African birdingBotswana Birds


Apalis, Bar-throated
Apalis, Yellow-breasted
Avocet, Pied
Babbler, Angola or Hartlaub’s
Babbler, Arrow-marked
Babbler, Black-lored
Babbler, Southern Pied
Barbet, Black-collared
Barbet, Crested
Barbet, Pied
Batis, Chinspot
Batis, Pririt
Baza, African or Cuckoo-Hawk
Bee-eater, Blue-cheeked
Bee-eater, European
Bee-eater, Little
Bee-eater, Southern Carmine
Bee-eater, Swallow-tailed
Bee-eater, White-fronted
Bishop, Red
Bishop, Yellow-crowned or Golden
Bishop, Yellow or Yellow-rumped Widowbird
Bittern, Dwarf
Bittern, Great
Bittern, Little
Boubou, Gabon or Swamp
Boubou, Southern
Boubou, Tropical
Broadbill, African
Brownbul, Terrestrial
Bulbul, Black-fronted or Red-eyed
Bulbul, Garden or Common
Bunting, African Golden-breasted
Bunting, Cape
Bunting, Cinnamon-breasted
Bunting, Lark-like
Bustard, Black-bellied
Bustard, Kori
Bustard, Ludwig’s
Bustard, Red-crested
Bustard, Southern White-bellied
Bustard, Stanley or Denham’s
Bustard, White-quilled or Northern Black
Buttonquail, Small or Common
Buzzard, Common
Buzzard, European Honey
Buzzard, Jackal
Buzzard, Lizard
Canary, Black-throated or Yellow-rumped Seedeater
Canary, Yellow
Canary, Yellow-fronted or Yellow-eyed
Chat, Boulder
Chat, Cape Robin
Chat, Familiar
Chat, Karoo
Chat, Mocking Cliff
Chat, Red-capped or Natal Robin
Chat, White-browed or Heglin’s Robin
Chat, White-headed or Arnot’s Black
Cisticola, Chirping
Cisticola, Croaking
Cisticola, Desert
Cisticola, Grey or Tinkling
Cisticola, Lazy
Cisticola, Piping or Neddicky
Cisticola, Rattling
Cisticola, Red-faced
Cisticola, Red-headed or Grey-backed
Cisticola, Winding or Black-backed
Cisticola, Zitting
Coot, Red-knobbed or Crested
Cordonbleu, Blue-breasted or Blue Waxbill
Cormorant, Great or White-breasted
Cormorant, Long-tailed or Reed
Coucal, Black
Coucal, Burchell’s
Coucal, Coppery-tailed
Coucal, Senegal
Coucal, White-browed
Courser, Bronze-winged or Violet-tipped
Courser, Burchell’s
Courser, Double-banded
Courser, Temminck’s
Courser, Three-banded or Heuglin’s
Crake, African
Crake, Baillon’s
Crake, Black
Crake, Spotted
Crake, Striped
Crane, Blue
Crane, Grey or Southern Crowned
Crane, Wattled
Crombec, Cape or Long-billed
Crow, Cape or Black
Crow, Pied
Cuckoo, African
Cuckoo, Black
Cuckoo, Common or Eurasian
Cuckoo, Didric
Cuckoo, Emerald
Cuckoo, Great spotted
Cuckoo, Klaas’s
Cuckoo, Pied or Jacobin
Cuckoo, Red-chested
Cuckoo, Striped
Cuckooshrike, Black
Cuckooshrike, White-breasted
Curlew, Eurasian
Darter, African
Dove, Emerald-spotted Wood
Dove, Laughing or Palm
Dove, Mourning Collared
Dove, Namaqua
Dove, Red-eyed
Dove, Ring-necked or Cape Turtle
Dove, Tambourine
Drongo, Fork-tailed
Duck, African Black
Duck, Comb or Knob-billed
Duck, Fulvous Whistling
Duck, Fulvous Whistling
Duck, Maccoa
Duck, Red-billed or Red-billed Teal
Duck, White-faced Whistling
Duck, Yellow-billed
Eagle, African Fish
Eagle, African Hawk
Eagle, Ayre’s Hawk
Eagle, Banded Snake
Eagle, Booted
Eagle, Brown Snake
Eagle, Lesser Spotted
Eagle, Long-crested
Eagle, Martial

Eagle, Short-toed or Black-breasted Snake
Eagle, Steppe
Eagle, Tawny
Eagle, Verreaux’s
Eagle, Wahlberg’s
Egret, Cattle
Egret, Great
Egret, Intermediate
Egret, Little
Egret, Slaty
Eremomela, Burnt-necked
Eremomela, Greencap
Eremomela, Yellow-bellied
Falcon, Amur or Eastern Red-footed
Falcon, Lanner
Falcon, Peregrine
Falcon, Pygmy
Falcon, Red-footed
Falcon, Red-necked
Finch, Cut-throat
Finch, Red-headed
Finfoot, African
Firefinch, Brown
Firefinch, Jameson’s
Firefinch, Red-billed
Flamingo, Greater
Flamingo, Lesser
Flufftail, Red-chested
Flycatcher, African Paradise
Flycatcher, Ashy or Blue-grey
Flycatcher, Chat
Flycatcher, Collared
Flycatcher, Fairy
Flycatcher, Fiscal
Flycatcher, Grey or Fan-tailed Tit
Flycatcher, Marico or Mariqua
Flycatcher, Pale or Mouse-coloured
Flycatcher, Southern Black
Flycatcher, Spotted
Francolin, Coqui
Francolin, Crested
Francolin, Natal
Francolin, Orange River
Francolin, Red-billed
Francolin, Red-necked
Francolin, Swainson’s Gallinule, Allen’s
Go-away-bird or Lourie, Grey
Godwit, Bar-tailed
Gonolek or Shrike, Crimson-breasted
Goose, African Pygmy
Goose, Egyptian
Goose, Spur-winged
Goshawk, African
Goshawk, Black or Great Sparrowhawk
Goshawk, Dark Chanting
Goshawk, Gabar
Goshawk, Pale Chanting
Grebe, Black-necked
Grebe, Great Crested
Grebe, Little or Dabchick
Greenbul, Yellow-bellied
Greenshank, Common
Grenadier, Common
Guineafowl, Crested
Guineafowl, Helmeted or Tufted
Gull, Grey-headed
Gull, Lesser Black-backed
Hamerkop or Hammerhead
Harrier, African Marsh
Harrier, Black
Harrier, Montagu’s
Harrier, Pallid
Harrier, Western or Eurasian Marsh
Hawk, African Harrier or Gymnogene
Hawk, Bat
Helmetshrike, Retz’s or Red-billed
Helmetshrike, White
Heron, Black-crowned Night
Heron, Black-headed
Heron, Black
Heron, Goliath
Heron, Grey
Heron, Purple
Heron, Rufous-bellied
Heron, Squacco
Heron, Striated Green or Little
Heron, White-backed Night
Hobby, African
Hobby, Eurasian
Honeyguide, Greater
Honeyguide, Green-backed or Slender-billed
Honeyguide, Lesser
Honeyguide, Wahlberg’s or Sharp-billed
Hoopoe, African
Hornbill, African Grey
Hornbill, Bradfield’s
Hornbill, Crowned
Hornbill, Red-billed
Hornbill, Southern Ground
Hornbill, Southern Yellow-billed
Hornbill, Trumpeter
Ibis, Glossy
Ibis, Hadada
Ibis, Sacred
Indigobird, Dusky or Purple Widowfinch
Indigobird, Village
Jacana, African
Jacana, Lesser
Kestrel, Common or Eurasian
Kestrel, Dickinson’s
Kestrel, Greater or White-eyed
Kestrel, Lesser
Kingfisher, African Pygmy
Kingfisher, Brown-hooded
Kingfisher, Giant
Kingfisher, Grey-headed
Kingfisher, Half-collared
Kingfisher, Malachite
Kingfisher, Pied
Kingfisher, Striped
Kingfisher, Woodland
Kite, Black
Kite, Black-winged or shouldered
Kite, Yellow-billed
Lapwing, Blacksmith
Lapwing, Crowned
Lapwing, Long-toed
Lapwing, Spur-winged
Lapwing, Wattled
Lapwing, White-headed or Crowned
Lark, Black-eared Sparrow
Lark, Chestnut-backed Sparrow
Lark, Clapper
Lark, Dusky
Lark, Fawn-coloured
Lark, Flappet
Lark, Grey-backed Sparrow
Lark, Melodious or Latakoo
Lark, Monotonous
Lark, Pink-billed
Lark, Red-capped
Lark, Rufous-naped
Lark, Sabota
Lark, Short-clawed
Lark, Spike-heeled
Lark, Stark’s
Longclaw, Rosy-throated
Lovebird, Black-cheeked
Martin, Banded
Martin, Northern House
Martin, Plain
Martin, Rock
Martin, Sand or Bank Swallow
Moorhen, Common
Moorhen, Lesser
Mousebird, Red-faced
Mousebird, Speckled
Mousebird, White-backed
Munia or Mannikin, Bronze
Munia, Magpie or Pied Mannikin
Myna, Common or Indian
Nicator, Eastern or Yellow-spotted
Nightingale, Thrush or Sprosser
Nightjar, Eurasian
Nightjar, Fiery-necked
Nightjar, Freckled
Nightjar, Pennant-winged
Nightjar, Rufous-cheeked
Nightjar, Square-tailed or Mozambique
Nightjar, Swamp or Natal
Oriole, African Black-headed
Oriole, African Golden
Oriole, Eurasian Golden
Owl, African Barred
Owl, African Scops
Owl, African Wood
Owl, Barn
Owl, Cape Eagle
Owl, Marsh
Owl, Pearl-spotted
Owl, Pel’s Fishing
Owl, Spotted Eagle
Owl, Verreaux’s or Giant Eagle
Owl, White-faced Scops
Oxpecker, Red-billed
Oxpecker, Yellow-billed
Parrot, Brown-necked or Cape
Parrot, Meyer’s
Pelican, Great White
Pelican, Pink-backed
Petronia, Yellow-throated
Phalarope, Red or Grey
Pigeon, African Green
Pigeon, African Olive or Rameron
Pigeon, Speckled or Rock
Pipit, African or Grassveld
Pipit, Buffy
Pipit, Bush or Bushveld
Pipit, Long-billed
Pipit, Plain-backed
Pipit, Striped
Pipit, Tree
Plover, Caspian
Plover, Chestnut-banded
Plover, Common Ringed
Plover, Grey or Black-bellied
Plover, Kittlitz’s
Plover, Three-banded
Plover, White-fronted
Pochard, Southern
Pratincole, Black-winged
Pratincole, Collared
Pratincole, Rock
Prinia, Black-chested
Prinia, Tawny-flanked
Puffback, Black-backed
Pytilia, Green-winged
Pytilia, Orange-winged
Quail, Common
Quail, Harlequin
Quailfinch, African
Quelea, Red-billed
Rail, Kaffir
Raven, White-necked
Redshank, Common
Redshank, Spotted
Robin, Bearded Scrub
Robin, Kalahari Scrub
Robin, Red-backed Scrub
Roller, Broad-billed
Roller, European
Roller, Lilac-breasted
Roller, Racket-tailed
Roller, Rufous-crowned or Purple
Sandgrouse, Double-banded
Sandgrouse, Namaqua
Sandgrouse, Spotted or Burchell’s
Sandgrouse, Yellow-throated
Sandpiper, Common
Sandpiper, Curlew
Sandpiper, Green
Sandpiper, Marsh
Sandpiper, Pectoral
Sandpiper, Terek
Sandpiper, Wood
Scimitar-bill, Common or Greater
Seedeater, Black-eared
Seedeater, Streaky-headed
Shelduck, South african
Shikra or Little Banded Goshawk
Shoveler, Cape
Shrike, Common Fiscal
Shrike, Grey-headed Bush
Shrike, Lesser Grey
Shrike, Magpie or African Long-tailed
Shrike, Red-backed
Shrike, Sousa’s
Shrike, Sulphur or Orange-breasted Bush
Shrike, White-crowned
Skimmer, African
Snipe, African
Snipe, Great
Snipe, Greater Painted
Sparrow, Cape
Sparrow, House
Sparrow, Southern Grey-headed
Sparrow, Southern Rufous
Sparrowhawk, Little
Sparrowhawk, Ovambo
Spoonbill, African
Starling, Burchell’s Glossy
Starling, Greater Blue-eared Glossy
Starling, Lesser Blue-eared Glossy
Starling, Meves’s Glossy
Starling, Red-shouldered or Cape Glossy
Starling, Red-winged
Starling, Sharp-tailed Glossy
Starling, Violet-backed or Amethyst
Starling, Wattled
Stilt, Black-winged
Stint, Little
Stint, Red-necked
Stint, Temminck’s
Stonechat, Common
Stork, Abdim’s
Stork, African Open-billed
Stork, Black
Stork, Marabou
Stork, Saddle-billed
Stork, White
Stork, Woolly-necked
Stork, Yellow-billed
Sunbird, Amethyst or African Black
Sunbird, Collared
Sunbird, Copper
Sunbird, Dusky
Sunbird, Marico or Mariqua
Sunbird, Miombo Double-collared
Sunbird, Purple-banded
Sunbird, Scarlet-chested
Sunbird, Shelley’s
Sunbird, White-breasted
Swallow, Barn
Swallow, Greater Striped
Swallow, Grey-rumped
Swallow, Lesser Striped
Swallow, Mosque
Swallow, Pearl-breasted
Swallow, Rufous-chested
Swallow, South African Cliff
Swallow, White-throated
Swallow, Wire-tailed
Swamphen, Purple
Swift, African Black
Swift, African Palm
Swift, Alpine
Swift, Common
Swift, Horus
Swift, Little
Swift, White-rumped
Tchagra, Black-crowned
Tchagra, Three-streaked
Teal, Cape
Teal, Hottentot
Tern, Black
Tern, Caspian
Tern, Gull-billed
Tern, Whiskered
Tern, White-winged
Thick-knee or Dikkop, Spotted
Thick-knee or Dikkop, Water
Thrush, Collared Palm
Thrush, Groundscraper
Thrush, Kurrichane
Thrush, Miombo Rock
Thrush, Short-toed Rock
Tinkerbird or Barbet, Yellow-fronted
Tit, African Penduline
Tit, Ashy
Tit, Black
Tit, Grey
Tit, Southern or Cape Penduline
Trogon, Narina
Turaco, Ross’s
Turnstone, Ruddy
Twinspot, Peter’s
Vulture, Cape Griffon
Vulture, Hooded
Vulture, Lappet-faced
Vulture, Palm-nut
Vulture, White-backed
Vulture, White-headed
Wagtail, African Pied
Wagtail, Black-headed
Wagtail, Cape
Wagtail, Grey
Wagtail, Grey-headed
Wagtail, Yellow-headed
Warbler or Titbabbler, Rufous-vented
Warbler, African Bush
Warbler, African Reed
Warbler, Barred Wren
Warbler, Eurasian Reed
Warbler, Eurasian River
Warbler, Garden
Warbler, Great Reed
Warbler, Greater Swamp
Warbler, Grey-backed Bleating
Warbler, Icterine
Warbler, Lesser Swamp or Cape Reed
Warbler, Marsh
Warbler, Olive-tree
Warbler, Rufous-eared
Warbler, Sedge
Warbler, Stierling’s Barred
Warbler, Willow
Waxbill, Black-cheeked
Waxbill, Black-tailed
Waxbill, Cinderella
Waxbill, Common
Waxbill, Orange-breasted
Weaver, Grosbeak or Thick-billed
Weaver, Holub’s Golden
Weaver, Parasitic or Cuckoofinch
Weaver, Red-billed Buffalo
Weaver, Red-headed
Weaver, Scaly
Weaver, Social
Weaver, Southern Brown-throated
Weaver, Southern Masked
Weaver, Spectacled
Weaver, Village or Spotted-backed
Weaver, White-browed Sparrow
Wheatear, Capped
Wheatear, Mountain
Wheatear, Northern
White-eye, African Yellow
White-eye, Pale or Cape
Whitethroat, Common or Greater
Whydah, Broad-tailed Paradise
Whydah, Eastern Paradise
Whydah, Pin-tailed
Whydah, Queen or Shaft-tailed
Widowbird, Fan-tailed or Red-shouldered
Widowbird, Long-tailed
Widowbird, White-winged
Woodhoopoe, Green or Red-billed
Woodpecker, Bearded
Woodpecker, Bennett’s
Woodpecker, Cardinal
Woodpecker, Golden-tailed
Woodpecker, Olive
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