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Altitude (m):900-1600
# Species*:92
# Excl Vagrants*:92
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:11
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Scattered Acacia scrub, vegetated washes

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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Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

1Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
2Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
3Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

4Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaqua
5Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctus
6Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelli

 
Bustards: Otididae

7Kori BustardArdeotis kori
8Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigii
9Rueppell's BustardEupodotis rueppelii
10White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoides

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

11Gray Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolor

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

12Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma

 
Swifts: Apodidae

13Bradfield's SwiftApus bradfieldi

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

14Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
Buttonquail: Turnicidae

15Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

16Burchell's CourserCursorius rufus
17Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanus

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

18Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

19Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
20Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
21Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
22African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
23Pale Chanting-GoshawkMelierax canorus
24Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Owls: Strigidae

25Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus
26Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
27Marsh OwlAsio capensis

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

28White-backed MousebirdColius colius
29Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

30Violet WoodhoopoePhoeniculus damarensis
31Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

32Bradfield's HornbillLophoceros bradfieldi
33Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiri
34Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

35Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

36Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
37(Rufous-crowned Roller)Coracias naevius

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

38Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

39Rock KestrelFalco rupicolus
40Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
41/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo
42Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
43Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

44Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollis

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

45White-tailed ShrikeLanioturdus torquatus
46Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

47BrubruNilaus afer
48BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

49Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

50Southern FiscalLanius collaris

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

51Cape CrowCorvus capensis
52Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

53Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens
54Gray TitMelaniparus afer

 
Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

55Southern Penduline-TitAnthoscopus minutus

 
Larks: Alaudidae

56Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
57Gray's LarkAmmomanopsis grayi
58Cape LarkCerthilauda curvirostris
59Karoo Long-billed LarkCerthilauda subcoronata
60Gray-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix verticalis
61Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
62Stark's LarkSpizocorys starki
63<Sclater's Lark>Spizocorys sclateri

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

64Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
65Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
66Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

67Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

68Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

69Layard's WarblerSylvia layardi
70Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaerulea

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

71Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidus

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

72Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroup

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

73Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
74Chat FlycatcherAgricola infuscatus
75Herero ChatMelaenornis herero
76Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipes
77Karoo ChatEmarginata schlegelii
78Tractrac ChatEmarginata tractrac
79Southern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla formicivora
80Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticola
81Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

82Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

83Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
84White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

85Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
86Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

87Great Rufous SparrowPasser motitensis

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

88Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventris
89White-throated CanaryCrithagra albogularis

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

90Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuani
91Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
92Cape BuntingEmberiza capensis

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