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SAIWA SWAMP NATIONAL PARK

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Area (SqKm):3
Altitude (m):1820-1880
# Species*:136
# Excl Vagrants*:136
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:1
Species/100 SqKm*:4689.7
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Swamp, grassland, riverine forest

BIRD CHECKLIST

The table below lists species recorded at this locale but does not indicate frequency of occurrence there. It does indicate 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. The list is based on available data and may be incomplete.*

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Ducks: Anatidae

1/Eurasian Wigeon/Mareca penelope
2Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
3\Southern Pochard\Netta erythrophthalma

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

4Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

5Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

6Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
7Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
8Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur afer
9Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

10Ross's TuracoMusophaga rossae
11Eastern Plantain-eaterCrinifer zonurus

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

12African CuckooCuculus gularis
13Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachus
14Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
15Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
16Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
17African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

18African RailRallus caerulescens
19Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
20Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

 
Cranes: Gruidae

21Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

22Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
23Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

24/Common Snipe/Gallinago gallinago
25/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
26/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

27Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

28Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

29HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

30Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
31Gray HeronArdea cinerea
32Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
33Goliath HeronArdea goliath
34Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

35African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
36Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

37Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
38Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
39African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
40African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorus
41Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
42/Black Kite/Milvus migrans

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

43Speckled MousebirdColius striatus

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

44Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

45Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

46Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus
47Black-and-white-casqued HornbillBycanistes subcylindrica

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

48Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
49Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

50|European Bee-eater|Merops apiaster

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

51Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
52Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

53Yellow-billed BarbetTrachyphonus purpuratus
54Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
55Double-toothed BarbetLybius bidentatus

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

56Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

57African Gray WoodpeckerChloropicus goertae
58Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergi
59Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

60Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesia
61Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava
62Purple-throated CuckooshrikeCampephaga quiscalina

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

63/Eurasian Golden Oriole/Oriolus oriolus
64African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

65Brown-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira cyanea
66Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

67Northern PuffbackDryoscopus gambensis
68Pringle's PuffbackDryoscopus pringlii
69Marsh TchagraTchagra minutus
70Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderi
71Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
72Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

73Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

74African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

75Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

76African Blue FlycatcherElminia longicauda

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

77White-bellied TitMelaniparus albiventris

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

78Black-collared ApalisOreolais pulcher
79Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
80Gray ApalisApalis cinerea
81Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
82Gray-capped WarblerEminia lepida
83Chubb's CisticolaCisticola chubbi
84Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

85African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis
86Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens
87/Great Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus arundinaceus

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

88Cinnamon Bracken-WarblerBradypterus cinnamomeus
89Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

90Angola SwallowHirundo angolensis
91Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
92Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
93White-headed SawwingPsalidoprocne albiceps
94Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

95Joyful GreenbulChlorocichla laetissima
96Yellow-whiskered GreenbulEurillas latirostris
97Cabanis's GreenbulPhyllastrephus cabanisi
98Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

99/Eurasian Blackcap/Sylvia atricapilla

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

100African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

101Splendid StarlingLamprotornis splendidus
102Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

103African ThrushTurdus pelios

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

104African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
105Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquatica
106White-eyed Slaty-FlycatcherMelaenornis fischeri
107Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha polioptera
108White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
109Snowy-crowned Robin-ChatCossypha niveicapilla
110White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

111Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
112Green-headed SunbirdCyanomitra verticalis
113Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescens
114Northern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris reichenowi
115Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

116Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
117Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
118Black-billed WeaverPloceus melanogaster
119Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
120Northern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus castanops
121Brown-capped WeaverPloceus insignis
122Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
123Yellow-mantled WidowbirdEuplectes macroura
124Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
125Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

126Gray-headed NegritaNigrita canicapillus
127Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
128Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnula
129Black-bellied FirefinchLagonosticta rara
130African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
131QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

132Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

133Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

134Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
135African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

136Thick-billed SeedeaterCrithagra burtoni

 * 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.