# Species:667
# Excl Vagrants:614
# Endemics:1
# Near Endemics:31

List of target birds found in the country broken down by locations. Target birds are those that are endemic, near endemic, critically endangered or endangered according to the IUCN, best seen in this country, or always considered by us to be a target. Only countries for which we have data are used to determine if the species is best seen in this country. Hence, species listed as best seen in this country may also be seen in other countries for which we don't have any data. If no locale code is given, the species is only present in remote areas not included in our list of locales but is only in remote locales of other countries as well. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

color codes

1Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaManyEN
2Hartlaub's SpurfowlPternistis hartlaubiManyNE
3Cape SpurfowlPternistis capensis BC
4Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigiiManyEN
5Karoo BustardHeterotetrax vigorsiiNMNE
6Rueppell's BustardHeterotetrax rueppeliiManyNE
7Bradfield's SwiftApus bradfieldiManyBC
8Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorumENPEN
9African OystercatcherHaematopus moquiniSK,SWK,WBBC
10Burchell's CourserCursorius rufusManyBC
11SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentariusManyEN
12White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisManyCR
13Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosManyEN
14Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusManyCR
15BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusManyEN
16Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusManyEN
17Black HarrierCircus maurusND,WBEN
18Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscusManyBC
19White-backed MousebirdColius coliusManyBC
20Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiriManyNE
21Damara Red-billed HornbillTockus damarensisManyE
22&Rueppell's ParrotlPoicephalus rueppelliiManyNE
23White-tailed ShrikeLanioturdus torquatusManyNE
24Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineusWPBC
25BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonusManyBC
26Fairy FlycatcherStenostira scita BC
27Carp's TitMelaniparus carpiManyNE
28Gray TitMelaniparus aferENP,SKNE
29Gray's LarkAmmomanopsis grayiManyNE
30Cape LarkCerthilauda curvirostrisSKNE
31Karoo Long-billed LarkCerthilauda subcoronataManyNE
32Benguela Lark**Certhilauda benguelensis BC
33Black-eared Sparrow-LarkEremopterix australisNDBC
34Dune LarkCalendulauda erythrochlamysND,NM,SWK,WBNE
35Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiata BC
36Stark's LarkSpizocorys starkiManyBC
37&Sclater's LarklSpizocorys sclateriSKNE
38Large-billed LarkGalerida magnirostris BC
39RockrunnerAchaetops pycnopygiusManyNE
40Yellow-rumped EremomelaEremomela gregalisEM,SK,WBNE
41Namaqua WarblerPhragmacia substriata BC
42Karoo PriniaPrinia maculosa BC
43Kopje WarblerEuryptila subcinnamomeaND,SPNE
44Red-headed CisticolaCisticola subruficapillaManyBC
45Layard's WarblerCurruca layardiManyNE
46Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidusManyNE
47Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroupManyBC
48African Pied StarlingLamprotornis bicolor BC
49Karoo ThrushTurdus smithiNDBC
50Herero ChatMelaenornis hereroManyNE
51Angola Cave-ChatXenocopsychus ansorgei BC
52Rufous-tailed Palm-ThrushCichladusa ruficauda BC
53Sicklewing ChatEmarginata sinuata BC
54Karoo ChatEmarginata schlegeliiManyBC
55Tractrac ChatEmarginata tractracManyBC
56Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticolaManyBC
57Southern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris chalybeus BC
58Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscusManyBC
59Sociable WeaverPhiletairus sociusManyBC
60Angola WaxbillCoccopygia bocagei BC
61Cinderella WaxbillGlaucestrilda thomensis BC
62White-throated CanaryCrithagra albogularisManyBC
63Black-headed CanarySerinus alarioDVJ,WKBC
64Cape BuntingEmberiza capensisManyBC


 *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.




NENear Endemic29
CRCritically Endangered2
BCBest Seen in This Country24
ATAlways a Target0

Reason codes indicate the reason a species is included on our target birds list.