Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

January 2012 Bird Count.


photograph by Greg Morgan.

Gaint Kingfisher.

 

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 1 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove 1
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican - Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove -
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 1 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant - Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 15 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal -
Anhinga rufa Darter 30 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 1 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift -
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 2 Apus affinis Little Swift -
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 1 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift 1
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron - Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird -
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 3 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 6
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret 1 Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher -
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret - Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 2
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 1 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow 2
Platalea alba African Spoonbill - Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow 1
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 -
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 27 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin -
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 22 Corvus albus Pied Crow -
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal - Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven -
Anas capensis Cape Teal 10 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 3
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 7 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin -
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin -
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose - Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler -
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite 1 Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 2
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite - Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird -
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 1 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola -
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard 2 Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 2
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 - Lanius collaris Fiscal Shrike 2
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 Spurfowl 5 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling 1
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl 7 Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Arican Purple Swamphen - Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 3
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 7 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye -
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 104 Passer domesticus House Sparrow -
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 1 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow -
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Lapwing 5 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 3 Euplectes capensis Yellowrumped Widow -
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 3 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 2
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet - Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah 1
Burhinus capensis Spotted Thickknee - Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 1
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Thickknee - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary -
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 13 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 1
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull 3 Pavo cristatus Wiskered Tern -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 23 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern 2 Polyboroides typus Gymnogene -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 5 Amarurornis flavirostris White backed Duck -
Columba livia Feral Pigeon (Rock Pigeon) 1 Urocolius indicus Redfaced Mousebird -
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon - Sigelus silens Fiscal Flycatcher -
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon (Speckled Pigeon) 1 -

Total

57

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