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Western Cape

This checklist includes all bird species found in Western 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 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: Western Cape
Number of species: 631
Number of endemics: 7
Number of globally threatened species: 29
Number of introduced species: 8
Date last reviewed: 2006-09-11

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
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 Black DuckAnas sparsa
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Cape ShovelerAnas smithii
Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
Hottentot TealAnas hottentota
Cape TealAnas capensis
Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma
Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaNear-threatened

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

ChukarAlectoris chukarIntroduced species
Red-winged FrancolinFrancolinus levaillantii
Gray-winged FrancolinFrancolinus africanusEndemic (country/region)
Shelley's FrancolinFrancolinus shelleyiRare/Accidental
Orange River FrancolinFrancolinus levaillantoides
Cape FrancolinFrancolinus capensisEndemic
Natal FrancolinFrancolinus natalensisRare/Accidental
Red-necked FrancolinFrancolinus afer
Swainson's FrancolinFrancolinus swainsoniiRare/Accidental
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
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
Salvin's AlbatrossThalassarche salviniVulnerable
Chatham AlbatrossThalassarche eremitaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaRare/Accidental Endangered
Light-mantled AlbatrossPhoebetria palpebrataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Royal AlbatrossDiomedea epomophora
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Southern Giant-PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticaRare/Accidental
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessoniiRare/Accidental
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaRare/Accidental Endangered
Blue PetrelHalobaena caeruleaRare/Accidental
Fairy PrionPachyptila turtur
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittataRare/Accidental
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salvini
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/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
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicusCritically endangered
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

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

 
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 abdimiiRare/Accidental
White StorkCiconia ciconia
Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumeniferRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

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 rufescensRare/Accidental

 
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
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
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
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
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusEndangered
Cape GriffonGyps coprotheresVulnerable
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-breasted Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Crowned Hawk-EagleStephanoaetus coronatusNear-threatened
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusNear-threatened
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarinaRare/Accidental
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
Tawny EagleAquila rapaxRare/Accidental
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisRare/Accidental
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
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 migrans
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Mountain BuzzardButeo oreophilus
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Kori BustardArdeotis kori
Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigiiEndangered
Stanley BustardNeotis denhamiNear-threatened
Blue BustardEupodotis caerulescensNear-threatened
Karoo BustardEupodotis vigorsii
Black BustardEupodotis afraEndemic (country/region)
White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoides
Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Corn CrakeCrex crex
African RailRallus caerulescens
Black CrakeAmaurornis flavirostra
Little CrakePorzana parvaRare/Accidental
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusillaRare/Accidental
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans
Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa
Striped FlufftailSarothrura affinis

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorumRare/Accidental Endangered
Blue CraneAnthropoides paradiseusVulnerable

 
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
Blacksmith PloverVanellus armatus
Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
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

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
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
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpinaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minuta
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
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 temminckiiRare/Accidental
Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanus
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaRare/Accidental
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Sabine's GullXema sabini
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Hartlaub's GullChroicocephalus hartlaubii
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidusRare/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 dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Elegant TernThalasseus elegansRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental

 
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
Lemon DoveColumba larvata
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae

Knysna TuracoTauraco corythaix
Gray Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolorRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

African Grass-OwlTyto capensis
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis granti
Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensis
Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus
Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
Pel's Fishing-OwlScotopelia peli
African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense
African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii
Marsh OwlAsio capensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigena
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

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 leucocephalaRare/Accidental
Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maximus
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoidesRare/Accidental
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineusRare/Accidental
White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollisRare/Accidental
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusRare/Accidental
Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosusRare/Accidental
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Common Scimitar-billRhinopomastus cyanomelasRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostrisRare/Accidental
Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelasRare/Accidental
Crowned HornbillTockus alboterminatus
African Gray HornbillTockus nasutusRare/Accidental
Trumpeter HornbillCeratogymna bucinator

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateriVulnerable

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantii
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

Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniRare/Accidental
Knysna WoodpeckerCampethera notataNear-threatened
Ground WoodpeckerGeocolaptes olivaceus
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Bearded WoodpeckerDendropicos namaquus
Olive WoodpeckerDendropicos griseocephalus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvieriiRare/Accidental
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollis
Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus robustus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Cape BatisBatis capensis
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus afer
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
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesia
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioRare/Accidental
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Southern FiscalLanius collaris

 
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: Chaetopidae

Cape RockjumperChaetops frenatusEndemic
Drakensberg RockjumperChaetops aurantius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Monotonous LarkMirafra passerina
Latakoo LarkMirafra chenianaNear-threatened
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiata
Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolataRare/Accidental
Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoides
Red LarkCalendulauda burraEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Karoo LarkCalendulauda albescens
Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
Cape LarkCerthilauda curvirostris
Agulhas LarkCerthilauda brevirostrisEndemic
Eastern Long-billed LarkCerthilauda semitorquata
Karoo Long-billed LarkCerthilauda subcoronata
Short-clawed LarkCerthilauda chuana
Black-eared Sparrow-LarkEremopterix australis
Gray-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix verticalis
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
Stark's LarkSpizocorys starki
Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostris
Sclater's LarkSpizocorys sclateriNear-threatened
Large-billed LarkGalerida magnirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Banded MartinRiparia cincta
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Greater Striped-SwallowCecropis cucullata
Lesser Striped-SwallowCecropis abyssinicaRare/Accidental
South African SwallowPetrochelidon spiloderaRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum
Black SawwingPsalidoprocne pristoptera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Fairy FlycatcherStenostira scita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Southern Black-TitMelaniparus niger
Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens
Gray TitMelaniparus afer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Southern Penduline-TitAnthoscopus minutus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatusRare/Accidental
Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans
Cape BulbulPycnonotus capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens
Cape GrassbirdSphenoeacus afer
Victorin's WarblerCryptillas victoriniEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-throated Wood-WarblerPhylloscopus ruficapilla
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenusRare/Accidental
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustrisRare/Accidental
African Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus
Lesser Swamp-WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Barratt's WarblerBradypterus barratti
Knysna WarblerBradypterus sylvaticusVulnerable
Little Rush-WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracica
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
Kopje WarblerEuryptila subcinnamomea
Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralis
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Gray CisticolaCisticola rufilatus
Red-headed CisticolaCisticola subruficapilla
Wailing CisticolaCisticola lais
Tinkling CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
Cloud CisticolaCisticola textrix
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
Karoo PriniaPrinia maculosa
Drakensberg PriniaPrinia hypoxantha
Namaqua PriniaPrinia substriata
Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Yellow-rumped EremomelaEremomela gregalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylvidae

Bush BlackcapSylvia nigricapillaNear-threatened
Layard's WarblerSylvia layardi
Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaerulea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Cape White-eyeZosterops pallidus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineiiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Promeropidae

Gurney's SugarbirdPromerops gurneyi
Cape SugarbirdPromerops cafer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

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
Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
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 cinnamomeiventrisRare/Accidental
Sicklewing ChatCercomela sinuata
Karoo ChatCercomela schlegelii
Tractrac ChatCercomela tractrac
Familiar ChatCercomela familiaris
Mountain WheatearOenanthe monticola
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Spotted Ground-ThrushGeokichla guttataEndangered
Orange Ground-ThrushGeokichla gurneyi
Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupaRare/Accidental
Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana
Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus
Karoo ThrushTurdus smithi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisRare/Accidental
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species
Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Cape Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Burchell's Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis australis
Black-bellied Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis corruscus
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
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
Eastern Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Mouse-colored SunbirdCyanomitra veroxii
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Southern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris chalybeus
Greater Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris afer
Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus

 
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
Long-tailed PipitAnthus longicaudatusEndemic (country/region) Data deficient
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Yellow-tufted PipitAnthus crenatus
Orange-throated LongclawMacronyx capensis
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuani
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisiRare/Accidental
Cape BuntingEmberiza capensis
Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsIntroduced species
Cape SiskinPseudochloroptila totta
Drakensberg SiskinPseudochloroptila symonsi
Black-headed CanaryAlario alario
Damara CanaryAlario leucolaemus
Cape CanarySerinus canicollis
Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicusRare/Accidental
Forest CanarySerinus scotops
Black-throated CanarySerinus atrogularis
Brimstone CanarySerinus sulphuratus
Yellow CanarySerinus flaviventris
White-throated CanarySerinus albogularis
Protea CanarySerinus leucopterusEndemic
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

Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
Social WeaverPhiletairus socius
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
Cape WeaverPloceus capensis
African Golden-WeaverPloceus subaureus
Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Forest WeaverPloceus bicolor
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Red BishopEuplectes orix
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatusRare/Accidental
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillarisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Swee WaxbillCoccopygia melanotis
Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidula
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Black-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
Blue-breasted CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensisRare/Accidental
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura

 

References (partial list)

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