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Nairobi National Park, Kenya (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Map of Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Shopping trip.
Kenya Rufous Sparrow (Passer rufocinctus) - Female Secretary-Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) Yellow-spotted Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei) Anubis Baboon (Papio anubis) Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra) Bronze Sunbird (Nectarinia kilimensis) - Male
Baglafecht Weaver (Ploceus baglafecht) - Female Reichenows Blacksmith Plover (Vanellus armatus) Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) Purple Grenadier (Granatina ianthinogaster) - Male Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus) Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)
Burchells Zebra (Equus quagga) - Wounded by Lion Typical Striped Grass Mouse (Lemniscomys striatus) Singing Cisticola (Cisticola cantans) White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher (Melaenornis fischeri) Red-billed Firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala) Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis) White-headed Barbet (Lybius leucocephalus) Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) Rufous-naped Lark (Mirafra africana) Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus)
eland (Taurotragus oryx) Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) Cooks Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus) Three-banded Plover (Charadrius tricollaris) Ostrich (Struthio camelus) Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)
Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra) - Juvenile Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus) Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater (Merops oreobates) European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) Abyssinian Thrush (Turdus abyssinicus)
Black-backed Puffback (Dryoscopus cubla) Long-tailed Fiscal (Lanius cabanisi) Variable Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus) - Male Purple Grenadier (Granatina ianthinogaster) - Female Bronze Sunbird (Nectarinia kilimensis) - Female Variable Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus) - Female
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris) Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) Baglafecht Weaver (Ploceus baglafecht) - Juvenile Reichnows

National Park on the outskirts of Nairobi.


Kenya Solar Eclipse

10/24/2013: After a very long 24 hours in the air, I arrived in Nairobi. I met my friend in the airport, and we headed out to our hotel just outside the gates of Nairobi National Park. Following breakfast, we did a driving safari around the main roads in the park.

Despite the proximity to the city, there were plenty of large mammals in the park, and ostriches grazed with skyscrapers in the background. The park is mostly or maybe completely surrounded by fencing, however, so there is a bit of a zoo feeling about it. Still, it was a lot wilder than one would expect so near a large city.

Next Visit (Naivasha: 10/25/2013)

Species Recorded (82)

Birds ( 61 )

Ostriches ( Struthionidae )
Ostrich - Struthio camelus

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
White-backed Vulture - Gyps africanus

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
African Darter - Anhinga rufa

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Black-headed Heron - Ardea melanocephala

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
African Spoonbill - Platalea alba
Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus
Sacred Ibis - Threskiornis aethiopicus

Hamerkops ( Scopidae )
Hamerkop - Scopus umbretta

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Marabou Stork - Leptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed Stork - Mycteria ibis

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

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Black-winged Kite - Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite - Milvus migrans
Martial Eagle - Polemaetus bellicosus

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Yellow-necked Francolin - Pternistis leucoscepus

Secretarybirds ( Sagittariidae )
Secretarybird - Sagittarius serpentarius

Guineafowl ( Numididae )
Helmeted Guineafowl - Numida meleagris

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Three-banded Plover - Charadrius tricollaris
Blacksmith Plover - Vanellus armatus
Spur-winged Lapwing - Vanellus spinosus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Little Stint - Calidris minuta
Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Ring-necked Dove - Streptopelia capicola
Dusky Turtle-Dove - Streptopelia lugens
Red-eyed Dove - Streptopelia semitorquata
African Green-Pigeon - Treron calvus

Turacos ( Musophagidae )
White-bellied Go-away-bird - Corythaixoides leucogaster

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Nyanza Swift - Apus niansae

Mousebirds ( Coliidae )
Speckled Mousebird - Colius striatus

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Variable Sunbird - Cinnyris venustus
Bronze Sunbird - Nectarinia kilimensis

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Pied Kingfisher - Ceryle rudis

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater - Merops oreobates

Barbets ( Lybiidae )
White-headed Barbet - Lybius leucocephalus

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Rufous-naped Lark - Mirafra africana

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Common Bulbul - Pycnonotus barbatus

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Yellow-breasted Apalis - Apalis flavida
Singing Cisticola - Cisticola cantans
Black-collared Apalis - Oreolais pulcher

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Pied Crow - Corvus albus
Black-backed Puffback - Dryoscopus cubla

Gonoleks ( Malaconotidae )
Tropical Boubou - Laniarius major

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Cape Robin-Chat - Cossypha caffra
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher - Melaenornis fischeri
Abyssinian Thrush - Turdus abyssinicus

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
African Pied Wagtail - Motacilla aguimp

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Long-tailed Fiscal - Lanius cabanisi
Northern Fiscal - Lanius humeralis

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Streaky Seedeater - Crithagra striolata

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Grosbeak Weaver - Amblyospiza albifrons
Purple Grenadier - Granatina ianthinogaster
Red-billed Firefinch - Lagonosticta senegala
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Kenya Rufous Sparrow - Passer rufocinctus
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver - Plocepasser mahali
Baglafecht Weaver - Ploceus baglafecht
Bronze Mannikin - Spermestes cucullata




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