Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

June 2011 Bird Count 


photograph by Greg Morgan

African Purple Swamphen.

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

10

Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove 1
Tachybaptus ruficollis Dabchick 22 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove 2
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican - 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 140 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal -
Anhinga rufa Darter 61 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 4 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift -
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 2 Apus affinis Little Swift 1
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 2 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift 1
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron 1 Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 1
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 23 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 20
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret 1 Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher 2
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret - Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 2
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern 3 Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet -
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 1 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark -
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis - Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow -
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 33 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow -
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 5 Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow -
Phoenicopterus ruber Greater Flamingo - Hirundo dimidiata Pearlbreasted Swallow -
Dendrocygna viduata Whitefaced Duck 2 Psalidoprocne holomelaena Black Sawwing -
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Duck - Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin -
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 91 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin -
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 74 Corvus albus Pied Crow 18
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal - Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven -
Anas capensis Cape Teal 41 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 5
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 22 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 3
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin 1
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose 36 Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler -
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite 1 Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 3
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite - Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird -
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 3 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola -
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard - Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 4
Accipiter rufiventris Redbreasted Sparrowhawk 1 Motacilla capensis Cape Wagtail 3
Accipiter melanoleucus Black Sparrowhawk - Anthus cinnamomeus Grassveld Pipit -
Accipiter tachiro African Goshawk - Macronyx capensis Orangethroated Longclaw -
Circus ranivorus African Marsh Harrier 2 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 Spurfowl 22 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling -
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl 8 Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Arican Purple Swamphen - Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 5
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 86 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 3
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 776 Passer domesticus House Sparrow -
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 4 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 4
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Lapwing 38 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver 1
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 38 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 5
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 2 Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah 1
Burhinus capensis Spotted Thickknee 6 Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 4
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Thickknee - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary -
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 13 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 26
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull - Pavo cristatus Wiskered Tern -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 165 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern 2 Polyboroides typus Gymnogene -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 10 Amarurornis flavirostris White backed Duck -
Columba livia Feral Pigeon (Rock Pigeon) - Urocolius indicus Redfaced Mousebird -
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon - Sigelus silens Fiscal Flycatcher -
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon (Speckled Pigeon) 2 -

Total

66

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