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Mabalingwe March 2016

Below is a list of the birds found at the Mabalingwe visit during the weekend of 4 to 6 March 2016. A full protocol card was submitted to SABAP2 – The South African Bird Atlas Project.

The highlight of the weekend was an African Crake (Uncommon Intra-African breeding migrant). Other specials were African Pygmy Kingfisher and African Hawk Eagle.

All birding was done by vehicle and photos were taken where possible.

SequenceRef NoCommon nameScientific name
1545Bulbul Dark-cappedPycnonotus tricolor
2803Masked-weaver SouthernPloceus velatus
3839Waxbill BlueUraeginthus angolensis
4183Spurfowl NatalPternistis natalensis
5321Wood-dove Emerald-spottedTurtur chalcospilos
650Cormorant ReedPhalacrocorax africanus
7517Drongo Fork-tailedDicrurus adsimilis
8404Bee-eater EuropeanMerops apiaster
9581Robin-chat CapeCossypha caffra
1054Heron GreyArdea cinerea
1189Goose EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus
12100Duck White-facedDendrocygna viduata
13228Jacana AfricanActophilornis africanus
14399Kingfisher WoodlandHalcyon senegalensis
15673Batis ChinspotBatis molitor
16424Hornbill African GreyTockus nasutus
1784Ibis HadedaBostrychia hagedash
181104Thrush KarooTurdus smithi
19314Dove Red-eyedStreptopelia semitorquata
20316Turtle-dove CapeStreptopelia capicola
21533Babbler Arrow-markedTurdoides jardineii
22714Tchagra Brown-crownedTchagra australis
23712Puffback Black-backedDryoscopus cubla
24737Starling Cape GlossyLamprotornis nitens
25743Starling Burchell’sLamprotornis australis
26621Crombec Long-billedSylvietta rufescens
27724Shrike MagpieCorvinella melanoleuca
28450Woodpecker CardinalDendropicos fuscescens
29437Tinkerbird Yellow-frontedPogoniulus chrysoconus
30588Scrub-robin White-browedCercotrichas leucophrys
31536Babbler Southern PiedTurdoides bicolor
32426Hornbill Southern Yellow-billedTockus leucomelas
33614Wren-warbler BarredCalamonastes fasciolatus
34439Barbet CrestedTrachyphonus vaillantii
35642Cisticola RattlingCisticola chiniana
36654Flycatcher SpottedMuscicapa striata
37245Lapwing BlacksmithVanellus armatus
38192Guineafowl HelmetedNumida meleagris
39242Lapwing CrownedVanellus coronatus
40339Go-away-bird GreyCorythaixoides concolor
41458Lark Rufous-napedMirafra africana
42203Crake BlackAmaurornis flavirostris
43317Dove LaughingStreptopelia senegalensis
44522Crow PiedCorvus albus
45860Canary Black-throatedCrithagra atrogularis
4661Egret CattleBubulcus ibis
47711Shrike Crimson-breastedLaniarius atrococcineus
48413Roller Lilac-breastedCoracias caudatus
49637Neddicky NeddickyCisticola fulvicapilla
50874Bunting Golden-breastedEmberiza flaviventris
51682Paradise-flycatcher AfricanTerpsiphone viridis
52174Francolin CrestedDendroperdix sephaena
53628Camaroptera Grey-backedCamaroptera brevicaudata
54552Thrush KurrichaneTurdus libonyanus
5595Duck African BlackAnas sparsa
5681Ibis African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus
57210Moorhen CommonGallinula chloropus
5852Darter AfricanAnhinga rufa
59846Whydah Pin-tailedVidua macroura
60238Plover Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris
61394Kingfisher PiedCeryle rudis
62199Crake AfricanCrecopsis egregia
6363Heron Green-backedButorides striata
64431Barbet Black-collaredLybius torquatus
65398Pygmy-Kingfisher AfricanIspidina picta
66440Honeyguide GreaterIndicator indicator
67493Swallow BarnHirundo rustica
68419Wood-hoopoe GreenPhoeniculus purpureus
694142Sparrow Southern Grey-headedPasser diffusus
701172White-eye CapeZosterops virens
71852Paradise-whydah Long-tailedVidua paradisaea
72622Apalis Bar-throatedApalis thoracica
73432Barbet Acacia PiedTricholaema leucomelas
74649Prinia Tawny-flankedPrinia subflava
75661Flycatcher MaricoBradornis mariquensis
76763Sunbird White-belliedCinnyris talatala
77274Thick-knee WaterBurhinus vermiculatus
78263Greenshank CommonTringa nebularia
79141Hawk-eagle AfricanAquila spilogaster

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