Area (SqKm):3,245
# Species*:133
# Excl Vagrants*:133
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:3
Species/100 SqKm*:4.1
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Dry savanna, Acacia scrub


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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Ostriches: Struthionidae

1Common OstrichStruthio camelus

Ducks: Anatidae

2Blue-billed TealSpatula hottentota

Guineafowl: Numididae

3Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
4Vulturine GuineafowlAcryllium vulturinum

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

5Crested FrancolinOrtygornis sephaena
6Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
7Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
8Yellow-necked FrancolinPternistis leucoscepus

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

9Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
10Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
11Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos

Bustards: Otididae

12Buff-crested BustardEupodotis gindiana

Turacos: Musophagidae

13White-bellied Go-away-birdCorythaixoides leucogaster

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

14Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
15African CuckooCuculus gularis
16White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
17Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

18Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

19Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus

Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

20Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii

Storks: Ciconiidae

21African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
22Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus

Pelicans: Pelecanidae

23Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

24Great EgretArdea alba

Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae

25SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentarius

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

26Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
27African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
28BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
29Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
30Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
31Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
32Tawny EagleAquila rapax
33Eastern Chanting-GoshawkMelierax poliopterus
34African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
35Augur BuzzardButeo augur

Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

36Barn OwlTyto alba

Owls: Strigidae

37African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
38Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
39Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
40African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii

Mousebirds: Coliidae

41Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
42White-headed MousebirdColius leucocephalus
43Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourus

Hoopoes: Upupidae

44African Hoopoe**Upupa africana

Hornbills: Bucerotidae

45African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
46Northern Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
47Von der Decken's HornbillTockus deckeni
48Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinator

Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

49Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
50African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina picta
51Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
52Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti

Bee-eaters: Meropidae

53Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
54/Blue-cheeked Bee-eater/Merops persicus
55/Northern Carmine Bee-eater/Merops nubicus

Rollers: Coraciidae

56/European Roller/Coracias garrulus
57Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus

African Barbets: Lybiidae

58Red-and-yellow BarbetTrachyphonus erythrocephalus
59D'Arnaud's BarbetTrachyphonus darnaudii
60Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillus

Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

61Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

62Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
63Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus

Parrots: Psittacidae

64Red-bellied ParrotPoicephalus rufiventris

Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

65Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

Wattle-eyes and Batises: Platysteiridae

66Western Black-headed BatisBatis erlangeri
67Pygmy BatisBatis perkeo

Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

68Pringle's PuffbackDryoscopus pringlii
69Three-streaked TchagraTchagra jamesi
70Rosy-patched BushshrikeRhodophoneus cruentus
71Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus

Drongos: Dicruridae

72Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

Shrikes: Laniidae

73/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurio
74/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
75Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisi
76Taita FiscalLanius dorsalis
77White-rumped ShrikeEurocephalus ruppelli

Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

78White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

Penduline-Tits: Remizidae

79Mouse-colored Penduline-TitAnthoscopus musculus

Larks: Alaudidae

80White-tailed LarkMirafra albicauda
81Friedmann's LarkMirafra pulpa

African Warblers: Macrosphenidae

82Northern CrombecSylvietta brachyura
83Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

84Brown-headed ApalisApalis alticola
85Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
86Red-fronted WarblerPrinia rufifrons
87Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
88Ashy CisticolaCisticola cinereolus
89Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
90Tiny CisticolaCisticola nana

Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

91Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

92/Greater Whitethroat/Curruca communis

Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

93Scaly ChattererArgya aylmeri
94Northern Pied-BabblerTurdoides hypoleuca

Starlings: Sturnidae

95Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
96Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
97Hildebrandt's StarlingLamprotornis hildebrandti
98<Shelley's Starling>Lamprotornis shelleyi
99Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

100African Bare-eyed ThrushTurdus tephronotus

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

101African Gray FlycatcherBradornis microrhynchus
102Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
103White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
104Spotted Morning-ThrushCichladusa guttata

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

105Eastern Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes orientalis
106Hunter's SunbirdChalcomitra hunteri
107Beautiful SunbirdCinnyris pulchellus
108Black-bellied SunbirdCinnyris nectarinioides
109Tsavo SunbirdCinnyris tsavoensis

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

110Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis niger
111White-headed Buffalo-WeaverDinemellia dinemelli
112Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
113Black-necked WeaverPloceus nigricollis
114Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
115Vitelline Masked-WeaverPloceus vitellinus
116<Chestnut Weaver>Ploceus rubiginosus
117<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea quelea
118Zanzibar Red BishopEuplectes nigroventris
119Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
120<Yellow-crowned Bishop>Euplectes afer
121<Fire-fronted Bishop>Euplectes diadematus
122White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

123African SilverbillEuodice cantans
124Purple GrenadierGranatina ianthinogaster
125Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensis
126Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalus
127Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
128Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
129Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia

Indigobirds: Viduidae

130Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
131Variable IndigobirdVidua funerea

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

132Yellow-spotted Bush SparrowGymnornis pyrgita

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

133Pangani LongclawMacronyx aurantiigula

 * 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