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Gauteng

This checklist includes all bird species found in Gauteng , 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: Gauteng
Number of species: 597
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 19
Number of introduced species: 6
Date last reviewed: 2006-09-11

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
South African ShelduckTadorna cana
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
African Pygmy-GooseNettapus auritus
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Cape ShovelerAnas smithii
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
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 pucheraniRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Coqui FrancolinFrancolinus coqui
Crested FrancolinFrancolinus sephaena
Red-winged FrancolinFrancolinus levaillantii
Gray-winged FrancolinFrancolinus africanusEndemic (country/region)
Shelley's FrancolinFrancolinus shelleyi
Orange River FrancolinFrancolinus levaillantoides
Natal FrancolinFrancolinus natalensis
Swainson's FrancolinFrancolinus swainsonii
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minorNear-threatened

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

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

 
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
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularisRare/Accidental
Slaty EgretEgretta vinaceigulaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventrisRare/Accidental
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 angolensis
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosVulnerable
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusEndangered
White-backed VultureGyps africanusEndangered
Cape GriffonGyps coprotheresVulnerable
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusNear-threatened
Black-breasted Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusVulnerable
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarinaRare/Accidental
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
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Kori BustardArdeotis koriNear-threatened
Denham's BustardNeotis denhamiNear-threatened
White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis
Blue BustardEupodotis caerulescensNear-threatened
Red-crested BustardEupodotis ruficrista
Black BustardEupodotis afraEndemic Vulnerable
White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoides
Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogasterRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorumEndangered
Blue CraneAnthropoides paradiseusVulnerable
Wattled CraneBugeranus carunculatusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatusRare/Accidental
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
White-headed LapwingVanellus albiceps
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
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 capensisRare/Accidental
African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanusRare/Accidental
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/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
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Hartlaub's GullChroicocephalus hartlaubii
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
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
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
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Black CoucalCentropus grilliiRare/Accidental
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
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
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma

 
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

 
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 maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusNear-threatened
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
Racket-tailed RollerCoracias spatulatusRare/Accidental
Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusRare/Accidental

 
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
African Gray HornbillTockus nasutus

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

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

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Rufous-necked WryneckJynx ruficollis
Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni
Ground WoodpeckerGeocolaptes olivaceusEndemic (country/region)
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Bearded WoodpeckerDendropicos namaquus
Olive WoodpeckerDendropicos griseocephalus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Red-necked FalconFalco chicqueraRare/Accidental
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusNear-threatened
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvierii
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollis

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus robustus
Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African BroadbillSmithornis capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

African PittaPitta angolensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
Cape BatisBatis capensisRare/Accidental
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus
Retz's HelmetshrikePrionops retzii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus afer
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Southern TchagraTchagra tchagra
Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus
BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus
Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
Olive BushshrikeTelophorus olivaceus
Black-fronted BushshrikeTelophorus nigrifrons
Four-colored BushshrikeTelophorus viridisRare/Accidental
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

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 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: 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 ruddiVulnerable
Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoides
Red LarkCalendulauda burraEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricansRare/Accidental
Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
Cape LarkCerthilauda curvirostrisEndemic (country/region)
Eastern Long-billed LarkCerthilauda semitorquata
Short-clawed LarkCerthilauda chuana
Black-eared Sparrow-LarkEremopterix australis
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotis
Gray-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix verticalis
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostris
Botha's LarkSpizocorys fringillarisEndangered
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 smithiiRare/Accidental
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Montane 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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroli
Southern Penduline-TitAnthoscopus minutus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus
Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans
Cape BulbulPycnonotus capensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens
Cape GrassbirdSphenoeacus afer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-throated Wood-WarblerPhylloscopus ruficapilla
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensisRare/Accidental
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Eurasian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceusRare/Accidental
African Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus
Basra Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus griseldisRare/Accidental Endangered
Lesser Swamp-WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
Great Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Barratt's WarblerBradypterus barratti
Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecala
Eurasian River WarblerLocustella fluviatilisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracica
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralis
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Tinkling CisticolaCisticola rufilatusRare/Accidental
Red-headed CisticolaCisticola subruficapilla
Wailing CisticolaCisticola lais
Winding CisticolaCisticola galactotes
Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
Cloud CisticolaCisticola textrix
Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
Drakensberg PriniaPrinia hypoxantha
Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotops
Burnt-neck EremomelaEremomela usticollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis
Cape White-eyeZosterops capensis
Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Southern Pied-BabblerTurdoides bicolor
Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Promeropidae

Gurney's SugarbirdPromerops gurneyi

 
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
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
White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia lusciniaRare/Accidental
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 tractrac
Familiar ChatCercomela familiaris
Mountain WheatearOenanthe monticola
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Cape Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Greater Blue-eared Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
Meves's Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis mevesii
Burchell's Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis australis
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
African Pied StarlingSpreo bicolorEndemic (country/region)
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroupRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Southern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris chalybeus
Greater Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris afer
Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatala

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
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 crenatus
Tree PipitAnthus trivialisRare/Accidental
Bush PipitAnthus caffer
Golden PipitTmetothylacus tenellusRare/Accidental
Orange-throated LongclawMacronyx capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Black-headed CanaryAlario alarioRare/Accidental
Cape CanarySerinus canicollis
Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicus
Forest CanarySerinus scotops
Black-throated CanarySerinus atrogularis
Brimstone CanarySerinus sulphuratus
Yellow CanarySerinus flaviventris
White-throated CanarySerinus albogularis
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 capensis
Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterus
Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
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 axillarisRare/Accidental
Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Swee WaxbillCoccopygia melanotis
Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidula
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensis
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
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 cucullata
Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

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

 

References (partial list)

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