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This checklist includes all bird species found in Hlane Royal National Park , 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 Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Hlane Royal National Park [map]

Number of species: 321
Number of introduced species: 3
Last modified: 2024-03-18
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STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

Common OstrichStruthio camelusIntroduced species

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduata
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Red-billed TealAnas erythrorhyncha
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotos

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Natal FrancolinPternistis natalensis
Swainson's FrancolinPternistis swainsonii
Crested FrancolinDendroperdix sephaena
Coqui FrancolinPeliperdix coqui

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
African Olive PigeonColumba arquatrix
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
African Green PigeonTreron calvus
Emerald-spotted Wood DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
Mozambique NightjarCaprimulgus fossii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
Horus SwiftApus horus
Little SwiftApus affinis
African SwiftApus barbatus
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
African Black CoucalCentropus grillii
Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinus
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Diederick CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African CrakeCrex egregia
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster
Denham's BustardArdeotis denhami
Red-crested BustardLophotis ruficrista

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Grey Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolor
Purple-crested TuracoGallirex porphyreolophus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis
African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striata
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzetta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African SpoonbillPlatalea alba
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
African Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

RuffCalidris pugnax
Little StintCalidris minuta
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Black-rumped ButtonquailTurnix hottentottus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentarius

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
Brown Snake EagleCircaetus cinereus
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus
White-backed VultureGyps africanus
Cape VultureGyps coprotheres
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
African Hawk EagleAquila spilogaster
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting GoshawkMelierax metabatesRare/Accidental
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Black SparrowhawkAccipiter melanoleucus
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Scops OwlOtus senegalensis
Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis granti
Marsh OwlAsio capensis

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina's TrogonApaloderma narina

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Southern Ground HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri
Crowned HornbillTockus alboterminatus
African Grey HornbillTockus nasutus
Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas
Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinator

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

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

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantii
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus
Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillus
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Acacia Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
Southern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicoides
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

African Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis
Grey-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Brown-headed ParrotPoicephalus cryptoxanthus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eastern Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus
Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Black-throated Wattle-eyePlatysteira peltataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White-crested Helmet-shrikePrionops plumatus
Retz's Helmet-shrikePrionops retzii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Grey-headed Bush-shrikeMalaconotus blanchoti
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
BrubruNilaus afer
Orange-breasted Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
Gorgeous Bush-shrikeTelophorus viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigii
Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Southern FiscalLanius collaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Cape CrowCorvus capensis
White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
White-bellied SunbirdCinnyris talatala

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-billed Buffalo WeaverBubalornis niger
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
Cape WeaverPloceus capensis
Holub's WeaverPloceus xanthops
Lesser Masked WeaverPloceus intermedius
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Pink-throated TwinspotHypargos margaritatus
Blue-breasted Cordon-bleuUraeginthus angolensis
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Swee WaxbillCoccopygia melanotis
Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflava
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Eastern Paradise WhydahVidua paradisaea
Dusky IndigobirdVidua funerea
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Purple IndigobirdVidua purpurascens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Southern Grey-headed SparrowPasser diffusus
Yellow-throated Bush SparrowGymnoris superciliaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Cape LongclawMacronyx capensis
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
African WagtailMotacilla aguimp

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphurata
Streaky-headed CanaryCrithagra gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Golden-breasted BuntingFringillaria flaviventris
Cape BuntingFringillaria capensis
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingFringillaria tahapisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Southern Black TitMelaniparus niger

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Grey Penduline TitAnthoscopus caroli

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Eastern NicatorNicator gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Long-billed CrombecSylvietta rufescens
Cape GrassbirdSphenoeacus afer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracica
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Grey-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Fan-tailed GrassbirdSchoenicola brevirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Dark-capped Yellow WarblerIduna natalensis
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Grey-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga
Black Saw-wingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Greater Striped SwallowCecropis cucullata
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Banded MartinNeophedina cincta
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Cape White-eyeZosterops virens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinereaRare/Accidental
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australis
Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Amethyst StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
Black-bellied StarlingNotopholia corusca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Eastern Bearded Scrub RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
White-browed Scrub RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Grey Tit FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidus
Southern Black FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Fiscal FlycatcherSigelus silens
White-throated Robin ChatCossypha humeralis
White-browed Robin ChatCossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin ChatCossypha natalensis
White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticola
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris
Mocking Cliff ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa
Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana
Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus

 

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