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DAAN VILJOEN GAME PARK

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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

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(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

7Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersus
8Orange River FrancolinScleroptera levaillantoides

 
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

73Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia 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 WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
93Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
94Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
95Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

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

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

98Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
99African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
100Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
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 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.

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PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental