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This checklist includes all bird species found in Chizarira National Park , 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 2021. 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: Chizarira National Park [map]

Number of species: 314
Number of globally threatened species: 13
Date last reviewed: 2021-02-14
Last modified: 2022-07-22
See also: https://www.birdlifezimbabwe.org/a_birdingzim_mat_3_chi.html
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Coqui FrancolinCampocolinus coqui
Shelley's FrancolinScleroptila shelleyi
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Natal FrancolinPternistis natalensis
Swainson's FrancolinPternistis swainsonii

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Mourning Collared-DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Namaqua DoveOena capensis
African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster

 
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Purple-crested TuracoTauraco porphyreolophus
Gray Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolor

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
Black CoucalCentropus grillii
Levaillant's CuckooClamator levaillantii
Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
Thick-billed CuckooPachycoccyx audeberti
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Barred Long-tailed CuckooCercococcyx montanus
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalus
African CuckooCuculus gularis
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillarius
Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigena
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
Square-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus fossii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Mottled SpinetailTelacanthura ussheri
Bat-like SpinetailNeafrapus boehmi
Alpine SwiftApus melba
Mottled SwiftApus aequatorialis
Common SwiftApus apus
African SwiftApus barbatus
Little SwiftApus affinis
Horus SwiftApus horus
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Corn CrakeCrex crex
African CrakeCrex egregia
Lesser MoorhenParagallinula angulata
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorumEndangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Temminck's CourserCursorius temminckii
Three-banded CourserRhinoptilus cinctus
Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
White StorkCiconia ciconia
Saddle-billed StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis
Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumenifer

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

HamerkopScopus umbretta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Great EgretArdea alba
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
White-backed Night-HeronGorsachius leuconotus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentariusEndangered

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
African Harrier-HawkPolyboroides typus
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo-HawkAviceda cuculoides
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalisCritically endangered
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosEndangered
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachusCritically endangered
White-backed VultureGyps africanusCritically endangered
Cape GriffonGyps coprotheresVulnerable
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusEndangered
Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-EagleCircaetus cinereus
Banded Snake-EagleCircaetus cinerascens
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatusNear-threatened
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusEndangered
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Wahlberg's EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Ayres's Hawk-EagleHieraaetus ayresii
Tawny EagleAquila rapaxVulnerable
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisEndangered
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii
African Hawk-EagleAquila spilogaster
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates
Pale Chanting-GoshawkMelierax canorus
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Black GoshawkAccipiter melanoleucus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Augur BuzzardButeo augur

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

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

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina TrogonApaloderma narina

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucorvidae

Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateriVulnerable

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Crowned HornbillLophoceros alboterminatus
African Gray HornbillLophoceros nasutus
Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas
Southern Red-billed HornbillTockus rufirostris
Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinator

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
Madagascar Bee-eaterMerops superciliosusRare/Accidental
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Southern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicoides

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
Racket-tailed RollerCoracias spatulatus
Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

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

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Green-backed HoneyguideProdotiscus zambesiae
Wahlberg's HoneyguideProdotiscus regulus
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

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

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Rock KestrelFalco rupicolus
Dickinson's KestrelFalco dickinsoni
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Taita FalconFalco fasciinuchaVulnerable

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus fuscicollis
Meyer's ParrotPoicephalus meyeri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African BroadbillSmithornis capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

African PittaPitta angolensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

White-breasted CuckooshrikeCoracina pectoralis
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Chinspot BatisBatis molitor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White HelmetshrikePrionops plumatus
Retz's HelmetshrikePrionops retzii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

BrubruNilaus afer
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Tropical BoubouLaniarius major
Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus
Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
Gray-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone viridis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Southern FiscalLanius collaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

White-necked RavenCorvus albicollisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hyliotidae

Southern HyliotaHyliota australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Southern Black-TitMelaniparus niger

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricans
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix leucotis
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nicatoridae

Eastern NicatorNicator gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Cape CrombecSylvietta rufescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Greencap EremomelaEremomela scotops
Stierling's Wren-WarblerCalamonastes stierlingi
Green-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Little Rush WarblerBradypterus baboecala

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum
Gray-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Livingstone's FlycatcherErythrocercus livingstonei

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Southern Yellow White-eyeZosterops anderssoni

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorynchus
Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Violet-backed StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
Meves's StarlingLamprotornis mevesiiRare/Accidental
Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa
Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
Pale FlycatcherAgricola pallidus
Gray Tit-FlycatcherFraseria plumbea
Ashy FlycatcherFraseria caerulescens
Southern Black-FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Bearded Scrub-RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
Red-backed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
White-browed Robin-ChatCossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin-ChatCossypha natalensis
Miombo Rock-ThrushMonticola angolensis
Mocking Cliff-ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Arnot's ChatMyrmecocichla arnotti
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris
Boulder ChatPinarornis plumosusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
White-breasted SunbirdCinnyris talatala

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
Lesser Masked-WeaverPloceus intermedius
Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Cut-throatAmadina fasciata
Southern CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensis
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afra
Peters's TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Jameson's FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Broad-tailed Paradise-WhydahVidua obtusa
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Purple IndigobirdVidua purpurascens
Green IndigobirdVidua codringtoni
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Southern Gray-headed SparrowPasser diffusus
Yellow-throated Bush SparrowGymnoris superciliaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Woodland PipitAnthus nyassae
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Brimstone CanaryCrithagra sulphurata
Black-eared SeedeaterCrithagra mennelli
Streaky-headed SeedeaterCrithagra gularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cabanis's BuntingEmberiza cabanisi
Golden-breasted BuntingEmberiza flaviventris
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingEmberiza tahapisi

 

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