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Bird species seen in the West Coast Fossil Park


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Common Name Scientific Name Afrikaans R.No. Status
Avocet, Pied Recurvirostra avosetta Bontelsie 294 *
Barbet, Acasia Pied Tricholaema leucomelas Bonthoutkapper 465 *
Bee-eater, European Merops apaister Europese Byvreter 438 * S
Bishop, Southern Red Euplectes orix Rooivink 824 * W/S
Bishop, Yellow Euplectes capensis Kaapse Flap 827 * W/S
Bokmakierie Telophorus zeylonus Bokmakierie 746 *
Bulbul, Cape Pycnonotus capensis  Kaapse Tiptol 655 *
Bunting, Cape Emberiza capensis Rooivlerksteepkoppie 885 *
Bunting, Lark-like Emberiza impetuani  Vaalstreepkoppie 887 * *
Buzzard, Jackal Buteo rufofuscus Rooiborsjakkalsvoel 152 *
Buzzard, Steppe Buteo vulpinus  Bruinjakkaksvoel 149 * S
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Canary, Brimstone Crithagra atrogularis  Dikbekkanarie 877 * *
Canary, Cape Serinus canicollis Kaapse Kanarie 872 *
Canary, White-throated Crithagra albogularis  Witkeelkanarie 879 *
Canary, Yellow Crithagra flaviventris Geelkanarie 878 *
Chat, Familiar Cercomela familiaris Gewone Specvreter 589 *
Cisticola, Grey-backed Cisticola subruficapilla Grysrugtinktinkie 669 *
Cisticola, Levalliant's Cisticola tinniens Vleitinktinkie 667 *
Cisticola, Zitting Cisticola juncidis Landeryklopkloppie 664 *
Coot, Red-knobbed Fulicia cristata Bleshonder 228 * W
Cormorant, Reed Phalacrocorax africanus Reitduiker 58 *
Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidius Witborsduiker 55 *
Crake, Black Amaurornis flavirostris Swartriethaan 213 * *
Crane, Blue Anthropoides paradiseus Bloukraanvoel 208 * R
Crombec, Long-billed Sylvietta rufescens Bosveldstompstert 651 * *
Crow, Pied Corvus albus Witborskraal 548 *
Cuckoo, Klaas's Chrysococcyx klaas Meitjie 385 * W
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Darter, African Anhinga rufa Slanghalsvoel 60 *
Dove, Laughing Streptopelia senegalensis Rooiborsduifie 355 *
Dove, Namaqua Oena capensis Namakwaduifie 356 * *
Dove, Red-eyed Streptopelia semitorquata Grootringduif 352 *
Dove, Rock Columba livia Tuinduif 348 *
Duck, Maccoa Oxyura maccoa Bloubekeend 117 * * R
Duck, Yellow-billed Anas undulata Geelbekeend 104 *
Eagle, Martial Polemaetus bellicosus Breekoparend 140 * *
Eagle, Verreaux's Aquila verreauxii Witkruisarend 131 * *
Eagle-Owl, Cape Bufo capensis Kaapse Ooruil 400 * * * R
Eagle-Owl, Spotted Bufo africanus Gevekte Ooruil 401 *
Egret, Cattle Bubulcus ibis Veereier (Bosluisvoel) 71 *
Egret, Little Egretta garzetta Kleinwitreier 67 *
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Falcon, Lanner Falco biarmicus Edelvalk 172 *
Fiscal, Common Lanius collaris Fiskaaliaksman 732 *
Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus ruber Grootflamink 96 * W
Flamingo, Lesser Phoenicopterus minor Kleinflamink 97 * W
Flycatcher, Fiscal Sigelus silens Fiskaalvlieevanger 698 * *
Flycatcher, Spotted Muscicapa striata Europese Vieevanger 689 * * S
Francolin, Grey-winged Scleroptilia africanus Bergpatrys 190 * *
Gannet, Cape Morus capensis Witmalgas 53 * E
Goose, Egyptian Alopochen aegyptiaca Kolgans 102 *
Goose, Spur-winged Piectropterus gambensis Wildmakou 116 *
Grebe, Black-necked Podiceps nigricollis Swartnekdobbertjie 7 * *  
Grebe, Little Tachybaptus ruficollis Kleindobbertjie 8 *
Greenshank, Common Tringa nebularia Groenpootruiter 270 * S
Guineafowl, Helmeted Numida meleagris Gewone Tarentaal 203 *
Gull, Hartlaub's Larus hartlaubii Hartlaubse Meeu 316 * E
Gull, Kelp Larus dominicanus Kelpmeeu 321 *
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Harrier, Black Circus maurus Witkruisvleivalk (-paddavreter) 168 * * R
Heron, Black-headed Ardea melanocephala Swartkopreier 63 *
Heron, Grey Adea cinerea Bloureier 62 *
Honeyguide, Greater Indicator indicator Grootheuningwyser 474
Ibis, Glossy Plegadis falcinellus Glansibis 93 * * W
Ibis, Hadeda Bostrychia hagedash Hadeda 94 *
Kestrel, Rock Falco rupicolus Kransvalk 181 *
Kingfisher, Malachite Alcedo cristata Kuifkopvisvanger 431 * * *
Kite, Yellow-billed Milvus aegyptius Geelbekwou * * S
Kite, Black-shouldered Elanus caeruleus Blouvalk 127 *
Knot, Red Calidris canutus Knoet 271 * S
Korhaan, Southern Black Afrotis afra Swartvlerkkorhaan 239 * *
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Lapwing, Blacksmith Vanellus armatus Bontkiewiet 258 *
Lapwing, Crowned Vanellus coronatus Kroonkiewiet 255 *
Lark, Cape Clapper Mirafra apiata Kaapse Klappertjie 495 *
Lark, Cape Long-billed Certhilauda curvirostris Weskuslangbeklewerik 500 * * * E
Lark, Karoo Calendulauda albescens Karoolewerik 502 * *
Lark, Large-billed Galerida magnirostris Dikbeklewerik 512 *
Lark, Red-capped Calandrella cinerea Rooikoplewerik 507 *
Longclaw, Cape Macronyx capensis Oranjekeelkoentjie 727 * *
Marsh-Harrier, African Circus ranivorus Afrikaanse Vlievalk 165 * * R
Martin, Banded Riparia cincta Gebande Oewerswael 534 * * RS
Martin, Brown-throated Riparia paludicola Afrikaanse Oewerswael 533 *
Martin, Rock Hirundo fuligula Kransswael 529 *
Masked-Weaver, Southern Ploceus velatus Swartkeelgeelvink 814 *
Moorhen, Common Gallinula chloropus Grootwaterhoender 226 *
Mousebird, Red-faced Urocolius indicus Rooiwangmuisvoel 426 *
Mousebird, Speckled Colius striatus Gevelekte Muisvoel 424 * *
Mousebird, White-backed Colius colius Witkruismuisvoel 425 *
Nightjar, Fiery-necked Caprimulgus pectoralis Afrikaanse Naguil 405 * * *
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Osprey Pandion haliaetus Visvalk 170 * * RS
Owl, Barn Tyto alba Nonnetjie-uil 329 *
Pelican, great white Pelecanus onocrotalus Witpelikaan 49 * E
Penduline-Tit, Cape Anthoscopus minutus Kaapse Kapokvoel 557 * * * R
Pigeon, Speckled Columba guinea Kransduif 349 *
Plover, Grey Pluvialis squatarola Grysstrandkiewiet 254 * S
Plover, Kittlitz's Chardrius pecuarius Geelborsstrandkiewiet 248 *
Plover, Three-banded Charadrius tricollaris Driebandstrandkiewiet 249 * *
Prinia, Karoo Prinia maculosa Karoolangstertjie 686 *
Raven, White-necked Corvus albicollis Withalskraai 550 * *
Reed-Warbler, African Acrocephalus baeticatus Kleinreitsanger 631 * S
Robin-Chat, Cape Cossypha caffra Gewone Janfrederik 601 *
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Kemphaan 284 * S
Rush-Warbler, Little Bradypterus baboecala Kaapse Vleisanger 638 * *
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Sandgrouse, Namaqua Pterocles namaqua Kelkiewyn 344 * * * R
Sandpiper, Common Actitis hypoleucos Gewone Ruiter 264 * * S
Sandpiper, Curlew Caldris ferruginea Krombekstrandloper 272 * S
Sandpiper, Marsh Tringa stagnatilis Moerasruiter 269 * S
Sandpiper, Wood Tringa glareola Bosruiter 266 * S
Scrub-Robin, Karoo Cercotrichas coryphoeus Slangverklikker 614 *
Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius Sekretarisvoel 118 * * R
Seedeater, Streaky-headed Crithagra gularis Steepkopkanarie 881 * * *S
Shellduck, South African Tadorna cana Kopereend 103 *
Shoveler, Cape Anas smithii Kaapse Slopeend 112 *
Sparrowlark, Grey-backed Eremopterix verticalis Grysruglewerik 516 * * S
Spoonbill, African Platalea alba Lepelaar 95 *
Spurfowl, Cape Pternistis capensis Kaapse Fisant 195 *
Starling, Common Sturnus vulgaris Europse Spreeu 757 *
Starling, Pied Spreo bicolor Witgatspreeu 759 *
Starling, Red-winged Onychognathus morio Rooivlerkspreeu 769 * * W
Starling, Wattled Creatophora cinerea Lelspreeu 760 * * W
Stilt, Black-winged Himantopus himantopus Rooipootelsie 295 *
Stint, Little Calidris minuta Kleinstrandloper 274 * S
Stonechat, African Saxicola torquatus Gewone Bontrokkie 596 *
Sunbird, Dusky Cinnyris fuscus Namaquasuikerbekkie 788 * *
Sunbird, Malachite Nectarinia famosa Jangroentjie 775 * W
Sunbird, Southern Double-collared Cinnyris chalybeus Klein-rooibandsuikerbekkie 783 *
Swallow, Barn Hirundo rustica Europese Swael 518 * S
Swallow, Pearl-breasted Hirundo dimidiata Perelborsswael 523 * S
Swallow, White-throated Hirundo albigans Witkreelswael 520 *
Swamp-Warbler, Lesser Acrocephalus gracilirostris Kaapse Rietsanger 635 * * S
Swift, African Black Apus barbatus Swartwindswael 412 * * S
Swift, Alpine Tachymarptis melba Witpenswindswael 418 * * S
Swift, Common Apus apus Europse Windswael 411 * * S
Swift, Little Apus affinis Kleinwindswael 417 *
Swift, White-rumped Apus caffer Witkruiswindswael 415 * * * W
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Teal, Cape Anus capensis Teeleend 106 *
Teal, Red-billed Anus erythrorhyncha Rooibekeend 108 * *
Thick-knee, Spotted Burhinus capensis Gewone Dikkop 297 *
Thrush, Olive Turdus olivaceus Olylyster 577 *
Tit, Grey Parus afer Piet-tjou-tjou-grysmees 551 *
Tit-Babbler, Layard's Parisoma layardi Grysteriktik 622 * *
Turtle-Dove, Cape Streptopelia capricola Gewone Turtelduif 354 *
Wagtail, Cape Motacilla capensis Gerwone Kwikkie 713 *
Waxbill, Common Estrida astrild Rooibeksysie 846 * *
Weaver, Cape Pioceus capensis Kaapse Wewer 813 *
Wheatear, Capped Oenanthe pileata Hoeveldskaapwagter 587 *
Wimbrel, Common Numenius phaeopus Kleinwulp 290 * S
White-eye, Cape Zosterops virens Kaapse Glasogie 796 *
Whydah, Pin-tailed Vidua macroura Koningrooibekkie 860 * W/S
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Bird Species

Keys:
* Easily seen
** Often seen
*** Needs searching for
E - Endemic
R - Special/Rarity
V - Vagrant
S - Summer
W - Winter
M - Migrating