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This checklist includes all bird species found in Mdantsane , 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: Mdantsane [map]

Number of species: 365
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2018-06-09
Last modified: 2023-05-23
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduata
Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
South African ShelduckTadorna cana
Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma
Hottentot TealSpatula hottentota
Cape ShovelerSpatula smithii
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
Cape TealAnas capensis
Red-billed TealAnas erythrorhyncha
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Red-necked SpurfowlPternistis afer
Red-winged FrancolinScleroptila levaillantii

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minor

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
African Olive PigeonColumba arquatrix
Lemon DoveAplopelia larvata
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

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus
Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
Horus SwiftApus horus
Little SwiftApus affinis
African SwiftApus barbatus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
YellowbillCeuthmochares aereus
Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinus
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Diederick CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African RailRallus caerulescens
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Common 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

Grey Crowned CraneBalearica regulorum
Blue CraneGrus paradisea

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Denham's BustardArdeotis denhami
White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Knysna TuracoTauraco corythaix

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Jackass PenguinSpheniscus demersus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fusca
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophris
White-capped AlbatrossThalassarche cauta

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern Giant PetrelMacronectes halli
Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteus
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides
Cape PetrelDaption capense
Blue PetrelHalobaena caerulea
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata
Kerguelen PetrelAphrodroma brevirostris
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis
Great-winged PetrelPterodroma macroptera
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialis
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealis
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
White-backed Night HeronGorsachius leuconotus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striata
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Cape GannetMorus capensis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Cape CormorantPhalacrocorax capensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

African OystercatcherHaematopus moquini

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
Black-winged LapwingVanellus melanopterus
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Double-banded CourserRhinoptilus africanus
Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentarius

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
African Cuckoo HawkAviceda cuculoides
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
Black-chested Snake EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Cape VultureGyps coprotheres
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
Pale Chanting GoshawkMelierax canorus
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
African Marsh HarrierCircus ranivorus
Black HarrierCircus maurus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Black SparrowhawkAccipiter melanoleucus
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Forest BuzzardButeo trizonatusEndemic (country/region)

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

African Grass OwlTyto capensis
Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Scops OwlOtus senegalensis
Marsh OwlAsio capensis
African Wood OwlStrix woodfordii
Cape Eagle OwlBubo capensis
Spotted Eagle OwlBubo africanus

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina's TrogonApaloderma narina

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Southern Ground HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri
Crowned HornbillTockus alboterminatus
Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinator

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus purpureus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

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

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Rufous-breasted WryneckJynx ruficollis
Ground WoodpeckerGeocolaptes olivaceusEndemic (country/region)
Knysna WoodpeckerCampethera notataEndemic (country/region)
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Olive WoodpeckerMesopicos griseocephalus

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Red-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus pusillus
Acacia Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

African Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Half-collared KingfisherAlcedo semitorquata
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis
Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus robustus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Grey CuckooshrikeCeblepyris caesius
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eastern Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus
Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Cape BatisBatis capensis
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Grey-headed Bush-shrikeMalaconotus blanchoti
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Southern TchagraTchagra tchagra
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Olive Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus olivaceus
Orange-breasted Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Square-tailed DrongoDicrurus ludwigii
Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Southern FiscalLanius collaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Cape CrowCorvus capensis
White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Blue-mantled Paradise-flycatcherTrochocercus cyanomelas
African Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Olive SunbirdCyanomitra olivacea
Mouse-coloured SunbirdCyanomitra verreauxii
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Southern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris chalybeus
Greater Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris afer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
Cape WeaverPloceus capensisEndemic (country/region)
African Golden WeaverPloceus subaureus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Dark-backed WeaverPloceus bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Swee WaxbillCoccopygia melanotis
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Dusky IndigobirdVidua funerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Cape LongclawMacronyx capensis
Yellow-throated LongclawMacronyx croceus
Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
African WagtailMotacilla aguimp

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Forest CanaryCrithagra scotopsEndemic (country/region)
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventris
Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphurata
Streaky-headed CanaryCrithagra gularis
Cape CanarySerinus canicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Southern Black TitMelaniparus niger

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eastern Long-billed LarkCerthilauda semitorquataEndemic (country/region)
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea

 
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
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Grey-backed CisticolaCisticola subruficapilla
Wailing CisticolaCisticola lais
Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Cloud CisticolaCisticola textrix
Wing-snapping CisticolaCisticola ayresii
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Karoo PriniaPrinia maculosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Knysna WarblerBradypterus sylvaticusEndemic (country/region)
Little Rush WarblerBradypterus baboecala
Barratt's WarblerBradypterus barratti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Black Saw-wingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Greater Striped SwallowCecropis cucullata
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Banded MartinNeophedina cincta
Plain MartinRiparia paludicola

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Yellow-throated Woodland WarblerSeicercus ruficapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Bush BlackcapLioptilus nigricapillus
Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcoerulea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Cape White-eyeZosterops virens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species
Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisRare/Accidental
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
African Pied StarlingLamprotornis bicolorEndemic (country/region)
Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Black-bellied StarlingNotopholia corusca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Brown Scrub RobinCercotrichas signata
White-browed Scrub RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Southern Black FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Fiscal FlycatcherSigelus silens
Cape Robin ChatCossypha caffra
Chorister Robin ChatCossypha dichroa
Red-capped Robin ChatCossypha natalensis
White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
Cape Rock ThrushMonticola rupestrisEndemic (country/region)
Sentinel Rock ThrushMonticola explorator
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Arnott's ChatMyrmecocichla arnotti
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris
Mocking Cliff ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus

 

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