South Africa - November 2001 - Species Lists

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Part III: Clapper Lark - Cape Longclaw


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Species Name
English
(Scientific)
German
Observations, Remarks
495 Agulhas Clapper Lark
(Mirafra marjoriae)
Agulhas Grasklapperlerche
2-3 on 13.11. De Hoop Natrure Reserve
497 Fawn-coloured Lark
(Mirafra africanoides)
Steppenlerche
Common in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
498 Sabota Lark
(Mirafra sabota)
Sabotalerche
Some in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and elesewhere in the North, common at Augrabies National Park
500 Karoo Long-billed Lark
(Certhilauda [c.] subcoronata)
Karoo Langschnabellerche
500 Cape Long-billed Lark
(Certhilauda [c.] curvirostris)
Cape Langschnabellerche
A Longbilled Lark near Veldrif on 20.11. belonged probably to this species.
500 Agulhas Long-billed Lark
(Certhilauda [c.] brevirostris)
Agulhas Langschnabellerche
A Longbilled Lark near De Hoop on 14.11. belonged probably to this species.
502 Karoo Lark
(Certhilauda albescens)
Karrulerche
Botterkloof Pass on 21.11., also in Goegap Nature Reserve on 30.11. and on 1.12. in Namaqua National Park
504 Red Lark
(Certhilauda burra)
Kalaharilerche
At Koa Dunes on 30.11.
506 Spike-heeled Lark
(Chersomanes albofasciata)
Zirplerche
First some near Botterkloof Pass on 21.11., common
507 Red-capped Lark
(Calandrella cinerea)
Rotkappenlerche
First near De Hoop on 13.11., not rare.
512 Large-billed Lark
(Galerida magnirostris)
Dickschnabellerche
AKA Southern Thickbilled Lark, first found near De Hoop on 14.11., some also elsewhere
516 Grey-backed Sparrowlark
(Eremopterix verticalis)
Graurückenlerche
Common, first near Botterkloof Pass on 21.11.
518 Barn Swallow
(Hirundo rustica)
Rauchschwalbe
Common, e.g. on 15.11. in Wilderness.
520 White-throated Swallow
(Hirundo albigularis)
Weißkehlschwalbe
Common, first found at Strandfontein on 12.11.
523 Pearl-breasted Swallow
(Hirundo dimidiata)
Perlbrustschwalbe
Only in the south, e.g. on 14.11. at De Hoop and on 16.11. near Oudtshoorn.
526 Greater Striped Swallow
(Hirundo cucullata)
Kapschwalbe
Common
528 South African Cliff-Swallow
(Hirundo spilodera)
Klippenschwalbe
Some around Brandvlei on 22.11.
529 Rock Martin
(Hirundo fuligula)
Steinschwalbe
Common
533 Brown-throated Martin
(Riparia paludicola)
Braunkehl-Uferschwalbe
Common, first found at Strandfontein on 12.11.
534 Banded Martin
(Riparia cincta)
Weißbrauen-Uferschwalbe
3 ind. at Columbine on 20.11.
536 Black Saw-wing
(Psalidoprocne holomelaena)
Erzschwalbe
2 in Kirstenbosch on 11.11., also in the Potberg area, De Hoop Nature Reserve on 13.11.
540 Grey Cuckooshrike
(Coracina caesia)
Waldraupenfänger
Single birds at Natures Valley on 14.11. and at Big Tree near Wilderness on 15.11.
541 Fork-tailed Drongo
(Dicrurus adsimilis)
Trauerdrongo
AKA African Black Drongo, common in the south (e.g. near De Hoop) and in the Kalahari.
545 Black-headed Oriole
(Oriolus larvatus)
Maskenpirol
At Natures Valley on 14.11.
547 Cape Crow
(Corvus capensis)
Kapkrähe
AKA Black Crow, common
548 Pied Crow
(Corvus albus)
Schildrabe
Common
550 White-necked Raven
(Corvus albicollis)
Weißhalsrabe
Single birds in the south, e.g. Table Mountain.
551 Grey Tit
(Parus afer)
Kapmeise
1 near Veldrif on 20.11.
552 Ashy Tit
(Parus cinerascens)
Akazienmeise
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, first on 24.11.
557 Cape Penduline-Tit
(Anthoscopus minutus)
Kapbeutelmeise
1 in West Coast National Park on 19.11.
566 Cape Bulbul
(Pycnonotus capensis)
Kapbülbül
Common around Cape Town.
567 African Red-eyed Bulbul
(Pycnonotus nigricans)
Maskenbülbül
Common in the North.
569 Terrestrial Brownbul
(Phyllastrephus terrestris)
Laubbülbül
Single birds at Natures Valley and Big Tree, Wilderness
572 Sombre Greenbul
(Andropadus importunus)
Schlichtbülbül
Single birds in the south.
577 Olive Thrush
(Turdus olivaceus)
Kapdrossel
Common in the south around Cape Town, also at Augrabies Falls.
581 Cape Rock-Thrush
(Monticola rupestris)
Klippenrötel
1 at Potberg, Klipspringer Trail on 13.11., 1 at the northern part of the Swartberg Pass on 17.11.
586 Mountain Wheatear
(Oenanthe monticola)
Bergsteinschmätzer
First at Travellers Rest on 21.11., more common in the north, e.g. Augrabies National Park etc.
587 Capped Wheatear
(Oenanthe pileata)
Erdsteinschmätzer
Common, also in agricultural areas.
589 Familiar Chat
(Cercomela familiaris)
Rostschwanz
Common in rocky areas, first found at De Hoop Nature Reserve, Potberg area
590 Tractrac Chat
(Cercomela tractrac)
Oranjeschmätzer
First around Brandvlei on 22.11.
591 Sickle-winged Chat
(Cercomela sinuata)
Veldschmätzer
First between Paternoster and St. Helena on 20.11., more common northwards.
592 Karoo Chat
(Cercomela schlegelii)
Bleichschmätzer
First found north of Travellers Rest on 21.11., also Goegap nature Reserve near Springbok etc.
595 Anteating Chat
(Myrmecocichla formicivora)
Termitenschmätzer
First between Paternoster and St. Helena on 20.11., more common northwards.
596 African Stonechat
(Saxicola torquata)
Afrikan. Schwarzkehlchen
Common in the south, e.g. De Hoop, West Coast National Park..
598 Chorister Robin-Chat
(Cossypha dichroa)
Spottrötel
Single birds in forest areas like Natures Valley and Big Tree, Wilderness.
601 Cape Robin-Chat
(Cossypha caffra)
Kaprötel
Common in Cape Town.
611 Cape Rock-jumper
(Chaetops frenatus)
Kapfelsenspringer
Only 1 male at Swartberg Pass on 17.11.
614 Karoo Scrub-Robin
(Cercotrichas coryphaeus)
Karroheckensänger
Common.
615 Kalahari Scrub-Robin
(Cercotrichas paena)
Kalahariheckensänger
Only in the Kalaharai, first between Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata on 24.11.
621 Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler
(Parisoma subcaeruleum)
Meisensänger
Single birds in scrub areas, e.g. on 16.11. near Oudtshoorn or 2 near Kenhardt on 23.11.
622 Layard's Tit-Babbler
(Parisoma layardi)
Layardmeisensänger
1 between Clanwilliam and Travellers rest on 21.11., 1 near Springbok while camping on 30.11.
631 African Reed-Warbler
(Acrocephalus baeticatus)
Gartenrohrsänger
Probably common.
635 Cape Reed Warbler
(Acrocephalus gracilirostris)
Kaprohrsänger
Probably common.
640 Knysna Warbler
(Bradypterus sylvaticus)
Knysna Warbler
Only heard in Cape Town on 11.11.
h641 Victorin's Warbler
(Bradypterus victorini)
Kapbuschsänger
Heard at Swartberg Pass on 17.11.
643 Willow Warbler
(Phylloscopus trochilus)
Fitis
1 near Brandvlei on 22.11.
644 Yellowthroated Warbler
(Phylloscopus ruficapillus)
Rotscheitel-Laubsänger
At Big Tree in Wilderness area on 15.11.
645 Bar-throated Apalis
(Apalis thoracica)
Halsband-Feinsänger
Common in dry areas of the south.
651 Long-billed Crombec
(Sylvietta rufescens)
Langschnabelsylvietta
1 on the Travellers Rest Trail on 21.11., 1 southwest of Pofadder on 30.11.
653 Yellow-bellied Eremomela
(Eremomela icteropygialis)
Gelbbaucheremomela
Single birds, e.g. 1 near Brandvlei on 22.11., near Pofadder on 30.11.
657a Green-backed Camaroptera
(Camaroptera brachyura)
Blökgrasmücke
AKA Greenbacked Bleating Warbler, 2 on the Half-collared Kingfisher Trail in Wilderness Park
661 Cape Grassbird
(Sphenoeacus afer)
Kapgrassänger
Some in the south, first near De Hoop Nature Reserve on 13.11.
664 Zitting Cisticola
(Cisticola juncidis)
Cistensänger
1 singing at Onseepkans on 29.11.
665 Desert Cisticola
(Cisticola aridulus)
Kalaharicistensänger
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
669 Grey-backed Cisticola
(Cisticola subruficapillus)
Bergcistensänger
Not easy to tell apart, e.g. Potberg area, De Hoop, Columbine on 20.11.
677 Levaillant's Cisticola
(Cisticola tinniens)
Vleycistensänger
Common in the south.
681 Neddicky
(Cisticola fulvicapillus)
Braunkopf-Cistensänger
Near Oudtshoorn on 16.11.
685 Black-chested Prinia
(Prinia flavicans)
Brustbandprinie
Single birds in dry areas from Kenhardt northwards.
686a Karoo Prinia
(Prinia maculosa)
Fleckenprinie
AKA Spotted Prinia, common.
687 Namaqua Warbler
(Phragmacia substriata)
Namaprinie
We identified this species near Tavellers Rest on 21.11. and in the Namaqua Nationalpark on 1.12., probably much more common.
688 Rufouseared Warbler
(Malcorus pectoralis)
Rotohrprinie
1 near Brandvlei on 22.11., also elsewhere singhle birds.
689 Spotted Flycatcher
(Muscicapa striata)
Grauschnäpper
1 near Brandvlei on 22.11.
690 African Dusky Flycatcher
(Muscicapa adusta)
Afrikan. Buschtyrann
A bird calling at Contour Trail, Kirstenbosch on 12.11., first views at Natures Valley on 15.11.
695 Marico Flycatcher
(Melaenornis mariquensis)
Maricoschnäpper
Common in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
697 Chat Flycatcher
(Melaenornis infuscatus)
Drosselschnäpper
Common
698 Fiscal Flycatcher
(Sigelus silens)
Würgerschnäpper
700 Cape Batis
(Batis capensis)
Kapschnäpper
In forest areas in the south, e.g. Contour Trail, Kirstenbosch on 12.11.
710 African Paradise-Flycatcher
(Terpsiphone viridis)
Graubrust-Paradiesschnäpper
1 male at Contour Trail, Kirstenbosch on 12.11.
713 Cape Wagtail
(Motacilla capensis)
Kapstelze
Common, especially in coastal areas.
716 African Pipit
(Anthus cinnamomeus)
Zimtspornpieper
??
717? Long-billed Pipit
(Anthus similis)
Langschnabelpieper
??
727 Cape Longclaw
(Macronyx capensis)
Großspornpieper
AKA Orangethroated Longclaw, we found only 1 in West Coast National Park on 19.11.



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