Birds of Mkomazi Wilderness

Vulturine Guineafowls – a frequent sighting in Mkomazi

Mkomazi National Park is home to more than 400 species of bird, a number of which are endemic to this area of Tanzania. These endemic species include the Violet Wood-hoopoe, Friedmann’s Lark, the Somali Long-billed Crombec and the Yellow-vented Eremomela. Mkomazi being the most southern extension of the Somali semi-arid belt is believed to be the reason these species are recorded here and nowhere else in Tanzania.

Particularly birds of prey and ground birds are abundant in Mkomazi and some of the best sites for bird watching in Mkomazi are Zange, Dindira, Mbula, Babus, Norbanda, Ngurunga and Maore.

Common Ostrich – a group of youngsters

Black-bellied Sunbird

Paradise Flycatcher (white morph)

African Orange-bellied Parrot
Black-shouldered Kite

Eastern Chanting-Goshawk

Pangani Longclaw
Red-headed Weaver
White-browed Coucal
Brown-crowned Tchagra
Greater Honeyguide (juv)
Red-and-yellow Barbet
Long-crested Eagle
Heuglin’s Courser
Tawny Eagle (juv)