Area (SqMi):290,585
# Species:765
# Excl Vagrants:731
# Endemics:1
# Near Endemics:1
Species/1000 SqMi:2.5

List of target birds found in the country broken down by locations. Target birds are those found only in restricted areas, are rarely seen anywhere, or are endemic or near endemic. Some species may be more easily seen in other countries. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

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1Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersusBFPUS
2Afep PigeonColumba unicinctaNWRUS
3Red-crested BustardEupodotis ruficristaKNPOS
4Burchell's Coucal**Centropus burchelliiVFSS
5Olive Long-tailed CuckooCercococcyx olivinusNWROS
6Barred Long-tailed CuckooCercococcyx montanusSLNPRS
7Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillariusSLNPSS
8White-spotted FlufftailSarothrura pulchraNWRRS
9ShoebillBalaeniceps rexBWUS
10Blue-breasted KingfisherHalcyon malimbicaNWRRS
11Boehm's Bee-eaterMerops boehmiKSKUS
12Chaplin's BarbetLybius chapliniKFLT,KNP,NRCUS
13Least HoneyguideIndicator exilisNWROS
14Brown-eared WoodpeckerCampethera caroliNWRRS
15/Sooty Falcon/Falco concolorVFRS
16Lilian's LovebirdAgapornis lilianaeSLNPAS
17Black-cheeked LovebirdAgapornis nigrigenisKNPSS
18Gabon BoubouLaniarius bicolorBFPOS
19Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineusSS
20Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventerNWRSS
21Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoidesBFPSS
22Angola LarkMirafra angolensisNWRUS
23Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiataBFPSS
24Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostrisBFPSS
25Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracicaMWUS
26Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularisNWRUS
27Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythropteraSLNPSS
28Whistling CisticolaCisticola lateralisNWRUS
29Cloud-scraping CisticolaCisticola damboNWRAS
30Bamboo WarblerBradypterus alfrediNWROS
31Montane Blue SwallowHirundo atrocaeruleaMWSS
32Black-and-rufous SwallowHirundo nigrorufaNWRUS
33Red-throated SwallowPetrochelidon rufigulaNWRSS
34South African SwallowPetrochelidon spiloderaBFPRS
35Black-collared BulbulNeolestes torquatusNWRUS
36Honeyguide GreenbulBaeopogon indicatorNWROS
37Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricansSS
38Livingstone's FlycatcherErythrocercus livingstoneiSLNPSS
39Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaeruleaKNP,NRCOS
40Babbling StarlingNeocichla gutturalisSLNPSS
41Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australisBFPOS
42Rufous Flycatcher-ThrushNeocossyphus fraseriNWRUS
43Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensisUS
44Gray-winged Robin-ChatCossypha poliopteraNWROS
45Bocage's AkalatSheppardia bocageiKNP,KSKUS
46Bannerman's SunbirdCyanomitra bannermaniNWRUS
47Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescensNWROS
48Shelley's SunbirdCinnyris shelleyiKNP,NRC,SLNPSS
49Bates's SunbirdCinnyris batesiNWRUS
50Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifronsRS
51Bocage's WeaverPloceus temporalisNWRSS
52Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterusBFPSS
53Bar-winged WeaverPloceus angolensisMW,SLNPSS
54Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progneBFP,BWSS
55Swee WaxbillCoccopygia melanotisMW,SLNPRS
56Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloidesKFLTOS
57Green IndigobirdVidua codringtoniKFLT,NRC,SLNPRS
58Bush PipitAnthus cafferKNP,KSK,MWSS

 * 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.




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


ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen