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


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 WarblerCurruca layardi
70Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca 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 WaxbillBrunhilda 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 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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