The conservation status of the forest birds of the Taita Hills, Kenya
Brooks, T.; Lens, L.; Barnes, J.; Barnes, R.; Kihuria, J.K.geche; Wilder, C.
Bird Conservation International 8(2): 119-139
The forests of the Taita Hills of south-east Kenya are of great importance to conservation, holding three endemic birds and many other endemic taxa. We surveyed birds in their remaining forest fragments in July-August 1996, and followed up these surveys with collection of remote sensing imagery of the area, an assessment of museum specimens and a thorough literature review. In this paper we assess the conservation status in the Taita Hills of their 47 species of forest birds. We conclude with general recommendations for the conservation of the area.