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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

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(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
48Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
49Cape CormorantPhalacrocorax capensis
50Bank CormorantPhalacrocorax neglectus

 
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

72Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia 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 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.

OTHER LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental