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# Species:215
# Excl Vagrants:215
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:0

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|White-faced Whistling-Duck|Dendrocygna viduata
2(Knob-billed Duck)Sarkidiornis melanotos
3Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
4|Hottentot Teal|Spatula hottentota
5Cape TealAnas capensis
6(Red-billed Duck)Anas erythrorhyncha
7(Southern Pochard)Netta erythrophthalma

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

8Swainson's FrancolinPternistis swainsonii
9Red-necked FrancolinPternistis afer
10Coqui FrancolinPeliperdix coqui

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

11Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

12Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
13Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
14Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

15(Black Cuckoo)Cuculus clamosus
16/Common Cuckoo/Cuculus canorus
17|African Cuckoo|Cuculus gularis
18|Black Coucal|Centropus grillii
19Coppery-tailed CoucalCentropus cupreicaudus
20Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
21Burchell's Coucal**Centropus burchellii
22(Pied Cuckoo)Clamator jacobinus
23(Levaillant's Cuckoo)Clamator levaillantii
24(Great Spotted Cuckoo)Clamator glandarius
25Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
26(Dideric Cuckoo)Chrysococcyx caprius

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

27Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossii

 
Swifts: Apodidae

28/Common Swift/Apus apus

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

29African RailRallus caerulescens
30|African Crake|Crex egregia
31(Lesser Moorhen)Gallinula angulata
32Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
33(Allen's Gallinule)Porphyrio alleni
34African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensis
35Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
36Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla

 
Finfoots: Heliornithidae

37African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

38Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

39Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

40/Black-bellied Plover/Pluvialis squatarola
41Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
42Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
43Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
44White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

45Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

46African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

47/Ruff/Calidris pugnax
48/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferruginea
49/Sanderling/Calidris alba
50/Little Stint/Calidris minuta
51African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
52/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
53/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
54/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilis
55/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

56Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

57/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterus
58Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

59African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

60HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

61Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
62(Dwarf Bittern)Ixobrychus sturmii
63Gray HeronArdea cinerea
64Purple HeronArdea purpurea
65Great EgretArdea alba
66Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
67|Black Heron|Egretta ardesiaca
68(Cattle Egret)Bubulcus ibis
69Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
70Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventris
71Striated HeronButorides striata
72Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

73/Osprey/Pandion haliaetus

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

74African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
75/European Honey-buzzard/Pernis apivorus
76African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
77Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
78Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
79Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
80Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
81Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
82Tawny EagleAquila rapax
83Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
84Pale Chanting-GoshawkMelierax canorus
85Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
86African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorus
87ShikraAccipiter badius
88Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptius
89/Common Buzzard/Buteo buteo

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

90Barn OwlTyto alba

 
Owls: Strigidae

91African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense
92Marsh OwlAsio capensis

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

93White-backed MousebirdColius colius
94Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

95Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

96African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

97Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
98(Gray-headed Kingfisher)Halcyon leucocephala
99(Woodland Kingfisher)Halcyon senegalensis
100Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
101Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
102Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

103Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
104Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
105/Blue-cheeked Bee-eater/Merops persicus
106(Madagascar Bee-eater)Merops superciliosus
107/European Bee-eater/Merops apiaster

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

108/European Roller/Coracias garrulus
109Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

110Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
111Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

112Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiae
113Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
114Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
115Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

116Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens
117Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

118Dickinson's KestrelFalco dickinsoni
119/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo
120Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

121Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollis

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

122Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

123White-breasted CuckooshrikeCoracina pectoralis
124|Black Cuckooshrike|Campephaga flava

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

125|African Golden Oriole|Oriolus auratus
126African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

127Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

128White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

129BrubruNilaus afer
130Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
131Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
132Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
133Gabon BoubouLaniarius bicolor
134Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

135Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

136(African Paradise-Flycatcher)Terpsiphone viridis

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

137/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurio
138/Lesser Gray Shrike/Lanius minor
139Souza's ShrikeLanius souzae
140Magpie ShrikeCorvinella melanoleuca

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

141Southern Black-TitMelaniparus niger
142Rufous-bellied TitMelaniparus rufiventris
143Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens

 
Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

144African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroli

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

145Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotops
146Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
147Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
148Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
149Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
150Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
151Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
152Tinkling CisticolaCisticola rufilatus
153Chirping CisticolaCisticola pipiens
154Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
155Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

156/Sedge Warbler/Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
157(African Reed Warbler)Acrocephalus baeticatus
158Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

159Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

160Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
161|Banded Martin|Riparia cincta
162|White-throated Swallow|Hirundo albigularis
163Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
164Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
165(Lesser Striped Swallow)Cecropis abyssinica
166(Rufous-chested Swallow)Cecropis semirufa
167Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
168/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

169Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
170Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

171/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

172/Greater Whitethroat/Sylvia communis

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

173African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

174Hartlaub's BabblerTurdoides hartlaubii
175Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
Oxpeckers: Buphagidae

176Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchus

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

177(Wattled Starling)Creatophora cinerea
178(Violet-backed Starling)Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
179Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australis
180Meves's StarlingLamprotornis mevesii
181Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
182Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

183Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa
184Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

185/Spotted Flycatcher/Muscicapa striata
186Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidus
187Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
188Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

189Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
190Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
191Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
192White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatala

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

193White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
194Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
195Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
196Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
197Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
198Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
199Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer
200White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
201Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

202Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
203Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
204Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensis
205Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
206Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
207Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
208Brown FirefinchLagonosticta nitidula
209QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

210Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaea
211Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regia

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

212House SparrowPasser domesticus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

213African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

214Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicus

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

215Golden-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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##Non-breeding Dispersal
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()Breeding Season Only
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