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Species list (Alphabetical)

RefNameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
4150Albatross, ShyThalassarche cauta022.25150
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta168.053801250125
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii11.795   
71Bittern, EurasianBotaurus stellaris11.223   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.77338 250 
1027Booby, Red-footedSula sula110.0019
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata0324.37300305000250010000
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus129.5743418090110
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis0988.4351009550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus022.88145532685
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus031.332197   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo041.582723 2500130
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.6413
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla12.2915
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris05.09280
198Crake, CornCrex crex11.001
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
200Crake, StripedAenigmatolimnas marginalis11.001
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus112.22299210105260
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum015.41282  80
215Crane, WattledBugeranus carunculatus14.3940  2
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata123.691373  1000
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa018.64835500250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa05.181237600300250
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos06.3076
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor122.621184   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid13.5150
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid020.71207
10034Duck, Hybrid Mallard x Yellow-billedAnas platyrhynchos x undulata33.003
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos132.681020   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa121.93108043021580
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos16.38201
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata11.536
10003Duck, MuscovyCairina moschata113.8052
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula11.252
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A027.921050
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus016.07550220110180
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata072.935600   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata060.1348221700850 
896Dunlin, DunlinCalidris alpina13.335
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis077.876233 5000 
2188Egret, Dimorphic (Mascarene Reef-)Egretta dimorpha312.3322
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba012.061833500250 
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta010.3010281000500 
982Egret, SlatyEgretta vinaceigula11.718   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia04.86395   
213Finfoot, AfricanPodica senegalensis02.0127 
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer03.1599
370Fishing-owl, Pel'sScotopelia peli11.112
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber0326.16241701250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1571.84500002000010000600
10016Flamingo, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0562.303000
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa12.4814
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni14.9458
893Gallinule, American PurplePorphyrio martinicus12.6214
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis06885.5323000
885Garganey, GarganeyAnas querquedula11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica070.243000   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa14.3236 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser013.38363
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus0134.579846350017503500
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis051.983462 1875750
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis12.3828
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis177.712474250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus015.495585025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis043.731813500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia021.411175 1150 
933Gull, Common Black-headedLarus ridibundus115.77230
932Gull, Franklin'sLarus pipixcan19.8971
2062Gull, Great Black-headedLarus ichthyaetus2391.00780
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus085.95405510005003000
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii0154.943543250125300
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini345.40132
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus0134.917525300150700
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus19.5869 
901Gull, Sabine'sLarus sabini11.001
1078Gull, Slender-billedLarus genei3030.0030
2058Gull, Sooty (Hemprich's)Larus hemprichii17011701.001701
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A133.33236
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta02.4240   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus01.345
170Harrier, Montagu'sCircus pygargus11.102
168Harrier, PallidCircus macrourus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.73161   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala04.86156   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath06.60168 125 
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata03.8363   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea08.22653   
1015Heron, Little BlueEgretta caerulea11.001
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea03.311043500250880
65Heron, Rufous-belliedArdeola rufiventris11.645   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides07.31321 250 
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A047.24729
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus046.224091200010003300
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus121.47650 500 
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash09.89526 500 
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus016.56772  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis15.1555  
284Jaeger, ParasiticStercorarius parasiticus11.001
402Kingfisher, Brown-hoodedHalcyon albiventris11.001
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus01.8914
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata01.647
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata02.6738
400Kingfisher, MangroveHalcyon senegaloides01.333
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis05.75101
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus1427.486219500025003400
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus16.3390   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus028.971221   
248Lapwing, Long-toedVanellus crassirostris06.2027   
1031Lapwing, Spur-wingedVanellus spinosus17.0013
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps03.409   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus01.8620
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.335
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus017.76484   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata17.57420
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax05.56343 250
70Night-Heron, White-backedGorsachius leuconotus12.529   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus138.7314931000500 
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus01.488
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.5335
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini012.181634824
894Oystercatcher, EurasianHaematopus ostralegus11.202
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis12.6337  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus073.8672401800900300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens027.16754 500750
2Penguin, AfricanSpheniscus demersus01.597
16Petrel, Great-wingedPterodroma macroptera2020.0020
4137Petrel, White-chinnedProcellaria aequinoctialis44.004
271Phalarope, RedPhalaropus fulicaria11.001
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus12.127
886Pintail, NorthernAnas acuta16.0011
922Plover, American GoldenPluvialis dominica11.403
240Plover, CaspianCharadrius asiaticus14.7219   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus125.04581400200110
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula031.80588   
273Plover, CrabDromas ardeola1177.331043700
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii121.32525 325380
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola0144.6482281700850900
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius027.60756 500 
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus073.00800250125 
955Plover, Little RingedCharadrius dubius112.0023
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva11.333
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris08.32260   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus025.04473250125180
978Pochard, HybridAythya hybrid11.001
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina12.507
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma141.321332500250500
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni11293.687650010050370
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola122.47500 500 
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus121.26320   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens13.2825
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus15.6876
260Redshank, SpottedTringa erythropus11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax084.4012155 10000
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba1137.044950220011001500
252Sandpiper, Baird'sCalidris bairdii00.000
981Sandpiper, Broad-billedLimicola falcinellus12.3610
926Sandpiper, Buff-breastedTryngites subruficollis11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos06.55715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea0403.272534775003750
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus12.8815
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis110.28850550275750
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.433
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus031.65410 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola08.49470   
10012Seabird, UnidentifiedN/A N/A340.3360
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna18.6435
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana160.106447420210500
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii160.882046350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernAnas clypeata11.433
306Skimmer, AfricanRynchops flavirostris12.437   
286Skua, SubantarcticCatharacta antarctica126.00100
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.13128   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media11.603   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba015.931340150751000
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus136.4132121000500
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta0109.925589 5000 
972Stint, Long-toedCalidris subminuta11.001
897Stint, Red-neckedCalidris ruficollis11.001
985Stint, Temminck'sCalidris temminckii12.676
78Stork, Abdim'sCiconia abdimii184.76500   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra12.0612 8 
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumeniferus187.84811 500 
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis12.5814   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia132.76358   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus06.08183   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis117.891360500250880
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis05.6618010050
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.343
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor11.274
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis153.761975 17501750
1274Teal, CommonAnas crecca264264.00264
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota011.831100  1000
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha132.731676   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata0195.1810267035122
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea176.932004  
903Tern, BlackChlidonias niger11.001   
936Tern, BridledSterna anaethetus11.001 
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia117.009651356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo0226.38130008000400011000
300Tern, DamaraSterna balaenarum113.2272 65 
902Tern, Gull-billedSterna nilotica1103.83489380
297Tern, Lesser CrestedSterna bengalensis140.681120250125440
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons067.6860001000500490
293Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii17.0090  8
935Tern, RoyalSterna maxima11.001 
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis051.11302715007501700
2070Tern, Saunders'sSterna saundersi1252.25108
295Tern, SootySterna fuscata11.252
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii070.176700500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0123.995500
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida025.3266415075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus0178.15646420001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus06.53107   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres1172.2445873501751000
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0197.4523793
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp04.6058
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis015.19525
690Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea14.6311
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara13.3311
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava16.9547
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus053.812000   
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Friday 22 March 2019 09:21
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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