Otters Den Bird List

Otters Den birds


The following list was compiled by Otters Den staff and guests since 1995.  All sightings were verified.  Local "specials" are highlighted (those birds that are less common, or even rare, but are locally more common due to their habitat preference). 
Regular sightings are Fish Eagle, Half-collared Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher, African Finfoot, Black Duck, Wood Owl, African Goshawk, Greenback Heron and a variety of Robins.

Roberts Number English Common Name Afrikaans Common Name
8 Dabchick Kleindobbertjie
55 White Breasted Cormorant Witborsduiker
58 Reed Cormorant Rietduiker
60 Darter Slanghals
62 Grey Heron Bloureier
64 Goliath Heron Reuse Reier
65 Purple Heron Rooireier
71 Cattle Egret BosluisvoŽl
72 Squacco Heron Ralreier
74 Green Backed Heron Groenrugreier
76 Black Crowned Night Heron Gewone Nagreier
77 Whitebacked Night Heron Witrugnagreier
78 Little Bittern Woudapie
79 Dwarf Bittern Dwergrietreier
81 Hamerkop Hamerkop
83 White Stork WitsprinkaanvoŽl
84 Black stork Swartooievaar
85 Abdim's Stork Kleinswartooievaar
86 Woolynecked Stork Wolnekooievaar
94 Hadeda Ibis Hadeda
99 White-Faced Whistling Duck Nonnetjie-Eend
102 Egyptian Goose Kolgans
105 African Black Duck Swarteend
116 Spur-Winged Goose Wildemakou
122 Cape Griffon KransaasvoŽl
123 White backed Vulture WitrugaasvoŽl
126 Yellowbilled Kite Geelbekwou
127 Blackshouldered Kite Blouvalk
128 Cuckoo Hawk Koekoekvalk
129 Bat Hawk Vlermuisvalk
130 Honey Buzzard Wespedief
131 Black Eagle Witkruisarend
132 Tawny Eagle Roofarend
133 Steppe Eagle Steppe-arend
139 Longcrested Eagle Langkuifarend
140 Martial Eagle Breekoparend
141 Crowned Eagle Kroonarend
142 Brown Snake Eagle Bruinslangarend
143 Blackbreasted Snake Eagle Swartborsslangarend
146 Bateleur Berghaan
148 African Fish Eagle Visarend
154 Lizard Buzzard Akkedisvalk
157 Little Sparrowhawk Kleinsperwer
158 Black Sparrowhawk Swartsperwer
159 Little Banded Goshawk Gebande Sperwer
160 African Goshawk Afrikaanse Sperwer
161 Gabar Goshawk Kleinsingvalk
163 Dark Chanting Goshawk Donkersingvalk
169 Gymnogene Kaalwangvalk
180 Eastern Red Footed Falcon Oostelike Rooipootvalk
181 Rock Kestrel Rooivalkie
182 Greater Kestrel Grootrooivalk
188 Coqui Francolin Swempie
189 Crested Francolin Bospatrys
191 Shelleys Francolin Laeveldpatrys
196 Natal Francolin Natalse Fisant
203 Helmeted Guineafowl Gewone tarentaal
212 Aftrican Crake Afrikaanse Riethaan
213 Black Crake Swartriethaan
229 African Finfoot Watertrapper
240 African Jacana Grootlangtoon
249 Theebanded Plover Driebandstrandkiewiet
256 Lesser Blackwinged Plover Kleinswartvlerkkiewiet
258 Blacksmith Plover Bontkiewiet
260 Wattled Plover Lelkiewiet
266 Wood Sandpiper Bosruiter
274 Little Stint Klein Strandloper
298 Water Dikkop Water Dikkop
349 Rock Pigeon Bosduif
350 Rameron Pigeon Geelbekbosduif
352 Redeyed Dove Grootringduif
354 Cape Turtle Dove Tortelduif
355 Laughing Dove Rooiborsduifie
356 Namaqua Dove Namakwaduifie
358 Greenspotted Dove Groenvlekduifie
359 Tambourine Dove Witborsduifie
361 Green Pigeon Pappegaaiduif
371 Purple-Crested Lourie Bloukuifloerie
373 Grey Lourie KwÍvoŽl
377 Red-Chested cuckoo Piet-My-Vrou
382 Jacobin Cuckoo BontnuwejaarsvoŽl
385 Klaas's Cuckoo Meitjie
386 Diederik Cuckoo Diederikkie
391 Burchell's Coucal Vleiloerie
392 Barn Owl Nonnetjiesuil
394 Wood Owl Bosuil
397 Whitefaced Owl Witwanguil
401 Spotted Eagle Owl Gevlekte Ooruil
403 Pel's Fishing Owl Visuil
405 Fiery-Necked Nightjar Afrikaanse Naguil
406 Rufouscheeked Nightjar Rooiwangnaguil
409 Mozambique Nightjar Laeveldnaguil
412 Black Swift Swartwindswael
415 White-Rumped Swift Witkruiswindswael
417 Little Swift Kleinwindswael
418 Alpine Swift Witpenswindswael
421 Palm Swift Palmwindswael
424 Speckled Mousebird Gevlekte MuisvoŽl
426 Red-Faced Mousebird RooiwangmuisvoŽl
427 Narina Trogon Bosloerie
428 Pied Kingfisher Bontvisvanger
429 Giant Kingfisher> Reuse Visvanger
430 Half-Collared Kingfisher Blouvisvanger
431 Malachite Kingfisher Kuifkopvisvanger
432 Pygmy Kingfisher Dwergvisvanger
433 Woodland Kingfisher Bosveldvisvanger
435 Brown-Hooded Kingfisher Bruinkopvisvanger
436 Grey-Hooded Kingfisher Gryskopvisvanger
438 European Bee Eater Europese Byvreter
444 Little Bee Eater Klein byvreter
451 African Hoopoe Hoephoep
452 Red-Billed Woodhoopoe Kakelaar
455 Trumpeter Hornbill Boskraai
457 Grey Hornbill GrysneushoringvoŽl
458 Redbilled Hornbill RooibekneushoringvoŽl
459 Yellowbilled Hornbill GeelbekneushoringvoŽl
464 Black-Collared Barbet Rooikophoutkapper
470 Yellow-Fronted Tinker Barbet Geelblestinker
473 Crested Barbet Kuifkophoutkapper
474 Greater Honeyguide Grootheuningwyser
476 Lesser Honeyguide Kleinheuningwyser
478 Sharpbilled Honeyguide SkerpbekheuningvoŽl
483 Goldentailed Woodpecker Goudstertspeg
486 Cardinal Woodpecker Kardinaalspeg
487 Bearded Woodpecker Baardspeg
518 European Swallow Europese Swael
522 Wiretailed Swallow Draadstertswael
526 Greater Striped Swallow Groot Streepswael
527 Lesser Striped Swallow Klein Streepswael
529 Rock Martin Kransswael
530 House Martin Huisswael
533 Brown Throated Martin Afrikaanse Oewerswael
538 Black Cuckoo-Shrike Swart Katakoeroe
541 Fork-Tailed Drongo Mikstertbyvanger
545 Black Headed Oriole Swartkopwielewaa
548 Pied Crow Witborskraai
554 Southern Black Tit Gewone Swartmees
558 Grey Penduline Tit Grys KapokvoŽl
568 Blackeyed Bulbul Swartoogtiptol
569 Terrestrial Bulbul Boskrapper
570 Yellowstreaked Bulbul Geelstreep boskruiper
572 Sombre Bulbul Willie
574 Yellowbellied Bulbul Geelborswillie
576 Kurrichane Thrush Rooibeklyster
577 Olive Thrush Olyflyster
580 Groundscraper Thrush Gevlekte Lyster
596 Stonechat Gewone Bontrokkie
598 Chorister Robin Lawaaimakerjanfrederik
599 Heuglins Robin Heuglinse Lawaaimaker
600 Natal Robin Nataljanfrederik
602 Whitethroated Robin Witkeeljanfredirik
613 Whitebrowed Robin Gestreepte Wipstert
617 Bearded Robin Baardwipstert
628 Great Reed Warbler Grootrietsanger
631 African Marsh Warbler Kleinrietsanger
638 African Sedge Warbler Kaapse Vleisanger
643 Willow Warbler Hofsanger
645 Barthroated Apalis Bandkeelkleinjantjie
648 Yellowbreasted apalis Geelborskleinjantjie
651 Longbilled Crombec Bosveldstompstert
653 Yellow Bellied Eremomela GeelpÍnsbosssanger
657 Bleating Warbler KwÍkwÍvoŽl
664 Fantailed Cisticola Landeryklopkloppie
672 Rattling Cisticola Bosveld-Tinktinkie
674 Redfaced Cisticola Rooiwangtinktinkie
679 Lazy Cisticola Luitinktinkie
681 Neddicky Neddikkie
689 Spotted Flycatcher Europese VlieŽvanger
690 Dusky Flycatcher DonkervlieŽvanger
691 Bluegrey Flycatcher BlougrysvlieŽvanger
696 Mouse Coloured Flycatcher MuiskleurvlieŽvanger
710 Paradise Flycather ParadysvlieŽvanger
711 African Pied Wagtail Bontkwikkie
712 Long Tailed Wagtail Bergkwikkie
713 Cape Wagtail Gewone Kwikkie
728 Yellowthroated Longclaw Geelkeelkalkoentjie
731 Lesser Grey Shrike Gryslaksman
732 Fiscal Shrike Janfiskaal
733 Redbacked Shrike Rooiruglaksman
735 Longtailed Shrike Langstertlaksman
736 Southern Boubou Suidelike Waterfiskaal
740 Puffback Sneeubal
741 Brubru Bontroklaksman
743 Threestreaked Chagra Rooivlerktjagra
744 Black-Crowned Tchagra Swartkroontjagra
747 Gorgeous Bush Shrike Kongkoit
748 Orangebreasted Bush Shrike Oranjeborslaksman
751 Greyheaded Bush Shrike SpookvoŽl
753 White Helmetshrike Withelmlaksman
754 Redbilled Helmetshrike Swarthelmlaksman
769 Redwinged Starling Rooivlerkspreeu
787 Whitebellied Sunbird Witpenssuikerbekkie
791 Scarletchested Sunbird Rooiborssuikerbekkie
792 Black Sunbird Swartsuikerbekkie
793 Collared Sunbird Kortbeksuikerbekkie
796 Cape White-Eye Kaapse Witogie
801 House Sparrow Huismossie
805 Yellow Throated Sparrow Geelvlekmossie
807 Thickbilled Weaver Dikbekwewer
810 Spectacled Weaver Brilwewer
811 Spottedbacked Weaver Bontrugwewer
814 Masked Weaver Swartkeelgeelvink
818 Brownthroated Weaver Bruinkeelwewer
819 Redheaded Weaver Rooikopwewer
821 Redbilled Quelea Roobekkwelea
824 Red Bishop Rooivink
829 Whitewinged widow Witvlerkflap
831 Redcollared Widow Rooikeelflap
835 Green Twinspot Groenkolpensie
840 Bluebilled Firefinch Kaapse Robbin
841 Jamesons Firefinch Jameson se Robbin
842 Redbilled Firefinch Rooibekrobbin
844 Blue Waxbill Gewone Blousysie
848 Grey Waxbill Gryssysie
846 Common Waxbill Rooibeksysie
850 Swee Waxbill Suidelike Swie
857 Bronze Mannikin Fret
860 Pintailed Wydah Koning-Rooibekkie
862 Paradise Wydah Paradysvink
867 Steelblue Widowfinch Staalblouvinkie
869 Yelloweyed Canary Geeloogkanarie
881 Streaky Headed Canary Streepkopkanarie
884 Golden-Breasted Bunting Rooirugstreepkoppie
  Total species sighted: 224