Eurasian Hobby

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Brown Parrot

PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eastern Black-headed Oriole

PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Chinspot Batis

Black-throated Wattle-eye

PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White-crested Helmet-shrike

PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Grey-headed Bush-shrike

Black-backed Puffback

Black-crowned Tchagra

Brubru

Orange-breasted Bush-shrike

Slate-coloured Boubou

Tropical Boubou

PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Square-tailed Drongo

Fork-tailed Drongo

PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Magpie Shrike

White-rumped Shrike

Grey-backed Fiscal

Southern Fiscal

Northern Fiscal

PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

White-necked Raven

Pied Crow

House Crow

PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-flycatcher

PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared Sunbird

Bronzy Sunbird

Beautiful Sunbird

Mariqua Sunbird

Variable Sunbird

Copper Sunbird

PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

White-headed Buffalo Weaver

White-browed Sparrow Weaver

Grey-headed Social Weaver

Red-billed Quelea

Yellow-mantled Widowbird

White-winged Widowbird

Hartlaub’s Widowbird

Baglafecht Weaver

Lesser Masked Weaver

Village Weaver

Vieillot’s Weaver

Black-headed Weaver

Red-headed Weaver

PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red-billed Firefinch

Green-winged Pytilia

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu

Bronze Mannikin

PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Eastern Paradise Whydah

PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Northern Grey-headed Sparrow

PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Fülleborn’s Longclaw

Yellow-throated Longclaw

African Wagtail

PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted Canary

PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-bellied Tit

Miombo Tit

PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Fischer’s Sparrow Lark

Flappet Lark

PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Red-faced Crombec

Moustached Grass Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Green-capped Eremomela

Yellow-breasted Apalis

Grey-backed Camaroptera

Red-faced Cisticola

Wailing Cisticola

Winding Cisticola

Croaking Cisticola

Long-tailed Cisticola

Zitting Cisticola

Wing-snapping Cisticola

Tawny-flanked Prinia

PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

White-headed Saw-wing

Lesser Striped Swallow

Mosque Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Barn Swallow

Angolan Swallow

PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre Greenbul

Yellow-bellied Greenbul

Common Bulbul

PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Black-lored Babbler

Arrow-marked Babbler

Northern Pied Babbler

PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed Oxpecker

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Red-winged Starling

Lesser Blue-eared Starling

Greater Blue-eared Starling

Amethyst Starling

PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Miombo Bearded Scrub Robin

White-browed Scrub Robin

Spotted Flycatcher

Southern Black Flycatcher

White-browed Robin-Chat

Red-capped Robin-Chat

Collared Palm Thrush

Arnott’s Chat

Northern Wheatear

Capped Wheatear

PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Kurrichane Thrush

ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling Duck

Fulvous Whistling Duck

Egyptian Goose

Spur-winged Goose

Comb Duck

African Pygmy Goose

GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted Guinea fowl

GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Harlequin Quail

Hildebrandt’s Francolin

Grey-breasted Spurfowl

Red-necked Spurfowl

Crested Francolin

Shelley’s Francolin

COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Speckled Pigeon

Mourning Collared Dove

Red-eyed Dove

Ring-necked Dove

Laughing Dove

African Green Pigeon

Emerald-spotted Wood Dove

Blue-spotted Wood Dove

PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Yellow-throated Sandgrouse

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Mozambique Nightjar

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

African Palm Swift

White-rumped Swift

CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Coppery-tailed Coucal

White-browed Coucal

African Black Coucal

Jacobin Cuckoo

Levaillant’s Cuckoo

Klaas’s Cuckoo

African Emerald Cuckoo

Red-chested Cuckoo

African Cuckoo

GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Black Crake