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Eastern Cape

This checklist includes all bird species found in Eastern Cape , 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 2014). 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: Eastern Cape
Number of species: 635
Number of globally threatened species: 27
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2006-09-11

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotosRare/Accidental
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
South African ShelduckTadorna cana
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritusRare/Accidental
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Cape ShovelerAnas smithii
Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
Hottentot TealAnas hottentota
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Cape TealAnas capensis
Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma
Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaNear-threatened

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Coqui FrancolinFrancolinus coqui
Red-winged FrancolinFrancolinus levaillantii
Gray-winged FrancolinFrancolinus africanusEndemic (country/region)
Shelley's FrancolinFrancolinus shelleyi
Orange River FrancolinFrancolinus levaillantoidesRare/Accidental
Cape FrancolinFrancolinus capensisEndemic (country/region)
Natal FrancolinFrancolinus natalensis
Red-necked FrancolinFrancolinus afer
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Blue QuailCoturnix adansonii

 
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
Jackass PenguinSpheniscus demersusEndangered
Macaroni PenguinEudyptes chrysolophusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Yellow-nosed AlbatrossThalassarche chlororhynchos
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaRare/Accidental Endangered
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salvini
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheriRare/Accidental
Gray PetrelProcellaria cinereaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialisVulnerable
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificusRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloniRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

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

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerusRare/Accidental
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimiiRare/Accidental
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopusRare/Accidental
White StorkCiconia ciconia
Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumeniferRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibisRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Cape GannetMorus capensisVulnerable
Australasian GannetMorus serratorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Cape CormorantPhalacrocorax capensisEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Bank CormorantPhalacrocorax neglectusRare/Accidental Endangered
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 sturmiiRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
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 calvusRare/Accidental 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 angolensisRare/Accidental
LammergeierGypaetus barbatusNear-threatened
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRare/Accidental Endangered
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorusRare/Accidental
African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusEndangered
Cape GriffonGyps coprotheresVulnerable
Black-breasted Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Crowned Hawk-EagleStephanoaetus coronatusNear-threatened
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusVulnerable
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergiRare/Accidental
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
Pale Chanting-GoshawkMelierax canorus
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorus
Black HarrierCircus maurusVulnerable
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargusRare/Accidental
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Rufous-chested SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Kori BustardArdeotis koriNear-threatened
Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigiiEndangered
Denham's BustardNeotis denhamiNear-threatened
White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis
Blue BustardEupodotis caerulescensEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Karoo BustardEupodotis vigorsii
Black BustardEupodotis afraEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoides
Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogasterRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Corn CrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
African RailRallus caerulescens
African CrakeCrecopsis egregia
Black CrakeAmaurornis flavirostra
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusillaRare/Accidental
Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaRare/Accidental
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans
Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa
Striped FlufftailSarothrura affinis
White-winged FlufftailSarothrura ayresiRare/Accidental Critically endangered

 
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 ostralegusRare/Accidental
African OystercatcherHaematopus moquiniNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
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 totanusRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Long-toed StintCalidris subminutaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticusRare/Accidental
Hottentot ButtonquailTurnix hottentottusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Burchell's CourserCursorius rufus
Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckiiRare/Accidental
Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanus
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Hartlaub's GullChroicocephalus hartlaubiiRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/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
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittataRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaqua
Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelli

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrix
Delegorgue's PigeonColumba delegorgueiRare/Accidental
Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
Namaqua DoveOena capensis
African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae

Knysna TuracoTauraco corythaix
Purple-crested TuracoTauraco porphyreolophusRare/Accidental
Gray Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolorRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
African CuckooCuculus gularisRare/Accidental
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
YellowbillCeuthmochares aereusRare/Accidental
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

African Grass-OwlTyto capensis
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensis
Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus
Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteusRare/Accidental
Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peliRare/Accidental
African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense
African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii
Marsh OwlAsio capensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillariusRare/Accidental
Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigena
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensisRare/Accidental
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigmaRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftApus melba
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
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
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensisRare/Accidental
Mangrove KingfisherHalcyon senegaloides
Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoidesRare/Accidental
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineusRare/Accidental
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusNear-threatened
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateriVulnerable

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Crowned HornbillTockus alboterminatus
Trumpeter HornbillCeratogymna bucinator

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantii
White-eared BarbetStactolaema leucotis
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatusRare/Accidental
Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillus
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
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniRare/Accidental
Knysna WoodpeckerCampethera notataEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Ground WoodpeckerGeocolaptes olivaceusEndemic (country/region)
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Bearded WoodpeckerDendropicos namaquusRare/Accidental
Olive WoodpeckerDendropicos griseocephalus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusNear-threatened
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvieriiRare/Accidental
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus robustus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltataRare/Accidental
Cape BatisBatis capensis
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus aferRare/Accidental
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australisRare/Accidental
Southern TchagraTchagra tchagra
Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus
Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
Olive BushshrikeTelophorus olivaceus
Four-colored BushshrikeTelophorus viridisRare/Accidental
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesia
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Southern FiscalLanius collaris
Magpie ShrikeCorvinella melanoleucaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus
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 splendens
Cape CrowCorvus capensis
Pied CrowCorvus albus
White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Chaetopidae

Cape RockjumperChaetops frenatusEndemic (country/region)
Drakensberg RockjumperChaetops aurantiusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Latakoo LarkMirafra chenianaNear-threatened
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiata
Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolata
Rudd's LarkHeteromirafra ruddiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoides
Karoo LarkCalendulauda albescensEndemic (country/region)
Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricansRare/Accidental
Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
Cape LarkCerthilauda curvirostrisEndemic (country/region)
Eastern Long-billed LarkCerthilauda semitorquataEndemic (country/region)
Karoo Long-billed LarkCerthilauda subcoronata
Black-eared Sparrow-LarkEremopterix australis
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotisRare/Accidental
Gray-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix verticalis
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
Stark's LarkSpizocorys starki
Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostris
Sclater's LarkSpizocorys sclateriRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Large-billed LarkGalerida magnirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Banded MartinRiparia cincta
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Montane Blue SwallowHirundo atrocaeruleaVulnerable
Greater Striped-SwallowCecropis cucullata
Lesser Striped-SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufaRare/Accidental
South African SwallowPetrochelidon spilodera
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum
Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Fairy FlycatcherStenostira scita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Southern Black-TitMelaniparus niger
Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascensRare/Accidental
Gray TitMelaniparus afer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Southern Penduline-TitAnthoscopus minutus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventrisRare/Accidental
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Yellow-streaked GreenbulPhyllastrephus flavostriatus
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus
Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans
Cape BulbulPycnonotus capensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens
Cape GrassbirdSphenoeacus afer
Victorin's WarblerCryptillas victoriniEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-throated Wood-WarblerPhylloscopus ruficapilla
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenusRare/Accidental
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
African Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus
Lesser Swamp-WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
Great Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Fan-tailed GrassbirdSchoenicola brevirostris
Barratt's WarblerBradypterus barratti
Knysna WarblerBradypterus sylvaticusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracica
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Kopje WarblerEuryptila subcinnamomea
Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralis
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chinianaRare/Accidental
Red-headed CisticolaCisticola subruficapilla
Wailing CisticolaCisticola lais
Winding CisticolaCisticola galactotesRare/Accidental
Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
Cloud CisticolaCisticola textrix
Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
Karoo PriniaPrinia maculosa
Drakensberg PriniaPrinia hypoxanthaEndemic (country/region)
Namaqua PriniaPrinia substriata
Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Yellow-rumped EremomelaEremomela gregalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Bush BlackcapSylvia nigricapillaNear-threatened
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Layard's WarblerSylvia layardi
Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaerulea
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Cape White-eyeZosterops capensis
Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Promeropidae

Gurney's SugarbirdPromerops gurneyi
Cape SugarbirdPromerops caferEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidusRare/Accidental
Chat FlycatcherBradornis infuscatus
Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Fiscal FlycatcherSigelus silens
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Dusky-brown FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Karoo Scrub-RobinCercotrichas coryphaeus
Brown Scrub-RobinCercotrichas signata
Kalahari Scrub-RobinCercotrichas paena
Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
White-throated Robin-ChatCossypha humeralisRare/Accidental
Red-capped Robin-ChatCossypha natalensis
Chorister Robin-ChatCossypha dichroa
White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipes
Sentinel Rock-ThrushMonticola explorator
Cape Rock-ThrushMonticola rupestrisEndemic (country/region)
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Buff-streaked BushchatSaxicola bifasciatus
Southern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla formicivora
Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Sicklewing ChatCercomela sinuata
Karoo ChatCercomela schlegelii
Tractrac ChatCercomela tractracRare/Accidental
Familiar ChatCercomela familiaris
Mountain WheatearOenanthe monticola
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisRare/Accidental
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species
Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Cape Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Black-bellied Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis corruscus
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogasterRare/Accidental
African Pied StarlingSpreo bicolorEndemic (country/region)
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroup

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Orange-breasted SunbirdAnthobaphes violaceaEndemic (country/region)
Eastern Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Mouse-colored SunbirdCyanomitra veroxii
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Southern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris chalybeus
Greater Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris afer
Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensisRare/Accidental
White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatalaRare/Accidental
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
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris
Yellow-tufted PipitAnthus crenatusEndemic (country/region)
Short-tailed PipitAnthus brachyurus
Yellow-breasted PipitHemimacronyx chlorisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Orange-throated LongclawMacronyx capensis
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Cape SiskinPseudochloroptila tottaEndemic (country/region)
Drakensberg SiskinPseudochloroptila symonsiEndemic (country/region)
Black-headed CanaryAlario alario
Cape CanarySerinus canicollis
Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicus
Forest CanarySerinus scotopsEndemic (country/region)
Black-throated CanarySerinus atrogularis
Lemon-breasted SeedeaterSerinus citrinipectusRare/Accidental
Brimstone CanarySerinus sulphuratus
Yellow CanarySerinus flaviventris
White-throated CanarySerinus albogularis
Protea CanarySerinus leucopterusEndemic (country/region)
Streaky-headed SeedeaterSerinus gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Cape SparrowPasser melanurus
Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus
Yellow-throated PetroniaPetronia superciliaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
Social WeaverPhiletairus sociusRare/Accidental
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
Cape WeaverPloceus capensisEndemic (country/region)
African Golden-WeaverPloceus subaureus
Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Forest WeaverPloceus bicolor
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythropsRare/Accidental
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Southern 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 perreiniRare/Accidental
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensisRare/Accidental
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Cut-throatAmadina fasciataRare/Accidental
Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala
Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavus
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Variable IndigobirdVidua funerea
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbisRare/Accidental

 

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