Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve.

14 August 2013 Bird Count.


photograph by Greg Morgan.

Giant Kingfisher.

Weather: clear, cold.

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

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Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove -
Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebe 6 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove -
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican - Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove -
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 24 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant 3 Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 89 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal p
Anhinga rufa Darter 25 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron - Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift -
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 1 Apus affinis Little Swift -
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 1 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift -
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron - Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird p
Egretta garzetta Little Egret - Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 6
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret - Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher -
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret - Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher -
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern - Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet -
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis - Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark -
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis - Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow -
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 5 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow -
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 2 Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow -
Phoenicopterus minor Lesser Flamingo 2 Hirundo dimidiata Pearlbreasted Swallow -
Thalassornis leuconotus Whitebacked Duck - Psalidoprocne holomelaena Black Sawwing -
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Duck - Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin -
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 12 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin -
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 10 Corvus albus Pied Crow 4
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal 5 Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven -
Anas capensis Cape Teal 2 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul p
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 5 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin -
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin -
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose 3 Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler p
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite 1 Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler p
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite - Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird -
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 1 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola p
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard - Prinia maculosa Karoo Prinia p
Accipiter rufiventris Redbreasted Sparrowhawk - Motacilla capensis Cape Wagtail -
Accipiter melanoleucus Black Sparrowhawk - Anthus cinnamomeus Grassveld Pipit -
Accipiter tachiro African Goshawk - Macronyx capensis Orangethroated Longclaw -
Circus ranivorus African Marsh Harrier 1 Lanius collaris Common Fiscal p
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon - Laniarius ferrugineus Southern Boubou -
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon - Telophorus zeylonus Bokmakierie -
Falco rupicolus Rock Kestrel - Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling p
Pternistis capensis Cape Spurfowl 11 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling -
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl - Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Arican Purple Swamphen - Cinnyris chalybeus Southern Double collared Sunbird p
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 7 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye -
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 48 Passer domesticus House Sparrow -
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover - Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow p
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Lapwing 4 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver p
Vanellus coronatus Crowned Plover - Ploceus velatus Southern Masked Weaver p
Actitis hypoleucos Common  Sandpiper - Euplectes orix Red Bishop -
Tringa nebularia Greenshank 1 Euplectes capensis Yellowrumped Widow -
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 4 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill p
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet - Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah -
Burhinus capensis Spotted Thickknee 3 Serinus canicollis Cape Canary p
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Thickknee - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary -
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 10 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 2
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull - - Mallard hybrid -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 17 Bubo capensis Klaas's Cuckoo -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern - Polyboroides typus Lesser Honey Guide -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern - Amarurornis flavirostris Black Crake -
Columba livia Feral Pigeon (Rock Pigeon) p Urocolius indicus Red faced Mousebird p
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon - - Greater Flamingo 16
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon (Speckled Pigeon) - -

Total

49

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