Birds of Botswana

Birding in Botswana

Botswana is a country blessed with a wide range of eco-systems – from semi-desert to wetlands – allowing for a range of bird species to inhabit the country. Although not the most diverse species-wise in Africa, and having no endemics, Botswana with more than 570 species nevertheless has an incredible bird heritage.

The best time to view birds in Botswana is during the wet season when all the migrants have arrived to spend the summer. It was believed that the rainy season is not the best time to spend on safari in Botswana. 

This belief stems from days gone by when hunting safaris were dominant in Botswana and few photographic tourists visited the country. The dry winter months were proclaimed as the hunting season and this idea stuck.

The Birds

During the summer months the vegetation is green, animals are giving birth and Botswana’s birds are in full voice and plumage. Migrants have swelled the species list making the summer the ideal time to visit.

Botswana is renowned for its concentrations of birds in specific places and times of the season. In the arid areas of the Kalahari huge numbers of birds flock to the limited water supplies, and in the wetlands of the Okavango Delta in Botswana birds concentrate at breeding colonies, drying pools on the floodplains and when the new flood is moving in.

The Full List of Birds in Botswana

STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae 
Common OstrichStruthio camelus
  
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae 
White-faced Whistling DuckDendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
South African ShelduckTadorna cana
Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Hottentot TealSpatula hottentota
Cape ShovelerSpatula smithii
African Black DuckAnas sparsa
Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
Cape TealAnas capensis
Red-billed TealAnas erythrorhyncha
Northern PintailAnas acuta
White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
Spur-winged GoosePlectropterus gambensis
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
African Pygmy GooseNettapus auritus
  
GALLIFORMES: Numididae 
Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Crested GuineafowlGuttera pucherani
  
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae 
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei
Blue QuailSynoicus adansonii
Red-billed FrancolinPternistis adspersus
Natal FrancolinPternistis natalensis
Swainson’s FrancolinPternistis swainsonii
Crested FrancolinDendroperdix sephaena
Coqui FrancolinPeliperdix coqui
Orange River FrancolinScleroptila gutturalis
  
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae 
Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minor
  
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae 
Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis
  
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae 
Rock DoveColumba livia
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turtur
Mourning Collared DoveStreptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
African Green PigeonTreron calvus
Emerald-spotted Wood DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Namaqua DoveOena capensis
  
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae 
Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaqua
Yellow-throated SandgrousePterocles gutturalis
Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctus
Burchell’s SandgrousePterocles burchelli
  
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae 
European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigena
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis
Swamp NightjarCaprimulgus natalensis
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
Mozambique NightjarCaprimulgus fossii
Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillarius
  
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae 
Böhm’s Spinetailed SwiftNeafrapus boehmi
African Palm SwiftCypsiurus parvus
Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
Horus SwiftApus horus
Little SwiftApus affinis
Bradfield’s SwiftApus bradfieldi
African SwiftApus barbatus
Common SwiftApus apus
  
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae 
Senegal CoucalCentropus senegalensis
Coppery-tailed CoucalCentropus cupreicaudus
White-browed CoucalCentropus superciliosus
African Black CoucalCentropus grillii
Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinus
Levaillant’s CuckooClamator levaillantii
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Thick-billed CuckooPachycoccyx audeberti
Klaas’s CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Diederick CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
African CuckooCuculus gularis
  
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae 
African RailRallus caerulescens
African CrakeCrex egregia
CorncrakeCrex crex
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Black CrakeZapornia flavirostra
Baillon’s CrakeZapornia pusilla
Striped CrakeAmaurornis marginalis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Allen’s GallinulePorphyrio alleni
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
  
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae 
Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans
Red-chested FlufftailSarothrura rufa
  
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae 
African FinfootPodica senegalensis
  
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae 
Grey Crowned CraneBalearica regulorum
Wattled CraneGrus carunculata
  
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae 
Black-bellied BustardLissotis melanogaster
Kori BustardArdeotis kori
Ludwig’s BustardArdeotis ludwigii
Denham’s BustardArdeotis denhami
Red-crested BustardLophotis ruficrista
White-bellied BustardEupodotis senegalensis
White-quilled BustardAfrotis afraoides
  
MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae 
Grey Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolor
Purple-crested TuracoGallirex porphyreolophus
Schalow’s TuracoTauraco schalowi
Ross’s TuracoTauraco rossae
  
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae 
MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis
African OpenbillAnastomus lamelligerus
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Abdim’s StorkCiconia abdimii
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus
European White StorkCiconia ciconia
Saddle-bill StorkEphippiorhynchus senegalensis
  
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae 
Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens
  
PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae 
HamerkopScopus umbretta
  
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae 
Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmii
White-backed Night HeronGorsachius leuconotus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striata
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Rufous-bellied HeronArdeola rufiventris
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
Goliath HeronArdea goliath
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca
Slaty EgretEgretta vinaceigula
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
  
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae 
African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
African SpoonbillPlatalea alba
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
  
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae 
Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
  
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae 
African DarterAnhinga rufa
  
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae 
Water Thick-kneeBurhinus vermiculatus
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis
  
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae 
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
  
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae 
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Kittlitz’s PloverCharadrius pecuarius
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatus
Chestnut-banded PloverCharadrius pallidus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticus
Long-toed LapwingVanellus crassirostris
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
White-headed LapwingVanellus albiceps
Senegal LapwingVanellus lugubris
Crowned LapwingVanellus coronatus
African Wattled LapwingVanellus senegallus
  
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae 
Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis
  
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae 
African JacanaActophilornis africanus
Lesser JacanaMicroparra capensis
  
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae 
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck’s StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
African SnipeGallinago nigripennis
Great SnipeGallinago media
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
  
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae 
Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
  
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae 
Double-banded CourserRhinoptilus africanus
Heuglin’s CourserRhinoptilus cinctus
Bronze-winged CourserRhinoptilus chalcopterus
Burchell’s CourserCursorius rufus
Temminck’s CourserCursorius temminckii
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni
Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis
  
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae 
Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudus
  
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae 
African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black TernChlidonias niger
  
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae 
Secretary-birdSagittarius serpentarius
  
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae 
OspreyPandion haliaetus
  
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae 
Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
African Cuckoo HawkAviceda cuculoides
African Harrier HawkPolyboroides typus
Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
Black-chested Snake EagleCircaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake EagleCircaetus cinereus
Western Banded Snake EagleCircaetus cinerascens
White-headed VultureTrigonoceps occipitalis
Hooded VultureNecrosyrtes monachus
White-backed VultureGyps africanus
Cape VultureGyps coprotheres
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotos
Bat HawkMacheiramphus alcinus
Crowned EagleStephanoaetus coronatus
Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosus
Long-crested EagleLophaetus occipitalis
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Verreaux’s EagleAquila verreauxii
African Hawk EagleAquila spilogaster
Wahlberg’s EagleHieraaetus wahlbergi
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Ayres’s EagleHieraaetus ayresii
Lizard BuzzardKaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting GoshawkMelierax metabates
Pale Chanting GoshawkMelierax canorus
Gabar GoshawkMicronisus gabar
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
African Marsh HarrierCircus ranivorus
Black HarrierCircus maurus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu’s HarrierCircus pygargus
African GoshawkAccipiter tachiro
ShikraAccipiter badius
Little SparrowhawkAccipiter minullus
Ovambo SparrowhawkAccipiter ovampensis
Black SparrowhawkAccipiter melanoleucus
African Fish EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Red-necked BuzzardButeo auguralis
Augur BuzzardButeo augur
Jackal BuzzardButeo rufofuscus
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus
  
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae 
African Grass OwlTyto capensis
Common Barn OwlTyto alba
  
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae 
Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
African Barred OwletGlaucidium capense
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
African Scops OwlOtus senegalensis
Southern White-faced OwlPtilopsis granti
Marsh OwlAsio capensis
African Wood OwlStrix woodfordii
Spotted Eagle OwlBubo africanus
Verreaux’s Eagle OwlBubo lacteus
Pel’s Fishing OwlScotopelia peli
  
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae 
Speckled MousebirdColius striatus
White-backed MousebirdColius colius
Red-faced MousebirdUrocolius indicus
  
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae 
Narina’s TrogonApaloderma narina
  
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae 
Southern Ground HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri
Crowned HornbillTockus alboterminatus
Bradfield’s HornbillTockus bradfieldi
African Grey HornbillTockus nasutus
Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
Southern Yellow-billed HornbillTockus leucomelas
Trumpeter HornbillBycanistes bucinator
  
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae 
Common HoopoeUpupa epops
  
BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae 
Green Wood-hoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas
  
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae 
Green-backed HoneybirdProdotiscus zambesiae
Wahlberg’s HoneybirdProdotiscus regulus
Lesser HoneyguideIndicator minor
Greater HoneyguideIndicator indicator
  
PICIFORMES: Picidae 
Bennett’s WoodpeckerCampethera bennettii
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni
Cardinal WoodpeckerDendropicos fuscescens
Bearded WoodpeckerChloropicus namaquus
Olive WoodpeckerMesopicos griseocephalus
  
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae 
Crested BarbetTrachyphonus vaillantii
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Acacia Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas
Black-collared BarbetLybius torquatus
  
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae 
White-fronted Bee-eaterMerops bullockoides
Southern Carmine Bee-eaterMerops nubicoides
Olive Bee-eaterMerops superciliosus
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaterMerops hirundineus
Little Bee-eaterMerops pusillus
  
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae 
Rufous-crowned RollerCoracias naevius
Racquet-tailed RollerCoracias spatulatus
Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatus
European RollerCoracias garrulus
Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus
  
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae 
African Pygmy KingfisherIspidina picta
African Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
Half-collared KingfisherAlcedo semitorquata
Giant KingfisherMegaceryle maxima
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis
Grey-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala
Brown-hooded KingfisherHalcyon albiventris
Striped KingfisherHalcyon chelicuti
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis
  
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae 
African Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatus
Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloides
Dickinson’s KestrelFalco dickinsoni
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Sooty FalconFalco concolor
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
African HobbyFalco cuvierii
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
  
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae 
Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus robustus
Brown ParrotPoicephalus meyeri
  
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae 
Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollis
  
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae 
African BroadbillSmithornis capensis
  
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae 
White-breasted CuckooshrikeCeblepyris pectoralis
Black CuckooshrikeCampephaga flava
  
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae 
Eastern Black-headed OrioleOriolus larvatus
Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus
African Golden OrioleOriolus auratus
  
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae 
Cape BatisBatis capensis
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pririt BatisBatis pririt
  
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae 
White-crested Helmet-shrikePrionops plumatus
Retz’s Helmet-shrikePrionops retzii
  
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae 
Grey-headed Bush-shrikeMalaconotus blanchoti
Black-backed PuffbackDryoscopus cubla
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus
BrubruNilaus afer
Orange-breasted Bush-shrikeChlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Tropical BoubouLaniarius aethiopicus
Southern BoubouLaniarius ferrugineus
Swamp BoubouLaniarius bicolor
Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus
BokmakierieTelophorus zeylonus
  
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae 
Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis
  
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae 
Magpie ShrikeUrolestes melanoleucus
White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimens
Souza’s ShrikeLanius souzae
Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Southern FiscalLanius collaris
  
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae 
Cape CrowCorvus capensis
White-necked RavenCorvus albicollis
Pied CrowCorvus albus
  
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae 
African Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone viridis
  
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae 
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Amethyst SunbirdChalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested SunbirdChalcomitra senegalensis
Mariqua SunbirdCinnyris mariquensis
Purple-banded SunbirdCinnyris bifasciatus
White-bellied SunbirdCinnyris talatala
Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscus
Copper SunbirdCinnyris cupreus
  
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae 
Red-billed Buffalo WeaverBubalornis niger
White-browed Sparrow WeaverPlocepasser mahali
Scaly-fronted WeaverSporopipes squamifrons
Sociable WeaverPhiletairus socius
Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythrops
Red-billed QueleaQuelea quelea
Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes afer
Red-collared WidowbirdEuplectes ardens
Southern Red BishopEuplectes orix
Fan-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes axillaris
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus
Long-tailed WidowbirdEuplectes progne
Spectacled WeaverPloceus ocularis
Holub’s WeaverPloceus xanthops
Southern Brown-throated WeaverPloceus xanthopterus
Lesser Masked WeaverPloceus intermedius
Southern Masked WeaverPloceus velatus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Chestnut WeaverPloceus rubiginosus
Red-headed WeaverAnaplectes rubriceps
  
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae 
Brown FirefinchLagonosticta nitidula
Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
Jameson’s FirefinchLagonosticta rhodopareia
Orange-winged PytiliaPytilia afra
Green-winged PytiliaPytilia melba
Peters’s TwinspotHypargos niveoguttatus
Violet-eared WaxbillGranatina granatina
Blue-breasted Cordon-bleuUraeginthus angolensis
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Black-faced WaxbillEstrilda erythronotos
Red-headed FinchAmadina erythrocephala
Cut-throat FinchAmadina fasciata
African QuailfinchOrtygospiza fuscocrissa
Zebra WaxbillAmandava subflava
Locust FinchPaludipasser locustella
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullata
Magpie MannikinSpermestes fringilloides
  
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae 
Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura
Eastern Paradise WhydahVidua paradisaea
Broad-tailed Paradise WhydahVidua obtusa
Shaft-tailed WhydahVidua regia
Village IndigobirdVidua chalybeata
Purple IndigobirdVidua purpurascens
Parasitic WeaverAnomalospiza imberbis
  
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae 
House SparrowPasser domesticus
Rufous SparrowPasser motitensis
Cape SparrowPasser melanurus
Northern Grey-headed SparrowPasser griseus
Southern Grey-headed SparrowPasser diffusus
Yellow-throated Bush SparrowGymnoris superciliaris
  
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae 
Bushveld PipitAnthus caffer
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Mountain PipitAnthus hoeschi
Striped PipitAnthus lineiventris
Woodland PipitAnthus nyassae
Plain-backed PipitAnthus leucophrys
African PipitAnthus cinnamomeus
Buffy PipitAnthus vaalensis
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Cape LongclawMacronyx capensis
Rosy-breasted LongclawMacronyx ameliae
Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
African WagtailMotacilla aguimp
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
  
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae 
Black-throated CanaryCrithagra atrogularis
Yellow-fronted CanaryCrithagra mozambica
Yellow CanaryCrithagra flaviventris
Streaky-headed CanaryCrithagra gularis
Black-eared CanaryCrithagra mennelli
Black-headed CanarySerinus alario
Cape CanarySerinus canicollis
  
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae 
Golden-breasted BuntingFringillaria flaviventris
Cape BuntingFringillaria capensis
Lark-like BuntingFringillaria impetuani
Cinnamon-breasted BuntingFringillaria tahapisi
  
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae 
African Fairy-flycatcherStenostira scita
  
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae 
Rufous-bellied TitMelaniparus rufiventris
Southern Black TitMelaniparus niger
Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascens
  
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae 
Grey Penduline TitAnthoscopus caroli
Cape Penduline TitAnthoscopus minutus
  
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae 
Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciata
Short-clawed LarkCerthilauda chuana
Dusky LarkPinarocorys nigricans
Black-eared Sparrow LarkEremopterix australis
Chestnut-backed Sparrow LarkEremopterix leucotis
Grey-backed Sparrow LarkEremopterix verticalis
Sabota LarkCalendulauda sabota
Fawn-coloured LarkCalendulauda africanoides
Red LarkCalendulauda burra
Eastern Clapper LarkMirafra fasciolata
Rufous-naped LarkMirafra africana
Flappet LarkMirafra rufocinnamomea
Monotonous LarkMirafra passerina
Melodious LarkMirafra cheniana
Red-capped LarkCalandrella cinerea
Stark’s LarkSpizocorys starki
Pink-billed LarkSpizocorys conirostris
  
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae 
Long-billed CrombecSylvietta rufescens
  
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae 
Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialis
Green-capped EremomelaEremomela scotops
Burnt-necked EremomelaEremomela usticollis
Bar-throated ApalisApalis thoracica
Yellow-breasted ApalisApalis flavida
Miombo Wren WarblerCalamonastes undosus
Barred Wren WarblerCalamonastes fasciolatus
Grey-backed CamaropteraCamaroptera brachyura
Rufous-eared WarblerMalcorus pectoralis
Red-faced CisticolaCisticola erythrops
Rock-loving CisticolaCisticola aberrans
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chiniana
Tinkling CisticolaCisticola rufilatus
Winding CisticolaCisticola galactotes
Chirping CisticolaCisticola pipiens
Levaillant’s CisticolaCisticola tinniens
Croaking CisticolaCisticola natalensis
Piping CisticolaCisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Desert CisticolaCisticola aridulus
Cloud CisticolaCisticola textrix
Pale-crowned CisticolaCisticola cinnamomeus
Tawny-flanked PriniaPrinia subflava
Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicans
  
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae 
River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis
Little Rush WarblerBradypterus baboecala
  
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae 
Dark-capped Yellow WarblerIduna natalensis
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Basra Reed WarblerAcrocephalus griseldis
Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris
Greater Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus
  
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae 
Grey-rumped SwallowPseudhirundo griseopyga
Black Saw-wingPsalidoprocne pristoptera
Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
South African SwallowPetrochelidon spilodera
Lesser Striped SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested SwallowCecropis semirufa
Mosque SwallowCecropis senegalensis
Greater Striped SwallowCecropis cucullata
White-throated SwallowHirundo albigularis
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Angolan SwallowHirundo angolensis
Red-chested SwallowHirundo lucida
Pearl-breasted SwallowHirundo dimidiata
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula
Banded MartinNeophedina cincta
Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Sand MartinRiparia riparia
  
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae 
Yellow-bellied GreenbulChlorocichla flaviventris
Terrestrial BrownbulPhyllastrephus terrestris
Black-fronted BulbulPycnonotus nigricans
Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus
  
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae 
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
  
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae 
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerCurruca nisoria
Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcoerulea
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis
  
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae 
African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis
Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidus
Cape White-eyeZosterops virens
  
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae 
Black-faced BabblerTurdoides melanops
Arrow-marked BabblerTurdoides jardineii
Hartlaub’s BabblerTurdoides hartlaubii
Southern Pied BabblerTurdoides bicolor
  
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae 
African SalpornisSalpornis salvadori
  
PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae 
Red-billed OxpeckerBuphagus erythrorhynchus
Yellow-billed OxpeckerBuphagus africanus
  
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae 
Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Wattled StarlingCreatophora cinerea
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis
Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroup
Red-winged StarlingOnychognathus morio
Burchell’s StarlingLamprotornis australis
Meves’s Long-tailed StarlingLamprotornis mevesii
Sharp-tailed StarlingLamprotornis acuticaudus
Lesser Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chloropterus
Cape StarlingLamprotornis nitens
Greater Blue-eared StarlingLamprotornis chalybaeus
Amethyst StarlingCinnyricinclus leucogaster
  
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae 
Eastern Bearded Scrub RobinCercotrichas quadrivirgata
Kalahari Scrub RobinCercotrichas paena
White-browed Scrub RobinCercotrichas leucophrys
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Ashy FlycatcherMuscicapa caerulescens
Grey Tit FlycatcherMyioparus plumbeus
Pale FlycatcherBradornis pallidus
Chat FlycatcherBradornis infuscatus
Mariqua FlycatcherBradornis mariquensis
Southern Black FlycatcherMelaenornis pammelaina
Fiscal FlycatcherSigelus silens
Cape Robin ChatCossypha caffra
White-throated Robin ChatCossypha humeralis
White-browed Robin ChatCossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin ChatCossypha natalensis
Collared Palm ThrushCichladusa arquata
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis
Cape Rock ThrushMonticola rupestris
Miombo Rock ThrushMonticola angolensis
Short-toed Rock ThrushMonticola brevipes
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus
Sickle-winged ChatEmarginata sinuata
Southern Anteater ChatMyrmecocichla formicivora
Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticola
Arnott’s ChatMyrmecocichla arnotti
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Capped WheatearOenanthe pileata
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Familiar ChatOenanthe familiaris
Mocking Cliff ChatThamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Boulder ChatPinarornis plumosus
  
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae 
Groundscraper ThrushPsophocichla litsitsirupa
Kurrichane ThrushTurdus libonyana
Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus
Smith’s ThrushTurdus smithi

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