Altitude (m):1700
# Species*:131
# Excl Vagrants*:131
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:4
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Urban, dry scrub, river edge, parks


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(Egyptian Goose)Alopochen aegyptiaca
3(South African Shelduck)Tadorna cana
4|Blue-billed Teal|Spatula hottentota
5Cape ShovelerSpatula smithii
6(Red-billed Duck)Anas erythrorhyncha
7(Southern Pochard)Netta erythrophthalma
8Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa

Guineafowl: Numididae

9Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

10Orange River FrancolinScleroptera levaillantoides
11Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersus

Grebes: Podicipedidae

12Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

13Rock PigeonColumba livia
14Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
15Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
16Namaqua DoveOena capensis

Turacos: Musophagidae

17Gray Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolor

Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

18(Rufous-cheeked Nightjar)Caprimulgus rufigena

Swifts: Apodidae

19|Alpine Swift|Apus melba
20Bradfield's SwiftApus bradfieldi
21Little SwiftApus affinis
22White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
23African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

24Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
25Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
26African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensis

Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

27Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

28Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
29Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris

Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

30Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

31/Ruff/Calidris pugnax
32/Little Stint/Calidris minuta
33/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
34/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
35/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

Anhingas: Anhingidae

36African DarterAnhinga rufa

Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

37Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

Hamerkop: Scopidae

38HamerkopScopus umbretta

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

39(Dwarf Bittern)Ixobrychus sturmii
40Gray HeronArdea cinerea
41Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
42Great EgretArdea alba
43Little EgretEgretta garzetta
44(Cattle Egret)Bubulcus ibis
45Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
46Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

47African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
48African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

Osprey: Pandionidae

49/Osprey/Pandion haliaetus

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

50Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
51Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
52/Steppe Eagle/Aquila nipalensis
53Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
54African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
55/Common Buzzard/Buteo buteo

Owls: Strigidae

56Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum

Mousebirds: Coliidae

57White-backed MousebirdColius colius

Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

58Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

Hornbills: Bucerotidae

59Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiri

Bee-eaters: Meropidae

60Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
61/European Bee-eater/Merops apiaster

Rollers: Coraciidae

62Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
63(Rufous-crowned Roller)Coracias naevius

African Barbets: Lybiidae

64Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas

Woodpeckers: Picidae

65Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

66Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus

Parrots: Psittaculidae

67Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollis

Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

68White-tailed ShrikeLanioturdus torquatus
69Pririt BatisBatis pririt

Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

70Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
71Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus

Drongos: Dicruridae

72Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

Shrikes: Laniidae

73/Lesser Gray Shrike/Lanius minor

Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

74Southern Penduline-TitAnthoscopus minutus

African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

75Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens
76RockrunnerAchaetops pycnopygius

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

77Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
78Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
79Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
80Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
81Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
82Chirping CisticolaCisticola pipiens
83Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
84Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus

Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

85/Sedge Warbler/Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
86(African Reed Warbler)Acrocephalus baeticatus

Swallows: Hirundinidae

87Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
88Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
89|White-throated Swallow|Hirundo albigularis
90Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
91(Greater Striped Swallow)Cecropis cucullata
92|South African Swallow|Petrochelidon spilodera
93/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum

Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

94Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans

Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

95/Willow Warbler/Phylloscopus trochilus

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

96Layard's WarblerCurruca layardi
97Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcaerulea

Starlings: Sturnidae

98(Wattled Starling)Creatophora cinerea
99(Violet-backed Starling)Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
100Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroup
101Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

102Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

103Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
104Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticola
105Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

106Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
107Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
108Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

109Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
110White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
111Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
112Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
113(Red-billed Quelea)Quelea quelea
114Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

115Black-faced WaxbillBrunhilda erythronotos
116Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
117QuailfinchOrtygospiza atricollis
118Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
119Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensis
120Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba

Indigobirds: Viduidae

121Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
122Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regia

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

123House SparrowPasser domesticus
124Great Rufous SparrowPasser motitensis
125Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

126Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
127African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
128Nicholson's PipitAnthus nicholsoni

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

129Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularis

Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

130Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
131Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris

 * 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.



//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
##Non-breeding Dispersal
()Breeding Season Only