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South Africa

This checklist includes all bird species found in South Africa , 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: South Africa
Number of species: 864
Number of endemics: 31
Number of globally threatened species: 45
Number of introduced species: 11
Date last reviewed: 2006-09-11
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
Mute SwanCygnus olorIntroduced species
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
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Cape ShovelerAnas smithii
Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Hottentot TealAnas hottentota
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Cape TealAnas capensis
Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma
Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaNear-threatened

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

ChukarAlectoris chukarIntroduced species
Coqui FrancolinFrancolinus coqui
Crested FrancolinFrancolinus sephaena
Red-winged FrancolinFrancolinus levaillantii
Gray-winged FrancolinFrancolinus africanusEndemic
Shelley's FrancolinFrancolinus shelleyi
Orange River FrancolinFrancolinus levaillantoides
Red-billed FrancolinFrancolinus adspersus
Cape FrancolinFrancolinus capensisEndemic
Natal FrancolinFrancolinus natalensis
Red-necked FrancolinFrancolinus afer
Swainson's FrancolinFrancolinus swainsonii
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Blue QuailCoturnix adansonii
Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minorNear-threatened

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicusRare/Accidental
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Jackass PenguinSpheniscus demersusEndangered
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Tristan PenguinEudyptes moseleyiRare/Accidental Endangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
Gray-headed AlbatrossThalassarche chrysostomaVulnerable
Buller's AlbatrossThalassarche bulleriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Chatham AlbatrossThalassarche eremitaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophoraRare/Accidental
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans
Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Snow PetrelPagodroma niveaRare/Accidental
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiRare/Accidental Endangered
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessoniiRare/Accidental
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaRare/Accidental Endangered
Blue PetrelHalobaena caeruleaRare/Accidental
Fairy PrionPachyptila turturRare/Accidental
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salviniRare/Accidental
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheriRare/Accidental
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Spectacled PetrelProcellaria conspicillataVulnerable
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificusRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicusRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Gray-backed Storm-PetrelGarrodia nereisRare/Accidental
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicus
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairaeRare/Accidental Data deficient

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Pelecanoididae

Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusRare/Accidental
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/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
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
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 capensisEndemic Near-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
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularisRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
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
Bald IbisGeronticus calvusEndemic Vulnerable
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 angolensis
LammergeierGypaetus barbatus
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRare/Accidental Endangered
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
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 aeruginosusRare/Accidental
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
Rufous-chested SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusRare/Accidental
Augur BuzzardButeo augur
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Kori BustardArdeotis kori
Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigiiEndangered
Stanley BustardNeotis denhamiNear-threatened
White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis
Blue BustardEupodotis caerulescensEndemic Near-threatened
Karoo BustardEupodotis vigorsii
Rueppell's BustardEupodotis rueppelliiRare/Accidental
Red-crested BustardEupodotis ruficrista
Black BustardEupodotis afraEndemic
White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoides
Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Corn CrakeCrex crex
African RailRallus caerulescens
African CrakeCrecopsis egregia
Black CrakeAmaurornis flavirostra
Little CrakePorzana parvaRare/Accidental
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
Chestnut-headed FlufftailSarothrura lugens
Streaky-breasted FlufftailSarothrura boehmiRare/Accidental
Striped FlufftailSarothrura affinis
White-winged FlufftailSarothrura ayresiEndangered

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorumEndangered
Blue CraneAnthropoides paradiseusVulnerable
Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatusVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental
African OystercatcherHaematopus moquiniNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Blacksmith PloverVanellus armatus
Spur-winged PloverVanellus spinosusRare/Accidental
White-headed LapwingVanellus albiceps
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticus
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusRare/Accidental
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
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
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
Long-toed StintCalidris subminutaRare/Accidental
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
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great SnipeGallinago mediaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Hottentot ButtonquailTurnix hottentottus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeolaRare/Accidental

 
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 nuchalisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Sabine's GullXema sabini
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus geneiRare/Accidental
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Hartlaub's GullChroicocephalus hartlaubii
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Caspian GullLarus cachinnansRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidusRare/Accidental
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifrons
Damara TernSternula balaenarumNear-threatened
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatranaRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata
White-cheeked TernSterna repressaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Elegant TernThalasseus elegansRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
African SkimmerRynchops flavirostrisRare/Accidental Near-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
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turturRare/Accidental
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
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 poliocephalusRare/Accidental
Madagascar CuckooCuculus rochiiRare/Accidental
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
YellowbillCeuthmochares aereus
Black CoucalCentropus grillii
Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

African Grass-OwlTyto capensis
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
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
Alpine SwiftApus melba
Common SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidusRare/Accidental
African SwiftApus barbatus
Bradfield's SwiftApus bradfieldi
Little SwiftApus affinis
Horus SwiftApus horus
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
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
Mangrove KingfisherHalcyon senegaloides
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
White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollisRare/Accidental
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosusRare/Accidental
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
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
Green BarbetStactolaema olivacea
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Scaly-throated HoneyguideIndicator variegatus
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollis
Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni
Knysna WoodpeckerCampethera notataEndemic Near-threatened
Ground WoodpeckerGeocolaptes olivaceusEndemic
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Bearded WoodpeckerDendropicos namaquus
Olive WoodpeckerDendropicos griseocephalus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
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
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorNear-threatened
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvieriiRare/Accidental
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Taita FalconFalco fasciinuchaNear-threatened

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollis
Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus robustus
Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri
Brown-headed ParrotPoicephalus cryptoxanthus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African BroadbillSmithornis capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

African PittaPitta angolensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
Cape BatisBatis capensis
Woodward's BatisBatis fratrum
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pale BatisBatis sororRare/Accidental
Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus
Retz's HelmetshrikePrionops retzii
Chestnut-fronted HelmetshrikePrionops scopifronsRare/Accidental
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcherBias musicusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus afer
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Southern TchagraTchagra tchagra
Tropical BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
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
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

House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species
Cape CrowCorvus capensis
Pied CrowCorvus albus
White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Chaetopidae

Cape RockjumperChaetops frenatusEndemic
Drakensberg RockjumperChaetops aurantiusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Eastern NicatorNicator gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Monotonous LarkMirafra passerina
Latakoo LarkMirafra chenianaNear-threatened
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiata
Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolata
Rudd's LarkHeteromirafra ruddiEndemic Vulnerable
Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoides
Red LarkCalendulauda burraEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Karoo LarkCalendulauda albescensEndemic
Barlow's LarkCalendulauda barlowi
Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricans
Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
Cape LarkCerthilauda curvirostrisEndemic
Agulhas LarkCerthilauda brevirostrisEndemic
Eastern Long-billed LarkCerthilauda semitorquataEndemic
Karoo Long-billed LarkCerthilauda subcoronata
Short-clawed LarkCerthilauda chuana
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
Botha's LarkSpizocorys fringillarisEndemic Endangered
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
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Blue SwallowHirundo atrocaeruleaVulnerable
Greater Striped-SwallowCecropis cucullata
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 scita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Southern Black-TitMelaniparus niger
Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens
Gray TitMelaniparus afer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroli
Southern Penduline-TitAnthoscopus minutus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Yellow-streaked GreenbulPhyllastrephus flavostriatus
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus
Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans
Cape BulbulPycnonotus capensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens
Cape GrassbirdSphenoeacus afer
Victorin's WarblerCryptillas victoriniEndemic

 
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
Basra Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus griseldisRare/Accidental Endangered
Lesser Swamp-WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
Great Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracica
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Rudd's ApalisApalis ruddi
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Miombo Wren-WarblerCalamonastes undosus
Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
Kopje WarblerEuryptila subcinnamomea
Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralis
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Gray CisticolaCisticola rufilatus
Red-headed CisticolaCisticola subruficapilla
Wailing CisticolaCisticola lais
Winding CisticolaCisticola galactotes
Tinkling CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
Cloud CisticolaCisticola textrix
Pale-crowned CisticolaCisticola cinnamomeus
Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
Karoo PriniaPrinia maculosa
Drakensberg PriniaPrinia hypoxanthaEndemic
Namaqua PriniaPrinia substriata
Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotops
Yellow-rumped EremomelaEremomela gregalis
Burnt-neck EremomelaEremomela usticollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylvidae

Bush BlackcapSylvia nigricapillaNear-threatened
BlackcapSylvia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoriaRare/Accidental
Layard's WarblerSylvia layardi
Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaerulea
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis
Cape White-eyeZosterops pallidus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Southern Pied-BabblerTurdoides bicolor
Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Promeropidae

Gurney's SugarbirdPromerops gurneyi
Cape SugarbirdPromerops caferEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Southern HyliotaHyliota australisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidus
Chat FlycatcherBradornis infuscatus
Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Fiscal FlycatcherSigelus silens
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Dusky-brown FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Gray Tit-FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Karoo Scrub-RobinCercotrichas coryphaeus
Brown Scrub-RobinCercotrichas signata
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
Chorister Robin-ChatCossypha dichroa
Collared Palm-ThrushCichladusa arquata
White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
White-throated RobinIrania gutturalisRare/Accidental
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollisRare/Accidental
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusRare/Accidental
Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipes
Sentinel Rock-ThrushMonticola explorator
Cape Rock-ThrushMonticola rupestrisEndemic
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraRare/Accidental
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Buff-streaked BushchatSaxicola bifasciatus
Boulder ChatPinarornis plumosusRare/Accidental
Southern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla formicivora
White-headed Black-ChatMyrmecocichla arnotti
Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Sicklewing ChatCercomela sinuata
Karoo ChatCercomela schlegelii
Tractrac ChatCercomela tractrac
Familiar ChatCercomela familiaris
Mountain WheatearOenanthe monticola
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaRare/Accidental
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Spotted Ground-ThrushGeokichla guttata
Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyi
Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa
Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana
Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus
Karoo ThrushTurdus smithi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species
Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Cape Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Greater Blue-eared Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis chloropterusRare/Accidental
Meves's Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis mevesii
Burchell's Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis australis
Black-bellied Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis corruscus
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
African Pied StarlingSpreo bicolor
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroup

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus
Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Plain-backed SunbirdAnthreptes reichenowiNear-threatened
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Orange-breasted SunbirdAnthobaphes violaceaEndemic
Eastern Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Western Olive SunbirdCyanomitra obscura
Mouse-colored SunbirdCyanomitra veroxii
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Southern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris chalybeus
Neergaard's SunbirdCinnyris neergaardiNear-threatened
Greater Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris afer
Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatala
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus
Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaRare/Accidental
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Mountain PipitAnthus hoeschi
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Kimberley PipitAnthus pseudosimilis
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
Long-tailed PipitAnthus longicaudatusEndemic Data deficient
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris
Yellow-tufted PipitAnthus crenatusEndemic
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusRare/Accidental
Short-tailed PipitAnthus brachyurus
Bush PipitAnthus caffer
Golden PipitTmetothylacus tenellusRare/Accidental
Yellow-breasted PipitHemimacronyx chlorisEndemic Vulnerable
Orange-throated LongclawMacronyx capensis
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
Fuelleborn's LongclawMacronyx fuelleborni
Rosy-throated LongclawMacronyx ameliae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuani
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi
Cape BuntingEmberiza capensis
Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsIntroduced species
Cape SiskinPseudochloroptila tottaEndemic
Drakensberg SiskinPseudochloroptila symonsiEndemic
Black-headed CanaryAlario alario
Damara CanaryAlario leucolaemus
Cape CanarySerinus canicollis
Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicus
Forest CanarySerinus scotopsEndemic
Black-throated CanarySerinus atrogularis
Lemon-breasted SeedeaterSerinus citrinipectus
Brimstone CanarySerinus sulphuratus
Yellow CanarySerinus flaviventris
White-throated CanarySerinus albogularis
Protea CanarySerinus leucopterusEndemic
Black-eared SeedeaterSerinus mennelli
Streaky-headed SeedeaterSerinus gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Great Rufous SparrowPasser motitensis
Cape SparrowPasser melanurus
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 capensisEndemic
African Golden-WeaverPloceus subaureus
Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterus
Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Forest WeaverPloceus bicolor
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Red BishopEuplectes orix
Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Swee WaxbillCoccopygia melanotis
Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidula
Black-tailed WaxbillEstrilda perreini
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Black-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
Blue-breasted CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensis
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
Pink-throated TwinspotHypargos margaritatus
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afra
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia
Cut-throatAmadina fasciata
Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala
Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavus
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullatus
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor
Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Broad-tailed Paradise-WhydahVidua obtusaRare/Accidental
Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaea
Steel-blue WhydahVidua hypocherina
Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regia
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Pale-winged IndigobirdVidua wilsoni
Variable IndigobirdVidua funerea
Purple IndigobirdVidua purpurascens
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis

 

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