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BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG DURING MAY 2021

Posted on the 2nd May 2021

BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING MAY 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 May 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. ALBATROSS, BLACK-BROWED/ SWARTRUGALBATROS (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
2. ALBATROSS, SHY / BLOUBEKALBATROS (Sandra @ DICT Cruise)
3. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
4. AVOCET, PIED/ BONTELSIE (Pieter @ (Pieter @ Rooisand)
5. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
6. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
7. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
8. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP (Steve @ Napier)
9. BOKMAKIERIE (Steve @ Napier)
10. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
11. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
12. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Lester @ Hawston View Road)
13. BUNTING, CINNAMON-BREASTED/ KLIPSTREEPKOPPIE (Ross @ De Hoop NR)
14. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
15. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
16. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Johan @ Onrus)
17. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
18. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
19. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
20. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Johan @ Vermont)
21. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Pieter @ Swartrivier road)
22. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
23. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
24. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
25. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Johan @ Onrus)

26. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
27. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
28. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Johan @ Onrus)
29. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
30. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
31. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Anton @ Vermont)
32. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
33. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
34. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
35. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve @ Napier)
36. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOëL (Anton @ Vermont)
37. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
38. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
39. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
40. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Anton @ Vermont)
41. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (Pieter @ Swartrivier road)
42. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
43. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
44. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/NONNETJIE-EEND (Pieter @ Swartrivier road)
45. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Steve @ Napier)
46. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Theanette @ Lomond)
47. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREËKOPAREND (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
48. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (Riaan @ Van der Stel Pass)
49. EGRET, INTERMEDIATE (YELLOW-BILLED)/ GEELBEKWITREIER (Lester @ Helderstroom)
50. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Onrus)

51. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of VEEREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
52. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Steve @ Napier)
53. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Anton @ Onrus)
54. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
55. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
56. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEëVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
57. FLYCATCHER, FAIRY/ FEEVLIEËVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
58. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
59. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
60. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
61. GODWIT, BAR-TAILED/ BANDSTERTGRIET (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
62. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Onrus)
63. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
64. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
65. GOSHAWK, SOUTHERN PALE CHANTING/ BLEEKSINGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
66. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
67. GREBE, BLACK-NECKED/ SWARTNEKDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Rooisand)
68. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Pieter @ Rooisand)
69. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Onrus)
70. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Vermont)
71. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Jason @ Breede River)
72. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Steve @ Napier)
73. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU (Johan @ Rooisand)
74. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
75. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Vermont)

76. HAMERKOP (Lester @ Karwyderskraal road)
77. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Riaan @ Wolvengat road)
78. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH-/AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Lester @ Prinskraal)
79. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Gary @ Onrus)
80. HERON-NIGHT, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER (Anton @ Onrus Estuary)
81. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Steve @ Napier)
82. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Johan @ Onrus)
83. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Ross @ Swellendam)
84. HERON, SQUACCO/ RALREIER (Eugene @Blomkraals Bridge, Elim)
85. HONEYGUIDE, GREATER/ GROOTHEUNINGWYSER (Lester @ Van der Stel Pass)
86. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Steve @ Napier)
87. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Anton @ Onrus)
88. IBIS, GLOSSY/ GLANSIBIS (Hamish @ De Hoop NR)
89. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
90. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Steve @ Napier)
91. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
92. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Johan @ Vermont)
93. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Pieter @ Rooisand)
94. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
95. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK (Steve @ Napier)
96. KORHAAN, KAROO/ KAROOKORHAAN (Steve @ Napier)
97. KORHAAN, SOUTHERN BLACK/SWARTVLERKKORHAAN (Riaan @ Wolvengat)
98. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
99. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
100. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)

101. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
102. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
103. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
104. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE (Steve @ Napier)
105. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
106. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Johan @ Onrus)
107. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
108. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
109. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
110. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
111. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
112. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Steve @ Napier)
113. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)
114. PEAFOWL, COMMON/ GEWONE POU (Johan @ Van der Stel Pass)
115. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN (Hamish @ De Hoop NR)
116. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
117. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT / GROOTNELLIE (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
118. PETREL, SOUTHERN GIANT / REUSE NELLIE (Lester @ Kleinbaai)
119. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
120. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
121. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Lester @ Helderstroom)
122. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Jason @ Breede River)
123. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
124. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
125. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)

126. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
127. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKKWELEA (Pieter @ Swartrivier road)
128. RAIL, AFRICAN/ GROOTRIETHAAN (Peter @ Stanford)
129. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
130. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
131. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
132. ROCKJUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Sam @ Galpin’s Hut)
133. SAW-WING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (Pieter @ Swartrivier road)
134. SANDPIPER, MARSH/ MOERASRUITER (Jason @ Breede Rvier)
135. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOËL (Riaan @ Strandveld)
136. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
137. SHEARWATER, CORY’S/ GEELBEKPYLSTORMVOËL (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
138. SHEARWATER, GREAT/ GROOTPYLSTORMVOËL (Sandra @ DICT Cruise)
139. SHEARWATER, MANX/ SWARTBEKPYLSTORMVOËL (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
140. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
141. SHELDUCK, SOUTH AFRICAN/ KOPEREEND (Jason @ Breede River)
142. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Theanette @ Lomond)
143. SKUA, BROWN/ BRUINROOFMEEU (Lester @ Pringle Bay)
144. SNIPE, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SNIP (Riaan @ Wolvengat road)
145. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
146. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
147. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
148. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
149. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Johan @ Van der Stel Pass)
150. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Johan @ Fisherhaven)

151. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Steve @ Napier)
152. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
153. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
154. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
155. STARLING, WATTLED/ LELSPREEU (Riaan @ Swartrivier road)
156. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
157. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
158. STORK, BLACK/ GROOTSWARTOOIEVAAR (Cornel @ Napier)
159. STORK, WHITE/ WITOOIEVAAR (Lester @ Prinskraal)
160. STORM PETREL, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE STORMSWAEL (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
161. STORM PETREL, WILSON’S/ GEWONE STORMSWAEL (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
162. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
163. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Pieter @ Hermanus)
164. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
165. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Johan @ Onrus)
166. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
167. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
168. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Johan @ Vermont)
169. SWAMPHEN, AFRICAN PURPLE/ GROOTKONINGRIETHAAN (Johan @ Onrus)
170. SWIFT, AFRICAN PALM/ PALMWINDSWAEL (Duncan @ Hermanus)
171. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
172. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Johan @ Vermont)
173. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Johan @ Hawston)
174. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Steve @ Napier)
175. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Jason @ Breede River)

176. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Johan @ Onrus)
177. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Johan @ Vermont)
178. TERN, ROSEATE/ ROOIBORSSTERRETJIE (Lester @ Kleinbaai)
179. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
180. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
181. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Theanette @ Franskraal)
182. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Riaan @ Van der Stel pass)
183. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
184. WARBLER, AFRICAN REED-/ KLEINRIETSANGER (Steve @ Napier)
185. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Johan @ Vermont)
186. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Peter @ Stanford)
187. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Anton @ Vermont)
188. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Johan @ Vermont)
189. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
190. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)
191. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOëVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
192. WHIMBREL, EURASIAN/ KLEINWULP (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
193. WHINCHAT. EUROPESE BONTROKKIE (Lester @ Prinskraal)
194. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
195. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Theanette @ Franskraal)
196. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Steve @ Napier)

Herewith a few images forwarded by members last month:

Olive Woodpecker and Fork-tailed Drongo confrontation - Johan van der Westhuizen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knysna Woodpecker - Richard Masson
Western Yellow Wagtail - Gary Baumgarten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed flock of seedeaters (Bishops, weavers & queleas) - Steve Peck

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