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Number of species. This table provides the number of species found in this region, based on the Howard and Moore (2003, rev. 2008) taxonomy. To view the full species list, click on the name of a region.
Region name Number of species endemics breeding endemics globally threatened extinct introduced
South Africa checklist 862280nullnull11
Western Cape checklist 67360nullnull9
Bontebok National Park checklist 24100nullnull1
Tankwa Karoo National Park checklist 21500702
Table Mountain National Park checklist 35400nullnull4
Karoo National Park checklist 25600nullnull2
West Coast National Park checklist 355001804
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve checklist 33900nullnull7
Agulhas National Park checklist 28400nullnull3
Cape Winelands checklist 34950nullnull6
Central Karoo checklist 35340nullnull3
City of Cape Town checklist 41560nullnull8
Eden checklist 41760nullnull5
Overberg checklist 40360nullnull6
West Coast checklist 38050nullnull5
Beaufort West checklist 29000nullnull3
Bellville checklist 25700nullnull4
Bredasdorp checklist 37400nullnull4
Caledon checklist 35100nullnull4
Calitzdorp checklist 29400nullnull2
Cape checklist 31400nullnull6
Ceres checklist 28900nullnull4
Clanwilliam checklist 32400nullnull5
George checklist 38000nullnull3
Goodwood checklist 32200nullnull6
Heidelberg checklist 34300nullnull5
Hermanus checklist 32800nullnull4
Hopefield checklist 33300nullnull5
Knysna checklist 38600nullnull5
Kuils River checklist 263001105
Ladismith checklist 30400nullnull2
Laingsburg checklist 30900nullnull2
Malmesbury checklist 34400nullnull4
Mitchells Plain checklist 291001405
Montagu checklist 27900nullnull2
Moorreesburg checklist 23300nullnull3
Mossel checklist 34700nullnull3
Murraysburg checklist 25000nullnull2
Oudtshoorn checklist 31600nullnull4
Paarl checklist 31900nullnull5
Piketberg checklist 31100nullnull3
Prince Albert checklist 29400nullnull2
Riversdal checklist 34600nullnull4
Robertson checklist 28700nullnull3
Simon Town checklist 37900nullnull6
Somerset West checklist 32100nullnull5
Stellenbosch checklist 28300nullnull6
Strand checklist 30000nullnull5
Swellendam checklist 36400nullnull6
Tulbagh checklist 25600nullnull3
Uniondale checklist 31600nullnull2
Van Rhynsdorp checklist 23400nullnull2
Vredenburg checklist 30400nullnull3
Vredendal checklist 26800nullnull3
Wellington checklist 24800802
Worcester checklist 288001304
Wynberg checklist 35400nullnull5
Eastern Cape checklist 66200nullnull3
Addo Elephant National Park checklist 34300901
Mountain Zebra National Park checklist 30900901
Camdeboo National Park checklist 24900nullnull2
Alfred Nzo checklist 404002102
Amathole checklist 452002002
Buffalo City checklist 39500nullnull2
Cacadu checklist 49100nullnull2
Chris Hani checklist 397001702
Joe Gqabi checklist 36500nullnull2
Nelson Mandela Bay checklist 42200nullnull2
O.R.Tambo checklist 40300nullnull2
Aberdeen checklist 264001003
Adelaide checklist 33500nullnull2
Albany checklist 39400nullnull2
Albert checklist 252001103
Alexandria checklist 41700nullnull2
Aliwal North checklist 245001002
Barkly East checklist 28400nullnull2
Bathurst checklist 404001802
Bedford checklist 34900nullnull2
Bizana checklist 38300nullnull2
Butterworth checklist 33100nullnull2
Cala checklist 29600nullnull2
Cathcart checklist 35600nullnull2
Cofimvaba checklist 32500nullnull2
Cradock checklist 33900nullnull2
East London checklist 40100nullnull2
Elliot checklist 313001402
Elliotdale checklist 35700nullnull2
Engcobo checklist 32200nullnull2
Flagstaff checklist 33800nullnull2
Fort Beaufort checklist 356001102
Graaff-Reinet checklist 29600nullnull2
Hankey checklist 38600nullnull2
Hewu checklist 32600nullnull2
Hofmeyr checklist 24900903
Humansdorp checklist 42100nullnull2
Idutywa checklist 32500nullnull2
Indwe checklist 27700nullnull2
Jansenville checklist 31500803
Joubertina checklist 313001103
Keiskammahoek checklist 34000nullnull2
Kentani checklist 36100nullnull2
King William's Town checklist 32400nullnull2
Kirkwood checklist 38400nullnull2
Komga checklist 38000nullnull2
Lady Frere checklist 30300nullnull2
Lady Grey checklist 251001102
Libode checklist 32800nullnull2
Lusikisiki checklist 377001602
Maclear checklist 308001302
Maluti checklist 297001502
Mdantsane checklist 355001502
Middelburg checklist 264001003
Middledrift checklist 34100nullnull2
Molteno checklist 258001002
Mpofu checklist 33000nullnull2
Mqanduli checklist 359001602
Mt Fletcher checklist 287001402
Mt Ayliff checklist 32700nullnull2
Mt Frere checklist 293001402
Ngqueleni checklist 35400nullnull2
Nqamakwe checklist 32400nullnull2
Ntabethemba checklist 28900nullnull2
Pearston checklist 30000903
Peddie checklist 36800nullnull2
Port Elizabeth checklist 42500nullnull2
Port St Johns checklist 35300nullnull2
Queenstown checklist 31500nullnull2
Qumbu checklist 304001302
Somerset East checklist 36200nullnull2
Sterkspruit checklist 24700702
Sterkstroom checklist 26600nullnull2
Steynsburg checklist 23700903
Steytlerville checklist 31400nullnull2
Stutterheim checklist 34000nullnull2
Tabankulu checklist 319001402
Tarka checklist 29800nullnull2
Tsolo checklist 30100nullnull2
Tsomo checklist 31300nullnull2
Uitenhage checklist 35800nullnull2
Umtata checklist 32300nullnull2
Umzimkulu checklist 37600nullnull2
Venterstad checklist 24200nullnull2
Victoria East checklist 34700nullnull2
Willowmore checklist 35200nullnull2
Willowvale checklist 36500nullnull2
Wodehouse checklist 277001102
Zwelitsha checklist 34300nullnull2
Northern Cape checklist 55300nullnull4
Augrabies Falls National Park checklist 26900nullnull2
Richtersveld National Park checklist 22800701
Namaqua National Park checklist 15800nullnull1
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park checklist 32400nullnull1
Mokala National Park checklist 30400nullnull2
Vaalbos National Park checklist 25100nullnull2
Frances Baard checklist 337001103
John Taolo Gaetsewe checklist 33000nullnull3
Namakwa checklist 36500nullnull3
Pixley ka Seme checklist 35400nullnull3
Siyanda checklist 36400nullnull3
Barkly West checklist 29200901
Britstown checklist 24900nullnull4
Calvinia checklist 28600nullnull3
Carnarvon checklist 22900nullnull2
Colesberg checklist 26600nullnull2
De Aar checklist 23800nullnull3
Fraserburg checklist 20800nullnull3
Gordonia checklist 33100nullnull3
Hanover checklist 25700nullnull4
Hartswater checklist 26700nullnull1
Hay checklist 28600nullnull3
Herbert checklist 32000nullnull2
Hopetown checklist 26900nullnull2
Kenhardt checklist 30200nullnull3
Kimberley checklist 32500nullnull3
Kuruman checklist 31600nullnull2
Namakwaland checklist 32400nullnull3
Noupoort checklist 24500nullnull3
Philipstown checklist 25300nullnull3
Postmasburg checklist 30900nullnull4
Prieska checklist 26100nullnull2
Richmond checklist 23700nullnull3
Sutherland checklist 20900nullnull3
Victoria-West checklist 239001002
Warrenton checklist 27500nullnull2
Williston checklist 21600nullnull2
Kwazulu-Natal checklist 73000nullnull7
Amajuba checklist 40300nullnull3
eThekwini checklist 52900nullnull6
iLembe checklist 50200nullnull5
Sisonke checklist 47900nullnull5
Ugu checklist 47600nullnull5
Umgungundlovu checklist 50500nullnull6
Umkhanyakude checklist 59600nullnull5
Umzinyathi checklist 45900nullnull4
Uthukela checklist 46300nullnull5
Uthungulu checklist 530002005
Zululand checklist 52300nullnull5
Alfred checklist 39000nullnull3
Babanango checklist 43000nullnull3
Bergville checklist 40800nullnull4
Camperdown checklist 42100nullnull5
Chatswoth checklist 39000nullnull4
Dannhauser checklist 35300nullnull2
Dundee checklist 38500nullnull3
Durban checklist 47500nullnull6
Eshowe checklist 45200nullnull4
Estcourt checklist 43900nullnull5
Glencoe checklist 34800nullnull2
Hlabisa checklist 57500nullnull5
Impendle checklist 41100nullnull5
Inanda checklist 44300nullnull5
Ingwavuma checklist 51700nullnull3
Ixopo checklist 42600nullnull4
Kliprivier checklist 40100nullnull3
Kranskop checklist 42800nullnull3
Lions River checklist 45400nullnull6
Lower Tugela checklist 46700nullnull4
Lower Umfolozi checklist 50900nullnull5
Mapumulo checklist 42300nullnull2
Mhlabathini checklist 442001303
Mooi checklist 41300nullnull4
Mount Currie checklist 36300nullnull3
Msinga checklist 408001503
Mthonjaneni checklist 44700nullnull3
Mtunzini checklist 48400nullnull3
Ndwedwe checklist 40800nullnull3
New Hanover checklist 44300nullnull5
Newcastle checklist 35600nullnull2
Ngotshe checklist 50500nullnull4
Nkandla checklist 446001703
Nongoma checklist 45500nullnull3
Nqutu checklist 39400nullnull3
Paulpietersburg checklist 40900nullnull3
Pietermaritzburg checklist 427001704
Pinetown checklist 425001305
Polela checklist 40300nullnull4
Port Shepstone checklist 45400nullnull4
Richmond checklist 422001604
Simdlangentsha checklist 48100nullnull3
Ubombo checklist 55500nullnull3
Umbumbulu checklist 40000nullnull4
Umlazi checklist 38800nullnull4
Umvoti checklist 44200nullnull4
Umzinto checklist 45200nullnull5
Underberg checklist 42800nullnull5
Utrecht checklist 38200nullnull4
Vryheid checklist 45100nullnull5
Weenen checklist 39700nullnull3
Gauteng checklist 59100nullnull5
Groenkloof National Park checklist 10500nullnull1
Transvaal (former province) checklist 717403307
City of Johannesburg checklist 43100nullnull4
City of Tshwane checklist 46900nullnull5
Ekurhuleni checklist 44100nullnull4
Sedibeng checklist 40100nullnull4
West Rand checklist 42500nullnull4
Alberton checklist 36300nullnull4
Benoni checklist 37100nullnull5
Boksburg checklist 37300nullnull5
Brakpan checklist 33800nullnull3
Bronkhorstspruit checklist 44100nullnull4
Cullinan checklist 41700nullnull3
Germiston checklist 35900nullnull3
Heidelberg checklist 39200nullnull4
Johannesburg checklist 39700nullnull4
Kempton Park checklist 39900nullnull4
Krugersdorp checklist 41000nullnull4
Nigel checklist 39600nullnull2
Oberholzer checklist 349001002
Pretoria checklist 42900nullnull5
Randburg checklist 41600nullnull4
Randfontein checklist 37100nullnull3
Roodepoort checklist 38200nullnull4
Soshanguve checklist 38300nullnull3
Soweto checklist 35100nullnull4
Springs checklist 35100nullnull4
Vanderbijlpark checklist 34900nullnull3
Vereeniging checklist 36300nullnull4
Westonaria checklist 354001003
Wonderboom checklist 42700nullnull4
Limpopo Province checklist 666002603
Marakele National Park checklist 42400nullnull0
Mapungubwe National Park And Area checklist 40300nullnull0
Kruger National Park checklist 599001901
Capricorn checklist 51400nullnull1
Mopani checklist 55000nullnull1
Sekhukhune checklist 49800nullnull1
Vhembe checklist 53400nullnull1
Waterberg checklist 52100nullnull1
Bochum checklist 41700nullnull2
Bolobedu checklist 44500nullnull2
Dzanani checklist 48500nullnull1
Ellisras checklist 42300nullnull1
Giyani checklist 44700nullnull1
Hlanganani checklist 44900nullnull2
Letaba checklist 51100nullnull1
Lulekani checklist 43400nullnull1
Malamulela checklist 44600nullnull1
Mapulaneng checklist 47800nullnull2
Messina checklist 46500nullnull1
Mhala checklist 46400nullnull1
Mokerong checklist 436001201
Mutali checklist 47100nullnull2
Namakgale checklist 438001101
Naphuno checklist 47400nullnull2
Nebo checklist 42100nullnull2
Phalaborwa checklist 52900nullnull2
Pietersburg checklist 50800nullnull1
Potgietersrus checklist 49700nullnull1
Ritavi checklist 44600nullnull2
Sekgosese checklist 46400nullnull2
Sekhukhuneland checklist 43900nullnull2
Seshego checklist 44200nullnull2
Soutpansberg checklist 52400nullnull1
Thabamoopo checklist 46700nullnull2
Thabazimbi checklist 42000nullnull1
Thohoyandou checklist 47900nullnull1
Vuwani checklist 47600nullnull2
Warmbad checklist 48400nullnull1
Waterberg checklist 44700nullnull1
Northwest Province checklist 55500nullnull4
Tau Game Reserve Web Cam checklist 3200000
Pilanesberg National Park checklist 42300nullnull4
Bojanala checklist 47600nullnull3
Dr Kenneth Kaunda checklist 41400nullnull3
Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati checklist 372001002
Ngaka Modiri Molema checklist 44000nullnull2
Brits checklist 41900nullnull2
Christiana checklist 311001002
Delareyville checklist 37400nullnull2
Ga-Rankuwa checklist 42800nullnull2
Huhudi checklist 31800902
Klerksdorp checklist 36500nullnull3
Kudumane checklist 27500nullnull2
Lichtenburg checklist 375001002
Madikwe checklist 41900nullnull2
Mankwe checklist 43000nullnull3
Mmabatho checklist 37300nullnull2
Phokwani checklist 30200902
Potchefstroom checklist 38100nullnull4
Rustenburg checklist 43300nullnull2
Schweizer-Reneke checklist 313001002
Temba checklist 42500nullnull3
Ventersdorp checklist 37800nullnull2
Vryburg checklist 32000902
Wolmaransstad checklist 33400nullnull2
Mpumalanga checklist 64300nullnull7
Djuma Game Reserve Web Cam checklist 15900nullnull0
Ehlanzeni checklist 57300nullnull4
Gert Sibande checklist 52400nullnull4
Nkangala checklist 535002203
Amersfoort checklist 35600nullnull2
Balfour checklist 33800nullnull2
Barberton checklist 51800nullnull2
Belfast checklist 48400nullnull3
Bethal checklist 320001103
Carolina checklist 46500nullnull2
Delmas checklist 36000nullnull3
Eerstehoek checklist 438001602
Ermelo checklist 43500nullnull2
Groblersdal checklist 41800nullnull3
Highveld Ridge checklist 32900nullnull4
Kriel checklist 32500nullnull3
KwaMhlanga checklist 39800nullnull3
Lydenburg checklist 50200nullnull3
Mbibana checklist 42100nullnull2
Mdutjana checklist 39300nullnull3
Middelburg checklist 44500nullnull3
Mkobola checklist 41500nullnull3
Moretele checklist 39400803
Moutse checklist 39700903
Nelspruit checklist 50600nullnull4
Nkomazi checklist 44100nullnull2
Nsikazi checklist 48800nullnull3
Pelgrimsrus checklist 54600nullnull3
Piet Retief checklist 440001903
Standerton checklist 31900nullnull2
Volksrust checklist 36500nullnull3
Wakkerstroom checklist 48300nullnull5
Waterval-Boven checklist 44900nullnull2
Witbank checklist 43100nullnull3
Witrivier checklist 54500nullnull3
Free State checklist 56300nullnull7
Golden Gate Highlands National Park checklist 30500nullnull2
Fezile Dabi checklist 37200nullnull4
Lejweleputswa checklist 37700nullnull2
Mangaung checklist 35200nullnull3
Thabo Mofutsanyane checklist 40700nullnull4
Xhariep checklist 34400nullnull4
Bethlehem checklist 34600nullnull4
Bethulie checklist 27300nullnull2
Bloemfontein checklist 32800nullnull3
Boshof checklist 33200nullnull2
Bothaville checklist 30900nullnull2
Botshabelo checklist 26400nullnull2
Brandfort checklist 32200nullnull2
Bultfontein checklist 28200903
Clocolan checklist 27700804
Dewetsdorp checklist 27800nullnull2
Edenburg checklist 26000nullnull4
Excelsior checklist 283001103
Fauresmith checklist 26300nullnull2
Ficksburg checklist 29600nullnull2
Fouriesburg checklist 29500nullnull2
Frankfort checklist 301001003
Harrismith checklist 35800nullnull3
Heilbron checklist 310001003
Hennenman checklist 27600nullnull2
Hoopstad checklist 333001002
Jacobsdal checklist 28600nullnull2
Jagersfontein checklist 25100nullnull2
Koffiefontein checklist 24700nullnull1
Koppies checklist 30300902
Kroonstad checklist 30100nullnull3
Ladybrand checklist 27900nullnull3
Lindley checklist 29700nullnull3
Marquard checklist 282001003
Odendaalsrus checklist 28100nullnull2
Parys checklist 32200nullnull3
Petrusburg checklist 260001002
Philippolis checklist 263001104
Reddersburg checklist 259001002
Reitz checklist 29300903
Rouxville checklist 26800nullnull2
Sasolburg checklist 33400nullnull4
Senekal checklist 300001003
Smithfield checklist 266001003
Thaba'Nchu checklist 28100nullnull2
Theunissen checklist 28300nullnull2
Trompsburg checklist 25900nullnull3
Ventersburg checklist 29000nullnull2
Viljoenskroon checklist 31300803
Virginia checklist 28100nullnull3
Vrede checklist 34500nullnull2
Vredefort checklist 331001003
Welkom checklist 28500nullnull3
Wepener checklist 250001002
Wesselsbron checklist 30100nullnull2
Winburg checklist 29900nullnull2
Witsieshoek checklist 281001202
Zastron checklist 26100nullnull2

South Africa has 30 endemic species: The following species are endemic to the region of South Africa. You can search the web for site locations and information about them by clicking on the species name. (b) denotes a breeding endemic, and † an extinct species.

Grey-winged Francolin
Cape Francolin
Hottentot Buttonquail
Knysna Woodpecker
Ground Woodpecker
Woodward's Barbet
Black Bustard
Blue Bustard
Forest Buzzard
Cape Cormorant
Rufous Rock-jumper
Orange-breasted Rock-jumper
Cape Rock-Thrush
Cape Bulbul
Saffron-breasted Prinia
Knysna Scrub-Warbler
Victorin's Scrub-Warbler
Rudd's Lark
Karoo Lark
Botha's Lark
Cape Sugarbird
Orange-breasted Sunbird
Long-tailed Pipit
Yellow-breasted Pipit
Yellow-tufted Pipit
Cape Weaver
Forest Canary
Protea Seedeater
Cape Siskin
Drakensberg Siskin


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