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Area (ha):40,549
Altitude (m):1650-1700
# Species*:170
# Excl Vagrants*:170
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:5
Species/100 ha*:0.4
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Open grassland, savanna woodland, springs

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

1White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
2(Knob-billed Duck)Sarkidiornis melanotos
3African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritus
4African Black DuckAnas sparsa

 
Guineafowl: Numididae

5Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

6Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
7Hartlaub's FrancolinPternistis hartlaubi
8Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersus
9Swainson's FrancolinPternistis swainsonii
10Crested FrancolinDendroperdix sephaena
11Orange River FrancolinScleroptera levaillantoides

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

12Rock PigeonColumba livia
13Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
14Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
15Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

16Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalis
17Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelli

 
Bustards: Otididae

18Denham's BustardNeotis denhami
19White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoides

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

20Gray Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolor

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

21Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
22(Pied Cuckoo)Clamator jacobinus
23(Great Spotted Cuckoo)Clamator glandarius
24Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
25(Dideric Cuckoo)Chrysococcyx caprius

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

26Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma

 
Swifts: Apodidae

27|Alpine Swift|Apus melba
28/Common Swift/Apus apus
29Bradfield's SwiftApus bradfieldi
30Little SwiftApus affinis
31African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

32(Lesser Moorhen)Gallinula angulata
33Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

 
Flufftails: Sarothruridae

34Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa

 
Finfoots: Heliornithidae

35African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
Cranes: Gruidae

36Blue CraneAnthropoides paradiseus

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

37Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

38|Abdim's Stork|Ciconia abdimii
39/White Stork/Ciconia ciconia

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

40Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
41White-backed Night-HeronGorsachius leuconotus

 
Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae

42SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

43Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
44White-backed VultureGyps africanus
45Cape GriffonGyps coprotheres
46BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
47Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
48Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
49Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
50(Wahlberg's Eagle)Hieraaetus wahlbergi
51Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
52Tawny EagleAquila rapax
53Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
54African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
55Pale Chanting-GoshawkMelierax canorus
56Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
57ShikraAccipiter badius
58Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
59Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
60Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptius
61African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
62Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

63Barn OwlTyto alba

 
Owls: Strigidae

64African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
65Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peli
66Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
67African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

68White-backed MousebirdColius colius

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

69African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

 
Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

70Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
71Violet WoodhoopoePhoeniculus damarensis
72Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

73Bradfield's HornbillLophoceros bradfieldi
74African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
75Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiri
76Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostris
77Damara Red-billed HornbillTockus damarensis
78Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

79Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

80Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
81/European Bee-eater/Merops apiaster

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

82Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
83(Rufous-crowned Roller)Coracias naevius

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

84Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas
85Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

86Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens
87Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
88Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
89Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

90/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
91Rock KestrelFalco rupicolus
92/Amur Falcon/Falco amurensis
93Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

94Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollis

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

95Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri
96<Rueppell's Parrot>Poicephalus rueppellii

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

97/Eurasian Golden Oriole/Oriolus oriolus

 
Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

98Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

99White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

100BrubruNilaus afer
101Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
102Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
103Gabon BoubouLaniarius bicolor
104Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
105Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

106Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

107(African Paradise-Flycatcher)Terpsiphone viridis

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

108/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurio
109/Lesser Gray Shrike/Lanius minor
110White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimens

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

111Southern Black-TitMelaniparus niger
112Carp's TitMelaniparus carpi
113Rufous-bellied TitMelaniparus rufiventris
114Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens

 
Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

115African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroli

 
African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

116Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens
117RockrunnerAchaetops pycnopygius

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

118Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
119Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
120Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
121Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
122Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
123Rufous-winged CisticolaCisticola galactotes
124Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
125Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

126Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
127/Icterine Warbler/Hippolais icterina
128/Marsh Warbler/Acrocephalus palustris
129/Great Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus arundinaceus

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

130/River Warbler/Locustella fluviatilis

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

131Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
132/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
133(Greater Striped Swallow)Cecropis cucullata
134(Lesser Striped Swallow)Cecropis abyssinica
135/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

136Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
137Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus
138Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

139Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaerulea

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

140Southern Pied-BabblerTurdoides bicolor

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

141(Violet-backed Starling)Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
142Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroup
143Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australis
144Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

145Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

146/Spotted Flycatcher/Muscicapa striata
147Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
148Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
149Kalahari Scrub-RobinCercotrichas paena
150Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
151White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
152Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipes
153Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

154Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
155Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
156White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatala

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

157<Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver>Bubalornis niger
158Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
159Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
160Chestnut WeaverPloceus rubiginosus
161Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

162Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
163Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
164Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
165Cut-throatAmadina fasciata
166QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

167Great Rufous SparrowPasser motitensis
168Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

169Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
170Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris

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