Birding outing to Kloppersbos Trip Report – 11 June 2016


Kloppersbos is situated approximately 40km north-east of Pretoria. Ben Fouche, Rihann Geyser, Tiaan Muller and Theuns Botha visited Klopperbos on Saturday 11 June 2016 to gather data for the Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2 (SABAP2) The trip covered the pentad 2525_2800 and included nocturnal observation.

We thank the Kloppersbos community/farm owners for their hospitality.

Roadside birding at the large dam on the Kloppersbos/Pyramid road produced a Gauteng rarity of not less than 33 Marabou Storks. (Also mentioned in Trevor Hardaker’s rarity report)

No Nightjars were seen or heard but at least two Spotted Eagle Owls and several Southern White-faced Scops-owl were seen and photographed.

Below is a list of the species recorded for the day (15h00 – 20h00)

Sequence Common name Scientific name
1 Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus
2 Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris
3 Bulbul Dark-capped Pycnonotus tricolor
4 Sunbird White-bellied Cinnyris talatala
5 Sparrow Cape Passer melanurus
6 Dove Laughing Streptopelia senegalensis
7 Guineafowl Helmeted Numida meleagris
8 White-eye Cape Zosterops virens
9 Honeyguide Lesser Indicator minor
10 Puffback Black-backed Dryoscopus cubla
11 Thrush Karoo Turdus smithi
12 Pytilia Green-winged Pytilia melba
13 Tinkerbird Yellow-fronted Pogoniulus chrysoconus
14 Crow Pied Corvus albus
15 Drongo Fork-tailed Dicrurus adsimilis
16 Batis Chinspot Batis molitor
17 Owlet Pearl-spotted Glaucidium perlatum
18 Firefinch Red-billed Lagonosticta senegala
19 Oriole Black-headed Oriolus larvatus
20 Barbet Black-collared Lybius torquatus
21 Tit Southern Black Parus niger
22 Crombec Long-billed Sylvietta rufescens
23 Waxbill Blue Uraeginthus angolensis
24 Bush-shrike Orange-breasted Telophorus sulfureopectus
25 Robin-chat White-throated Cossypha humeralis
26 Scrub-robin White-browed Cercotrichas leucophrys
27 Tchagra Brown-crowned Tchagra australis
28 Robin-chat Cape Cossypha caffra
29 Wood-hoopoe Green Phoeniculus purpureus
30 Babbler Arrow-marked Turdoides jardineii
31 Hornbill African Grey Tockus nasutus
32 Sparrow Southern Grey-headed Passer diffusus
33 Quailfinch African Ortygospiza atricollis
34 Cisticola Rattling Cisticola chiniana
35 Go-away-bird Grey Corythaixoides concolor
36 Dove Red-eyed Streptopelia semitorquata
37 Prinia Tawny-flanked Prinia subflava
38 Shrike Magpie Corvinella melanoleuca
39 Starling Cape Glossy Lamprotornis nitens
40 Neddicky Neddicky Cisticola fulvicapilla
41 Hornbill Red-billed Tockus erythrorhynchus
42 Buzzard Lizard Kaupifalco monogrammicus
43 Duck White-faced Dendrocygna viduata
44 Moorhen Common Gallinula chloropus
45 Plover Three-banded Charadrius tricollaris
46 Ibis Hadeda Bostrychia hagedash
47 Lapwing Blacksmith Vanellus armatus
48 Crake Black Amaurornis flavirostris
49 Roller Lilac-breasted Coracias caudatus
50 Spurfowl Swainson’s Pternistis swainsonii
51 Masked-weaver Southern Ploceus velatus
52 Ostrich Common Struthio camelus
53 Stork Marabou Leptoptilos crumeniferus
54 Chat Anteating Myrmecocichla formicivora
55 Teal Red-billed Anas erythrorhyncha
56 Kite Black-shouldered Elanus caeruleus
57 Longclaw Cape Macronyx capensis
58 Lapwing Crowned Vanellus coronatus
59 Korhaan Northern Black Afrotis afraoides
60 Eagle-owl Spotted Bubo africanus
61 Thick-knee Spotted Burhinus capensis
62 Hornbill Southern Yellow-billed Tockus leucomelas
63 Scops-owl Southern White-faced Ptilopsus granti
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