Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

April 2010 Bird Count 


photograph by Greg Morgan

Spurwing Goose

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

9

Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove -
Tachybaptus ruficollis Dabchick 14 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove -
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican - Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove -
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 25 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant - Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 49 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal -
Anhinga rufa Darter 67 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 3 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift -
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 5 Apus affinis Little Swift -
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 2 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift 1
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron 9 Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 5
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 26 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 11
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret - Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher -
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 6 Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 3
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern 2 Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet -
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 5 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark -
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis - Hirundo rustica European Swallow 2
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 1 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow 2
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 10 Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow -
Phoenicopterus ruber Greater Flamingo - Hirundo dimidiata Pearlbreasted Swallow -
Dendrocygna viduata Whitefaced Duck - Psalidoprocne holomelaena Black Sawwing -
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Duck - Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin -
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 23 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin -
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 99 Corvus albus Pied Crow 2
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal - Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven -
Anas capensis Cape Teal 17 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 4
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 18 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 3
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin -
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose 2 Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 1
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite - Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 2
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite 1 Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird 1
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 1 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola 1
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard - Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 5
Accipiter rufiventris Redbreasted Sparrowhawk - Motacilla capensis Cape Wagtail 1
Accipiter melanoleucus Black Sparrowhawk - Anthus cinnamomeus Grassveld Pipit -
Accipiter tachiro African Goshawk - Macronyx capensis Orangethroated Longclaw -
Circus ranivorus African Marsh Harrier - Lanius collaris Fiscal Shrike 5
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon - Laniarius ferrugineus Southern Boubou 1
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon - Telophorus zeylonus Bokmakierie 2
Falco rupicolus Rock Kestrel - Sturnus vulgaris European Starling 5
Pternistis capensis Cape Francolin 14 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling -
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl - Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Purple Gallinule 2 Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 3
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 57 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 2
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 1224 Passer domesticus House Sparrow -
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 3 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 2
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Plover 8 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver 4
Vanellus coronatus Crowned Plover 1 Ploceus velatus Southern Masked Weaver 1
Actitis hypoleucos Common  Sandpiper - Euplectes orix Red Bishop -
Tringa nebularia Greenshank - Euplectes capensis Yellowrumped Widow -
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 11 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 1
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet - Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah -
Burhinus capensis Spotted Dikkop - Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 2
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Dikkop - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary 1
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 3 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 13
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull - Pavo cristatus Common Peacock -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 110 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern 1 Polyboroides typus Gymnogene -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 6 Amarurornis flavirostris Black Crake -
Columba livia Feral Pigeon 2 Urocolius indicus Redfaced Mousebird -
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon - Sigelus silens Fiscal Flycatcher -
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon - -

Total

63

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