Mount Kenya

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This area is located in the Eastern and Central provinces of Kenya, and includes the highest mountain in Kenya, the second-highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro.
In the area there are the following habitats: mountains, glaciers, valleys, rocky cliffs, moorlands, streams, bamboo forests, montane forests, grasslands, shrublands, and farms.

Ornithological importance

Mount Kenya has a rich montane bird fauna. Highlight to the Abbott's Starling (Cinnyricinclus femoralis), Kenrick's Starling (Poeoptera kenricki), Sharpe's Longclaw (Macronyx sharpei), African Olive Ibis (Bostrychia olivacea), Cape Eagle-owl (Bubo capensis), Abyssinian Owl (Asio abyssinicus), Purple-throated Cuckooshrike (Campephaga quiscalina), Red-tufted Sunbird (Nectarinia johnstoni), Black-tailed Oriole (Oriolus percivali), Mountain Flycatcher-warbler (Chloropeta similis), Jackson's Francolin (Francolinus jacksoni), and Black-collared Apalis (Oreolais pulchra).

Geographic information

-0.164026°, 37.314420°


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Land uses

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Conservation status

  • National Park
    • Mt. Kenya National Park
  • Important bird area (IBA)
    • Mount Kenya
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Mount Kenya

Specific conservation status: Important bird area (IBA)

Mount Kenya National Park

Specific conservation status: National Park
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