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BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING FEBRUARY 2021

Posted on the 2nd February 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 February 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 (Craig @ Breede River)
3. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
4. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
5. BEE-EATER, BLUE-CHEEKED/ BLOUWANGBYVRETER (SARBN @ Rooisand)
6. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
7. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP (Louis @ Karwyderskraal)
8. BOKMAKIERIE (Steve @ Napier)
9. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Steve @ Napier)
10. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
11. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
12. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
13. BUZZARD, CAPE/ KAAPSEJAKKALSVOËL (Jessie @ Keurbos farm, Elgin)
14. BUZZARD, COMMON/ BRUINJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
15. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
16. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Anton @ Onrus)
17. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Johan @ Onrus)
18. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
19. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Steve @ Napier)
20. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
21. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Johan @ Vermont)
22. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
23. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
24. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Johan @ Vermont)
25. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)

26. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Johan @ Onrus)
27. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Johan @ Vermont)
28. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
29. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ GEWONE VLEILOERIE (Ross @ Bontebok NP)
30. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Johan @ Onrus)
31. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
32. CROMBEC, LONG-BILLED/ BOSVELDSTOMPSTERT (Johan @ Onrus)
33. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
34. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
35. CUCKOO, DIDERICK/ DIEDERIKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
36. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Ross @ Bontebok NP)
37. CURLEW, EURASIAN/ GROOTWULP (Johan @ Rooisand)
38. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOëL (Johan @ Onrus)
39. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
40. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
41. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
42. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Johan @ Vermont)
43. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (Johan @ Vermont)
44. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
45. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
46. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Dawid @ Kleinmond)
47. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/NONNETJIE-EEND (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
48. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Ross @ Bontebok NP)
49. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
50. EAGLE, BOOTED/ DWERGAREND (Ross @ Swellendam)

51. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
52. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of VEEREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
53. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Steve @ Napier)
54. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Ross @ Swellendam)
55. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
56. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Johan @ Rooisand)
57. FLAMINGO, LESSER/ KLEINFLAMINK (Anton @ Vermont)
58. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN PARADISE-/ PARADYSVLIEëVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
59. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
60. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
61. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (DICT pelagic cruise off Kleinbaai)
62. GODWIT, BAR-TAILED/ BANDSTERTGRIET (Lester @ Rooisand)
63. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Onrus)
64. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Ross @ Bontebok NP)
65. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
66. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
67. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Rooisand)
68. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
69. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Steve @ Napier)
70. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Lester @ Rooisand)
71. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Vermont)
72. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
73. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
74. HAMERKOP (Kevin @ Swellendam)
75. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Ross @ Bontebok NP)

76. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
77. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Johan @ Vermont)
78. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Johan @ Vermont)
79. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Kevin @ Swellendam)
80. HOBBY, EURASIAN/ EUROPESE BOOMVALK (Steve @ Napier)
81. HONEYGUIDE, LESSER/ KLEINHEUNINGWYSER (Steve @ Napier)
82. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Steve @ Napier)
83. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Anton @ Onrus)
84. IBIS, GLOSSY/ GLANSIBIS (Johan @ Onrus Estuary)
85. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
86. JAEGER, PARASITIC/ ARKTIESE ROOFMEEU (Lester @ Vermont coastline)
87. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Steve @ Napier)
88. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
89. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Johan @ Onrus)
90. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Jessie @ Elgin)
91. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Johan @ Onrus)
92. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALKIE (Steve @ Napier)
93. KITE, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKWOU (Anton @ Onrus)
94. KORHAAN, KAROO/ VAALKORHAAN (Ross @ Malgas)
95. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Johan @ Vermont)
96. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
97. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
98. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
99. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
100. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Ross @ Bontebok NP)

101. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
102. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Johan @ Onrus)
103. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Steve @ Napier)
104. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
105. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
106. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Anton @ Rooiels)
107. NIGHTHERON, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER (Jessie @ Elgin)
108. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
109. ORIOLE, EURASIAN GOLDEN/ EUROPESE WIELEWAAL (SARBN @ De Hoop)
110. OSPREY, WESTERN/ VISVALK (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
111. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
112. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Steve @ Napier)
113. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Johan @ Onrus)
114. PEAFOWL, COMMON/ GEWONE POU (Steve @ Napier)
115. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN (Johan @ Rooisand)
116. PENDULINE-TIT, CAPE/ KAAPSE KAPOKVOëL (Ross @ De Mond NR)
117. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (DICT pelagic cruise off Kleinbaai)
118. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT / GROOTNELLIE (DICT pelagic cruise off Kleinbaai)
119. PETREL, SOUTHERN GIANT / REUSE NELLIE (DICT pelagic cruise off Kleinbaai)
120. PIGEON, AFRICAN OLIVE-/GEELBEKBOSDUIF (Lester @ Stanford)
121. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
122. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
123. PIPIT, LONG-BILLED/ NICHOLSONSE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
124. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Johan @ Rooisand)
125. PLOVER, COMMON RINGED/ RINGNEKSTRANDLOPER (Lester @ Rooisand)

126. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Rooisand)
127. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Lester @ Rooisand)
128. PLOVER, LESSER SAND/ MONGOOLSE STRANDKIEWIET (SARBN @ De Mond NR)
129. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
130. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Rooisand)
131. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
132. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKKWELEA (Ross @ Malgas)
133. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
134. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
135. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
136. ROCK-JUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Kevin @ Rooiels)
137. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Sanet @ Rooiels)
138. ROLLER, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE TROUPAND (SARBN @ Bredasdorp)
139. SANDERLING/ DRIETOONSTRANDLOPER (Johan @ Rooisand)
140. SANDGROUSE, NAMAQUA/ KELKIEWYN (Riaan @ De Hoop NR)
141. SANDPIPER, COMMON/ GEWONE RUITER (Lester @ Rooisand)
142. SANDPIPER, CURLEW/ KROMBEKSTRANDLOPER (Lester @ Rooisand)
143. SANDPIPER, MARSH/ MOERASRUITER (Johan @ Rooisand)
144. SANDPIPER, TEREK/ TEREKRUITER (Johan @ Rooisand)
145. SAW-WING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
146. SHEARWATER, GREAT/ GROOTPYLSTORMVOëL (Elaine @ Gearing’s Point, Hermanus)
147. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (DICT pelagic cruise off Kleinbaai)
148. SHELDUCK, SOUTH AFRICAN/ KOPEREEND (Craig @ Breede River)
149. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Riaan @ De Hoop NR)
150. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Sanet @ Rooiels)

151. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
152. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
153. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
154. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
155. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
156. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Johan @ Rooisand)
157. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Onrus)
158. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
159. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
160. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
161. STARLING, WATTLED/ LELSPREEU (Riaan @ De Hoop NR)
162. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Johan @ Vermont)
163. STINT, LITTLE/ KLEINSTRANDLOPER (Lester @ Rooisand)
164. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
165. STORK, BLACK/ GROOTSWARTOOIEVAAR (Peter @ Klein River estuary)
166. STORK, WHITE/ WITOOIEVAAR (Steve @ Napier)
167. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
168. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
169. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
170. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Rooiels)
171. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
172. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL (Anton @ Vermont)
173. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
174. SWALLOW , PEARL-BREASTED/ PêRELBORSSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
175. SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELSWAEL (Johan @ Vermont)

176. SWAMPHEN, AFRICAN PURPLE/ GROOTKONINGRIETHAAN (Johan @ Onrus)
177. SWIFT, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
178. SWIFT, ALPINE/ WITPENSWINDSWAEL (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
179. SWIFT, COMMON/ EUROPESE WINDSWAEL (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
180. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Ross @ Bontebok NP)
181. SWIFT, WHITE-RUMPED/ WITKRUISWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
182. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Johan @ Vermont)
183. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Johan @ Vermont)
184. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Ross @ Bontebok NP)
185. TERN, ANTARCTIC/ GRYSBORSSTERRETJIE (DICT pelagic cruise off Kleinbaai)
186. TERN, ARCTIC/ ARKTIESE STERRETJIE (DICT pelagic cruise off Kleinbaai)
187. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Lester @ Rooisand)
188. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
189. TERN, LESSER CRESTED/ KUIFKOPSTERRETJIE (Johan @ Rooisand)
190. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
191. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
192. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
193. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Anton @ Vermont)
194. TROGON, NARINA/ BOSLOERIE (Kevin @ Grootvadersbosch NR)
195. TURNSTONE, RUDDY/ STEENLOPER (Lester @ Rooisand)
196. VULTURE, CAPE/ KRANSAASVOËL (Riaan @ De Hoop NR)
197. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
198. WARBLER, AFRICAN REED-/ KLEINRIETSANGER (Steve @ Napier)
199. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Johan @ Onrus)
200. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Lester @ Papiesvlei)

201. WARBLER, VICTORIN'S/ ROOIBORSRUIGTESANGER (Ross @ Marloth NR)
202. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Johan @ Vermont)
203. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Steve @ Napier)
204. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
205. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)
206. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOëVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
207. WHIMBREL, EURASIAN/ KLEINWULP (Anton @ Vermont)
208. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
209. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
210. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Ross @ Bontebok NP)
211. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Lester @ Rooiels)
212. WOODPECKER, KNYSNA/ KNYSNASPEG (Gabriella @ Frog Mountain. Swellendam)
213. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOPSPEG (Elaine @ Onrus)

SPECIES THAT WILL POSSIBLY NOT BE ACCEPTED OFFICIALLY

214. FINCH, RED-HEADED/ ROOIKOPVINK (Theanette @ Kleinbaai) – Probably an escapee
215. SPARROW, CAPE X HOUSE hybrid (Theanette @ Kleinbaai) – Not accepted on the official SA bird list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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