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

Other names: Republic of Botswana

Number of species: 614
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2020-08-27
Last modified: 2024-01-05
See also: http://www.birdlifebotswana.org.bw/doc/botswana_bird_list.xls
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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
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Hottentot TealSpatula hottentota
Cape ShovelerSpatula smithii
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
Cape TealAnas capensis
Red-billed TealAnas erythrorhyncha
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
African Pygmy GooseNettapus auritus

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucheraniRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnixRare/Accidental
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Blue QuailSynoicus adansonii
Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersus
Natal FrancolinPternistis natalensis
Swainson's FrancolinPternistis swainsonii
Crested FrancolinDendroperdix sephaena
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

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturRare/Accidental
Mourning Collared DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
African Green PigeonTreron calvus
Emerald-spotted Wood DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaqua
Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalis
Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctus
Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelli

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigena
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensis
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
Mozambique NightjarCaprimulgus fossii
Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillarius

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Böhm's Spinetailed SwiftNeafrapus boehmiRare/Accidental
African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus
Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
Horus SwiftApus horus
Little SwiftApus affinis
Bradfield's SwiftApus bradfieldiRare/Accidental
African SwiftApus barbatus
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
Coppery-tailed CoucalCentropus cupreicaudus
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
African Black CoucalCentropus grillii
Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinus
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Thick-billed CuckooPachycoccyx audebertiRare/Accidental
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreusRare/Accidental
Diederick CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
African CuckooCuculus gularis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African RailRallus caerulescens
African CrakeCrex egregia
CorncrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Striped CrakeAmaurornis marginalis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegansRare/Accidental
Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Grey Crowned CraneBalearica regulorum
Wattled CraneGrus carunculata

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster
Kori BustardArdeotis kori
Ludwig's BustardArdeotis ludwigiiRare/Accidental
Denham's BustardArdeotis denhamiRare/Accidental
Red-crested BustardLophotis ruficrista
White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensisRare/Accidental
White-quilled BustardAfrotis afraoides

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Grey Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolor
Purple-crested TuracoGallirex porphyreolophusRare/Accidental
Schalow's TuracoTauraco schalowiRare/Accidental
Ross's TuracoTauraco rossaeRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis
African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Abdim's StorkCiconia abdimii
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus
European White StorkCiconia ciconia
Saddle-bill StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
White-backed Night HeronGorsachius leuconotus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striata
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventris
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
Slaty EgretEgretta vinaceigula
Little EgretEgretta garzetta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
African SpoonbillPlatalea alba
Southern Bald IbisGeronticus calvusRare/Accidental
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

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus
Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticus
Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostris
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosusRare/Accidental
White-headed LapwingVanellus albiceps
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
African Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus
Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
Long-toed StintCalidris subminutaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Great SnipeGallinago mediaRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Double-banded CourserRhinoptilus africanus
Heuglin's CourserRhinoptilus cinctus
Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus
Burchell's CourserCursorius rufus
Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni
Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black TernChlidonias niger

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentarius

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorusRare/Accidental
African Cuckoo HawkAviceda cuculoidesRare/Accidental
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensisRare/Accidental
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRare/Accidental
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
Black-chested Snake EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake EagleCircaetus cinereus
Western Banded Snake EagleCircaetus cinerascens
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus
White-backed VultureGyps africanus
Cape VultureGyps coprotheres
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
African Hawk EagleAquila spilogaster
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Ayres's EagleHieraaetus ayresii
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting GoshawkMelierax metabates
Pale Chanting GoshawkMelierax canorus
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosusRare/Accidental
African Marsh HarrierCircus ranivorus
Black HarrierCircus maurus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiroRare/Accidental
ShikraAccipiter badius
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Black SparrowhawkAccipiter melanoleucus
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Red-necked BuzzardButeo auguralisRare/Accidental
Augur BuzzardButeo augurRare/Accidental
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

African Grass OwlTyto capensis
Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
African Scops OwlOtus senegalensis
Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis granti
Marsh OwlAsio capensis
African Wood OwlStrix woodfordii
Spotted Eagle OwlBubo africanus
Verreaux's Eagle OwlBubo lacteus
Pel's Fishing OwlScotopelia peli

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

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

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina's TrogonApaloderma narina

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Southern Ground HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri
Crowned HornbillTockus alboterminatusRare/Accidental
Bradfield's HornbillTockus bradfieldi
African Grey HornbillTockus nasutus
Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas
Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinator

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Green-backed HoneybirdProdotiscus zambesiaeRare/Accidental
Wahlberg's HoneybirdProdotiscus regulus
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Bennett's WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
Olive WoodpeckerMesopicos griseocephalusRare/Accidental

 
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
Olive Bee-eaterMerops superciliosusRare/Accidental
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
Racquet-tailed RollerCoracias spatulatus
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
European RollerCoracias garrulus
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina picta
African Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Half-collared KingfisherAlcedo semitorquata
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis
Grey-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

African Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Dickinson's KestrelFalco dickinsoni
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvieriiRare/Accidental
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus robustus
Brown ParrotPoicephalus meyeri

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African BroadbillSmithornis capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

White-breasted CuckooshrikeCeblepyris pectoralis
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eastern Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus
Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus
African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Cape BatisBatis capensis
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pririt BatisBatis pririt

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White-crested Helmet-shrikePrionops plumatus
Retz's Helmet-shrikePrionops retzii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Grey-headed Bush-shrikeMalaconotus blanchoti
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
BrubruNilaus afer
Orange-breasted Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Tropical BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
Swamp BoubouLaniarius bicolor
Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus
BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Magpie ShrikeUrolestes melanoleucus
White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimens
Souza's ShrikeLanius souzae
Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinusRare/Accidental
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Southern FiscalLanius collaris
Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Cape CrowCorvus capensis
White-necked RavenCorvus albicollisRare/Accidental
Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
Shelley's SunbirdCinnyris shelleyiRare/Accidental
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
White-bellied SunbirdCinnyris talatala
Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus
Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-billed Buffalo WeaverBubalornis niger
White-browed Sparrow WeaverPlocepasser mahali
Scaly-fronted WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
Sociable WeaverPhiletairus socius
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythropsRare/Accidental
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardensRare/Accidental
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
Holub's WeaverPloceus xanthops
Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterus
Lesser Masked WeaverPloceus intermedius
Southern Masked WeaverPloceus velatus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Chestnut WeaverPloceus rubiginosus
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Brown FirefinchLagonosticta nitidula
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia
Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afra
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatusRare/Accidental
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
Locust FinchPaludipasser locustellaRare/Accidental
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloidesRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Eastern Paradise WhydahVidua paradisaea
Broad-tailed Paradise WhydahVidua obtusa
Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regia
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Purple IndigobirdVidua purpurascens
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Bushveld PipitAnthus caffer
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusRare/Accidental
Mountain PipitAnthus hoeschi
Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris
Woodland PipitAnthus nyassaeRare/Accidental
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Cape LongclawMacronyx capensis
Rosy-breasted LongclawMacronyx ameliae
Mountain WagtailMotacilla claraRare/Accidental
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
African WagtailMotacilla aguimp
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularis
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventris
Streaky-headed CanaryCrithagra gularis
Black-eared CanaryCrithagra mennelli
Black-headed CanarySerinus alarioRare/Accidental
Cape CanarySerinus canicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Golden-breasted BuntingFringillaria flaviventris
Cape BuntingFringillaria capensisRare/Accidental
Lark-like BuntingFringillaria impetuani
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingFringillaria tahapisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

African Fairy-flycatcherStenostira scita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Rufous-bellied TitMelaniparus rufiventris
Southern Black TitMelaniparus niger
Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Grey Penduline TitAnthoscopus caroli
Cape Penduline TitAnthoscopus minutus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Eastern NicatorNicator gularisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
Short-clawed LarkCerthilauda chuana
Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricans
Black-eared Sparrow LarkEremopterix australisRare/Accidental
Chestnut-backed Sparrow LarkEremopterix leucotis
Grey-backed Sparrow LarkEremopterix verticalis
Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
Fawn-coloured LarkCalendulauda africanoides
Red LarkCalendulauda burraEndemic (country/region)
Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolata
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
Monotonous LarkMirafra passerina
Melodious LarkMirafra chenianaRare/Accidental
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
Stark's LarkSpizocorys starki
Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Red-faced CrombecSylvietta whytiiRare/Accidental
Long-billed CrombecSylvietta rufescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Green-capped EremomelaEremomela scotops
Burnt-necked EremomelaEremomela usticollis
Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracica
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Miombo Wren WarblerCalamonastes undosus
Barred Wren WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
Grey-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralis
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Tinkling CisticolaCisticola rufilatus
Winding CisticolaCisticola galactotes
Chirping CisticolaCisticola pipiens
Levaillant's CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
Cloud CisticolaCisticola textrixRare/Accidental
Pale-crowned CisticolaCisticola cinnamomeusRare/Accidental
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

River WarblerLocustella fluviatilisRare/Accidental
Little Rush WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Dark-capped Yellow WarblerIduna natalensisRare/Accidental
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Basra Reed WarblerAcrocephalus griseldisRare/Accidental
Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Grey-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga
Black Saw-wingPsalidoprocne pristopteraRare/Accidental
Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
South African SwallowPetrochelidon spilodera
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
Greater Striped SwallowCecropis cucullata
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Angolan SwallowHirundo angolensisRare/Accidental
Red-chested SwallowHirundo lucidaRare/Accidental
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Banded MartinNeophedina cincta
Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerCurruca nisoria
Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcoerulea
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis
Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidus
Cape White-eyeZosterops virens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Black-faced BabblerTurdoides melanops
Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii
Hartlaub's BabblerTurdoides hartlaubii
Southern Pied BabblerTurdoides bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

African SalpornisSalpornis salvadoriRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus
Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroupRare/Accidental
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
Burchell's StarlingLamprotornis australis
Meves's Long-tailed StarlingLamprotornis mevesii
Sharp-tailed StarlingLamprotornis acuticaudusRare/Accidental
Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterusRare/Accidental
Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
Amethyst StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Eastern Bearded Scrub RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
Kalahari Scrub RobinCercotrichas paena
White-browed Scrub RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Grey Tit FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidus
Chat FlycatcherBradornis infuscatus
Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
Southern Black FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Fiscal FlycatcherSigelus silens
Cape Robin ChatCossypha caffraRare/Accidental
White-throated Robin ChatCossypha humeralis
White-browed Robin ChatCossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin ChatCossypha natalensisRare/Accidental
Collared Palm ThrushCichladusa arquata
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Cape Rock ThrushMonticola rupestrisRare/Accidental
Miombo Rock ThrushMonticola angolensis
Short-toed Rock ThrushMonticola brevipes
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraRare/Accidental
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Sickle-winged ChatEmarginata sinuata
Southern Anteater ChatMyrmecocichla formicivora
Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticolaRare/Accidental
Arnott's ChatMyrmecocichla arnotti
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinaRare/Accidental
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaRare/Accidental
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris
Mocking Cliff ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Boulder ChatPinarornis plumosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa
Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana
Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus
Smith's ThrushTurdus smithi

 

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