Common Name

Scientific Name

Roberts' Number

 

Status

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea

62

 

common

Hadeda Ibis

Bostrychia hagedash

94

 

common

Secretarybird

Sagittarius serpentarius

118

Winter

seen once after a burn

Yellow-billed Kite

Milvus aegyptius

126

Summer 

common

Black-shouldered Kite

Elanus caeruleus

127

 

common

Bat Hawk

Macheiramphus alcinus

129

Late summer 

seen when Barn Swallows roosting in reeds

Long-crested Eagle

Lophaetus occipitalis

139

 

common

Forest Buzzard

Buteo trizonatus

150

 

seen once in summer

Jackal Buzzard

Buteo rufofuscus

152

 

common

African Marsh Harrier

Circus ranivorus

165

 

seen once in winter

African Harrier-hawk (Gymnogene)

Polyboroides typus

169

 

seen once in winter at cemetery

Red-winged Francolin

Scleroptila levaillantii

192

 

 

Natal Spurfowl (Francolin)

Pternistis natalensis

196

 

common

Helmeted Guineafowl

Numida meleagris

203

 

common

Stripped Flufftail

Sarothrura affinis

221

 

rarely seen

Black-bellied Bustard (Korhaan)

Eupodotis melanogaster

238

 

seen once

(Rameron) African Olive Pigeon

Columba arquatrix

350

 

forest patches & plantations 

Red-eyed Dove

Streptopelia semitorquata

352

 

common

Cape Turtle Dove

Streptopelia capicola

354

 

common

Laughing Dove

Streptopelia senegalensis

355

 

 

Namaqua Dove

Oena capensis

356

 

seen once in autumn

African Grass Owl

Tyto capensis

393

 

 

Little Swift

Apus affinis

417

Summer 

 

European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster

438

Late summer 

common

White-fronted Bee-eater

Merops bullockoides

443

Summer 

 

Rufous-naped Lark

Mirafra africana

494

 

 

Barn (European) Swallow

Hirundo rustica

518

Summer 

 

White-throated Swallow

Hirundo albigularis

520

Summer 

 

Lesser Stripped Swallow

Hirundo abyssinica

527

Summer 

common

Rock Martin

Hirundo fuligula

529

 

common

Common House Martin

Delichon urbicum

530

Summer 

common

Pied Crow

Corvus albus

548

 

common

White-necked Raven

Corvus albicollis

550

 

seen at cemetery

Dark-capped (Black-eyed) Bulbul

Pycnonotus tricolor

568

 

common

Terrestrial Brownbul (Bulbul)

Phyllastrephus terrestris

569

 

forest patches

Yellow-streaked Greenbul (Bulbul)

Phyllastrephus flavostriatus

570

 

forest patches

African Stonechat

Saxicola torquata

596

 

common

Dark-capped Yellow Warbler

Chloropeta natalensis

637

 

 

Broad-tailed Warbler

Schoenicola brevirostris

642

 

 

Cape Grassbird

Spenoeacus afer

661

 

 

Cloud Cisticola

Cisticola textrix

666

 

 

Ayres Cisticola

Cisticola ayresii

667

 

 

Wailing Cisticola

Cisticola lais

670

 

 

Croaking Cisticola

Cisticola natalensis

678

 

 

Lazy Cisticola

Cisticola aberrans

679

 

 

Cape Batis

Batis capensis

700

 

forest patches

Olive Bush-shrike

Telophorus olivaceus

750

 

forest patches

Red-winged Starling

Onychognathus morio

769

All year 

common

Malachite Sunbird

Nectarinia famosa

775

 

 

Cape White-eye

Zosterops virens

796

 

common

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

801

All year 

common

Southern Grey-headed Sparrow

Passer diffusus

804

All year 

common

Yellow-crowned (Golden) Bishop

Euplectes afer

826

All year 

common

Yellow Bishop (Cape Widowbird)

Euplectes capensis

827

All year 

common

Red-collared Widow

Euplectes ardens

831

All year 

 

Swee Waxbill

Estrilda melanotis

850

All year 

common, cemetery

Pin-tailed Whydah

Vidua macroura

860

All year 

common

Long-tailed Paradise Whydah

Vidua paradisaea

852

 

 

Cape Canary

Serinus canicollis

872

 

forest patches

Forest Canary

Serinus scotops

873

 

forest patches