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BOTSWANA

Area (SqMi):224,652
# Species:596
# Excl Vagrants:513
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:2
Species/1000 SqMi:2.3

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List of all species known to occur in the country. Table indicates whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. See sidebar for meaning of location codes and symbols associated with common names.*

color codes

 
Ostriches: Struthionidae

1Common OstrichStruthio camelusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Ducks: Anatidae

2White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataCNP,LNG,MP,TH
3Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorCNP,LNG,MP,TH
4White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusLNG,MP,TH
5Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotosCNP,LNG,MP,TH
6Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
7South African ShelduckTadorna canaMP
8Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensisCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
9African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritusCNP,LNG,MP
10{Garganey}Spatula querquedulaLNG
11Hottentot TealSpatula hottentotaCNP,LNG,MP
12Cape ShovelerSpatula smithiiCK,CNP,LNG,MP
13African Black DuckAnas sparsaTH
14Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulataCNP,LNG,MP,TH
15Cape TealAnas capensisCK,LNG,MP
16Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhynchaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
17[Northern Pintail]Anas acutaLNG
18Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalmaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
19Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaMP,TH

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

20Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
21[Crested Guineafowl]Guttera pucheraniCNP

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

22/Common Quail/Coturnix coturnixCK,CNP,LNG
23/Harlequin Quail/Coturnix delegorgueiCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
24Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
25Natal FrancolinPternistis natalensisCNP,TH
26Swainson's FrancolinPternistis swainsoniiCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
27Crested FrancolinDendroperdix sephaenaCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
28Coqui FrancolinPeliperdix coquiCK,CNP,MP,TH
29Orange River FrancolinScleroptera levaillantoidesCK,MP

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

30Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusCNP,LNG,MP
31Lesser FlamingoPhoenicoparrus minorCNP,LNG,MP

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

32Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisCNP,KTP,LNG
MP,TH
33Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusMP
34Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisMP

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

35Rock PigeonColumba liviaMP
36Speckled PigeonColumba guineaCNP,KTP,MP,TH
37[European Turtle-Dove]Streptopelia turtur 
38Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiensCNP,MP
39Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquataCNP,LNG,MP,TH
40Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicolaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
41Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
42Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilosCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
43Namaqua DoveOena capensisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
44Crested Quail-DoveGeotrygon versicolor 
45African Green-PigeonTreron calvusCNP,TH

 
Bustards: Otididae

46Kori BustardArdeotis koriCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

47Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaquaCK,KTP,LNG,MP
48Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalisCK,CNP,LNG,MP
49Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
50Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelliCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP

 
Bustards: Otididae

51{Ludwig's Bustard}Neotis ludwigii 
52Denham's BustardNeotis denhamiCNP,MP
53[White-bellied Bustard]Eupodotis senegalensis 
54Red-crested BustardEupodotis ruficristaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
55White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoidesCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
56Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogasterCK,CNP,TH

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

57[Schalow's Turaco]Tauraco schalowiCNP
58[Purple-crested Turaco]Tauraco porphyreolophusCNP
59[Ross's Turaco]Musophaga rossae 
60Gray Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolorCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

61Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitariusCNP,TH
62/Black Cuckoo/Cuculus clamosusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
63Common CuckooCuculus canorusCK,CNP,MP
64/African Cuckoo/Cuculus gularisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
65Black CoucalCentropus grilliiCNP,LNG
66Coppery-tailed CoucalCentropus cupreicaudusCNP,LNG,MP
67Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensisCNP,LNG,MP,TH
68Burchell's Coucal**Centropus burchelliiCNP,TH
69Pied CuckooClamator jacobinusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
70Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantiiCNP,KTP,MP,TH
71Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
72Thick-billed CuckooPachycoccyx audeberti 
73Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaasCK,CNP,MP,TH
74African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus 
75Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx capriusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

76Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillariusCNP
77[Eurasian Nightjar]Caprimulgus europaeusCK,CNP,MP
78Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigenaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
79Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,TH
80Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensisCNP
81Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigmaCNP
82Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossiiCK,CNP,LNG,MP

 
Swifts: Apodidae

83[Bat-like Spinetail]Neafrapus boehmi 
84Alpine SwiftApus melbaMP,TH
85/Common Swift/Apus apusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
86African SwiftApus barbatusKTP,TH
87[Bradfield's Swift]Apus bradfieldi 
88Little SwiftApus affinisCNP,KTP,MP,TH
89Horus SwiftApus horus 
90White-rumped SwiftApus cafferCNP
91African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvusCNP,LNG,MP,TH

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

92African RailRallus caerulescensCNP
93Corn CrakeCrex crexLNG
94(African Crake)Crex egregiaCNP,LNG,MP,TH
95/Spotted Crake/Porzana porzanaCK,MP
96/Lesser Moorhen/Gallinula angulataCNP,LNG,MP,TH
97Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusCNP,LNG,MP,TH
98Red-knobbed CootFulica cristataLNG,MP,TH
99/Allen's Gallinule/Porphyrio alleniCNP,LNG
100African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensisCNP,LNG,MP
101Striped CrakeAmaurornis marginalisCNP
102Black CrakeZapornia flavirostraCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
103{Baillon's Crake}Zapornia pusillaCNP,MP

 
Flufftails: Sarothruridae

104[Buff-spotted Flufftail]Sarothrura elegans 
105Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa 

 
Finfoots: Heliornithidae

106African FinfootPodica senegalensis 

 
Cranes: Gruidae

107Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorumCNP,MP
108Blue CraneAnthropoides paradiseusMP
109Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatusCNP,LNG,MP

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

110Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatusCNP,LNG,MP
111Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

112Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
113Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaCK,CNP,LNG,MP

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

114/Black-bellied Plover/Pluvialis squatarolaLNG,MP
115Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostrisCNP,LNG
116Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
117[Spur-winged Lapwing]Vanellus spinosus 
118White-headed LapwingVanellus albicepsCNP,TH
119Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
120Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallusCNP
121[Greater Sand-Plover]Charadrius leschenaultiiMP
122/Caspian Plover/Charadrius asiaticusCK,CNP,LNG,MP
123Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuariusCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
124/Common Ringed Plover/Charadrius hiaticulaCK,LNG,MP
125Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollarisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
126White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatusCNP,LNG,MP
127Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidusCNP,MP

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

128Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensisCNP,LNG,MP,TH

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

129Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensisCNP,LNG
130African JacanaActophilornis africanusCK,CNP,LNG,MP

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

131/Whimbrel/Numenius phaeopusLNG,MP
132/Eurasian Curlew/Numenius arquataLNG,MP
133{Bar-tailed Godwit}Limosa lapponicaCNP,LNG,MP
134/Black-tailed Godwit/Limosa limosaCNP,LNG,MP
135Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresCNP,LNG,MP
136[Red Knot]Calidris canutus 
137/Ruff/Calidris pugnaxCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
138/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferrugineaCNP,KTP,LNG
MP
139[Temminck's Stint]Calidris temminckii 
140/Sanderling/Calidris albaLNG,MP
141[Dunlin]Calidris alpina 
142/Little Stint/Calidris minutaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
143{Pectoral Sandpiper}Calidris melanotos 
144/Terek Sandpiper/Xenus cinereusLNG,MP
145Great SnipeGallinago media 
146African SnipeGallinago nigripennisCNP,LNG,MP
147[Red-necked Phalarope]Phalaropus lobatus 
148{Red Phalarope}Phalaropus fulicarius 
149/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucosCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
150/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropusLNG,MP
151{Spotted Redshank}Tringa erythropusLNG
152[Greater Yellowlegs]Tringa melanoleuca 
153/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebulariaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
154/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
155/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareolaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
156Common RedshankTringa totanusCNP,LNG,MP

 
Buttonquail: Turnicidae

157Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

158{Burchell's Courser}Cursorius rufusCK,KTP,LNG
159#Temminck's Courser#Cursorius temminckiiCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
160Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
161Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctusCNP
162Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
163Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaCK,CNP,LNG,MP
164/Black-winged Pratincole/Glareola nordmanniCK,CNP,LNG,MP
165Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalisCNP

 
Skuas and Jaegers: Stercorariidae

166[Long-tailed Jaeger]Stercorarius longicaudusCNP

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

167Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusCNP,LNG,MP
168[Black-headed Gull]Chroicocephalus ridibundusLNG
169Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusCNP,LNG,MP
170[Gull-billed Tern]Gelochelidon nilotica 
171Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaLNG,MP
172Black TernChlidonias niger 
173White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusCNP,LNG,MP,TH
174Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaCNP,LNG,MP,TH
175African SkimmerRynchops flavirostrisCNP,LNG,MP

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

176African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerusCNP,LNG,MP
177Black StorkCiconia nigraCK,MP,TH
178/Abdim's Stork/Ciconia abdimiiCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
179Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopusCNP,LNG,MP
180/White Stork/Ciconia ciconiaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
181Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensisCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
182Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumeniferCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
183Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibisCNP,LNG,MP,TH

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

184African DarterAnhinga rufaCK,CNP,LNG,MP

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

185Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusCNP,LNG,MP,TH
186Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboCK,CNP,MP

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

187Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusCK,CNP,LNG,MP
188Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescensCNP,LNG,MP

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

189HamerkopScopus umbrettaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

190{Great Bittern}Botaurus stellaris 
191Little BitternIxobrychus minutusCNP,KTP,LNG
MP
192Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmiiCNP,MP,TH
193Gray HeronArdea cinereaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
194Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephalaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
195Goliath HeronArdea goliathCK,CNP,LNG,MP
196Purple HeronArdea purpureaCNP,LNG,MP,TH
197Great EgretArdea albaCNP,LNG,MP
198Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaCNP,LNG,MP,TH
199Little EgretEgretta garzettaCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
200Slaty EgretEgretta vinaceigulaCNP,LNG
201Black HeronEgretta ardesiacaCNP,LNG,MP,TH
202Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
203Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesCNP,LNG,MP
204Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventrisCNP,LNG
205Striated HeronButorides striataCNP,LNG,MP,TH
206Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxCNP,LNG,MP,TH
207White-backed Night-HeronGorsachius leuconotusCNP

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

208Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
209African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusCNP,LNG,MP,TH
210Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedashCNP,LNG,MP,TH
211African SpoonbillPlatalea albaCNP,LNG,MP

 
Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae

212SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentariusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

213/Osprey/Pandion haliaetusCNP,LNG,MP

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

214Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
215African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typusCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
216[Palm-nut Vulture]Gypohierax angolensis 
217{Egyptian Vulture}Neophron percnopterus 
218/European Honey-buzzard/Pernis apivorusCNP
219African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoidesCNP
220White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
221Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
222Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusCK,CNP,LNG,MP
223White-backed VultureGyps africanusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
224Cape GriffonGyps coprotheresCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
225BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
226Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
227Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
228Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascensCNP,LNG
229Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinusCNP,TH
230[Crowned Eagle]Stephanoaetus coronatusCNP
231Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
232Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalisCNP
233/Lesser Spotted Eagle/Clanga pomarinaCK,CNP,MP,TH
234/Wahlberg's Eagle/Hieraaetus wahlbergiCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
235/Booted Eagle/Hieraaetus pennatusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
236/Ayres's Hawk-Eagle/Hieraaetus ayresiiCNP
237Tawny EagleAquila rapaxCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
238/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensisCK,CNP,MP
239Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxiiTH
240African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogasterCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
241Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicusCNP
242Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabatesCNP,MP,TH
243Pale Chanting-GoshawkMelierax canorusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
244Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabarCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
245/Eurasian Marsh-Harrier/Circus aeruginosusCNP,LNG,MP
246African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorusCNP,LNG,MP,TH
247{Black Harrier}Circus maurus 
248/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
249/Montagu's Harrier/Circus pygargusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
250African GoshawkAccipiter tachiroCNP,TH
251ShikraAccipiter badiusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
252Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullusCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
253Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensisCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
254Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucusCNP
255/Black Kite/Milvus migransCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
256Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptius 
257African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vociferCK,CNP,LNG,MP
258/Common Buzzard/Buteo buteoCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
259[Long-legged Buzzard]Buteo rufinusLNG
260[Augur Buzzard]Buteo augur 
261Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscusKTP

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

262{African Grass-Owl}Tyto capensis 
263Barn OwlTyto albaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Owls: Strigidae

264African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
265Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis grantiCNP,LNG,MP
266Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanusCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
267Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
268Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peliCNP
269Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatumCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
270African Barred OwletGlaucidium capenseCNP,MP
271African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii 
272Marsh OwlAsio capensisCK,CNP,LNG,MP

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

273Speckled MousebirdColius striatusMP,TH
274White-backed MousebirdColius coliusKTP
275Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

276Narina TrogonApaloderma narinaCNP

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

277African Hoopoe**Upupa africanaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

278Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
279Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelasCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

280Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateriCNP,MP,TH
281{Crowned Hornbill}Lophoceros alboterminatusCNP
282Bradfield's HornbillLophoceros bradfieldiCNP,LNG,MP
283African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
284Northern Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchusMP
285Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostrisCNP,LNG,TH
286Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelasCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
287Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinatorCNP

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

288Half-collared KingfisherAlcedo semitorquata 
289Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatusCNP,MP,TH
290/African Pygmy-Kingfisher/Ispidina pictaCNP,MP,TH
291/Gray-headed Kingfisher/Halcyon leucocephalaCK,CNP,MP,TH
292/Woodland Kingfisher/Halcyon senegalensisCNP,LNG,TH
293Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventrisCNP,MP,TH
294Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicutiCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
295Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maximaCNP
296Pied KingfisherCeryle rudisCNP,LNG,MP,TH

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

297White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoidesCNP,TH
298Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillusCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
299Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
300/Blue-cheeked Bee-eater/Merops persicusCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
301{Madagascar Bee-eater}Merops superciliosus 
302/European Bee-eater/Merops apiasterCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
303/Southern Carmine Bee-eater/Merops nubicoidesCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

304/European Roller/Coracias garrulusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
305Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
306Racket-tailed RollerCoracias spatulatusCNP
307Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naeviusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
308/Broad-billed Roller/Eurystomus glaucurusCNP

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

309Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantiiCNP,LNG,MP,TH
310Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconusCNP,MP,TH
311Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelasCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
312Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatusCNP,LNG,TH

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

313{Green-backed Honeyguide}Prodotiscus zambesiae 
314Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulusCNP
315Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minorCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
316Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicatorCK,CNP,TH

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

317Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescensCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
318Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquusCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
319{Olive Woodpecker}Chloropicus griseocephalus 
320Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettiiCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
321Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

322Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatusKTP
323/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanniCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
324Rock KestrelFalco rupicolus 
325Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloidesCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
326Dickinson's KestrelFalco dickinsoniCNP,LNG,MP
327Red-necked FalconFalco chicqueraCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
328/Red-footed Falcon/Falco vespertinusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
329Amur FalconFalco amurensisCK,CNP,LNG,MP
330[Sooty Falcon]Falco concolor 
331/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteoCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
332African HobbyFalco cuvieriiCNP
333Lanner FalconFalco biarmicusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
334Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusCK,CNP,MP

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

335[Rosy-faced Lovebird]Agapornis roseicollis 

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

336{Brown-necked Parrot}Poicephalus fuscicollisCNP
337Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeriCNP,LNG,MP,TH

 
African and Green Broadbill: Calyptomenidae

338[African Broadbill]Smithornis capensis 

 
Pittas: Pittidae

339[African Pitta]Pitta angolensis 

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

340(White-breasted Cuckooshrike)Coracina pectoralisCNP
341(Black Cuckooshrike)Campephaga flavaCNP,MP,TH

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

342/Eurasian Golden Oriole/Oriolus oriolusCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
343(African Golden Oriole)Oriolus auratusCNP,MP
344African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatusCNP,LNG,MP,TH

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

345[Cape Batis]Batis capensis 
346Chinspot BatisBatis molitorCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
347Pririt BatisBatis priritCK,KTP,LNG,MP

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

348White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatusCK,CNP,LNG,TH
349Retz's HelmetshrikePrionops retziiCNP,LNG

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

350BrubruNilaus aferCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
351Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cublaCNP,LNG,MP,TH
352Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
353Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
354Tropical BoubouLaniarius majorCNP,TH
355Gabon BoubouLaniarius bicolorCNP,LNG,MP
356Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus 
357Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
358BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonusKTP
359Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectusCNP,LNG,TH
360Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchotiCNP,TH

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

361Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

362(African Paradise-Flycatcher)Terpsiphone viridisCNP,LNG,MP,TH

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

363/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurioCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
364/Lesser Gray Shrike/Lanius minorCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
365Southern FiscalLanius collarisCK,KTP,LNG,MP
TH
366[Souza's Shrike]Lanius souzaeCNP
367Magpie ShrikeCorvinella melanoleucaCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
368White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimensCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

369Cape CrowCorvus capensisCK,KTP,LNG,MP
TH
370Pied CrowCorvus albusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
371{White-necked Raven}Corvus albicollis 

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

372|Fairy Flycatcher|Stenostira scita 

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

373Southern Black-TitMelaniparus nigerCNP,LNG,MP,TH
374[Rufous-bellied Tit]Melaniparus rufiventris 
375Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascensCK,KTP,LNG,MP

 
Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

376African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroliCNP,MP,TH
377Southern Penduline-TitAnthoscopus minutusCK,CNP,KTP,MP

 
Larks: Alaudidae

378Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciataCK,KTP,MP
379Short-clawed LarkCerthilauda chuanaKTP
380|Dusky Lark|Pinarocorys nigricansCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
381{Black-eared Sparrow-Lark}Eremopterix australis 
382Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
383Gray-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix verticalisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
384Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabotaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
385Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoidesCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
386Monotonous LarkMirafra passerinaCK,KTP,LNG,MP
TH
387{Latakoo Lark}Mirafra cheniana 
388Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africanaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
389Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomeaCNP,MP
390Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiata 
391Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolataCK,KTP,MP
392Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinereaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
393Stark's LarkSpizocorys starki 
394Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostrisCK,KTP,MP

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

395Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescensCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

396Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialisCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
397Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotopsCNP
398Burnt-neck EremomelaEremomela usticollisCNP,LNG,MP,TH
399Stierling's Wren-WarblerCalamonastes stierlingiCNP,MP
400Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
401Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudataCNP,LNG,MP,TH
402Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracicaTH
403Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavidaCNP,TH
404Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflavaCNP,LNG,MP,TH
405Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicansCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
406Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralisCK,KTP,MP
407Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythropsCNP
408Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans 
409Rattling CisticolaCisticola chinianaCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
410Tinkling CisticolaCisticola rufilatusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
411Luapala CisticolaCisticola luapalaCNP
412Chirping CisticolaCisticola pipiens 
413[Levaillant's Cisticola]Cisticola tinniens 
414{Croaking Cisticola}Cisticola natalensisCNP
415Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapillaCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
416Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidisCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
417Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
418{Cloud Cisticola}Cisticola textrix 
419{Pale-crowned Cisticola}Cisticola cinnamomeus 

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

420{African Yellow-Warbler}Iduna natalensis 
421/Olive-tree Warbler/Hippolais olivetorumCK,KTP,LNG,TH
422/Icterine Warbler/Hippolais icterinaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
423/Sedge Warbler/Acrocephalus schoenobaenusCNP,LNG,MP,TH
424/Marsh Warbler/Acrocephalus palustrisCK,CNP,LNG
425/Eurasian Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus scirpaceusMP
426(African Reed Warbler)Acrocephalus baeticatusCNP,KTP,LNG
MP
427{Basra Reed Warbler}Acrocephalus griseldis 
428Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostrisCNP,LNG,MP
429Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescensCNP
430/Great Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus arundinaceusCNP,LNG,MP

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

431Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecalaMP
432{River Warbler}Locustella fluviatilisMP

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

433Plain MartinRiparia paludicolaCNP,LNG,MP,TH
434/Bank Swallow/Riparia ripariaCNP,MP
435(Banded Martin)Riparia cinctaCK,CNP,MP
436Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligulaCNP,KTP,MP,TH
437/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rusticaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
438{Angola Swallow}Hirundo angolensis 
439(White-throated Swallow)Hirundo albigularisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
440Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithiiCNP
441Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiataCNP,KTP,LNG
MP
442(Greater Striped Swallow)Cecropis cucullataCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
443Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinicaCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
444(Rufous-chested Swallow)Cecropis semirufaCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
445/Mosque Swallow/Cecropis senegalensisCNP
446|South African Swallow|Petrochelidon spiloderaCK,KTP,LNG,MP
447/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicumCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
448{Black Sawwing}Psalidoprocne pristoptera 
449/Gray-rumped Swallow/Pseudhirundo griseopygaCNP,MP

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

450Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventrisCNP,TH
451Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestrisCNP,LNG
452Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatusCNP,LNG,TH
453Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricansCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

454/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

455/Garden Warbler/Sylvia borinCK,KTP,LNG,MP
456Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaeruleaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
457/Greater Whitethroat/Sylvia communisCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

458Cape White-eyeZosterops virensTH
459African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensisCNP,TH

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

460Hartlaub's BabblerTurdoides hartlaubiiCNP,LNG
461Black-faced BabblerTurdoides melanops 
462Southern Pied-BabblerTurdoides bicolorCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
463Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineiiCNP,LNG,TH

 
Treecreepers: Certhiidae

464{African Spotted Creeper}Salpornis salvadori 

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

465Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
466Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanusCNP,LNG,MP

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

467{European Starling}Sturnus vulgaris 
468(Wattled Starling)Creatophora cinereaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
469Common MynaAcridotheres tristis 
470(Violet-backed Starling)Cinnyricinclus leucogasterCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
471{Pale-winged Starling}Onychognathus nabouroup 
472Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morioTH
473Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
474Meves's StarlingLamprotornis mevesiiCNP,LNG,MP,TH
475{Lesser Blue-eared Starling}Lamprotornis chloropterusCNP
476{Sharp-tailed Starling}Lamprotornis acuticaudus 
477Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeusCNP,MP,TH
478Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitensCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

479Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
480Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyanaCK,CNP,MP,TH
481Karoo ThrushTurdus smithi 

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

482/Spotted Flycatcher/Muscicapa striataCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
483Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
484Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidusCNP
485Chat FlycatcherAgricola infuscatusCK,KTP,LNG,MP
486Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbeusCNP,LNG,TH
487Ashy FlycatcherFraseria caerulescensCNP,TH
488|Fiscal Flycatcher|Melaenornis silensCK,MP,TH
489Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelainaCNP
490Karoo Scrub-RobinCercotrichas coryphoeus 
491Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgataCNP
492Kalahari Scrub-RobinCercotrichas paenaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
493Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrysCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
494{Cape Robin-Chat}Cossypha caffra 
495(White-throated Robin-Chat)Cossypha humeralisTH
496(White-browed Robin-Chat)Cossypha heugliniCNP
497{Red-capped Robin-Chat}Cossypha natalensis 
498Collared Palm-ThrushCichladusa arquataCNP,MP
499/Thrush Nightingale/Luscinia lusciniaCNP
500Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipes 
501Miombo Rock-ThrushMonticola angolensisCNP
502{Whinchat}Saxicola rubetra 
503African StonechatSaxicola torquatusCNP,TH
504|Sicklewing Chat|Emarginata sinuata 
505Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventrisTH
506Southern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla formicivoraCK,KTP,LNG,MP
TH
507{Mountain Wheatear}Myrmecocichla monticola 
508Amot's ChatMyrmecocichla arnottiCNP
509{Northern Wheatear}Oenanthe oenanthe 
510(Capped Wheatear)Oenanthe pileataCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
511Familiar ChatOenanthe familiarisCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
512Boulder ChatPinarornis plumosus 

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

513Collared SunbirdHedydipna collarisCNP
514Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystinaCNP
515Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensisCNP
516Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
517Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus 
518White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatalaCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
519Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscusKTP
520{Copper Sunbird}Cinnyris cupreus 

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

521Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis nigerCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
522Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifronsCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
523White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahaliCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
524Sociable WeaverPhiletairus sociusKTP
525Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubricepsCNP,LNG,MP,TH
526Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularisCNP
527Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthopsCNP,LNG
528Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterusCNP
529Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermediusCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
530Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
531Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusCNP,TH
532(Chestnut Weaver)Ploceus rubiginosus 
533{Red-headed Quelea}Quelea erythropsCNP
534(Red-billed Quelea)Quelea queleaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
535Southern Red BishopEuplectes orixCNP,KTP,LNG
MP
536Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes aferCNP,LNG,MP,TH
537Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis 
538White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus 
539{Red-collared Widowbird}Euplectes ardens 
540Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillarisCNP
541Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne 
542Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifronsCNP

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

543Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildCK,LNG,MP,TH
544Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotosCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
545Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensisCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
546Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatinaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
547Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
548Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afraCNP
549Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegalaCK,CNP,MP,TH
550Brown FirefinchLagonosticta nitidulaCNP
551Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareiaCNP,LNG,TH
552Cut-throatAmadina fasciataCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
553Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephalaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
554Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavusCNP
555QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollisCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
556{Locustfinch}Paludipasser locustella 
557Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullataCNP,TH
558{Magpie Mannikin}Spermestes fringilloides 

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

559Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macrouraCNP,LNG,MP,TH
560Broad-tailed Paradise-WhydahVidua obtusaCNP
561Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaeaCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
562Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regiaCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
563Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeataCNP,MP,TH
564Purple IndigobirdVidua purpurascensCNP,TH
565Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis 

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

566House SparrowPasser domesticusCK,KTP,MP,TH
567Great Rufous SparrowPasser motitensisCK,KTP,LNG,MP
TH
568Cape SparrowPasser melanurusCK,KTP,MP,TH
569{Northern Gray-headed Sparrow}Passer griseusCNP
570Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffususCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
571Yellow-throated Bush SparrowGymnornis superciliarisCNP,LNG,MP,TH

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

572Cape WagtailMotacilla capensisCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
573{Mountain Wagtail}Motacilla clara 
574{Gray Wagtail}Motacilla cinereaMP
575/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flavaCK,CNP,LNG,MP
TH
576African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimpCNP,MP,TH
577African PipitAnthus cinnamomeusCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH
578\Mountain Pipit\Anthus hoeschiLNG,MP
579{Woodland Pipit}Anthus nyassaeCNP
580Long-billed PipitAnthus similisCK,CNP,KTP
581Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrysCK,CNP,MP
582(Buffy Pipit)Anthus vaalensisCK,CNP,KTP,MP
583Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris 
584/Tree Pipit/Anthus trivialisCNP
585<Bush Pipit>Anthus cafferTH
586Orange-throated LongclawMacronyx capensis 
587Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeCNP

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

588Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicusCNP,MP,TH
589Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularisCK,CNP,KTP,MP
TH
590Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventrisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP
591{Black-eared Seedeater}Crithagra mennelli 
592Streaky-headed SeedeaterCrithagra gularisCNP,TH
593{Black-headed Canary}Serinus alario 

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

594Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuaniCK,KTP,MP,TH
595Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisiCK,CNP,MP,TH
596[Cape Bunting]Emberiza capensisTH
597Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventrisCK,CNP,KTP
LNG,MP,TH

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
** Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

 # SPECIES BY LOCALE

Number of species in each locale may be based on incomplete data. Also, some locales are important for specific target species rather than overall bird diversity. Hence, it does not provide an indication of which locales are the best birding sites.

Locale# Species
430
Central Kalahari Game Reserve250
Chobe National Park0
Gabarone Area190
Kgalakgadi Transfrontier Park319
Lake Ngami371
Makgadikgadi Pans461
Tswapong Hills288
Total Species596