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ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

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Area (SqKm):22,270
# Species:290
# Excl Vagrants:290
# Endemics:1
# Near Endemics:12
Species/100 SqKm:1.3
Habitat: Arid grassland, scrub, waterholes, salt pans

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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Ostriches: Struthionidae

1Common OstrichStruthio camelus

 
Ducks: Anatidae

2(Knob-billed Duck)Sarkidiornis melanotos
3(Egyptian Goose)Alopochen aegyptiaca
4(South African Shelduck)Tadorna cana
5|Hottentot Teal|Spatula hottentota
6Cape ShovelerSpatula smithii
7Cape TealAnas capensis
8(Red-billed Duck)Anas erythrorhyncha

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

9Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

10Hartlaub's FrancolinPternistis hartlaubi
11Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersus
12Swainson's FrancolinPternistis swainsonii
13Crested FrancolinDendroperdix sephaena

 
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

14Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
15(Lesser Flamingo)Phoenicoparrus minor

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

16Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
17Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
18Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

19Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
20Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
21Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
22Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

23Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaqua
24Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalis
25Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctus
26Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelli

 
Bustards: Otididae

27Kori BustardArdeotis kori
28Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigii
29Rueppell's BustardEupodotis rueppelii
30Red-crested BustardEupodotis ruficrista
31White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoides

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

32(Black Cuckoo)Cuculus clamosus
33|African Cuckoo|Cuculus gularis
34Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
35(Pied Cuckoo)Clamator jacobinus
36(Levaillant's Cuckoo)Clamator levaillantii
37(Dideric Cuckoo)Chrysococcyx caprius

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

38(Rufous-cheeked Nightjar)Caprimulgus rufigena

 
Swifts: Apodidae

39|Alpine Swift|Apus melba
40/Common Swift/Apus apus
41Bradfield's SwiftApus bradfieldi
42Little SwiftApus affinis
43White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
44African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

45|African Crake|Crex egregia
46Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
47Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
48Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
49Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
50Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla

 
Cranes: Gruidae

51Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum
52Blue CraneAnthropoides paradiseus
53Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatus

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

54Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
55Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

56Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
57Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

58Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
59Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
60/Caspian Plover/Charadrius asiaticus
61Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
62/Common Ringed Plover/Charadrius hiaticula
63Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
64Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

65Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

66/Ruff/Calidris pugnax
67/Little Stint/Calidris minuta
68/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
69/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilis
70/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

71Burchell's CourserCursorius rufus
72Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
73Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanus
74Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctus
75(Bronze-winged Courser)Rhinoptilus chalcopterus
76Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
77/Black-winged Pratincole/Glareola nordmanni

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

78/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterus
79Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

80(African Openbill)Anastomus lamelligerus
81Black StorkCiconia nigra
82|Abdim's Stork|Ciconia abdimii
83Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis
84Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer
85|Yellow-billed Stork|Mycteria ibis

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

86Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
87Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

88Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
89(Dwarf Bittern)Ixobrychus sturmii
90Gray HeronArdea cinerea
91Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
92(Cattle Egret)Bubulcus ibis

 
Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae

93SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

94Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
95African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
96Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
97Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
98White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis
99Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
100Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus
101White-backed VultureGyps africanus
102Cape GriffonGyps coprotheres
103BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
104Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
105Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
106Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
107(Wahlberg's Eagle)Hieraaetus wahlbergi
108Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
109Tawny EagleAquila rapax
110Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
111African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
112Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
113Pale Chanting-GoshawkMelierax canorus
114Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
115/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus
116/Montagu's Harrier/Circus pygargus
117ShikraAccipiter badius
118Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
119Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
120Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptius
121/Common Buzzard/Buteo buteo
122Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

123Barn OwlTyto alba

 
Owls: Strigidae

124African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
125Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis granti
126Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus
127Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
128Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
129Marsh OwlAsio capensis

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

130White-backed MousebirdColius colius
131Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

132African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

133Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
134Violet WoodhoopoePhoeniculus damarensis
135Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

136Bradfield's HornbillLophoceros bradfieldi
137African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
138Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiri
139Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostris
140Damara Red-billed HornbillTockus damarensis
141Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

142(Gray-headed Kingfisher)Halcyon leucocephala

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

143Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
144Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
145/Blue-cheeked Bee-eater/Merops persicus
146/European Bee-eater/Merops apiaster

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

147/European Roller/Coracias garrulus
148Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
149(Rufous-crowned Roller)Coracias naevius

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

150Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
151Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

152Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens
153Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
154Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
155Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

156Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
157/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
158Rock KestrelFalco rupicolus
159Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
160Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
161/Red-footed Falcon/Falco vespertinus
162Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
163Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

164Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollis

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

165Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri
166<Rueppell's Parrot>Poicephalus rueppellii

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

167|African Golden Oriole|Oriolus auratus

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

168White-tailed ShrikeLanioturdus torquatus
169Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
170Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

171White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

172BrubruNilaus afer
173Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
174Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
175Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
176Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

177Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

178/Lesser Gray Shrike/Lanius minor
179Southern FiscalLanius collaris
180Magpie ShrikeCorvinella melanoleuca
181White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimens

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

182Cape CrowCorvus capensis
183Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

184Carp's TitMelaniparus carpi
185Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens
186Gray TitMelaniparus afer

 
Larks: Alaudidae

187Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
188Karoo Long-billed LarkCerthilauda subcoronata
189|Dusky Lark|Pinarocorys nigricans
190Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotis
191Gray-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix verticalis
192Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
193Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoides
194Monotonous LarkMirafra passerina
195Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
196Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolata
197Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
198Stark's LarkSpizocorys starki
199Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostris

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

200Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens
201RockrunnerAchaetops pycnopygius

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

202Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
203Burnt-neck EremomelaEremomela usticollis
204Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
205Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
206Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
207Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
208Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralis
209Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
210Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
211Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
212Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

213/Icterine Warbler/Hippolais icterina
214/Sedge Warbler/Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
215(African Reed Warbler)Acrocephalus baeticatus

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

216Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

217/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
218|Banded Martin|Riparia cincta
219Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
220/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
221(Rufous-chested Swallow)Cecropis semirufa
222Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
223|South African Swallow|Petrochelidon spilodera
224/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

225Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

226/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

227/Garden Warbler/Sylvia borin
228Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaerulea

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

229Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidus

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

230Black-faced BabblerTurdoides melanops
231Southern Pied-BabblerTurdoides bicolor
232Bare-cheeked BabblerTurdoides gymnogenys

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

233(Wattled Starling)Creatophora cinerea
234(Violet-backed Starling)Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
235Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroup
236Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australis
237Meves's StarlingLamprotornis mevesii
238Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
239Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

240Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

241/Spotted Flycatcher/Muscicapa striata
242Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
243Chat FlycatcherAgricola infuscatus
244Herero ChatMelaenornis herero
245Kalahari Scrub-RobinCercotrichas paena
246Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
247Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipes
248Karoo ChatEmarginata schlegelii
249Southern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla formicivora
250Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticola
251Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
252Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

253Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
254White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatala
255Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

256<Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver>Bubalornis niger
257Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
258White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
259Sociable WeaverPhiletairus socius
260Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
261Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
262Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
263Chestnut WeaverPloceus rubiginosus
264(Red-billed Quelea)Quelea quelea
265Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
266Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

267Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
268Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
269Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensis
270Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
271Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
272Cut-throatAmadina fasciata
273Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala
274QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

275Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaea
276Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regia

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

277Great Rufous SparrowPasser motitensis
278Cape SparrowPasser melanurus
279Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

280Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
281/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
282African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
283Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

284Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularis
285Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventris
286White-throated CanaryCrithagra albogularis

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

287Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuani
288Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
289Cape BuntingEmberiza capensis
290Golden-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.

OTHER LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

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