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ENGLISH NAME AFRIKAANS NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME ROBERTS # IDENTIFIED 
Common Ostrich Volstruis Struthio camelus 1  
Little Grebe Kleindobbertjie Tachybaptus ruficollis 8  
Reed Cormorant Rietduiker Phalacrocorax africanus 58  
Grey Heron Bloureier Ardea cinerea 62  
Cattle Egret Veereier (Bosluisvoël) Bubulcus ibis 71  
Green-backed Heron Groenrugreier Butorides striata 74  
Black-crowned Night-Heron Gewone Nagreier Nycticorax nycticorax 76  
Little Bittern Kleinrietreier (Woudapie) Ixobrychus minutus 78  
Dwarf Bittern Dwergrietreier Ixobrychus sturmii 79  
Hamerkop Hamerkop Scopus umbretta 81  
White Stork Witooievaar Ciconia ciconia 83  
Black Stork Grootswartooievaar Ciconia nigra 84  
Woolly-necked Stork Wolnekooievaar Ciconia episcopus 86  
African Openbill Oopbekooievaar Anastomus lamelligerus 87  
Saddle-billed Stork Saalbekooievaar Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis 88  
Marabou Stork Maraboe Leptoptilos crumeniferus 89  
Yellow-billed Stork Nimmersat Mycteria ibis 90  
Hadeda Ibis Hadeda Bostrychia hagedash 94  
African Spoonbill Lepelaar Platalea alba 95  
Greater Flamingo Grootflamink Phoenicopterus ruber 96  
White-faced Duck Nonnetjie-eend Dendrocygna viduata 99  
Fulvous Duck Fluiteend Dendrocygna bicolor 100  
Egyptian Goose Kolgans Alopochen aegyptiaca 102  
African Black Duck Swarteend Anas sparsa 105  
Hottentot Teal Gevlekte Eend Anas hottentota 107  
Red-billed Teal Rooibekeend Anas erythrorhyncha 108  
Comb Duck Knobbeleend Sarkidiornis melanotos 115  
Spur-winged Goose Wildemakou Plectropterus gambensis 116  
Secretarybird Sekretarisvoël Sagittarius serpentarius 118  
Egyptian Vulture Egiptiese Aasvoël Neophron percnopterus 120  
Hooded Vulture Monnikaasvoël Necrosyrtes monachus 121  
Cape Vulture Kransaasvoël Gyps coprotheres 122  
White-backed Vulture Witrugaasvoël Gyps africanus 123  
Lappet-faced Vulture Swartaasvoël Aegypius tracheliotus 124  
White-headed Vulture Witkopaasvoël Aegypius occipitalis 125  
Black Kite Swartwou Milvus [migrans] migrans 126  
Black-shouldered Kite Blouvalk Elanus caeruleus 127  
Bat Hawk Vlermuisvalk Macheiramphus alcinus 129  
European Honey-Buzzard Wespedief Pernis apivorus 130  
Verreauxs’ Eagle Witkruisarend Aquila verreauxii 131  
Tawny Eagle Roofarend Aquila rapax 132  
Lesser Spotted Eagle Gevlekte Arend Aquila pomarina 134  
Wahlberg’s Eagle Bruinarend Aquila wahlbergi 135  
Booted Eagle Dwergarend Aquila pennatus 136  
African Hawk-Eagle Grootjagarend Aquila spilogaster 137  
Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle Kleinjagarend Aquila ayresii 138  
Long-crested Eagle Langkuifarend Lophaetus occipitalis 139  
Martial Eagle Breëkoparend Polemaetus bellicosus 140  
Brown Snake-Eagle Bruinslangarend Circaetus cinereus 142  
Black-chested Snake-Eagle Swartborsslangarend Circaetus pectoralis 143  
Bateleur Berghaan Terathopius ecaudatus 146  
African Fish-Eagle Visarend Haliaeetus vocifer 148  
Steppe Buzzard Bruinjakkalsvoël Buteo vulpinus 149  
Lizard Buzzard Akkedisvalk Kaupifalco monogrammicus 154  
Ovambo Sparrowhawk Ovambosperwer Accipiter ovampensis 156  
Little Sparrowhawk Kleinsperwer Accipiter minullus 157  
Black Sparrowhawk Swartsperwer Accipiter melanoleucus 158  
Shikra Gebande Sperwer Accipiter badius 159  
Gabar Goshawk Witkruissperwer (Kleinsingvalk) Melierax gabar 161  
Dark Chanting Goshawk Donkersingvalk Melierax metabates 163  
Pallid Harrier Witborsvleivalk (-paddavreter) Circus macrourus 167  
African Harrier-Hawk Kaalwangvalk Polyboroides typus 169  
Peregrine Falcon Swerfvalk Falco peregrinus 171  
Eurasian Hobby Europese Boomvalk Falco subbuteo 173  
Amur Falcon Oostelike Rooipootvalk Falco amurensis 180  
Greater Kestrel Grootrooivalk Falco rupicoloides 182  
Lesser Kestrel Kleinrooivalk Falco naumanni 183  
Pygmy Falcon Dwergvalk Polihierax semitorquatus 186  
Coqui Francolin Swempie Peliperdix coqui 188  
Crested Francolin Bospatrys Dendroperdix sephaena 189  
Natal Spurfowl Natalse Fisant Pternistis natalensis 196  
Swainson’s Spurfowl Bosveldfisant Pternistis swainsonii 199  
Common Quail Afrikaanse Kwartel Coturnix coturnix 200  
Harlequin Quail Bontkwartel Coturnix delegorguei 201  
Helmeted Guineafowl Gewone Tarentaal Numida meleagris 203  
Kurrichane Buttonquail Bosveldkwarteltjie Turnix sylvaticus 205  
African Crake Afrikaanse Riethaan Crecopsis egregia 212  
Black Crake Swartriethaan Amaurornis flavirostris 213  
Buff-spotted Flufftail Gevlekte Vleikuiken Sarothrura elegans 218  
Common Moorhen Grootwaterhoender Gallinula chloropus 226  
Lesser Moorhen Kleinwaterhoender Gallinula angulata 227  
African Finfoot Watertrapper Podica senegalensis 229  
Kori Bustard Gompou Ardeotis kori 230  
Red-crested Korhaan Boskorhaan Lophotis ruficrista 237  
Black-bellied Bustard Langbeenkorhaan Lissotis melanogaster 238  
African Jacana Grootlangtoon Actophilornis africanus 240  
Greater Painted-snipe Goudsnip Rostratula benghalensis 242  
Three-banded Plover Driebandstrandkiewiet Charadrius tricollaris 249  
Crowned Lapwing Kroonkiewiet Vanellus coronatus 255  
Blacksmith Lapwing Bontkiewiet Vanellus armatus 258  
African Wattled Lapwing Lelkiewiet Vanellus senegallus 260  
Common Sandpiper Gewone Ruiter Actitis hypoleucos 264  
Wood Sandpiper Bosruiter Tringa glareola 266  
Marsh Sandpiper Moerasruiter Tringa stagnatilis 269  
Common Greenshank Groenpootruiter Tringa nebularia 270  
Spotted Thick-knee Gewone Dikkop Burhinus capensis 297  
Water Thick-knee Waterdikkop Burhinus vermiculatus 298  
Bronze-winged Courser Bronsvlerkdrawwertjie Rhinoptilus chalcopterus 303  
 
Double-banded Sandgrouse Dubbelbandsandpatrys Pterocles bicinctus 347  
Speckled Pigeon Kransduif Columba guinea 349  
Red-eyed Dove Grootringduif Streptopelia semitorquata 352  
African Mourning Dove Rooioogtortelduif Streptopelia decipiens 353  
Cape Turtle-Dove Gewone Tortelduif Streptopelia capicola 354  
Laughing Dove Rooiborsduifie Streptopelia senegalensis 355  
Namaqua Dove Namakwaduifie Oena capensis 356  
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove Groenvlekduifie Turtur chalcospilos 358  
African Green-Pigeon Papegaaiduif Treron calvus 361  
Brown-headed Parrot Bruinkoppapegaai Poicephalus cryptoxanthus 363  
Grey Go-away-bird Kwêvoël Corythaixoides concolor 373  
Common Cuckoo Europese Koekoek Cuculus canorus 374  
African Cuckoo Afrikaanse Koekoek Cuculus gularis 375  
Red-chested Cuckoo Piet-my-vrou Cuculus solitarius 377  
Black Cuckoo Swartkoekoek Cuculus clamosus 378  
Great Spotted Cuckoo Gevlekte Koekoek Clamator glandarius 380  
Levaillant’s Cuckoo Gestreepte Nuwejaarsvoël Clamator levaillantii 381  
Jacobin Cuckoo Bontnuwejaarsvoël Clamator jacobinus 382  
Thick-billed Cuckoo Dikbekkoekoek Pachycoccyx audeberti 383  
Klaas’s Cuckoo Meitjie Chrysococcyx klaas 385  
Diderick Cuckoo Diederikkie Chrysococcyx caprius 386  
Burchell’s Coucal Gewone Vleiloerie Centropus burchellii 391  
Barn Owl Nonnetjie-uil Tyto alba 392  
Marsh Owl Vlei-uil Asio capensis 395  
African Scops-Owl Skopsuil Otus senegalensis 396  
Southern White-faced Scops-Owl Witwanguil Ptilopsus granti 397  
Pearl-spotted Owlet Witkoluil Glaucidium perlatum 398  
African Barred Owlet Gebande Uil Glaucidium capense 399  
Spotted Eagle-Owl Gevlekte Ooruil Bubo africanus 401  
Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl Reuse-ooruil Bubo lacteus 402  
European Nightjar Europese Naguil Caprimulgus europaeus 404  
Fiery-necked Nightjar Afrikaanse Naguil Caprimulgus pectoralis 405  
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar Rooiwangnaguil Caprimulgus rufigena 406  
Freckled Nightjar Donkernaguil Caprimulgus tristigma 408  
Square-tailed Nightjar Laeveldnaguil Caprimulgus fossii 409  
Pennant-winged Nightjar Wimpelvlerknaguil Macrodipteryx vexillarius 410  
African Black Swift Swartwindswael Apus barbatus 412  
White-rumped Swift Witkruiswindswael Apus caffer 415  
Horus Swift Horuswindswael Apus horus 416  
Little Swift Kleinwindswael Apus affinis 417  
Alpine Swift Witpenswindswael Tachymarptis melba 418  
African Palm-Swift Palmwindswael Cypsiurus parvus 421  
Speckled Mousebird Gevlekte Muisvoël Colius striatus 424  
Red-faced Mousebird Rooiwangmuisvoël Urocolius indicus 426  
Pied Kingfisher Bontvisvanger Ceryle rudis 428  
Giant Kingfisher Reusevisvanger Megaceryle maximus 429  
Malachite Kingfisher Kuifkopvisvanger Alcedo cristata 431  
African Pygmy-Kingfisher Dwergvisvanger Ispidina picta 432  
Woodland Kingfisher Bosveldvisvanger Halcyon senegalensis 433  
Brown-hooded Kingfisher Bruinkopvisvanger Halcyon albiventris 435  
Grey-headed Kingfisher Gryskopvisvanger Halcyon leucocephala 436  
Striped Kingfisher Gestreepte Visvanger Halcyon chelicuti 437  
European Bee-eater Europese Byvreter Merops apiaster 438  
Southern Carmine Bee-eater Rooiborsbyvreter Merops nubicoides 441  
Little Bee-eater Kleinbyvreter Merops pusillus 444  
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Swaelstertbyvreter Merops hirundineus 445  
European Roller Europese Troupant Coracias garrulus 446  
Lilac-breasted Roller Gewone Troupant Coracias caudatus 447  
Purple Roller Groottroupant Coracias naevius 449  
African Hoopoe Hoephoep Upupa africana 451  
Green Wood-Hoopoe Rooibekkakelaar Phoeniculus purpureus 452  
Common Scimitarbill Swartbekkakelaar Rhinopomastus cyanomelas 454  
Trumpeter Hornbill Gewone Boskraai Bycanistes bucinator 455  
African Grey Hornbill Grysneushoringvoël Tockus nasutus 457  
Red-billed Hornbill Rooibekneushoringvoël Tockus erythrorhynchus 458  
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Geelbekneushoringvoel Tockus leucomelas 459  
Southern Ground-Hornbill Bromvoel Bucorvus leadbeateri 463  
Black-collared Barbet Rooikophoutkapper Lybius torquatus 464  
Acacia Pied Barbet Bonthoutkapper Tricholaema leucomelas 465  
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Geelblestinker Pogoniulus chrysoconus 470  
Crested Barbet Kuifkophoutkapper Trachyphonus vaillantii 473  
Greater Honeyguide Grootheuningwyser Indicator indicator 474  
Scaly-throated Honeyguide Gevlekte Heuningwyser Indicator variegatus 475  
Lesser Honeyguide Kleinheuningwyser Indicator minor 476  
Brown-backed Honeybird Skerpbekheuningvoël Prodotiscus regulus 478  
Bennett’s Woodpecker Bennettse Speg Campethera bennettii 481  
Golden-tailed Woodpecker Goudstertspeg Campethera abingoni 483  
Cardinal Woodpecker Kardinaalspeg Dendropicos fuscescens 486  
Bearded Woodpecker Baardspeg Dendropicos namaquus 487  
Monotonous Lark Bosveldlewerik Mirafra passerina 493  
Rufous-naped Lark Rooineklewerik Mirafra africana 494  
Flappet Lark Laeveldklappertjie Mirafra rufocinnamomea 496  
Sabota Lark Sabotalewerik Calendulauda sabota 498  
Dusky Lark Donkerlewerik Pinarocorys nigricans 505  
Barn Swallow Europese Swael Hirundo rustica 518  
Wire-tailed Swallow Draadstertswael Hirundo smithii 522  
Pearl-breasted Swallow Pêrelborsswael Hirundo dimidiata 523  
Red-breasted Swallow Rooiborsswael Hirundo semirufa 524  
Mosque Swallow Moskeeswael Hirundo senegalensis 525  
Greater Striped Swallow Grootstreepswael Hirundo cucullata 526  
Lesser Striped Swallow Kleinstreepswael Hirundo abyssinica 527  
Common House-Martin Huisswael Delichon urbicum 530  
Brown-throated Martin Afrikaanse Oewerswael Riparia paludicola 533  
Black Cuckooshrike Swartkatakoeroe Campephaga flava 538  
White-breasted Cuckooshrike Witborskatakoeroe Coracina pectoralis 539  
Fork-tailed Drongo Mikstertbyvanger Dicrurus adsimilis 541  
Eurasian Golden Oriole Europese Wielewaal Oriolus oriolus 543  
Black-headed Oriole Swartkopwielewaal Oriolus larvatus 545  
Pied Crow Witborskraai Corvus albus 548  
Southern Black Tit Gewone Swartmees Parus niger 554  
Grey Penduline-Tit Gryskapokvoël Anthoscopus caroli 558  
Arrow-marked Babbler Pylvlekkatlagter Turdoides jardineii 560  
Dark-capped Bulbul Swartoogtiptol Pycnonotus tricolor 568  
Terrestrial Brownbul Boskrapper Phyllastrephus terrestris 569  
Kurrichane Thrush Rooibeklyster Turdus libonyanus 576  
Groundscraper Thrush Gevlekte Lyster Psophocichla litsitsirupa 580  
Capped Wheatear Hoëveldskaapwagter Oenanthe pileata 587  
Arnot’s Chat Bontpiek Myrmecocichla arnoti 594  
Red-capped Robin-Chat Nataljanfrederik Cossypha natalensis 600  
White-throated Robin-Chat Witkeeljanfrederik Cossypha humeralis 602  
White-browed Scrub-Robin Gestreepte Wipstert Cercotrichas leucophrys 613  
Bearded Scrub-Robin Baardwipstert Cercotrichas quadrivirgata 617  
Common Whitethroat Witkeelsanger Sylvia communis 620  
Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler Bosveldtjeriktik Parisoma subcaeruleum 621  
Icterine Warbler Spotsanger Hippolais icterina 625  
Olive-tree Warbler Olyfboomsanger Hippolais olivetorum 626  
Great Reed-Warbler Grootrietsanger Acrocephalus arundinaceus 628  
Marsh Warbler Europese Rietsanger Acrocephalus palustris 633  
Willow Warbler Hofsanger Phylloscopus trochilus 643  
Yellow-breasted Apalis Geelborskleinjantjie Apalis flavida 648  
Long-billed Crombec Bosveldstompstert Sylvietta rufescens 651  
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Geelpensbossanger Eremomela icteropygialis 653  
Green-capped Eremomela Donkerwangbossanger Eremomela scotops 655  
Burnt-necked Eremomela Bruinkeelbossanger Eremomela usticollis 656  
Green-backed Camaroptera Groenrugkwêkwêvoël Camaroptera brachyura 657  
Stierling’s Wren-Warbler Stierlingse Sanger Calamonastes stierlingi 659  
Cape Grassbird Grasvoël Sphenoeacus afer 661  
Zitting Cisticola Landeryklopkloppie Cisticola juncidis 664  
Rattling Cisticola Bosveldtinktinkie Cisticola chiniana 672  
Croaking Cisticola Groottinktinkie Cisticola natalensis 678  
Neddicky Neddikkie Cisticola fulvicapilla 681  
Tawny-flanked Prinia Bruinsylangstertjie Prinia subflava 683  
Spotted Flycatcher Europese Vlieëvanger Muscicapa striata 689  
African Dusky Flycatcher Donkervlieëvanger Muscicapa adusta 690  
Ashy Flycatcher Blougrysvlieëvanger Muscicapa caerulescens 691  
Grey Tit-Flycatcher Waaierstertvlieëvanger Myioparus plumbeus 693  
Southern Black Flycatcher Swartvlieëvanger Melaenornis pammelaina 694  
Marico Flycatcher Maricovlieëvanger Bradornis mariquensis 695  
Pale Flycatcher Muiskleurvlieëvanger Bradornis pallidus 696  
Fiscal Flycatcher Fiskaalvlieëvanger Sigelus silens 698  
Chinspot Batis Witliesbosbontrokkie Batis molitor 701  
African Paradise-Flycatcher Paradysvlieëvanger Terpsiphone viridis 710  
African Pied Wagtail Bontkwikkie Motacilla aguimp 711  
African Pipit Gewone Koester Anthus cinnamomeus 716  
Buffy Pipit Vaalkoester Anthus vaalensis 719  
 
Bushveld Pipit Bosveldkoester Anthus caffer 723  
 
Lesser Grey Shrike Gryslaksman Lanius minor 731  
Red-backed Shrike Rooiruglaksman Lanius collurio 733  
Magpie Shrike Langstertlaksman Corvinella melanoleuca 735  
Southern Boubou Suidelike Waterfiskaal Laniarius ferrugineus 736  
Black-backed Puffback Sneeubal Dryoscopus cubla 740  
Brubru Bontroklaksman Nilaus afer 741  
Brown-crowned Tchagra Rooivlerktjagra Tchagra australis 743  
Black-crowned Tchagra Swartkroontjagra Tchagra senegalus 744  
Orange-breasted Bush-Shrike Oranjeborsboslaksman Telophorus sulfureopectus 748  
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike Spookvoël Malaconotus blanchoti 751  
White-crested Helmet-Shrike Withelmlaksman Prionops plumatus 753  
Retz’s Helmet-Shrike Swarthelmlaksman Prionops retzii 754  
Southern White-crowned Shrike Kremetartlaksman Eurocephalus anguitimens 756  
Wattled Starling Lelspreeu Creatophora cinerea 760  
Violet-backed Starling Witborsspreeu Cinnyricinclus leucogaster 761  
Burchell’s Starling Grootglansspreeu Lamprotornis australis 762  
Cape Glossy Starling Kleinglansspreeu Lamprotornis nitens 764  
Red-winged Starling Rooivlerkspreeu Onychognathus morio 769  
Red-billed Oxpecker Rooibekrenostervoël Buphagus erythrorhynchus 772  
Marico Sunbird Maricosuikerbekkie Cinnyris mariquensis 779  
White-bellied Sunbird Witpenssuikerbekkie Cinnyris talatala 787  
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Rooiborssuikerbekkie Chalcomitra senegalensis 791  
Collared Sunbird Kortbeksuikerbekkie Hedydipna collaris 793  
Plain-backed Sunbird Bloukeelsuikerbekkie Anthreptes reichenowi 794  
Cape White-eye Kaapse Glasogie Zosterops capensis 796  
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Buffelwewer Bubalornis niger 798  
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Koringvoël Plocepasser mahali 799  
House Sparrow Huismossie Passer domesticus 801  
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Gryskopmossie Passer diffusus 804  
Yellow-throated Petronia Geelvlekmossie Petronia superciliaris 805  
Thick-billed Weaver Dikbekwewer Amblyospiza albifrons 807  
Spectacled Weaver Brilwewer Ploceus ocularis 810  
Village Weaver Bontrugwewer Ploceus cucullatus 811  
Southern Masked-Weaver Swartkeelgeelvink Ploceus velatus 814  
Lesser Masked-Weaver Kleingeelvink Ploceus intermedius 815  
 
Red-headed Weaver Rooikopwewer Anaplectes melanops 819  
Red-billed Quelea Rooibekkwelea Quelea quelea 821  
Southern Red Bishop Rooivink Euplectes orix 824  
White-winged Widowbird Witvlerkflap Euplectes albonotatus 829  
Red-collared Widowbird Rooikeelflap Euplectes ardens 831  
Green-winged Pytilia Gewone Melba Pytilia melba 834  
African Firefinch Kaapse Vuurvinkie Lagonosticta rubricata 840  
Jameson’s Firefinch Jamesonse Vuurvinkie Lagonosticta rhodopareia 841  
Red-billed Firefinch Rooibekvuurvinkie Lagonosticta senegala 842  
Blue Waxbill Gewone Blousysie Uraeginthus angolensis 844  
Violet-eared Waxbill Koningblousysie Granatina granatina 845  
Common Waxbill Rooibeksysie Estrilda astrild 846  
African Quailfinch Gewone Kwartelvinkie Ortygospiza atricollis 852  
Cut-throat Finch Bandkeelvink Amadina fasciata 855  
Red-headed Finch Rooikopvink Amadina erythrocephala 856  
Bronze Mannikin Gewone Fret Spermestes cucullatus 857  
Pin-tailed Whydah Koningrooibekkie Vidua macroura 860  
Shaft-tailed Whydah Pylstertrooibekkie Vidua regia 861  
Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah Gewone Paradysvink Vidua paradisaea 862  
Dusky Indigobird Gewone Blouvinkie Vidua funerea 864  
Purple Indigobird Witpootblouvinkie Vidua purpurascens 865  
Village Indigobird Staalblouvinkie Vidua chalybeata 867  
Yellow-fronted Canary Geeloogkanarie Crithagra mozambicus 869  
Black-throated Canary Bergkanarie Crithagra atrogularis 870  
Streaky-headed Seedeater Streepkopkanarie Crithagra gularis 881  
Golden-breasted Bunting Rooirugstreepkoppie Emberiza flaviventris 884  
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Klipstreepkoppie Emberiza tahapisi 886  
Lark-like Bunting Vaalstreepkoppie Emberiza impetuani 887