Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

May 2010 Bird Count 


photograph by Cathy Hannay

Malachite 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 26 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove 2
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican 4 Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove 2
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 11 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant - Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 48 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal -
Anhinga rufa Darter 34 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 5 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift -
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 4 Apus affinis Little Swift -
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 2 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift -
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron 11 Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 1
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 34 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 16
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret - Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher 3
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 4 Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 4
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern - Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet -
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 45 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark -
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis - Hirundo rustica European Swallow -
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 8 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow -
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 9 Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow 1
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 55 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin 1
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 63 Corvus albus Pied Crow 3
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal - Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven -
Anas capensis Cape Teal 22 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 3
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 22 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 2
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin -
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose 21 Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 3
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite 1 Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 2
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite - Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird 1
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle - Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola 3
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard - Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 4
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 -
Circus ranivorus African Marsh Harrier - Lanius collaris Fiscal Shrike 3
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon - Laniarius ferrugineus Southern Boubou 1
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon - Telophorus zeylonus Bokmakierie 3
Falco rupicolus Rock Kestrel - Sturnus vulgaris European Starling 3
Pternistis capensis Cape Francolin 41 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling 2
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl 7 Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Purple Gallinule - Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 3
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 42 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 3
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 1342 Passer domesticus House Sparrow 1
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 2 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 3
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Plover 24 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver 2
Vanellus coronatus Crowned Plover - Ploceus velatus Southern Masked Weaver 3
Actitis hypoleucos Common  Sandpiper - Euplectes orix Red Bishop -
Tringa nebularia Greenshank - Euplectes capensis Yellowrumped Widow -
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 10 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 2
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet - Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah -
Burhinus capensis Spotted Dikkop - Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 3
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Dikkop - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary -
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 15 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 21
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull - Pavo cristatus Common Peacock -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 115 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern 1 Polyboroides typus Gymnogene -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 2 Amarurornis flavirostris Black Crake -
Columba livia Feral Pigeon 1 Urocolius indicus Redfaced Mousebird -
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon - Sigelus silens Fiscal Flycatcher -
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon - -

Total

63

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