List of birds of South Africa

List of birds of South Africa

South Africa is a large country with a range of habitats including tropical and subtropical zones, and as such it has a wide range of birdlife.

858 species have been recorded including 31 endemics and nine species introduced by man.

The taxonomy of this list adheres to James Clements' "Birds of the World: A Checklist", and reflects all changes to that work until January, 2006. Taxonomic changes are on-going. As more research is gathered from studies of distribution, behavior and DNA, the order and number of families and species may change. Furthermore, different approaches to ornithological nomenclature have led to concurrent systems of classification (see Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy).

pecies list

* Ostrich, "Struthio camelus"

* King Penguin, "Aptenodytes patagonicus" Rare/Accidental
* Rockhopper Penguin, "Eudyptes chrysocome" Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
* Macaroni Penguin, "Eudyptes chrysolophus" Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
* African Penguin, "Spheniscus demersus" Vulnerable

* Little Grebe, "Tachybaptus ruficollis"
* Great Crested Grebe, "Podiceps cristatus"
* Black-necked Grebe, "Podiceps nigricollis"

* Wandering Albatross, "Diomedea exulans"
* Royal Albatross, "Diomedea epomophora"
* Laysan Albatross, "Phoebastria immutabilis" Rare/Accidental
* Grey-headed Albatross, "Thalassarche chrysostoma" Vulnerable
* Black-browed Albatross, "Thalassarche melanophris"
* Buller's Albatross, "Thalassarche bulleri" Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
* Shy Albatross, "Thalassarche cauta" Near-threatened
* Yellow-nosed Albatross, "Thalassarche chlororhynchos"
* Sooty Albatross, "Phoebetria fusca" Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
* Light-mantled Albatross, "Phoebetria palpebrata" Rare/Accidental Near-threatened

* Antarctic Giant Petrel, "Macronectes giganteus" Vulnerable
* Hall's Giant Petrel, "Macronectes halli" Near-threatened
* Southern Fulmar, "Fulmarus glacialoides"
* Antarctic Petrel, "Thalassoica antarctica" Rare/Accidental
* Cape Petrel, "Daption capense"
* Great-winged Petrel, "Pterodroma macroptera"
* White-headed Petrel, "Pterodroma lessonii"
* Atlantic Petrel, "Pterodroma incerta" Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
* Soft-plumaged Petrel, "Pterodroma mollis"
* Blue Petrel, "Halobaena caerulea"
* Broad-billed Prion, "Pachyptila vittata"
* Salvin's Prion, "Pachyptila salvini"
* Antarctic Prion, "Pachyptila desolata"
* Slender-billed Prion, "Pachyptila belcheri" Rare/Accidental
* Fulmar Prion, "Pachyptila crassirostris"
* Fairy Prion, "Pachyptila turtur"
* Bulwer's Petrel, "Bulweria bulwerii" Rare/Accidental
* Grey Petrel, "Procellaria cinerea" Near-threatened
* White-chinned Petrel, "Procellaria aequinoctialis"
* Kerguelen Petrel, "Lugensa brevirostris"
* Streaked Shearwater, "Calonectris leucomelas" Rare/Accidental
* Cory's Shearwater, "Calonectris diomedea"
* Flesh-footed Shearwater, "Puffinus carneipes"
* Greater Shearwater, "Puffinus gravis"
* Wedge-tailed Shearwater, "Puffinus pacificus"
* Sooty Shearwater, "Puffinus griseus"
* Manx Shearwater, "Puffinus puffinus"
* Balearic Shearwater, "Puffinus mauretanicus" Near-threatened
* Little Shearwater, "Puffinus assimilis"
* Audubon's Shearwater, "Puffinus lherminieri" Rare/Accidental

* Grey-backed Storm-petrel, "Garrodia nereis"
* Wilson's Storm-petrel, "Oceanites oceanicus"
* White-faced Storm-petrel, "Pelagodroma marina" Rare/Accidental
* Black-bellied Storm-petrel, "Fregetta tropica"
* White-bellied Storm-petrel, "Fregetta grallaria" Rare/Accidental
* European Storm-petrel, "Hydrobates pelagicus"
* Leach's Storm-petrel, "Oceanodroma leucorhoa"
* Matsudaira's Storm-petrel, "Oceanodroma matsudairae" Rare/Accidental Data deficient

* Common Diving Petrel, "Pelecanoides urinatrix"

* Red-billed Tropicbird, "Phaethon aethereus" Rare/Accidental
* Red-tailed Tropicbird, "Phaethon rubricauda"
* White-tailed Tropicbird, "Phaethon lepturus" Rare/Accidental

* White Pelican, "Pelecanus onocrotalus"
* Pink-backed Pelican, "Pelecanus rufescens"

* Cape Gannet, "Morus capensis" Vulnerable
* Australian Gannet, "Morus serrator" Rare/Accidental
* Masked Booby, "Sula dactylatra"
* Red-footed Booby, "Sula sula" Rare/Accidental
* Brown Booby, "Sula leucogaster" Rare/Accidental

* White-breasted Cormorant, "Phalacrocorax lucidus"
* Cape Cormorant, "Phalacrocorax capensis" Endemic Near-threatened
* Bank Cormorant, "Phalacrocorax neglectus" Vulnerable
* Long-tailed Cormorant, "Phalacrocorax africanus"
* Crowned Cormorant, "Phalacrocorax coronatus" Near-threatened

* African Darter, "Anhinga rufa"

* Great Frigatebird, "Fregata minor"

* Grey Heron, "Ardea cinerea"
* Black-headed Heron, "Ardea melanocephala"
* Goliath Heron, "Ardea goliath"
* Purple Heron, "Ardea purpurea"
* Great Egret, "Ardea alba"
* Slaty Egret, "Egretta vinaceigula" Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
* Black Heron, "Egretta ardesiaca"
* Intermediate Egret, "Egretta intermedia"
* Little Blue Heron, "Egretta caerulea" Rare/Accidental
* Western Reef Heron, "Egretta gularis" Rare/Accidental
* Little Egret, "Egretta garzetta"
* Squacco Heron, "Ardeola ralloides"
* Rufous-bellied Heron, "Ardeola rufiventris"
* Cattle Egret, "Bubulcus ibis"
* Striated Heron, "Butorides striata"
* Black-crowned Night Heron, "Nycticorax nycticorax"
* White-backed Night Heron, "Gorsachius leuconotus"
* Little Bittern, "Ixobrychus minutus"
* Dwarf Bittern, "Ixobrychus sturmii"
* Great Bittern, "Botaurus stellaris"

* Hamerkop, "Scopus umbretta"

* Yellow-billed Stork, "Mycteria ibis"
* African Openbill, "Anastomus lamelligerus"
* Black Stork, "Ciconia nigra"
* Abdim's Stork, "Ciconia abdimii"
* Woolly-necked Stork, "Ciconia episcopus"
* White Stork, "Ciconia ciconia"
* Saddle-billed Stork, "Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis"
* Marabou Stork, "Leptoptilos crumeniferus"

* Sacred Ibis, "Threskiornis aethiopicus"
* Southern Bald Ibis, "Geronticus calvus" Endemic Vulnerable
* Hadada Ibis, "Bostrychia hagedash"
* Glossy Ibis, "Plegadis falcinellus"
* African Spoonbill, "Platalea alba"

* Greater Flamingo, "Phoenicopterus roseus"
* Lesser Flamingo, "Phoenicopterus minor" Near-threatened

* Fulvous Whistling Duck, "Dendrocygna bicolor"
* White-faced Whistling Duck, "Dendrocygna viduata"
* White-backed Duck, "Thalassornis leuconotus"
* Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, Introduced species
* Egyptian Goose, "Alopochen aegyptiacus"
* Cape Shelduck, "Tadorna cana"
* Common Shelduck, "Tadorna tadorna"
* Spur-winged Goose, "Plectropterus gambensis"
* Comb Duck, "Sarkidiornis melanotos"
* African Pygmy-goose, "Nettapus auritus"
* African Black Duck, "Anas sparsa"
* Cape Teal, "Anas capensis"
* Yellow-billed Duck, "Anas undulata"
* Northern Pintail, "Anas acuta" Rare/Accidental
* Red-billed Teal, "Anas erythrorhyncha"
* Hottentot Teal, "Anas hottentota"
* Garganey, "Anas querquedula" Rare/Accidental
* Cape Shoveler, "Anas smithii"
* Northern Shoveler, "Anas clypeata" Rare/Accidental
* Southern Pochard, "Netta erythrophthalma"
* Tufted Duck, "Aythya fuligula"
* Maccoa Duck, "Oxyura maccoa"

* Osprey, "Pandion haliaetus"

* African Cuckoo-hawk, "Aviceda cuculoides"
* European Honey Buzzard, "Pernis apivorus"
* Bat Hawk, "Macheiramphus alcinus"
* Black-shouldered Kite, "Elanus caeruleus"
* Black Kite, "Milvus migrans"
* African Fish Eagle, "Haliaeetus vocifer"
* Palm-nut Vulture, "Gypohierax angolensis"
* Hooded Vulture, "Necrosyrtes monachus"
* Lammergeier, "Gypaetus barbatus"
* Egyptian Vulture, "Neophron percnopterus" Rare/Accidental
* White-backed Vulture, "Gyps africanus"
* Rüppell's Vulture, "Gyps rueppellii" Rare/Accidental
* Cape Griffon, "Gyps coprotheres" Vulnerable
* Lappet-faced Vulture, "Torgos tracheliotus" Vulnerable
* White-headed Vulture, "Trigonoceps occipitalis"
* Black-breasted Snake Eagle, "Circaetus pectoralis"
* Brown Snake Eagle, "Circaetus cinereus"
* Fasciated Snake Eagle, "Circaetus fasciolatus" Near-threatened
* Bateleur, "Terathopius ecaudatus"
* Western Marsh Harrier, "Circus aeruginosus"
* African Marsh Harrier, "Circus ranivorus"
* Black Harrier, "Circus maurus" Vulnerable
* Pallid Harrier, "Circus macrourus" Near-threatened
* Montagu's Harrier, "Circus pygargus"
* African Harrier-hawk, "Polyboroides typus"
* Lizard Buzzard, "Kaupifalco monogrammicus"
* Dark Chanting Goshawk, "Melierax metabates"
* Pale Chanting Goshawk, "Melierax canorus"
* Gabar Goshawk, "Micronisus gabar"
* African Goshawk, "Accipiter tachiro"
* Shikra, "Accipiter badius"
* Little Sparrowhawk, "Accipiter minullus"
* Ovampo Sparrowhawk, "Accipiter ovampensis"
* Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk, "Accipiter rufiventris"
* Black Goshawk, "Accipiter melanoleucus"
* Steppe Buzzard, "Buteo buteo"
* Mountain Buzzard, "Buteo oreophilus"
* Long-legged Buzzard, "Buteo rufinus" Rare/Accidental
* Augur Buzzard, "Buteo augur" Rare/Accidental
* Jackal Buzzard, "Buteo rufofuscus"
* Lesser Spotted Eagle, "Aquila pomarina"
* Tawny Eagle, "Aquila rapax"
* Steppe Eagle, "Aquila nipalensis"
* Wahlberg's Eagle, "Aquila wahlbergi"
* Verreaux's Eagle, "Aquila verreauxii"
* African Hawk-Eagle, "Aquila spilogaster"
* Booted Eagle, "Aquila pennatus"
* Ayres's Hawk-eagle, "Aquila ayresii"
* Martial Eagle, "Polemaetus bellicosus"
* Long-crested Eagle, "Lophaetus occipitalis"
* Crowned Hawk-eagle, "Stephanoaetus coronatus"

* Secretary-bird, "Sagittarius serpentarius"

* Pygmy Falcon, "Polihierax semitorquatus"
* Lesser Kestrel, "Falco naumanni" Vulnerable
* Eurasian Kestrel, "Falco tinnunculus"
* Greater Kestrel, "Falco rupicoloides"
* Dickinson's Kestrel, "Falco dickinsoni"
* Red-necked Falcon, "Falco chicquera"
* Red-footed Falcon, "Falco vespertinus"
* Amur Falcon, "Falco amurensis"
* Eleonora's Falcon, "Falco eleonorae" Rare/Accidental
* Sooty Falcon, "Falco concolor"
* Eurasian Hobby, "Falco subbuteo"
* African Hobby, "Falco cuvierii"
* Lanner Falcon, "Falco biarmicus"
* Taita Falcon, "Falco fasciinucha" Near-threatened
* Peregrine Falcon, "Falco peregrinus"

* Chukar, "Alectoris chukar", Introduced species
* Coqui Francolin, "Francolinus coqui"
* Crested Francolin, "Francolinus sephaena"
* Red-winged Francolin, "Francolinus levaillantii"
* Grey-winged Francolin, "Francolinus africanus" Endemic
* Shelley's Francolin, "Francolinus shelleyi"
* Orange River Francolin, "Francolinus levaillantoides"
* Red-billed Francolin, "Francolinus adspersus"
* Cape Francolin, "Francolinus capensis" Endemic
* Natal Francolin, "Francolinus natalensis"
* Red-necked Francolin, "Francolinus afer"
* Swainson's Francolin, "Francolinus swainsonii"
* Common Quail, "Coturnix coturnix"
* Harlequin Quail, "Coturnix delegorguei"
* Blue Quail, "Coturnix adansonii"
* Indian Peafowl, "Pavo cristatus] ", Introduced species

* Helmeted Guineafowl, "Numida meleagris"
* Crested Guineafowl, "Guttera pucherani"

* Small Buttonquail, "Turnix sylvatica"
* Hottentot Buttonquail, "Turnix hottentotta"

* Grey Crowned Crane, "Balearica regulorum"
* Blue Crane, "Grus paradisea" Vulnerable
* Wattled Crane, "Bugeranus carunculatus" Vulnerable

* Buff-spotted Flufftail, "Sarothrura elegans"
* Red-chested Flufftail, "Sarothrura rufa"
* Chestnut-headed Flufftail, "Sarothrura lugens"
* Streaky-breasted Flufftail, "Sarothrura boehmi" Rare/Accidental
* Striped Flufftail, "Sarothrura affinis"
* White-winged Flufftail, "Sarothrura ayresi" Rare/Accidental Endangered
* African Rail, "Rallus caerulescens"
* African Crake, "Crecopsis egregia"
* Corn Crake, "Crex crex" Vulnerable
* Black Crake, "Amaurornis flavirostris"
* Baillon's Crake, "Porzana pusilla"
* Spotted Crake, "Porzana porzana"
* Striped Crake, "Aenigmatolimnas marginalis"
* Purple Swamphen, "Porphyrio porphyrio"
* Allen's Gallinule, "Porphyrio alleni"
* Purple Gallinule, "Porphyrio martinica" Rare/Accidental
* Common Moorhen, "Gallinula chloropus"
* Lesser Moorhen, "Gallinula angulata"
* Red-knobbed Coot, "Fulica cristata"

* African Finfoot, "Podica senegalensis"

* Kori Bustard, "Ardeotis kori"
* Ludwig's Bustard, "Neotis ludwigii"
* Stanley Bustard, "Neotis denhami" Near-threatened
* White-bellied Bustard, "Eupodotis senegalensis"
* Blue Bustard, "Eupodotis caerulescens" Endemic Near-threatened
* Karoo Bustard, "Eupodotis vigorsii"
* Rüppell's Bustard, "Eupodotis rueppellii" Rare/Accidental
* Red-crested Bustard, "Eupodotis ruficrista"
* Black Bustard, "Eupodotis afra" Endemic
* White-quilled Bustard, "Eupodotis afraoides"
* Black-bellied Bustard, "Lissotis melanogaster"

* Lesser Jacana, "Microparra capensis"
* African Jacana, "Actophilornis africanus"

* Greater Painted-snipe, "Rostratula benghalensis"

* Crab Plover, "Dromas ardeola"

* African Oystercatcher, "Haematopus moquini" Near-threatened
* Eurasian Oystercatcher, "Haematopus ostralegus"

* Black-winged Stilt, "Himantopus himantopus"
* Pied Avocet, "Recurvirostra avosetta"

* Water Thick-knee, "Burhinus vermiculatus"
* Spotted Thick-knee, "Burhinus capensis"

* Burchell's Courser, "Cursorius rufus"
* Temminck's Courser, "Cursorius temminckii"
* Double-banded Courser, "Smutsornis africanus"
* Three-banded Courser, "Rhinoptilus cinctus" Rare/Accidental
* Bronze-winged Courser, "Rhinoptilus chalcopterus"
* Collared Pratincole, "Glareola pratincola"
* Black-winged Pratincole, "Glareola nordmanni] ", Data deficient
* Rock Pratincole, "Glareola nuchalis" Rare/Accidental

* Northern Lapwing, "Vanellus vanellus"
* Long-toed Lapwing, "Vanellus crassirostris" Rare/Accidental
* Blacksmith Plover, "Vanellus armatus"
* Spur-winged Plover, "Vanellus spinosus"
* White-headed Lapwing, "Vanellus albiceps"
* Senegal Lapwing, "Vanellus lugubris"
* Black-winged Lapwing, "Vanellus melanopterus"
* Crowned Lapwing, "Vanellus coronatus"
* Wattled Lapwing, "Vanellus senegallus"
* Pacific Golden Plover, "Pluvialis fulva" Rare/Accidental
* American Golden Plover, "Pluvialis dominica" Rare/Accidental
* Grey Plover, "Pluvialis squatarola"
* Ringed Plover, "Charadrius hiaticula"
* Kittlitz's Plover, "Charadrius pecuarius"
* Three-banded Plover, "Charadrius tricollaris"
* White-fronted Plover, "Charadrius marginatus"
* Chestnut-banded Plover, "Charadrius pallidus"
* Kentish Plover, "Charadrius alexandrinus" Rare/Accidental
* Lesser Sand Plover, "Charadrius mongolus"
* Greater Sand Plover, "Charadrius leschenaultii"
* Caspian Plover, "Charadrius asiaticus"

* African Snipe, "Gallinago nigripennis"
* Great Snipe, "Gallinago media" Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
* Black-tailed Godwit, "Limosa limosa"
* Hudsonian Godwit, "Limosa haemastica" Rare/Accidental
* Bar-tailed Godwit, "Limosa lapponica"
* Whimbrel, "Numenius phaeopus"
* Eurasian Curlew, "Numenius arquata"
* Spotted Redshank, "Tringa erythropus" Rare/Accidental
* Common Redshank, "Tringa totanus" Rare/Accidental
* Marsh Sandpiper, "Tringa stagnatilis"
* Common Greenshank, "Tringa nebularia"
* Greater Yellowlegs, "Tringa melanoleuca" Rare/Accidental
* Lesser Yellowlegs, "Tringa flavipes" Rare/Accidental
* Green Sandpiper, "Tringa ochropus"
* Wood Sandpiper, "Tringa glareola"
* Terek Sandpiper, "Xenus cinereus"
* Common Sandpiper, "Actitis hypoleucos"
* Ruddy Turnstone, "Arenaria interpres"
* Great Knot, "Calidris tenuirostris" Rare/Accidental
* Red Knot, "Calidris canutus"
* Sanderling, "Calidris alba"
* Red-necked Stint, "Calidris ruficollis" Rare/Accidental
* Little Stint, "Calidris minuta"
* Temminck's Stint, "Calidris temminckii" Rare/Accidental
* Long-toed Stint, "Calidris subminuta" Rare/Accidental
* White-rumped Sandpiper, "Calidris fuscicollis" Rare/Accidental
* Baird's Sandpiper, "Calidris bairdii" Rare/Accidental
* Pectoral Sandpiper, "Calidris melanotos" Rare/Accidental
* Curlew Sandpiper, "Calidris ferruginea"
* Dunlin, "Calidris alpina" Rare/Accidental
* Broad-billed Sandpiper, "Limicola falcinellus" Rare/Accidental
* Buff-breasted Sandpiper, "Tryngites subruficollis" Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
* Ruff, "Philomachus pugnax"
* Wilson's Phalarope, "Phalaropus tricolor" Rare/Accidental
* Red-necked Phalarope, "Phalaropus lobatus"
* Red Phalarope, "Phalaropus fulicarius"

* Snowy Sheathbill, "Chionis alba" Rare/Accidental

* South Polar Skua, "Stercorarius maccormicki" Rare/Accidental
* Brown Skua, "Stercorarius antarctica"
* Pomarine Skua, "Stercorarius pomarinus"
* Arctic Skua, "Stercorarius parasiticus"
* Long-tailed Skua, "Stercorarius longicaudus"

* White-eyed Gull, "Larus leucophthalmus" Near-threatened
* Ring-billed Gull, "Larus delawarensis"
* Kelp Gull, "Larus dominicanus"
* Herring Gull, "Larus argentatus"
* Lesser Black-backed Gull, "Larus fuscus"
* Heuglin's Gull, "Larus heuglini" Rare/Accidental
* Caspian Gull, "Larus cachinnans" Rare/Accidental
* Grey-headed Gull, "Larus cirrocephalus"
* Hartlaub's Gull, "Larus hartlaubii"
* Black-headed Gull, "Larus ridibundus" Rare/Accidental
* Franklin's Gull, "Larus pipixcan" Rare/Accidental
* Sabine's Gull, "Larus sabini"
* Black-legged Kittiwake, "Rissa tridactyla" Rare/Accidental

* Gull-billed Tern, "Gelochelidon nilotica" Rare/Accidental
* Caspian Tern, "Hydroprogne caspia"
* Lesser Crested Tern, "Sterna bengalensis"
* Sandwich Tern, "Sterna sandvicensis"
* Great Crested Tern, "Sterna bergii"
* Roseate Tern, "Sterna dougallii"
* Black-naped Tern, "Sterna sumatrana" Rare/Accidental
* Common Tern, "Sterna hirundo"
* Arctic Tern, "Sterna paradisaea"
* Antarctic Tern, "Sterna vittata"
* White-cheeked Tern, "Sterna repressa" Rare/Accidental
* Little Tern, "Sternula albifrons"
* Damara Tern, "Sternula balaenarum" Near-threatened
* Bridled Tern, "Onychoprion anaethetus" Rare/Accidental
* Sooty Tern, "Onychoprion fuscata"
* Whiskered Tern, "Chlidonias hybridus"
* White-winged Tern, "Chlidonias leucopterus"
* Black Tern, "Chlidonias niger"
* Lesser Noddy, "Anous tenuirostris" Rare/Accidental
* Black Noddy, "Anous minutus"
* Brown Noddy, "Anous stolidus" Rare/Accidental
* White Tern, "Gygis alba"

* African Skimmer, "Rynchops flavirostris" Near-threatened

* Namaqua Sandgrouse, "Pterocles namaqua"
* Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, "Pterocles gutturalis"
* Double-banded Sandgrouse, "Pterocles bicinctus"
* Burchell's Sandgrouse, "Pterocles burchelli"

* Rock Pigeon, "Columba livia"
* Speckled Pigeon, "Columba guinea"
* Rameron Pigeon, "Columba arquatrix"
* Delegorgue's Pigeon, "Columba delegorguei"
* Lemon Dove, "Columba larvata"
* Eurasian Turtle Dove, "Streptopelia turtur" Rare/Accidental
* African Mourning Dove, "Streptopelia decipiens"
* Red-eyed 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 calva"

* Rose-ringed Parakeet, "Psittacula krameri", Introduced species
* Peach-faced Lovebird, "Agapornis roseicollis"
* Brown-necked Parrot, "Poicephalus fuscicollis"
* Cape Parrot"Poicephalus robustus"
* Meyer's Parrot, "Poicephalus meyeri"
* Brown-headed Parrot, "Poicephalus cryptoxanthus"

* Livingstone's Turaco, "Tauraco livingstonii"
* Knysna Turaco, "Tauraco corythaix"
* Purple-crested Turaco, "Tauraco porphyreolophus"
* Grey Go-away-bird, "Corythaixoides concolor"

* Pied 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"
* Lesser Cuckoo, "Cuculus poliocephalus" Rare/Accidental
* Madagascar Cuckoo, "Cuculus rochii" Rare/Accidental
* Klaas's Cuckoo, "Chrysococcyx klaas"
* African Emerald Cuckoo, "Chrysococcyx cupreus"
* Dideric Cuckoo, "Chrysococcyx caprius"
* Yellowbill, "Ceuthmochares aereus"
* Black Coucal, "Centropus grillii"
* Senegal Coucal, "Centropus senegalensis"
* White-browed Coucal, "Centropus superciliosus"

* African Grass-owl, "Tyto capensis"
* Barn Owl, "Tyto alba"

* African Scops Owl, "Otus senegalensis"
* Southern White-faced Owl, "Ptilopsis granti"
* Cape Eagle-owl, "Bubo capensis"
* 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"

* Eurasian Nightjar, "Caprimulgus europaeus"
* Rufous-cheeked Nightjar, "Caprimulgus rufigena"
* Fiery-necked Nightjar, "Caprimulgus pectoralis"
* Swamp Nightjar, "Caprimulgus natalensis"
* Freckled Nightjar, "Caprimulgus tristigma"
* Square-tailed Nightjar, "Caprimulgus fossii"
* Pennant-winged Nightjar, "Macrodipteryx vexillarius"

* Mottled Spinetail, "Telacanthura ussheri"
* Bat-like Spinetail, "Neafrapus boehmi"
* African Palm Swift, "Cypsiurus parvus"
* Alpine Swift, "Tachymarptis melba"
* Mottled Swift, "Tachymarptis aequatorialis"
* Common Swift, "Apus apus"
* Pallid Swift, "Apus pallidus" Rare/Accidental
* African Swift, "Apus barbatus"
* Bradfield's Swift, "Apus bradfieldi"
* Little Swift, "Apus affinis"
* Horus Swift, "Apus horus"
* White-rumped Swift, "Apus caffer"

* Speckled Mousebird, "Colius striatus"
* White-backed Mousebird, "Colius colius"
* Red-faced Mousebird, "Urocolius indicus"

* Narina Trogon, "Apaloderma narina"

* Half-collared Kingfisher, "Alcedo semitorquata"
* Malachite Kingfisher, "Alcedo cristata"
* African Pygmy Kingfisher, "Ispidina picta"

* Grey-headed Kingfisher, "Halcyon leucocephala"
* Woodland Kingfisher, "Halcyon senegalensis"
* Mangrove Kingfisher, "Halcyon senegaloides"
* Brown-hooded Kingfisher, "Halcyon albiventris"
* Striped Kingfisher, "Halcyon chelicuti"

* Giant Kingfisher, "Megaceryle maximus"
* Pied Kingfisher, "Ceryle rudis"

* White-fronted Bee-eater, "Merops bullockoides"
* Little Bee-eater, "Merops pusillus"
* Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, "Merops hirundineus"
* White-throated Bee-eater, "Merops albicollis" Rare/Accidental
* Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, "Merops persicus"
* Madagascar Bee-eater, "Merops superciliosus" Rare/Accidental
* European Bee-eater, "Merops apiaster"
* Southern Carmine Bee-eater, "Merops nubicoides"

* European Roller, "Coracias garrulus"
* Lilac-breasted Roller, "Coracias caudata"
* Racket-tailed Roller, "Coracias spatulata" Rare/Accidental
* Rufous-crowned Roller, "Coracias naevia"
* Broad-billed Roller, "Eurystomus glaucurus"

* Hoopoe, "Upupa epops"

* Green Woodhoopoe, "Phoeniculus purpureus"
* Common Scimitar-bill, "Rhinopomastus cyanomelas"

* Red-billed Hornbill, "Tockus erythrorhynchus"
* Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, "Tockus leucomelas"
* Crowned Hornbill, "Tockus alboterminatus"
* African Grey Hornbill, "Tockus nasutus"
* Trumpeter Hornbill, "Ceratogymna bucinator"
* Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, "Ceratogymna brevis" Rare/Accidental
* Southern Ground Hornbill, "Bucorvus leadbeateri"

* White-eared Barbet, "Stactolaema leucotis"
* Green Barbet, "Stactolaema olivacea"
* Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, "Pogoniulus bilineatus"
* Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird, "Pogoniulus chrysoconus"
* Red-fronted Tinkerbird, "Pogoniulus pusillus"
* Pied Barbet, "Tricholaema leucomelas"
* Black-collared Barbet, "Lybius torquatus"
* Crested Barbet, "Trachyphonus vaillantii"

* Scaly-throated Honeyguide, "Indicator variegatus"
* Greater Honeyguide, "Indicator indicator"
* Lesser Honeyguide, "Indicator minor"
* Wahlberg's Honeyguide, "Prodotiscus regulus"

* Rufous-necked Wryneck, "Jynx ruficollis"
* Bennett's Woodpecker, "Campethera bennettii"
* Golden-tailed Woodpecker, "Campethera abingoni"
* Knysna Woodpecker, "Campethera notata" Endemic Near-threatened
* Ground Woodpecker, "Geocolaptes olivaceus" Endemic
* Cardinal Woodpecker, "Dendropicos fuscescens"
* Bearded Woodpecker, "Dendropicos namaquus"
* Olive Woodpecker, "Dendropicos griseocephalus"

* African Broadbill, "Smithornis capensis"

* African Pitta, "Pitta angolensis"

* Monotonous Lark, "Mirafra passerina"
* Latakoo Lark, "Mirafra cheniana" Near-threatened
* Rufous-naped Lark, "Mirafra africana"
* Flappet Lark, "Mirafra rufocinnamomea"
* Cape Clapper Lark, "Mirafra apiata"
* Eastern Clapper Lark, "Mirafra fasciolata"
* Sabota Lark, "Calendulauda sabota"
* Fawn-colored Lark, "Calendulauda africanoides"
* Ferruginous Lark, "Calendulauda burra" Endemic Vulnerable
* Karoo Lark, "Calendulauda albescens" Endemic
* Barlow's Lark, "Calendulauda barlowi"
* Dune Lark, "Calendulauda erythrochlamys"
* Dusky Lark, "Pinarocorys nigricans"
* Rudd's Lark, "Heteromirafra ruddi" Endemic Vulnerable
* Cape Lark, "Certhilauda curvirostris" Endemic
* Algulhas Long-billed Lark, "Certhilauda brevirostris" Endemic Near-threatened
* Eastern Long-billed Lark, "Certhilauda semitorquata" Endemic
* Karoo Long-billed Lark, "Certhilauda subcoronata"
* Short-clawed Lark, "Certhilauda chuana"
* Spike-heeled Lark, "Chersomanes albofasciata"
* Black-eared Sparrow-lark, "Eremopterix australis"
* Chestnut-backed Sparrow-lark, "Eremopterix leucotis"
* Grey-backed Sparrow-lark, "Eremopterix verticalis"
* Red-capped Lark, "Calandrella cinerea"
* Pink-billed Lark, "Spizocorys conirostris"
* Botha's Lark, "Spizocorys fringillaris" Endemic Endangered
* Sclater's Lark, "Spizocorys sclateri" Near-threatened
* Stark's Lark, "Spizocorys starki"
* Long-billed Lark, "Galerida magnirostris"

* Sand Martin, "Riparia riparia"
* Plain Martin, "Riparia paludicola"
* Banded Martin, "Riparia cincta"
* Grey-rumped Swallow, "Pseudhirundo griseopyga"
* Rock Martin, "Ptyonoprogne fuligula"
* Barn Swallow, "Hirundo rustica"
* White-throated Swallow, "Hirundo albigularis"
* Wire-tailed Swallow, "Hirundo smithii"
* Blue Swallow, "Hirundo atrocaerulea" Vulnerable
* Pearl-breasted Swallow, "Hirundo dimidiata"
* Greater Striped Swallow, "Cecropis cucullata"
* Lesser Striped Swallow, "Cecropis abyssinica"
* Rufous-chested Swallow, "Cecropis semirufa"
* Mosque Swallow, "Cecropis senegalensis"
* South African Swallow, "Petrochelidon spilodera"
* House Martin, "Delichon urbica"
* Blue Sawwing, "Psalidoprocne pristoptera"

* African Pied Wagtail, "Motacilla aguimp"
* Cape Wagtail, "Motacilla capensis"
* Yellow Wagtail, "Motacilla flava"
* Grey Wagtail, "Motacilla cinerea" Rare/Accidental
* Mountain Wagtail, "Motacilla clara"
* Golden Pipit, "Tmetothylacus tenellus" Rare/Accidental
* Yellow-throated Longclaw, "Macronyx croceus"
* Fuelleborn's Longclaw, "Macronyx fuellebornii"
* Orange-throated Longclaw, "Macronyx capensis"
* Rosy-throated Longclaw, "Macronyx ameliae"
* Yellow-breasted Pipit, "Hemimacronyx chloris" Endemic Vulnerable
* Striped Pipit, "Anthus lineiventris"
* Yellow-tufted Pipit, "Anthus crenatus" Endemic
* Mountain Pipit, "Anthus hoeschi"
* Plain-backed Pipit, "Anthus leucophrys"
* Long-tailed Pipit, "Anthus longicaudatus" Endemic Data deficient
* Buffy Pipit, "Anthus vaalensis"
* African Pipit, "Anthus cinnamomeus"
* Long-billed Pipit, "Anthus similis"
* Short-tailed Pipit, "Anthus brachyurus"
* Bush Pipit, "Anthus caffer"
* Tree Pipit, "Anthus trivialis"
* Red-throated Pipit, "Anthus cervinus" Rare/Accidental
* Kimberley Pipit, "Anthus pseudosimilis"

* White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike, "Coracina pectoralis"
* Grey Cuckoo-shrike, "Coracina caesia"
* Black Cuckoo-shrike, "Campephaga flava"

* Common Bulbul, "Pycnonotus barbatus"
* Black-fronted Bulbul, "Pycnonotus nigricans"
* Cape Bulbul, "Pycnonotus capensis" Endemic
* Sombre Greenbul, "Andropadus importunus"
* Yellow-bellied Greenbul, "Chlorocichla flaviventris"
* Terrestrial Brownbul, "Phyllastrephus terrestris"
* Yellow-streaked Bulbul, "Phyllastrephus flavostriatus"
* Eastern Nicator, "Nicator gularis"

* Cape Rock Thrush, "Monticola rupestris" Endemic
* Sentinel Rock Thrush, "Monticola explorator"
* Short-toed Rock Thrush, "Monticola brevipes"
* Orange Ground Thrush, "Zoothera gurneyi"
* Spotted Ground Thrush, Zoothera guttata] , Endangered
* Groundscraper Thrush, "Psophocichla litsipsirupa"
* Olive Thrush, "Turdus olivaceus"
* Kurrichane Thrush, "Turdus libonyanus"

* Red-faced Cisticola, "Cisticola erythrops"
* Rock-loving Cisticola, "Cisticola aberrans"
* Rattling Cisticola, "Cisticola chiniana"
* Grey Cisticola, "Cisticola rufilatus"
* Red-headed Cisticola, "Cisticola subruficapillus"
* Wailing Cisticola, "Cisticola lais"
* Winding Cisticola, "Cisticola galactotes"
* Tinkling Cisticola, "Cisticola tinniens"
* Croaking Cisticola, "Cisticola natalensis"
* Piping Cisticola, "Cisticola fulvicapillus"
* Zitting Cisticola, "Cisticola juncidis"
* Desert Cisticola, "Cisticola aridulus"
* Cloud Cisticola, "Cisticola textrix"
* Pectoral-patch Cisticola, "Cisticola brunnescens"
* Pale-crowned Cisticola, "Cisticola cinnamomeus"
* Wing-snapping Cisticola, "Cisticola ayresii"
* Tawny-flanked Prinia, "Prinia subflava"
* Black-chested Prinia, "Prinia flavicans"
* Karoo Prinia, "Prinia maculosa"
* Drakensberg Prinia, "Prinia hypoxantha"
* Namaqua Prinia, "Prinia substriata"
* Red-winged Prinia, "Prinia erythroptera"
* Rufous-eared Warbler, "Malcorus pectoralis"
* Bar-throated Apalis, "Apalis thoracica"
* Yellow-breasted Apalis, "Apalis flavida"
* Rudd's Apalis, "Apalis ruddi"
* Green-backed Camaroptera, "Camaroptera brachyura"
* Miombo Camaroptera, "Calamonastes undosus"
* Barred Camaroptera, "Calamonastes fasciolatus"
* Kopje Warbler, "Euryptila subcinnamomea"

* African Bush Warbler, "Bradypterus baboecala"
* Knysna Scrub Warbler, "Bradypterus sylvaticus" Endemic Vulnerable
* African Scrub Warbler, "Bradypterus barratti"
* Victorin's Scrub Warbler, "Bradypterus victorini" Endemic
* Cape Grassbird, "Sphenoeacus afer"
* Eurasian River Warbler, "Locustella fluviatilis"
* Sedge Warbler, "Acrocephalus schoenobaenus"
* Reed Warbler, "Acrocephalus scirpaceus"
* African Reed Warbler, "Acrocephalus baeticatus"
* Marsh Warbler, "Acrocephalus palustris"
* Great Reed Warbler, "Acrocephalus arundinaceus"
* Basra Reed Warbler, "Acrocephalus griseldis" Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
* Lesser Swamp Warbler, "Acrocephalus gracilirostris"
* Olive-tree Warbler, "Hippolais olivetorum"
* Icterine Warbler, "Hippolais icterina"
* African Yellow Warbler, "Chloropeta natalensis"
* Yellow-bellied Eremomela, "Eremomela icteropygialis"
* Greencap Eremomela, "Eremomela scotops"
* Yellow-rumped Eremomela, "Eremomela gregalis"
* Burnt-neck Eremomela, "Eremomela usticollis"
* Cape Crombec, "Sylvietta rufescens"
* Yellow-throated Wood Warbler, "Phylloscopus ruficapillus"
* Willow Warbler, "Phylloscopus trochilus"
* Southern Hyliota, "Hyliota australis"
* Fan-tailed Grassbird, "Schoenicola brevirostris"
* Blackcap, "Sylvia atricapilla"
* Garden Warbler, "Sylvia borin"
* Greater Whitethroat, "Sylvia communis"
* Layard's Warbler, "Parisoma layardi"
* Rufous-vented Warbler, "Parisoma subcaeruleum"

* Pale Flycatcher, "Bradornis pallidus"
* Chat Flycatcher, "Bradornis infuscatus"
* Mariqua Flycatcher, "Bradornis mariquensis"
* Southern Black Flycatcher, "Melaenornis pammelaina"
* Fiscal Flycatcher, "Sigelus silens"
* Spotted Flycatcher, "Muscicapa striata"
* African Dusky Flycatcher, "Muscicapa adusta"
* Ashy Flycatcher, "Muscicapa caerulescens"
* Grey Tit-flycatcher, "Myioparus plumbeus"
* Fairy Flycatcher, "Stenostira scita"
* Collared Flycatcher, "Ficedula albicollis"
* White-starred Robin, "Pogonocichla stellata"
* Thrush Nightingale, "Luscinia luscinia" Rare/Accidental
* Cape Robin-chat, "Cossypha caffra"
* White-throated Robin-chat, "Cossypha humeralis"
* White-browed Robin-chat, "Cossypha heuglini"
* Red-capped Robin-chat, "Cossypha natalensis"
* Chorister Robin-chat, "Cossypha dichroa"
* Collared Palm Thrush, "Cichladusa arquata"
* Bearded Scrub-robin, "Cercotrichas quadrivirgata"
* Brown Scrub-robin, "Cercotrichas signata"
* Red-backed Scrub-robin, "Cercotrichas leucophrys"
* Kalahari Scrub-robin, "Cercotrichas paena"
* Karoo Scrub-robin, "Cercotrichas coryphaeus"
* Common Redstart, "Phoenicurus phoenicurus" Rare/Accidental
* Whinchat, "Saxicola rubetra"
* African Stonechat, "Saxicola torquata"
* Buff-streaked Bushchat, "Saxicola bifasciata"
* Mountain Wheatear, "Oenanthe monticola"
* Northern Wheatear, "Oenanthe oenanthe" Rare/Accidental
* Pied Wheatear, "Oenanthe pleschanka" Rare/Accidental
* Capped Wheatear, "Oenanthe pileata"
* Sicklewing Chat, "Cercomela sinuata"
* Karoo Chat, "Cercomela schlegelii"
* Tractrac Chat, "Cercomela tractrac"
* Familiar Chat, "Cercomela familiaris"
* Southern Anteater Chat, "Myrmecocichla formicivora"
* White-headed Black-chat, "Myrmecocichla arnotti"
* Mocking Cliff-chat, "Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris"

* Black-throated Wattle-eye, "Platysteira peltata"
* Cape Batis, "Batis capensis"
* Woodward's Batis, "Batis fratrum"
* Chinspot Batis, "Batis molitor"
* Pririt Batis, "Batis pririt"

* African Crested Flycatcher, "Trochocercus cyanomelas"
* African Paradise Flycatcher, "Terpsiphone viridis"

* Southern Pied Babbler, "Turdoides bicolor"
* Arrow-marked Babbler, "Turdoides jardineii"
* Bush Blackcap, "Lioptilus nigricapillus" Near-threatened Chaetopidae
* Rufous Rock-jumper, "Chaetops frenatus" Endemic
* Orange-breasted Rock-jumper "Chaetops aurantius" Endemic

* Southern Black Tit, "Melaniparus niger"
* Ashy Tit, "Melaniparus cinerascens"
* Grey Tit, "Melaniparus afer"

* African Penduline Tit, "Anthoscopus caroli"
* Southern Penduline Tit, "Anthoscopus minutus"

* Plain-backed Sunbird, "Anthreptes reichenowi" Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
* Collared Sunbird, "Hedydipna collaris"
* Orange-breasted Sunbird, "Anthobaphes violacea" Endemic
* Eastern Olive Sunbird, "Cyanomitra olivacea"
* Western Olive Sunbird, "Cyanomitra obscura"
* Mouse-colored Sunbird, "Cyanomitra veroxii"
* Amethyst Sunbird, "Chalcomitra amethystina"
* Scarlet-chested Sunbird, "Chalcomitra senegalensis"
* Malachite Sunbird, "Nectarinia famosa"
* Southern Double-collared Sunbird, "Cinnyris chalybeus"
* Neergaard's Sunbird, "Cinnyris neergaardi" Near-threatened
* Greater Double-collared Sunbird, "Cinnyris afer"
* Mariqua Sunbird, "Cinnyris mariquensis"
* Purple-banded Sunbird, "Cinnyris bifasciatus"
* White-breasted Sunbird, "Cinnyris talatala"
* Variable Sunbird, "Cinnyris venustus"
* Dusky Sunbird, "Cinnyris fuscus"

* African Yellow White-eye, "Zosterops senegalensis"
* Cape White-eye, "Zosterops pallidus"

* Gurney's Sugarbird, "Promerops gurneyi"
* Cape Sugarbird, "Promerops cafer" Endemic

* Eurasian Golden Oriole, "Oriolus oriolus"
* African Golden Oriole, "Oriolus auratus"
* African Black-headed Oriole, "Oriolus larvatus"

* Red-backed Shrike, "Lanius collurio"
* Lesser Grey Shrike, "Lanius minor"
* Common Fiscal, "Lanius collaris"
* Magpie Shrike, "Corvinella melanoleuca"
* White-crowned Shrike, "Eurocephalus anguitimens"

* Brubru, "Nilaus afer"
* Black-backed Puffback, "Dryoscopus cubla"
* Black-crowned Tchagra, "Tchagra senegala"
* Brown-crowned Tchagra, "Tchagra australis"
* Southern Tchagra, "Tchagra tchagra"
* Tropical Boubou, "Laniarius aethiopicus"
* Southern Boubou, "Laniarius ferrugineus"
* Crimson-breasted Gonolek, "Laniarius atrococcineus"
* Bokmakierie, "Telophorus zeylonus"
* Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike, "Telophorus sulfureopectus"
* Olive Bushshrike, "Telophorus olivaceus"
* Black-fronted Bushshrike, "Telophorus nigrifrons"
* Four-colored Bushshrike, "Telophorus viridis"
* Grey-headed Bushshrike, "Malaconotus blanchoti"

* White Helmetshrike, "Prionops plumatus"
* Retz's Helmetshrike, "Prionops retzii"
* Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike, "Prionops scopifrons"

* Square-tailed Drongo, "Dicrurus ludwigii"
* Fork-tailed Drongo, "Dicrurus adsimilis"

* House Crow, "Corvus splendens", Introduced species
* Cape Crow, "Corvus capensis"
* Pied Crow, "Corvus albus"
* White-necked Raven, "Corvus albicollis"

* Common Myna, Acridotheres tristis, Introduced species
* European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, Introduced species
* Wattled Starling, "Creatophora cinerea"
* Cape Glossy-starling, "Lamprotornis nitens"
* Greater Blue-eared Glossy Starling, "Lamprotornis chalybaeus"
* Meves's Glossy Starling, "Lamprotornis mevesii"
* Burchell's Glossy Starling, "Lamprotornis australis"
* Black-bellied Glossy Starling, "Lamprotornis corruscus"
* Violet-backed Starling, "Cinnyricinclus leucogaster"
* African Pied Starling, "Spreo bicolor"
* Red-winged Starling, "Onychognathus morio"
* Pale-winged Starling, "Onychognathus nabouroup"
* Red-billed Oxpecker, "Buphagus erythrorhynchus"
* Yellow-billed Oxpecker, "Buphagus africanus"

* Red-billed Buffalo Weaver, "Bubalornis niger"
* Scaly Weaver, "Sporopipes squamifrons"
* White-browed Sparrow-weaver, "Plocepasser mahali"
* Social Weaver, "Philetairus socius"
* Lesser Masked Weaver, "Ploceus intermedius"
* Spectacled Weaver, "Ploceus ocularis"
* Cape Weaver, "Ploceus capensis" Endemic
* African Golden Weaver, "Ploceus subaureus"
* Holub's Golden Weaver, "Ploceus xanthops"
* Southern Brown-throated Weaver, "Ploceus xanthopterus"
* Southern Masked Weaver, "Ploceus velatus"
* Village Weaver, "Ploceus cucullatus"
* Forest Weaver, "Ploceus bicolor"
* Red-headed Weaver, "Anaplectes rubriceps"
* Red-headed Quelea, "Quelea erythrops"
* Red-billed Quelea, "Quelea quelea"
* Yellow-crowned Bishop, "Euplectes afer"
* Red Bishop, "Euplectes orix"
* Yellow Bishop, "Euplectes capensis"
* Fan-tailed Widowbird, "Euplectes axillaris"
* White-winged Widowbird, "Euplectes albonotatus"
* Red-collared Widowbird, "Euplectes ardens"
* Long-tailed Widowbird, "Euplectes progne"
* Grosbeak Weaver, "Amblyospiza albifrons"

* Orange-winged Pytilia, "Pytilia afra" Rare/Accidental
* Green-winged Pytilia, "Pytilia melba"
* Green-backed Twinspot, "Mandingoa nitidula"
* Peters's Twinspot, "Hypargos niveoguttatus"
* Pink-throated Twinspot, "Hypargos margaritatus"
* Red-billed Firefinch, "Lagonosticta senegala"
* African Firefinch, "Lagonosticta rubricata"
* Jameson's Firefinch, "Lagonosticta rhodopareia"
* Blue-breasted Cordonbleu, "Uraeginthus angolensis"
* Violet-eared Waxbill, "Uraeginthus granatina"
* Black-tailed Waxbill, "Estrilda perreini"
* Yellow-bellied Waxbill, "Estrilda quartinia"
* Swee Waxbill, "Estrilda melanotis"
* Common Waxbill, "Estrilda astrild"
* Black-cheeked Waxbill, "Estrilda erythronotos"
* Zebra Waxbill, "Sporaeginthus subflavus"
* African Quailfinch, "Ortygospiza fuscocrissa"
* Bronze Mannikin, "Spermestes cucullatus"
* Black-and-white Mannikin, "Spermestes bicolor"
* Magpie Mannikin, "Spermestes fringilloides"
* Cut-throat Finch, "Amadina fasciata"
* Red-headed Finch, "Amadina erythrocephala"

* Village Indigobird, "Vidua chalybeata"
* Variable Indigobird, "Vidua funerea"
* Purple Indigobird, "Vidua purpurascens"
* Pale-winged Indigobird, "Vidua wilsoni"
* Shaft-tailed Whydah, "Vidua regia"
* Pin-tailed Whydah, "Vidua macroura"
* Eastern Paradise Whydah, "Vidua paradisaea"
* Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah, "Vidua obtusa" Rare/Accidental

* Lark-like Bunting, "Emberiza impetuani"
* Cinnamon-breasted Bunting, "Emberiza tahapisi"
* Cape Bunting, "Emberiza capensis"
* Golden-breasted Bunting, "Emberiza flaviventris"

* Chaffinch, "Fringilla coelebs", Introduced species
* Cape Canary, "Serinus canicollis"
* Forest Canary, "Serinus scotops" Endemic
* Black-throated Canary, "Serinus atrogularis"
* Lemon-breasted Seedeater, "Serinus citrinipectus"
* Yellow-fronted Canary, "Serinus mozambicus"
* Yellow Canary, "Serinus flaviventris"
* Brimstone Canary, "Serinus sulphuratus"
* White-throated Canary, "Serinus albogularis"
* Streaky-headed Seedeater, "Serinus gularis"
* Black-eared Seedeater, "Serinus mennelli"
* Protea Canary, "Serinus leucopterus" Endemic
* Cape Siskin, "Pseudochloroptila totta" Endemic
* Drakensberg Siskin, "Pseudochloroptila symonsi" Endemic
* Black-headed Canary, "Alario alario"
* Damara Canary, "Alario leucolaema"

* House Sparrow, "Passer domesticus", Introduced species
* Great Rufous Sparrow, "Passer motitensis"
* Cape Sparrow, "Passer melanurus"
* Southern Grey-headed Sparrow, "Passer diffusus"
* Yellow-throated Petronia, "Petronia superciliaris"


*"Splitting headaches? Recent taxonomic changes affecting the British and Western Palaearctic lists" - Martin Collinson, British Birds vol 99 (June 2006), 306-323

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