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my south africa bird list

2007-12-06 - 7:07 p.m.


© 2007 by elaine radford

spotted thick-knee, suikerbosrand, south africa

Note: I arranged for a couple days in Johannesburg before and after my trip to Madagascar, and as you will see from my list, I managed to pick up a large number of nice South African birds in the area in a very short amount of time.

  1. Little Grebe
  2. Great Crested Grebe
  3. White-Breasted Cormorant
  4. Long-tailed/Reed Cormorant
  5. African Darter
  6. Gray Heron
  7. Black-headed Heron
  8. Goliath Heron
  9. Purple Heron
  10. Black Heron
  11. Little Egret
  12. Squacco Heron
  13. Cattle Egret
  14. Black-crowned Night-Heron
  15. Little Bittern
  16. Yellow-billed Stork
  17. Sacred Ibis
  18. Hadada Ibis
  19. Glossy Ibis
  20. African Spoonbill
  21. White-faced Whistling-Duck
  22. Egyptian Goose
  23. Spur-winged Goose
  24. Yellow-billed Duck
  25. Red-billed Duck
  26. Cape Shoveler
  27. Southern Pochard
  28. Black-shouldered Kite
  29. Amur Falcon
  30. Gray-winged Francolin
  31. Swainson's Spurfowl
  32. Helmeted Guineafowl
  33. African Purple Swamphen
  34. Common Moorhen
  35. Red-knobbed Coot
  36. Black-winged Stilt
  37. Pied Avocet
  38. Spotted Thick-knee
  39. Blacksmith Plover
  40. Crowned Plover
  41. Wattled Plover
  42. Three-banded Plover
  43. African Snipe
  44. Marsh Sandpiper
  45. Common Greenshank
  46. Wood Sandpiper
  47. Little Stint
  48. Curlew Sandpiper
  49. Ruff
  50. Whiskered Tern
  51. White-winged Tern
  52. Rock Dove
  53. Speckled Pigeon
  54. Ring-necked Dove
  55. Laughing Dove
  56. Dideric Cuckoo
  57. Spotted Eagle-Owl
  58. Marsh Owl
  59. Little Swift
  60. Horus Swift
  61. White-rumped Swift
  62. Speckled Mousebird
  63. Hoopoe
  64. Common Scimitar-bill
  65. Black-collared Barbet
  66. Crested Barbet
  67. Red-throated Wryneck
  68. Rufous-naped Lark
  69. Eastern Long-billed Lark
  70. Red-capped Lark
  71. Bank Swallow
  72. Plain Martin
  73. Barn Swallow
  74. White-throated Swallow
  75. South African Cliff-Swallow
  76. Orange-throated Longclaw
  77. Grassland Pipit or African Pipit
  78. Gray Cuckoo-shrike
  79. Red-eyed Bulbul
  80. Cape Rock-Thrush
  81. Levaillant's Cisticola
  82. Neddicky
  83. Zitting Cisticola
  84. Cloud Cisticola
  85. Black-chested Prinia
  86. Lesser Swamp-Warbler
  87. Willow Warbler
  88. Chestnut-Vented Tit-Babbler
  89. Fiscal Flycatcher
  90. Spotted Flycatcher
  91. Cape Robin-Chat
  92. African Stonechat
  93. Mountain Wheatear
  94. Capped Wheatear
  95. Familiar Chat
  96. Southern Anteater-Chat
  97. African Paradise-Flycatcher
  98. Cape White-eye
  99. Red-backed Shrike
  100. Common Fiscal
  101. Bokmakierie
  102. Pied Crow
  103. Common Myna
  104. Cape Glossy-Starling
  105. African Pied Starling
  106. Cape Weaver
  107. African Masked-Weaver
  108. Red-billed Quelea
  109. Yellow-crowned Bishop
  110. Red Bishop
  111. Fan-tailed Widowbird
  112. White-winged Widowbird
  113. Red-collared Widowbird
  114. Long-tailed Widowbird
  115. Cuckoo Finch
  116. Violet-eared Waxbill
  117. Common Waxbill
  118. Pin-tailed Whydah
  119. Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah -- female only seen
  120. Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
  121. Cape Bunting
  122. Cape Canary
  123. Black-throated Canary
  124. Yellow Canary
  125. Streaky-headed Seedeater
  126. Cape Sparrow


cape glossy-starling


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