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This checklist includes all bird species found in Majete Game Reserve - Chikwawa , 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 .

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Country or region: Majete Game Reserve - Chikwawa [map]

Number of species: 364
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2021-07-05
Last modified: 2024-03-18
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Crested FrancolinOrtygornis sephaena
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Hildebrandt's SpurfowlPternistis hildebrandti
Red-necked SpurfowlPternistis afer

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveSpilopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur afer
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
Namaqua DoveOena capensis
African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Livingstone's TuracoTauraco livingstonii
Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowi
Purple-crested TuracoGallirex porphyreolophus
Gray Go-away-birdCrinifer concolor

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
Coppery-tailed CoucalCentropus cupreicaudus
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
African CuckooCuculus gularis
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillarius
Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mottled SpinetailTelacanthura ussheri
Common SwiftApus apus
African SwiftApus barbatus
Little SwiftApus affinis
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis
Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
White-crowned LapwingVanellus albiceps
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
Kittlitz's PloverAnarhynchus pecuarius
White-fronted PloverAnarhynchus marginatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus
Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
Black StorkCiconia nigra
African Woolly-necked StorkCiconia microscelis
White StorkCiconia ciconia
Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
White-backed Night HeronCalherodius leuconotus
Striated HeronButorides striata
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great EgretArdea alba
Yellow-billed EgretArdea brachyrhyncha
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus
White-backed VultureGyps africanus
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascens
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
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
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
African Marsh HarrierCircus ranivorus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleIcthyophaga vocifer
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis granti
Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus
Verreaux's Eagle-OwlKetupa lactea
Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense
African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus
African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
Pale-billed HornbillLophoceros pallidirostris
Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostris
Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinator

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

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
Böhm's Bee-eaterMerops boehmi
Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Southern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicoides

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
Racket-tailed RollerCoracias spatulatus
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantii
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus
Brown-breasted BarbetPogonornis melanopterus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiae
Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Green-backed WoodpeckerCampethera maculosa
Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
Reichenow's WoodpeckerCampethera scriptoricauda
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Dickinson's KestrelFalco dickinsoni
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus fuscicollis
Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri
Brown-headed ParrotPoicephalus cryptoxanthus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

African PittaPitta angolensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

White-breasted CuckooshrikeCoracina pectoralis
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltata
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pale BatisBatis soror

 
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
Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
Four-colored BushshrikeTelophorus viridis
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigii
Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Crested FlycatcherTrochocercus cyanomelas
African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Pied CrowCorvus albus
White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Yellow-bellied HyliotaHyliota flavigaster

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-winged Black-TitMelaniparus leucomelas
Southern Black-TitMelaniparus niger
Miombo TitMelaniparus griseiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

African Penduline-TitAnthoscopus caroli

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotis
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Eastern NicatorNicator gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Red-capped CrombecSylvietta ruficapilla
Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytii
Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens
Moustached Grass-WarblerMelocichla mentalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotops
Burnt-neck EremomelaEremomela usticollis
Stierling's Wren-WarblerCalamonastes stierlingi
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Black-headed ApalisApalis melanocephala
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Singing CisticolaCisticola cantans
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Wailing CisticolaCisticola lais

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

African Yellow-WarblerIduna natalensis
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Western House-MartinDelichon urbicum
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
Yellow-streaked GreenbulPhyllastrephus flavostriatus
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Gray-olive GreenbulPhyllastrephus cerviniventris
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Livingstone's FlycatcherErythrocercus livingstonei

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Southern Yellow White-eyeZosterops anderssoni

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

African Spotted CreeperSalpornis salvadori

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
Meves's StarlingLamprotornis mevesii
Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Groundscraper ThrushTurdus litsitsirupa
Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana
Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Böhm's FlycatcherBradornis boehmi
Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidus
Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbea
Ashy FlycatcherFraseria caerulescens
Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
Collared Palm-ThrushCichladusa arquata
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Arnot's ChatMyrmecocichla arnotti
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris
Boulder ChatPinarornis plumosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Western Violet-backed SunbirdAnthreptes longuemarei
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Eastern Miombo SunbirdCinnyris manoensis
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatala
Variable SunbirdCinnyris venustus
Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
African Golden-WeaverPloceus subaureus
Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterus
Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Forest WeaverPloceus bicolor
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Cut-throatAmadina fasciata
Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflava
Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensis
Lesser SeedcrackerPyrenestes minor
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afra
Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Broad-tailed Paradise-WhydahVidua obtusa
Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaea
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Variable IndigobirdVidua funerea
Purple IndigobirdVidua purpurascens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus
Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus
Yellow-throated Bush SparrowGymnoris superciliaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphurata
Black-eared SeedeaterCrithagra mennelli
Yellow-crowned CanarySerinus flavivertex

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cabanis's BuntingEmberiza cabanisi
Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi

 

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