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Local birds

The following is a list of some of the bird species seen in and around Misty Cliffs.

Drawings by Peter Hayman and Norman Arlott.
Copyright bird images © Struik Publishers and Norman Arlott

Whitebreasted Cormorant
Phalacrocorax carbo

Cape Cormorant
Phalacrocorax capensis

Grey Heron
Ardea cinerea

Little Egret
Egretta garzetta

Blackcrowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax

Black Stork
Ciconia nigra

Hammerkop
Scopus umbretta

Hadeda Ibis
Bostrychia hagedash

Sacred Ibis
Threskiornis aethiopicus

Egyptian Goose
Alopochen aegyptiacus

African Fish Eagle
Haliaeetus vocifer

Black Eagle
Aquila verreauxii

Jackal Buzzard
Buteo rufofuscus

Steppe Buzzard
Buteo buteo

Blackshouldered Kite
Elanus caeruleus

Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus

Rock Kestrel
Falco tinnunculus

Cape Francolin
Francolinus capensis

Helmeted Guineafowl
Numida melegris

African Black Oystercatcher
Haematopus moquini

Avocet
Recurvirostra avosetta

Whitefronted Plover
Charadrius marginatus

Blacksmith Plover
Vanellus armatus

Spotted Dikkop
Burhinus capensis

Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus

Hartlaub's Gull
Larus hartlaubii

Rock Pigeon
Columba guinea

Cape Turtle Dove
Streptopelia capicola

Laughing Dove
Streptopelia senegalensis

Blackcheeked Lovebird
Agapornis nigrigenis (aviary escapee)

Klaas's Cuckoo
Chrysococcyx klaas

Burchell's Coucal
Centropus burchelli

Spotted Eagle Owl
Bubo africanus

Speckled Mousebird
Colius striatus

Whitenecked Raven
Corvus albicollis

Pied Crow
Corvus albus

Cape Bulbul
Pycnonotus capensis

Cape Robin
Cossypha caffra

African Sedge Warbler
Bradypterus baboecala

Grassbird
Sphenoeacus afer

Spotted Prinia
Prinis maculosa

Cape White-eye
Zosterops pallidus

Cape Wagtail
Motacilla capensis

Fiscal Shrike
Lanius collaris

Southern Boubou
Laniarius ferrugineus

Bokmakierie
Telophorus zeylonus

Redwinged Starling
Onychognathus morio

European Starling
Sturnus valgaris (introduced species)

Cape Sugarbird
Promerops cafer

Malachite Sunbird
Nectarinia famosa

Orangebreasted Sunbird
Nectarinia violacea

Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird
Nectarinia chalybea

House Sparrow
Passer domesticus

Cape Weaver
Ploceus capensis

Yellowrumped Widdow
Euplectes capensis

Pintailed Whydah
Vidua macroura

Common Waxbill
Estrilda astrild

Bully Canary
Serinus sulphuratus

Cape Bunting
Emberiza capensis