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


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
5Blue-billed TealSpatula hottentota
6Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
7Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
8\Southern Pochard\Netta erythrophthalma

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

9Gray-breasted SpurfowlPternistis rufopictus

Grebes: Podicipedidae

10Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

11Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
12Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
13Laughing DoveSpilopelia 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-OwlKetupa 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 CisticolaCisticola 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
146/Common Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus scirpaceus

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

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

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 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.



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\\Austral Visitor2
##Non-breeding Dispersal0
()Breeding Season Only0


NTNear Threatened3
CRCritically Endangered0

Species counts in code tables depend on completeness of the data. For some countries or locales, data may not include all species or information on species presence may be incomplete.