Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

February 2009 Bird Count 


photograph by Mathew Orolowitz

Spotted Thickknee

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove
Tachybaptus ruficollis Dabchick 1 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove 3
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove 2
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 7 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 50 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal
Anhinga rufa Darter 62 Apus barbatus Black Swift
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 10 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift 1
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 4 Apus affinis Little Swift 2
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 8 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift 2
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 1
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 15 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 9
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 2 Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 2
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern 3 Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 12 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis 11 Hirundo rustica European Swallow 4
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 1 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow 1
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 3 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
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 12 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 1 Corvus albus Pied Crow 2
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven
Anas capensis Cape Teal 9 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 4
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 3
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 4
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 4
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 5 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola 2
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard 1 Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 2
Accipiter rufiventris Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Motacilla capensis Cape Wagtail
Accipiter melanoleucus Black Sparrowhawk 1 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 3
Pternistis capensis Cape Francolin 21 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling 2
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl 62 Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird 1
Porphyrio madagascariensis Purple Gallinule 2 Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 3
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 17 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 3
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 1280 Passer domesticus House Sparrow
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 2 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 2
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Plover 130 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver 3
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 157 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 4
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 100 Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah
Burhinus capensis Spotted Dikkop Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 1
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Dikkop Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 8 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 13
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull Pavo cristatus Common Peacock 3
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 116 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern 3 Polyboroides typus Gymnogene
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 2 Amarurornis flavirostris Black Crake
Columba livia Feral Pigeon 1
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon 2

Total

67

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