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Bird Checklist photos and data Malawi
Number of species: 667
Number of globally threatened species: 11
Date last reviewed: 2004-09-12
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Great White Pelican 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
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Madagascar Pond-Heron Ardeola idae Rare/Accidental Endangered
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
 
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
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
African Pygmy-goose Nettapus auritus
African Black Duck Anas sparsa
Cape Teal Anas capensis Rare/Accidental
Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Rare/Accidental
Red-billed Duck Anas erythrorhyncha
Hottentot Teal Anas hottentota
Garganey Anas querquedula Rare/Accidental
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Rare/Accidental
Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Rare/Accidental
Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus
Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite Milvus migrans
African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus
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
African Marsh-Harrier Circus ranivorus
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
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar
African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro
Shikra Accipiter badius
Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus
Ovampo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis
Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris
Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus
Augur Buzzard Buteo augur
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
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Grey Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus Rare/Accidental
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 Rare/Accidental
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha Near-threatened
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Coqui Francolin Francolinus coqui
Crested Francolin Francolinus sephaena
Red-winged Francolin Francolinus levaillantii
Shelley's Francolin Francolinus shelleyi
Scaly Francolin Francolinus squamatus
Hildebrandt's Francolin Francolinus hildebrandti
Red-necked Francolin Francolinus afer
Swainson's Francolin Francolinus swainsonii
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei
Blue Quail Coturnix adansonii
 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
Crested Guineafowl Guttera pucherani
 
GRUIFORMES: Turnicidae
Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus
Hottentot Buttonquail Turnix hottentottus
 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae
Grey Crowned-Crane Balearica regulorum
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus Vulnerable
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Red-chested Flufftail Sarothrura rufa
Chestnut-headed Flufftail Sarothrura lugens Rare/Accidental
Streaky-breasted Flufftail Sarothrura boehmi
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis
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
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
Stanley Bustard Neotis denhami Near-threatened
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
Temminck's Courser Cursorius temminckii
Bronze-winged Courser Rhinoptilus chalcopterus
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Rock Pratincole Glareola nuchalis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Long-toed Lapwing Vanellus crassirostris
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps
Senegal Lapwing Vanellus lugubris
Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus
Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Rare/Accidental
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius
Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii Rare/Accidental
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis
Great Snipe Gallinago media Near-threatened
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Rare/Accidental
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Rare/Accidental
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Rare/Accidental
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Rare/Accidental
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Rare/Accidental
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Common Redshank Tringa totanus Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Rare/Accidental
Sanderling Calidris alba Rare/Accidental
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus Rare/Accidental
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Sooty Gull Onychoprion fuscatus Rare/Accidental
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rynchopidae
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris Near-threatened
 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae
Double-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles bicinctus
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Rameron Pigeon Columba arquatrix
Delegorgue's Pigeon Columba delegorguei
Lemon Dove Columba larvata
Dusky Turtle-Dove Streptopelia lugens
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
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Lilian's Lovebird Agapornis lilianae Near-threatened
Brown-necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus
Meyer's Parrot Poicephalus meyeri
Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus
 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae
Livingstone's Turaco Tauraco livingstonii
Schalow's Turaco Tauraco schalowi
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus
Bare-faced Go-away-bird Corythaixoides personatus
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
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis
Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus Rare/Accidental
Madagascar Cuckoo Cuculus rochii Rare/Accidental
Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx montanus Rare/Accidental
Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
Yellowbill Ceuthmochares aereus
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 Rare/Accidental
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis
Southern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis granti
Cape Eagle-Owl Bubo capensis
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
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis
Abyssinian Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus
Freckled Nightjar Caprimulgus tristigma
Square-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii
Pennant-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx vexillarius
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus
Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri
Bat-like Spinetail Neafrapus boehmi
African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Mottled Swift Tachymarptis aequatorialis
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
Red-faced Mousebird Urocolius indicus
 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae
Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum
 
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
Boehm's Bee-eater Merops boehmi
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
Madagascar Bee-eater Merops superciliosus
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
African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus
Pale-billed Hornbill Tockus pallidirostris
Trumpeter Hornbill Ceratogymna bucinator
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill Ceratogymna brevis
Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri
 
PICIFORMES: Capitonidae
Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii
White-eared Barbet Stactolaema leucotis
Whyte's Barbet Stactolaema whytii
Green Barbet Stactolaema olivacea
African Green-Tinkerbird Pogoniulus simplex
Moustached Green-Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus
Miombo Barbet Tricholaema frontata
Black-collared Barbet Lybius torquatus
Brown-breasted Barbet Lybius melanopterus
Black-backed Barbet Lybius minor
 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae
Green-backed Honeyguide Prodotiscus zambesiae
Wahlberg's Honeyguide Prodotiscus regulus
Pallid Honeyguide Indicator meliphilus
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus
Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Bennett's Woodpecker Campethera bennettii
Reichenow's Woodpecker Campethera scriptoricauda
Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni
Green-backed Woodpecker Campethera cailliautii
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
Stierling's Woodpecker Dendropicos stierlingi Near-threatened
Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus
Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos griseocephalus
 
Passeriformes.: Eurylaimidae
African Broadbill Smithornis capensis
 
Passeriformes.: Pittidae
African Pitta Pitta angolensis
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea
Dusky Lark Pinarocorys nigricans Rare/Accidental
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis
Fischer's Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucopareia
Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
White-headed Sawwing Psalidoprocne albiceps
Black Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera
Grey-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga
Mascarene Martin Phedina borbonica Rare/Accidental
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Banded Martin Riparia cincta
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Angola Swallow Hirundo angolensis
White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Pearl-breasted Swallow Hirundo dimidiata
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea Vulnerable
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
House-Martin Delichon urbicum
Greater Striped-Swallow Cecropis cucullata Rare/Accidental
Lesser Striped-Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested Swallow Cecropis semirufa
Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
South African Swallow Petrochelidon spilodera Rare/Accidental
 
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
Bush Pipit Anthus caffer
Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus Rare/Accidental
Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
Rosy-throated Longclaw Macronyx ameliae
White wagtail Motacilla alba Rare/Accidental
African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Rare/Accidental
Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara
 
Passeriformes.: Campephagidae
White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike Coracina pectoralis
Grey Cuckoo-shrike Coracina caesia
Black Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga flava
 
Passeriformes.: Pycnonotidae
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
Shelley's Greenbul Andropadus masukuensis
Little Greenbul Andropadus virens
Sombre Greenbul Andropadus importunus
Eastern Mountain-Greenbul Andropadus nigriceps
Stripe-cheeked Greenbul Andropadus milanjensis
Yellow-throated Greenbul Chlorocichla flavicollis
Yellow-bellied Greenbul Chlorocichla flaviventris
Cabanis's Greenbul Phyllastrephus cabanisi
Terrestrial Brownbul Phyllastrephus terrestris
Grey-olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus cerviniventris
Yellow-streaked Greenbul Phyllastrephus flavostriatus
Eastern Nicator Nicator gularis
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Miombo Rock-Thrush Monticola angolensis
Orange Ground-Thrush Zoothera gurneyi
Spotted Ground-Thrush Zoothera guttata Endangered
Groundscraper Thrush Psophocichla litsipsirupa
Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyanus
Cholo Alethe Alethe choloensis Endangered
White-chested Alethe Alethe fuelleborni
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans
Trilling Cisticola Cisticola woosnami
Hunter's Cisticola Cisticola hunteri
Black-lored Cisticola Cisticola nigriloris
Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola aberrans
Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana
Grey Cisticola Cisticola rufilatus
Wailing Cisticola Cisticola lais
Churring Cisticola Cisticola njombe
Winding Cisticola Cisticola galactotes
Tinkling Cisticola Cisticola tinniens
Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis
Piping Cisticola Cisticola fulvicapilla
Siffling Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Wing-snapping Cisticola Cisticola ayresii
Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
Red-winged Warbler Heliolais erythroptera
Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica
White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa Vulnerable
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
Rudd's Apalis Apalis ruddi
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema
Chapin's Apalis Apalis chapini
Black-headed Apalis Apalis melanocephala
Grey Apalis Apalis cinerea
Brown-headed Apalis Apalis alticola
Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
Miombo Wren-Warbler Calamonastes undosus
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
African Bush-Warbler Bradypterus baboecala
Cameroon Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus lopezi
Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus
Moustached Grass-Warbler Melocichla mentalis
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis Rare/Accidental
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian Reed-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
Lesser Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
African Yellow Warbler Chloropeta natalensis
Mountain Flycatcher-Warbler Chloropeta similis
Long-billed Tailorbird Orthotomus moreaui Critically endangered
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis
Greencap Eremomela Eremomela scotops
Burnt-neck Eremomela Eremomela usticollis
Red-capped Crombec Sylvietta ruficapilla
Red-faced Crombec Sylvietta whytii
Cape Crombec Sylvietta rufescens
Yellow-throated Wood-Warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Yellow-bellied Hyliota Hyliota flavigaster
Southern Hyliota Hyliota australis
Fan-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola brevirostris
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria Rare/Accidental
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Brown Warbler Parisoma lugens
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri
Southern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Boehm's Flycatcher Muscicapa boehmi
African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta
Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens
Grey Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata
Sharpe's Akalat Sheppardia sharpei
East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi Vulnerable
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia
Olive-flanked Robin-Chat Cossypha anomala
Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra
White-throated Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin-Chat Cossypha natalensis
Collared Palm-Thrush Cichladusa arquata
Bearded Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas quadrivirgata
Miombo Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas barbata
Red-backed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas galactotes
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Capped Wheatear Oenanthe pileata
Familiar Chat Cercomela familiaris
White-headed Black-Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti
Mocking Cliff-Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Boulder Chat Pinarornis plumosus
 
Passeriformes.: Platysteiridae
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher Bias musicus
Black-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira peltata
Short-tailed Batis Batis mixta
Cape Batis - Malawi Batis Batis capensis
Woodward's Batis Batis fratrum  
Chinspot Batis Batis molitor
Pale Batis Batis soror
 
Passeriformes.: Monarchidae
Livingstone's Flycatcher Erythrocercus livingstonei
African Blue-Flycatcher Elminia longicauda
White-tailed Blue-Flycatcher Elminia albicauda
White-tailed Crested-Flycatcher Elminia albonotata
African Crested-Flycatcher Trochocercus cyanomelas
African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
 
Passeriformes.: Timaliidae
Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula
Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera
African Hill-Babbler Pseudoalcippe abyssinica
Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii
 
Passeriformes.: Paridae
Southern Black Tit Melaniparus niger
Carp's Tit Melaniparus carpi Rare/Accidental
Rufous-bellied Tit Melaniparus rufiventris
Miombo Tit Melaniparus griseiventris
 
Passeriformes.: Certhiidae
Spotted Creeper Salpornis spilonotus
 
Passeriformes.: Remizidae
African Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus caroli
 
Passeriformes.: Nectariniidae
Anchieta's Sunbird Anthreptes anchietae
Western Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei
Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris
Green-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra verticalis
Eastern Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea
Mouse-colored Sunbird Cyanomitra veroxii
Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis
Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa
Red-tufted Sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni
Miombo Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris manoensis
Montane Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris ludovicensis
Eastern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris mediocris
Shelley's Sunbird Cinnyris shelleyi
Purple-banded Sunbird Cinnyris bifasciatus
Oustalet's Sunbird Cinnyris oustaleti
White-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris talatala
Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus
Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
African Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis
 
Passeriformes.: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus
African Golden-Oriole Oriolus auratus
Green-headed Oriole Oriolus chlorocephalus
African Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus Rare/Accidental
Souza's Shrike Lanius souzae
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris
 
Passeriformes.: Malaconotidae
Brubru Nilaus afer
Black-backed Puffback Dryoscopus cubla
Marsh Tchagra Tchagra minutus
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus
Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis
Tropical Boubou Laniarius aethiopicus
Southern Boubou Laniarius ferrugineus
Fuelleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni
Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike Telophorus sulfureopectus
Olive Bushshrike Telophorus olivaceus
Black-fronted Bushshrike Telophorus nigrifrons
Four-coloured Bushshrike Telophorus viridis
Grey-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti
 
Passeriformes.: Prionopidae
White Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus
Retz's Helmetshrike Prionops retzii
Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike Prionops scopifrons
 
Passeriformes.: Dicruridae
Square-tailed Drongo Dicrurus ludwigii
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Pied Crow Corvus albus
White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea
Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus
Meves's Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis mevesii
Burchell's Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis australis
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri
Babbling Starling Neocichla gutturalis
Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Grey-headed Sparrow Passer griseus
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow Passer diffusus
Yellow-throated Petronia Petronia superciliaris
 
Passeriformes.: Ploceidae
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser rufoscapulatus
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
Bertrand's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht
Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
African Golden-Weaver Ploceus subaureus
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
Forest Weaver Ploceus bicolor
Olive-headed Weaver Ploceus olivaceiceps Near-threatened
Cardinal Quelea Quelea cardinalis
Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops
Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis
White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus
Yellow-shouldered Widowbird Euplectes macroura
Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris
Buff-shouldered Widowbird Euplectes psammocromius
Grosbeak Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia
Green-backed Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula
Red-faced Crimson-wing Cryptospiza reichenovii
Black-tailed Waxbill Estrilda perreini
Fawn-breasted Waxbill Estrilda paludicola
Crimson-rumped Waxbill Estrilda rhodopyga
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Lesser Seedcracker Pyrenestes minor
Blue-breasted Cordonbleu Uraeginthus angolensis
Peters's Twinspot Hypargos niveoguttatus
Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba
Orange-winged Pytilia Pytilia afra
Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
Brown Firefinch Lagonosticta nitidula
African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata
Jameson's Firefinch Lagonosticta rhodopareia
Cut-throat Amadina fasciata
Zebra Waxbill Sporaeginthus subflavus
African Quailfinch Ortygospiza fuscocrissa
Locustfinch Paludipasser locustella
Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullatus
Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes bicolor
Magpie Mannikin Spermestes fringilloides
 
Passeriformes.: Viduidae
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah Vidua obtusa
Eastern Paradise-Whydah Vidua paradisaea
Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
Variable Indigobird Vidua funerea
Purple Indigobird Vidua purpurascens
Twinspot Indigobird Vidua codringtoni
Parasitic Weaver Anomalospiza imberbis
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus
Yellow-crowned Canary Serinus flavivertex
Cape Canary Serinus canicollis
Southern Citril Serinus hyposticutus
Lemon-breasted Seedeater Serinus citrinipectus
Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
Brimstone Canary Serinus sulphuratus
Yellow-browed Seedeater Serinus whytii
Black-eared Seedeater Serinus mennelli
Reichard's Seedeater Serinus reichardi
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi
Cape Bunting Emberiza capensis
Vincent's Bunting Emberiza vincenti
Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris
Cabanis' Bunting Emberiza cabanisi

 

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