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Beaufort West

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

Number of species: 289
Number of globally threatened species: 11
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2018-06-09
Last modified: 2019-12-31
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STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

Common OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoaVulnerable
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
Cape FrancolinPternistis capensisEndemic (country/region)
Grey-winged FrancolinScleroptila afraEndemic (country/region)

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorNear-threatened

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaqua

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigena
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
Horus SwiftApus horus
Little SwiftApus affinis
African SwiftApus barbatus
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinus
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
Diederick CuckooChrysococcyx caprius

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Striped FlufftailSarothrura affinis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Blue CraneGrus paradiseaVulnerable

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Vigors's BustardHeterotetrax vigorsii
Kori BustardArdeotis koriNear-threatened
Ludwig's BustardArdeotis ludwigiiEndangered
Denham's BustardArdeotis denhamiNear-threatened
Black BustardAfrotis afraEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
White-quilled BustardAfrotis afraoides

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis
Black StorkCiconia nigra
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
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
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
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

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 arquataNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentariusVulnerable

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
African Cuckoo HawkAviceda cuculoides
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
Black-chested Snake EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake EagleCircaetus cinereus
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusCritically endangered
Cape VultureGyps coprotheresEndangered
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosEndangered
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusVulnerable
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Pale Chanting GoshawkMelierax canorus
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
African Marsh HarrierCircus ranivorus
Black HarrierCircus maurusEndangered
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Rufous-breasted SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
Black SparrowhawkAccipiter melanoleucus
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
Marsh OwlAsio capensis
Cape Eagle OwlBubo capensis
Spotted Eagle OwlBubo africanus

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

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

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina's TrogonApaloderma narina

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus purpureus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Ground WoodpeckerGeocolaptes olivaceusNear-threatened
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Olive WoodpeckerMesopicos griseocephalus

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Acacia Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

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

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Cape BatisBatis capensis
Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Southern TchagraTchagra tchagra
Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioRare/Accidental
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: Eupetidae

RockjumperChaetops frenatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Promeropidae

Cape SugarbirdPromerops cafer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Orange-breasted SunbirdAnthobaphes violaceaEndemic (country/region)
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Southern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris chalybeus
Greater Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris afer
Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Scaly-fronted WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
Cape WeaverPloceus capensis
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 crenatusNear-threatened
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Long-tailed PipitAnthus longicaudatusEndemic (country/region)
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Cape LongclawMacronyx capensis
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularis
Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventris
Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphurata
White-throated CanaryCrithagra albogularis
Streaky-headed CanaryCrithagra gularis
Protea CanaryCrithagra leucopteraEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Cape SiskinCrithagra totta
Black-headed CanarySerinus alario
Cape CanarySerinus canicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Golden-breasted BuntingFringillaria flaviventris
Cape BuntingFringillaria capensis
Lark-like BuntingFringillaria impetuani
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingFringillaria tahapisiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

African Fairy-flycatcherStenostira scita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Grey TitMelaniparus afer

 
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
Karoo LarkCalendulauda albescens
Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiata
Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolataRare/Accidental
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
Sclater's LarkSpizocorys sclateriNear-threatened
Large-billed LarkGalerida magnirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Long-billed CrombecSylvietta rufescens
Cape GrassbirdSphenoeacus afer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Little Rush WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustrisRare/Accidental
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Black Saw-wingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
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

Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans
Cape BulbulPycnonotus capensis

 
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 bicolorEndemic (country/region)
Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Black-bellied StarlingNotopholia corusca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Karoo Scrub RobinCercotrichas coryphoeus
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Chat FlycatcherBradornis infuscatus
Fiscal FlycatcherSigelus silens
Cape Robin ChatCossypha caffra
Chorister Robin ChatCossypha dichroa
Cape Rock ThrushMonticola rupestrisEndemic (country/region)
Short-toed Rock ThrushMonticola brevipes
Sentinel Rock ThrushMonticola exploratorNear-threatened
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

Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus
Smith's ThrushTurdus smithi

 

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