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

Number of species: 238
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2018-06-09
Last modified: 2023-05-23
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STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

Common OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolor
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
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
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
Grey-winged FrancolinScleroptila afraEndemic (country/region)

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minor

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaqua

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigena

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
Little SwiftApus affinis
Bradfield's SwiftApus bradfieldi
African SwiftApus barbatus
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Diederick CuckooChrysococcyx caprius

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African RailRallus caerulescens
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Blue CraneGrus paradisea

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Vigors's BustardHeterotetrax vigorsii
Kori BustardArdeotis kori
Ludwig's BustardArdeotis ludwigii
White-quilled BustardAfrotis afraoides

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
African SpoonbillPlatalea alba
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Little StintCalidris minuta
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Double-banded CourserRhinoptilus africanus
Burchell's CourserCursorius rufus
Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentarius

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
Black-chested Snake EagleCircaetus pectoralis
White-backed VultureGyps africanus
Cape VultureGyps coprotheres
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Pale Chanting GoshawkMelierax canorus
Black HarrierCircus maurus
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Cape Eagle OwlBubo capensis
Spotted Eagle OwlBubo africanus

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

White-backed MousebirdColius colius
Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Ground WoodpeckerGeocolaptes olivaceusEndemic (country/region)
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Acacia Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

African Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

African Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

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: Nectariniidae

Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Southern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris chalybeus
Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

White-browed Sparrow WeaverPlocepasser mahali
Scaly-fronted WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
Sociable WeaverPhiletairus socius
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Cape WeaverPloceus capensisEndemic (country/region)
Southern Masked WeaverPloceus velatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Cape SparrowPasser melanurus
Southern Grey-headed SparrowPasser diffusus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Yellow-tufted PipitAnthus crenatusEndemic (country/region)
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
African WagtailMotacilla aguimp

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularis
Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventris
White-throated CanaryCrithagra albogularis
Black-headed CanarySerinus alario
Cape CanarySerinus canicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cape BuntingFringillaria capensis
Lark-like BuntingFringillaria impetuani
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingFringillaria tahapisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

African Fairy-flycatcherStenostira scita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Grey TitMelaniparus afer
Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Cape Penduline TitAnthoscopus minutus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
Karoo Long-billed LarkCerthilauda subcoronata
Cape Long-billed LarkCerthilauda curvirostrisEndemic (country/region)
Black-eared Sparrow LarkEremopterix australis
Grey-backed Sparrow LarkEremopterix verticalis
Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
Fawn-coloured LarkCalendulauda africanoides
Karoo LarkCalendulauda albescensEndemic (country/region)
Red LarkCalendulauda burraEndemic (country/region)
Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolata
Monotonous LarkMirafra passerina
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
Sclater's LarkSpizocorys sclateri
Stark's LarkSpizocorys starki
Large-billed LarkGalerida magnirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Long-billed CrombecSylvietta rufescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Karoo EremomelaEremomela gregalis
Namaqua WarblerPhragmacia substriata
Cinnamon-breasted WarblerEuryptila subcinnamomea
Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralis
Grey-backed CisticolaCisticola subruficapilla
Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
Karoo PriniaPrinia maculosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

South African SwallowPetrochelidon spilodera
Greater Striped SwallowCecropis cucullata
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Plain MartinRiparia paludicola

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Layard's WarblerCurruca layardi
Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcoerulea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidus
Cape White-eyeZosterops virens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species
Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroup
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
African Pied StarlingLamprotornis bicolor
Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Karoo Scrub RobinCercotrichas coryphoeus
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Chat FlycatcherBradornis infuscatus
Fiscal FlycatcherSigelus silens
Cape Robin ChatCossypha caffra
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Sickle-winged ChatEmarginata sinuata
Karoo ChatEmarginata schlegelii
Tractrac ChatEmarginata tractrac
Southern Anteater ChatMyrmecocichla formicivora
Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticola
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Smith's ThrushTurdus smithi

 

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