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Botswana

Capital & largest city Gaborone

Highest point Tsodilo Hills (1489 m). Longest River - Okavango
 

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Lilac-breasted Roller Botswana's National bird

A special photo by biancapreusker April 22, 2009 all rights reserved

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Bird checklist, Bird lists, Photos, video, sound recordings & data. Botswana
Number of species: 584

Number of globally threatened species: 8
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2007-02-27
See also: http://www.birdlifebotswana.org.bw/doc/botswana_bird_list.xls
 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae
Ostrich Struthio camelus
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae
Darter Anhinga melanogaster
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula Vulnerable
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Rufous-bellied Heron Ardeola rufiventris
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
White-backed Night-Heron Gorsachius leuconotus
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Dwarf Bittern Ixobrychus sturmii
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris
 
CICONIIFORMES: Scopidae
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis
African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
Abdim's Stork Ciconia abdimii
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
African Spoonbill Platalea alba
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor Near-threatened
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata
White-backed Duck Thalassornis leuconotus
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
South African Shelduck Tadorna cana
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
African Pygmy-goose Nettapus auritus
American Black Duck Anas sparsa
Cape Teal Anas capensis
Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata
Red-billed Duck Anas erythrorhyncha
Hottentot Teal Anas hottentota
Garganey Anas querquedula Rare/Accidental
Cape Shoveler Anas smithii
Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma
Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides Rare/Accidental
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus Rare/Accidental
Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite Milvus migrans
African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis Rare/Accidental
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus Rare/Accidental
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus
Cape Griffon Gyps coprotheres Vulnerable
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus
White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis
Black-breasted Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinereus
Banded Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinerascens
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus Rare/Accidental
African Marsh-Harrier Circus ranivorus
Black Harrier Circus maurus Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Near-threatened
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates
Pale Chanting-Goshawk Melierax canorus
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar
African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro
Shikra Accipiter badius
Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus
Ovampo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis
Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Augur Buzzard Buteo augur Rare/Accidental
Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
Wahlberg's Eagle Aquila wahlbergi
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii
African Hawk-Eagle Aquila spilogaster
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Ayres' Hawk-Eagle Aquila ayresii
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
Crowned Hawk-Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Sagittariidae
Secretary-bird Sagittarius serpentarius
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Greater Kestrel Falco rupicoloides
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni
Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Near-threatened
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
African Hobby Falco cuvierii
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Coqui Francolin Francolinus coqui
Crested Francolin Francolinus sephaena
Orange River Francolin Francolinus levaillantoides
Red-billed Francolin Francolinus adspersus
Natal Francolin Francolinus natalensis
Swainson's Francolin Francolinus swainsonii
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Rare/Accidental
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei
Blue Quail Coturnix adansonii
 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
 
GRUIFORMES: Turnicidae
Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus
 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae
Grey Crowned-Crane Balearica regulorum
Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus Vulnerable
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus Vulnerable
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Buff-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura elegans Rare/Accidental
Red-chested Flufftail Sarothrura rufa
African Rail Rallus caerulescens
African Crake Crecopsis egregia
Corn Crake Crex crex Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Striped Crake Aenigmatolimnas marginalis Rare/Accidental
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Lesser Moorhen Gallinula angulata
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata
 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae
African Finfoot Podica senegalensis
 
GRUIFORMES: Otididae
Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori
Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii Rare/Accidental
Stanley Bustard Neotis denhami Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-bellied Bustard Eupodotis senegalensis Rare/Accidental
Red-crested Bustard Eupodotis ruficrista
White-quilled Bustard Eupodotis afraoides
Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae
Lesser Jacana Microparra capensis
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae
Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Burchell's Courser Cursorius rufus
Temminck's Courser Cursorius temminckii
Double-banded Courser Smutsornis africanus
Three-banded Courser Rhinoptilus cinctus
Bronze-winged Courser Rhinoptilus chalcopterus
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Near-threatened
Rock Pratincole Glareola nuchalis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Long-toed Lapwing Vanellus crassirostris
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus Rare/Accidental
White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps
Senegal Lapwing Vanellus lugubris
Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus
Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius
Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus
Chestnut-banded Plover Charadrius pallidus
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii Rare/Accidental
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis
Great Snipe Gallinago media Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Rare/Accidental
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Rare/Accidental
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Rare/Accidental
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Rare/Accidental
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Rare/Accidental
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Common Redshank Tringa totanus Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus Rare/Accidental
Sanderling Calidris alba
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii Rare/Accidental
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta Rare/Accidental
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Rare/Accidental
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Rare/Accidental
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Rare/Accidental
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Rare/Accidental
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rynchopidae
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Rare/Accidental
 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae
Namaqua Sandgrouse Pterocles namaqua
Yellow-throated Sandgrouse Pterocles gutturalis
Double-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles bicinctus
Burchell's Sandgrouse Pterocles burchelli
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced species
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Eurasian Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur Rare/Accidental
African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur chalcospilos
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Rose-ringed Parakeet Agapornis roseicollis Rare/Accidental
Brown-necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus
Meyer's Parrot Poicephalus meyeri
Rueppell's Parrot Poicephalus rueppellii Rare/Accidental   Vagrant
 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae
Schalow's Turaco Tauraco schalowi
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus Rare/Accidental
Ross' Turaco Musophaga rossae
Grey Go-away-bird Corythaixoides concolor
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
Levaillant's Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti Rare/Accidental
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis
Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus Rare/Accidental
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
Black Coucal Centropus grillii
Coppery-tailed Coucal Centropus cupreicaudus
Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis
White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
African Grass-Owl Tyto capensis
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis
Southern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis granti
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus
Verreaux's Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus
Pel's Fishing-Owl Scotopelia peli
African Wood-Owl Strix woodfordii
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum
African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense
Marsh Owl Asio capensis
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Rare/Accidental
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar Caprimulgus rufigena
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis
Swamp Nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis
Freckled Nightjar Caprimulgus tristigma
Square-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii
Pennant-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx vexillarius
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Bat-like Spinetail Neafrapus boehmi Rare/Accidental
African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Common Swift Apus apus
African Swift Apus barbatus
Little Swift Apus affinis
Horus Swift Apus horus
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae
Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
White-backed Mousebird Colius colius
Red-faced Mousebird Urocolius indicus
 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae
Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina Rare/Accidental
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina picta
Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris
Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
Giant Kingfisher  Megaceryle maximus
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
Madagascar Bee-eater Merops superciliosus Rare/Accidental
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Near-threatened
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus
Racket-tailed Roller Coracias spatulatus
Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias noevius
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
 
CORACIIFORMES: Phoeniculidae
Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
Common Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas
 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae
Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas
Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus Rare/Accidental
Bradfield's Hornbill Tockus bradfieldi
African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus
Trumpeter Hornbill Ceratogymna bucinator
Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri
 
PICIFORMES: Capitonidae
Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus
Pied Barbet Tricholaema leucomelas
Black-collared Barbet Lybius torquatus
 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae
Green-backed Honeyguide Prodotiscus zambesiae
Wahlberg's Honeyguide Prodotiscus regulus
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Bennett's Woodpecker Campethera bennettii
Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus
Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos griseocephalus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Eurylaimidae
African Broadbill Smithornis capensis
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Monotonous Lark Mirafra passerina
Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea
Eastern Clapper Lark Mirafra fasciolata
Sabota Lark Calendulauda sabota
Fawn-colored Lark Calendulauda africanoides
Dusky Lark Pinarocorys nigricans
Spike-heeled Lark Chersomanes albofasciata
Short-clawed Lark Certhilauda chuana
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis
Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix verticalis
Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea
Stark's Lark Spizocorys starki
Pink-billed Lark Spizocorys conirostris
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Black Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera Rare/Accidental
Grey-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Banded Martin Riparia cincta
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Angola Swallow Hirundo angolensis Rare/Accidental
White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Pearl-breasted Swallow Hirundo dimidiata
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
House-Martin Delichon urbicum
Greater Striped-Swallow Cecropis cucullata
Lesser Striped-Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested Swallow Cecropis semirufa
Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis
South African Swallow Petrochelidon spilodera
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
Woodland Pipit Anthus nyassae
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis
Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys
Buffy Pipit Anthus vaalensis
Striped Pipit Anthus lineiventris
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Rare/Accidental
Bush Pipit Anthus caffer
Orange-throated Longclaw Macronyx capensis
Rosy-throated Longclaw Macronyx ameliae
African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Rare/Accidental
Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Campephagidae
White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike Coracina pectoralis
Black Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga flava
 
Passeriformes.: Pycnonotidae
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
Black-fronted Bulbul Pycnonotus nigricans
Yellow-bellied Greenbul Chlorocichla flaviventris
Terrestrial Brownbul Phyllastrephus terrestris
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Cape Rock-Thrush Monticola rupestris Rare/Accidental
Short-toed Rock-Thrush Monticola brevipes
Miombo Rock-Thrush Monticola angolensis
Groundscraper Thrush Psophocichla litsipsirupa
Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyanus
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola aberrans
Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana
Grey Cisticola Cisticola rufilatus
Chirping Cisticola Cisticola pipiens
Tinkling Cisticola Cisticola tinniens
Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis
Piping Cisticola Cisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Desert Cisticola Cisticola aridulus
Pale-crowned Cisticola Cisticola cinnamomeus
Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
Black-chested Prinia Prinia flavicans
Rufous-eared Warbler Malcorus pectoralis
Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
Miombo Wren-Warbler Calamonastes undosus
Barred Wren-Warbler Calamonastes fasciolatus
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
African Bush-Warbler Bradypterus baboecala
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis Rare/Accidental
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian River Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
African Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Basra Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis Rare/Accidental Endangered
Greater Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus rufescens
Lesser Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
African Yellow Warbler Chloropeta natalensis
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis
Greencap Eremomela Eremomela scotops
Burnt-neck Eremomela Eremomela usticollis
Cape Crombec Sylvietta rufescens
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Rufous-vented Warbler Parisoma subcaeruleum
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus
Chat Flycatcher Bradornis infuscatus
Mariqua Flycatcher Bradornis mariquensis
Southern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina
Fiscal Flycatcher Sigelus silens
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens
Grey Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus
Fairy Flycatcher Stenostira scita
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia
Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra Rare/Accidental
White-throated Robin-Chat Cossypha humeralis
White-browed Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin-Chat Cossypha natalensis Rare/Accidental
Collared Palm-Thrush Cichladusa arquata Rare/Accidental
Bearded Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas quadrivirgata
Red-backed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys
Kalahari Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas paena
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Rare/Accidental
African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
Mountain Wheatear Oenanthe monticola Rare/Accidental
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Rare/Accidental
Capped Wheatear Oenanthe pileata
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina Rare/Accidental
Sicklewing Chat Cercomela sinuata Rare/Accidental
Familiar Chat Cercomela familiaris
Southern Anteater-Chat Myrmecocichla formicivora
White-headed Black-Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti
Mocking Cliff-Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Boulder Chat Pinarornis plumosus
 
Passeriformes.: Platysteiridae
Cape Batis Batis capensis
Chinspot Batis Batis molitor
Pririt Batis Batis pririt
 
Passeriformes.: Monarchidae
African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
 
Passeriformes.: Timaliidae
Angola Babbler
Black-faced Babbler Turdoides melanops
Southern Pied-Babbler Turdoides bicolor
Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii
 
Passeriformes.: Paridae
Southern Black Tit Melaniparus niger
Rufous-bellied Tit Melaniparus rufiventris
Ashy Tit Melaniparus cinerascens
 
Passeriformes.: Certhiidae
Spotted Creeper Salpornis spilonotus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Remizidae
African Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus caroli
Southern Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus minutus
 
Passeriformes.: Nectariniidae
Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris
Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis
Mariqua Sunbird Cinnyris mariquensis
Purple-banded Sunbird Cinnyris bifasciatus
Miombo Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris manoensis
White-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris talatala
Dusky Sunbird Cinnyris fuscus
Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
African Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis
Cape White-eye Zosterops virens
 
Passeriformes.: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus
African Golden-Oriole Oriolus auratus
African Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Souza's Shrike Lanius souzae
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris
Magpie Shrike Corvinella melanoleuca
White-crowned Shrike Eurocephalus anguitimens
 
Passeriformes.: Malaconotidae
Brubru Nilaus afer
Black-backed Puffback Dryoscopus cubla
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis
Tropical Boubou Laniarius aethiopicus
Gabon Boubou Laniarius bicolor
Southern Boubou Laniarius ferrugineus
Crimson-breasted Gonolek Laniarius atrococcineus
Bokmakierie Bushshrike Telophorus zeylonus
Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike Telophorus sulfureopectus
Grey-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti
 
Passeriformes.: Prionopidae
White Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus
Retz's Helmetshrike Prionops retzii
 
Passeriformes.: Dicruridae
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Cape Crow Corvus capensis
Pied Crow Corvus albus
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Introduced species
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris Rare/Accidental
Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea
Cape Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis nitens
Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus Rare/Accidental
Meves's Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis mevesii
Burchell's Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis australis
Sharp-tailed Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis acuticaudus Rare/Accidental
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio
Pale-winged Starling Onychognathus nabouroup Rare/Accidental
Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Great Rufous Sparrow Passer motitensis
Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow Passer diffusus
Yellow-throated Petronia Petronia superciliaris
 
Passeriformes.: Ploceidae
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger
Scaly Weaver Sporopipes squamifrons
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali
Sociable Weaver Philetairus socius
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
Holub's Golden-Weaver Ploceus xanthops
Southern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus xanthopterus
Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius
Southern Masked-Weaver Ploceus velatus
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
Chestnut Weaver Ploceus rubiginosus
Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops Rare/Accidental
Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus
Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens Rare/Accidental
Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris
Long-tailed Widowbird Euplectes progne
Grosbeak Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Black-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda erythronotos
Blue-breasted Cordonbleu Uraeginthus angolensis
Violet-eared Waxbill Granatina granatina
Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba
Orange-winged Pytilia Pytilia afra
Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
Brown Firefinch Lagonosticta nitidula
Jameson's Firefinch Lagonosticta rhodopareia
Cut-throat Amadina fasciata
Red-headed Finch Amadina erythrocephala
Zebra Waxbill Sporaeginthus subflavus
African Quailfinch Ortygospiza fuscocrissa
Locustfinch Paludipasser locustella
Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullatus
Magpie Mannikin Spermestes fringilloides Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Viduidae
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah Vidua obtusa
Eastern Paradise-Whydah Vidua paradisaea
Shaft-tailed Whydah Vidua regia
Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
Purple Indigobird Vidua purpurascens
Parasitic Weaver Anomalospiza imberbis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Black-throated Canary Serinus atrogularis
Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
Protea Canary Serinus flaviventris
Black-eared Seedeater Serinus mennelli
Streaky-headed Seedeater Serinus gularis
Damara Canary Alario leucolaemus
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Lark-like Bunting Emberiza impetuani
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi
Cape Bunting Emberiza capensis
Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris

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