Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

Bird List


photograph by Rosemary Barson

African Openbill Stork.

 

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Key to sightings
Common        C
Uncommon    U
Visitor           V
Resident        R
Red Data Species
No.        Common Name     Roberts 6 No.              Scientific Name                   Key
1. Great Crested Grebe 006

Podiceps cristatus

CR

2. Little Grebe (Dabchick) 008 Tachybaptus ruficollis

CR

3. Eastern White Pelican 049 Pelecanus onocrotalus CV
4. Whitebreasted Cormorant 055 Phalacrocorax carbo CV
5. Cape Cormorant 056 Phalacrocorax  capensis CV
6. Reed Cormorant 058 Phalacrocorax africanus CV
7. Darter 060 Anhinga melanogaster  CV
8. Grey Heron 062 Ardea cinerea CV
9. Blackheaded Heron 063 Ardea melanocephala UV
10. Purple Heron 065 Ardea purpurea CV
11. Little Egret 067 Egretta garzetta CV
12. Yellowbilled Egret 068 Egretta intermedia UV
13. Cattle Egret 071 Bubulcus ibis CV
14. Squacco Heron 072 Ardeola ralloides RV
15. Blackcrowned Night Heron 076 Nycticorax nycticorax CV
16. Little Bittern 078 Ixobrychus minutus CR
17. White Stork 083 Ciconia ciconia RV
18. Sacred Ibis 091 Threskiornis aethiopicus UV
19. Glossy Ibis 093 Plegadis falcinellus CV
20. Hadeda Ibis 094 Bostrychia hagedash UV
21. African Spoonbill 095 Platalea alba CV
22. Greater Flamingo 096 Phoenicopterus ruber RV
23. Whitefaced Duck 099 Dendrocygna viduata RV
24. Whitebacked Duck 101 Thalassornis leuconotus RV
25. Egyptian Goose 102 Alopochen aegyptiacus CR
26. Spurwing Goose 116  Plectropterus gambensis RV
27. South African Shelduck 103 Tadorna cana RV
28. Yellowbilled Duck 104 Anas undulata CR
29. Cape Shoveller 112 Anas smithii CV
30. Southern Pochard 113 Netta erythrophthalma RV
31. Cape Teal 106 Anas capensis CR
32. Redbilled Teal 108 Anas erythrorhyncha UV
33. Blackshouldered Kite 127 Elanus caeruleus CR
34. Yellowbilled Kite 126A Milvus migrans UV
35. Booted Eagle 136 Hieraaetus pennatus UV
36. African Fish Eagle 148 Haliaeetus vocifer UR
37. Steppe Buzard 149  Butoe butoe CV
38. Black Sparrowhawk 158 Accipiter melanoleucus CV
39. African Goshawk 160 Accipiter tachiro UV
40. Redbreasted Sparrowhawk 155 Accipiter rufiventris UV
41. African Marsh Harrier 165 Circus ranivorus  UR
42. Perigrine Falcon 171 Falco peregrinus UV
43. Greywing Francolin 190 Francolinus africanus UR
44. Cape Francolin 195 Francolinus capensis CR
45. Helmeted Guineafowl 203 Numida meleagris CV
46. African Rail 210 Rallus caerulescens RV
47. Black Crake 213  Amaurornis flavirostris RV
48. Purple Gallinule 223 Porphyrio porphyrio UR
49. American Purple Galinule 225 Porphyrula martinica UV
50. Moorhen 226 Gallinula chloropus UR
51. Red Knobbed Coot 228 Fulica cristata CR
52. Threebanded Plover 249 Charadrius tricollaris CR
53. Blacksmith Plover  258 Vellus armatus CR
54. Common Sandpiper 264 Actitus hypoleucos RV
55. Wood Sandpiper 266 Tringa glareola RV
56. Marsh Sandpiper 269 Tringa stagnatilis UV
57. Greenshank 270 Tringa nebularia RV
58. Curlew Sandpiper 272 Calidris ferruginea UV
59. Avocet 294 Recurvirostra avosetta UV
60. Blackwinged Stilt 295 Himantopus himantopus CR
61. Spotted Dikkop 297 Burhinus capensis CR
62. Water Dikkop 298 Burhinus vermiculatus UR
63. Kelp Gull 312 Larus dominicanus CR
64. Greyheaded Gull 315 Larus cirroocephalus RV
65. Hartlaub's Gull 316 Larus hartlaubii CV
66. Caspian Tern 322 Hydroprogne caspia CR
67. Common Tern 327 Sterna hirundo RV
68. Arctic Tern 328 Sterna paradisaea UV
69. Sandwich Tern 326  Sterna sandvicensis  RV
70. Whiskered Tern 338 Chlidonias hybridus RV
71. Feral Pigeon 348 Columba livia CV
72. Rock Pigeon 349 Columba guinea UV
73. Rameron Pigeon 350 Columba arquatrix CV
74. Redeyed Dove 352 Streptopelia semitorquata CR
75. Cape Turtle Dove 354 Streptopelia capicola CR
76. Laughing Dove  355 Streptopelia senegalensis CR
77. Klaas’s Cuckoo 385 Chrysococcyx klaas CV
78. Diederik Cuckoo 386 Chrysococcyx caprius  RV
79. Burchell's Coucal 391 Centropus burchellii CR
80. Barn Owl 392 Tyto alba RV
81. Spotted Eagle Owl 401 Bubo africanus UR
82. Fierynecked Nightjar 405 Caprimulgus pectoralis UV
83. Black Swift 412  Apus barbatus CV
84. Whiterumped Swift 415 Apus caffer CV
85. Little Swift 417 Apus affinis CV
86. Alpine Swift 418 Apus melba CV
87. Whitebacked Mousebird 425 Colius colius CV
88. Redfaced Mousebird 426 Colius indicus RV
89. Pied Kingfisher 428 Ceryle rudis CR
90. Giant Kingfisher 429 Ceryle maxima UR
91. Malachite Kingfisher 431 Alcedo cristata UR
92. Pied Barbet 465 Tricholaema leucomelas RV
93. European Swallow 518 Hirundo rustica CV
94. Whitethroated Swallow 520 Hirundo albigularis CV
95. Greater Striped Swallow 526 Hirundo cucullata CV
96. Rock Martin 529 Hirundo abyssinica CV
97. Brownthroated Martin 533 Riparia paludicola  CV
98. Black Sawwing Swallow 536 Psalidoprocne holomelas RV
99. Pied Crow 548 Corvus albus CV
100. Whitenecked Raven 550 Corvus albicollis UV
101. Cape Bulbul 566 Pycnonotus capensis CR
102. Cape Robin 601 Cossypha cafra CR
103. African Marsh Warbler 631 Acrocephalus baeticatus UV
104. Cape Reed Warbler 635 Acrocephalus gracilirostris CR
105. African Sedge Warbler 638 Bradypterus baboecala CV
106. Barthroated Apalis 645 Apalis thoracica RV
107. Longbilled Crombec 651 Sylvietta rufescens UR
108. Grassbird 661 Sphenoeacus afer UV
109. Fantailed Cisticola 664 Cisticola juncidis RV
110. Levailant's Cisticola 677 Cisticola tinniens CR
111. Spotted Prinia 686 Prinia maculosa CR
112. Dusky Flycatcher 690 Muscicapa adusta RV
113. Fiscal Flycatcher 698 Sigelus silens RV
114. Paradise Flycatcher 710 Terpsiphone viridis UV
115. Cape Wagtail 713 Motacilla capensis CV
116. Grassveld Pipit 715 Anythus cinnomomeus UV
117. Orangethroated Longclaw 727 Macronyx capensis UV
118. Fiscal Shrike 732 Lanius collaris CR
119. Southern Boubou 736 Laniarius ferrugineus UR
120. Bokmakierie 746 Telophorus zeylonus CR
121. European Starling 757 Sturnus vulgaris CV
122. Redwing Starling 769 Onychognathus morio CV
123. Malachite Sunbird 775 Nectarinia famosa CV
124. Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird 783 Nectarinia chalybea CR
125. Cape White Eye 796 Zosterops pallidus CR
126. House Sparrow 801 Passer domesticus RV
127. Cape Sparrow 803 Passer melanurus RV
128. Cape Weaver 813 Ploceus capensis CR
129. Southern Masked Weaver 814 Ploceus velatus CR
130. Red Bishop 824 Euplectes orix RV
131. Yellowrumped Widow 827 Euplectes capensis UR
132. Common Waxbill 846 Estrilda astrild    CR
133. Pintailed Whydah 860 Vidua macroura   CR
134. Cape Canary 872 Serinus canicollis CV
135. Bully Canary 877 Serinus sulphuratus CV
136. Yellow Canary 878 Serinus flaviventris RV
137. Mallard 923 Anas platyrhynchos UV
138. Grey Plover 254 Pluvialis squatarola UV
139. Kittlitz's Plover 248 Charadrius pecuarius UV
140. Swift Tern 324 Sterna bergii UV
141. Snowy Egret - Egretta thula UV
142. Lesser Flamingo 97 Phoeniconaias minor UV
143. Klaas's Cuckoo 385 Chrysococcyx klaas UV
144. Speckled Mousebird 365 Colius striatus UV
145. Blacknecked Grebe 007 Podiceps nigricollis UC
146. Sooty Shearwater 037 Puffinus pacificus V
147. Bailion's Crake 215 Porzana pusilla RV
148. Ethiopian Snipe 286 Gallinago nigripennis RV
149. Crowned Lapwing 255 Vanellus coronatus RV
150. House Crow 549 Corvus splendens RV
151. Orange-breasted Sunbird 777 Nectarina violacea V
152. Gymnogene 169 Polyboroides typus V
153. Greybacked Cisticola 669 Cisticola subruficapilla U
154. Black Swan

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Cygnus atratus UV
155. Osprey 170 Pandion haliaetus U
156. Goliath Heron 64 Ardea goliath UV
157. African Openbill Stork 87 Anastomus lamelligerus UV
158. Black-necked Grebe 7 Podiceps nigricollis UV
159. Muskovy Duck - Cairina moschata U
160. Cape Batis  700 Batis capensis U
161. Red-capped Lark 507 Calandrella cinerea CV
161. Pearl-breasted Swallow 523 Hirundo dimidiata CV
162. Lanner Falcon 172 Falco biarmicus UV
163. Rock Kestrel 181 Falco rupicolus UV
164. Karoo Scrub Robin 614 Cercotrichas coryphoeus UV
165. Greater Painted Snipe 242 Rostratula benghalensis UV
166. African Jacana 240 Actophilornis africanus UV

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