Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve.

12 September 2013 Bird Count.


photograph by Greg Morgan.

Diedricks Cuckoo.

Weather: clear, sunny, warm and windy.

 

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 Little Grebe - Streptopelia capicola Cape Turtle Dove -
Pelecanus onocrotalus White Pelican - Streptopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove -
Phalacrocorax lucidus Whitebreasted Cormorant 21 Chrysococcyx klaas Klaas's Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant 1 Chrysococcyx caprius Diederik Cuckoo -
Phalacrocorax africanus Reed Cormorant 16 Centropus burchellii Burchell's Coucal -
Anhinga rufa Darter 25 Apus barbatus Black Swift -
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 1 Apus caffer Whiterumped Swift -
Ardea melanocephala Blackheaded Heron - Apus affinis Little Swift -
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 1 Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift -
Nycticorax nycticorax Blackcrowned Night Heron - Colius colius Whitebacked Mousebird p
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 1 Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher 2
Egretta intermedia Yellowbilled Egret - Megaceryle maximus Giant Kingfisher -
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 2 Alcedo cristata Malachite Kingfisher -
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern - 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 12 Hirundo albigularis Whitethroated Swallow -
Platalea alba African Spoonbill - Hirundo cucullata Greater Striped Swallow -
Phoenicopterus minor Lesser Flamingo 15 Hirundo dimidiata Pearlbreasted Swallow -
Thalassornis leuconotus Whitebacked Duck - Psalidoprocne holomelaena Black Sawwing -
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Duck - Hirundo fuligula Rock Martin -
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose 25 Riparia paludicola Brownthroated Martin p
Anas undulata Yellowbilled Duck 7 Corvus albus Pied Crow 8
Anas erythrorhyncha Redbilled Teal 5 Corvus albicollis Whitenecked Raven -
Anas capensis Cape Teal - Pycnonotus capensis Cape Bulbul p
Anas smithii Cape Shoveller 6 Cossypha caffra Cape Robin -
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard - Cercotrichas coryphoeus Karoo Robin -
Plectropterus gambensis Spurwinged Goose 2 Acrocephalus gracilirostris Lesser Swamp Warbler -
Elanus caeruleus Black Shouldered Kite 1 Bradypterus baboecala Little Rush Warbler p
Milvus migrans Yellowbilled Kite - Sphenoeacus afer Grassbird -
Haliaeetus vocifer African Fish Eagle - Cisticola tinniens Levaillant's Cisticola p
Buteo vulpinus Steppe Buzzard - Prinia maculosa Karoo Prinia p
Accipiter rufiventris Redbreasted Sparrowhawk - Motacilla capensis Cape Wagtail -
Accipiter melanoleucus Black Sparrowhawk - Anthus cinnamomeus Grassveld Pipit -
Accipiter tachiro African Goshawk - Macronyx capensis Orangethroated Longclaw -
Circus ranivorus African Marsh Harrier 1 Lanius collaris Common Fiscal p
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon - Laniarius ferrugineus Southern Boubou p
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon - Telophorus zeylonus Bokmakierie -
Falco rupicolus Rock Kestrel 1 Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling p
Pternistis capensis Cape Spurfowl 9 Onychognathus morio Redwing Starling p
Numida meleagris Helmeted Guineafowl - Nectarinia famosa Malachite Sunbird -
Porphyrio madagascariensis Arican Purple Swamphen - Cinnyris chalybeus Southern Double collared Sunbird p
Gallinula chloropus Moorhen 2 Zosterops virens Cape White Eye p
Fulica cristata Redknobbed Coot 33 Passer domesticus House Sparrow -
Charadrius tricollaris Threebanded Plover - Passer melanurus Cape Sparrow p
Vanellus armatus Blacksmith Lapwing 4 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver p
Vanellus coronatus Crowned Plover - Ploceus velatus Southern Masked Weaver p
Actitis hypoleucos Common  Sandpiper - Euplectes orix Red Bishop -
Tringa nebularia Greenshank 1 Euplectes capensis Yellow Bishop p
Himantopus himantopus Blackwinged Stilt 2 Estrilda astrild Common Waxbill p
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 17 Vidua macroura Pintailed Whydah -
Burhinus capensis Spotted Thickknee - Serinus canicollis Cape Canary -
Burhinus vermiculatus Water Thickknee - Crithagra sulphuratus Bully Canary -
Larus dominicanus Kelp Gull 8 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard / Dutch Quacker -
Larus cirrocephalus Greyheaded Gull - - Mallard hybrid -
Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubs Gull 22 Bubo capensis Klaas's Cuckoo -
Sterna caspia Caspian Tern 1 Polyboroides typus Lesser Honey Guide -
Sterna hirundo Common Tern - Amarurornis flavirostris Black Crake -
Columba livia Feral Pigeon (Rock Dove) p Urocolius indicus Red faced Mousebird -
Columba arquatrix Rameron Pigeon - - Greater Flamingo -
Columba guinea Rock Pigeon (Speckled Pigeon) - -

Total

49

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