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BIRD LIST FOR RIVERTON STUD, ROBERTSON DISTRICT

Posted on the 20th April 2021

Riverton Stud bird list
This is a list of birds that had been recorded by teams of BirdLife Overberg members during three visits to Riverton Stud. A further ten species were added after the applicable SABAP2 pentad statistics had been studied. This list should not be regarded as being comprehensive, but be seen as the minimum number of species that occur in the area. Most importantly, the high percentage of endemic and near-endemic should clearly indicate the great potential that the farm has for birding tourism. Kindly forward any further sightings to birding@overberg.co.za 

1. Apalis Bar-throated
2. Barbet Acacia Pied (Near-endemic)
3. Batis Cape (Endemic)
4. Bee-eater European (Summer migrant)
5. Bishop Southern Red
6. Bishop Yellow
7. Bittern Little
8. Bokmakierie Bokmakierie (Near-endemic)
9. Boubou Southern (Endemic)
10. Bulbul Cape (Endemic)
11. Bunting Cape (Near-endemic)
12. Buzzard Common (Steppe) (Summer migrant)
13. Buzzard Forest (Endemic)
14. Buzzard Jackal (Endemic)
15. Canary Brimstone
16. Canary Cape (Endemic)
17. Canary White-throated (Near-endemic)
18. Canary Yellow (Near-endemic)
19. Chat Familiar
20. Cisticola Grey-backed (Near-endemic)
21. Cisticola Levaillant’s
22. Coot Red-knobbed
23. Cormorant Reed
24. Cormorant White-breasted
25. Crane Blue (Endemic)

Little Bittern
Jackal Buzzard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


26. Crombec Long-billed
27. Crow Cape
28. Crow Pied
29. Cuckoo Diederik (Summer migrant)
30. Cuckoo Klaas’s
31. Cuckoo Red-chested (Summer migrant)
32. Darter African
33. Dove Laughing
34. Dove Namaqua
35. Dove Red-eyed
36. Dove Ring-necked
37. Dove Rock
38. Dove Tambourine
39. Drongo Fork-tailed
40. Duck African Black
41. Duck White-faced
42. Duck Yellow-billed
43. Eagle African Fish
44. Eagle Booted
45. Eagle Martial
46. Egret Little
47. Egret Western Cattle
48. Falcon Lanner
49. Falcon Peregrine
50. Fiscal Common (Southern)

Klaas's Cuckoo
Tambourine Dove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


51. Flycatcher African Dusky
52. Flycatcher African Paradise (Summer migrant)
53. Flycatcher Fairy (Endemic)
54. Flycatcher Fiscal (Endemic)
55. Goose Egyptian
56. Goose Spur-winged
57. Goshawk African
58. Goshawk Southern Pale Chanting (Near-endemic)
59. Grebe Little
60. Greenbul Sombre
61. Guineafowl Helmeted
62. Hamerkop
63. Harrier Black (Endemic)
64. Harrier-Marsh African Marsh
65. Harrier-Hawk African (Gymnogene)
66. Heron Black-crowned Night
67. Heron Black-headed
68. Heron Grey
69. Heron Purple
70. Honeyguide Lesser
71. Hoopoe African
72. Ibis African Sacred
73. Ibis Glossy
74. Ibis Hadeda
75. Kestrel Rock

African Darter
Fiscal Flycatchers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


76. Kingfisher Brown-hooded
77. Kingfisher Giant
78. Kingfisher Malachite
79. Kingfisher Pied
80. Kite Black-winged
81. Kite Yellow-billed (Summer migrant)
82. Lapwing Blacksmith
83. Lapwing Crowned
84. Lark Large-billed (Endemic)
85. Lark Red-capped
86. Longclaw Cape (Endemic)
87. Martin Banded (Summer migrant)
88. Martin Brown-throated
89. Martin Rock
90. Moorhen Common
91. Mousebird Red-faced
92. Mousebird Speckled
93. Mousebird White-backed (Endemic)
94. Neddicky
95. Nightjar Fiery-necked
96. Osprey Western (Summer migrant)
97. Owl Barn
98. Owl Spotted Eagle
99. Pigeon African Olive
100. Pigeon Speckled

Pied Kingfisher
Rock Kestrel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


101. Pipit African
102. Plover Three-banded
103. Prinia Karoo (Endemic)
104. Quelea Red-billed
105. Raven White-necked
106. Robin-Chat Cape
107. Sawwing Black (Summer migrant)
108. Scrub-robin Karoo (Endemic)
109. Seedeater Streaky-headed
110. Shelduck South African (Endemic)
111. Shoveler Cape (Endemic)
112. Sparrow Cape (Near-endemic)
113. Sparrow House
114. Sparrow Southern Grey-headed
115. Sparrowhawk Black
116. Sparrowhawk Rufous-breasted
117. Spoonbill African
118. Spurfowl Cape (Endemic)
119. Starling Common
120. Starling Pied (Endemic)
121. Starling Red-winged
122. Stilt Black-winged
123. Stonechat African
124. Sugarbird Cape (Endemic)
125. Sunbird Amethyst

Cape Spurfowl
Cape Sugarbird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


126. Sunbird Greater Double-collared (Endemic)
127. Sunbird Malachite
128. Sunbird Southern Double-collared (Endemic)
129. Swallow Barn (Summer migrant)
130. Swallow Greater Striped (Summer migrant)
131. Swallow Pearl-breasted (Summer migrant)
132. Swallow White-throated (Summer migrant)
133. Swift African Black (Summer migrant)
134. Swift African Palm
135. Swift Alpine (Summer migrant)
136. Swift Little (Summer migrant)
137. Swift White-rumped (Summer migrant)
138. Tchagra Southern (Endemic)
139. Teal Cape
140. Teal Red-billed
141. Thick-knee Spotted
142. Thick-knee Water
143. Thrush Karoo (Endemic)
144. Thrush Olive
145. Wagtail Cape
146. Warbler African Reed (Summer migrant)
147. Warbler Lesser Swamp
148. Warbler Little Rush
149. Waxbill Common
150. Waxbill Swee (Endemic)
151. Weaver Cape (Endemic)
152. Weaver Southern Masked
153, Wheatear Capped
154. White-eye Cape (Endemic)
155. Whydah Pin-tailed
156. Woodpecker Cardinal

Peaceful setting at Riverton Stud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Images by BirdLife Overberg members)

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