# Species*:114
# Excl Vagrants*:114
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:10
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Dry mountains, dry scrub, riverine scrub


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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Guineafowl: Numididae

1Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

2Orange River FrancolinScleroptera levaillantoides
3Hartlaub's FrancolinPternistis hartlaubi
4Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersus

Bustards: Otididae

5Rueppell's BustardEupodotis rueppelii
6White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoides

Turacos: Musophagidae

7Gray Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolor

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

8/Common Cuckoo/Cuculus canorus
9Burchell's Coucal**Centropus burchellii
10(Great Spotted Cuckoo)Clamator glandarius

Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

11Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma

Swifts: Apodidae

12Bradfield's SwiftApus bradfieldi
13African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

14Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus

Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

15Burchell's CourserCursorius rufus
16Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

17BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
18Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
19Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
20Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
21Tawny EagleAquila rapax
22/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensis
23Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
24African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
25Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
26Augur BuzzardButeo augur
27Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus

Owls: Strigidae

28African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
29Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus
30Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
31Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum

Mousebirds: Coliidae

32White-backed MousebirdColius colius
33Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

Hoopoes: Upupidae

34African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

35Violet WoodhoopoePhoeniculus damarensis
36Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

Hornbills: Bucerotidae

37African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
38Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiri
39Damara Red-billed HornbillTockus damarensis

Bee-eaters: Meropidae

40Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
41/Blue-cheeked Bee-eater/Merops persicus
42/European Bee-eater/Merops apiaster

Rollers: Coraciidae

43(Rufous-crowned Roller)Coracias naevius

African Barbets: Lybiidae

44Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas

Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

45Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor

Woodpeckers: Picidae

46Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
47Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

48Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
49Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
50Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

Parrots: Psittaculidae

51Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollis

Parrots: Psittacidae

52<Rueppell's Parrot>Poicephalus rueppellii

Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

53White-tailed ShrikeLanioturdus torquatus
54Pririt BatisBatis pririt

Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

55BrubruNilaus afer
56Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
57Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis

Shrikes: Laniidae

58Magpie ShrikeLanius melanoleuca
59White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimens

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

60Carp's TitMelaniparus carpi
61Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens

Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

62Southern Penduline-TitAnthoscopus minutus

Larks: Alaudidae

63Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
64Benguela LarkCerthilauda benguelensis
65Gray-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix verticalis
66Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
67Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoides
68Stark's LarkSpizocorys starki

African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

69RockrunnerAchaetops pycnopygius

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

70Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
71Burnt-neck EremomelaEremomela usticollis
72Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
73Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
74Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
75Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
76Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus

Swallows: Hirundinidae

77Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
78Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
79(Greater Striped Swallow)Cecropis cucullata

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

80Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
81Layard's WarblerCurruca layardi
82Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcaerulea

Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

83Southern Pied-BabblerTurdoides bicolor

Starlings: Sturnidae

84(Violet-backed Starling)Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
85Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroup
86Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australis

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

87Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

88Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
89Herero ChatMelaenornis herero
90Kalahari Scrub-RobinCercotrichas paena
91Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
92Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipes
93Tractrac ChatEmarginata tractrac
94Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticola
95Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

96Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
97White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatala
98Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

99Chestnut WeaverPloceus rubiginosus

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

100Black-faced WaxbillBrunhilda erythronotos
101Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
102Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
103Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba

Indigobirds: Viduidae

104Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regia

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

105Great Rufous SparrowPasser motitensis
106Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

107African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
108Nicholson's PipitAnthus nicholsoni

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

109Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularis
110White-throated CanaryCrithagra albogularis

Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

111Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuani
112Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
113Cape BuntingEmberiza capensis
114Golden-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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\\Austral Visitor
##Non-breeding Dispersal
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