Bird List

Our Botswana Bird List

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BABBLERS

  • Arrow-marked Babbler
  • Southern Pied Babbler

BARBETS

  • Acacia Pied Barbet
  • Black-collard Barbet
  • Crested Barbet

BATELEURS

  • Bateleur

BATIS

  • Pririt Batis

BEE-EATERS

  • Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
  • European Bee-eater
  • Little Bee-eater
  • Southern Carmine Bee-eater
  • Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
  • White-fronted Bee-eater

BISHOPS

  • Southern Red Bishop

BOUBOUS

  • Swamp Boubou
  • Tropical Boubou

BUFFALO-WEAVER

  • Red-billed Buffalo Weaver

BULBULS

  • African Red-eyed Bulbul
  • Dark-capped Bulbul

BUNTINGS

  • Golden-breasted Bunting

BUSTARDS

  • Kori Bustard

BUZZARDS

  • Steppe Buzzard

CANARY

  • Black-throated Canary
  • White-throated Canary
  • Yellow Canary

CHAT

  • Ant-eating Chat

CORMORANTS

  • Reed Cormorant
  • White-breasted Cormorant

COUCAL

  • Coppery-tailed Coucal
  • Senegal Coucal

COURSER

  • Double-banded Courser

CRAKES

  • Black Crake

CRANES

  • Wattled Crane

CROMBEC

  • Long-billed Crombec

CROWS

  • Cape Crow
  • Pied Crow

CUCKOOS

  • Black Cuckoo
  • Diderick Cuckoo
  • Great Spotted Cuckoo
  • Jacobin Cuckoo
  • Levaillant’s Cuckoo

DARTERS

  • African Darter

DOVES

  • Laughing Dove
  • Namaqua Dove
  • Red-eyed Dove
  • Rock Dove

DRONGOS

  • Fork-tailed Drongo

DUCKS

  • Comb Duck
  • Fulvous Duck
  • White-faced Duck

EAGLES

  • Long-crested Eagle
  • Martial Eagle
  • Tawny Eagle
  • Verreaux’s Eagle

EAGLE-OWLS

  • Verreaux’s Eagle-owl

EGRETS

  • Cattle Egret
  • Great Egret
  • Little Egret
  • Slaty Egret

EREMOMELA

  • Yellow-bellied Eremomela

FALCONS

  • Lanner Falcon
  • Red-necked Falcon

FINCHES

  • Cut-throat Finch
  • Red-headed Finch
  • Scaly-feathered Finch

FIREFINCHES

  • Jameson’s Firefinch
  • Red-billed Firefinch

FISH-EAGLES

  • African Fish-eagle

FISHING-OWLS

  • Pel’s Fishing-owl

FLAMINGOES

  • Greater Flamingo
  • Lesser Flamingo

FLYCATCHERS

  • Ashy Flycatcher
  • Marico Flycatcher
  • Pale Flycatcher
  • Spotted Flycatcher

FRANCOLINS

  • Coqui Francolin
  • Crested Francolin

GO-AWAY-BIRD

  • Grey Go-away-bird

GOOSES

  • Egyptian Goose
  • Spur-winged Goose

GOSHAWKS

  • Gabar Goshawk
  • Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk

GREBES

  • Little Grebe

GREEN-PIGEONS

  • African Green-pigeon

GROUND-HORNBILLS

  • Southern Ground-hornbill

GREENSHANKS

  • Common Greenshank

GUINEAFOWLS

  • Helmeted Guineafowl

GULLS

  • Grey-headed Gull

HAMERKOP

  • Hamerkop

HARRIERS

  • Black Harrier

HAWKS

  • Bat Hawk

HERONS

  • Goliath Heron
  • Green-backed Heron
  • Grey Heron
  • Purple Heron
  • Squacco Heron

HOOPOE

  • African Hoopoe

HORNBILLS

  • African Grey Hornbill
  • Bradfield’s Hornbill
  • Red-billed Hornbill
  • Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
  • Trumpeter Hornbill

IBIS

  • African Sacred Ibis
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Hadeda Ibis

JACANAS

  • African Jacana

KESTRELS

  • Lesser Kestrel

KINGFISHERS

  • Brown-hooded Kingfisher
  • Giant Kingfisher
  • Malachite Kingfisher
  • Pied Kingfisher
  • Woodland Kingfisher

KITES

  • Black-shouldered Kite
  • Yellow-billed Kite

KORHAANS

  • Northern Black Korhaan
  • Red-crested Korhaan

LAPWINGS

  • African Wattled Lapwing
  • Blacksmith Lapwing
  • Crowned Lapwing
  • Long-toed Lapwing

LARKS

  • Eastern Clapper Lark
  • Rufous-naped Lark
  • Sabota Lark

MARSH-HARRIERS

  • African Marsh-harrier

MARTINS

  • Sand Martin

MASKED-WEAVERS

  • Southern Masked-weaver

MOUSEBIRDS

  • Red-faced Mousebird

MYNA

  • Common Myna

OPENBILL

  • African Openbill

ORIOLES

  • Black-headed Oriole

OSTRICH

  • Ostrich

OWLS

  • Barn Owl

OWLETS

  • Pearl-spotted Owlet

OXPECKERS

  • Red-billed Oxpecker

PALM-THRUSH

  • Collard Palm-thrush

PARADISE-FLYCATCHER

  • African Paradise-flycatcher

PARADISE-WHYDAH

  • Long-tailed Paradise-whydah

PARROTS

  • Meyer’s Parrot

PELICAN

  • Great White Pelican

PENDULINE-TIT

  • Grey Penduline-tit

PIGEON

  • Speckled Pigeon

PLOVERS

  • Chestnut-banded Plover
  • Three-banded Plover

PRINIAS

  • Black-chested Prinia
  • Tawny-flanked Prinia

PUFFBACK

  • Black-backed Puffback

PYTILIA

  • Green-winged Pytilia

QUELEA

  • Red-billed Quelea

ROBIN-CHAT

  • White-browed Robin-chat

ROLLERS

  • European Roller
  • Lilac-breasted Roller
  • Purple Roller

RUFF

  • Ruff

SANDGROUSES

  • Burchell’s Sandgrouse
  • Double-banded Sandgrouse
  • Namaqua Sandgrouse

SANDPIPERS

  • Common Sandpiper

SCIMITARBILL

  • Common Scimitarbill

SCRUB-ROBINS

  • Kalahari Scrub-robin

SECRETARYBIRD

  • Secretarybird

SHIKRA

  • Shikra

SHRIKES

  • Crimson-breasted Shrike
  • Lesser Grey Shrike
  • Magpie Shrike
  • Southern White-crowned Shrike

SKIMMER

  • Skimmer

SNAKE-EAGLES

  • Black-chested Snake-eagle

SPARROWS

  • Cape Sparrow
  • Great Sparrow
  • House Sparrow
  • Northern Grey-headed Sparrow

SPARROW-HAWK

  • Little Sparrow-hawk

SPARROW-LARKS

  • Grey-backed Sparrow-lark

SPARROW-WEAVER

  • White-browed Sparrow-weaver

SPOONBILL

  • African Spoonbill

SPURFOWLS

  • Red-billed Spurfowl

STARLINGS

  • Burchell’s Starling
  • Cape Glossy Starling
  • Greater Blue-eared Starling
  • Meve’s Starling
  • Violet-backed Starling
  • Wattled Starling

STILTS

  • Black-winged Stilt

STORKS

  • Abdim’s Stork
  • Marabou Stork
  • Saddle-billed Stork
  • White Stork
  • Yellow-billed Stork

SUNBIRDS

  • Collared Sunbird
  • Marico Sunbird
  • Scarlet-chested Sunbird
  • White-bellied Sunbird

SWALLOWS

  • Barn Swallow
  • Lesser-striped Swallow
  • Wire-tailed Swallow

TEALS

  • Hottentot Teal
  • Red-billed Teal

TERNS

  • Whiskered Tern

THICK-KNEES

  • Spotted Thick-knee
  • Water Thick-knee

THRUSHES

  • Ground-scraper Thrush

TURACO

  • Schalow’s Turaco

VULTURES

  • Cape Vulture
  • Lappet-faced Vulture
  • White-backed Vulture
  • White-headed Vulture

WAGTAIL

  • African Pied Wagtail

WAXBILLS

  • Black-faced Waxbill
  • Blue Waxbill
  • Violet-eared Waxbill

WEAVERS

  • Golden Weaver
  • Red-headed Weaver

WHYDAHS

  • Shaft-tailed Whydah

WOOD-DOVE

  • Emerald-spotted Wood-dove

WOOD-HOOPOE

  • Green Wood-hoopoe

WOOD-OWL

  • African Wood-owl

WOODPECKER

  • Cardinal Woodpecker
  • Golden-tailed Woodpecker
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2 Responses to Bird List

  1. Sue says:

    hi Pete

    Cousin Sue connecting from the sunshine coast … Bridgette flicked fwd your news…..

    great to be closer to her again after all these years ….

    such a great life you have created for yourselves … go for it .. !!!

    Keep abreast of news of your folks … sad news for both of them ….

    Silent support from the wings …

    much love and good memories of old times …

    Sue Sutcliffe

  2. Pingback: Over 100 Bird Species Now Spotted | Pete & Sue's Botswana

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