Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

September 2010 Bird Count 

Cape Robin-Chat, chick.

 

Scientific
 name

Common Name Totals

Scientific name

Common Name Totals
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe

1

Streptopelia semitorquata Redeyed Dove 1
Tachybaptus ruficollis Dabchick 11 Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove 3
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican 8 Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove 1
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 19 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant - Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 85 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal 1
Anhinga rufa Darter 59 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 3 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift -
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron 7 Apus affinis Little Swift -
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 1 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift -
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron 1 Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird 1
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 10 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 6
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret - Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher 2
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 2 Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher 4
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern 3 Tricholaema leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet -
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis 9 Calandrella cinerea Redcapped Lark -
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis 14 Hirundo rustica European Swallow 1
Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda Ibis 14 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow 3
Platalea alba African Spoonbill 2 Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow -
Phoenicopterus ruber Greater Flamingo 18 Hirundo dimidiata Pearlbreasted Swallow -
Dendrocygna viduata Whitefaced Duck 1 Psalidoprocne holomelaena Black Sawwing -
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Duck - Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin -
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 165 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin -
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 75 Corvus albus Pied Crow 2
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal 4 Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven -
Anas capensis Cape Teal 69 Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul 5
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 35 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin 4
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin 1
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose 24 Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler 4
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite 6 Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler 2
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite - Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird -
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle 6 Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola 2
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard 1 Prinia maculosa Spotted Prinia 3
Accipiter rufiventris Redbreasted Sparrowhawk - Motacilla capensis Cape Wagtail 1
Accipiter melanoleucus Black Sparrowhawk 2 Anthus cinnamomeus Grassveld Pipit -
Accipiter tachiro African Goshawk 2 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 4
Falco rupicolus Rock Kestrel - Sturnus vulgaris European Starling 2
Pternistis capensis Cape Francolin 28 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling 1
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl 5 Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Purple Gallinule - Cinnyris chalybeus Lesser Double collared Sunbird 4
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 19 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye 1
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 92 Passer domesticus House Sparrow -
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover 19 Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow 4
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Lapwing 37 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver 5
Vanellus coronatus Crowned Plover - Ploceus velatus Southern Masked Weaver 2
Actitis hypoleucos Common  Sandpiper - Euplectes orix Red Bishop -
Tringa nebularia Greenshank - Euplectes capensis Yellowrumped Widow 4
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 32 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill 2
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 297 Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah -
Burhinus capensis Spotted Thickknee 3 Serinus canicollis Cape Canary 3
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Dikkop - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary -
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 30 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker 18
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull - Pavo cristatus Common Peacock -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 107 Bubo capensis Spotted Eagle Owl -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern 7 Polyboroides typus Gymnogene -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern - Amarurornis flavirostris White backed Duck -
Columba livia Feral Pigeon (Rock Pigeon) 1 Urocolius indicus Redfaced Mousebird 2
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon - Sigelus silens Fiscal Flycatcher -
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon (Speckled Pigeon) 3 -

Total

78

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