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This checklist includes all bird species found in Christiana , 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, version 2018. 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: Christiana [map]

Number of species: 306
Number of globally threatened species: 10
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2018-06-09
Last modified: 2019-01-01
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STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

Common OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

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

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Natal FrancolinPternistis natalensis
Swainson's FrancolinPternistis swainsonii
Coqui FrancolinPeliperdix coqui
Orange River FrancolinScleroptila gutturalis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorNear-threatened

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaqua

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Kori BustardArdeotis koriNear-threatened
Red-crested BustardEupodotis ruficrista
White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoides

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
African CuckooCuculus gularis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigena
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

White-winged FlufftailSarothrura ayresiCritically endangered

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African RailRallus caerulescens
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensis
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Blue CraneAnthropoides paradiseusVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticus
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
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

Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Little StintCalidris minuta
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Burchell's CourserCursorius rufus
Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
Double-banded CourserSmutsornis africanus
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

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

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimii
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

Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentariusVulnerable

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosEndangered
White-backed VultureGyps africanusCritically endangered
Cape GriffonGyps coprotheresEndangered
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusVulnerable
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Tawny EagleAquila rapaxVulnerable
Pale Chanting-GoshawkMelierax canorus
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
African Marsh-HarrierCircus ranivorus
Black HarrierCircus maurusEndangered
ShikraAccipiter badius
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

African Grass-OwlTyto capensis
Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis granti
Cape Eagle-OwlBubo capensis
Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanus
Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
Marsh OwlAsio capensis

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
White-backed MousebirdColius colius
Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantii
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

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

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Rock KestrelFalco rupicolus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusNear-threatened
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus afer
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus
BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Southern FiscalLanius collaris
Magpie ShrikeCorvinella melanoleuca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Cape CrowCorvus capensis
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
Short-clawed LarkCerthilauda chuana
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotis
Gray-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix verticalis
Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
Fawn-colored LarkCalendulauda africanoides
Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolata
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Monotonous LarkMirafra passerina
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
Stark's LarkSpizocorys starki
Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostris
Large-billed LarkGalerida magnirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Banded MartinRiparia cincta
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Greater Striped SwallowCecropis cucullata
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
South African SwallowPetrochelidon spilodera
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Fairy FlycatcherStenostira scita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Southern Penduline-TitAnthoscopus minutus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
African Reed WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus
Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Barred Wren-WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracica
Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralis
Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Rufous-vented WarblerSylvia subcaerulea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Cape White-eyeZosterops virens
Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Southern Pied-BabblerTurdoides bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
Chat FlycatcherAgricola infuscatus
Fiscal FlycatcherMelaenornis silens
Kalahari Scrub-RobinCercotrichas paena
Cape Robin-ChatCossypha caffra
Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipes
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Southern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla formicivora
Karoo ChatCercomela schlegelii
Familiar ChatCercomela familiaris
Mountain WheatearOenanthe monticola
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa
Karoo ThrushTurdus smithi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
African Pied StarlingLamprotornis bicolorEndemic (country/region)
Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatala
Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Mountain PipitAnthus hoeschiNear-threatened
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Orange-throated LongclawMacronyx capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularis
Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventris
White-throated CanaryCrithagra albogularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris
Cape BuntingEmberiza capensis
Lark-like BuntingEmberiza impetuani
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Great Rufous SparrowPasser motitensis
Cape SparrowPasser melanurus
Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus
Yellow-throated PetroniaGymnornis superciliaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis niger
Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
Sociable WeaverPhiletairus socius
Cape WeaverPloceus capensisEndemic (country/region)
Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensis
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala
Zebra WaxbillSporaeginthus subflavus
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Eastern Paradise-WhydahVidua paradisaea
Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regia
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata

 

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