Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

December 2010 Bird Count 


photograph by Ann Koeslag.

White breasted Cormorant.

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

4

Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove -
Tachybaptus ruficollis Dabchick 2 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove -
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican 1 Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove -
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 5 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant - Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 22 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal 1
Anhinga rufa Darter 36 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 2 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift -
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 7 Apus affinis Little Swift -
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 1 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift 4
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron 2 Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 3
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 14 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 16
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret 1 Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher 1
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 1 Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 1
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern - Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet -
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 11 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark -
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis 1 Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow -
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis - Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow 4
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 2 Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow 2
Phoenicopterus ruber Greater Flamingo - Hirundo dimidiata Pearlbreasted Swallow 1
Dendrocygna viduata Whitefaced Duck - Psalidoprocne holomelaena Black Sawwing -
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Duck - Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin -
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 25 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin 1
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 9 Corvus albus Pied Crow 4
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal - Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven -
Anas capensis Cape Teal 11 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 4
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 6 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 3
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin 1
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose 2 Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 1
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite 2 Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 1
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite 1 Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird -
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 3 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola -
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard 1 Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 2
Accipiter rufiventris Redbreasted Sparrowhawk - Motacilla capensis Cape Wagtail 1
Accipiter melanoleucus Black Sparrowhawk 1 Anthus cinnamomeus Grassveld Pipit -
Accipiter tachiro African Goshawk - Macronyx capensis Orangethroated Longclaw -
Circus ranivorus African Marsh Harrier 4 Lanius collaris Fiscal Shrike 2
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon - Laniarius ferrugineus Southern Boubou -
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon - Telophorus zeylonus Bokmakierie 3
Falco rupicolus Rock Kestrel - Sturnus vulgaris European Starling 2
Pternistis capensis Cape Spurfowl 6 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling 3
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl - Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Arican Purple Swamphen - Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 3
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 9 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 3
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 777 Passer domesticus House Sparrow -
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 3 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 2
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Lapwing 47 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver 3
Vanellus coronatus Crowned Plover - Ploceus velatus Southern Masked Weaver 2
Actitis hypoleucos Common  Sandpiper 1 Euplectes orix Red Bishop -
Tringa nebularia Greenshank 3 Euplectes capensis Yellowrumped Widow -
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 45 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 1
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 217 Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah 1
Burhinus capensis Spotted Thickknee 2 Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 2
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Thickknee - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary 1
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 18 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 11
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull - Pavo cristatus Wiskered Tern -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 46 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern 2 Polyboroides typus Gymnogene -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 9 Amarurornis flavirostris White backed Duck -
Columba livia Feral Pigeon (Rock Pigeon) - Urocolius indicus Redfaced Mousebird -
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon - Sigelus silens Fiscal Flycatcher -
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon (Speckled Pigeon) 2 -

Total

74

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