Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

December 2006 Bird Count 



Whitefaced Ducks

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

7

Burchell's Coucal

Dabchick 5 SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift
White Pelican Whiterumped Swift
CORMORANTS Little Swift
Whitebreasted Cormorant 15 Alpine Swift
Cape Cormorant MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 45 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  38 Pied Kingfisher 15
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher
Grey Heron 14 Malachite Kingfisher 1
Blackheaded Heron BARBETS
Purple Heron 1 Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron 1 LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 18 Redcapped Lark
Yellow billed Egret SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret 2 European Swallow  P
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow P
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 4 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 1 Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis 1 Rock Martin
African Spoonbill 8 Brownthroated Martin
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow 2
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 9 Olive Thrush
Yellowbilled Duck 9 Cape Robin P
Red-billed Teal Karoo Robin
Cape Teal 10 TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller 2 Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler P
Spurwinged Goose 9 Grassbird
KITES Levaillant's Cisticola P
Black Shouldered Kite Spotted Prinia P
Yellowbilled Kite WAGTAILS, PIPITS AND LONGCLAWS
EAGLES Cape Wagtail P
African Fish Eagle 4 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw
Steppe Buzzard 3 SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike P
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Southern Boubou
Black Sparrowhawk

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk STARLINGS
HARRIERS European Starling P
African Marsh Harrier Redwing Starling P
FALCONS AND KESTRELS SUGARBIRDS AND SUNBIRDS
Peregrine Falcon Malachite Sunbird
Lanner Falcon Lesser Double collared Sunbird
Rock Kestrel WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin SPARROWS, WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND WIDOWS
GUINEAFOWL House Sparrow P
Helmeted Guineafowl 12 Cape Sparrow P
RAIL, CRAKES, FLUFFTAILS, GALLINULES, MOORHENS AND COOTS  Cape Weaver P
Purple Gallinule 2 Southern Masked Weaver P
Moorhen 8 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 134 Yellowrumped Widow
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover 1 Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Plover 27 Pintailed Whydah P
Ringed Plover  CANARIES, SISKINS, FINCHES AND BUNTINGS 
Crowned Plover Cape Canary P
SNIPES, GODWITS, SANDPIPERS, STINTS, CURLEWS AND PHALAROPES Bully Canary
Common Sandpiper OTHER
Marsh Sandpiper Mallard/Dutch Quacker 2
Greenshank  2 Common Peacock 2
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

63
Blackwinged Stilt 122
Pied Avocet 46
DIKKOPS
Spotted Dikkop 9
Water Dikkop 
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 11
Greyheaded Gull 2
Hartlaubs Gull 188
Caspian Tern 15
Common Tern 12
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon
Redeyed Dove
Cape Turtle Dove P
Laughing Dove P
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo 

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