Altitude (m):0-40
# Species*:89
# Excl Vagrants*:89
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:5
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Marine, arid scrub, riverine


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(Egyptian Goose)Alopochen aegyptiaca
2(South African Shelduck)Tadorna cana
3Cape ShovelerSpatula smithii
4Cape TealAnas capensis
5(Red-billed Duck)Anas erythrorhyncha
6(Southern Pochard)Netta erythrophthalma

Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae

7Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
8(Lesser Flamingo)Phoenicoparrus minor

Grebes: Podicipedidae

9Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
10Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

11Rock PigeonColumba livia

Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

12Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaqua

Bustards: Otididae

13Rueppell's BustardEupodotis rueppelii

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

14Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
15Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

16Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
17Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae

18/Eurasian Oystercatcher/Haematopus ostralegus

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

19/Black-bellied Plover/Pluvialis squatarola
20/Common Ringed Plover/Charadrius hiaticula
21Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
22White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus
23Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus

Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

24/Whimbrel/Numenius phaeopus
25/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpres
26/Red Knot/Calidris canutus
27/Ruff/Calidris pugnax
28/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferruginea
29/Sanderling/Calidris alba
30/Little Stint/Calidris minuta
31/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
32/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
33/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilis
34Common RedshankTringa totanus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

35Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
36Hartlaub's GullChroicocephalus hartlaubii
37Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
38(Damara Tern)Sternula balaenarum
39Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
40/Black Tern/Chlidonias niger
41/Common Tern/Sterna hirundo
42Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
43/Sandwich Tern/Thalasseus sandvicensis

Southern Storm-Petrels: Oceanitidae

44#Wilson's Storm-Petrel#Oceanites oceanicus

Shearwaters and Petrels: Procellariidae

45#Sooty Shearwater#Ardenna griseus

Boobies and Gannets: Sulidae

46(Cape Gannet)Morus capensis

Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

47Crowned CormorantMicrocarbo coronatus
48Bank CormorantPhalacrocorax neglectus
49Cape CormorantPhalacrocorax capensis
50Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

Pelicans: Pelecanidae

51(Great White Pelican)Pelecanus onocrotalus

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

52Gray HeronArdea cinerea
53Little EgretEgretta garzetta

Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

54Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

55Pale Chanting-GoshawkMelierax canorus
56Augur BuzzardButeo augur

Mousebirds: Coliidae

57White-backed MousebirdColius colius

Hornbills: Bucerotidae

58Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas

African Barbets: Lybiidae

59Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

60Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
61Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

Parrots: Psittaculidae

62Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollis

Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

63Pririt BatisBatis pririt

Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

64BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus

Shrikes: Laniidae

65Southern FiscalLanius collaris

Larks: Alaudidae

66Gray's LarkAmmomanopsis grayi
67Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
68Dune LarkCalendulauda erythrochlamys
69Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

70Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans

Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

71Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

72Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcaerulea

White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

73Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidus

Starlings: Sturnidae

74Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

75Chat FlycatcherAgricola infuscatus
76Tractrac ChatEmarginata tractrac
77Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticola
78Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

79Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

80Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

81Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

82House SparrowPasser domesticus
83Great Rufous SparrowPasser motitensis
84Cape SparrowPasser melanurus
85Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

86Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

87Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventris
88White-throated CanaryCrithagra albogularis

Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

89Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuani

 * 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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