Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

June 2009 Bird Count 


photograph by Greg Morgan

Burchell's Coucal

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

20

Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove 1
Tachybaptus ruficollis Dabchick 30 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove 1
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican 6 Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove 1
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 11 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo 1
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 49 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal 1
Anhinga rufa Darter 45 Apus barbatus Black Swift 1
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 3 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 4 Apus affinis Little Swift
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 1 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 1
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 7 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 12
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher 1
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 1
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern 1 Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 10 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis Hirundo rustica European Swallow
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 22 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 20 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 Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 64 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 6 Corvus albus Pied Crow 4
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven
Anas capensis Cape Teal 16 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 4
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 22 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 2
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose 25 Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 1
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite 1 Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 1
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 5 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola 1
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 3
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 1
Circus ranivorus African Marsh Harrier 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 Sturnus vulgaris European Starling 2
Pternistis capensis Cape Francolin 49 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird
Porphyrio madagascariensis Purple Gallinule 2 Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 3
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 27 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 2
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 482 Passer domesticus House Sparrow
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 5 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 1
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Plover 21 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 25 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 1
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah
Burhinus capensis Spotted Dikkop 1 Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 1
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Dikkop Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 11 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 7
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull Pavo cristatus Fiscal Flycatcher 1
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 98 Bubo capensis Rameron Pigeon 1
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern Polyboroides typus Gymnogene
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 6 Amarurornis flavirostris Black Crake
Columba livia Feral Pigeon 2
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon

Total

65

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