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BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING NOVEMBER 2020

Posted on the 2nd November 2020

The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of November 2020. Keep in mind that the name of the birder and the place where it was seen only indicates the first report of the species seen during the month.
This is an amazing list of species seen and we encourage all birders in the region to inform Anton at birding@overberg.co.za or WhatsApp at 082 550 3347 of additional species encountered.

1. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
2. AVOCET, PIED/ BONTELSIE (Steve @ Napier)
3. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Daniël @ Infanta)
4. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Elaine @ Grabouw)
5. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
6. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP (Steve @ Napier)
7. BOKMAKIERIE (Coerie @ Rooisand)
8. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
9. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
10. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
11. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Daniël @ Infanta)
12. BUZZARD, COMMON/ BRUINJAKKALSVOëL (Elaine @ Grabouw)
13. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOëL (Elaine @ Grabouw)
14. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Johan @ Vermont)
15. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Anton @ Onrus)
16. CANARY, FOREST/ GESTREEPTE KANARIE (Coerie @ Harold Porter)
17. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
18. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
19. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Steve @ Napier)
20. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)
21. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)
22. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Anton @ Vermont)
23. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
24. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont)
25. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Johan @ Onrus) 

26. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Johan @ Onrus)
27. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Anton @ vermont)
28. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
29. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ GEWONE VLEILOERIE (Lester @ Waboomsrivier)
30. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)
31. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
32. CROMBEC, LONG-BILLED/ BOSVELDSTOMPSTERT (Pieter @ Vermont)
33. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
34. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Elaine @ Grabouw)
35. CUCKOO, BLACK/ SWARTKOEKOEK (Pieter @ Platbos)
36. CUCKOO, DIDERICK/ DIEDERIKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
37. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Elaine @ Onrus)
38. CUCKOO, RED-CHESTED/ PIET-MY-VROU (Steve @ Napier)
39. CURLEW, EURASIAN/ GROOTWULP (Pieter @ Rooisand)
40. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOëL (Coerie @ Rooiels)
41. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
42. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Daniël @ Kleinmond)
43. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
44. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Anton @ Vermont)
45. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Pieter @ Arabella)
46. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Johan @ Onrus)
47. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Carin @ Kleinmond)
48. DUCK, WHITE-BACKED/ WITRUGEEND (Pieter @ Platbos)
49. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/NONNETJIE-EEND (Pieter @ Botriver)
50. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Anton @ Vermont)

51. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Pieter @ Arabella)
52. EAGLE, BOOTED/ DWERGAREND (Daniël @ Infanta)
53. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREëKOPAREND (Kadin @ Riviersonderend)
54. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
55. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Coerie @ Rooisand)
56. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Steve @ Napier)
57. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
58. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Anton @ Onrus)
59. FLAMINGO, LESSER/ KLEINFLAMINK (Anton @ Vermont)
60. FLUFFTAIL, STRIPED/ GESTREEPTE VLEIKUIKEN (Lester @ Waboomsrivier)
61. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEëVANGER (Pieter @ Vermont)
62. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN PARADISE-/ PARADYSVLIEëVANGER (Ashley @ Harold Porter)
63. FLYCATCHER, BLUE-MANTLED CRESTED/ BLOUKUIFVLIEëVANGER (Paula @ Voëlklip waterfall)
64. FLYCATCHER, SPOTTED/ EUROPESE VLEëVANGER (Lester @ Harold Porter)
65. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
66. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Lester @ Sandy’s Glen)
67. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Lester @ Vermont)
68. GODWIT, BAR-TAILED/ BANDSTERTGRIET (Pieter @ Rooisand)
69. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Vermont)
70. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
71. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
72. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)
73. GREBE, BLACK-NECKED/ SWARTNEKDOBBERTJIE (Carin @ Arabella)
74. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Pieter @ Rooisand)
75. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)

76. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Vermont)
77. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Lester @ Rooisand)
78. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
79. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU (Coerie @ Kleinmond)
80. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
81. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
82. HAMERKOP (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)
83. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH-/AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
84. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Ross @ Bontebok NP)
85. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Johan @ Onrus)
86. HERON-NIGHT, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
87. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Johan @ Vermont)
88. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
89. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Johan @ Vermont)
90. HONEYBIRD, BROWN-BACKED/ SKERPBEKHEUNINGVOëL (Jessie @ Botrivier)
91. HONEY BUZZARD, EUROPEAN/ WESPEDIEF (SARBN @ Gansbaai)
92. HONEYGUIDE, GREATER/ GROOTHEUNINGWYSER (Carin @ Kleinmond)
93. HONEYGUIDE, LESSER/ KLEINHEUNINGWYSER (Pieter @ Platbos)
94. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Johan @ Onrus)
95. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Johan @ Hoek van de Berg)
96. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
97. JAEGER, PARASITIC/ ARKTIESE ROOFMEEU (Lester @ Vermont)
98. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Elaine @ Hawston)
99. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)
100. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Pieter @ Hermanus)

101. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Pieter @ Botrivier)
102. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK (Steve @ Napier)
103. KITE, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKWOU (Elaine @ Onrus)
104. KNOT, RED/ KNOET (Gareth at De Mond)
105. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
106. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Johan @ Vermont)
107. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Daniel @ Infanta)
108. LARK, CAPE CLAPPER/ KAAPSE KLAPPERTJIE (Daniël @ Infanta)
109. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
110. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
111. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)
112. MALLARD/ GROENKOPEEND (Pieter @ Botrivier)
113. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
114. MARTIN, COMMON HOUSE-/ HUISSWAEL (Pieter @ Arabella)
115. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Johan @ Vermont)
116. MARTIN, SAND/ EUROPESE OEWERSWAEL (Carin @ Arabella)
117. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Steve @ Napier)
118. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
119. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Johan @ Onrus)
120. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Lester @ Harold Porter)
121. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
122. NIGHTJAR, RUFOUS-CHEEKED/ ROOIWANGNAGUIL (Daniël @ Infanta)
123. OSPREY, WESTERN/ VISVALK (Pieter @ Rooisand)
124. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
125. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)

126. OWL, BARN/ NONNETJIE-UIL (Nida @ Meer-en-See)
127. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Nida @ Meer-en-See)
128. PEAFOWL, COMMON/ GEWONE POU (Steve @ Napier)
129. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (Coerie @ Stony Point)
130. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
131. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
132. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
133. PIPIT, NICHOLSON’S (Long-billed)/ NICHOLSONKOESTER (Daniël @ Infanta)
134. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)
135. PLOVER, COMMON RINGED/ RINGNEKSTRANDLOPER (Pieter @ Rooisand)
136. PLOVER, GREATER SAND/ GROOTSTRANDKIEWIET (Pieter @ Rooisand)
137. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Daniël @ Infanta)
138. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Lester @ Rooisand)
139. PLOVER, LESSER SAND/ MONGOOLSE STRANDKIEWIET (SARBN @ De Mond)
140. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Vermont)
141. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)
142. POCHARD, SOUTHERN/ BRUINEEND (Pieter @ Vermont)
143. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
144. QUAIL, COMMON/ AFRIKAANSE KWARTEL (Pieter @ Rooisand)
145. QUAILFINCH, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KWARTELVINKIE (Ross @ Bontebok NP)
146. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
147. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
148. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Ashley @ Harold Porter)
149. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Lester @ Rotary Drive, Hermanus)
150. RUFF/ KEMPHAAN (Pieter @ Rooisand)

151. SANDERLING/ DRIETOONSTRANDLOPER (Pieter @ Rooisand)
152. SANDPIPER, COMMON/ GEWONE RUITER (Pieter @ Arabella)
153. SANDPIPER, CURLEW/ KROMBEKSTRANDLOPER (Pieter @ Rooisand)
154. SANDPIPER, MARSH/ MOERASRUITER (Lester @ Rooisand)
155. SANDPIPER, TEREK/ TEREKRUITER (Pieter @ Rooisand)
156. SAW-WING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (Pieter @ Arabella)
157. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Pieter @ Arabella)
158. SHELDUCK, SOUTH AFRICAN/ KOPEREEND (Coerie @ Rooisand)
159. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
160. SHRIKE, OLIVE BUSH-, OLYFBOSLAKSMAN (Ross @ Bontebok)
161. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Pieter @ Harold Porter)
162. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
163. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
164. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
165. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
166. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Pieter @ Arabella)
167. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Onrus)
168. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
169. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
170. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
171. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Anton @ Vermont)
172. STINT, LITTLE/ KLEINSTRANDLOPER (Lester @ Rooisand)
173. STORM-PETREL, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE STORMSWAEL (Pieter @ Hermanus)
174. STORK, BLACK/ GROOTSWARTOOIEVAAR (Kevin @ Bontebok NP)
175. STORK, WHITE/ WITOOIEVAAR (Pieter @ Karwyderskraal)
176. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
177. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
178. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Johan @ Onrus)
179. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Pieter @ Vermont)
180. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
181. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL (Johan @ Vermont)
182. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Johan @ Vermont)
183. SWALLOW, LESSER STRIPED/ KLEINSTREEPSWAEL (SARBN @ De Hoop)
184. SWALLOW , PEARL-BREASTED/ PêRELBORSSWAEL (Johan @Vermont)
185. SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELSWAEL (Anton @ Vermont)
186. SWAMPHEN, AFRICAN PURPLE/ GROOTKONINGRIETHAAN (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)
187. SWIFT, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTWINDSWAEL (Daniël @ Intanta)
188. SWIFT, ALPINE/ WITPENSWINDSWAEL (Pieter @ Vermont)
189. SWIFT, AFRICAN PALM/ PALMWINDSWAEL (SARBN @ Swellendam)
190. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Pieter @ Hermanus)
191. SWIFT, WHITE-RUMPED/ WITKRUISWINDSWAEL (Johan @ Vermont)
192. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Johan @ Hoek van de Berg)
193. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
194. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)
195. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Johan @ Rooisand)
196. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
197. TERN, DAMARA/ DAMARASTERRETJIE (Gareth @ De Mond)
198. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
199. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
200. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)

201. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Pieter @ Rooisand)
202. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Anton @ Onrus)
203. TROGON, NARINA/ BOSLOERIE (Ross @ Grootvadersbosch)
204. TURNSTONE, RUDDY/ STEENLOPER (Lester @ Rooisand)
205. VULTURE, CAPE/ KRANSAASVOëL (Daniël @ Infanta)
206. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
207. WARBLER, AFRICAN REED-/ KLEINRIETSANGER (Johan @ Vermont)
208. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
209. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Johan @ Vermont)
210. WARBLER, VICTORIN'S/ ROOIBORSRUIGTESANGER (Pieter @ North of Arabella)
211. WARBLER, WILLOW/ HOFSANGER (Johan @ Vermont)
212. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Anton @ Vermont)
213. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Johan @ Vermont)
214. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
215. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)
216. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOëVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)
217. WHIMBREL, EURASIAN/ KLEINWULP (Lester @ Rooisand)
218. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
219. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Lester @ Tesselaarsdal)
220. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Pieter @ Vermont)
221. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (ORBG @ Agulhas)
222. WOODPECKER, KNYSNA/ KNYSNASPEG (Daniël @ Infanta)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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