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BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING JANUARY 2020

Posted on the 3rd January 2021

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 January 2021. 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 (Elaine @ Vermont)
3. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
4. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
5. BEE-EATER, BLUE-CHEEKED/ BLOUWANGBYVRETER (Riaan @ Pearly Beach)
6. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
7. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP (Steve @ Napier)
8. BITTERN, LITTLE/ KLEINRIETREIER (Carl @ Kleinmond estuary)
9. BOKMAKIERIE (Johan @ Onrus)
10. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Steve @ Napier)
11. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
12. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Johan @ Karwyderskraal)
13. BUZZARD, COMMON/ BRUINJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
14. BUZZARD, FOREST/ BOSJAKKALSVOëL (Anton @ Karwyderskraal)
15. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOëL (Elaine @ Rotary Drive)
16. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
17. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Anton @ Onrus)
18. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
19. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
20. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Johan @ Onrus)
21. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Lester @ van der Stell Pass)
22. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Anton @ Vermont)
23. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Anton @ Rotary Drive)
24. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Anton @ Swartrivier)
25. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont)

26. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (David @ Stony Point)
27. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Elaine @ Vermont)
28. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Johan @ Hoek-van-de-Berg)
29. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Elaine @ Vermont)
30. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Lester @ Rooisand)
31. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ GEWONE VLEILOERIE (Ross @ Swellendam)
32. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
33. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
34. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
35. CUCKOO, BLACK/ SWARTKOEKOEK (Ross@ Frog Mountain, Swellendam)
36. CUCKOO, DIDERICK/ DIEDERIKKIE (Ross @ Swellendam)
37. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve @ Napier)
38. CUCKOO, RED-CHESTED/ PIET-MY-VROU (Ross @ Marloth NR)
39. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOëL (Elaine @ Swartrivier)
40. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
41. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
42. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
43. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Anton @ Rotary Drive)
44. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
45. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
46. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Steve @ Napier)
47. DUCK, WHITE-BACKED/ WITRUGEEND (Riaan @ Strandveld)
48. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/NONNETJIE-EEND (Anton @ Swartrivier)
49. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
50. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Lester @ van der Stell Pass)

51. EAGLE, BOOTED/ DWERGAREND (Anton @ Swartrivier)
52. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREëKOPAREND (Steve @ Napier)
53. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (Johan @ Onrus)
54. EGRET, INTERMEDIATE (YELLOW-BILLED)/ GEELBEKWITREIER (Riaan @ Strandveld)
55. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
56. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of VEEREIER (Steve @ Napier)
57. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Rynhard @ Sandbaai)
58. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (David @ Betty’s Bay)
59. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
60. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Anton @ Vermont)
61. FLAMINGO, LESSER/ KLEINFLAMINK (Anton @ Vermont)
62. FLUFFTAIL, BUFF-SPOTTED/GEVLEKTE VLEIKUIKEN (Gabriella @ Frog Mountain Farm, Swellendam)
63. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEëVANGER (Ross @ Swellendam)
64. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN PARADISE-/ PARADYSVLIEëVANGER (Elaine @ Vermont)
65. FLYCATCHER, BLUE-MANTLED CRESTED/ BLOUKUIFVLIEëVANGER (Ross @ Swellendam)
66. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
67. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
68. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Dave @ Rooiels)
69. GODWIT, BAR-TAILED/ BANDSTERTGRIET (Sandra @ Quin Point)
70. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Onrus)
71. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
72. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER
73. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
74. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Lester @ Fisherhaven)
75. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Caledon)

76. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Elaine @ Vermont)
77. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Lester @ Danger Point)
78. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Steve @ Napier)
79. GULL, FRANKLIN’S/ FRANKLINMEEU (Wim @ Black Oystercatcher restaurant)
80. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU (Johan @ Hoek-van-de-Berg)
81. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
82. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
83. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH-/AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Riaan @ Strandveld)
84. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Riaan @ Strandveld)
85. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
86. HERON-NIGHT, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER (Johan @ Vermont)
87. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Steve @ Napier)
88. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
89. HONEYBIRD, BROWN-BACKED/ SKERPBEKHEUNINGVOëL (Riaan @ Franskraal)
90. HONEYGUIDE, LESSER/ KLEINHEUNINGWYSER (Lester @ van der Stell Pass)
91. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Steve @ Napier)
92. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Elaine@ Onrus)
93. IBIS, GLOSSY/ GLANSIBIS (Riaan @ Strandveld)
94. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
95. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Rynhard @ Sandbaai)
96. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
97. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Ross @ Bontebok NP)
98. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPHOUTVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
99. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Elaine @ Onrus)
100. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALKIE (Riaan @ Strandveld)

101. KITE, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKWOU (Steve @ Napier)
102. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Anton @ Vermont)
103. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
104. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Riaan @ Strandveld)
105. LARK, CAPE CLAPPER/ KAAPSE KLAPPERTJIE (Riaan @ Strandveld)
106. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
107. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
108. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
109. MARTIN, COMMON HOUSE-/ HUISSWAEL (Lester @ van der Stell Pass)
110. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
111. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Johan @ Caledon)
112. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
113. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
114. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Ross @ Swelledam)
115. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
116. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
117. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Steve @ Napier)
118. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (David @ Stony Point)
119. PEAFOWL, COMMON/ GEWONE POU (Steve @ Napier)
120. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN (Riaan @ Strandveld)
121. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (David @ Stony Point)
122. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT / GROOTNELLIE (Sandra @ Dyer Island)
123. PIGEON, AFRICAN OLIVE-/GEELBEKBOSDUIF (Ross @ Swellendam)
124. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
125. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)

126. PIPIT, LONG-BILLED/ NICHOLSONSE KOESTER (Elaine @ Rotary Drive)
127. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Johan @ Onrus)
128. PLOVER, COMMON RINGED/ RINGNEKSTRANDLOPER (Lester @ Danger Point)
129. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Riaan @ Uilenkraal estuary)
130. PLOVER, GREATER SAND/ GROOTSTRANDKIEWIET (SARBN @ Uilenkraal estuary)
131. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
132. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Rynhard @ Sandbaai)
133. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Riaan @ Strandveld)
134. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
135. QUAIL, COMMON/ AFRIKAANSE KWARTEL (Ross @ Bontebok NP)
136. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
137. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
138. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
139. ROCK-JUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Bruce @ Hans-se-Kop, Elgin)
140. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Wim @ Bredasdorp)
141. ROCK-THRUSH, SENTINEL/ LANGTOONKLIPLYSTER (Dave @ Rooiels)
142. ROLLER, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE TROUPAND (Riaan @ Pearly Beach)
143. SANDERLING/ DRIETOONSTRANDLOPER (Sandra @ Die Gruis)
144. SANDPIPER, CURLEW/ KROMBEKSTRANDLOPER (Riaan @ Uilenkraal estuary)
145. SAW-WING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (Anton @ Vermont)
146. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOëL (Anton Swanepoel @ Breede River)
147. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
148. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Elaine @ Vermont)
149. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Dave @ Rooiels)
150. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)

151. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
152. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
153. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
154. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
155. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Johan @ Tesselaarsdal)
156. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Onrus)
157. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
158. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
159. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Anton @ Rotary Drive)
160. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Anton @ Vermont)
161. STINT, LITTLE/ KLEINSTRANDLOPER (Riaan @ Uilenkraal estuary)
162. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
163. STORK, BLACK/ GROOTSWARTOOIEVAAR (Lester @ Uilenkraal estuary)
164. STORK, WHITE/ WITOOIEVAAR (Steve @ Napier)
165. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
166. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
167. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Elaine @ Vermont)
168. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (David @ Betty’s Bay)
169. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
170. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL (Anton @ Vermont)
171. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
172. SWALLOW , PEARL-BREASTED/ PêRELBORSSWAEL (Johan @ Vermont)
173. SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELSWAEL (Anton @ Vermont)
174. SWIFT, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTWINDSWAEL (Johan @ Caledon)
175. SWIFT, ALPINE/ WITPENSWINDSWAEL (Johan @ Caledon)

176. SWIFT, COMMON/ EUROPESE WINDSWAEL (Anton @ Swartrivier)
177. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
178. SWIFT, WHITE-RUMPED/ WITKRUISWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
179. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Lester @ van der Stell Pass)
180. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
181. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Anton @ Swartrivier)
182. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Riaan @ Uilenkraal estuary)
183. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
184. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Johan @ Onrus)
185. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
186. TERN, WHISKERED/ WITBAARDSTERRETJIE (Riaan @ Sandveld)
187. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
188. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Steve @ Napier)
189. TURNSTONE, RUDDY/ STEENLOPER (Lester @ Danger Point)
190. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
191. WARBLER, AFRICAN REED-/ KLEINRIETSANGER (Steve @ Napier)
192. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
193. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Steve @ Napier)
194. WARBLER, VICTORIN'S/ ROOIBORSRUIGTESANGER (Ross @ Marloth NR)
195. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Anton @ Vermont)
196. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Steve @ Napier)
197. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
198. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)
199. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOëVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
200. WHIMBREL, EURASIAN/ KLEINWULP (Johan @ Fisherhaven)

201. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
202. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
203. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Lester @ van der Stell Pass)
204. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Elaine @ Rotary Drive)
205. WOODPECKER, KNYSNA/ KNYSNASPEG (Lester @ Franskraal)
206. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOPSPEG (Johan @ van der Stel Pass)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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