Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

June 2008 Bird Count 


photograph by Greg Morgan

Blackcrowned Night Heron

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

6

Columba livia Feral Pigeon 1
Tachybaptus ruficollis Dabchick 19 Columba guinea Rock Pigeon 2
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 3 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove 3
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant 1 Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove 3
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 48 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo
Anhinga rufa Darter 56 Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 2 Apus barbatus Black Swift
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 5 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron 1 Apus affinis Little Swift
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 8 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 2
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 25
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern 2 Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 3 Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 7
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 12 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark
Platalea alba African Spoonbill Hirundo rustica European Swallow
Phoenicopterus ruber Greater Flamingo Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow
Dendrocygna viduata Whitefaced Duck Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Duck Hirundo dimidiata Pearlbreasted Swallow
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 86 Psalidoprocne holomelaena Black Sawwing
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 9 Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal 7 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin
Anas capensis Cape Teal 27 Corvus albus Pied Crow 4
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 23 Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 3
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose 4 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 3
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 3
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 6 Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 1
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird
Accipiter rufiventris Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola 2
Accipiter melanoleucus Black Sparrowhawk Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 2
Accipiter tachiro African Goshawk Motacilla capensis Cape Wagtail
Circus ranivorus African Marsh Harrier Anthus cinnamomeus Grassveld Pipit
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon Macronyx capensis Orangethroated Longclaw
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon Lanius collaris Fiscal Shrike 2
Falco rupicolus Rock Kestrel Laniarius ferrugineus Southern Boubou
Pternistis capensis Cape Francolin 49 Telophorus zeylonus Bokmakierie 2
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl Sturnus vulgaris European Starling 3
Porphyrio madagascariensis Purple Gallinule 1 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling 1
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 35 Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 457 Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 3
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 2 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 3
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Plover 16 Passer domesticus House Sparrow
Vanellus coronatus Crowned Plover Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 3
Actitis hypoleucos Common  Sandpiper Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver 3
Tringa nebularia Greenshank Ploceus velatus Southern Masked Weaver 2
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 16 Euplectes orix Red Bishop
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet Euplectes capensis Yellowrumped Widow
Burhinus capensis Spotted Dikkop 4 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 3
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Dikkop Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 16 Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 1
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary 1
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 67 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 12
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern Pavo cristatus Common Peacock
Sterna hirundo Common Tern

Total

57

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