Birds and Mammals seen on our South Africa Venture
December 11-27, 2010

 

Common Ostrich
African Penguin
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Eared Grebe
Great White Pelican
Pink-backed Pelican
Cape Gannet
Great Cormorant
Cape Cormorant
Bank Cormorant
Long-tailed Cormorant
Crowned Cormorant
African Darter
Gray Heron
Black-headed Heron
Goliath Heron
Purple Heron
Great Egret
Black Heron
Little Egret
Squacco Heron
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Hamerkop
Yellow-billed Stork
Woolly-necked Stork
White Stork
Saddle-billed Stork
Marabou Stork
Sacred Ibis
Bald Ibis
Hadada Ibis
Glossy Ibis
African Spoonbill
Greater Flamingo
Lesser Flamingo
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Egyptian Goose
South African Shelduck
Spurwing Goose
Comb Duck
African Pygmy Goose
African Black Duck
Cape Teal
Yellow-billed Duck
Red-billed Teal
Cape Shoveler
Maccoa Duck
Black-shouldered Kite
Black (Yellow-billed) Kite
African Fish-eagle
Lammergeier
White-backed Vulture
Cape Vulture
Lappet-faced Vulture
White-headed Vulture
Black-breasted Snake-Eagle
Brown Snake-Eagle
Bateleur
African Marsh Harrier
Black Harrier
Pallid Harrier
African Harrier-Hawk
Lizard Buzzard
Pale Chanting-Goshawk
African Goshawk
Eurasian (Steppe) Buzzard
Mountain (Forest) Buzzard
Jackal Buzzard
Tawny Eagle
Steppe Eagle
Wahlberg’s Eagle
African Hawk-Eagle
Booted Eagle
Martial Eagle
Long-crested Eagle
Secretary Bird
Lesser Kestrel
Eurasian (Rock) Kestrel
Amur Falcon
Lanner Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Blue Peafowl
Crested Francolin
Grey-winged Francolin
Cape Francolin
Natal Francolin
Swainson’s Francolin
Common Quail
Helmeted Guineafowl
Crested Guineafowl
Small Buttonquail
Hottentot (Black-rumped) Buttonquail
Gray Crowned-Crane
Blue Crane
Wattled Crane
Black Crake
African Purple Swamphen
Common Moorhen
Red-knobbed Coot
Denham’s (Stanley) Bustard
Red-crested Bustard
Southern Black Korhaan
Black-bellied Bustard

African Jacana

African Black Oystercatcher
Black-winged Stilt
Pied Avocet
Water Thick-knee
Spotted Thick-knee
Blacksmith Plover
Black-winged Plover
Crowned Plover
Wattled Plover
Black-bellied (Grey) Plover
Ringed Plover
Kittlitz’s Plover
Three-banded Plover
White-fronted Plover
African Snipe
Bar-tailed Godwit
Whimbrel
Eurasian Curlew
Marsh Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Green Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Sanderling
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Ruff
Parasitic Jaeger
Kelp Gull
Grey-headed Gull


Hartlaub’s Gull
Caspian tern
Sandwich Tern
Great Crested Tern
Common Tern
Whiskered Tern
White-winged Tern
Double-banded Sandgrouse
Rock Pigeon
Speckled Pigeon
Olive (Rameron) Pigeon
Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon
Red-eyed Dove
Ring-necked Dove
Laughing Dove
Namaqua Dove
African Green Pigeon
Gray-headed (Cape) Parrot
Brown-headed Parrot
Livingstone’s Turaco
Knysna Turaco
Purple-crested Turaco
Gray Go-away-bird
Pied (Jacobin) Cuckoo
Red-chested Cuckoo
Black Cuckoo
African Emerald Cuckoo
Dideric Cuckoo
Senegal (Burchell’s) Coucal
Barn Owl
Spotted Eagle-owl
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
Fiery-necked Nightjar
Freckled Nightjar
Pennant-winged Nightjar
African Palm Swift
Alpine Swift
European Swift
African Black Swift
Little Swift
White-rumped Swift
Speckled Mousebird
White-backed Mousebird
Red-faced Mousebird
Nanrina Trogon
Malachite Kingfisher
Gray-headed Kingfisher
Woodland Kingfisher
Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Giant Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
White-fronted Bee-eater
Little Bee-eater
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
European Bee-Eater
Southern Carmine Bee-eater
European Roller
Lilac-breasted Roller
Broad-billed Roller
Rufous-crowned Roller
African Hoopoe
Green Wood-Hoopoe
Common Scimitar-bill
Red-billed Hornbill
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
Crowned Hornbill
African Gray Hornbill
Trumpeter Hornbill
Southern Ground Hornbill
White-eared Barbet
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird
Red-fronted Tinkerbird
Pied Barbet
Black-collared Barbet
Crested Barbet
Scaly-throated Honeyguide
Rufous-necked Wryneck
Bennett’s Woodpecker
Golden-tailed Woodpecker
Ground Woodpecker

Cardinal Woodpecker

Olive Woodpecker
Monotonous Lark
Rufous-naped Lark
Sabota Lark
Dusky Lark
Red-capped Lark
Thick-billed Lark
Plain (Brown-throated) Martin
Banded Martin
Rock Martin
Barn Swallow
White-throated Swallow
Wire-tailed Swallow
Blue Swallow
Greater Striped Swallow
Lesser Striped Swallow
Rufous-chested Swallow
Mosque Swallow
House Martin
Black Sawwing
African Pied Wagtail
Cape Wagtail
Gray Wagtail
Yellow-throated Longclaw
Cape Longclaw
Yellow-breasted Pipit
Striped Pipit
Mountain Pipit
Plain-backed Pipit
African Pipit
Long-billed Pipit
Gray Cuckoo-shrike
Common Bulbul
Cape Bulbul
Sombre Bulbul
Yellow-bellied Greenbul
Terrestrial Brownbul
Cape Rock-Thrush
Sentinal Rock-Thrush
Orange Ground-Thrush
Groundscaper Thrush
Olive Thrush
Kurrichane Thrush
Rattling Cisticola
Red-headed Cisticola
Wailing CIsticola
Tinkling Cisticola
Neddicky (Piping Cistticola)
Zitting Cisticola
Pale-crowned Cisticola
Wing-snapping Cisticola
Tawny-flanked Prinia
Karoo Prinia
Drakensberg Prinia
Bar-throated Apalis
Yellow-breasted Apalis
Rudd’s Apalis
Green-backed Cameroptera


Barratt’s Warbler
Victorin’s Warbler
Cape Grassbird
African Reed-Warbler
African Yellow-Warbler
Burnt-neck Eremomela
Cape Crombec
Willow Warbler
Layard’s Warbler
Pale Flycatcher
Chat Flycatcher
Southern Black-Flycatcher
Fiscal Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
African Dusky Flycatcher
Ashy Flycatcher
Fairy Flycatcher
Cape Robin-Chat
White-throated Robin-Chat
Red-capped Robin-Chat
Chorister Robin-Chat
Red-backed Scrub-Robin
Karoo Scrub-Robin
African Stonechat
Buff-streaked Bushchat
Mountain Wheatear
Capped Wheatear
Sicklewing Chat
Karoo Chat
Familiar Chat
Southern Anteater Chat
Mocking Cliff-Chat
Cape Batis
Chinspot Batis
African Paradise-Flycatcher
Cape Rockjumper
Orange-breasted Rockjumper
Arrow-marked Babbler
Bush Blackcap
Southern Black-Tit
Gray Tit
African Penduline-Tit
Collared Sunbird
Orange-breasted Sunbird
Eastern Olive-Sunbird
Amethyst Sunbird
Scarlet-chested Sunbird
Malachite Sunbird
Southern Double-collared Sunbird
Greater Double-collared Sunbird
Purple-banded Sunbird
White-breasted Sunbird
Cape White-eye
Cape Sugarbird
Gurney’s Sugarbird
Eurasian Golden-Oriole
African Black-headed Oriole
Red-backed Shrike
Lesser Gray Shrike
Common Fiscal
Magpie Shrike
White-crowned Shrike
Brubru
Black-backed Puffback
Black-crowned Tchagra
Southern Boubou
Bokmakierie
Four-colored (Gorgeous) Bush-shrike
Square-tailed Drongo
Fork-tailed Drongo
Indian House Crow
Cape Crow
Pied Crow
White-necked Raven
Common Myna
European Starling
Wattled Starling
Cape Glossy-Starling
Burchell’s Glossy-Starling
Black-bellied Starling
Violet-backed Starling
African Pied Starling
Red-winged Starling
Pale-winged Starling
Red-billed Oxpecker
Yellow-billed Oxpecker
House Sparrow
Cape Sparrow
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow
Yellow-throated Petronia
Red-billed Buffalo-weaver
White-browed Sparrow-weaver
Lesser Masked-weaver
Spectacled Weaver
Cape Weaver
African Golden-weaver
Southern Brown-throated Weaver
Southern Masked-weaver
Village Weaver
Forest Weaver
Red-headed Weaver
Red-billed Quelea
Southern Red Bishop
Yellow Bishop
Fan-tailed Widowbird
White-winged Widowbird
Red-collared Widowbird
Long-tailed Widowbird
Grosbeak Weaver
Zebra Waxbill
Green-winged Pytilia
Red-billed Firefinch
African Quailfinch
Blue-breasted Cordon-bleu
Swee Waxbill
Common Waxbill
Bronze Mannikin
Cut-throat
Village Indigobird
Dusky (Variable) Indigobird
Pin-tailed Wydah
Eastern Paradise-Whydah
Common Chaffinch
Cape Canary
Forest Canary
Black-throated Canary
Yellow-fronted Canary
Yellow Canary
Brimstone Canary
Streaky-headed Seedeater
Black-headed Canary
Cape Siskin
Drakensberg Siskin
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
Cape Bunting

Golden-breasted Bunting

 


 

 

Other Creatures:

 

Mammals

 

Mammals

 

Reptiles & Amphibians

 

Chacma Baboon
Black-faced Vervet
Scrub Hare
Cape Hare
Tree Squirrel
Cape Elephant-shrew
Eastern Gray Squirrel
Sloggett’s Ice Rat
Black-backed Jackal
Spotted Hyena

Leopard
African Wild Cat
Cape Fur-Seal
African Elephant
Rock Hyrax
Common Zebra
White Rhinoceros
Hippopotamus
Warthog

 


Common Giraffe
African Buffalo
Eland
Greater Kudu
Nyala
Bushbuck
Common Reedbuck
Grey Rhebuck
Black Wildebeest
Bridled Wildebeest
Red Hartebeest
Blesbok
Impala
Springbok
Klipspringer
Steenbok
Oribi
Common Duiker

Common Waterbuck

 

 

Marsh or Helmeted Terrapin 
Bell's Hinged Tortoise     
Leopard Tortoise           
Parrot-beaked Tortoise     
Angulate Tortoise
Rock Lizard
Nile Crocodile
Snake sp
Chameleon sp
Freshwater Turtle sp
Drakensberg Crag Lizard    

Graceful Crag Lizard