Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

December 2009 Bird Count 

Openbilled Stork

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

1

Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove 1
Tachybaptus ruficollis Dabchick 4 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove 2
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican 2 Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove -
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 3 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant - Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 31 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal -
Anhinga rufa Darter 72 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 5 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift 3
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 6 Apus affinis Little Swift -
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron - Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift 2
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron 1 Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 2
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 6 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 6
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret - Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher -
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret - Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 3
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern 1 Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet -
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 9 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark -
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis 5 Hirundo rustica European Swallow -
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 1 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow 5
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 5 Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow 2
Phoenicopterus ruber Greater Flamingo - Hirundo dimidiata Pearlbreasted Swallow 3
Dendrocygna viduata Whitefaced Duck - Psalidoprocne holomelaena Black Sawwing
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Duck - Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin 2
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 70 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin 3
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 13 Corvus albus Pied Crow 5
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal - Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven
Anas capensis Cape Teal 2 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 4
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 13 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 3
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose - Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 3
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite - Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler -
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite - Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird -
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 8 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola 3
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard 1 Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 5
Accipiter rufiventris Redbreasted Sparrowhawk - Motacilla capensis Cape Wagtail 4
Accipiter melanoleucus Black Sparrowhawk - Anthus cinnamomeus Grassveld Pipit -
Accipiter tachiro African Goshawk - Macronyx capensis Orangethroated Longclaw -
Circus ranivorus African Marsh Harrier 3 Lanius collaris Fiscal Shrike -
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 4
Pternistis capensis Cape Francolin 8 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling 3
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl 8 Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Purple Gallinule 1 Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 5
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 22 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 5
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 328 Passer domesticus House Sparrow -
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover - Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 4
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Plover 30 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver 5
Vanellus coronatus Crowned Plover - Ploceus velatus Southern Masked Weaver 4
Actitis hypoleucos Common  Sandpiper - Euplectes orix Red Bishop -
Tringa nebularia Greenshank 3 Euplectes capensis Yellowrumped Widow 1
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 69 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 4
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 8 Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah -
Burhinus capensis Spotted Dikkop 4 Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 2
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Dikkop - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary 1
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 3 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 11
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull - Pavo cristatus Common Peacock -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 98 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern 6 Polyboroides typus Gymnogene -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 5 Amarurornis flavirostris Black Crake -
Columba livia Feral Pigeon 4 Urocolius indicus Redfaced Mousebird 1
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon - Sigelus silens Fiscal Flycatcher -
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon 3 -

Total

72

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