Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

June 2010 Bird Count 


photograph by Otto Schmidt

Swift Tern

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

3

Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove -
Tachybaptus ruficollis Dabchick 35 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove 2
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican 1 Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove 2
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 25 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant - Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 74 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal -
Anhinga rufa Darter 42 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 4 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift -
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 1 Apus affinis Little Swift -
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 1 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift -
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron 1 Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 3
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 12 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 20
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret - Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher 1
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 4 Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 3
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern - Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet -
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 51 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark -
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis 1 Hirundo rustica European Swallow -
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 24 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow -
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 9 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 102 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin -
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 11 Corvus albus Pied Crow 1
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal 1 Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven -
Anas capensis Cape Teal 29 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 4
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 19 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 1
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin -
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose 32 Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 2
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite 1 Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 1
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite - Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird -
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 2 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola 2
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard - Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 4
Accipiter rufiventris Redbreasted Sparrowhawk - Motacilla capensis Cape Wagtail 3
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 3
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon - Laniarius ferrugineus Southern Boubou -
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon - Telophorus zeylonus Bokmakierie 4
Falco rupicolus Rock Kestrel - Sturnus vulgaris European Starling 4
Pternistis capensis Cape Francolin 40 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling 1
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl 7 Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Purple Gallinule 17 Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 3
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 39 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 2
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 1262 Passer domesticus House Sparrow -
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 2 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 4
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Plover 17 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 20 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 4
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 3 Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah -
Burhinus capensis Spotted Dikkop 7 Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 3
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Dikkop - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary -
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 22 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 18
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull - Pavo cristatus Common Peacock -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 137 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern - Polyboroides typus Gymnogene -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern - Amarurornis flavirostris Black Crake -
Columba livia Feral Pigeon 2 Urocolius indicus Redfaced Mousebird -
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon - Sigelus silens Fiscal Flycatcher -
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon 1 -

Total

66

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