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Below is the full list of species I recorded on our trip. Highlighted names are linked to pages where photos of the species that we photographed in Ethiopia are displayed. Although this was not specifically a photographic trip, I still managed to get photos of a number of the species so it will at least give some indication of what we saw. This list represents only the species I recorded and there were several other species seen by others which I did not get to see on the trip.

     
BIRDS - 448 species    
     
Struthionidae Ostriches  
     
Common Ostrich Struthio camelus  
     
Numididae Guineafowl  
     
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris  
Vulturine Guineafowl Acryllium vulturinum  
     
Phasianidae Pheasants, Fowl and Allies  
     
Moorland Francolin Scleroptila psilolaema  
Archer's Francolin Scleroptila lorti  
Crested Francolin Dendroperdix sephaena  
Scaly Francolin Pternistis squamatus heard only
Harwood's Francolin Pternistis harwoodi heard only, endemic to Ethiopia
Chestnut-naped Francolin Pternistis castaneicollis  
Erckel's Francolin Pternistis erckelii  
Yellow-necked Spurfowl Pternistis leucoscepus  
     
Anatidae Ducks, Geese and Swans  
     
White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata  
White-backed Duck Thalassornis leuconotus  
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis  
Blue-winged Goose Cyanochen cyanoptera endemic to Ethiopia
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca  
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea  
African Pygmy Goose Nettapus auritus  
Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata  
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata  
Northern Pintail Anas acuta  
Garganey Anas querquedula  
Hottentot Teal Anas hottentota  
     
Podicipedidae Grebes  
     
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis  
     
Phoenicopteridae Flamingos  
     
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus  
     
Ciconiidae Storks  
     
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis  
Abdim's Stork Ciconia abdimii  
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus  
Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis  
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus  
     
Threskiornithidae Ibises and Spoonbills  
     
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus  
Hadeda Ibis Bostrychia hagedash  
Wattled Ibis Bostrychia carunculata  
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus  
African Spoonbill Platalea alba  
     
Ardeidae Herons and Bitterns  
     
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides  
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea  
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala  
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath  
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea  
Western Great Egret Ardea alba  
Yellow-billed Egret Egretta intermedia  
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca  
Little Egret Egretta garzetta  
     
Scopidae Hamerkop  
     
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta  
     
Pelecanidae Pelicans  
     
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus  
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens  
     
Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants and Shags  
     
Reed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus  
White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus  
     
Anhingidae Anhingas and Darters  
     
African Darter Anhinga rufa  
     
Sagittariidae Secretarybird  
     
Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius  
     
Accipitridae Kites, Hawks and Eagles  
     
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus  
Black Kite Milvus migrans  
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus  
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus  
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus  
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus  
Ruppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii  
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus  
White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis  
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus  
Black-chested Snake Eagle Circaetus pectoralis  
Brown Snake Eagle Circaetus cinereus  
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus  
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus  
African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus  
Eastern Chanting Goshawk Melierax poliopterus  
African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro  
Shikra Accipiter badius  
Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus  
Ovambo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis  
Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris  
Black Sparrowhawk Accipiter melanoleucus  
Grasshopper Buzzard Butastur rufipennis  
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus  
Augur Buzzard Buteo augur  
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax  
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis  
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii  
Ayres's Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii  
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis  
     
Falconidae Caracaras and Falcons  
     
Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus  
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni  
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus  
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex  
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo  
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus  
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  
Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides  
     
Otididae Bustards  
     
Arabian Bustard Ardeotis arabs  
Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori  
White-bellied Korhaan Eupodotis senegalensis  
Buff-crested Korhaan Lophotis gindiana  
Hartlaub's Korhaan Lissotis hartlaubii  
     
Sarothruridae Flufftails  
     
Buff-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura elegans heard only
     
Rallidae Rails, Crakes and Coots  
     
Rouget's Rail Rougetius rougetii  
Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra  
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni  
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus  
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata  
     
Gruidae Cranes  
     
Black Crowned-Crane Balearica pavonina  
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus  
     
Burhinidae Stone-curlews and Thick-knees  
     
Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis  
     
Recurvirostridae Stilts and Avocets  
     
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus  
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta  
     
Charadriidae Plovers  
     
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus  
Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus  
Spot-breasted Lapwing Vanellus melanocephalus endemic to Ethiopia
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula  
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius  
     
Jacanidae Jacanas  
     
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus  
     
Scolopacidae Sandpipers and Snipes  
     
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa  
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus  
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis  
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia  
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola  
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos  
Little Stint Calidris minuta  
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii  
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea  
Ruff Philomachus pugnax  
     
Glareolidae Coursers and Pratincoles  
     
Somali Courser Cursorius somalensis  
Temminck's Courser Cursorius temminckii  
     
Laridae Gulls, Terns and Skimmers  
     
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus  
Grey-headed Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus  
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus  
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica  
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida  
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus  
     
Columbidae Pigeons and Doves  
     
Rock Pigeon Columba livia  
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea  
White-collared Pigeon Columba albitorques  
African Olive Pigeon Columba arquatrix  
Lemon Dove Columba larvata  
Dusky Turtle Dove Streptopelia lugens  
African Collared Dove Streptopelia roseogrisea  
White-winged Collared Dove Streptopelia reichenowi  
African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens  
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata  
Cape Turtle Dove Streptopelia capicola  
Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea  
Laughing Dove Stigmatopelia senegalensis  
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur chalcospilos  
Black-billed Wood-Dove Turtur abyssinicus  
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer  
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria  
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis  
Bruce's Green Pigeon Treron waalia  
     
Psittacidae Parrots  
     
Black-winged Lovebird Agapornis taranta  
Red-bellied Parrot Poicephalus rufiventris  
Yellow-fronted Parrot Poicephalus flavifrons endemic to Ethiopia
     
Musophagidae Turacos  
     
White-cheeked Turaco Tauraco leucotis  
Ruspoli's Turaco Tauraco ruspolii endemic to Ethiopia
Bare-faced Go-away-bird Corythaixoides personatus  
White-bellied Go-away-bird Corythaixoides leucogaster  
Eastern Plantain-eater Crinifer zonurus  
     
Cuculidae Cuckoos  
     
Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus  
White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus  
Levaillant's Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii  
Jacobin Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus  
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius  
Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas heard only
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus heard only
Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus  
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius  
     
Strigidae Owls  
     
Northern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis leucotis  
Greyish Eagle Owl Bubo cinerascens  
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum  
     
Caprimulgidae Nightjars  
     
Star-spotted Nightjar Caprimulgus stellatus  
     
Apodidae Swifts  
     
African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus  
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba  
Mottled Swift Tachymarptis aequatorialis  
Nyanza Swift Apus niansae  
Little Swift Apus affinis  
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer  
     
Coliidae Mousebirds  
     
Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus  
Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus  
     
Trogonidae Trogons  
     
Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina heard only
     
Coraciidae Rollers  
     
Purple Roller Coracias naevius  
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus  
Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus  
     
Alcedinidae Kingfishers  
     
Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala  
Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti  
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis  
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata  
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maximus  
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis  
     
Meropidae Bee-eaters  
     
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus  
Blue-breasted Bee-eater Merops variegatus  
White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis  
Olive Bee-eater Merops superciliosus  
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster  
Northern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus  
     
Upupidae Hoopoes  
     
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops  
     
Phoeniculidae Woodhoopoes  
     
Black-billed Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus somaliensis  
Black Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus aterrimus  
Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor  
     
Bucerotidae Hornbills  
     
Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus  
Hemprich's Hornbill Tockus hemprichii  
African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus  
Northern Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus  
Northern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus flavirostris  
Von der Decken's Hornbill Tockus deckeni  
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes brevis  
     
Bucorvidae Ground Hornbills  
     
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus  
     
Lybiidae African Barbets  
     
Red-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus pusillus  
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus  
Red-fronted Barbet Tricholaema diademata  
Black-throated Barbet Tricholaema melanocephala  
Banded Barbet Lybius undatus  
Black-billed Barbet Lybius guifsobalito  
Double-toothed Barbet Lybius bidentatus  
Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus  
Yellow-breasted Barbet Trachyphonus margaritatus  
D'Arnaud's Barbet Trachyphonus darnaudii  
     
Indicatoridae Honeyguides  
     
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor  
Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus  
Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator heard only
     
Picidae Woodpeckers  
     
Red-throated Wryneck Jynx ruficollis  
Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica  
Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus  
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens  
Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus  
Grey-headed Woodpecker Dendropicos spodocephalus  
     
Platysteiridae Wattle-eyes and Batises  
     
Grey-headed Batis Batis orientalis  
Western Black-headed Batis Batis erlangeri  
Pygmy Batis Batis perkeo  
Brown-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira cyanea  
     
Prionopidae Helmetshrikes  
     
White-crested Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus  
     
Malaconotidae Bushshrikes  
     
Grey-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti  
Orange-breasted Bushshrike Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus  
Rosy-patched Bushshrike Rhodophoneus cruentus  
Three-streaked Tchagra Tchagra jamesi  
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus  
Northern Puffback Dryoscopus gambensis  
Pringle's Puffback Dryoscopus pringlii  
Slate-colored Boubou Laniarius funebris  
Red-naped Bushshrike Laniarius ruficeps  
Tropical Boubou Laniarius aethiopicus  
Brubru Nilaus afer  
     
Campephagidae Cuckooshrikes  
     
Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga phoenicea  
     
Laniidae Shrikes  
     
Northern White-crowned Shrike Eurocephalus rueppelli  
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio  
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor  
Grey-backed Fiscal Lanius excubitoroides  
Somali Fiscal Lanius somalicus  
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris  
     
Oriolidae Figbirds and Orioles  
     
Ethiopian Oriole Oriolus monacha  
Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus  
     
Dicruridae Drongos  
     
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis  
     
Monarchidae Monarchs  
     
African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis  
     
Corvidae Crows and Jays  
     
Stresemann's Bush Crow Zavattariornis stresemanni endemic to Ethiopia
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax  
Cape Crow Corvus capensis  
Pied Crow Corvus albus  
Somali Crow Corvus edithae  
Fan-tailed Raven Corvus rhipidurus  
Thick-billed Raven Corvus crassirostris  
     
Paridae Tits and chickadees  
     
White-winged Black Tit Parus leucomelas  
White-backed Black Tit Parus leuconotus  
Acacia Tit Parus thruppi  
     
Remizidae Penduline Tits  
     
Mouse-colored Penduline Tit Anthoscopus musculus  
     
Alaudidae Larks  
     
Singing Bush Lark Mirafra cantillans  
Red-winged Lark Mirafra hypermetra  
Gillett's Lark Mirafra gilletti  
Sidamo Lark Heteromirafra sidamoensis  
Foxy Lark Calendulauda alopex  
Erlanger's Lark Calandrella erlangeri endemic to Ethiopia
Somali Short-toed Lark Calandrella somalica  
Short-tailed Lark Pseudalaemon fremantlii  
Thekla Lark Galerida theklae  
Chestnut-headed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix signatus  
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix nigriceps  
     
Pycnonotidae Bulbuls  
     
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus  
Somali Bulbul Pycnonotis somaliensis  
Dodson's Bulbul Pycnonotus dodsoni  
Dark-capped Bulbul Pycnonotus tricolor  
     
Hirundinidae Swallows and Martins  
     
Black Saw-wing Psalidoprocne pristoptera  
Brown-throated Martin Riparia paludicola  
Sand Martin Riparia riparia  
Banded Martin Riparia cincta  
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  
Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica  
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii  
White-tailed Swallow Hirundo megaensis endemic to Ethiopia
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula  
Lesser Striped-Swallow Cecropis abyssinica  
Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis  
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica  
     
Phylloscopidae Leaf Warblers and Allies  
     
Brown Woodland Warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens  
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus  
     
Acrocephalidae Reed Warblers and Allies  
     
Lesser Swamp Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris  
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus  
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum  
     
Megaluridae Grassbirds and Allies  
     
Cinnamon Bracken Warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus  
     
Cisticolidae Cisticolas and Allies  
     
Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops  
Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans  
Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana  
Boran Cisticola Cisticola bodessa  
Ethiopian Cisticola Cisticola lugubris  
Stout Cisticola Cisticola robustus  
Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes  
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis  
Pectoral-patch Cisticola Cisticola brunnescens  
Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava  
Pale Prinia Prinia somalica  
Buff-bellied Warbler Phyllolais pulchella  
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida  
Red-fronted Warbler Urorhipis rufifrons  
Grey-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brevicaudata  
Grey Wren-Warbler Calamonastes simplex  
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis  
Yellow-vented Eremomela Eremomela flavicrissalis  
Green-backed Eremomela Eremomela canescens  
     
Incertae Sedis Family Uncertain  
     
Northern Crombec Sylvietta brachyura  
Red-faced Crombec Sylvietta whytii  
Philippa's Crombec Sylvietta philippae  
Somali Crombec Sylvietta isabellina  
     
Timaliidae Babblers and Parrotbills  
     
African Hill Babbler Pseudoalcippe abyssinica  
Scaly Chatterer Turdoides aylmeri  
Rufous Chatterer Turdoides rubiginosa  
White-rumped Babbler Turdoides leucopygia  
Abyssinian Catbird Parophasma galinieri endemic to Ethiopia
     
Sylviidae Sylviid Babblers  
     
Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla  
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis  
Brown Warbler Parisoma lugens  
Bale Warbler Parisoma griseaventris endemic to Ethiopia
Banded Warbler Parisoma boehmi  
     
Zosteropidae White-eyes  
     
Abyssinian White-eye Zosterops abyssinicus  
Montane White-eye Zosterops poliogastrus  
     
Certhiidae Treecreepers  
     
Spotted Creeper Salpornis spilonotus  
     
Sturnidae Starlings  
     
Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea  
Greater Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus  
Lesser Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus  
Ruppell's Starling Lamprotornis purpuroptera  
Golden-breasted Starling Lamprotornis regius  
Superb Starling Lamprotornis superbus  
Shelley's Starling Lamprotornis shelleyi  
White-crowned Starling Spreo albicapillus  
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster  
Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio  
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris  
Somali Starling Onychognathus blythii  
Bristle-crowned Starling Onychognathus salvadorii  
White-billed Starling Onychognathus albirostris  
Magpie Starling Speculipastor bicolor  
     
Buphagidae Oxpeckers  
     
Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus  
     
Turdidae Thrushes  
     
Abyssinian Ground Thrush Zoothera piaggiae  
Groundscraper Thrush Psophocichla litsipsirupa  
African Thrush Turdus pelios  
Bare-eyed Thrush Turdus tephronotus  
Abyssinian Thrush Turdus abyssinicus  
     
Muscicapidae Chats and Old World Flycatchers  
     
Ruppell's Robin-Chat Cossypha semirufa  
Spotted Palm Thrush Cichladusa guttata  
White-browed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys  
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus  
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra  
Botta's Wheatear Oenanthe bottae  
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe  
Abyssinian Wheatear Oenanthe lugubris  
Familiar Chat Cercomela familiaris  
Brown-tailed Rock Chat Cercomela scotocerca  
Blackstart Cercomela melanura  
Moorland Chat Cercomela sordida  
Ruppell's Black Chat Myrmecocichla melaena  
Mocking Cliff Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris  
White-winged Cliff Chat Thamnolaea semirufa  
Little Rock Thrush Monticola rufocinereus  
Abyssinian Slaty Flycatcher Dioptrornis chocolatinus  
Northern Black Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides  
Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus  
African Grey Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus  
Ethiopian Grey Flycatcher Bradornis pumilus  
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata  
African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta  
     
Nectariniidae Sunbirds  
     
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis  
Nile Valley Sunbird Hedydipna metallica  
Hunter's Sunbird Chalcomitra hunteri  
Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze  
Beautiful Sunbird Cinnyris pulchellus  
Marico Sunbird Cinnyris mariquensis  
Shining Sunbird Cinnyris habessinicus  
Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus  
     
Passeridae Old World Sparrows and Snowfinches  
     
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali  
Grey-capped Social Weaver Pseudonigrita arnaudi  
Black-capped Social Weaver Pseudonigrita cabanisi  
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow Passer shelleyi  
Swainson's Sparrow Passer swainsonii  
Parrot-billed Sparrow Passer gongonensis  
Chestnut Sparrow Passer eminibey  
Pale Rockfinch Carpospiza brachydactyla  
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata  
Yellow-spotted Petronia Petronia pyrgita  
     
Ploceidae Weavers and Widowbirds  
     
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger  
White-headed Buffalo-Weaver Dinemellia dinemelli  
Speckle-fronted Weaver Sporopipes frontalis  
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht  
Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus  
Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis  
Ruppell's Weaver Ploceus galbula  
Vitelline Masked Weaver Ploceus vitellinus  
Speke's Weaver Ploceus spekei  
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus  
Chestnut Weaver Ploceus rubiginosus  
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps  
Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea  
Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus  
Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus  
Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis  
White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus  
Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens  
     
Estrildidae Waxbills, Munias and Allies  
     
Lineated Pytilia Pytilia lineata endemic to Ethiopia
Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba  
Cut-throat Finch Amadina fasciata  
Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala  
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Uraeginthus bengalus  
Purple Grenadier Granatina ianthinogaster  
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Estrilda quartinia  
Crimson-rumped Waxbill Estrilda rhodopyga  
Black-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda charmosyna  
African Silverbill Euodice cantans  
Bronze Mannikin Lonchura cucullatus  
     
Viduidae Indigobirds and Whydahs  
     
Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata  
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura  
Steel-blue Whydah Vidua hypocherina  
Straw-tailed Whydah Vidua fischeri  
     
Motacillidae Wagtails and Pipits  
     
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava  
Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara  
Abyssinian Longclaw Macronyx flavicollis endemic to Ethiopia
African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus  
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis  
Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys  
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus  
     
Fringillidae Finches  
     
Yellow-crowned Canary Serinus flavivertex  
Ethiopian Siskin Serinus nigriceps  
African Citril Crithagra citrinelloides  
Reichenow's Seedeater Crithagra reichenowi  
Yellow-throated Seedeater Crithagra flavigula endemic to Ethiopia
Salvadori's Seedeater Crithagra xantholaemus endemic to Ethiopia
Northern Grosbeak-Canary Crithagra donaldsoni  
White-bellied Canary Crithagra dorsostriatus  
Brown-rumped Seedeater Crithagra tristriatus  
Ankober Serin Crithagra ankoberensis endemic to Ethiopia
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata  
     
Emberizidae Buntings, New World Sparrows and Allies  
     
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi  
Somali Bunting Emberiza poliopleura  
     
     
     
MAMMALS - 37 species    
     
Orycteropodidae Aardvark  
     
Aardvark Orycteropus afer  
     
Procaviidae Hyraxes  
     
Ethiopian Rock Hyrax Procavia habessinicus  
     
Galagidae Bushbabies and Galagos  
     
Senegal Bushbaby Galago senegalensis  
     
Cercopithecidae Old World Monkeys  
     
Grivet Chlorocebus aethiops  
Bale Monkey Chlorocebus djamdjamensis endemic to Ethiopia
Olive Baboon Papio anubis  
Hamadryas Baboon Papio hamadryas  
Gelada Theropithecus gelada endemic to Ethiopia
Guereza Colobus Colobus guereza  
     
Sciuridae Squirrels  
     
Striped Ground Squirrel Xerus erythropus  
Unstriped Ground Squirrel Xerus rutilus  
Gambian Sun Squirrel Heliosciurus gambianus  
     
Spalacidae Blind Mole-rats, African Mole-rats, Zokors and Bamboo Rats  
     
Giant Mole-rat Tachyoryctes macrocephalus endemic to Ethiopia
     
Muridae Old World Rats, Mice, Gerbils and Allies  
     
Black-clawed Brush-furred Rat Lophuromys melanonyx endemic to Ethiopia
Blick's Grass Rat Arvicanthis blicki endemic to Ethiopia
African Grass Rat Arvicanthis niloticus  
     
Leporidae Hares and Rabbits  
     
Ethiopian Hare Lepus fagani  
Abyssinian Hare Lepus habessinicus  
Starck's Hare Lepus starcki endemic to Ethiopia
     
Pteropodidae Old World Fruit Bats  
     
Gambian Epauletted Fruit Bat Epomophorus gambianus  
     
Felidae Cats  
     
African Wild Cat Felis silvestris  
     
Viverridae Civets, Genets, Linsangs and Allies  
     
Common Genet Genetta genetta  
     
Canidae Coyotes, Dogs, Foxes, Jackals and Wolves  
     
Black-backed Jackal Canis mesomelas  
Ethiopian Wolf Canis simensis endemic to Ethiopia
Bat-eared Fox Otocyon megalotis  
     
Suidae Hogs and Pigs  
     
Common Warthog Phacochoerus africanus  
     
Hippopotamidae Hippopotamuses  
     
Common Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius  
     
Bovidae Antelopes, Cattle, Gazelles, Goats, Sheep and Allies  
     
Günther's Dikdik Madoqua guentheri  
Salt's Dikdik Madoqua saltiana  
Grant's Gazelle Nanger granti  
Soemmerring's Gazelle Nanger soemmerringii  
Klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus  
Mountain Nyala Tragelaphus buxtoni endemic to Ethiopia
Lesser Kudu Tragelaphus imberbis  
Menelik's Bushbuck Tragelaphus (s) meneliki  
Common Duiker Sylvicapra grimmia  
Beisa Oryx Oryx beisa  
     
     
     
REPTILES - 11 species    
     
Testudinidae Tortoises  
     
Leopard Tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis  
Bell's Hinged Tortoise Kinixys belliana  
     
Agamidae Agamas  
     
Black-necked Tree Agama Acanthocercus cyanogaster  
Nigeria Agama Agama doriae  
     
Chamaeleonidae Chameleons  
     
Ruppell's Desert Chameleon Chamaeleo affinis  
     
Gekkonidae Geckos  
     
Flat-headed House Gecko Hemidactylus platycephalus  
     
Lacertidae Lacertids and Wall Lizards  
     
Speke's Sand Lizard Heliobolus spekii  
Common name unknown Latastia doriai  
Eritrea Long-tailed Lizard Latastia boscai  
     
Scincidae Skinks  
     
Eastern Striped Skink Trachylepis striata  
     
Crocodylidae Crocodylians  
     
Nile Crocodile Crocodylus niloticus  
     
     
     
FROGS - 2 species    
     
Bufonidae True Toads  
     
Eastern Olive Toad Amietophrynus garmani  
     
Ptychadenidae Grass Frogs  
     
Mascarene Ridged Frog Ptychadena mascareniensis