Notes on the assemblage of forest birds at Oloitokitok, Mt. Kilimanjaro, including a new species for Kenya

  • James E. Bradley
  • Isaac Kilusu
  • Peter Steward
  • Tyler P. Davis
  • Victor J. Ikawa
Keywords: Forest birds, endemics, White-eyes, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Oloitokitok

Abstract

Observations of birds from previously unknown and apparently overlooked forest remnants at Oloitokitok in southeast Kenya are presented. Several forest specialists reported have very limited ranges in Kenya, such as Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica, Stripe-faced Greenbul Arizelocichla striifacies and Kenrick’s Starling Poeptera kenricki while the guttifer subspecies of White-stared Robin Pogonocichla stellata and Broad-ringed White-eye Zosterops eurycricotus, both formerly endemic to Tanzania, are documented in Kenya for the first time.

Keywords: Forest birds, endemics, White-eyes, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Oloitokitok

Published
2022-03-03
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2313-1799
print ISSN: 0250-4162