Bird species of Chyulu Hills National Park
Chyulu Hills National Park harbors a lot of the bird species that are so much unique and are interesting to watch. Chyulu Hills National Park is found in the eastern region of Kenya that is adjacent to Tsavo National Park and the Voi just 190 kilometers driving from Nairobi, 30 driving kilometers from the southwest of the Kibwezi. Chyulu Hills National Park covers an area of 741 square kilometers and it was declared as the national park in 1983 spreading to the most raised hill in the park called Chyuli hill and because of this, the park was called the green hills of Africa.
Chyulu Hills National Park is the special birding site when it comes to the availability of the birding species in the Kenyan destination. There are over 172 species of birds recorded in the Chyulu Hills National Park. The birds that stay in the Chyulu hills national park include the near-threatened species, the vulnerable bird species.
Vulnerable bird species of Chyulu Hills National Park include the Martial eagle, Secretary birds, and the Southern ground Hornbill.
The critically endangered based species found in CHyulu Hills National Park include the white-backed Vulture and those near-threatened species include among others the crowned eagle and the Bateleur and therefore, CHyulu Hills National Park is known as the Important Birding Area in Kenya with a heavy population foe the birding species and the following are the categories of the bird species that can be easily found in Kenya.
The park features the Fringillidae species which include the Reichenows seedeater, the streaky seedeater, and Southern Citril among other species. There are also Passeridae burd species in the Chyulu Hills National Park that can be seen and these include Northern gray-headed Sparrow.
Ploceidae species bird species in the Chyulu Hills National Park include among others the African Golden weaver, yellow Bishop, Red-headed Weaver, Baglafeht Weaver, White Winged widowbird, chestnut, spectacled weaver among other bird species.
Also, the Chyulu Hills National Park features the Muscicapidae bird species and these include the Rappels robin-chat and the African stone chart, spotted flycatcher, African Gray Flycatcher, White-eyed slat-fly catcher, Thrush Nightingale Rufous-tailed Rock, and the White-starred robin.
Motacillideas bird species in Chyulu Hills National Park include the Tree Pipit and Pangani longclaw, Western Yellow Wagtail, and long-billed pipit. There are also other species in the category of Viduidae species such as the pip-tailed Whydah and the Estrideldae species which can see seen as the Petrrs twin spot, red-cheeked ordonbleu, African fire finch, green-winged pytilia, and the waxbill.
Other birds in Chyulu Hills National Park include the Columbiformes species which include the African green pigeon, emerald-spotted wood dove, tambourine dove, lemon dove, Delegorgues pigeon, and the red-eyed dove
There are also birds of the Caprimulgiformes species which include the Eurasian Nightjar, Alpine Swift, African Palm Swift, and the 3 kinds of the Caprimulgiformes species which are known as Apodidae and the Caprimulgidae among other several species.
Other bird species in the Chyulu Hills National Park include the crowned lapwing, purple crested Turaco, Hartlaub’s Turaco, Shelley francolin, helmeted guinea fowl, scaly Francolin, crested guinea fowl, Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Namididae, Phasianidae, crowned lapwing, black crake, gray heron, Great Egret, Brown Snake Eagle, Lizard Buzzard, Augur Buzzard, Mountain Buzzard, Martial eagle, African Harriet-Hawk, Long-crested Eagle, white-backed Vulture,
secretary birds, what-headed Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, red-fronted Tinkerbird, Red and Yellow Barbet, White Eared Barbet, Pallid Honeyguide, Picidae, Mustached Tinkerbird, Cardinal Woodpecker among other bird species.