Bird List

This bird list was last updated in 2010.  Please come and see if you can find all these birds and add your own to the list.  We are offering bird lovers a free midweek night for every two midweek nights that they spend enjoying the abundant bird life in our  accommodation.

White Bridge Farm Bird List                   16/10/2010

Rob Nr

Name/ Naam Positively Identified
055 Whitebreasted Cormorant
058 Reed Cormorant
062 Grey Heron
067 Little Egret
068 Yellowbilled Egret
081  Hamerkop
091 African Sacred Ibis
094 Hadeda Ibis
102 Egyptian Goose
104 Yellowbilled Duck
130 Honey Buzzard
131 Vereaux’s (Black) Eagle
136 Booted Eagle
148 African Fish Eagle
149 Common (Steppe) Buzzard
152 Jackal Buzzard
165 African Marsh Harrier
168 Black Harrier
169 Afr Hawk-Harrier (Gymnogene)
172 Lanner Falcon
183 Lesser Kestrel
195 Cape Spurfowl (Francolin)
203 Helmeted Guineafowl
226 Common Moorhen
228 Redknobbed Coot
297 Spotted Thick-knee (Dikkop)
348 Rock Dove
349 Speckled Pigeon
350  Afr Olive (Rameron) Pigeon
352 Red-eyed Dove
354 Cape Turtle-Dove
355 Laughing Dove
356 Namaqua Dove
385 Klaas’s Cuckoo
386 Diederik Cuckoo
392 Barn Owl
400 Cape Eagle Owl
401 Spotted Eagle Owl
406 Rufouscheeked Nightjar
408 Freckled Nightjar
411 Common (Eurasian) Swift
412 African Black Swift
415 Whiterumped Swift
417 Little Swift
418 Alpine Swift
424 Speckled Mousebird
425 Whitebacked Mousebird
426 Redfaced Mousebird
428 Pied Kingfisher
429 Giant Kingfisher
431 Malachite Kingfisher
438 European Bee-eater
451 African Hoopoe
518 Barn Swallow
520 Whitethroated Swallow
523  Pearlbreasted Swallow
526 Greater Striped Swallow
528 S A Cliff Swallow
529 Rock Martin
530 Common House Martin
532  Sand Martin
533 Brown-throated Martin
547 Cape (Black) Crow
548 Pied Crow
550 Whitenecked Raven
551 Southern Grey Tit
557 Cape Penduline Tit
566 Cape Bulbul
567 Redeyed Bulbul
577 Karoo (Olive) Thrush
581 Cape Rock Thrush
582 Sentinel Rock Thrush
586 Mountain Wheatear (Chat)
587 Capped Wheatear
589 Familiar Chat
590 Tractrac Chat
591 Sicklewinged Chat
592 Karoo Chat
595 Anteating Chat
596 African Stonechat
601 Cape Robin-Chat
614 Karoo Scrub-Robin
621 Chestnutvented Titbabbler
622 Layard’s Titbabbler
631 African Reed-Warbler
635 Lesser Swamp-Warbler
638 Little Rush-Warbler
641 Victorin’s Warbler
643  Willow Warbler
645 Barthroated Apalis
651 Longbilled Crombec
653 Yellowbellied Eremomela
654 Karoo Eremomela
660 Cinnamonbreasted Warbler
661  Common Grassbird
664 Fantailed Cisticola
669 Greybacked Cisticola
677 Levaillant’s Cisticola
681 Neddicky
686 Karoo Prinia
687 Namaqua Prinia
688 Rufouseared Warbler
689 Spotted Flycatcher
690  African Dusky Flycatcher
697 Chat Flycatcher
698 Fiscal Flycatcher
700 Cape Batis
703 Pririt Batis
706 Fairy Flycatcher
710 Paradise Flycatcher
713 Cape Wagtail
716 Grassveld Pipit
717 Longbilled Pipit
718 Plainbacked Pipit
721 African Rock Pipit
727 Orangethroated Longclaw
732 Fiscal Shrike
736 Southern Boubou
746 Bokmakierie
757 European Starling
759 Pied Starling
760 Wattled Starling
769 Redwinged Starling
770 Palewinged Starling
773  Cape Sugarbird
775 Malachite Sunbird
777 Orangebreasted Sunbird
783 Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird
785 Greater Doublebanded Sunbird
788 Dusky Sunbird
796 Cape White-eye
801 House Sparrow
803 Cape Sparrow
804 Greyheaded Sparrow
813 Cape Weaver
814 Masked Weaver
824 Southern Red Bishop
827 Yellowrumped Widow
846 Common Waxbill
860 Pintailed Whydah
850 Swee Waxbill
872 Cape Canary
874 Cape Siskin
876 Blackheaded Canary
878 Yellow Canary
879  Whitethroated Canary
880 Protea Canary
881 Streakyheaded Canary
885 Cape Bunting
886 Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
887 Larklike Bunting

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