Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

February 2011 Bird Count 


photograph by Graham Pringle

Steppe Buzzard.

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

3

Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove -
Tachybaptus ruficollis Dabchick - Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove 1
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican - Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove 1
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 11 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant - Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 33 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal -
Anhinga rufa Darter 41 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 6 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift -
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 3 Apus affinis Little Swift 2
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 1 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift 2
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron 1 Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird -
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 10 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 10
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret 1 Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher -
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 1 Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 1
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern - Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet -
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 2 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark -
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis - Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow -
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 3 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow 3
Platalea alba African Spoonbill - Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow 1
Phoenicopterus ruber Greater Flamingo - Hirundo dimidiata Pearlbreasted Swallow -
Dendrocygna viduata Whitefaced Duck - Psalidoprocne holomelaena Black Sawwing -
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Duck - Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin 2
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 7 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin -
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 48 Corvus albus Pied Crow 2
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal - Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven -
Anas capensis Cape Teal 6 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 4
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 3 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 4
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin -
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose - Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 1
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite 2 Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 2
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite - Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird -
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 5 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola -
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard 1 Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 4
Accipiter rufiventris Redbreasted Sparrowhawk - Motacilla capensis Cape Wagtail 1
Accipiter melanoleucus Black Sparrowhawk - Anthus cinnamomeus Grassveld Pipit -
Accipiter tachiro African Goshawk - Macronyx capensis Orangethroated Longclaw -
Circus ranivorus African Marsh Harrier 2 Lanius collaris Fiscal Shrike 4
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon - Laniarius ferrugineus Southern Boubou -
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon - Telophorus zeylonus Bokmakierie 2
Falco rupicolus Rock Kestrel - Sturnus vulgaris European Starling 1
Pternistis capensis Cape Spurfowl 29 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling 1
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl 9 Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Arican Purple Swamphen - Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 3
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 13 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 1
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 2112 Passer domesticus House Sparrow -
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 1 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 2
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Lapwing 41 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver 1
Vanellus coronatus Crowned Plover - Ploceus velatus Southern Masked Weaver 2
Actitis hypoleucos Common  Sandpiper - Euplectes orix Red Bishop -
Tringa stagnatilis Marsh Sandpiper 2 - - -
Tringa nebularia Greenshank 7 Euplectes capensis Yellowrumped Widow -
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 23 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 3
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 155 Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah 1
Burhinus capensis Spotted Thickknee - Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 1
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Thickknee - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary 1
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 7 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 2
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull - Pavo cristatus Wiskered Tern -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 38 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern - Polyboroides typus Gymnogene -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 5 Amarurornis flavirostris White backed Duck -
Columba livia Feral Pigeon (Rock Pigeon) 3 Urocolius indicus Redfaced Mousebird 1
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon - Sigelus silens Fiscal Flycatcher -
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon (Speckled Pigeon) 2 -

Total

67

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