SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIRD CHECKLIST

SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIRD CHECKLIST

BOTSWANA BIRDS | NAMIBIA BIRDS | SOUTH AFRICA BIRDS | ZIMBABWE BIRDS | ZAMBIA BIRDS COMMON MAMMALS | COMMON TREES | WILDLIFE PARKS | HOME 001 ____ Ostrich 002 ____ King Penguin 003 ____ Jackass Penguin 004 ____ Rockhopper Penguin 005 ____ Macaroni Penguin 006 ____ Great Crested Grebe 007 ____ Blacknecked Grebe 008 ____ Dabchick 009 ____ Royal Albatross 010 ____ Wandering Albatross 011 ____ Shy Albatross … Read more

Slaty Egret (Egretta vinaceigula)

It is a small, dark bird with yellow-green legs and feet, and a reddish brown throat. The bird is often spotted alone or in small groups, thriving in floodplains and marshes. It walks slowly, shambling their feet to surprise their frey. While they are commonly resident, populations outside its focus range may … Read more

Red-winged Francolin (Scleroptila levaillantii)

It is a medium-sized, elegantly-patterned francolin with distinctive, intricate head patterns. The large reddish-brown patches on its wings are conspicuous during flight. This shy and timid thrives on the ground on locations with dense grass, such as cultivated lands, grasslands, and open savannas. It produces a to its noisy, low-key, and repetitive … Read more

African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta)

It is a tiny, jewel-like kingfisher, characterized by a thin, dark blue crown, and an orange face with violet cheek streaks. This bird species thrives on lower vegetation levels in particular forests, thickets, but more commonly of woodlands. Unassuming, it stays motionless for an extended period before rapidly pursuing their prey. The … Read more

Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)

It is a plump-sized shorebird with a stout bill. Its orange-yellow legs are conspicuous, more vivid on adults. It thrives in stony and sandy substrates along lakeshores, mudflats, estuaries, and beaches. Then, moving in the winter, roosting with other small wading birds. Read further to know more about the Ringed Plover. What … Read more

Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti)

It is a large owl coming from scops family, but still related to the larger species of owl. It has a grayish back, dull and barred below, accentuated by a black-and-white face. It thrives in the thorny savannas and arid dense-leaved woodlands. This bird closely resembles the Northern White-faced Owl and was … Read more