Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

January 2010 Bird Count 


photograph by Greg Morgan

Rock Kestrel

 

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 2 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove 3
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican 5 Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove 1
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 3 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant - Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 42 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal -
Anhinga rufa Darter 69 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 4 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift 1
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 7 Apus affinis Little Swift -
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 2 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift -
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron - Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 4
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 15 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 9
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret - Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher 2
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 2 Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 2
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern 1 Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet -
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 9 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark -
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis - Hirundo rustica European Swallow 2
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 4 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow 4
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 18 Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow 2
Phoenicopterus ruber Greater Flamingo - Hirundo dimidiata Pearlbreasted Swallow 2
Dendrocygna viduata Whitefaced Duck - Psalidoprocne holomelaena Black Sawwing -
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Duck - Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin 2
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 20 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin -
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 4 Corvus albus Pied Crow 1
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal - Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven -
Anas capensis Cape Teal 2 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 3
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 4 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 3
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin 1
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose 6 Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 1
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite - Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 1
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite - Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird -
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 4 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola 2
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard 2 Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 3
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 1 Lanius collaris Fiscal Shrike 2
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon - Laniarius ferrugineus Southern Boubou -
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon - Telophorus zeylonus Bokmakierie 2
Falco rupicolus Rock Kestrel 1 Sturnus vulgaris European Starling 4
Pternistis capensis Cape Francolin 3 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling 4
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl 27 Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Purple Gallinule 3 Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 1
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 32 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 3
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 321 Passer domesticus House Sparrow -
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 1 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 1
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Plover 4 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver 2
Vanellus coronatus Crowned Plover - Ploceus velatus Southern Masked Weaver 1
Actitis hypoleucos Common  Sandpiper - Euplectes orix Red Bishop -
Tringa nebularia Greenshank - Euplectes capensis Yellowrumped Widow -
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 95 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 3
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 50 Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah -
Burhinus capensis Spotted Dikkop - Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 2
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Dikkop - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary 1
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 11 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 5
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull - Pavo cristatus Common Peacock -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 139 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern 11 Polyboroides typus Gymnogene -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 11 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 2 -

Total

72

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