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Swaziland

Capital Labamba

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The National bird of Swaziland, Purple-crested Turaco

view photos Photo by Peet van Schalkwyk all rights reserved July 09

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Number of species: 510

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Number of globally threatened species: 11
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2004-01-01

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Purple-crested Turaco Song
(Tauraco porphyreolophus chlorochlamys)
Bram Piot XC37710
09-09-2009, Malawi

 
Struthionidae
Ostrich Struthio camelus Inshi Introduced species
 
Numididae
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris Imphangele
Crested Guineafowl Guttera pucherani
 
Phasianidae
Coqui Francolin Francolinus coqui
Red-winged Francolin Francolinus levaillantii
Shelley's Francolin Francolinus shelleyi
Crested Francolin Francolinus sephaena Ingwenyane
Natal Francolin Francolinus natalensis Ingagolu
Swainson's Francolin Francolinus swainsonii Intsendzele
Red-necked Francolin Francolinus afer
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei
Blue Quail Coturnix adansonii Rare/Accidental
 
Anatidae
White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata Lidada lemfula
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
White-backed Duck Thalassornis leuconotus
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
African Pygmy-goose Nettapus auritus
Cape Teal Anas capensis Rare/Accidental
American Black Duck Anas sparsa
Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata
Cape Shoveler Anas smithii Rare/Accidental
Red-billed Duck Anas erythrorhyncha
Hottentot Teal Anas hottentota Rare/Accidental
Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma
Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa Rare/Accidental
 
Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Rare/Accidental
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Rare/Accidental
 
Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Rare/Accidental
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
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
 
Threskiornithidae
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Bald Ibis Geronticus calvus Vulnerable
Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash Lingangane
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
African Spoonbill Platalea alba
 
Ardeidae
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Dwarf Bittern Ixobrychus sturmii
White-backed Night-Heron Gorsachius leuconotus
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Rare/Accidental
Rufous-bellied Heron Ardeola rufiventris Rare/Accidental
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
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
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca Rare/Accidental
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
 
Scopidae
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta Tsekwane
 
Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Rare/Accidental
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens Rare/Accidental
 
Phalacrocoracidae
Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
 
Anhingidae
Darter Anhinga melanogaster
 
Falconidae
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
Accipitridae
Secretary-bird Sagittarius serpentarius Dvoye
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus Lohheyane
Black Kite Milvus migrans Rare/Accidental
African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer Inkwazi
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus Lingce Rare/Accidental
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus Lingce
Cape Griffon Gyps coprotheres Vulnerable
White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis Lingce
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Lingce
Black-breasted Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinereus
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Ingculungculu
African Marsh-Harrier Circus ranivorus
Black Harrier Circus maurus Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus Rare/Accidental
African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates Rare/Accidental
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar Lohheyane
African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro
Shikra Accipiter badius
Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus
Ovampo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis
Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris
Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus
Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus Lusotane
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina Rare/Accidental
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax Lusoti
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii
Wahlberg's Eagle Hieraaetus wahlbergi
African Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus spilogaster
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus Lusotilolukhulu
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
Crowned Hawk-Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus
 
Otididae
Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori Extirpated
Stanley Bustard Neotis denhami Near-threatened
White-bellied Bustard Eupodotis senegalensis
Red-crested Bustard Lophotis ruficrista
Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster Umfumbane
 
Rallidae
Buff-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura elegans
Red-chested Flufftail Sarothrura rufa
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis
White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi Rare/Accidental Endangered
African Rail Rallus caerulescens
African Crake Crex egregia
Corn Crake Crex crex Near-threatened
Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla Rare/Accidental
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni Rare/Accidental
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Lesser Moorhen Gallinula angulata
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata
 
Heliornithidae
African Finfoot Podica senegalensis
 
Gruidae
Grey Crowned-Crane Balearica regulorum
Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus Vulnerable
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus Extirpated Vulnerable
 
Turnicidae
Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus
Hottentot Buttonquail Turnix hottentottus
 
Burhinidae
Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus Umunkonkoni
Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis Umunkonkoni
 
Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Rare/Accidental
 
Charadriidae
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
Senegal Lapwing Vanellus lugubris
Black-winged Lapwing Vanellus melanopterus
Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus Kelkelwane
Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Rare/Accidental
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Rare/Accidental
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius
Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus Rare/Accidental
Chestnut-banded Plover Charadrius pallidus
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus Rare/Accidental
 
Rostratulidae
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis
 
Jacanidae
Lesser Jacana Microparra capensis
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
 
Scolopacidae
African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Rare/Accidental
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Rare/Accidental
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Rare/Accidental
Sanderling Calidris alba Rare/Accidental
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
 
Glareolidae
Temminck's Courser Cursorius temminckii
Bronze-winged Courser Rhinoptilus chalcopterus
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
 
Laridae
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus
Caspian Gull Hydroprogne caspia Rare/Accidental
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata Rare/Accidental
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
 
Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced species
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Rameron Pigeon Columba arquatrix
Lemon Dove Columba larvata
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola Lituba
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis Lituba
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur chalcospilos Sigulugwane
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus Litubantfontfo
 
Psittacidae
Brown-necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus
Meyer's Parrot Poicephalus meyeri Rare/Accidental
Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus
 
Musophagidae
Livingstone's Turaco Tauraco livingstonii
Knysna Turaco Tauraco corythaix
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus Ligwalagwala
Grey Go-away-bird Corythaixoides concolor Umkluwe
 
Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus Inkanku
Levaillant's Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius Phezukwemkhono
Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis
Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
Black Coucal Centropus grillii
 
Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
African Grass-Owl Tyto capensis
 
Strigidae
African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis
Southern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis granti
Cape Eagle-Owl Bubo capensis
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus Sikhova
Verreaux's Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus
Pel's Fishing-Owl Scotopelia peli Rare/Accidental
African Wood-Owl Strix woodfordii
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum
African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense
Marsh Owl Asio capensis
 
Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis Malwelwe
Freckled Nightjar Caprimulgus tristigma
Square-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii Malwelwe
Pennant-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx vexillarius
 
Apodidae
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
 
Coliidae
Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
Red-faced Mousebird Urocolius indicus Umtjivovo
 
Trogonidae
Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina
 
Coraciidae
Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias naevius
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus
European Roller Coracias garrulus Near-threatened
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
 
Alcedinidae
Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris Sipholoti
Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
Mangrove Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ceyx pictus
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata Sipholoti
Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata
Giant Kingfisher  Megaceryle maxima
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis Lonombe
 
Meropidae
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus
 
Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
 
Phoeniculidae
Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
Common Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas
 
Bucerotidae
Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus
African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus Umkhotfo
Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas
Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes bucinator Umkhotfo
 
Bucorvidae
Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri Insingizi
 
Ramphastidae
White-eared Barbet Stactolaema leucotis
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus
Red-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus pusillus
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus
Pied Barbet Tricholaema leucomelas
Black-collared Barbet Lybius torquatus Sibagobe
Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii Ludvonca
 
Indicatoridae
Wahlberg's Honeyguide Prodotiscus regulus
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus
Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator Inhlava
 
Picidae
Rufous-necked Wryneck Jynx ruficollis
Bennett's Woodpecker Campethera bennettii Inconcodzi
Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni
Ground Woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus
Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos griseocephalus
 
Eurylaimidae
African Broadbill Smithornis capensis
 
Platysteiridae
Cape Batis Batis capensis
Chinspot Batis Batis molitor
Black-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira peltata
 
Malaconotidae
White Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus Umthimbakazane
Retz's Helmetshrike Prionops retzii
Grey-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti
Olive Bushshrike Chlorophoneus olivaceus
Orange-breasted Bushshrike Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Perrin's Bushshrike Chlorophoneus viridis
Bokmakierie Bushshrike Telophorus zeylonus
Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis Umnguphane
Southern Tchagra Tchagra tchagra
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus Umnguphane
Black-backed Puffback Dryoscopus cubla
Southern Boubou Laniarius ferrugineus
Brubru Nilaus afer
 
Campephagidae
Grey Cuckoo-shrike Coracina caesia
White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike Coracina pectoralis
Black Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga flava
 
Laniidae
Magpie Shrike Urolestes melanoleucus
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio Civo
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris
 
Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus
African Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus
 
Dicruridae
Square-tailed Drongo Dicrurus ludwigii
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis Intsengu
 
Monarchidae
African Crested-Flycatcher Trochocercus cyanomelas
African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
 
Corvidae
Cape Crow Corvus capensis
Pied Crow Corvus albus Lihubhulu
White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis
 
Paridae
Southern Black Tit Parus niger
 
Remizidae
African Penduline-Tit Anthoscopus caroli
 
Hirundinidae
Black Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera
Grey-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Banded Martin Riparia cincta
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Inkonjane
White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea Vulnerable
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
 
Alaudidae
Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea
Sabota Lark Mirafra sabota
Rudd's Lark Heteromirafra ruddi Vulnerable
Dusky Lark Pinarocorys nigricans Rare/Accidental
Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis Rare/Accidental
 
Cisticolidae
Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola aberrans
Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana Jekwa
Wailing Cisticola Cisticola lais
Tinkling Cisticola Cisticola tinniens
Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis
Piping Cisticola Cisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Desert Cisticola Cisticola aridulus
Cloud Cisticola Cisticola textrix
Pale-crowned Cisticola Cisticola cinnamomeus
Wing-snapping Cisticola Cisticola ayresii
Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
Karoo Prinia Prinia maculosa
Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica
Rudd's Apalis Apalis ruddi
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
Miombo Wren-Warbler Calamonastes undosus
 
Pycnonotidae
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus Ligibholo
Sombre Greenbul Andropadus importunus
Yellow-bellied Greenbul Chlorocichla flaviventris Rare/Accidental
Terrestrial Brownbul Phyllastrephus terrestris
Yellow-streaked Greenbul Phyllastrephus flavostriatus
 
Genera Incertae Sedis
Eastern Nicator Nicator gularis
 
Sylviidae
Fan-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola brevirostris
African Bush-Warbler Bradypterus baboecala
Cape Grassbird Sphenoeacus afer
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis Rare/Accidental
Lesser Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
African Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
African Yellow Warbler Chloropeta natalensis
Yellow-throated Wood-Warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis
Greencap Eremomela Eremomela scotops Rare/Accidental
Burnt-neck Eremomela Eremomela usticollis
Cape Crombec Sylvietta rufescens Ngcunywane
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Rufous-vented Warbler Parisoma subcaeruleum
 
Timaliidae
Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii Inhlekabafazi
Bush Blackcap Lioptilus nigricapillus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
Zosteropidae
Cape White-eye Zosterops virens
 
Sturnidae
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Introduced species
Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea
Cape Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis nitens Likhweti
Burchell's Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis australis
Black-bellied Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis corruscus
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster Incuphabulongo
African Pied Starling Spreo bicolor
Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio
Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus Extirpated
 
Turdidae
Orange Ground-Thrush Zoothera gurneyi
Groundscraper Thrush Psophocichla litsitsirupa
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana
Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus
 
Muscicapidae
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata
Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra
White-throated Robin-Chat Cossypha humeralis
White-browed Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin-Chat Cossypha natalensis
Chorister Robin-Chat Cossypha dichroa
Bearded Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas quadrivirgata
Brown Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas signata Rare/Accidental
Red-backed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys
African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
Buff-streaked Chat Campicoloides bifasciatus
Capped Wheatear Oenanthe pileata Rare/Accidental
Mountain Wheatear Oenanthe monticola
Familiar Chat Cercomela familiaris
Southern Anteater-Chat Myrmecocichla formicivora
Mocking Cliff-Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Cape Rock-Thrush Monticola rupestris
Sentinel Rock-Thrush Monticola explorator
Short-toed Rock-Thrush Monticola brevipes
Southern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina
Pale Flycatcher Melaenornis pallidus
Fiscal Flycatcher Melaenornis silens
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens
African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta
Grey Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus
Fairy Flycatcher Stenostira scita Rare/Accidental
 
Nectariniidae
Collared Sunbird Anthodiaeta collaris
Eastern Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea
Mouse-colored Sunbird Cyanomitra veroxii
Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis
Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa
Southern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris chalybeus
Greater Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris afer
Mariqua Sunbird Cinnyris mariquensis Incwincwi
Purple-banded Sunbird Cinnyris bifasciatus
White-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris talatala
 
Promeropidae
Gurney's Sugarbird Promerops gurneyi
 
Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Jolwane Introduced species
Great Rufous Sparrow Passer motitensis
Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus Rare/Accidental
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Passer diffusus
Yellow-throated Petronia Gymnoris superciliaris
 
Ploceidae
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger
Grosbeak Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
African Golden-Weaver Ploceus subaureus
Holub's Golden-Weaver Ploceus xanthops
Southern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus xanthopterus Rare/Accidental
Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius
Southern Masked-Weaver Ploceus velatus
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus Lihlokohloko
Forest Weaver Ploceus bicolor
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops
Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea Inyonyane
Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis
Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris
White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus
Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
Long-tailed Widowbird Euplectes progne
 
Estrildidae
Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba
Cut-throat Amadina fasciata
Green-backed Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula
Pink-throated Twinspot Hypargos margaritatus
Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata
Jameson's Firefinch Lagonosticta rhodopareia
Blue-breasted Cordonbleu Uraeginthus angolensis Mswili
Black-tailed Waxbill Estrilda perreini
Swee Waxbill Estrilda melanotis
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Zebra Waxbill Amandava subflava
African Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis
Bronze Mannikin Lonchura cucullata
Black-and-white Mannikin Lonchura bicolor
Magpie Mannikin Lonchura fringilloides
 
Viduidae
Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
Purple Indigobird Vidua purpurascens
Variable Indigobird Vidua funerea
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
Eastern Paradise-Whydah Vidua paradisaea
Parasitic Weaver Anomalospiza imberbis
 
Motacillidae
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis
Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara
African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp Umvemve
Orange-throated Longclaw Macronyx capensis
Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus Ligwinsi
African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis
Buffy Pipit Anthus vaalensis
Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys
Striped Pipit Anthus lineiventris
Bush Pipit Anthus caffer
Yellow-tufted Pipit Anthus crenatus
 
Fringillidae
Cape Canary Serinus canicollis
Forest Canary Serinus scotops
Black-throated Canary Serinus atrogularis
Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus Mbalane
Yellow Canary Serinus flaviventris Rare/Accidental
Brimstone Canary Serinus sulphuratus
Streaky-headed Seedeater Serinus gularis
 
Emberizidae
Lark-like Bunting Emberiza impetuani Rare/Accidental
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi
Cape Bunting Emberiza capensis
Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris

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