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Altitude (m):1200
# Species*:204
# Excl Vagrants*:204
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:1
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Freshwater lake, swamp, grassland

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-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
2Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
3White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
4Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
5Hottentot TealSpatula hottentota
6Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
7Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
8\Southern Pochard\Netta erythrophthalma

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

9Gray-breasted FrancolinPternistis rufopictus

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

10Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

11Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
12Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
13Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
14Namaqua DoveOena capensis
15African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
Bustards: Otididae

16Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
Turacos: Musophagidae

17Bare-faced Go-away-birdCorythaixoides personatus

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

18Blue-headed CoucalCentropus monachus
19White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
20Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
21Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

22\Pennant-winged Nightjar\Caprimulgus vexillarius
23/Eurasian Nightjar/Caprimulgus europaeus
24Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossii

 
Swifts: Apodidae

25|Common Swift|Apus apus
26Little SwiftApus affinis
27African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

28Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata
29Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
30Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla

 
Cranes: Gruidae

31Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

 
Thick-knees: Burhinidae

32Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
33Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

34Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

35Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostris
36Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
37Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
38Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
39/Lesser Sand-Plover/Charadrius mongolus
40/Caspian Plover/Charadrius asiaticus
41/Common Ringed Plover/Charadrius hiaticula
42/Little Ringed Plover/Charadrius dubius

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

43African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

44/Black-tailed Godwit/Limosa limosa
45/Ruff/Calidris pugnax
46/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferruginea
47/Little Stint/Calidris minuta
48/Great Snipe/Gallinago media
49/Common Snipe/Gallinago gallinago
50African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
51/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
52/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropus
53/Spotted Redshank/Tringa erythropus
54/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
55/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilis
56/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

57Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctus

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

58Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
59Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
60/Gull-billed Tern/Gelochelidon nilotica
61/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterus
62Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

63African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
64/Black Stork/Ciconia nigra
65Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer
66Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

67African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

68Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
69Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
Pelicans: Pelecanidae

70Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
71Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
Hamerkop: Scopidae

72HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

73Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
74Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
75Gray HeronArdea cinerea
76Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
77Goliath HeronArdea goliath
78Purple HeronArdea purpurea
79Great EgretArdea alba
80Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
81Little EgretEgretta garzetta
82Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
83Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
84Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
85Striated HeronButorides striata
86Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

87Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
88African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
89Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
90African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

91/Osprey/Pandion haliaetus

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

92Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
93/European Honey-buzzard/Pernis apivorus
94Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
95/Eurasian Marsh-Harrier/Circus aeruginosus
96African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorus
97/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
98African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
99|Common Buzzard|Buteo buteo
100Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
Owls: Strigidae

101Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus

 
Mousebirds: Coliidae

102Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
103Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourus

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

104Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
105African Pygmy-KingfisherIspidina picta
106Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
107Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis
108Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

109Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
110/Blue-cheeked Bee-eater/Merops persicus
111\Madagascar Bee-eater\Merops superciliosus

 
African Barbets: Lybiidae

112Usambiro Barbet**Trachyphonus usambiro
113Black-billed BarbetLybius guifsobalito

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

114Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

115Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescens

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

116/Lesser Kestrel/Falco naumanni
117|Sooty Falcon|Falco concolor
118/Eurasian Hobby/Falco subbuteo

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

119Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
Bushshrikes: Malaconotidae

120Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
121Marsh TchagraTchagra minutus
122Black-headed GonolekLaniarius erythrogaster

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

123Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

124African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

125/Red-backed Shrike/Lanius collurio
126/Isabelline Shrike/Lanius isabellinus
127|Lesser Gray Shrike|Lanius minor
128Gray-backed FiscalLanius excubitoroides
129Long-tailed FiscalLanius cabanisi
130White-rumped ShrikeEurocephalus ruppelli

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

131Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
Larks: Alaudidae

132Fischer's Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucopareia
133Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
134Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

135Gray-backed Camaroptera**Camaroptera brevicaudata
136Gray-capped WarblerEminia lepida
137Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
138Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
139Winding Cisticola**Cisticola marginatus
140Carruthers's CisticolaCisticola carruthersi
141Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
142Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

143/Eastern Olivaceous Warbler/Iduna pallida
144/Icterine Warbler/Hippolais icterina
145/Sedge Warbler/Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
146African Reed WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

147Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
148/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
149Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
150/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
151Angola SwallowHirundo angolensis
152Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
153Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
154Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
155/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicum
156White-headed SawwingPsalidoprocne albiceps
157Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

158Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

159Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
160Superb StarlingLamprotornis superbus

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

161Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

162|Spotted Flycatcher|Muscicapa striata
163Swamp FlycatcherMuscicapa aquatica
164SilverbirdMelaenornis semipartitus
165Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
166White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
167Spotted Morning-ThrushCichladusa guttata
168/Whinchat/Saxicola rubetra
169/Northern Wheatear/Oenanthe oenanthe
170/Isabelline Wheatear/Oenanthe isabellina

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

171Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
172Red-chested SunbirdCinnyris erythrocercus

 
Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

173White-headed Buffalo-WeaverDinemellia dinemelli
174Slender-billed WeaverPloceus pelzelni
175Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
176Northern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus castanops
177Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
178Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
179Black-headed WeaverPloceus melanocephalus
180<Golden-backed Weaver>Ploceus jacksoni
181<Chestnut Weaver>Ploceus rubiginosus
182Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
183<Red-billed Quelea>Quelea quelea
184Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
185Black BishopEuplectes gierowii
186Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

187Crimson-rumped WaxbillEstrilda rhodopyga
188Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
189Red-cheeked CordonbleuUraeginthus bengalus
190Blue-capped CordonbleuUraeginthus cyanocephalus
191Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
192Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
193Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata

 
Indigobirds: Viduidae

194Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaea
195Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

196House SparrowPasser domesticus
197Chestnut SparrowPasser eminibey

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

198/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava
199African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
200African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
201Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
202Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

203Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambicus
204Reichenow's SeedeaterCrithagra reichenowi

 * 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

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