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

Number of species: 373
Number of globally threatened species: 18
Number of introduced species: 6
Date last reviewed: 2018-06-09
Last modified: 2023-04-11
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STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

Common OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduataRare/Accidental
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

Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Cape FrancolinPternistis capensisEndemic (country/region)
Red-necked SpurfowlPternistis afer
Red-winged FrancolinScleroptila levaillantii
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 liviaIntroduced species
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
African Olive PigeonColumba arquatrix
Lemon DoveAplopelia larvata
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

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinus
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
Diederick CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius

 
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: Gruidae

Blue CraneGrus paradisea

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Vigors's BustardHeterotetrax vigorsii
Ludwig's BustardArdeotis ludwigii
Denham's BustardArdeotis denhami
Black BustardAfrotis afraEndemic (country/region)

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Knysna TuracoTauraco corythaix

 
SPHENISCIFORMES: Spheniscidae

Jackass PenguinSpheniscus demersus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicus
Black-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta tropica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhous

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

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

 
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
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

Crowned CormorantMicrocarbo coronatus
Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Cape CormorantPhalacrocorax capensisEndemic (country/region)
Bank CormorantPhalacrocorax neglectus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufa

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Chionidae

Snowy SheathbillChionis albusRare/Accidental

 
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
Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus
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: Turnicidae

Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Black-rumped ButtonquailTurnix hottentottus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Double-banded CourserRhinoptilus africanus
Burchell's CourserCursorius rufus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Sabine's GullXema sabini
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Hartlaub's GullChroicocephalus hartlaubii
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Damara TernSternula balaenarum
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Antarctic TernSterna vittata
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentarius

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensisRare/Accidental
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
Black-chested Snake EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake EagleCircaetus cinereus
Cape VultureGyps coprotheres
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Pale Chanting GoshawkMelierax canorus
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
African Marsh HarrierCircus ranivorus
Black HarrierCircus maurus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Rufous-breasted SparrowhawkAccipiter rufiventris
Black SparrowhawkAccipiter melanoleucus
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Red-necked BuzzardButeo auguralisRare/Accidental
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Forest BuzzardButeo trizonatus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Marsh OwlAsio capensis
African Wood OwlStrix woodfordii
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

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina's TrogonApaloderma narina

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Wahlberg's HoneybirdProdotiscus regulus
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Ground WoodpeckerGeocolaptes olivaceus
Knysna WoodpeckerCampethera notata
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Olive WoodpeckerMesopicos griseocephalus

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Acacia Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusRare/Accidental
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
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
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Grey CuckooshrikeCeblepyris caesius
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eastern Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus
Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Cape BatisBatis capensis
Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Southern TchagraTchagra tchagra
Olive Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus olivaceus
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
House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Eupetidae

RockjumperChaetops frenatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Promeropidae

Cape SugarbirdPromerops cafer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Orange-breasted SunbirdAnthobaphes violaceaEndemic (country/region)
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Malachite SunbirdNectarinia famosa
Southern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris chalybeus
Greater Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris afer
Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
Cape WeaverPloceus capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Swee WaxbillCoccopygia melanotis
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Cape LongclawMacronyx capensis
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
African WagtailMotacilla aguimp

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

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
Agulhas Long-billed LarkCerthilauda brevirostrisEndemic (country/region)
Grey-backed Sparrow LarkEremopterix verticalis
Karoo LarkCalendulauda albescens
Cape Clapper LarkMirafra apiata
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
Large-billed LarkGalerida magnirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Long-billed CrombecSylvietta rufescens
Victorin's WarblerCryptillas victoriniEndemic (country/region)
Cape GrassbirdSphenoeacus afer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Knysna WarblerBradypterus sylvaticus
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
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinicaRare/Accidental
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

Sombre GreenbulAndropadus importunus
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans
Cape BulbulPycnonotus capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Yellow-throated Woodland WarblerSeicercus ruficapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Layard's WarblerCurruca layardi
Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcoerulea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

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)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Karoo Scrub RobinCercotrichas coryphoeus
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
African Dusky FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Southern Black FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Fiscal FlycatcherSigelus silens
Cape Robin ChatCossypha caffra
White-starred RobinPogonocichla stellata
Cape Rock ThrushMonticola rupestrisEndemic (country/region)
Sentinel Rock ThrushMonticola explorator
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Sickle-winged ChatEmarginata sinuata
Karoo ChatEmarginata schlegelii
Southern Anteater ChatMyrmecocichla formicivora
Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticola
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus

 

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