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Kafue National Park - Busunga Plains, Zambia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Kafue National Park - Busunga Plains, Zambia

Map of Kafue National Park - Busunga Plains, Zambia



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Kafue National Park is the oldest in Zambia, and it is well known for hosting some endangered bird species. It is located to the Northwest of Lusaka, and is one of the highlights of Zambia.


Species Recorded (49)

Birds ( 40 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Long-tailed Cormorant - Microcarbo africanus
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
African Darter - Anhinga rufa

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Goliath Heron - Ardea goliath
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Squacco Heron - Ardeola ralloides
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Sacred Ibis - Threskiornis aethiopicus

Hamerkops ( Scopidae )
Hamerkop - Scopus umbretta

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
African Openbill - Anastomus lamelligerus
White Stork - Ciconia ciconia
Saddle-billed Stork - Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Yellow-billed Stork - Mycteria ibis

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Egyptian Goose - Alopochen aegyptiaca

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Tawny Eagle - Aquila rapax
African Fish-Eagle - Haliaeetus vocifer
Bateleur - Terathopius ecaudatus

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Crested Francolin - Dendroperdix sephaena

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Gray Crowned-Crane - Balearica regulorum
Wattled Crane - Bugeranus carunculatus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Wattled Lapwing - Vanellus senegallus

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
African Jacana - Actophilornis africanus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Gray-hooded Gull - Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Namaqua Dove - Oena capensis
Ring-necked Dove - Streptopelia capicola
Laughing Dove - Streptopelia senegalensis

Turacos ( Musophagidae )
Gray Go-away-bird - Corythaixoides concolor

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Spotted Eagle-Owl - Bubo africanus

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Amethyst Sunbird - Chalcomitra amethystina

Hoopoes ( Upupidae )
Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops

Hornbills ( Bucerotidae )
Southern Red-billed Hornbill - Tockus rufirostris

Ground Hornbills ( Bucorvidae )
Southern Ground-Hornbill - Bucorvus leadbeateri

Barbets ( Lybiidae )
Black-collared Barbet - Lybius torquatus

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Common Bulbul - Pycnonotus barbatus

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
African Yellow White-eye - Zosterops senegalensis

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Yellow-billed Oxpecker - Buphagus africanus
Greater Blue-eared Starling - Lamprotornis chalybaeus

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