Area (ha):3,953
Altitude (m):1000
# Species*:106
# Excl Vagrants*:106
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:3
Species/100 ha*:2.7
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Acacia bush, dry savanna


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(Egyptian Goose)Alopochen aegyptiaca
2(South African Shelduck)Tadorna cana
3African Black DuckAnas sparsa
4(Red-billed Duck)Anas erythrorhyncha
5Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa

Guineafowl: Numididae

6Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

7Orange River FrancolinScleroptera levaillantoides
8Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersus

Grebes: Podicipedidae

9Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

10Rock PigeonColumba livia

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

11Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
12(Black Cuckoo)Cuculus clamosus
13Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
14(Dideric Cuckoo)Chrysococcyx caprius

Swifts: Apodidae

15|Alpine Swift|Apus melba
16Bradfield's SwiftApus bradfieldi

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

17Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
18Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

19Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

20Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
21Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris

Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

22/Ruff/Calidris pugnax
23/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos

Anhingas: Anhingidae

24African DarterAnhinga rufa

Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

25Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
26Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

27Gray HeronArdea cinerea
28Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
29Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

30Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
31Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
32African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
33African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
34Augur BuzzardButeo augur

Hoopoes: Upupidae

35African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

36Violet WoodhoopoePhoeniculus damarensis
37Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

Hornbills: Bucerotidae

38African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
39Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiri
40Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostris
41Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas

Bee-eaters: Meropidae

42Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
43/Blue-cheeked Bee-eater/Merops persicus
44/European Bee-eater/Merops apiaster

Rollers: Coraciidae

45(Rufous-crowned Roller)Coracias naevius

African Barbets: Lybiidae

46Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas

Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

47Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor

Woodpeckers: Picidae

48Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens
49Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

50Rock KestrelFalco rupicolus

Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

51White-tailed ShrikeLanioturdus torquatus
52Pririt BatisBatis pririt

Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

53BrubruNilaus afer
54Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
55Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus

Shrikes: Laniidae

56/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurio

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

57Carp's TitMelaniparus carpi
58Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens

Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

59Southern Penduline-TitAnthoscopus minutus

Larks: Alaudidae

60Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

61Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
62Burnt-neck EremomelaEremomela usticollis
63Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
64Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
65Red-headed CisticolaCisticola subruficapilla

Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

66/Icterine Warbler/Hippolais icterina
67/Sedge Warbler/Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
68(African Reed Warbler)Acrocephalus baeticatus
69Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

Swallows: Hirundinidae

70(Greater Striped Swallow)Cecropis cucullata
71/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum

Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

72/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

73Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcaerulea

Starlings: Sturnidae

74(Wattled Starling)Creatophora cinerea
75(Violet-backed Starling)Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
76Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroup
77Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

78Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

79/Spotted Flycatcher/Muscicapa striata
80Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
81Kalahari Scrub-RobinCercotrichas paena
82Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipes
83Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticola
84Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

85Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
86Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

87<Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver>Bubalornis niger
88Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
89White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
90Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
91Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

92Black-faced WaxbillBrunhilda erythronotos
93Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala
94Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
95Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

96Great Rufous SparrowPasser motitensis
97Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

98Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
99African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
100Nicholson's PipitAnthus nicholsoni
101Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

102Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularis

Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

103Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuani
104Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
105Cape BuntingEmberiza capensis
106Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 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.



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