Okavango Delta – Bird Checklist

R = Resident

M = Migrant

BM = Breeding Migrant

NBM = Non-Breeding Migrant

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Robert’s Reference Numbers are in brackets

APALIS

Yellow Breasted (648)R

AVOCET

Avocet (294) R

BABBLER

Arrowmarked (560)R

Pied (563) R

Whiterumped (562) R

BARBET

Black Collared (464) R

Crested (473) R

Yellowfronted Tinker (470) R

BATELEUR

Bateleur (146) R

BATIS

Chinspot (701) R

BEE-EATER

Bluecheeked (440) NBM

Carmine(441) BM

European (438) NBM

Little (444) R

Swallowtailed (445) R

Whitefronted (443) R

BISHOP

Golden (826) R

Red (824) R

BITTERN

Dwarf (79) R

Little (78) R

BOU-BOU

Swamp (738) R

BRUBRU

Brubru (741)

BULBUL

Blackeyed (568) R

Redeyed (567) R

Yellow Bellied (574) R

Terrestrial (569) R

BUNTING

Goldenbreasted (884) R

Rock Bunting (886) R

BUSTARD

Kori (230) R

BUTTON QUAIL

Kurrichane (205) R

BUZZARD

Lizard (154) R

Steppe (149) NBM

CANARY

Blackthroated (670) R

Yelloweyed (869) R

CHAT

Arnot’s (594) R

Anteating (595) R

Stone (596) R

CISTICOLA

Blackbacked (675) R

Chirping (676) R

Desert(665) R

Fantailed (664) R

Rattling (672) R

Tinkling (671) R

COOT

Redknobbed (228) R

CORMORANT

Reed (58) R

Whitebreasted (55) R

CORNCRAKE

Corncrake (211) NBM

COUCAL

Black (388) BM

Burchell’s (391) R

Copperytailed (389) R

Senegal (390) R

COURSER

Bronzewtnged (303) R

Double Banded (301) R

Temmincks (300) R

CRAKE

African (212) BM

Baillons (215) R

Black (213) R

Spotted (214) NBM

Striped (216) BM

CRANE

Crowned (209) R

Wattled (207) R

CROMBEC

Long Billed (651) R

CROW

Pied (548) R

CUCKOO

African (375) BM

Black (378) BM

Diederik (386) BM

European (374) NBM

Great Spotted (380) BM

Jacobin (382) NBM/BM

Klaas (385) BM

Redchested (377) BM

Striped (381) BM

CUCKOOSHRIKE

Black (538) R

Whitebreasted (539) R

DABCHICK

Dabchick (8) R

DARTER

Darter (60) R

DIKKOP

Spotted (297) R

Water (298) R

DOVE

Cape Turtle (354) R

Emerald Spotted (358) R

Laughing (355) R

Mourning (353) R

Namaqua (356) R

Redeyed (352) R

DRONGO

Forktailed (541) R

DUCK

Fulvous (100) R

Knobbilled (115) R

Whitebacked (101) R

Whitefaced (99) R

Yellowbilled (104) R

EAGLE

African Fish (148) R

African Hawk (137) R

Blackbreasted Snake (143) R

Booted (136) NBM

Brown Snake (142) R

Lesser Spotted (134) NBM

Longcrested (139) R

Martial (140) R

Steppe (133) NBM

Tawny (132) R

Wahlberg’s (135) BM

Western Banded Snake (145) R

EGRET

Black (69) R

Cattle (71) R

Great White (66) R

Little (67) R

Slaty (70) R

Yellowbilled (68) R

EREMOMELA

Burntnecked (656) R

Greencapped (655) R

Yellowbellied (653) R

FALCON

African Hobby (174) R

Hobby (173) NBM

Lanner (172) R

Peregrine(171) R

Rednecked (178) R

FINCH

Cutthroat (835) R

Melba(834) R

Quail (852) R

Redheaded (856) R

Scaly Feathered (806) R

FINCHLARK

Chestnutbacked (515) R

Greybacked (516) R

FINFOOT

African (229) R

FIREFINCH

Brown (843) R

Jameson’s (841) R

Redbilled(842) R

FLAMINGO

Greater(96) R

Lesser (97) R

FLYCATCHER

Black (694) R

Bluegrey (691) R

Fantailed (693) R

Maria, (695) R

Mouse Coloured (696) R

Paradise (710) BM

Spotted (689) NBM

FRANCOLIN

Crested (189) R

Redbilled (194) R

Swainson’s (199) R

GALLINULE

Lesser (224) R

Purple (223) BM

GOOSE

Egyptian (102) R

Pygmy(114) R

Spurwing (116) R

GOSHHAWK

Dark Chanting (163) R

Gabar (161) R

Little Banded (159) R

Pale Chanting (162) R

GREENSHANK

Greenshank (270) NBM

GUINEAFOWL

Helmeted (203) R

GULL

Greyheaded (315) R

GYMNOGENE

Gymnogene (169) R

HAMERKOP

Harnerkop (810) R

HARRIER

African Marsh (165) R

Montagu’s (166) NBM

Pallid (167) NBM

HAWK

Bat (129) R

Cuckoo (128) R

HELMETSHRIKE

Redbilled (754) R

White (753) R

HERON

Blackcrowned Night (76) R

Blackheaded (63) R

Greenbacked (74) R

Grey (62) R

Goliath (64) R

Purple (65) R

Rufousbellied (75) R

Squacco (72) R

Whitebacked Night (77) R

HONEYGUIDE

Greater (474) R

Lesser (476) R

Sharpbilled (478) R

HOOPOE

Hoopoe (451) R

Redbilled Wood (452) R

Scimitarbilled Wood (454) R

HORNBILL

Bradfield’s (461) R

Grey (457) R

Ground (463) R

Redbilled (458) R

Yellowbilled (459) R

IBIS

Glossy (93) R

Hadeda (94) R

Sacred (91) R

JACANA

African (240) R

Lesser (241) R

KESTREL

Dickinson’s (185) R

Eastern Redfooted (180) R

Greater (182) R

Lesser (183) NBM

Rock (181) R

Western Redfooted (179) NBM

KINGFISHER

Brownhooded (425) R

Giant (429) R

Greyhooded (436) BM

Malachite (431) R

Pied (428) R

Striped (437) R

Woodland(433) BM

KITE

Black (126b) NBM

Blackshouldered (127) R

Yellowbilled (126A) BM/NBM

KORHAAN

Blackbellied (238) R

Redcrested (237) R

LARK

Dusky (505) NBM

Fawncoloured (497) R

Flappet (496) R

Monotonous (493) R

Redcapped (566) R

Rufousnaped (494) R

Sabota (498) R

LONGCLAW

Pinkthroated (730) R

LOURIE

Grey (373) R

MARTIN

Banded (534) BM

Brownthroated (533) R

House (530) NBM

Sand (European) (532) NBM

MOORHEN

Lesser (227) BM

Moorhen (226) R

MOUSEBIRD

Redfaced (426) R

NEDDICKY

Neddicky (681) R

NIGHTJAR

European (404) NBM

Fierynecked (405) R

Freckled (408) R

Mozambique (409) R

Natal (407) R

Pennantwinged (416) BM

Rufouscheeked (406) BM

ORIOLE

Afncan Golden (544) BM

Blackheaded (546) R

European Golden (543) NBM

OSPREY

Osprey (170) NBM

OSTRICH

Ostrich (170) R

OWL

Barn (392) R

Barred (399) R

Giant Eagle (402) R

Marsh (395) R

Pearlspotted (398) R

Pel’s Fishing (403) R

Scops (396) R

Spotted Eagle (401) R

Whitefaced (397) R

Wood (394) R

OXPECKER

Redbilled (772) R

Yellowbilled (771) R

PARROT

Meyer’s (364) R

PELICAN

Pinkbacked (50) R

White (49) R

PIGEON

Green (361) R

PIPIT

Buffy (719) R

Longbilled (717) R

Plainbacked (718) R

Richard’s (716) R

PLOVER

Blacksmith (258) R

Caspian (252) NBM

Crowned (255) R

Kittlitz’s (248) R

Longtoed(261) R

Ringed (245) NBM

Threebanded (249) R

Wattled (260) R

Whitefronted (246) R

POCHARD

Southern (113) R

PRATINCOLE

Blackwinged (305) NBM

Redwinged (304) BM

PRINIA

Blackchested (685) R

Tawnytanked (683) R

PUFFBACK

Puffback (740) R

QUAIL

Harlequin (201) R

OUELEA

Redbilled (821) R

RAIL

African (210) R

ROBIN

Heuglin’s (599) R

Kalahari (615) R

Whitebrowed (613) R

ROLLER

Broadbilled (450) BM

European (446) NBM

Lilacbreasted (447) R

Purple (449) R

RUFF

Ruff (264) NBM

SANDGROUSE

Burchell’s (345) R

Doublebanded (347) R

Namaqua (344) R

Yellowthroated (346) R

SANDPIPER

Common (264) NBM

Curlew (272) NBM

Green (265) NBM

Marsh (269) NBM

Wood (266) NBM

SECRETARYBIRD

Secretarybird (118) R

SHOVELLER

Cape (112) R

SHRIKE

Crimsonbreasted (739) R

Fiscal (732) R

Greyheaded Bush (751) R

LesserGrey(731) NBM

Longtailed (736) R

Orange Breasted Bush (748) R

Redbacked (733) NBM

White Crowned (756) R

SNIPE

Ethiopian (286) R

Painted (242) R

SPARROW

Greyheaded (804) R

Yellowthroated (805) R

SPARROWHAWK

Little (157) R

Ovambo (156) R

SPARROWWEAVER

Whitebrowed (799) R

SPOONBILL

Spoonbill (95) R

STARLING

Burchell’s (762) R

Cape Glossy (764) R

Greater Blue-eared (765) R

Longtailed (763) R

Plumcoloured (761) BM

Wattled (760) R

STILT

Blackwinged (295) R

STINT

Little (274) NBM

STORK

Abdim’s (85) NBM

Black (84) R

Marabou (89) R

Openbilled (87) BM

Saddlebilled (88) R

White(83) NBM

Woollynecked (86) R

Yellowbilled (90) R

SUNBIRD

Black (792) R

Collared (793) R

Marico (779) R

Scarletchested (791) R

Whitebellied (787) R

SWALLOW

Black Sawwing (536) BM

European (518) NBM

Greater Striped (526) BM

Greyrumped (531) BM

Lesser Striped (527) BM

Mosque (525) R

Pearlbreasted (523) R

Redbreasted (524) BM

S.A.Cliff (528) R

Whitethroated (520) BM

Wiretailed (522) R

SWIFT

Alpine (418) NBM

European (411) NBM

Palm (421) R

TCHAGRA

Blackcrowned (744) R

Threestreaked (743) R

TEAL

Hottentot (107) R

Redbilled (108) R

TERN

Whiskered (338) R

Whitewinged (339) NBM

THRUSH

Groundscraper (580) R

Kurrichane (576) R

TIT

Ashy (552) R

Grey Penduline (558) R

Southern BLack (554) R

TITBABBLER

Titbabbler (621) R

VULTURE

Cape (122) R

Hooped (121) R

Lappetfaced (124) R

Whitebacked (123) R

Whiteheaded (125) R

WAGTAIL

African Pied (711) R

Cape (713) R

Yellow (714) NBM

WARBLER

African Marsh (631) BM

African Sedge (638) R

Barred (658) R

Bleating (657) R

Cape Reed (635) R

European Marsh (633) NBM

European Sedge (634) NBM

Garden (619) NBM

Greater Swamp (636) R

Great Reed (628) NBM

Icterine (625) NBM

Sterling’s Barred (659) R

Willow (643) NBM

WAXBILL

Blackcheecked (847) R

Blue (844) R

Common (846) R

Orangebreasted (854) R

Violeteared (845) R

WEAVER

Brownthroated (818) R

Golden (816) R

Lesser Masked (815) R

Masked (814) R

Redbilled Buffalo (798) R

Redheaded(819) R

Spectacled (810) R

Spottedbacked (811) R

Thickbilled (807) R

WHEATEAR

Capped (587) BM

WHITE-EYE

Yellow (797) R

WHITETHROAT

Whttethroat (620) NBM

WHYDAH

Paradise (862) R

Pintaiied (860) R

Shafttailed (861) R

WIDOW

Redshouldered (828) R

Whitewinged (829) R

WIDOWFINCH

Steelblue (867) R

WOODPECKER

Bearded (487) R

Bennett’s (481) R

Cardinal (486) R

Golderttailed (483) R

This Bird Checklist is courtesy of Delta Camp

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Published on February 18, 2009 at 12:58 pm  Comments (8)  

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