Bird Species in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda : To a number of travellers, Volcanoes national park is famous for its mountain gorillas that can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking and also a number of travellers visit the park to participating in hiking the different Virunga mountains in Rwanda for instance mount bisoke hike, mount karisimbi hike and golden monkey trekking in Rwanda. However it should be noted that there are a number of more attractions that can be seen in Volcanoes National park which will lead you to a number of different bird species in volcanoes and here are some of the different bird species that you will get to watch.

1 Knob-billed Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
2 African Black Duck Anas sparsa
3 Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
4 Western Crested Guineafowl Guttera verreauxi
5 Handsome Spurfowl Pternistis nobilis
6 Scaly Spurfowl Pternistis squamatus
7 Red-necked Spurfowl Pternistis afer
8 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
9 Rock Pigeon Columba livia
10 Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
11 Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta
12 Rameron Pigeon Columba arquatrix
13 Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques
14 Dusky Turtle-Dove Streptopelia lugens
15 Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
16 Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola
17 Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea
18 Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis
19 Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur chalcospilos
20 Black-billed Wood-Dove Turtur abyssinicus
21 Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer
22 Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
23 African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus
24 Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
25 Black-billed Turaco Tauraco schuettii
26 Ross’s Turaco Musophaga rossae
27 Bare-faced Go-away-bird Crinifer personatus
28 Eastern Plantain-eater Crinifer zonurus
29 Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
30 Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus
31 /Common Cuckoo/ Cuculus canorus
32 African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis
33 Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus
34 Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis
35 White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus
36 Blue Malkoha Ceuthmochares aereus
37 Levaillant’s Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii
38 Klaas’s Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
39 African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
40 Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi
41 Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus
42 Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx montanus
43 Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus
44 Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri
45 Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus
46 Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
47 Common Swift Apus apus
48 African Swift Apus barbatus
49 Little Swift Apus affinis
50 Horus Swift Apus horus
51 White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
52 African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus
53 Black Crake Zapornia flavirostra
54 White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra
55 Buff-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura elegans
56 Red-chested Flufftail Sarothrura rufa
57 African Finfoot Podica senegalensis
58 Gray Crowned-Crane Balearica regulorum
59 #Brown-chested Lapwing# Vanellus superciliosus
60 African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus
61 /Abdim’s Stork/ Ciconia abdimii
62 African Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia microscelis
63 Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumenifer
64 Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
65 Shoebill Balaeniceps rex
66 Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
67 Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
68 Gray Heron Ardea cinerea
69 Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
70 African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
71 Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
72 Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
73 African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
74 African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides
75 Congo Serpent-Eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis
76 Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
77 Black-chested Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis
78 Brown Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinereus
79 Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus
80 Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
81 Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
82 Wahlberg’s Eagle Hieraaetus wahlbergi
83 Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii
84 Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle Aquila africana
85 Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus
86 Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar
87 African Goshawk Accipiter toussenelii
88 Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus
89 Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris
90 Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus
91 /Black Kite/ Milvus migrans
92 /Common Buzzard/ Buteo buteo
93 Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus
94 Augur Buzzard Buteo augur
95 African Wood-Owl Strix woodfordii
96 Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
97 Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina
98 Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum
99 Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
100 White-headed Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus bollei
101 Crowned Hornbill Lophoceros alboterminatus
102 Congo Pied Hornbill Lophoceros fasciatus
103 African Gray Hornbill Lophoceros nasutus
104 Eastern Long-tailed Hornbill Horizocerus cassini
105 Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindrica
106 White-thighed Hornbill Bycanistes albotibialis
107 Shining-blue Kingfisher Alcedo quadribrachys
108 Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
109 African Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta
110 African Dwarf Kingfisher Ispidina lecontei
111 Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
112 Black Bee-eater Merops gularis
113 Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
114 Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates
115 /White-throated Bee-eater/ Merops albicollis
116 /Blue-cheeked Bee-eater/ Merops persicus
117 Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus
118 Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
119 Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis
120 Yellow-billed Barbet Trachyphonus purpuratus
121 Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii
122 Gray-throated Barbet Gymnobucco bonapartei
123 Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus
124 Western Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaea
125 Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus
126 Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus
127 Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui
128 Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta
129 Spot-flanked Barbet Tricholaema lacrymosa
130 White-headed Barbet Lybius leucocephalus
131 Double-toothed Barbet Pogonornis bidentatus
132 Cassin’s Honeyguide Prodotiscus insignis
133 Dwarf Honeyguide Indicator pumilio
134 Willcocks’s Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi
135 Least Honeyguide Indicator exilis
136 Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
137 Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus
138 Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
139 Rufous-necked Wryneck Jynx ruficollis
140 Elliot’s Woodpecker Dendropicos elliotii
141 Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
142 Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos griseocephalus
143 Golden-crowned Woodpecker Chloropicus xantholophus
144 Bearded Woodpecker Chloropicus namaquus
145 Brown-eared Woodpecker Pardipicus caroli
146 Buff-spotted Woodpecker Pardipicus nivosa
147 Fine-banded Woodpecker Campethera taeniolaema
148 Green-backed Woodpecker Campethera cailliautii
149 Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
150 Gray Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus
151 /Eurasian Hobby/ Falco subbuteo
152 African Hobby Falco cuvierii
153 Red-headed Lovebird Agapornis pullarius
154 Gray Parrot Psittacus erithacus
155 Meyer’s Parrot Poicephalus meyeri
156 African Broadbill Smithornis capensis
157 Grauer’s Broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri
158 Gray Cuckooshrike Coracina caesia
159 Black Cuckooshrike Campephaga flava
160 Petit’s Cuckooshrike Campephaga petiti
161 Purple-throated Cuckooshrike Campephaga quiscalina
162 Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrhynchus
163 Black-tailed Oriole Oriolus percivali
164 Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis
165 Brown-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira cyanea
166 Black-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira peltata
167 Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea
168 Rwenzori Batis Batis diops
169 Chinspot Batis Batis molitor
170 African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus
171 Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher Bias musicus
172 Northern Puffback Dryoscopus gambensis
173 Pink-footed Puffback Dryoscopus angolensis
174 Marsh Tchagra Tchagra minutus
175 Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus
176 Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis
177 Luehder’s Bushshrike Laniarius luehderi
178 Tropical Boubou Laniarius major
179 Black-headed Gonolek Laniarius erythrogaster
180 Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri
181 Slate-colored Boubou Laniarius funebris
182 Willard’s Sooty Boubou Laniarius willardi
183 Albertine Boubou Laniarius holomelas
184 Gray-green Bushshrike Telophorus bocagei
185 Many-colored Bushshrike Telophorus multicolor
186 Doherty’s Bushshrike Telophorus dohertyi
187 Lagden’s Bushshrike Malaconotus lagdeni
188 Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
189 Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer
190 African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
191 |Lesser Gray Shrike| Lanius minor
192 Mackinnon’s Shrike Lanius mackinnoni
193 Northern Fiscal Lanius humeralis
194 Pied Crow Corvus albus
195 White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis
196 African Blue Flycatcher Elminia longicauda
197 White-tailed Blue Flycatcher Elminia albicauda
198 Dusky Crested Flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata
199 White-bellied Crested Flycatcher Elminia albiventris
200 White-winged Black-Tit Melaniparus leucomelas
201 Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus
202 Stripe-breasted Tit Melaniparus fasciiventer
203 Green Crombec Sylvietta virens
204 White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys
205 Grauer’s Warbler Graueria vittata
206 Green Hylia Hylia prasina
207 White-chinned Prinia Schistolais leucopogon
208 Rwenzori Apalis Oreolais ruwenzorii
209 Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
210 Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota
211 Black-throated Apalis Apalis jacksoni
212 Masked Apalis Apalis binotata
213 Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata
214 Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
215 Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis
216 Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema
217 Gray Apalis Apalis cinerea
218 Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
219 Banded Prinia Prinia bairdii
220 Black-faced Rufous-Warbler Bathmocercus rufus
221 Gray-capped Warbler Eminia lepida
222 Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
223 Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans
224 Trilling Cisticola Cisticola woosnami
225 Chubb’s Cisticola Cisticola chubbi
226 Winding Cisticola Cisticola marginatus
227 Carruthers’s Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi
228 Siffling Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus
229 Wing-snapping Cisticola Cisticola ayresii
230 /Eastern Olivaceous Warbler/ Iduna pallida
231 African Yellow-Warbler Iduna natalensis
232 Mountain Yellow-Warbler Iduna similis
233 Bamboo Warbler Locustella alfredi
234 Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus
235 Grauer’s Swamp Warbler Bradypterus graueri
236 Highland Rush Warbler Bradypterus centralis
237 White-headed Sawwing Psalidoprocne albiceps
238 Black Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera
239 Gray-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga
240 Banded Martin Neophedina cincta
241 Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
242 /Bank Swallow/ Riparia riparia
243 Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
244 /Barn Swallow/ Hirundo rustica
245 Angola Swallow Hirundo angolensis
246 Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
247 /Western House-Martin/ Delichon urbicum
248 Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
249 Lesser Striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
250 Rufous-chested Swallow Cecropis semirufa
251 Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis
252 Slender-billed Greenbul Stelgidillas gracilirostris
253 Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus
254 Yellow-throated Greenbul Atimastillas flavicollis
255 Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator
256 Shelley’s Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis
257 Eastern Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla nigriceps
258 Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus
259 Little Greenbul Eurillas virens
260 Yellow-whiskered Greenbul Eurillas latirostris
261 Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris
262 Gray Greenbul Eurillas gracilis
263 Ansorge’s Greenbul Eurillas ansorgei
264 Yellow-streaked Greenbul Phyllastrephus flavostriatus
265 Xavier’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri
266 Cabanis’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus cabanisi
267 Leaf-love Phyllastrephus scandens
268 Toro Olive-Greenbul Phyllastrephus hypochloris
269 Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
270 /Wood Warbler/ Phylloscopus sibilatrix
271 /Willow Warbler/ Phylloscopus trochilus
272 Red-faced Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus laetus
273 Neumann’s Warbler Hemitesia neumanni
274 /Eurasian Blackcap/ Sylvia atricapilla
275 Rwenzori Hill Babbler Sylvia atriceps
276 Green White-eye Zosterops stuhlmanni
277 Northern Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis
278 Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens
279 Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera
280 Scaly-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis albipectus
281 Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii
282 Black-lored Babbler Turdoides sharpei
283 Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
284 Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris
285 Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus
286 Waller’s Starling Onychognathus walleri
287 Sharpe’s Starling Pholia sharpii
288 Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris
289 Stuhlmann’s Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni
290 Rueppell’s Starling Lamprotornis purpuroptera
291 Splendid Starling Lamprotornis splendidus
292 Purple-headed Starling Lamprotornis purpureiceps
293 Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush Stizorhina fraseri
294 Red-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus rufus
295 White-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus poensis
296 Abyssinian Ground-Thrush Geokichla piaggiae
297 Abyssinian Thrush Turdus abyssinicus
298 African Thrush Turdus pelios
299 African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta
300 Cassin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini
301 Sooty Flycatcher Bradornis infuscata
302 Dusky-blue Flycatcher Bradornis comitata
303 African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata
304 Gray-throated Tit-Flycatcher Fraseria griseigularis
305 Gray Tit-Flycatcher Fraseria plumbeus
306 Chapin’s Flycatcher Fraseria lendu
307 Ashy Flycatcher Fraseria caerulescens
308 Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus
309 Northern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides
310 White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri
311 Brown-backed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas hartlaubi
312 Red-backed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys
313 White-bellied Robin-Chat Cossyphicula roberti
314 Archer’s Robin-Chat Cossypha archeri
315 Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat Cossypha cyanocampter
316 White-browed Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini
317 Red-capped Robin-Chat Cossypha natalensis
318 Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha niveicapilla
319 White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata
320 Red-throated Alethe Chamaetylas poliophrys
321 Gray-winged Robin-Chat Sheppardia polioptera
322 Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis
323 /Semicollared Flycatcher/ Ficedula semitorquata
324 African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
325 Sooty Chat Myrmecocichla nigra
326 Gray-headed Sunbird Deleornis axillaris
327 Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi
328 Green Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris
329 Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris
330 Green-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra verticalis
331 Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema
332 Blue-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra alinae
333 Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea
334 Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens
335 Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis
336 Purple-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia purpureiventris
337 Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis
338 Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa
339 Olive-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris chloropygius
340 Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus
341 Stuhlmann’s Sunbird Cinnyris stuhlmanni
342 Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi
343 Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius
344 Red-chested Sunbird Cinnyris erythrocercus
345 Orange-tufted Sunbird Cinnyris bouvieri
346 Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus
347 Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus
348 Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus
349 Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus
350 Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis
351 Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
352 Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht
353 Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni
354 Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis
355 Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
356 Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster
357 Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus
358 Holub’s Golden-Weaver Ploceus xanthops
359 Heuglin’s Masked-Weaver Ploceus heuglini
360 Vieillot’s Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus
361 Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
362 Black-headed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus
363 Forest Weaver Ploceus bicolor
364 Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis
365 <Red-billed Quelea> Quelea quelea
366 Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix
367 Black Bishop Euplectes gierowii
368 Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis
369 White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus
370 Grosbeak Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
371 Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullata
372 Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes bicolor
373 Magpie Mannikin Spermestes fringilloides
374 Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia
375 Green-backed Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula
376 Dusky Crimsonwing Cryptospiza jacksoni
377 Jameson’s Antpecker Parmoptila jamesoni
378 Gray-headed Nigrita Nigrita canicapillus
379 White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus
380 Black-crowned Waxbill Estrilda nonnula
381 Kandt’s Waxbill Estrilda kandti
382 Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
383 Red-headed Bluebill Spermophaga ruficapilla
384 Black-bellied Seedcracker Pyrenestes ostrinus
385 Dusky Twinspot Euschistospiza cinereovinacea
386 Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
387 African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata
388 Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
389 Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
390 Northern Gray-headed Sparrow Passer griseus
391 Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis
392 Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara
393 Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
394 /Western Yellow Wagtail/ Motacilla flava
395 African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
396 African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
397 Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
398 Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus
399 Yellow-fronted Canary Crithagra mozambicus
400 Western Citril Crithagra frontalis
401 Black-throated Canary Crithagra atrogularis
402 Brimstone Canary Crithagra sulphuratus
403 Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolatus
404 Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni
405 Yellow-crowned Canary Serinus flavivertex
406 Gray-chested Babbler Kakamega poliothorax
407 Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi
408 Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris

“Make your way to the land of gentle giants and participate in birding in Volcanoes National Park which will give you access to about 150 bird species during your birding expedition as you hike along the Virunga mountains in Rwanda.”

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