South Africa - November 2001 - Species Lists

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Ostrich to Falcon
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Shrike to Bunting
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Part I: Ostrich - Pygmy Falcon


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Species Name
English
(Scientific)
German
Observations, Remarks
1 Common Ostrich
(Struthio camelus)
Strauß
Common throughout the area, e. g. Cape of Good Hope Reserve, Kalahari, but also in agricultural areas; some feral birds.
3 Jackass Penguin
(Spheniscus demersus)
Brillenpinguin
Common in the colony at Boulder's Beach/Simon's Town, also a group at Lambert's Bay on 20.11.
6 Great Crested Grebe
(Podiceps cristatus)
Haubentaucher
Some at Strandfontein sewage works near Cape Town and on other lakes.
7 Black-necked Grebe
(Podiceps nigricollis)
Schwarzhalstaucher
Some at Strandfontein near Cape Town and on other lakes.
8 Dabchick
(Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Zwergtaucher
Some at Strandfontein near Cape Town and on other lakes.
10 Wandering Albatross
(Diomedea exulans)
Wanderalbatros
One immature on the pelagic off Cape Town on 18.11.
11 Shy Albatross
(Thalassarche cauta)
Weißkappenalbatros
Commonest albatros on the pelagic.

12 Black-browed Albatross
(Thalassarche melanophris)
Schwarzbrauenalbatros
Regularly on the pelagic on 18.11.
14x Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross
(Thalassarche carteri)
Indian Gelbnasenalbatros
17 Southern Giant-Petrel
(Macronectes giganteus)
Südl. Riesensturmvogel
Common on the pelagic, only few Giant Petrels can be told apart from the twin species.
18 Northern Giant-Petrel
(Macronectes halli)
Nördl. Riesensturmvogel
Common on the pelagic, only few Giant Petrels can be told apart from the twin species.
21 Pintado Petrel
(Daption capense)
Kapsturmvogel
Single birds on the pelagic, common.
23 Great-winged Petrel
(Pterodroma macroptera)
Langflügel-Sturmvogel
Single birds on the pelagic, not easy to identify.
32 White-chinned Petrel
(Procellaria aequinoctialis)
Weißkinn-Sturmvogel
Commonest seabird on the pelagic.
35 Great Shearwater
(Puffinus gravis)
Großer Sturmtaucher
Single birds on the pelagic, at least 1 oil spoiled.
37 Sooty Shearwater
(Puffinus griseus)
Dunkler Sturmtaucher
Some bigger flocks on the pelagic.
38 Manx Shearwater
(Puffinus puffinus)
Schwarzschnabel-Sturmtaucher
Only 2 on the pelagic on 18.11.
44 Wilson's Storm-Petrel
(Oceanites oceanicus)
Buntfuß-Sturmschwalbe
At least 1 on the pelagic, probably more.
49 Eastern White Pelican
(Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Rosapelikan
Single birds, e.g. at Strandfontein on 12th and at Paarl Bird Sanctuary on 17.11.
53 Cape Gannet
(Morus capensis)
Kaptölpel
Easily found along the coast, huge colony at Lambert's Bay, a must for everyone!
55 White-breasted Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax [c.] lucidus)
Weißbrustkormoran
Common along the coast, relatively small numbers.
56 Cape Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax capensis)
Kapscharbe
Common along the coast, breeding in the seabird colony in Lambert's Bay.
57 Bank Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax neglectus)
Küstenscharbe
We found only single birds along the coast of the Cape of Good Hope reserve on 11.11.
58 Reed Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax africanus)
Riedscharbe
Common on inland waters with reedbeds, e.g. Wilderness Park or Paarl Bird Sanctuary.
59 Crowned Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax coronatus)
Kronenscharbe
Single birds at the coast of the Cape of Good Hope reserve and breeding birds at Lambert's Bay.
60 African Darter
(Anhinga rufa)
Afrikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel
We found the first bird soaring near Caledon. More birds were at Wilderness National Park, at Paarl Bird Sanctuary and other areas.
62 Grey Heron
(Ardea cinerea)
Graureiher
Single birds in wetland areas.
63 Black-headed Heron
(Ardea melanocephala)
Schwarzhalsreiher
Like Grey Heron, breeding at Paarl Bird Sanctuary.
65 Purple Heron
(Ardea purpurea)
Purpurreiher
Only single birds, the first at Dolphin Ponds north of Cape Town on 19.11.
67 Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)
Seidenreiher
Common in wetland areas.
71 Cattle Egret
(Bubulcus ibis)
Kuhreiher
Common in the south.
76 Black-crowned Night-Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax)
Nachtreiher
Some birds in wetland areas, e.g. De Hoop Nature Reserve and Dolphin Ponds.
81 Hamerkop
(Scopus umbretta)
Hammerkopf
Only single birds in the De Hoop Nature Reserve and 1 near Upington on 23rd.
84 Black Stork
(Ciconia nigra)
Schwarzstorch
1 north of the Swartberg Pass on 17th, 1 at Akkerendam Nature Reserve near Calvinia on 2nd.
91 African Sacred Ibis
(Threskiornis aethiopicus)
Heiliger Ibis
Common, breeding colony at Paarl Bird Sanctuary.
93 Glossy Ibis
(Plegadis falcinellus)
Sichler
Single birds in weland areas.
94 Hadeda Ibis
(Bostrychia hagedash)
Hadeda Ibis
Common in the south, also in dry areas.
95 African Spoonbill
(Platalea alba)
Afrikanischer Löffler
Found mostly in the south, for example at De Hoop and Paarl Bird Sanctuary.
96 Greater Flamingo
(Phoenicopterus ruber)
Rosaflamingo
The more common Flamingo, e.g. at Strandfontein, Veldrif and many other wetlands.
97 Lesser Flamingo
(Phoenicopterus minor)
Zwergflamingo
We found one flock in the far distance from the Riviera mudflat bird hide in Veldrif on 20.11.
99 White-faced Duck
(Dendrocygna viduata)
Witwenpfeifgans
2 at the Paarl Bird Sanctuary on 17th, 2 at Augrabies National Park on 29.11.
100 Fulvous Duck
(Dendrocygna bicolor)
Gelbbrust-Pfeifgans
1 at the Paarl Bird Sanctuary on 17.11.
101 White-backed Duck
(Thalassornis leuconotus)
Weißrücken-Pfeifgans
1 near Melkbosstrand on 19.11.
102 Egyptian Goose
(Alopochen aegyptiacus)
Nilgans
Common.
103 South African Shelduck
(Tadorna cana)
Graukopfkasarka
Single birds in wetland areas, a family with pulli on a lake near Lambert's Bay on 20.11.
104 Yellow-billed Duck
(Anas undulata)
Gelbschnabelente
Common in the south.
105 African Black Duck
(Anas sparsa)
Schwarzente
Only single birds at Paarl Bird Sanctuary on 17.11.
106 Cape Teal
(Anas capensis)
Fahlente
Common in the south.
108 Red-billed Teal
(Anas erythrorhyncha)
Rotschnabelente
Common on water in the south.
112 Cape Shoveler
(Anas smithii)
Kaplöffelente
Common in the south.
113 Southern Pochard
(Netta erythrophthalma)
Rotaugenente
Some birs in the south.
116 Spur-winged Goose
(Plectropterus gambensis)
Sporngans
Not very common in southern areas, the first we saw were north of De Hoop on 14.11.
117 Maccoa Duck
(Oxyura maccoa)
Afrikaruderente
Some in the south.
118 Secretarybird
(Sagittarius serpentarius)
Sekretär
The first near De Hoop Nature Reserve on 14th, more common in the north, especially Kalahari.
122 Cape Vulture
(Gyps coprotheres)
Kapgeier
The most reliable place for this species is the Potberg area in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, where we saw some on 13.11.
123 White-backed Vulture
(Gyps africanus)
Weißrückengeier
Only in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and north of Upington, common in these areas.
124 Lappet-faced Vulture
(Torgos tracheliotus)
Ohrengeier
Only in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and north of Upington, mostly single birds.
126b Yellow-billed Kite
(Milvus [m.] aegyptius)
Schwarzmilan ssp. aegyptius
Common
127 Black-shouldered Kite
(Elanus caeruleus)
Gleitaar
Common.
131 Verreaux's (Black) Eagle
(Aquila verreauxii)
Kaffernadler
2 at De Hoop, Potberg area, on 13th, 1 near Travellers Rest on 21st.
????132 Tawny Eagle
(Aquila rapax)
Raubadler
Common in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, maybe some of them were Wahlberg's E.??
136 Booted Eagle
(Hieraaetus pennatus)
Zwergadler
Single birds (light and dark morph) north of the Swartberg Pass on 17th and elsewhere.
140 Martial Eagle
(Polemaetus bellicosus)
Kampfadler
The first one was an immature near Bredasdorp on 12.11., 1 near Calvinia on 22nd., more common in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
143 Black-chested Snake-Eagle
(Circaetus pectoralis)
Schlangenadler
Single birds in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park .
146 Bateleur
(Terathopius ecaudatus)
Gaukler
Single birds only in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
148 African Fish-Eagle
(Haliaeetus vocifer)
Schreiseeadler
Only single birds, the first in Wilderness Park on 15.11., 1 along the R46 on 17th, 1 at Augrabies Falls on 28.11.
149 Common Buzzard
(Buteo buteo)
Falkenbussard
AKA Steppe Bussard. Common in the south.
150 Forest Buzzard
(Buteo trizonatus)
Wald(?)bussard
1 on 15th near Wilderness Park.
152 Jackal Buzzard
(Buteo rufofuscus)
Felsenbussard
Common, especially in the south.
155 Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk
(Accipiter rufiventris)
Rotbauchsperber
1 on a nest in Cape Town on th 18.11.
160 African Goshawk
(Accipiter tachiro)
Afrikahabicht
1 in Kirstenbosch botanical garden on 11.11.
161 Gabar Goshawk
(Melierax gabar)
Gabarhabicht
Single birds in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
162 Pale Chanting Goshawk
(Melierax canorus)
Großer Singhabicht
The first was between Traveller's rest and Calvinia on 21st, common northwards.
165 African Marsh-Harrier
(Circus ranivorus)
Froschweihe
Single birds in wetlands, e.g. Strandfontein on 12.11.
167 Pallid Harrier
(Circus macrourus)
Steppenweihe
1 male on 24th north of Twee Rivieren in the dunes of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2 harriers on 27th in the same area were probably Montague's Harrier.
168 Black Harrier
(Circus maurus)
Mohrenweihe
The first was near the Damara Tern colony on 12th, but also in other areas, e.g. around West Coast National Park.
169 African Harrier-Hawk
(Polyboroides typus)
Madagaskarhöhlenweihe
Also called GYMNOGENE, 1 adult at Kirstenbosch on 11.11.
172 Lanner Falcon
(Falco biarmicus)
Lannerfalke
Common in small numbers in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and around Upington, 1 near Goegap Nature Reserve on the 30.11.
173 Eurasian Hobby
(Falco subbuteo)
Baumfalke
1 at Bainskloof Pass near Cape Town on 17.11.
178 Red-necked Falcon
(Falco chicquera)
Rothalsfalke
Single birds, only in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
179 Red-footed Falcon
(Falco vespertinus)
Rotfußfalke
1 near Pofadder on the 30.11.
181 Common Kestrel
(Falco tinnunculus)
Turmfalke
AKA Rock Kestrel, common.
182 Greater Kestrel
(Falco rupicoloides)
Steppenfalke
The first south of Calvinia on 21st, further north more comon.
186 Pygmy Falcon
(Polihierax semitorquatus)
Halsband-Zwergfalke
Single birds around Upington and in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.



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