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Irangi Forest is nestled on the eastern side of  the Mount Kenya zone which is the largest forest remaining in Kenya

Irangi Forest Birding

Irangi Forest is nestled on the eastern side of the Mount  Kenya zone which is the largest forest remaining in Kenya. Its ecosystem as a whole plays a critical role in the water catchment for two main rivers in the country, the Tana and Ewaso Nyiro. Irangi Forest is an Important Bird Area (IBA) with rich biological diversity, not only in terms of ecosystems but also in terms of species. The area also has a wide variety of fauna with major species of large mammals of international conservation interest, including elephant, leopard, giant forest hog, eastern mountain bongo, and black-fronted duiker. The Irangi Frog is endemic to Kenya and is only known to occur in the Irangi  forest and Kimandi on the south-eastern slopes of the Aberdare National Park

Notable Birds in Irangi Forest (Mount Kenya)

Irangi Forest BirdsMountain Buzzard, Green Ibis, Hamerkop, Eurasian Hobby, African Goshawk Little Sparrow Hawk, Great Sparrowhawk, Augur Buzzard, Booted Eagle, Ayres’s Hawk Eagle, Crowned Eagle, Dusky Nightjar, Olive Pigeon, Lemon Dove, Red-eyed Dove, Tambourine Dove, Hartlaub’s Turaco, African Emerald Cuckoo, African Wood Owl, Little & White-rumped Swifts, Bar-tailed Trogon, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Moustached& Yellow-rumped Tinkerbirds, White-eared Barbet, Fine-banded Woodpecker, Black-fronted Bushshrike, Lesser Honeyguide, Grey Cuckoo Shrike, Kenrick’s, Sharpe & Abbott’s Starlings, Chestnut &Grey throated Apalises, Yellow-whiskered Greenbul, Slender-billed Greenbul, Cabanis’s Greenbul, Cinnamon-bracken Warbler, Brown Woodland Warbler, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Thick-billed Seed-eater.

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Photos of Irangi Forest