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.

Sequence Ref No Common name Scientific name
1 545 Bulbul Dark-capped Pycnonotus tricolor
2 803 Masked-weaver Southern Ploceus velatus
3 839 Waxbill Blue Uraeginthus angolensis
4 183 Spurfowl Natal Pternistis natalensis
5 321 Wood-dove Emerald-spotted Turtur chalcospilos
6 50 Cormorant Reed Phalacrocorax africanus
7 517 Drongo Fork-tailed Dicrurus adsimilis
8 404 Bee-eater European Merops apiaster
9 581 Robin-chat Cape Cossypha caffra
10 54 Heron Grey Ardea cinerea
11 89 Goose Egyptian Alopochen aegyptiacus
12 100 Duck White-faced Dendrocygna viduata
13 228 Jacana African Actophilornis africanus
14 399 Kingfisher Woodland Halcyon senegalensis
15 673 Batis Chinspot Batis molitor
16 424 Hornbill African Grey Tockus nasutus
17 84 Ibis Hadeda Bostrychia hagedash
18 1104 Thrush Karoo Turdus smithi
19 314 Dove Red-eyed Streptopelia semitorquata
20 316 Turtle-dove Cape Streptopelia capicola
21 533 Babbler Arrow-marked Turdoides jardineii
22 714 Tchagra Brown-crowned Tchagra australis
23 712 Puffback Black-backed Dryoscopus cubla
24 737 Starling Cape Glossy Lamprotornis nitens
25 743 Starling Burchell’s Lamprotornis australis
26 621 Crombec Long-billed Sylvietta rufescens
27 724 Shrike Magpie Corvinella melanoleuca
28 450 Woodpecker Cardinal Dendropicos fuscescens
29 437 Tinkerbird Yellow-fronted Pogoniulus chrysoconus
30 588 Scrub-robin White-browed Cercotrichas leucophrys
31 536 Babbler Southern Pied Turdoides bicolor
32 426 Hornbill Southern Yellow-billed Tockus leucomelas
33 614 Wren-warbler Barred Calamonastes fasciolatus
34 439 Barbet Crested Trachyphonus vaillantii
35 642 Cisticola Rattling Cisticola chiniana
36 654 Flycatcher Spotted Muscicapa striata
37 245 Lapwing Blacksmith Vanellus armatus
38 192 Guineafowl Helmeted Numida meleagris
39 242 Lapwing Crowned Vanellus coronatus
40 339 Go-away-bird Grey Corythaixoides concolor
41 458 Lark Rufous-naped Mirafra africana
42 203 Crake Black Amaurornis flavirostris
43 317 Dove Laughing Streptopelia senegalensis
44 522 Crow Pied Corvus albus
45 860 Canary Black-throated Crithagra atrogularis
46 61 Egret Cattle Bubulcus ibis
47 711 Shrike Crimson-breasted Laniarius atrococcineus
48 413 Roller Lilac-breasted Coracias caudatus
49 637 Neddicky Neddicky Cisticola fulvicapilla
50 874 Bunting Golden-breasted Emberiza flaviventris
51 682 Paradise-flycatcher African Terpsiphone viridis
52 174 Francolin Crested Dendroperdix sephaena
53 628 Camaroptera Grey-backed Camaroptera brevicaudata
54 552 Thrush Kurrichane Turdus libonyanus
55 95 Duck African Black Anas sparsa
56 81 Ibis African Sacred Threskiornis aethiopicus
57 210 Moorhen Common Gallinula chloropus
58 52 Darter African Anhinga rufa
59 846 Whydah Pin-tailed Vidua macroura
60 238 Plover Three-banded Charadrius tricollaris
61 394 Kingfisher Pied Ceryle rudis
62 199 Crake African Crecopsis egregia
63 63 Heron Green-backed Butorides striata
64 431 Barbet Black-collared Lybius torquatus
65 398 Pygmy-Kingfisher African Ispidina picta
66 440 Honeyguide Greater Indicator indicator
67 493 Swallow Barn Hirundo rustica
68 419 Wood-hoopoe Green Phoeniculus purpureus
69 4142 Sparrow Southern Grey-headed Passer diffusus
70 1172 White-eye Cape Zosterops virens
71 852 Paradise-whydah Long-tailed Vidua paradisaea
72 622 Apalis Bar-throated Apalis thoracica
73 432 Barbet Acacia Pied Tricholaema leucomelas
74 649 Prinia Tawny-flanked Prinia subflava
75 661 Flycatcher Marico Bradornis mariquensis
76 763 Sunbird White-bellied Cinnyris talatala
77 274 Thick-knee Water Burhinus vermiculatus
78 263 Greenshank Common Tringa nebularia
79 141 Hawk-eagle African Aquila spilogaster

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