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Zimbabwe

This checklist includes all bird species found in Zimbabwe , 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: Zimbabwe
Number of species: 685
Number of globally threatened species: 17
Number of introduced species: 4
See also: http://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/

 
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 canaRare/Accidental
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritus
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Cape ShovelerAnas smithii
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
Northern PintailAnas acuta
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
Red-winged FrancolinFrancolinus levaillantii
Shelley's FrancolinFrancolinus shelleyi
Red-billed FrancolinFrancolinus adspersus
Natal FrancolinFrancolinus natalensis
Red-necked FrancolinFrancolinus afer
Swainson's FrancolinFrancolinus swainsonii
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Blue QuailCoturnix adansonii

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minorNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicusRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

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

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Long-tailed CormorantPhalacrocorax africanus

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellarisRare/Accidental
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
Madagascar Pond-HeronArdeola idaeEndangered
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
LammergeierGypaetus barbatusRare/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
Rueppell's GriffonGyps rueppelliiRare/Accidental Endangered
Cape GriffonGyps coprotheresVulnerable
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusNear-threatened
Black-breasted Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Fasciated Snake-EagleCircaetus fasciolatusNear-threatened
Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascens
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Crowned Hawk-EagleStephanoaetus coronatusNear-threatened
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
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Ovampo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Rufous-chested SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Kori BustardArdeotis kori
Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigiiEndangered
Stanley BustardNeotis denhamiNear-threatened
Red-crested BustardEupodotis ruficrista
Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans
Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa
Streaky-breasted FlufftailSarothrura boehmi
Striped FlufftailSarothrura affinis
White-winged FlufftailSarothrura ayresiRare/Accidental Endangered

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorumEndangered
Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatusVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostris
Blacksmith PloverVanellus armatus
Spur-winged PloverVanellus spinosusRare/Accidental
White-headed LapwingVanellus albiceps
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticus
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusRare/Accidental
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
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Great SnipeGallinago mediaNear-threatened
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Hottentot ButtonquailTurnix hottentottus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

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: Laridae

Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
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 liviaIntroduced species
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrix
Delegorgue's PigeonColumba delegorguei
Lemon DoveColumba larvata
Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur afer
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
Namaqua DoveOena capensis
African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae

Livingstone's TuracoTauraco livingstonii
Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowi
Knysna TuracoTauraco corythaix
Purple-crested TuracoTauraco porphyreolophus
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 solitarius
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
African CuckooCuculus gularis
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalus
Barred Long-tailed CuckooCercococcyx montanus
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
YellowbillCeuthmochares aereus
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

Mottled SpinetailTelacanthura ussheri
Bat-like SpinetailNeafrapus boehmi
Scarce SwiftSchoutedenapus myoptilus
Alpine SwiftApus melba
Mottled SwiftApus aequatorialis
Common SwiftApus apus
African SwiftApus barbatus
Little SwiftApus affinis
Horus SwiftApus horus
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
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
Boehm's Bee-eaterMerops boehmi
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
Common Scimitar-billRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostris
Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas
Crowned HornbillTockus alboterminatus
Bradfield's HornbillTockus bradfieldi
African Gray HornbillTockus nasutus
Trumpeter HornbillCeratogymna bucinator
Silvery-cheeked HornbillCeratogymna brevis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateriVulnerable

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantii
White-eared BarbetStactolaema leucotis
Whyte's BarbetStactolaema whytii
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiae
Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
Pallid HoneyguideIndicator meliphilus
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Scaly-throated HoneyguideIndicator variegatus
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollisRare/Accidental
Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni
Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera cailliautii
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Bearded WoodpeckerDendropicos namaquus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
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

Lilian's LovebirdAgapornis lilianaeNear-threatened
Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus robustus
Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri
Brown-headed ParrotPoicephalus cryptoxanthus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African BroadbillSmithornis capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

African PittaPitta angolensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
Cape BatisBatis capensis
Woodward's BatisBatis fratrum
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pale BatisBatis soror

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus
Retz's HelmetshrikePrionops retzii
Chestnut-fronted HelmetshrikePrionops scopifrons
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcherBias musicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus afer
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Marsh TchagraTchagra minutus
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Tropical BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
Gabon BoubouLaniarius bicolor
Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus
BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus
Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
Olive BushshrikeTelophorus olivaceus
Black-fronted BushshrikeTelophorus nigrifrons
Four-colored BushshrikeTelophorus viridis
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesia
White-breasted CuckooshrikeCoracina pectoralis
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Southern FiscalLanius collaris
Magpie ShrikeCorvinella melanoleuca
White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigii
Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Crested-FlycatcherTrochocercus cyanomelas
African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Cape CrowCorvus capensis
Pied CrowCorvus albus
White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Yellow-spotted NicatorNicator chloris
Eastern NicatorNicator gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Monotonous LarkMirafra passerina
Latakoo LarkMirafra chenianaNear-threatened
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoides
Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricans
Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotis
Gray-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix verticalis
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
Stark's LarkSpizocorys starkiRare/Accidental
Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Fairy FlycatcherStenostira scitaRare/Accidental
White-tailed Blue-FlycatcherElminia albicauda
White-tailed Crested-FlycatcherElminia albonotata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Southern Black-TitMelaniparus niger
Rufous-bellied TitMelaniparus rufiventris
Miombo TitMelaniparus griseiventris
Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroli
Southern Penduline-TitAnthoscopus minutus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

African Spotted-CreeperSalpornis salvadori

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Stripe-cheeked GreenbulArizelocichla milanjensis
Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Yellow-streaked GreenbulPhyllastrephus flavostriatus
Tiny GreenbulPhyllastrephus debilis
Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosus
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus
Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Red-capped CrombecSylvietta ruficapillaRare/Accidental
Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii
Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens
Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalis
Cape GrassbirdSphenoeacus afer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Livingstone's FlycatcherErythrocercus livingstonei

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-throated Wood-WarblerPhylloscopus ruficapilla
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

Fan-tailed GrassbirdSchoenicola brevirostris
Barratt's WarblerBradypterus barratti
Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecala
Eurasian River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracica
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephala
Chirinda ApalisApalis chirindensis
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Miombo Wren-WarblerCalamonastes undosus
Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Gray CisticolaCisticola rufilatus
Wailing CisticolaCisticola lais
Winding CisticolaCisticola galactotes
Chirping CisticolaCisticola pipiens
Tinkling CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Siffling CisticolaCisticola brachypterus
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
Pale-crowned CisticolaCisticola cinnamomeus
Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
Roberts's PriniaPrinia robertsi
Red-winged PriniaPrinia erythroptera
Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotops
Burnt-neck EremomelaEremomela usticollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylvidae

BlackcapSylvia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoria
Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaerulea
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Hartlaub's BabblerTurdoides hartlaubii
Southern Pied-BabblerTurdoides bicolor
Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Promeropidae

Gurney's SugarbirdPromerops gurneyi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Southern HyliotaHyliota australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidus
Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Dusky-brown FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Gray Tit-FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
Kalahari Scrub-RobinCercotrichas paena
Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
White-throated Robin-ChatCossypha humeralis
White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin-ChatCossypha natalensis
Collared Palm-ThrushCichladusa arquata
White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
Swynnerton's RobinSwynnertonia swynnertoniVulnerable
White-throated RobinIrania gutturalis
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusRare/Accidental
Miombo Rock-ThrushMonticola angolensis
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraRare/Accidental
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Boulder ChatPinarornis plumosus
Southern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla formicivoraRare/Accidental
White-headed Black-ChatMyrmecocichla arnotti
Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Familiar ChatCercomela familiaris
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyi
Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa
Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana
Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Cape Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Greater Blue-eared Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
Meves's Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis mevesiiRare/Accidental
Burchell's Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis australis
Black-bellied Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis corruscus
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus
Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Plain-backed SunbirdAnthreptes reichenowiNear-threatened
Western Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes longuemarei
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Western Olive SunbirdCyanomitra obscura
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Bronze SunbirdNectarinia kilimensis
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Miombo SunbirdCinnyris manoensis
Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
Shelley's SunbirdCinnyris shelleyi
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatala
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus
Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
White WagtailMotacilla alba
African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Woodland PipitAnthus nyassae
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Short-tailed PipitAnthus brachyurusRare/Accidental
Bush PipitAnthus caffer
Golden PipitTmetothylacus tenellusRare/Accidental
Orange-throated LongclawMacronyx capensis
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuani
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
Cape BuntingEmberiza capensis
Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris
Cabanis's BuntingEmberiza cabanisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Cape CanarySerinus canicollis
Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicus
African CitrilSerinus citrinelloides
Black-faced CanarySerinus capistratus
Black-throated CanarySerinus atrogularis
Lemon-breasted SeedeaterSerinus citrinipectus
Brimstone CanarySerinus sulphuratus
Black-eared SeedeaterSerinus mennelli
Streaky-headed SeedeaterSerinus gularis

 
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
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterus
Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Forest WeaverPloceus bicolor
Cardinal QueleaQuelea cardinalisRare/Accidental
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Red BishopEuplectes orix
Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
Yellow-shouldered WidowbirdEuplectes macroura
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Swee WaxbillCoccopygia melanotis
Yellow-bellied WaxbillCoccopygia quartinia
Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidula
Red-faced Crimson-wingCryptospiza reichenovii
Black-tailed WaxbillEstrilda perreini
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Black-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
Lesser SeedcrackerPyrenestes minor
Blue-breasted CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensis
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afra
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Brown FirefinchLagonosticta nitidula
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia
Cut-throatAmadina fasciata
Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala
Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavus
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa
LocustfinchPaludipasser locustella
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullatus
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor
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
Variable IndigobirdVidua funerea
Purple IndigobirdVidua purpurascens
Green IndigobirdVidua codringtoni
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis

 

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