Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

February 2010 Bird Count 


photograph by Greg Morgan

African Hoopoe

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

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Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove -
Tachybaptus ruficollis Dabchick 12 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove -
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican 1 Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove -
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 6 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant - Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 55 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal -
Anhinga rufa Darter 71 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 18 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift -
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 3 Apus affinis Little Swift -
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 2 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift -
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron - Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 3
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 15 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 8
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret - Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher -
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret - Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 6
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern - Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet -
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 5 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark -
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis - Hirundo rustica European Swallow 4
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 3 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow 4
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 9 Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow -
Phoenicopterus ruber Greater Flamingo - Hirundo dimidiata Pearlbreasted Swallow -
Dendrocygna viduata Whitefaced Duck - Psalidoprocne holomelaena Black Sawwing -
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Duck 4 Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin -
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 30 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin -
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 20 Corvus albus Pied Crow 1
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal - Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven -
Anas capensis Cape Teal 14 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 4
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 26 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 3
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin -
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose 1 Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 1
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite - Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler -
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite - Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird 1
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 2 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola 1
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard - Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 4
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 3 Lanius collaris Fiscal Shrike 3
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon - Laniarius ferrugineus Southern Boubou 1
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon - Telophorus zeylonus Bokmakierie 1
Falco rupicolus Rock Kestrel - Sturnus vulgaris European Starling 3
Pternistis capensis Cape Francolin 14 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling 1
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl 18 Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Purple Gallinule 2 Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 2
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 44 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 3
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 1221 Passer domesticus House Sparrow -
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 3 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 1
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Plover 15 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver -
Vanellus coronatus Crowned Plover - Ploceus velatus Southern Masked Weaver -
Actitis hypoleucos Common  Sandpiper - Euplectes orix Red Bishop -
Tringa nebularia Greenshank - Euplectes capensis Yellowrumped Widow -
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 158 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 3
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 53 Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah -
Burhinus capensis Spotted Dikkop - Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 2
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Dikkop - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary -
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 13 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 33
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull - Pavo cristatus Common Peacock -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 31 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern 5 Polyboroides typus Gymnogene -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 5 Amarurornis flavirostris Black Crake -
Columba livia Feral Pigeon 1 Urocolius indicus Redfaced Mousebird 1
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon - Sigelus silens Fiscal Flycatcher -
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon 1 -

Total

60

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