Bird checklist in Serengeti national park : The checklist of birds in Serengeti national park cannot be exhausted in just a day visit, Serengeti National Park is famously known as the top destination for great attractions.

Located in northern Tanzania, Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous and iconic wildlife conservation areas in the world, covering an area of approximately 14,750 square kilometers (5,700 square miles).

Serengeti national park is known for an incredible biodiversity and is home to a wide variety of animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros).

Not forgetting the wide range of mammalian residents, the Serengeti is home to over 500 species of birds, making it a prime destination for birdwatchers.

With also great number of birds found in the national park and hence rewarding the destination a fantastic bird haven to all bird lovers.

Serengeti national park is a super stunning landscapes, abundant wildlife, and its role as a UNESCO World Heritage Site the national park has got lots of fascinating features to sight and marvel at as one gets to learn more about Tanzania.

In this article Explore Rwanda Tours brings to you some of the birds that are found in Serengeti national park and these provide great bird watching safari experience in Tanzania, and below is the checklist for the birds in Serengeti national park.

ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-Duck

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Knob-billed Duck

Egyptian Goose

Spur-winged Goose

African Pygmy-Goose

African Black Duck

Yellow-billed Duck

 

GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted Guineafowl

Western Crested Guineafowl

 

GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Nahan’s Partridge

 

GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Crested Francolin

Ring-necked Francolin

Scaly Spurfowl

Heuglin’s Spurfowl

Red-necked Spurfowl

 

PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater Flamingo

 

PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

 

COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Speckled Pigeon

Afep Pigeon

Rameron Pigeon

Bronze-naped Pigeon

White-naped Pigeon

Lemon Dove

Mourning Collared-Dove

Red-eyed Dove

Ring-necked Dove

Vinaceous Dove

Laughing Dove

Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove

Black-billed Wood-Dove

Blue-spotted Wood-Dove

Tambourine Dove

Bruce’s Green-Pigeon

African Green-Pigeon

 

OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Black-bellied Bustard

 

MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Great Blue Turaco

Black-billed Turaco

White-crested Turaco

Ross’s Turaco

Bare-faced Go-away-bird

Eastern Plantain-eater

Bird checklist in Serengeti national park
Eastern Plantain-eater

CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Senegal Coucal

Blue-headed Coucal

White-browed Coucal

Black Coucal

Blue Malkoha

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Levaillant’s Cuckoo

Pied Cuckoo

Dideric Cuckoo

Klaas’s Cuckoo

African Emerald Cuckoo

Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo

Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo

Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo

Black Cuckoo

Red-chested Cuckoo

African Cuckoo

 

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Pennant-winged Nightjar

Nubian Nightjar

Fiery-necked Nightjar

Swamp Nightjar

Plain Nightjar

Square-tailed Nightjar

 

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mottled Spinetail

Sabine’s Spinetail

Cassin’s Spinetail

Scarce Swift

Alpine Swift

Mottled Swift

Common Swift

African Swift

Little Swift

Horus Swift

White-rumped Swift

African Palm Swift

 

GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

White-spotted Flufftail

 

GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African Rail

African Crake

Eurasian Moorhen

Red-knobbed Coot

Black Crake

 

GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African Finfoot

 

GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-Crane

 

CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-knee

 

CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged Stilt

 

CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Long-toed Lapwing

Spur-winged Lapwing

Senegal Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing

Wattled Lapwing

Brown-chested Lapwing

Kittlitz’s Plover

Little Ringed Plover

 

CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African Jacana

 

CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Ruff

Little Stint

Common Sandpiper

Common Greenshank

Wood Sandpiper

 

CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared Pratincole

 

CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Gray-hooded Gull

Black-headed Gull

Gull-billed Tern

Whiskered Tern

African Skimmer

 

CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

African Openbill

Abdim’s Stork

African Woolly-necked 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: 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

Rufous-bellied Heron

Striated Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

White-backed Night-Heron

 

PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred Ibis

Hadada Ibis

African Spoonbill

 

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged Kite

African Harrier-Hawk

Palm-nut Vulture

European Honey-buzzard

African Cuckoo-Hawk

White-headed Vulture

Hooded Vulture

White-backed Vulture

Rüppell’s Griffon

Bateleur

Black-chested Snake-Eagle

Brown Snake-Eagle

Banded Snake-Eagle

Bat Hawk

Crowned Eagle

Martial Eagle

Long-crested Eagle

Wahlberg’s Eagle

Booted Eagle

Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle

African Hawk-Eagle

Lizard Buzzard

Dark Chanting-Goshawk

Gabar Goshawk

Grasshopper Buzzard

Eurasian Marsh-Harrier

African Marsh-Harrier

Montagu’s Harrier

African Goshawk

Shikra

Little Sparrowhawk

Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk

Black Goshawk

Black Kite

African Fish-Eagle

Common Buzzard

Mountain 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

Red-chested Owlet

African Wood-Owl

 

COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled Mousebird

Blue-naped Mousebird

 

TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina Trogon

Bar-tailed Trogon

 

BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian Hoopoe

 

BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Woodhoopoe

White-headed Woodhoopoe

Forest Scimitarbill

Common Scimitarbill

 

BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill

 

BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill

Crowned Hornbill

African Pied Hornbill

African Gray Hornbill

White-crested Hornbill

Black Dwarf Hornbill

Black-casqued Hornbill

Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill

White-thighed Hornbill

Piping Hornbill

 

CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Shining-blue Kingfisher

Malachite Kingfisher

White-bellied Kingfisher

African Pygmy Kingfisher

African Dwarf Kingfisher

Chocolate-backed Kingfisher

Gray-headed Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher

Blue-breasted Kingfisher

Striped Kingfisher

Giant Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

 

CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Black Bee-eater

Red-throated Bee-eater

Little Bee-eater

Blue-breasted Bee-eater

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

Swallow-tailed Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Madagascar Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

 

CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

Broad-billed Roller

Blue-throated Roller

 

PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Yellow-billed Barbet

Gray-throated Barbet

Speckled Tinkerbird

Red-rumped Tinkerbird

Yellow-throated Tinkerbird

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird

Red-fronted Tinkerbird

Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird

Yellow-spotted Barbet

Hairy-breasted Barbet

Red-fronted Barbet

Spot-flanked Barbet

White-headed Barbet

Red-faced Barbet

Black-billed Barbet

Double-toothed Barbet

 

PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Cassin’s Honeyguide

Wahlberg’s Honeyguide

Zenker’s Honeyguide

Dwarf Honeyguide

Willcocks’s Honeyguide

Least Honeyguide

Lesser Honeyguide

Scaly-throated Honeyguide

Greater Honeyguide

 

PICIFORMES: Picidae

Rufous-necked Wryneck

Elliot’s Woodpecker

Speckle-breasted Woodpecker

Cardinal Woodpecker

Bearded Woodpecker

Golden-crowned Woodpecker

Brown-backed Woodpecker

African Gray Woodpecker

Olive Woodpecker

Brown-eared Woodpecker

Buff-spotted Woodpecker

Tullberg’s Woodpecker

Nubian Woodpecker

Golden-tailed Woodpecker

 

FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian Kestrel

Gray Kestrel

Eurasian Hobby

African Hobby

Lanner Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

 

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Red-headed Lovebird

 

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Gray Parrot

Brown-necked Parrot

Meyer’s Parrot

 

PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African Broadbill

 

PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

African Pitta

Green-breasted Pitta

 

PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Gray Cuckooshrike

Black Cuckooshrike

Petit’s Cuckooshrike

Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike

Purple-throated Cuckooshrike

 

PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

African Golden Oriole

Western Black-headed Oriole

African Black-headed Oriole

Black-tailed Oriole

Black-winged Oriole

 

PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Brown-throated Wattle-eye

Black-throated Wattle-eye

Chestnut Wattle-eye

Jameson’s Wattle-eye

Chinspot Batis

Western Black-headed Batis

Ituri Batis

 

PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

African Shrike-flycatcher

Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher

 

PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Northern Puffback

Pink-footed Puffback

Marsh Tchagra

Black-crowned Tchagra

Brown-crowned Tchagra

Lühder’s Bushshrike

Tropical Boubou

Black-headed Gonolek

Papyrus Gonolek

Slate-colored Boubou

Gray-green Bushshrike

Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike

Many-colored Bushshrike

Doherty’s Bushshrike

 

PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed Drongo

Velvet-mantled Drongo

 

PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher

African Crested-Flycatcher

Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcher

African Paradise-Flycatcher

 

PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Lesser Gray Shrike

Gray-backed Fiscal

Mackinnon’s Shrike

Northern Fiscal

Woodchat Shrike

White-rumped Shrike

 

PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Piapiac

Pied Crow

White-necked Raven

 

PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Yellow-bellied Hyliota

 

PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

African Blue Flycatcher

White-tailed Blue Flycatcher

Dusky Crested-Flycatcher

White-tailed Crested-Flycatcher

 

PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-winged Black-Tit

Dusky Tit

 

PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

African Penduline-Tit

 

PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Rufous-naped Lark

Flappet Lark

White-tailed Lark

Red-capped Lark

 

PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Western Nicator

Yellow-throated Nicator

 

PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Green Crombec

Lemon-bellied Crombec

White-browed Crombec

Northern Crombec

Red-faced Crombec

Moustached Grass-Warbler

Yellow Longbill

Gray Longbill

Green Hylia

Tit-hylia

 

PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-vented Eremomela

Green-backed Eremomela

Rufous-crowned Eremomela

Red-winged Gray Warbler

White-chinned Prinia

Green-backed Camaroptera

Yellow-browed Camaroptera

Olive-green Camaroptera

Buff-bellied Warbler

Black-capped Apalis

Black-throated Apalis

Masked Apalis

Black-faced Apalis

Yellow-breasted Apalis

Buff-throated Apalis

Chestnut-throated Apalis

Gray Apalis

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Banded Prinia

Black-faced Rufous-Warbler

Gray-capped Warbler

Red-faced Cisticola

Singing Cisticola

Whistling Cisticola

Trilling Cisticola

Chubb’s Cisticola

Rattling Cisticola

Winding Cisticola

Carruthers’s Cisticola

Croaking Cisticola

Siffling Cisticola

Zitting Cisticola

Wing-snapping Cisticola

 

PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

African Yellow-Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Common Reed Warbler

Lesser Swamp Warbler

Greater Swamp Warbler

 

PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Fan-tailed Grassbird

White-winged Swamp Warbler

Highland Rush Warbler

 

PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Plain Martin

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

Black Sawwing

Gray-rumped Swallow

 

PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Slender-billed Greenbul

Red-tailed Bristlebill

Lesser Bristlebill

Shelley’s Greenbul

Eastern Mountain Greenbul

Joyful Greenbul

Honeyguide Greenbul

Yellow-throated Greenbul

Spotted Greenbul

Swamp Greenbul

Red-tailed Greenbul

Gray Greenbul

Ansorge’s Greenbul

Plain Greenbul

Yellow-whiskered Greenbul

Little Greenbul

Leaf-love

Toro Olive-Greenbul

Cabanis’s Greenbul

Icterine Greenbul

Xavier’s Greenbul

White-throated Greenbul

Yellow-streaked Greenbul

Common Bulbul

 

PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood Warbler

Willow Warbler

Red-faced Woodland-Warbler

Uganda Woodland-Warbler

 

PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Garden Warbler

 

PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Green White-eye

Northern Yellow White-eye

 

PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Brown Illadopsis

Pale-breasted Illadopsis

Scaly-breasted Illadopsis

Puvel’s Illadopsis

 

PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Brown Babbler

Arrow-marked Babbler

Black-lored Babbler

 

PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

 

PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled Starling

Violet-backed Starling

Slender-billed Starling

Chestnut-winged Starling

Waller’s Starling

Sharpe’s Starling

Narrow-tailed Starling

Stuhlmann’s Starling

Purple-headed Starling

Rüppell’s Starling

Splendid Starling

Lesser Blue-eared Starling

Greater Blue-eared Starling

Purple Starling

Bronze-tailed Starling

 

PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush

Red-tailed Ant-Thrush

White-tailed Ant-Thrush

Black-eared Ground-Thrush

Abyssinian Ground-Thrush

Abyssinian Thrush

African Thrush

 

PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

African Dusky Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

Swamp Flycatcher

Cassin’s Flycatcher

Sooty Flycatcher

Dusky-blue Flycatcher

Pale Flycatcher

African Forest-Flycatcher

Gray-throated Tit-Flycatcher

Gray Tit-Flycatcher

Ashy Flycatcher

Silverbird

Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher

Northern Black-Flycatcher

White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher

Fire-crested Alethe

Brown-backed Scrub-Robin

Red-backed Scrub-Robin

Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat

White-browed Robin-Chat

Red-capped Robin-Chat

Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat

Brown-chested Alethe

Gray-winged Robin-Chat

Equatorial Akalat

Semicollared Flycatcher

Whinchat

African Stonechat

Sooty Chat

 

PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Gray-headed Sunbird

Western Violet-backed Sunbird

Little Green Sunbird

Green Sunbird

Collared Sunbird

Green-headed Sunbird

Blue-throated Brown Sunbird

Blue-headed Sunbird

Olive Sunbird

Green-throated Sunbird

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

Purple-breasted Sunbird

Bronze Sunbird

Malachite Sunbird

Olive-bellied Sunbird

Tiny Sunbird

Northern Double-collared Sunbird

Regal Sunbird

Beautiful Sunbird

Mariqua Sunbird

Red-chested Sunbird

Purple-banded Sunbird

Orange-tufted Sunbird

Superb Sunbird

Variable Sunbird

Copper Sunbird

 

PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver

Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver

Red-bellied Malimbe

Crested Malimbe

Red-headed Malimbe

Red-headed Weaver

Baglafecht Weaver

Little Weaver

Slender-billed Weaver

Black-necked Weaver

Spectacled Weaver

Black-billed Weaver

Strange Weaver

Holub’s Golden-Weaver

Northern Brown-throated Weaver

Lesser Masked-Weaver

Vitelline Masked-Weaver

Vieillot’s Black Weaver

Village Weaver

Weyns’s Weaver

Black-headed Weaver

Golden-backed Weaver

Yellow-mantled Weaver

Maxwell’s Black Weaver

Forest Weaver

Brown-capped Weaver

Compact Weaver

Cardinal Quelea

Red-headed Quelea

Red-billed Quelea

Northern Red Bishop

Southern Red Bishop

Black-winged Bishop

Black Bishop

Yellow-crowned Bishop

Yellow Bishop

White-winged Widowbird

Yellow-mantled Widowbird

Red-collared Widowbird

Fan-tailed Widowbird

Marsh Widowbird

Grosbeak Weaver

 

PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Bronze Mannikin

Magpie Mannikin

Black-and-white Mannikin

White-collared Oliveback

Yellow-bellied Waxbill

Green-backed Twinspot

Abyssinian Crimsonwing

Red-faced Crimsonwing

Jameson’s Antpecker

White-breasted Nigrita

Chestnut-breasted Nigrita

Gray-headed Nigrita

Pale-fronted Nigrita

Gray-headed Oliveback

Black-faced Waxbill

Black-crowned Waxbill

Kandt’s Waxbill

Orange-cheeked Waxbill

Fawn-breasted Waxbill

Common Waxbill

Crimson-rumped Waxbill

Quailfinch

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

Red-headed Bluebill

Black-bellied Seedcracker

Green-winged Pytilia

Brown Twinspot

Red-billed Firefinch

African Firefinch

Black-bellied Firefinch

Bar-breasted Firefinch

 

PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed Whydah

Village Indigobird

 

PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House Sparrow

Northern Gray-headed Sparrow

 

PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Cape Wagtail

Mountain Wagtail

Western Yellow Wagtail

African Pied Wagtail

Richard’s Pipit

African Pipit

Plain-backed Pipit

Tree Pipit

Yellow-throated Longclaw

 

PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Oriole Finch

Yellow-fronted Canary

Western Citril

Papyrus Canary

Brimstone Canary

Streaky Seedeater

Thick-billed Seedeater

Yellow-crowned Canary

 

PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Golden-breasted Bunting

Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

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