Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

November 2009 Bird Count 


photograph by Cassy Sheasby

Rock Kestrel

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

3

Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove 1
Tachybaptus ruficollis Dabchick 5 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove 2
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican 1 Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove 1
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 9 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 10 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal 1
Anhinga rufa Darter 66 Apus barbatus Black Swift
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 3 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift 2
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 6 Apus affinis Little Swift
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 2 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift 1
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 4
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 6 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 12
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 1
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 5 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis 14 Hirundo rustica European Swallow
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 8 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow 4
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 5 Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow 4
Phoenicopterus ruber Greater Flamingo Hirundo dimidiata Pearlbreasted Swallow
Dendrocygna viduata Whitefaced Duck Psalidoprocne holomelaena Black Sawwing
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Duck Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin 1
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 140 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 61 Corvus albus Pied Crow
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven
Anas capensis Cape Teal 14 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 4
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 19 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 3
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 2
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 1
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 6 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola 1
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 4
Accipiter rufiventris Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Motacilla capensis Cape Wagtail 2
Accipiter melanoleucus Black Sparrowhawk Anthus cinnamomeus Grassveld Pipit
Accipiter tachiro African Goshawk Macronyx capensis Orangethroated Longclaw
Circus ranivorus African Marsh Harrier 3 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 4
Pternistis capensis Cape Francolin 40 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling 1
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl 4 Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird
Porphyrio madagascariensis Purple Gallinule 1 Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 3
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 8 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 4
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 69 Passer domesticus House Sparrow
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 4 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 1
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Plover 32 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 6 Euplectes capensis Yellowrumped Widow 3
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 58 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 5
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 2 Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah
Burhinus capensis Spotted Dikkop Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 3
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Dikkop Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary 1
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 10 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 24
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull Pavo cristatus Common Peacock
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 182 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern 11 Polyboroides typus Gymnogene
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 12 Amarurornis flavirostris Black Crake
Columba livia Feral Pigeon 4 Urocolius indicus Redfaced Mousebird
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon Sigelus silens Fiscal Flycatcher
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon 7

Total

70

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