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Namibia

This checklist includes all bird species found in Namibia , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements 6th edition (updated 2013). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: Namibia
Number of species: 700
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 24
Number of introduced species: 1

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
South African ShelduckTadorna cana
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritus
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
Cape ShovelerAnas smithii
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Hottentot TealAnas hottentota
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Cape TealAnas capensis
Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma
Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaNear-threatened

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Coqui FrancolinFrancolinus coqui
Crested FrancolinFrancolinus sephaena
Orange River FrancolinFrancolinus levaillantoides
Hartlaub's FrancolinFrancolinus hartlaubi
Red-billed FrancolinFrancolinus adspersus
Cape FrancolinFrancolinus capensis
Natal FrancolinFrancolinus natalensisRare/Accidental
Red-necked FrancolinFrancolinus afer
Swainson's FrancolinFrancolinus swainsonii
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minorNear-threatened

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Jackass PenguinSpheniscus demersusEndangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaVulnerable
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniVulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaRare/Accidental Endangered
Fairy PrionPachyptila turturRare/Accidental
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittata
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheriRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicusCritically endangered
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicus
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimii
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopusRare/Accidental
White StorkCiconia ciconia
Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis
Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Cape GannetMorus capensisVulnerable
Australasian GannetMorus serratorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Cape CormorantPhalacrocorax capensisNear-threatened
Bank CormorantPhalacrocorax neglectusEndangered
Long-tailed CormorantPhalacrocorax africanus
Crowned CormorantPhalacrocorax coronatusNear-threatened

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Slaty EgretEgretta vinaceigulaVulnerable
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventris
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
White-backed Night-HeronGorsachius leuconotus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentariusVulnerable

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensisRare/Accidental
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisVulnerable
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotus
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusEndangered
White-backed VultureGyps africanusEndangered
Cape GriffonGyps coprotheresVulnerable
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusNear-threatened
Black-breasted Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascens
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusNear-threatened
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
Pale Chanting-GoshawkMelierax canorus
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorus
Black HarrierCircus maurusVulnerable
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Ovampo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Augur BuzzardButeo augur
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Kori BustardArdeotis kori
Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigiiEndangered
Stanley BustardNeotis denhamiNear-threatened
Karoo BustardEupodotis vigorsii
Rueppell's BustardEupodotis rueppellii
Red-crested BustardEupodotis ruficrista
White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoides
Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Corn CrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
African RailRallus caerulescens
African CrakeCrecopsis egregia
Black CrakeAmaurornis flavirostra
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaRare/Accidental
Striped CrakeAenigmatolimnas marginalis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans
Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa
Streaky-breasted FlufftailSarothrura boehmiRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorumEndangered
Blue CraneAnthropoides paradiseusVulnerable
Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatusVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus
African OystercatcherHaematopus moquiniNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostris
Blacksmith PloverVanellus armatus
White-headed LapwingVanellus albiceps
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticus
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus
Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensis
African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minuta
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Great SnipeGallinago mediaNear-threatened
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Burchell's CourserCursorius rufus
Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanus
Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctus
Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniNear-threatened
Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Sabine's GullXema sabini
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Hartlaub's GullChroicocephalus hartlaubii
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Damara TernSternula balaenarumNear-threatened
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental
African SkimmerRynchops flavirostrisNear-threatened

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaqua
Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalis
Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctus
Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelli

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Namaqua DoveOena capensis
African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae

Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowi
Knysna TuracoTauraco corythaix
Ross's TuracoMusophaga rossaeRare/Accidental
Gray Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolor

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Thick-billed CuckooPachycoccyx audeberti
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitariusRare/Accidental
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
African CuckooCuculus gularis
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Black CoucalCentropus grillii
Coppery-tailed CoucalCentropus cupreicaudus
Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

African Grass-OwlTyto capensis
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
European Scops-OwlOtus scops
Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis granti
Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensis
Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus
Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peli
Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense
African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii
Marsh OwlAsio capensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillarius
Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigena
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensis
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossii

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Bat-like SpinetailNeafrapus boehmi
Alpine SwiftApus melba
Common SwiftApus apus
Bradfield's SwiftApus bradfieldi
Little SwiftApus affinis
Horus SwiftApus horus
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

White-backed MousebirdColius colius
Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Half-collared KingfisherAlcedo semitorquata
Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
African Pygmy-KingfisherIspidina picta
Gray-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis
Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maximus
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Southern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicoides

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusNear-threatened
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
Racket-tailed RollerCoracias spatulatus
Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Violet WoodhoopoePhoeniculus damarensis
Common Scimitar-billRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiri
Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostris
Damara Red-billed HornbillTockus damarensisEndemic
Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas
Crowned HornbillTockus alboterminatus
Bradfield's HornbillTockus bradfieldi
African Gray HornbillTockus nasutus
Trumpeter HornbillCeratogymna bucinator

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateriVulnerable

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantii
Yellow-throated TinkerbirdPogoniulus subsulphureus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiae
Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Scaly-throated HoneyguideIndicator variegatusRare/Accidental
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Bearded WoodpeckerDendropicos namaquus
Olive WoodpeckerDendropicos griseocephalusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Gray KestrelFalco ardosiaceus
Dickinson's KestrelFalco dickinsoni
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusNear-threatened
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvierii
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Taita FalconFalco fasciinuchaNear-threatened

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollis
Lilian's LovebirdAgapornis lilianaeNear-threatened
Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus robustus
Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri
Rueppell's ParrotPoicephalus rueppellii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African BroadbillSmithornis capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

African PittaPitta angolensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

White-tailed ShrikeLanioturdus torquatus
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus
Retz's HelmetshrikePrionops retzii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus afer
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Tropical BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
Gabon BoubouLaniarius bicolor
Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus
BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus
Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

White-breasted CuckooshrikeCoracina pectoralis
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Southern FiscalLanius collaris
Souza's ShrikeLanius souzaeRare/Accidental
Magpie ShrikeCorvinella melanoleuca
White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus
African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus
African Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Cape CrowCorvus capensis
Pied CrowCorvus albus
White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Eastern NicatorNicator gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Monotonous LarkMirafra passerina
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiata
Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolata
Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoides
Red LarkCalendulauda burraVulnerable
Karoo LarkCalendulauda albescens
Barlow's LarkCalendulauda barlowi
Dune LarkCalendulauda erythrochlamys
Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricans
Gray's LarkAmmomanopsis grayi
Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
Cape LarkCerthilauda curvirostris
Karoo Long-billed LarkCerthilauda subcoronata
Benguela LarkCerthilauda benguelensis
Black-eared Sparrow-LarkEremopterix australis
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotis
Gray-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix verticalis
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
Stark's LarkSpizocorys starki
Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostris
Sclater's LarkSpizocorys sclateriNear-threatened
Large-billed LarkGalerida magnirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Banded MartinRiparia cincta
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Angola SwallowHirundo angolensis
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Greater Striped-SwallowCecropis cucullata
Lesser Striped-SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
South African SwallowPetrochelidon spilodera
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum
Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Fairy FlycatcherStenostira scita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Southern Black-TitMelaniparus niger
Carp's TitMelaniparus carpi
Rufous-bellied TitMelaniparus rufiventris
Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens
Gray TitMelaniparus afer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroli
Southern Penduline-TitAnthoscopus minutus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus
Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Red-capped CrombecSylvietta ruficapilla
Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytiiRare/Accidental
Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens
RockrunnerAchaetops pycnopygius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Eurasian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
African Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus
Lesser Swamp-WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
Greater Swamp-WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens
Great Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecala
Eurasian River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
Kopje WarblerEuryptila subcinnamomea
Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralis
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Gray CisticolaCisticola rufilatus
Red-headed CisticolaCisticola subruficapilla
Winding CisticolaCisticola galactotes
Chirping CisticolaCisticola pipiens
Tinkling CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
Karoo PriniaPrinia maculosa
Namaqua PriniaPrinia substriata
Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotops
Yellow-rumped EremomelaEremomela gregalis
Burnt-neck EremomelaEremomela usticollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylvidae

Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoria
Layard's WarblerSylvia layardi
Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaerulea
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis
Cape White-eyeZosterops pallidus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Hartlaub's BabblerTurdoides hartlaubii
Black-faced BabblerTurdoides melanops
Southern Pied-BabblerTurdoides bicolor
Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii
Bare-cheeked BabblerTurdoides gymnogenys

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigaster

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidus
Chat FlycatcherBradornis infuscatus
Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Fiscal FlycatcherSigelus silensRare/Accidental
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Gray Tit-FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Karoo Scrub-RobinCercotrichas coryphaeus
Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
Kalahari Scrub-RobinCercotrichas paena
Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
Herero ChatNamibornis herero
Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin-ChatCossypha natalensisRare/Accidental
Collared Palm-ThrushCichladusa arquata
Rufous-tailed Palm-ThrushCichladusa ruficauda
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis
Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipes
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraRare/Accidental
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Southern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla formicivora
White-headed Black-ChatMyrmecocichla arnotti
Sicklewing ChatCercomela sinuata
Karoo ChatCercomela schlegelii
Tractrac ChatCercomela tractrac
Familiar ChatCercomela familiaris
Mountain WheatearOenanthe monticola
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa
Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana
Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus
Karoo ThrushTurdus smithi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Cape Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Greater Blue-eared Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
Meves's Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis mevesii
Burchell's Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis australis
Sharp-tailed Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis acuticaudus
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
African Pied StarlingSpreo bicolor
Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroup

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus
Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Southern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris chalybeus
Greater Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris afer
Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
Shelley's SunbirdCinnyris shelleyiRare/Accidental
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatala
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus
Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus
Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Woodland PipitAnthus nyassae
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Kimberley PipitAnthus pseudosimilis
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris
Tree PipitAnthus trivialisRare/Accidental
Golden PipitTmetothylacus tenellusRare/Accidental
Orange-throated LongclawMacronyx capensis
Fuelleborn's LongclawMacronyx fuelleborniRare/Accidental
Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulanaRare/Accidental
Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuani
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
Cape BuntingEmberiza capensis
Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Black-headed CanaryAlario alario
Damara CanaryAlario leucolaemus
Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicus
Black-throated CanarySerinus atrogularis
Yellow CanarySerinus flaviventris
White-throated CanarySerinus albogularis
Black-eared SeedeaterSerinus mennelli

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Great Rufous SparrowPasser motitensis
Cape SparrowPasser melanurus
Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseusRare/Accidental
Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus
Yellow-throated PetroniaPetronia superciliaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis niger
Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
Social WeaverPhiletairus socius
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
Cape WeaverPloceus capensis
Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterus
Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Chestnut WeaverPloceus rubiginosus
Cardinal QueleaQuelea cardinalisRare/Accidental
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Red BishopEuplectes orix
Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Swee WaxbillCoccopygia melanotis
Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
Cinderella WaxbillEstrilda thomensisNear-threatened
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Black-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
Blue-breasted CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensis
Blue-capped CordonbleuUraeginthus cyanocephalus
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afra
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Brown FirefinchLagonosticta nitidula
Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia
Cut-throatAmadina fasciata
Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala
Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavus
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullatus
Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Broad-tailed Paradise-WhydahVidua obtusa
Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaea
Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regia
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Pale-winged IndigobirdVidua wilsoni
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis

 

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