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Bird Checklist photos and data Lesotho
Number of species: 340
Number of globally threatened species: 10
Number of introduced species: 2
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
 
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
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Rufous-bellied Heron Ardeola rufiventris
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris
 
CICONIIFORMES: Scopidae
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
Abdim's Stork Ciconia abdimii
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Bald Ibis Geronticus calvus Vulnerable
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
Cape Shoveler Anas smithii
Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma
Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite Milvus migrans
African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus Rare/Accidental
Cape Griffon Gyps coprotheres Vulnerable
Black-breasted Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
African Marsh-Harrier Circus ranivorus
Black Harrier Circus maurus Vulnerable
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Near-threatened
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
Pale Chanting-Goshawk Melierax canorus
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar
African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro
Shikra Accipiter badius
Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus
Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris
Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii
African Hawk-Eagle Aquila spilogaster
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Sagittariidae
Secretary-bird Sagittarius serpentarius
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Greater Kestrel Falco rupicoloides
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Near-threatened
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Red-winged Francolin Francolinus levaillantii
Grey-winged Francolin Francolinus africanus
Orange River Francolin Francolinus levaillantoides
Swainson's Francolin Francolinus swainsonii
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei
 
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
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis
African Rail Rallus caerulescens
African Crake Crecopsis egregia
Corn Crake Crex crex Near-threatened
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Lesser Moorhen Gallinula angulata
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata
 
GRUIFORMES: Otididae
Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori
Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii
Stanley Bustard Neotis denhami Near-threatened
White-bellied Bustard Eupodotis senegalensis
Blue Bustard Eupodotis caerulescens Near-threatened
Karoo Bustard Eupodotis vigorsii
Black Bustard Eupodotis afra
White-quilled Bustard Eupodotis afraoides
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae
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 Glareola pratincola Rare/Accidental
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
Black-winged Lapwing Vanellus melanopterus
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
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae
Namaqua Sandgrouse Pterocles namaqua
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced species
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Rameron Pigeon Columba arquatrix
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
African Grass-Owl Tyto capensis
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis
Cape Eagle-Owl Bubo capensis
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus
Verreaux's Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus Extirpated
Marsh Owl Asio capensis
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
Freckled Nightjar Caprimulgus tristigma
Square-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
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
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
Giant Kingfisher  Megaceryle maximus
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Near-threatened
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
 
PICIFORMES: Capitonidae
Red-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus pusillus
Pied Barbet Tricholaema leucomelas
Black-collared Barbet Lybius torquatus
 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae
Wahlberg's Honeyguide Prodotiscus regulus
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Rufous-necked Wryneck Jynx ruficollis
Ground Woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana
Cape Clapper Lark Mirafra apiata
Rudd's Lark Heteromirafra ruddi Vulnerable
Spike-heeled Lark Chersomanes albofasciata
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis
Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix verticalis
Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea
Pink-billed Lark Spizocorys conirostris
Large-billed Lark Galerida magnirostris
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Banded Martin Riparia cincta
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
Pearl-breasted Swallow Hirundo dimidiata
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea Vulnerable
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
House-Martin Delichon urbicum
Greater Striped-Swallow Cecropis cucullata
Lesser Striped-Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
South African Swallow Petrochelidon spilodera
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
Mountain Pipit Anthus hoeschi
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis
Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys
Buffy Pipit Anthus vaalensis
Yellow-tufted Pipit Anthus crenatus
Yellow-breasted Pipit Hemimacronyx chloris Vulnerable
Orange-throated Longclaw Macronyx capensis
African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis
 
Passeriformes.: Pycnonotidae
Black-fronted Bulbul Pycnonotus nigricans
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Cape Rock-Thrush Monticola rupestris
Sentinel Rock-Thrush Monticola explorator
Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyanus
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
Wailing Cisticola Cisticola lais
Tinkling Cisticola Cisticola tinniens
Piping Cisticola Cisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Desert Cisticola Cisticola aridulus
Cloud Cisticola Cisticola textrix
Wing-snapping Cisticola Cisticola ayresii
Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
Black-chested Prinia Prinia flavicans
Karoo Prinia Prinia maculosa
Drakensberg Prinia Prinia hypoxantha
Namaqua Warbler Prinia substriata Rare/Accidental
Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
African Bush-Warbler Bradypterus baboecala
African Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus barratti
Cape Grassbird Sphenoeacus afer
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
African Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Lesser Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis
Cape Crombec Sylvietta rufescens
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Layard's Warbler Parisoma layardi
Rufous-vented Warbler Parisoma subcaeruleum
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Fiscal Flycatcher Sigelus silens
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta
Fairy Flycatcher Stenostira scita
Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra
Karoo Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas coryphaeus
African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
Buff-streaked Chat Saxicola bifasciatus
Mountain Wheatear Oenanthe monticola
Capped Wheatear Oenanthe pileata
Sicklewing Chat Cercomela sinuata
Familiar Chat Cercomela familiaris
Southern Anteater-Chat Myrmecocichla formicivora
Mocking Cliff-Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
 
Passeriformes.: Platysteiridae
Cape Batis Batis capensis
Chinspot Batis Batis molitor
 
Passeriformes.: Monarchidae
African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
 
Passeriformes.: Timaliidae
Rufous Rock-jumper Chaetops frenatus
Orange-breasted Rockjumper Chaetops aurantius
 
Passeriformes.: Paridae
Ashy Tit Melaniparus cinerascens
Grey Tit Melaniparus afer
 
Passeriformes.: Nectariniidae
Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa
Greater Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris afer
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
Cape White-eye Zosterops virens
 
Passeriformes.: Promeropidae
Gurney's Sugarbird Promerops gurneyi
 
Passeriformes.: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus
African Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris
 
Passeriformes.: Malaconotidae
Black-backed Puffback Dryoscopus cubla
Southern Boubou Laniarius ferrugineus
Bokmakierie Telophorus zeylonus
 
Passeriformes.: Dicruridae
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Cape Crow Corvus capensis
Pied Crow Corvus albus
White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea
Cape Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis nitens
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
African Pied Starling Spreo bicolor
Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species
Great Rufous Sparrow Passer motitensis
Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Passer diffusus
 
Passeriformes.: Ploceidae
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali
Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
Southern Masked-Weaver Ploceus velatus
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis
White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus
Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris
Long-tailed Widowbird Euplectes progne
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Swee Waxbill Coccopygia melanotis
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
Red-headed Finch Amadina erythrocephala
Zebra Waxbill Sporaeginthus subflavus
African Quailfinch Ortygospiza fuscocrissa
 
Passeriformes.: Viduidae
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
Parasitic Weaver Anomalospiza imberbis
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Cape Canary Serinus canicollis
Black-throated Canary Serinus atrogularis
Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
Brimstone Canary Serinus sulphuratus
Yellow Canary Serinus flaviventris
White-throated Canary Serinus albogularis
Streaky-headed Seedeater Serinus gularis
Drakensberg Siskin Pseudochloroptila symonsi
Black-headed Canary Alario alario
 
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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