Ruaha National Park bird checklist : Ruaha National Park is one of the best Tanzania national parks for wild game viewing, especially for travelers after exclusive safaris away from the crowds as may be the case with the northern circuit Tanzania national parks including Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area among others. Explore Tanzania safaris taking you to Ruaha National Park not only give you amazing wild animal sighing opportunities, but also bird watching. Continue reading this article to get acquainted with our  Ruaha national park bird checklist

Ruaha National Park Bird Checklist

Ruaha National Park birds species are recorded at 450. The Crested Barbet, Yellow-collared Lovebird and the Ashy Starling are some of the birds in Ruaha National Park to look out for. Below is a comprehensive Ruaha National Park bird checklist.

Common Ostrich
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Knob-billed Duck
Egyptian Goose
Spur-winged Goose
Blue-billed Teal
African Black Duck
Yellow-billed Duck
Red-billed Duck
Helmeted Guineafowl
Eastern Crested Guineafowl
Crested Francolin
Coqui Francolin
Red-winged Francolin
Shelley’s Francolin
Common Quail
Harlequin Quail
Hildebrandt’s Spurfowl
Scaly Spurfowl
Yellow-necked Spurfowl
Red-necked Spurfowl
Little Grebe
Speckled Pigeon
Lemon Dove
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
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse
Yellow-throated Sandgrouse
Black-faced Sandgrouse
White-bellied Bustard
Buff-crested Bustard
Black-bellied Bustard
Schalow’s Turaco
Purple-crested Turaco
Bare-faced Go-away-bird
Gray Go-away-bird
White-bellied Go-away-bird
Senegal Coucal
Coppery-tailed Coucal
White-browed Coucal
Black Coucal
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
Common Cuckoo
Pennant-winged Nightjar
Fiery-necked Nightjar
Freckled Nightjar
Slender-tailed Nightjar
Square-tailed Nightjar
Mottled Spinetail
Bat-like Spinetail
Alpine Swift
Mottled Swift
Common Swift
African Swift
Little Swift
White-rumped Swift
African Palm Swift
Buff-spotted Flufftail
African Crake
Lesser Moorhen

Ruaha National Park bird checklist
Lesser Moorhen

Eurasian Moorhen
Red-knobbed Coot
Allen’s Gallinule
Black Crake
Gray Crowned-Crane
Spotted Thick-knee
Water Thick-knee
Black-winged Stilt
Common Ringed Plover
Three-banded Plover
Long-toed Lapwing
Blacksmith Lapwing
Spur-winged Lapwing
White-crowned Lapwing
Senegal Lapwing
Crowned Lapwing
Wattled Lapwing
Caspian Plover
Kittlitz’s Plover
Greater Painted-Snipe
Lesser Jacana
African Jacana
Great Snipe
African Snipe
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Marsh Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Little Stint
Small Buttonquail
Bronze-winged Courser
Three-banded Courser
Double-banded Courser
Temminck’s Courser
Collared Pratincole
African Skimmer
Whiskered Tern
African Openbill
Black Stork
Abdim’s Stork
African Woolly-necked Stork
White Stork
Saddle-billed Stork
Marabou Stork
Yellow-billed Stork
African Darter
Long-tailed Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Great White Pelican
Pink-backed Pelican
Dwarf Bittern
Black-crowned Night Heron
Black Herons
Little Egrets
White-backed Night Heron
Striated Heron
Rufous-bellied Heron
Squacco Heron
Malagasy Pond-Heron
Western Cattle Egret
Great Egret
Yellow-billed Egret
Gray Heron
Purple Heron
Black-headed Heron
Goliath Heron
Glossy Ibis
African Sacred Ibis
Hadada Ibis
African Spoonbill
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
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
Verreaux’s Eagle
African Hawk-Eagle
Lizard Buzzard
Dark Chanting-Goshawk
Eastern Chanting-Goshawk
Gabar Goshawk
Western Marsh Harrier
African Marsh Harrier
Pallid Harrier
Montagu’s Harrier
African Goshawk
Little Sparrowhawk
Ovambo Sparrowhawk
Black Goshawk
Black Kite
African Fish-Eagle
Common Buzzard
Mountain Buzzard
Augur Buzzard
Barn Owl
African Scops-Owl
Southern White-faced Owl
Spotted Eagle-Owl
Cape Eagle-Owl
Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl
Pel’s Fishing-Owl
Pearl-spotted Owlet
African Barred Owlet
African Wood-Owl
Marsh Owl
Speckled Mousebird
Blue-naped Mousebird
Eurasian Hoopoe
Green Woodhoopoe
Common Scimitarbill
Abyssinian Scimitarbill
Southern Ground-Hornbill
Crowned Hornbill
African Gray Hornbill
Pale-billed Hornbill
Von der Decken’s Hornbill
Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill Endemic (country/region)
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill
Trumpeter Hornbill
Malachite Kingfisher
African Pygmy Kingfisher
Gray-headed Kingfisher
Woodland Kingfisher
Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Striped Kingfisher
Giant Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
White-fronted Bee-eater
Little Bee-eater
Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
White-throated Bee-eater
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Madagascar Bee-eater
European Bee-eater
Northern Carmine Bee-eater
European Roller
Lilac-breasted Roller
Racket-tailed Roller
Rufous-crowned Roller
Broad-billed Roller
Crested Barbet
D’Arnaud’s Barbet
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird
Red-fronted Tinkerbird
Spot-flanked Barbet
Black-collared Barbet
Wahlberg’s Honeyguide
Lesser Honeyguide
Scaly-throated Honeyguide
Greater Honeyguide
Bearded Woodpecker
Cardinal Woodpecker
Green-backed Woodpecker
Nubian Woodpecker
Bennett’s Woodpecker
Reichenow’s Woodpecker
Golden-tailed Woodpecker
Pygmy Falcon
Lesser Kestrel
Eurasian Kestrel
Greater Kestrel
Gray Kestrel
Dickinson’s Kestrel
Red-necked Falcon
Red-footed Falcon
Amur Falcon
Eleonora’s Falcon
Sooty Falcon
Eurasian Hobby
African Hobby
Lanner Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Fischer’s Lovebird
Yellow-collared Lovebird Endemic (country/region)
Brown-necked Parrot
Meyer’s Parrot
Brown-headed Parrot
African Broadbill
Black Cuckooshrike
Eurasian Golden Oriole
African Golden Oriole
African Black-headed Oriole
Black-throated Wattle-eye
Chinspot Batis
White Helmetshrike
Black-backed Puffback
Marsh Tchagra
Black-crowned Tchagra
Brown-crowned Tchagra
Tropical Boubou
Slate-colored Boubou
Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike
Gray-headed Bushshrike
Square-tailed Drongo
Fork-tailed Drongo
African Paradise-Flycatcher
Red-backed Shrike
Red-tailed Shrike
Isabelline Shrike Rare/Accidental
Lesser Gray Shrike
Gray-backed Fiscal
Long-tailed Fiscal
Magpie Shrike
Northern Fiscal
Southern Fiscal
White-rumped Shrike
House Crow Introduced species
Pied Crow
White-necked Raven
White-bellied Tit
African Penduline-Tit
Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark
Rufous-naped Lark
Flappet Lark
Red-capped Lark
Eastern Nicator
Red-faced Crombec
Cape Crombec
Moustached Grass-Warbler
Greencap Eremomela
Miombo Wren-Warbler
Stierling’s Wren-Warbler
Green-backed Camaroptera
Bar-throated Apalis
Black-throated Apalis
Yellow-breasted Apalis
Black-headed Apalis
Brown-headed Apalis
Tawny-flanked Prinia
Red-faced Cisticola
Singing Cisticola
Trilling Cisticola
Rattling Cisticola
Wailing Cisticola
Winding Cisticola
Stout Cisticola
Croaking Cisticola
Tabora Cisticola
Siffling Cisticola
Zitting Cisticola
Desert Cisticola
Wing-snapping Cisticola
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler
Icterine Warbler
Common Reed Warbler
Great Reed Warbler
White-headed Sawwing
Black Sawwing
Gray-rumped Swallow
Banded Martin
Plain Martin
Bank Swallow
Rock Martin
Barn Swallow
Angola Swallow
Wire-tailed Swallow
Western House-Martin
Red-rumped Swallow
Lesser Striped Swallow
Mosque Swallow
Sombre Greenbul
Yellow-bellied Greenbul
Gray-olive Greenbul
Common Bulbul
Willow Warbler
Garden Warbler
Banded Parisoma
Greater Whitethroat
Southern Yellow White-eye
Pale-breasted Illadopsis
Scaly Chatterer
Arrow-marked Babbler
Black-lored Babbler
African Spotted Creeper
Red-billed Oxpecker
Yellow-billed Oxpecker
Wattled Starling
Violet-backed Starling
Slender-billed Starling
Red-winged Starling
Kenrick’s Starling
Ashy Starling
Superb Starling
Lesser Blue-eared Starling
Greater Blue-eared Starling
Groundscraper Thrush
African Bare-eyed Thrush
African Dusky Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
African Gray Flycatcher
Pale Flycatcher
Gray Tit-Flycatcher
Ashy Flycatcher
Southern Black-Flycatcher
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher
Bearded Scrub-Robin
Miombo Scrub-Robin
Red-backed Scrub-Robin
White-browed Robin-Chat
Collared Palm-Thrush
Spotted Morning-Thrush
White-throated Robin
Thrush Nightingale
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush
African Stonechat
Mocking Cliff-Chat
Arnot’s Chat
Northern Wheatear
Capped Wheatear
Familiar Chat
Western Violet-backed Sunbird
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird
Collared Sunbird
Green-headed Sunbird
Olive Sunbird
Amethyst Sunbird
Scarlet-chested Sunbird
Bronze Sunbird
Malachite Sunbird
Western Miombo Sunbird
Beautiful Sunbird
Marico Sunbird
Purple-banded Sunbird
Variable Sunbird
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver
White-headed Buffalo-Weaver
Speckle-fronted Weaver
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver
Gray-headed Social-Weaver
Red-headed Weaver
Baglafecht Weaver
Black-necked Weaver
Spectacled Weaver
African Golden-Weaver
Holub’s Golden-Weaver
Southern Brown-throated Weaver
Lesser Masked-Weaver
Vitelline Masked-Weaver
Tanganyika Masked-Weaver Endemic (country/region)
Village Weaver
Black-headed Weaver
Golden-backed Weaver
Chestnut Weaver
Cardinal Quelea
Red-headed Quelea
Red-billed Quelea
Southern Red Bishop
Black-winged Bishop
Yellow-crowned Bishop
Yellow Bishop
White-winged Widowbird
Yellow-mantled Widowbird
Red-collared Widowbird
Fan-tailed Widowbird
Grosbeak Weaver
Gray-headed Silverbill
Bronze Mannikin
Red-faced Crimsonwing
Black-faced Waxbill
Fawn-breasted Waxbill
Common Waxbill
Crimson-rumped Waxbill
Zebra Waxbill
Purple Grenadier
Southern Cordonbleu
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu
Blue-capped Cordonbleu
Green-winged Pytilia
Orange-winged Pytilia
Red-billed Firefinch
African Firefinch
Jameson’s Firefinch
Pin-tailed Whydah
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah
Eastern Paradise-Whydah
Steel-blue Whydah
Village Indigobird
Variable Indigobird
Purple Indigobird
House Sparrow Introduced species
Kenya Rufous Sparrow
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow
Swahili Sparrow
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow
Chestnut Sparrow
Yellow-throated Bush Sparrow
Western Yellow Wagtail
African Pied Wagtail
Richard’s Pipit
African Pipit
Woodland Pipit
Long-billed Pipit
Striped Pipit
Golden Pipit
Yellow-throated Longclaw
Yellow-fronted Canary
Southern Citril
Reichenow’s Seedeater
White-bellied Canary
Brimstone Canary
Streaky Seedeater
Reichard’s Seedeater
Yellow-crowned Canary
Cabanis’s Bunting
Golden-breasted Bunting
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

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