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Lanner Falcons breeding in the Palmiet. Photo Clive Read Brownhooded Kingfisher Photo Clive Read    

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Rob Common Name Species Scientific Names
       
645 Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica
817 Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
464 Black-collared Barbet Lybius torquatus
664 Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii
787 White-eared Barbet Stactolaema leucotis
701 Chinspot Batis Batis molitor
813 Cape Batis Batis capensis
157 Little Bee-eater Metrops pusillus
191 Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix
736 Southern Boubou Laniarious ferrugineus
569 Terrestrial Brownbul Phyllastrephus terrestris
568 Dark-capped Bulbul Pycnonotus tricolor
657 Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris
358 Gorgeous Bushshrike Chlorophoneus viridis
751 Grey-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti
748 Orange-breasted Bushshrike Telophorus suffureopectus
750 Olive Bushshrike Telophorus olivaceus
351 Common Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus
689 Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo
657 Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
869 Yellow-fronted Canary Crithagra mozambica
628 Forest Canary Crithagra scotops
796 Cape Canary Serinus flaviventris
877 Brimstone Canary Crithagra sulphurata
427 Mocking Cliff Chat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
471 Familiar Chat Cercomeia famlilaris
67 Levaillant's Cisticola Cisticola tinniens
348 Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis
464 Ayres' Cisticola Cisticola ayresii
476 Lazy Cisticola Cisticola aberrans
728 Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
733 Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
672 Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana
828 Rufous-winged Cisticola Cisticola galactotes
674 Reed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus.
760 White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus
391 Burchell's Coucal Centropus supercillisosus
589 Corn Crake Crex crex
431 Long-billed Crombec Sylvietta rufescens
548 Pied Crow Corvus albus
386 Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
545 Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus
385 Klaas's Cuckoo Crysococcyx klaas
384 African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
377 Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
160 African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides
94 Grey Cuckooshrike Coracina caesia
538 Black Cuckooshrike Campephaga flava
426 Rock Dove Columba livia
460 Cinnamon Dove Apolopelia larvata
359 Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
355 Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
764 Emerald-spotted wood Dove Trutur chalcospilos
793 Cape Turtle Dove Streptopelia capicola
352 Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
542 Square-tailed Drongo Dicurus ludwigii
541 Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
86 Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata
105 African Black Duck Anas sparsa
136 Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
226 Martial Eagle Polenaetus bellicosus
359 Walhberg's Eagle Aquila wahlbergi
141 Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus
418 African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
775 Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
417 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
455 Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
172 Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
840```` African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata
432 Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
732 Common Fiscal Lanius collaris
354 Buff-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura elegans
710 African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
494 Southern Black Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina
554 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
698 Fiscal Flycatcher Sigelus silens
690 African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta
691 Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens
708 Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher Trochocercus cyanomelas
769 Shelley's Francolin Francolinus shelleyi
102 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus
810 Spur-winged Goose Piectropterus gambensis
160 African Goshawk Acipter tachiro
71 Cape Grassbird Sphenoeacus afer
572 Sombre Greenbul Andropedus importunus
574 Yellow-bellied Greenbul Chlorocichla flaviventris
81 Hamerkop Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
169 African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
169 Green-backed Heron Butorides striata
62 Grey Heron Aredea cinerea
548 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
857 Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
816 Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
635 Brown-backed Honeybird Prodotiscus regulus
489 Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus
527 Lesser Honeyguide indicator minor
789 Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
451 African Hoopoe Upupa africana
460 Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus
455 Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes bucinator
84 African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
94 Hadeda Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
619 Dusky Indigobird Vidua funerea
140 Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
158 African Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta
435 Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris
801 Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata
835 Giant Kingfisher Ceryle maxima
435 Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
126 Yellow-billed Kite Milvus parasitus
822 Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana
701 Cape Longclaw Macronyx capensis
869 Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
857 Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cuicullatus
858 Red-backed Mannikin Spermestes nigriceps
859 Magpie Mannikin Spermestes Fringilloides
469 Rock Martin Hirundo fuligula
581 Brown-throated Martin Riparia paludicola
690 Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
424 Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
842 Red-faced Mousebird Urocolius indicus
758 Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
681 Neddicky Neddicky Cisticola fulvicapilla
600 Natal Nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis
405 Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis
884 European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
545 Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus
401 Spotted Eagle Owl Bubo africanus
807 Western Barn Owl Tyro alba
394 African Wood Owl Strix woodfordii
421 Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum
761 Rameron Pigeon Colomba arquatrix
808 Delegorgue's Pigeon Columba delegorguei
694 African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
683 Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
740 Black-backed Puffback Dryoscopus cubla
384 Common Quail Conurnix conturnix
377 Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops
55 White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis
466 White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata
600 Red-capped Robin-Chat Cossypha natalensis
598 Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra
141 Chorister Robin-Chat Cossypha dichroa
360 Cape Rock-Thrush Monticola rupestris
127 Black Saw-wing Psalidoprocne holomelaena
633 Common Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas
613 White-browed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys
881 Streaky-headed Seedeater Crithagra gularis
371 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
205 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
804 Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Passer diffusus
157 Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus
158 Black Sparrowhawk Accipter melanoleucus
93 African Spoonbill Platalea alba
196 Natal Spurfowl Pternistis natalensis
811 Swainson's Spurfowl Pternistis swainsonii
872 Brown Srub-Robin Cercotrichas signata
769 Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio
764 Cape Glossy Starling Lamprotornis nitens
569 Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea
768 Black-bellied Starling Notopholia corruscus
761 Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
412 African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
135 White Stork Ciconia ciconia
86 Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
840 Black Stork Ciconia nigra
789 Grey Sunbird Nectarinia veroxii
793 Collared Sunbird Anthreptes collaris
787 White-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris talatala
790 Olive Sunbird Nectarinia olivacea
792 Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina
814 Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa
550 White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
527 Lesser Striped Swallow Hirundo Abyssinica
526 Greater Striped Swallow Hirundo cucullata
518 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
412 African Black Swift Apus barbatus
416 Horus Swift Apus horus
613 White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
645 African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus
417 Little Swift Apus affinis
126 Alpine Swift. Appus melba
742 Southern Tchagra Tchagra tchagra
642 Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis
683 Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
578 Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyuana
578 Spotted Ground Thrush Zoothera guttata
488 Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus
471 Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus billineatus
469 Red-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus pusillus
554 Southern Black Tit Parrus niger
427 Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina
371 Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolopha
835 Green Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula
196 Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara
713 Cape Wagtail Motaccilla capensis
378 African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
62 Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
391 Broad-tailed Warbler Schoenicola brevirostris
415 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
444 Lesser Swamp Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris
526 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
538 Barratt's Warbler Bradypterus barratti
593 Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
648 Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla
651 Little Rush Warbler Bradypterus baboecala
116 Swee Waxbill Estrilda melanotis
848 Grey Waxbill Estrilda perreini
846 Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
844 Blue Waxbill Uraeginthus angolensis
857 Orange-breasted Waxbill Sporaeginthus subflavus
199 Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
475 Southern Brown-Throated Weaver Ploceus xanthopterus
814 Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus
807 Thick-billed Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
643 Yellow Weaver Ploceus subaureus
667 African Golden Weaver Ploceus xanthops
808 Dark-backed Weaver Ploceus bicolor
810 Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
813 Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
796 Cape White-eye Zosterops pallidus
365 Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
483 Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris
824 Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
452 Green Wood-Hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
63 Bearded Woodpecker Thripias anmaquus
483 Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni
473 Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
748 Olive Woodpecker Mesopicos griseocephalus
831 Red-throated Wryneck Jynx ruficollis

List compiled by Herman B August 2012

Jan 2009
An exciting report from Geoff Caruth of  a sighting of Delagorgues Pigeon, which we believe is a first for the Palmiet? Geoff lives on the edge of the Palmiet Nature reserve in David McClean.

The following birds had name changes in 2006 (Old followed by New)

Natal Francolin. Natal Spurfowl.

Purplecrested Lourie. Purple-crested Turaco

Pygmy Kingfisher. African Pygmy Kingfisher.

Redbilled Wood Hoopoe Green Woodhoopoe,

Redfronted Tinker Barbet. Redfronted Tinker Bird

Goldenrumped Tinker Barbet. Yellow-rumped Tinker Barbet.

Sharpbilled Honeyguide. Brown-backed Honeyguide.

European Swallow. Barn Swallow.

Black Saw-wing Swallow. Black Saw-wing.

Southern Black Tit. Grey Tit.

Blackeyed Bulbul. Dark-capped Bulbul

Terrestrial Bulbul. Terrestrial Brownbul.

Sombre Bulbul. Sombre Greenbul.

Yellowbellied Bulbul. Yellowbellied Greenbul.

Natal Robin. Red-capped Robin Chat.

White-browed Robin. White-browed Scrub Robin.

Bleating Warbler. Green-backed Comaroptera.

Blue-grey Flycatcher. Ashy Flycatcher.

Black Flycatcher. Southern Black Flycatcher.

Longtailed Wagtail. Mountain Wagtail.

Fiscal Shrike. Common Fiscal Shrike.

Puffback Black-backed Puffback.

Plumcoloured Starling. Violet-backed Starling.

Glossy Starling. Cape Glossy Starling.

Black Sunbird. Amethyst Sunbird.

Forest Weaver. Dark-backed Weaver.

Spotted-backed Weaver. Village Weaver.

Blue-billed Firefinch. African Firefinch.

Yellow-eyed Canary. Yellow-fronted Canary.

Bully Canary. Brimstone Canary.

Streaky-headed Canary Streaky-headed Seedeater.

E&OE

Steven Piper re Wagtail Deformities

Avianeco Guided Bird Tours

Palmiet Nature Reserve9 Mar 2010
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