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WINDHOEK & AVIS DAM

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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

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(Egyptian Goose)Alopochen aegyptiaca
3(South African Shelduck)Tadorna cana
4|Hottentot 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

10Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersus
11Orange River FrancolinScleroptera levaillantoides

 
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 WarblerSylvia layardi
97Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia 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

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

 
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
128Long-billed PipitAnthus similis

 
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 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