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Birds of the Bronberg Conservancy

To date, 192 species have been positively identified. Names in the table below have been updated according to Sasol eBirds.  Alternative or older common names are given in brackets.  Numbers in the table are according to the Seventh Edition of Roberts Birds of South Africa (2005).

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    Roberts Number English Name Afrikaans Name Sotho/Zulu Name Scientific Name
    58 Reed Cormorant Rietduiker iPhishamanzi, uLondo Phalacrocorax africanus
    60
    African Darter
    SlanghalsvoŽl
    iVuzi
    Anhinga rufa
    62
    Grey heron   
    Bloureier
    -
    Ardea cinerea
    63 Blackheaded Heron Swartkopreier uNokilonki Ardea melanocephala
    64
    Goliath Heron
    Reuse-reier
    uNozalizingwenyana
    Ardea goliath
    71 Western Cattle Egret Veereier (BosluisvoŽl) umTho, inGevu, iLanda, umLinda-nkomo Bubulcus ibis
    81 Hamerkop Hamerkop uThekwane Scopus umbretta
    83 White stork Witooievaar UNogolantethe, uNowanga Ciconia ciconia
    85 Abdim’s stork (Whitebellied stork) Kleinswaart-ooievaar Mokoroane, Lekololoane (Sotho) Ciconia abdimii
    91 Sacred ibis SkoorsteenveŽr umXwagele Threskiornis aethiopicus
    93
    Glossy ibis
    Glansibis
    -
    Plegadis falcinellus
    94 Hadeda ibis Hadeda iNkankane Bostrychia hagedash
    95
    African Spoonbill
    Lepelaar
    isiXulamasele
    Platalea alba
    99 Whitefaced Whistling Duck Nonnetjie-eend iVevenyane Dendrocygna viduata
    102 Egyptian Goose Kolgans iLongwe Alopochen aegyptiaca
    103
    South African Shelduck
    Kopereend
    Lefaloa (Sotho)
    Tadorna cana
    104
    Yellowbilled Duck
    Geelbekeend
    iDada
    Anas undulata
    105
    African Black Duck
    Swarteend
    iDada
    Anas sparsa
    118
    Secretary Bird
    SekretarisvoŽl
    iNtungunono Sagittarius serpentarius
    126
    Yellowbilled Kite
    Geelbekvou
    uNhloyile
    Milvus parasitus
    127 Black-shouldered Kite Blouvalk uKholo Elanus caeruleus
    131
    Black Eagle (Verreaux's Eagle)
    Witkruisarend
    uKhozi
    Aquila verreauxii
    139
    Longcrested Eagle
    Langkuifarend
    isiPhungu-mangathi
    Lophaetus occipitalis
    142
    Brown Snake Eagle
    Bruinslangarend
    -
    Circaetus cinereus
    143
    Black-chested Snake Eagle
    Swartborsslangarend
    uKhozi Circaetus pectoralis
    148
    African Fish Eagle
    Visarend
    iNkwazi
    Haliaeetus vocifer
    149 Steppe Buzzard BruinjakkalsvoŽl Khajoane (Sotho) inKhozi Buteo vulpinus
    154
    Lizard Buzzard
    Akkedisvalk
    uKlebe
    Kaupifalco monogrammicus
    156
    Ovambo Sparrowhawk
    Ovambosperwer
    -
    Accipiter ovampensis
    157
    Little Sparrowhawk
    Kleinsperwer
    uMqwayini
    Accipiter minullus
    158
    Black Sparrowhawk
    Swartsperwer
    -
    Accipiter melanoleucus
    170
    Western Osprey
    Visvalk
    -
    Pendion haliaetus
    171
    Peregrine Falcon
    Swerfvalk
    uHeshe
    Falco peregrinus
    180 Amur Falcon (Eastern Redfooted Kestrel) Oostelike Rooipootvalk Kavakavana (Tswana) Falco amurensis
    188 Coqui Francolin Swempie iNswempe Peliperdix coqui
    191
    Shelley's Francolin
    Laeveldpatrys
    iNtendele
    Scleroptila shelleyi
    199 Swainson’s Spurfowl (Francolin) Bosveldfisant iNkwale Pternistis swainsonii
    200
    Common Quail
    Afrikanse Kwartel
    isiGwaca
    Coturnix coturnix
    203 Helmeted Guinea Fowl Gewone Tarentaal iMpangele Numida meleagris
    228 Redknobbed Coot Bleshoender Mohetle (Sotho) Fulica cristata
    238
    Blackbellied Bustard (Korhaan)           
    Langbeenkorhaan -
    Lissotis melanogaster
    249 Threebanded Plover Driebandstrand-kiewiet Xitsekutseku (Tswana) Charadrius tricollaris
    255 Crowned Lapwing (Plover) Kroonkiewiet Mororwane (Sotho), uSorwki Vanellus coronatus
    258 Blacksmith Lapwing (Plover) Bontkiewiet iNdudumelea Vanellus armatus
    260
    African Wattled Lapwing (Plover)       
    Lelkiewiet    -
    Vanellus senegallus
    297 Spotted Thick-knee (Dikkop) Dikkop UmBangaqhwa, umJenjana Burhinus capensis
    315
    Greyheaded Gull
    Gryskopmeeu
    -
    Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
    349 Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) Kransduif iJuba, iVukuthu Columba livia
    350
    African Olive  (Rameron) Pigeon
    Geelbekbosduif
    iVukuthu-lehlathi
    Columba arquatrix
    352
    Red-eyed Dove
    Grootringduif
    iHophe
    Streptopelia semitorquata
    354 Cape Turtle Dove Gewone Tortelduif iHophe, uSamdokwe Streptopelia capicola
    355 Laughing Dove Rooiborsduifie uKhonzane Streptopelia senegalensis
    356
    Namaqua Dove
    Namakwaduifie
    Unkombose, isiKhombazane-senkangala
    Oena capensis
    373 Grey Go-away-bird (Grey Lourie) KwÍvoŽl umKlewu Corythaixoides concolor
    377 Red-chested Cuckoo Piet-my-vrou uPhezukomkhono Cuculus solitarius
    378 Black Cuckoo Swartkoekoek iNdodosibona Cuculus clamosus
    381
    Levaillant's (Striped) Cuckoo
    Gestreepte NuwejaarsvoŽl
    -
    Oxylophus levaillantii
    386 Dideric (Diederik) Cuckoo Diederikkie uNononekhanda Chrysococcyx caprius
    391 Burchell’s Coucal Gewone Vleeiloerie uFukwe, umGugwane Centropus burchellii
    392 Barn Owl Nonnetjie-uil isiKhova, umZwelele Tyto alba
    393
    Grass Owl        
    Grasuil  
    -
    Tyto capensis
    395
    Marsh Owl
    Vlei-uil
    iNkovane, umShwelele
    Asio capensis
    401 Spotted Eagle Owl Gevlekte Ooruil isiKhovampondo Bubo africanus
    402
    Verraux's (Giant) Eagle Owl
    Reuse Ooruil
    isiKhova, iFubesi
    Bubo lacteus
    405
    Fierynecked Nightjar
    Afrikaanse Naguil
    Uzavolo, uMawewe
    Caprimulgus pectoralis
    408 Freckled Nightjar Donkernaguil - Caprimulgus tristigma
    415
    White-rumped Swift
    Witkruiswindswael
    -
    Apus caffer
    417
    Little Swift
    Kleinwindswael
    -
    Apus affinis
    421
    African Palm Swift
    Palmwindswael
    -
    Cypsiurus parvus
    424 Speckled Mousebird Gevlekte MuisvoŽl iNdlazi Colius striatus
    426 Redfaced Mousebird RooiwangmuisvoŽl umTshivovo, umJombo Urocolius indicus
    429 Giant Kingfisher Reuse Visvanger isiVuba Megaceryle maxima
    431 Malachite Kingfisher Kuifkopvisvanger iNhlunuyamanzi, uZangozolo, isiKhilothi Alcedo cristata
    435 Brownhooded Kingfisher Bruinkopvisvanger iNdwazela, uNongozolo, uNongobotsha Halcyon albiventris
    437
    Striped Kingfisher
    Gestreepte visvanger
    -
    Halcyon chelicuti
    438
    European (Eurasian) Bee-eater
    Europese byvreter
    MorŰkapula
    Merops apiaster
    443 Whitefronted Bee-eater Rooikeelbyvreter iNkotha Merops bullockoides
    444 Little Bee-eater Kleinbyvreter iNkotha Merops pusillus
    447 Lilacbreasted Roller Gewone Troupant iFefe Coracias caudatus
    449 Purple Roller Groottroupant Letleretlere, Letlhakela (Tswane) Coracias naevius
    451 African Hoopoe Hoephoep uZiningweni, umZolozolo Upupa africana
    452 Green (Red Billed) Wood Hoopoe Rooibek kakelaar iNhlekabafazi, uNukani Phoeniculus purpureus
    457 African Grey Hornbill Grysneus-horingvoŽl - Tockus nasutus
    459
    Southern Yellowbilled Hornbill
    Suidelike Geelbekneus-horingvoŽl
    -
    Tockus leucomelas
    464 Black Collared Barbet Rooikop-houtkapper isiKhulukhulu, isiQonqotho Lybius torquatus
    470 Yellowfronted Tinkerbird (Tinker Barbet) Geelblestinker - Pogoniulus chrysoconus
    473 Crested Barbet Kuifkop-houtkapper iMvunduna Trachyphonus vaillantii
    474 Greater Honeyguide Grootheuning-wyser iNgedi, iNhlavebizelayo Indicator indicator
    476
    Lesser Honeyguide
    Kleinheuning-wyser
    iNhlava
    Indicator minor
    478
    Brownbacked Honeybird (Sharpbilled Honeyguide)
    SkerpbekheuningvoŽl
    -
    Prodotiscus regulus
    486 Cardinal Woodpecker Kardinaalspeg iNqondaqonda Dendropicos fuscescens
    489
    Redthroated Wryneck
    Draaihals
    -
    Jynx ruficollis
    494 Rufousnaped Lark Rooineklewerik uNongqwashi, uNgqangendlela Mirafra africana
    495
    Eastern Clapper Lark         
    Hoeveld klappertjie 
    -
    Mirafra fasciolata
    518 Barn (European) Swallow Europese Swael iNkonjane Hirundo rustica
    520 Whitethroated Swallow Witkeelswael iNkonjane Hirundo albigularis
    523
    Pearl-breasted Swallow
    PÍrelborsswael
    iNkonjane
    Hirundo dimidiata
    524 Red-breasted Swallow Rooiborsswael - Hirundo semirufa
    526 Greater Striped Swallow Grootstreepswael iNkonjane Cecropis cucullata
    527 Lesser Striped Swallow Kleinstreepswael iNkonjane Cecropis abyssinica
    530
    Common House Martin
    Huisswael
    -
    Delichon urbicum
    532
    Sand Martin
    Europese Oewerswael
    -
    Riparia riparia
    534 Banded Martin Gebande Oewerswael Lekabelane (Sotho) Riparia cincta
    538
    Black Cuckooshrike
    Swartkatakoeroe
    iNhlangu
    Campephaga flava
    541 Fork-tailed Drongo Mikstertbyvanger iNtengu Dicrurus adsimilis
    545 Blackheaded Oriole Swartkop-wielewaal umQoqongo, umBhicongo Oriolus larvatus
    548 Pied Crow Witborskraai iGwababa, uGwabayi Corvus albus
    550
    White-necked Raven        
    Withalskraai  
    -
    Corvus albicollis
    560 Arrowmarked Babbler Pylvlekkatlagter iHlekehle Turdoides jardineii
    568 Dark-capped (Black-eyed) Bulbul Swartoogtiptol iPhothwe, iPogota Pycnonotus tricolor
    576 Kurrichane thrush Rooibeklyster umuNswi Turdus libonyanus
    577 Olive thrush Olyflyster umuNswi Turdus olivaceus
    580 Groundscraper Thrush Geflektelyster - Psophocichla litsitsirupa
    586 Mountain Wheatear (Mountain Chat)
    Bergwagter Letsoanafike, Letsoana-tsoana, Khaloli (Sotho) Oenanthe monticola
    589 Familiar Chat Gewone Spekvreter umBexe Cercomela familiaris
    593 Mocking Cliff Chat DassievoŽl iQumutsha-lamawa Thamnolaea cinnamomei-ventris
    596
    African Stonechat
    Gewone Bontrokkie
    isiChegu
    Saxicola torquata
    601 Cape Robin-Chat (Cape Robin)
    Gewone Janfrederik umBhekle, uGaga Cossypha caffra
    602
    Whitethroated Robin-Chat
    Witkeeljanfrederik
    -
    Cossypha humeralis
    610
    Boulder chat        
    Swartberglyster  
    -
    Pinarornis plumosus
    643 Willow warbler Hofsanger - Phylloscopus trochilus
    645 Bar-Throated Apalis Bandkeel-kleinjantjie uMabhelwane Apalis thoracica
    651 Longbilled Crombec Bosveldstompstert iNdibilitshe Sylvietta rufescens
    653 Yellowbellied Eremomela Geelbensbossanger - Eremomela icteropygialis
    661
    Cape Grassbird
    uVuze
    uVuze
    Sphenoeacus afer
    664 Zitting (Fantailed) Cisticola Landery-klopkloppie uNcede Cisticola juncidis
    677
    Levaillant's Cisticola
    Vleitinktinkie
    Motintinyane (Sotho)
    Cisticola tinniens
    679 Lazy Cisticola Luitinktinkie uNgcede Cisticola aberrans
    681 Neddicky Neddikkie iNcede, uQoyi Cisticola fulvicapilla
    685 Black-chested Prinia Swartband-langstertjie Motintinyane (Sotho) Prinia flavicans
    689 Spotted Flycatcher Europese VlieŽvanger - Muscicapa striata
    693
    Grey Tit-flycatcher
    (Fantailed flycatcher)
    WaaierstertvlieŽvanger
    -
    Myoparus plumbeus
    698 Fiscal Flycatcher FiskaalvlieŽvanger - Sigelus silens
    701 Chin Spot Batis Witliesbos-bontrokkie umNqube Batis molitor
    706 Fairy Flycatcher FeevlieŽvanger - Stenostira scita
    710 African Paradise Flycatcher Paradys-vlieŽvanger uVe, iNzwece Terpsiphone viridis
    713 Cape Wagtail Gewone Kwikkie Moletasaka, umVenve, umCishu Motacilla capensis
    716 African (Grassveld) pipit Gewone Koester umNgcelu, umNgcelekeshu Anthus cinnamomeus
    717 Longbilled pipit Nicholsonse Koester umNgcelu, umNgcelekeshu Anthus similis
    720 Striped pipit Gestreepte Koester - Anthus lineiventris
    727
    Cape (Orangethroated) Longclaw
    Oranjekeel-kalkoentjie
    iNqomfi
    Macronyx capensis
    732 Common Fiscal (Fiscal Shrike) Fiskaallaksman iQola, iLunga Lanius collaris
    733
    Redbacked Shrike
    Rooiruglaksman
    -
    Lanius collurio
    736 Southern Boubou Suidelike Waterfiskaal iBhoboni, iGqumusha Laniarius ferrugineus
    739  Crimson-breasted shrike (Crimson Boubou)
    Rooiborslaksman - Laniarius atrococcineus
    740 Black-backed Puffback Sneeubal iBhoboni Dryoscopus cubla
    741
    Brubru
    Bontroklaksman
    -
    Nilaus afer
    743
    Brown-crowned (Threestreaked) Tchagra
    Rooivlerktjagra (Driestreeptjagra)
    -
    Tchagra australis
    744 Black-crowned Tchagra Swartkroontjagra umNguphane Tchagra senegala
    746 Bokmakierie Bokmakierie iNkovu Telophorus zeylonus
    751
    Greyheaded Bush Shrike
    SpookvoŽl
    uHlaza
    Malaconotus blanchoti
    753 White-crested Helmetshrike Withelmlaksman iPhemvu, uThimbakazane Prionops plumatus
    758 Common (Indian) Myna Indiese Spreeu - Acridotheres tristis
    760 Wattled Starling Lelspreeu iMpofazana Creatophora cinerea
    761 Violet-backed (Plumcoloured) Starling Witborsspreeu - Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
    764 Cape Glossy Starling Kleinglansspreeu iKhwinsi, iKhwezi Lamprotornis nitens
    769
    Redwinged Starling
    Rooivlerkspreeu
    iNsomi, iSomi
    Onychognathus morio
    775 Malachite Sunbird Jangroentjie iNcwincwi, iNcuncu, uHlazazana Nectarinia famosa
    785 Greater Double-collared Sunbird Groot-rooiband suikerbekkie iNcwincwi, iNcuncu Cinnyris afer
    787 Whitebellied Sunbird Witpens-suikerbekkie - Cinnyris talatala
    792 Amethyst Sunbird (Black Sunbird) Swartsuikerbekkie uThwiti Chalcomitra amethystina
    796 Cape White-eye Kaapse Glasogie uMehlwane, umBicini Zosterops capensis
    799
    Whitebrowed Sparrowweaver
    KoringvoŽl
    -
    Plocepasser mahali
    801 House sparrow Huismossie Serobele (Sotho) Passer domesticus
    803 Cape Sparrow Gewone Mossie uNdlunkulu, uPhenyane Passer melanurus
    804 Southern Greyheaded Sparrow Gryskopmossie Serobele (Sotho) Passer diffusus
    807 Thickbilled Weaver Dikbekwewer - Amblyospiza albifrons
    811
    Village Weaver (Spottedbacked Weaver)
    Bontrugwewer
    -
    Ploceus cucullatus
    813 Cape Weaver Kaapse Wewer uTwentwe Ploceus capensis
    814 Southern Masked Weaver Swartkeelgeelvink iHlokohloko Ploceus velatus
    819 Redheaded Weaver Rooikopwewer  Sowa (Tsonga) Anaplectes rubriceps
    821 Redbilled Quelea Rookbekkwelea Lerwerwe, Thaha (Sotho) Quelea quelea
    824 Southern Red Bishop Rooivink iBomvana, isiGwe, inTakansinsi Euplectes orix
    829 Whitewinged Widowbird Witvlerkflap iNtakansinsi Euplectes albonotatus
    831 Red-collared Widowbird Rooikeelflap iNtaka Euplectes ardens
    842 Redbilled Firefinch Rooibekvuurvinkie - Lagonosticta senegala
    844
    Blue Waxbill
    Gewone Blousysie
    -
    Uraeginthus angolensis
    845
    Violeteared Waxbill
    Koningblousysie
    -
    Granatina granatina
    846 Common Waxbill Rooibeksysie iNtiyane Estrilda astrild
    847
    Blackfaced (Blackcheeked) Waxbill
    Swartwangsysie
    -
    Estrilda erythonotos
    852
    African
    Quail- Finch
    Gewone Kwartelvinkie
    iNxenge, uNonklwe
    Ortygospiza fuscocrissa
    855 Cut-throat Finch Bandkeelvink - Amadina fasciata
    856 Redheaded Finch Rooikopvink Jeremane (Sotho) Amadina erythrocephala
    857 Bronze Mannikin Gewone Fret - Spermestes cucullatus
    860 Pintailed Whydah Koningrooibekkie uHlekwane Vidua macroura
    862
    Long-tailed Paradise Whydah
    Gewone Paradysvink
    uJojokhaya
    Vidua paradisaea
    867
    Village Indigobird (Steelblue Widowfinch)
    Staalblouvinkie
    -
    Vidua chalybeata
    869 Yellow fronted (Yellow eyed) Canary Geeloogkanarie umBhalane Crithagra mozambica
    870 Blackthroated Canary Bergkanarie Tšoere (Sotho), Litwantwe Crithagra atrogularis
    881 Streakyheaded Seedeater (Canary) Streepkopkanarie umBhakabe, umDendeliswe Crithagra gularis
    885 Cape Bunting Rooivlerk-streepkoppie umNdweza Emberiza capensis
    886 Cinnamon-breasted Bunting (Rock Bunting) Klipstreepkoppie umDinasibula Emberiza tahapisi

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