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BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG DURING OCTOBER 2021

Posted on the 5th October 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 October 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 (Steve @ Napier)
2. AVOCET, PIED/ BONTELSIE (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
3. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
4. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
5. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
6. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP (Theanette @ Kleinbaai)
7. BOKMAKIERIE (Anton @ Onrus)
8. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
9. BROWNBUL, TERRESTRIAL/ BOSKRAPPER (Ross @ Grootvadersbosch)
10. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
11. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
12. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
13. BUZZARD, COMMON/ BRUINJAKKALSVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
14. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
15. CANARY, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPKANARIE (Johan @ Swellendam)
16. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
17. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Anton @ Onrus)
18. CANARY, FOREST/ GESTREEPTE KANARIE (Ross @ Grootvadersbosch)
19. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
20. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Theanette @ Kleinbaai)
21. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Gary @ Rotary Way)
22. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Lester @ De Mond NR))
23. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
24. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Anton @ Vermont)
25. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYTINKTINKIE (Lester @ De Mond NR)

26. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Anton @ Onrus)
27. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
28. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
29. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
30. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
31. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ GEWONE VLEILOERIE (Dean @ Greyton)
32. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Dean @ Greyton)
33. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
34. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
35. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
36. CUCKOO, AFRICAN EMERALD/ MOOIMEISIE (SARBN @ Harold Porter)
37. CUCKOO, BLACK/ SWARTKOEKOEK (Ross @ Swellendam)
38. CUCKOO, DIEDERIK/ DIEDERIKKIE (Elaine @ Onrus)
39. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve Napier)
40. CUCKOO, RED-CHESTED/ PIET-MY-VROU (Steve @ Napier)
41. CUCKOOSHRIKE, GREY/ BLOUKATAKOROE (Ross @ Grootvadersbosch)
42. CURLEW, EURASIAN/ GROOTWULP (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
43. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOËL (Anton @ Onrus)
44. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
45. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Dean @ Greyton)
46. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
47. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Steve @ Napier)
48. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
49. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Steve@ Napier)
50. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Steve @ Napier)

51. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Dean @ Greyton)
52. DUCK, KNOB-BILLED/ KNOBBELBEKEEND (Lester @ Prinskraal)
53. DUCK, MACCOA/ BLOUBEKEEND (Lester @ De Mond NR)
54. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/ NONNETJIE-EEND (Carin @ Grabouw)
55. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Steve @ Napier)
56. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
57. EAGLE, BOOTED/ DWERGAREND (Dean @ Greyton)
58. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
59. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
60. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of FEEREIER (Steve @ Napier)
61. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
62. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Dean @ Rooisand NR)
63. FLAMINGO, LESSER/ KLEINFLAMINK (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
64. FLUFFTAIL, RED-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSVLEIKUIKEN (Dean @ Greyton)
65. FLUFFTAIL, BUFF-SPOTTED/ GEVLEKTE VLEIKUIKEN (Ross @ Swellendam)
66. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEËVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
67. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN PARADISE/ PARADYSVLIEËVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
68. FLYCATCHER, BLUE-MANTLED CRESTED/ BLOUKUIFVLIEËVANGER (Ross @ Grootvadersbosch)
69. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
70. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Dean @ Greyton)
71. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Anton @ Vermont)
72. GODWIT, BAR-TAILED/ BANDSTERTGRIET (Lester @ De Mond)
73. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Vermont)
74. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
75. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Steve @ Napier)

76. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
77. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
78. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Gary @ Vermont)
79. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Onrus)
80. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Dean @ Rooisand NR)
81. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
82. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
83. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
84. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
85. HAMERKOP (Steve @ Napier)
86. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH/ AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Dean @ Rooisand NR)
87. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Lester @ De Mond NR)
88. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
89. HERON, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT/ GEWONE NAGREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
90. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Steve @ Napier)
91. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
92. HONEYGUIDE, LESSER/ KLEINHEUNINGWYSER (Dean @ Greyton)
93. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Steve @ Napier)
94. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEE NVEëR (Anton @ Onrus)
95. IBIS, GLOSSY/ GLANSIBIS (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
96. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
97. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Anton @ Hermanus)
98. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Dean @ Greyton)
99. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Theanette @ Kleinbaai)
100. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)

101. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
102. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK (Steve @ Napier)
103. KITE, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKWOU (Steve @ Napier)
104. KORHAAN, SOUTHERN BLACK/ WITVLERKKORHAAN (Lester @ De Mond NR)
105. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Anton @ Vermont)
106. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Theanette @ Kleinbaai)
107. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
108. LARK, CAPE CLAPPER/ KAAPSE KLAPPERTJIE (Dean @ Greyton)
109. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
110. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
111. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
112. MARTIN, BANDED / GEBANDE OEWERSWAEL (Dean @ Rooisand)
113. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
114. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
115. MOORHEN, COMMON/ WATERHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont)
116. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
117. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
118. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Dean @ Greyton)
119. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
120. OSPREY, WESTERN/ VISVALK (Peter @ Klein River, Stanford)
121. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
122. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Steve @ Napier)
123. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)
124. PEAFOWL, INDIAN/ MAKPOU (Steve @ Napier)
125. PIGEON, AFRICAN OLIVE/ GEELBEKBOSDUIF (Dean @ Greyton)

126. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
127. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
128. PIPIT, LONG-BILLED/ NICKOLSONKOESTER (Johan @ Rotary Way, Hermanus)
129. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
130. PLOVER, COMMON RINGED/ RINGNEKSTRANDLOPER (Dean @ Rooisand NR)
131. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Lester @ De Mond NR)
132. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Dean @ Rooisand NR)
133. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Theanette @ Kleinbaai)
134. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)
135. POCHARD, SOUTHERN/ BRUINEEND (Dean @ Bredasdorp)
136. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
137. QUAIL, COMMON/ AFRIKAANSE KWARTEL (Theanette @ Kleinbaai)
138. QUAILFINCH/ GEWONE KWARTELVINKIE (Lester @ Bontebok NP)
139. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKKWELEA (Steve @ Napier)
140. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Theanette @ Kleinbaai)
141. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
142. ROCKJUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Johan @ Rotary Drive, Hermanus)
143. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Dean @ Greyton)
144. ROCK-THRUSH, SENTINEL/ LANGTOONKLIPLYSTER (Johan @ Rotary Drive, Hermanus)
145. RUFF/ KEMPHAAN (Dean @ Rooisand)
146. SANDERLING/ DRIETOONSTRANDKIEWIET (Lester @ De Mond NR)
147. SANDPIPER, COMMON/ GEWONE RUITER (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
148. SANDPIPER, CURLEW/ KROMBEKSTRANDLOPER (Lester @ De Mond NR)
149. SANDPIPER, PECTORAL/ GEELPOOTSTRANDLOPER (Dean @ Rooisand NR)
150. SANDPIPER, TEREK/ TEREKRUITER (Johan @ Rooisand NR)

151. SAWWING, BLACK/ SAAGVLERKSWAEL (Carin @ Kleinmond)
152. SCRUB-ROBIN, KAROO/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
153. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
154. SEEDEATER, PROTEA/ WITVLERKKANARIE (Dean @ Greyton)
155. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
156. SHELDUCK, AFRICAN/ KOPEREEND (Dean @ Bredasdorp)
157. SHRIKE, OLIVE BUSH/ OLYFBOSLAKSMAN (Ross @ Grootvadersbosch)
158. SISKIN, CAPE/ KAAPSE PIETJIEKANARIE (Dean @ Greyton)
159. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
160. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
161. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
162. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
163. SPARROWLARK, BLACK-EARED/ SWARTOORLEWERIK (SARBN @ Bontebok NP)
164. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Johan @ Caledon)
165. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Vermont)
166. SPURFOWL, RED-NECKED/ ROOIKEELFISANT (Ross @ Grootvadersbosch)
167. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
168. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Theanette @ Kleinbaai)
169. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
170. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Steve @ Napier)
171. STINT, LITTLE/ KLEINSTRANDLOPER (Dean @ Rooisand NR)
172. STORK, WHITE/ WITOOIEVAAR (Steve @ Napier)
173. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Dean @ Greyton)
174. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOËL (Anton @ Onrus)
175. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)

176. SUNBIRD, GREATER DOUBLE-COLLARED/ GROOTROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Dean @
Greyton)
177. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
178. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Dean @ Greyton)
179. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
180. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL (Dean @ Greyton)
181. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
182. SWALLOW/ PEARL-BREASTED/ PÊRELBORSSWAEL (Dean @ Greyton)
183. SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
184. SWIFT, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTWINDSWAEL (Dean @ Greyton)
185. SWIFT, ALPINE/ WITPENSWINDSWAEL (Johan @ Caledon)
186. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
187. SWIFT, WHITE-RUMPED/ WITKRUISWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
188. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
189. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBELEEND (Steve @ Napier)
190. TERN, ARCTIC/ ARKTIESE STERRETJIE (Mrs Winckler @ Hermanus)
191. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
192. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
193. TERN, DAMARA/ DAMARASTERRETJIE (Lester @ De Mond NR)
194. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
195. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
196. TERN, WHISKERED/ WITBAARDSTERRETJIE (Dean @ Rooisand NR)
197. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Elaine @ Vermont)
198. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
199. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus River Estuary)
200. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Anton @ Onrus)

201. TURNSTONE, RUDDY/ STEENLOPER (Dean @ Rooisand NR)
202. VULTURE, CAPE/ KRANSAASVOËL (Renier @ Breed River)
203. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
204. WARBLER, AFRICAN REED/ KLEINRIETSANGER (Steve @ Napier)
205. WARBLER, KNYSNA/ KNYSNARUIGTERSANGER (Ross @ Grootvadersbosch)
206. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Anton @ Vermont)
207. WARBLER, LITTLE RUSH/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Anton @ Vermont)
208. WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED WOODLAND/ GEELKEELSANGER (Ross @ Grootvadersbosch)
209. WAXBILL, BLUE/ BLOUSYSIE – Most probably an escapee (Ross @ Swellendam)
210. WAXBILL COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Steve @ Napier)
211. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Dean @ Greyton)
212. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
213. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)
214. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOËVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
215. WHIMBREL, COMMON/ KLEINWULP (Elaine @ Vermont)
216. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
217. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
218. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Dean @ Greyton)
219. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Johan @ Rotary Way, Hermanus)
220. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/GRYSKOPSPEG (Dean @ Greyton)

Herewith some images forwarded by members last month:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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