BIRDLIST FOR MOUNT MORELAND CONSEVANCY
(Compiled/updated by Ted Vickers 25 April 2007)   

Birds recorded in, and seen from, Mt Moreland Village and Mount Moreland Conservancy unless otherwise stated. Records kept from 1992 to 2007.

 

Roberts Nos. used.

 

49                          White Pelican                                  occasional visitor                

50                          Pinkbacked Pelican                        rare

55                          Whitebreasted Cormorant            common along river

58                          Reed Cormorant                              common along river           

60              Darter                                                 common along river

62                          Grey Heron                                       occasional visitor

63                          Blackheaded Heron                        occasional visitor

64                          Goliath Heron                                  common along river

65                          Purple Heron                                   common along river

66              Little Egret                                      rare

71                          Cattle Egret                                     occasional visitor

72                          Squacco Heron                                 only one sighting on river

76                          Blackcrowned Night Heron          rare

81                          Hamerkop                                         common

86                          Woollynecked Stork                       common – perch on water tower

90                          Yellowbilled Stork                          rare

94                          Hadeda Ibis                                     common

95                          African Spoonbill                           occasionally along river

102                       Egyptian Goose                              common along river

104           Yellowbilled Duck                          rare along river

105           African Black Duck                        only one sighting 1992

116                       Spurwinged Goose                          common along river

118           Secretary Bird                                 one overflying sighting

126                       Yellowbilled Kite/Black Kite        common summer visitor

127                       Blackshouldered Kite                    seasonal visitor

129           Bat Hawk                                         regular visitor in evening

130           Honey Buzzard                               @ airport site

131           Black Eagle                                      occasional visitor

139                       Longcrested Eagle                          occasional visitor

140                       Martial Eagle                                  rare visitor

143                       Blackbreasted Snake Eagle         regular visitor over canefields

148                       African Fish Eagle                         regular visitor overhead

149                       Steppe Buzzard                               occasional visitor

157                       Little Sparrowhawk                       rare

158                       Black Sparrowhawk                       regular visitor

161                       Gabar Goshawk                               rare

165                       African Marsh Harrier                  @ airport site

166                       Montagu’s Harrier                          @ airport site

167                       Pallid Harrier                                  @airport site

171                       Peregrine Falcon                            rare

172                       Lanner Falcon                                 rare

173                       Hobby Falcon                                   one uncertain sighting

175            Sooty Falcon                                    fairly common in swallow season

191                       Shelley’s Francolin                         occasionally in village/@airport site

196                       Natal Francolin                              common

203                       Helmeted Guineafowl                    re introduced in 1999 - common

205            Kurrichane Buttonfowl                 @airport site/in sugar cane

211                       Corncrake                                         @airport site

218                       Buffspotted Flufftail                       often heard calling

240                       African Jacana                                occasionally @ bridge

245                       Ringed Plover                                  rare @ bridge

269                       Greenshank                                     rare

284                       Ruff, (m) Reeve (f)                           rare near bridge

348                       Feral Pigeon                                    only one recording

352                       Redeyed Dove                                  common

353                       Cape Turtle Dove                            occasional visitor

354                       Laughing Dove                                rare

359                       Tambourine Dove                           common

360                       Cinnamon Dove                              only one sighting

361                       Green Pigeon                                   rare – 2 sightings

371                       Purplecrested Lourie                     now common – 1st seen in village 1996

374                       Europeon Cuckoo                           one positive sighting

377           Redchested Cuckoo                        rare visitor

385                       Klaas’s Cuckoo                                seasonal visitor

386                       Diederik Cuckoo                             common seasonal visitor

388            Black Coucal                                   @ airport site

391                       Burchell’s Coucal                            common resident

397                       Whitefaced Owl                               rare – only one record

401                       Spotted Eagle Owl                          occasional visitor

405           Fierynecked Nightjar                    seasonal visitor

408           Freckled Nightjar                           only one record

412           Black Swift                                       common

415           Whiterumped Swift                        common

417                       Little Swift                                       common

418                       Alpine Swift                                     occasional visitor

421                       Palm Swift                                       common resident

424                       Speckled Mousebird                      common resident

428           Pied Kingfisher                               occasional along river

429                       Giant Kingfisher                             common along river

431           Malachite Kingfisher                     rare along river

432           Pygmy Kingfisher                           very occasional visitor

435           Giant Kingfisher                             common along river

440                       Bluecheeked Bee-eater                  rare

444                       Little Bee-eater                               becoming less common (veg. change)

446           European Roller                              rare

447                       Lilacbreasted Roller                       rare

451                       African Hoopoe                                very occasional visitor

455                       Trumpeter Hornbill                        rare

464                       Blackcollared Barbet                     common resident

466            White-eared barbet                        rare

471            Goldenrumped Tinker Barbet     common resident

473            Crested Barbet                                common resident

476                       Lesser Honeyguide                         rare

483                       Goldentailed Woodpecker             regular visitor

486                       Cardinal Woodpecker                    regular visitor

518                       European Swallow                          very common summer resident

520           Whitethroated Swallow                  rare

522           Wiretailed Swallow                          rare @ bridge

527            Lesser Striped Swallow                  common summer resident

530            House Martin                                   rare

532            Sand Martin                                     rare in reedbed                               

533            Brownthroated Martin                  common along river

536                       Black Sawwing Swallow                 occasional visitor

541                       Forktailed Drongo                          common

545                       Blackheaded Oriele                        occasional visitor

548                       Pied Crow                                         occasional visitor

550           Whitenecked Raven                       rare

554           Southern Black Tit                         common visitor

568           Blackeyed Bulbul                           very common resident

569                       Terrestrial Bulbul                          rarely seen

572                       Sombre Bulbul                                rare

576                       Kurrichane Thrush                        regular visitor

577                       Olive Thrush                                    rare

596                       Stonechat                                          common in sugar cane

600                       Natal Robin                                      common resident

601                       Cape Robin                                       occasional visitor

613                       Whitebrowed Robin                        common visitor

616            Brown Robin                                    uncertain

628            Great Reed Warbler                       rare in reedbed

637            Yellow Warbler                                rare

643                       Willow Warbler                               rare

645           Barthroated Apalis                         rare

657           Bleating Warbler                            common resident

661           Grassbird                                          rare

675                       Blackbacked Cisticola                   in reedbed

681                       Neddicky                                          only one record

683           Tawnyflanked Prinia                     common resident

689                       Spotted Flycatcher                         rare

690                       Dusky Flycatcher                           occasional visitor

694                       Black Flycatcher                             common resident

698                       Fiscal Flycatcher                            occasional visitor

700           Cape Batis                                        occasional visitor

701                       Chinspot Batis                                 regular visitor

705            Wattle-eyed Flycatcher                 rare, one caught and ringed

710                       Paradise Flycatcher                       common resident

711                       African Pied Wagtail                     only one recorded

713           Cape Wagtail                                   common

716           Grassveld Pipit                                rare

727                       Orangethroated Longclaw            @airport site 

728                       Yellowthroated Longclaw             @airport site

732                       Fiscal Shrike                                    common resident

733                       Redbacked Shrike                           @airport site

736                       Southern Boubou                            common

744                       Blackcrowned Tchagra                  @airport site

748                       Orangebreasted Bush Shrike      becoming regular visitor (veg change)

751                       Greyheaded Bush Shrike              rare

758                       Indian Myna                                    not in large numbers luckily

760            Wattled Starling                            rare

761                       Plumcoloured Starling                  seasonal visitor

764                       Glossy Starling                                occasional visitor

768                       Blackbellied Starling                     resident

769                       Redwinged Starling                       common since 1998

787            Whitebellied Sundbird                  common resident

789                       Grey Sunbird                                   occasional visitor

790                       Olive Sunbird                                  common resident

791                       Scarletbreasted Sunbird               rare

792                       Black Sunbird                                 resident

793                       Collared Sunbird                            resident

796                       Cape White-eye                               common

801                       House Sparrow                                occasional visitor

804           Greyheaded Sparrow                     first sighting 27/04/07

807                       Thickbilled Weaver                        occasional visitor

810                       Spectacled Weaver                         common resident

811                       Spottedbacked Weaver                  common

812                       Cape Weaver                                   rare

816           Golden Weaver                                rare, in reedbed

817                       Yellow Weaver                                 common in reedbed

818                       Brownthroated Weaver                 common in reedbed

821           Redbilled Quelea                             in reedbed

822                       Redheaded Quelea                          in reedbed

824           Red Bishop                                       common around reedbed

828                       Redshouldered Widow                   common

831                       Redcollared Widow                         common

832                       Longtailed Widow                           only one sighting

840                       Bluebilled Firefinch                       resident

846                       Common Waxbill                            common

857                       Bronze Mannikin                           resident

860                       Pintailed Whydah                          common seasonal visitor

869                       Yelloweyed Canary                        common

877           Bully Canary                                   common