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Area (SqKm):280
# Species*:286
# Excl Vagrants*:286
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:1
Species/100 SqKm*:102.1
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Swamps, floodplain, woodland

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 camelusMGR

 
Ducks: Anatidae

2White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataMGR
3Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorMGR
4White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotusMGR
5Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotosMGR
6Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaMGR
7Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensisMGR
8African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritusMGR
9Hottentot TealSpatula hottentotaMGR
10Cape ShovelerSpatula smithiiMGR
11African Black DuckAnas sparsaMGR
12Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulataMGR
13Cape TealAnas capensisMGR
14Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhynchaMGR
15Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalmaMGR

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

16Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisMGR

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

17Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersusMGR
18Swainson's FrancolinPternistis swainsoniiMGR
19Crested FrancolinDendroperdix sephaenaMGR

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

20Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisMGR

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

21Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiensMGR
22Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquataMGR
23Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicolaMGR
24Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisMGR
25Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilosMGR
26Namaqua DoveOena capensisMGR
27African Green-PigeonTreron calvusMGR

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

28Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctusMGR

 
Bustards: Otididae

29Red-crested BustardEupodotis ruficristaMGR
30Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogasterMGR

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

31Gray Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolorMGR

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

32Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitariusMGR
33Black CuckooCuculus clamosusMGR
34Coppery-tailed CoucalCentropus cupreicaudusMGR
35Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensisMGR
36White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosusMGR
37Burchell's Coucal**Centropus burchelliiMGR
38Pied CuckooClamator jacobinusMGR
39Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantiiMGR
40Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusMGR
41Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx capriusMGR

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

42Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillariusMGR
43Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigenaMGR
44Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralisMGR
45Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossiiMGR

 
Swifts: Apodidae

46African SwiftApus barbatusMGR
47African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvusMGR

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

48Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniMGR
49Black CrakeZapornia flavirostraMGR

 
Cranes: Gruidae

50Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatusMGR

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

51Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatusMGR

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

52Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusMGR

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

53Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostrisMGR
54Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatusMGR
55White-headed LapwingVanellus albicepsMGR
56Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatusMGR
57Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallusMGR
58Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusMGR
59Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuariusMGR
60Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollarisMGR

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

61Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensisMGR

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

62Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensisMGR
63African JacanaActophilornis africanusMGR

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

64RuffCalidris pugnaxMGR
65Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaMGR
66Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosMGR
67Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaMGR
68Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaMGR

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

69Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaMGR
70Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniMGR
71Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalisMGR

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

72Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaMGR
73African SkimmerRynchops flavirostrisMGR

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

74African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerusMGR
75Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopusMGR
76White StorkCiconia ciconiaMGR
77Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensisMGR
78Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumeniferMGR
79Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibisMGR

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

80African DarterAnhinga rufaMGR

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

81Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusMGR
82Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboMGR

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

83Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusMGR
84Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescensMGR

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

85HamerkopScopus umbrettaMGR

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

86Gray HeronArdea cinereaMGR
87Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephalaMGR
88Goliath HeronArdea goliathMGR
89Purple HeronArdea purpureaMGR
90Great EgretArdea albaMGR
91Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaMGR
92Little EgretEgretta garzettaMGR
93Slaty EgretEgretta vinaceigulaMGR
94Black HeronEgretta ardesiacaMGR
95Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisMGR
96Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesMGR
97Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventrisMGR
98Striated HeronButorides striataMGR
99Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxMGR
100White-backed Night-HeronGorsachius leuconotusMGR

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

101Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusMGR
102African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusMGR
103Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedashMGR
104African SpoonbillPlatalea albaMGR

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

105OspreyPandion haliaetusMGR

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

106Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusMGR
107African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typusMGR
108African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoidesMGR
109Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosMGR
110White-backed VultureGyps africanusMGR
111BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusMGR
112Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralisMGR
113Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereusMGR
114Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascensMGR
115Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinusMGR
116Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusMGR
117Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarinaMGR
118Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergiMGR
119Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusMGR
120Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresiiMGR
121Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisMGR
122Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicusMGR
123Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabarMGR
124African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorusMGR
125ShikraAccipiter badiusMGR
126Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucusMGR
127Black KiteMilvus migransMGR
128Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptiusMGR
129African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vociferMGR
130Common BuzzardButeo buteoMGR

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

131Barn OwlTyto albaMGR

 
Owls: Strigidae

132Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peliMGR
133Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatumMGR
134African Barred OwletGlaucidium capenseMGR
135African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordiiMGR

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

136Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicusMGR

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

137African Hoopoe**Upupa africanaMGR

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

138Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureusMGR
139Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelasMGR

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

140Bradfield's HornbillLophoceros bradfieldiMGR
141African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutusMGR
142Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelasMGR

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

143Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatusMGR
144Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephalaMGR
145Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensisMGR
146Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicutiMGR
147Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maximaMGR
148Pied KingfisherCeryle rudisMGR

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

149White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoidesMGR
150Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillusMGR
151Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineusMGR
152Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusMGR
153Southern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicoidesMGR

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

154European RollerCoracias garrulusMGR
155Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatusMGR
156Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naeviusMGR
157Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusMGR

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

158Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantiiMGR
159Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelasMGR
160Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatusMGR

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

161Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minorMGR
162Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicatorMGR

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

163Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescensMGR
164Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettiiMGR
165Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniMGR

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

166Dickinson's KestrelFalco dickinsoniMGR
167African HobbyFalco cuvieriiMGR
168Lanner FalconFalco biarmicusMGR

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

169Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus fuscicollisMGR
170Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeriMGR
171Rueppell's ParrotPoicephalus rueppelliiMGR

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

172White-breasted CuckooshrikeCoracina pectoralisMGR
173Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flavaMGR

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

174African Golden OrioleOriolus auratusMGR
175African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatusMGR

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

176Chinspot BatisBatis molitorMGR

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

177White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatusMGR

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

178BrubruNilaus aferMGR
179Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cublaMGR
180Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australisMGR
181Gabon BoubouLaniarius bicolorMGR
182Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineusMGR
183Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectusMGR

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

184Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilisMGR

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

185African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridisMGR

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

186Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioMGR
187Southern FiscalLanius collarisMGR
188Magpie ShrikeCorvinella melanoleucaMGR
189White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimensMGR

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

190Pied CrowCorvus albusMGR

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

191Southern Black-TitMelaniparus nigerMGR
192Rufous-bellied TitMelaniparus rufiventrisMGR

 
Larks: Alaudidae

193Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotisMGR
194Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabotaMGR
195Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoidesMGR
196Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africanaMGR

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

197Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescensMGR

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

198Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotopsMGR
199Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudataMGR
200Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflavaMGR
201Rattling CisticolaCisticola chinianaMGR
202Rufous-winged CisticolaCisticola galactotesMGR
203Chirping CisticolaCisticola pipiensMGR
204Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniensMGR
205Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidisMGR

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

206Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaMGR
207African Reed WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatusMGR
208Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescensMGR
209Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceusMGR

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

210Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaMGR
211Banded MartinRiparia cinctaMGR
212Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaMGR
213Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithiiMGR
214Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinicaMGR
215Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufaMGR
216Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensisMGR
217Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopygaMGR

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

218Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventrisMGR
219Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestrisMGR
220Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatusMGR
221Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricansMGR

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

222Garden WarblerSylvia borinMGR
223Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaeruleaMGR

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

224African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensisMGR

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

225Hartlaub's BabblerTurdoides hartlaubiiMGR
226Southern Pied-BabblerTurdoides bicolorMGR
227Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineiiMGR

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

228Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchusMGR
229Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanusMGR

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

230Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinereaMGR
231Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogasterMGR
232Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australisMGR
233Meves's StarlingLamprotornis mevesiiMGR
234Sharp-tailed StarlingLamprotornis acuticaudusMGR
235Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeusMGR
236Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitensMGR

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

237Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupaMGR
238Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyanaMGR

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

239Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataMGR
240Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidusMGR
241Chat FlycatcherAgricola infuscatusMGR
242Ashy FlycatcherFraseria caerulescensMGR
243Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelainaMGR
244Kalahari Scrub-RobinCercotrichas paenaMGR
245Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrysMGR
246White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heugliniMGR
247Red-capped Robin-ChatCossypha natalensisMGR
248African StonechatSaxicola torquatusMGR
249Amot's ChatMyrmecocichla arnottiMGR
250Capped WheatearOenanthe pileataMGR

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

251Collared SunbirdHedydipna collarisMGR
252Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystinaMGR
253Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensisMGR
254Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensisMGR
255Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatusMGR
256White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatalaMGR

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

257Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis nigerMGR
258White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahaliMGR
259Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubricepsMGR
260Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthopsMGR
261Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatusMGR
262Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusMGR
263Red-billed QueleaQuelea queleaMGR
264Southern Red BishopEuplectes orixMGR
265Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillarisMGR

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

266Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildMGR
267Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotosMGR
268Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensisMGR
269Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatinaMGR
270Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melbaMGR
271Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegalaMGR
272Brown FirefinchLagonosticta nitidulaMGR
273Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareiaMGR

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

274Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macrouraMGR
275Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regiaMGR

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

276Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffususMGR
277Yellow-throated Bush SparrowGymnornis superciliarisMGR

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

278African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimpMGR
279African PipitAnthus cinnamomeusMGR
280Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrysMGR
281Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensisMGR
282Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliaeMGR

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

283Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicusMGR
284Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularisMGR
285Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventrisMGR

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

286Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuaniMGR

 * 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

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