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This checklist includes all bird species found in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati , 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: Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati [map]

Number of species: 378
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2018-08-13
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
Cape TealAnas capensis
Red-billed TealAnas erythrorhyncha
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotos

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

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

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minor

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaqua
Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctus
Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelli

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigena
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinus
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Diederick CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
African CuckooCuculus gularis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African RailRallus caerulescens
African CrakeCrex egregia
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

White-winged FlufftailSarothrura ayresi

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Blue CraneGrus paradisea

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Kori BustardArdeotis kori
Red-crested BustardLophotis ruficrista
White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis
White-quilled BustardAfrotis afraoides

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Grey Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimii
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
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
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Little EgretEgretta garzetta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

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

 
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

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus
Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticus
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Little StintCalidris minuta
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Double-banded CourserRhinoptilus africanus
Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus
Burchell's CourserCursorius rufus
Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentarius

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
Black-chested Snake EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake EagleCircaetus cinereus
White-backed VultureGyps africanus
Cape VultureGyps coprotheres
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
African Hawk EagleAquila spilogaster
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Pale Chanting GoshawkMelierax canorus
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
African Marsh HarrierCircus ranivorus
Black HarrierCircus maurus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
ShikraAccipiter badius
Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

African Grass OwlTyto capensis
Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Scops OwlOtus senegalensis
Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis granti
Marsh OwlAsio capensis
Cape Eagle OwlBubo capensis
Spotted Eagle OwlBubo africanus
Verreaux's Eagle OwlBubo lacteus

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

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

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

African Grey HornbillTockus nasutus
Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
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-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
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
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

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

African Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eastern Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus
Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White-crested Helmet-shrikePrionops plumatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Grey-headed Bush-shrikeMalaconotus blanchoti
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
BrubruNilaus afer
Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus
BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Magpie ShrikeUrolestes melanoleucus
White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimens
Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Southern FiscalLanius collaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Cape CrowCorvus capensis
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
White-bellied SunbirdCinnyris talatala
Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African FirefinchLagonosticta rubricata
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
Blue-breasted Cordon-bleuUraeginthus angolensis
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala
Cut-throat FinchAmadina fasciata
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa
Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflava
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Mountain PipitAnthus hoeschi
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Long-tailed PipitAnthus longicaudatusEndemic (country/region)
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Cape LongclawMacronyx capensis
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
African WagtailMotacilla aguimp

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularis
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventris
White-throated CanaryCrithagra albogularis
Streaky-headed CanaryCrithagra gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

African Fairy-flycatcherStenostira scita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Grey Penduline TitAnthoscopus caroli
Cape Penduline TitAnthoscopus minutus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Long-billed CrombecSylvietta rufescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Burnt-necked EremomelaEremomela usticollis
Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracica
Barred Wren WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
Grey-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralis
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Tinkling CisticolaCisticola rufilatus
Grey-backed CisticolaCisticola subruficapilla
Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcoerulea
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidus
Cape White-eyeZosterops virens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii
Southern Pied BabblerTurdoides bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroupRare/Accidental
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australis
African Pied StarlingLamprotornis bicolorEndemic (country/region)
Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Amethyst StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Kalahari Scrub RobinCercotrichas paena
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Grey Tit FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Chat FlycatcherBradornis infuscatus
Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
Southern Black FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Fiscal FlycatcherSigelus silens
Cape Robin ChatCossypha caffra
Cape Rock ThrushMonticola rupestrisEndemic (country/region)
Short-toed Rock ThrushMonticola brevipes
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Karoo ChatEmarginata schlegelii
Southern Anteater ChatMyrmecocichla formicivora
Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticola
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa
Smith's ThrushTurdus smithi

 

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