Birds of Kruger National Park – Checklist

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Birds of the Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park South Africa

Checklist: Birds of the Kruger National Park
Ostrich Struthio camelus
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
Crested Guineafowl Guttera pucherani
Coqui Francolin Francolinus coqui
Shelley’s Francolin Francolinus shelleyi
Crested Francolin Francolinus sephaena
Natal Francolin Francolinus natalensis
Swainson’s Francolin Francolinus swainsonii
Red-necked Francolin Francolinus afer
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei
White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata
Fulvous Whistling Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
White-backed Duck Thalassornis leuconotus
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
African Pygmy-goose Nettapus auritus
African Black Duck Anas sparsa
Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata
Cape Shoveler Anas smithii
Red-billed Duck Anas erythrorhyncha
Hottentot Teal Anas hottentota
Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis
African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
Abdim’s Stork Ciconia abdimii
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
European White Stork Ciconia ciconia
Saddle-bill Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Marabou Leptoptilos crumeniferus
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
African Spoonbill Platalea alba
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Dwarf Bittern Ixobrychus sturmii
White-backed Night Heron Gorsachius leuconotus
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Rufous-bellied Heron Ardeola rufiventris
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
Long-tailed Cormorant/Reed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Darter Anhinga melanogaster
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Dickinson’s Kestrel Falco dickinsoni
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Secretary Bird Sagittarius serpentarius
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides
European Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus
Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite Milvus migrans
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
African White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus
Cape Griffon Gyps coprotheres
White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus
Black-breasted Snake Eagle Circaetus pectoralis
Brown Snake Eagle Circaetus cinereus
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
African Marsh Harrier Circus ranivorus
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus
African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
Dark Chanting Goshawk Melierax metabates
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar
African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro
Shikra Accipiter badius
African Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus
Ovambo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis
Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris
Black Sparrowhawk Accipiter melanoleucus
Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
Augur Buzzard Buteo augur
Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
Verreaux’s Eagle Aquila verreauxii
Wahlberg’s Eagle Hieraaetus wahlbergi
African Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus spilogaster
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
Crowned Hawk-Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus
Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori
Red-crested Bustard Lophotis ruficrista
Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster
Buff-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura elegans
Red-chested Flufftail Sarothrura rufa
African Rail Rallus caerulescens
African Crake Crex egregia
Corncrake Crex crex
Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra
Baillon’s Crake Porzana pusilla
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Allen’s Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Lesser Moorhen Gallinula angulata
Common Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus
Black-rumped Buttonquail Turnix hottentottus
Water Dikkop Burhinus vermiculatus
Spotted Dikkop Burhinus capensis
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
Blacksmith Plover Vanellus armatus
White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps
Lesser Black-winged Lapwing Vanellus lugubris
Crowned Plover Vanellus coronatus
African Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Kittlitz’s Sand Plover Charadrius pecuarius
Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis
African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Temminck’s Courser Cursorius temminckii
Heuglin’s Courser Rhinoptilus cinctus
Bronze-winged Courser Rhinoptilus chalcopterus
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
Grey-hooded Gull Larus cirrocephalus
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Double-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles bicinctus
Rock Dove Columba livia
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
African Olive Pigeon Columba arquatrix
African Lemon Dove Columba larvata
Mourning Collared Dove Streptopelia decipiens
Red-eyed Turtle Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove Turtur chalcospilos
Blue-spotted Wood Dove Turtur afer
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
African Green Pigeon Treron calvus
Brown-necked Parrot Poicephalus robustus
Brown Parrot Poicephalus meyeri
Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus
Knysna Turaco Tauraco corythaix
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus
Grey Go-away Bird Corythaixoides concolor
Jacobin Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
Levaillant’s Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis
Klaas’s Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
Yellowbill Ceuthmochares aereus
African Black Coucal Centropus grillii
White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Grass Owl Tyto capensis
African Scops Owl Otus senegalensis
Southern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis granti
Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus
Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus
Pel’s Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli
African Wood Owl Strix woodfordii
Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum
African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense
Marsh Owl Asio capensis
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar Caprimulgus rufigena
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis
Freckled Nightjar Caprimulgus tristigma
Mozambique Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii
Pennant-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx vexillarius
Mottled Spinetailed Swift Telacanthura ussheri
Böhm’s Spinetailed Swift Neafrapus boehmi
African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Common Swift Apus apus
African Swift Apus barbatus
Little Swift Apus affinis
Horus Swift Apus horus
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
Narina’s Trogon Apaloderma narina
Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias naevius
Racquet-tailed Roller Coracias spatulatus
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudatus
European Roller Coracias garrulus
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris
Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
African Pygmy Kingfisher Ceyx pictus
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus
Common Hoopoe Upupa epops
Green Wood Hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
Common Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas
Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus
African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus
Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus leucomelas
Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes bucinator

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus
Acacia Pied Barbet Tricholaema leucomelas
Black-collared Barbet Lybius torquatus
Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii
Wahlberg’s Honeybird Prodotiscus regulus
Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor
Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus
Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
Rufous-breasted Wryneck Jynx ruficollis
Bennett’s Woodpecker Campethera bennettii
Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni
Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
Bearded Woodpecker Dendropicos namaquus
Olive Woodpecker Dendropicos griseocephalus
Cape Batis Batis capensis
Chinspot Batis Batis molitor
Black-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira peltata
White Helmet-shrike Prionops plumatus
Retz’s Helmet-shrike Prionops retzii
Grey-headed Bush Shrike Malaconotus blanchoti
Olive Bush Shrike Chlorophoneus olivaceus
Orange-breasted Bush Shrike Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Gorgeous Bush Shrike Chlorophoneus viridis
Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus
Black-backed Puffback Dryoscopus cubla
Tropical Boubou Laniarius aethiopicus
Southern Boubou Laniarius ferrugineus
Brubru Nilaus afer
Grey Cuckoo-shrike Coracina caesia
White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike Coracina pectoralis
Black Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga flava
Magpie-Shrike Urolestes melanoleucus
White-crowned Shrike Eurocephalus anguitimens
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
Fiscal Shrike Lanius collaris
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus
Eastern Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
Blue-mantled Paradise-flycatcher Trochocercus cyanomelas
African Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
Pied Crow Corvus albus
Southern Black Tit Parus niger
African Penduline Tit Anthoscopus caroli
Black Saw-wing Psalidoprocne pristoptera
Grey-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
Collared Sand Martin/Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Pearl-breasted Swallow Hirundo dimidiata
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
Northern House Martin Delichon urbicum
Greater Striped Swallow Cecropis cucullata
Lesser Striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
Rufous-chested Swallow Cecropis semirufa
Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis
Monotonous Bushlark Mirafra passerina
Rufous-naped Bushlark Mirafra africana
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea
Fawn-coloured Bushlark Mirafra africanoides
Sabota Bushlark Mirafra sabota
Dusky Lark Pinarocorys nigricans
Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix leucotis
Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
Rock-loving Cisticola Cisticola aberrans
Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana
Winding Cisticola Cisticola galactotes
Levaillant’s Cisticola Cisticola tinniens
Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis
Piping Cisticola Cisticola fulvicapilla
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Desert Cisticola Cisticola aridulus
Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica
Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
Bleating Warbler Camaroptera brachyura
Miombo Wren-Warbler Calamonastes undosus
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
Sombre Greenbul Andropadus importunus
Yellow-bellied Greenbul Chlorocichla flaviventris
Eastern Nicator Nicator gularis
Little Rush Warbler Bradypterus baboecala
Cape Grassbird Sphenoeacus afer
Lesser Swamp Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
African Reed Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
African Yellow Warbler Chloropeta natalensis
Southern Hyliota Hyliota australis
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Yellow-bellied Eremomela Eremomela icteropygialis
Green-capped Eremomela Eremomela scotops
Burnt-necked Eremomela Eremomela usticollis
Long-billed Crombec Sylvietta rufescens
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii
Southern Pied Babbler Turdoides bicolor
Cape White-eye Zosterops pallidus
African Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis
Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea
Cape Glossy Starling Lamprotornis nitens
Greater Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus
Meves’s Long-tailed Starling Lamprotornis mevesii
Burchell’s Starling Lamprotornis australis
Black-bellied Glossy Starling Lamprotornis corruscus
Amethyst Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio
Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
Groundscraper Thrush Psophocichla litsitsirupa
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana
White-throated Robin-Chat Cossypha humeralis
White-browed Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini
Red-capped Robin-Chat Cossypha natalensis
Eastern Bearded Scrub Robin Cercotrichas quadrivirgata
Brown Scrub Robin Cercotrichas signata
White-browed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys
Common Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
Capped Wheatear Oenanthe pileata
Familiar Chat Cercomela familiaris
White-headed Black Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti
Mocking Cliffchat Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris
Cape Rock Thrush Monticola rupestris
Southern Black Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina
Pale Flycatcher Melaenornis pallidus
Mariqua Flycatcher Melaenornis mariquensis
Fiscal-Flycatcher Melaenornis silens
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens
African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta
Grey Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus
Plain-backed Sunbird Anthreptes reichenowi
Collared Sunbird Anthodiaeta collaris
Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis
Mariqua Sunbird Cinnyris mariquensis
Purple-banded Sunbird Cinnyris bifasciatus
White-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris talatala
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Mossie Passer melanurus Rare/Accidental
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Passer diffusus
Yellow-throated Petronia Gymnoris superciliaris
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver Bubalornis niger
Grosbeak-Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius
African Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis
Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris
White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus
Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba
Red-headed Finch Amadina erythrocephala
Cut-throat Amadina fasciata
Green-backed Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula
Pink-throated Twinspot Hypargos margaritatus
Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata
Jameson’s Firefinch Lagonosticta rhodopareia
Blue-breasted Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus angolensis
Violet-eared Waxbill Uraeginthus granatinus
Swee Waxbill Estrilda melanotis
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Black-faced Waxbill Estrilda erythronotos
Zebra Waxbill Amandava subflava
African Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis
Bronze Mannikin Lonchura cucullata
Black-and-white Mannikin Lonchura bicolor
Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
Purple Indigobird Vidua purpurascens
Dusky Indigobird Vidua funerea
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
Shaft-tailed Whydah Vidua regia
Eastern Paradise Whydah Vidua paradisaea
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah Vidua obtusa
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis
Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara
African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
Buffy Pipit Anthus vaalensis
Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys
Striped Pipit Anthus lineiventris
Bush Pipit Anthus caffer
Forest Canary Serinus scotops
Lemon-breasted Canary Serinus citrinipectus
Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
Streaky-headed Seedeater Serinus gularis
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi
Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris

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