List of bird species in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
List of bird species in Ol Pejeta Conservancy: The Ol Pejeta conservancy is one of the best birding destinations found in central Kenya majorly in the Laikipia County and it covers 360 square kilometers and it is a non-profitable wildlife conservancy. The Ol Pejata conservancy lies between the foothills of the Aberdare ranges and Mount Kenya. Ol Pejeta Conservancy found within the Laikipia plateau and it is one of the premier sanctuaries with the largest population of rhinos in the whole of East Africa including the big five animals which include leopards, Elephants, lions, buffaloes, and rhinos
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is one of the best birding destination in Kenya hosting over 500 bird species and these birds include those that are residents, the migrant bird species, the rare bird species, endangered bird species, and these bird species that are nearly endangered, here I bring you the list of the bird species that are found within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy
The bird species of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy include the following;
Ostriches include common ostriches, there are also guinea fowls which include vulturine guinea fowl and helmeted guineafowl, francolins, Quails, and spur fowls such as harlequin quail, common quail, crested francolin, Shelley’s francolin, yellow-necked spurfowl, and the Scaly Francolin.
Other bird species in Ol Pejeta Conservancy include the ducks and geese which can be listed as Egyptian geese, Hottentot Tea anas, red-billed Tea Anas, Knob-billed duck, African black duck, northern shoveler Anas, Spur-Winged Goose, Maccoa Duck Oxyura, and the little grebe.
Other categories of bird include the known Storks which among others include Marabou Stork, yellow-billed Stork, Black stork, White stork, African Open billed Stork, Sandle billed stork, Abdms stork, and several Ibises and Spoonbills which include Hadada ibis, Glossy Ibis, African Sacred Ibis, African spoonbill.
There are several heron and Egrets which include little Egret, black-crowned night heron, Great egret, Western Cattle Egret, Striated Heron, black-headed heron, Intermediate Egret, Squacco Heron, and little egret. There are also several pelicans and cormorants which include reed cormorant, white-breasted Cormorant, Great White Pelican, and Pink-backed Pelican including the Hamerkop Scopus.
Other bird species include several weavers which include; Jacksons Wildowbird, yellow bishop, Cardinal Quelea, red-billed Quelea, Village Weaver, Baglafecht weaver, Spectacled Weaver, Chestnut Weaver, Spekes Weaver, Holub’s Golden Weaver, white-winged Widow bird, yellow mantled widow bird, red-collared widowbird, long-tailed widowbird, Vitelline Masked Weaver among other weavers.
Other bird species include the Canaries and Seed eaters which include the streaky seed eater, yellow-ramped seed eater, Brimstone Canary, yellow Fronted Canary, and Golden-breasted bunting, and wagtails such as tree pipit, grassland Pipit, yellow wagtail, African pied Wagtail, Grassland Pipit, Yellow-throated Longclaw and Rosy-Throated Long claw among others.
Other bird species include waxbills, Fire finches, and Manning’s and these include Bronze Mannikin, red-billed fire finch, Purple Grenadier, Red-cheeked Cordonbleu, and pin-tailed Whydah. Other species include the variable sunbirds, yellow-spotted Petronia, Kenya sparrow passer, Grey-capped Social Weaver, Makchite sunbirds, Amethyst Sunbird, Bronzy Sunbird, Golden-Winged sunbird, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Collared Sunbird, Marico sunbird among others.
Several flycatchers on Ol Pejeta Conservancy are also available and these include African Dusky flycatcher, Pale Flycatcher, Pied wheatear, common redstart, capped Wheatear, common rock thrust, Southern Black Flycatcher, White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, Northern Wheatear, Isabelline Wheatear, white-browed Scrub-Robin, White-browed Robin-Chat, common Nightingale, African Thrush among other bird species