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THE ENDEMIC BIRD SPECIES OF THE LANGEBERG REGION

Posted on the 17th April 2021

(These are provisional lists of the endemic and near-endemic bird species recorded in the Langeberg local municipal region of the Western Cape. All comments on changes, corrections and additions would be appreciated. Forward such comments to Anton at birding@overberg.co.za – Ed.)

1. Cape Batis (Kaapse Bosbontrokkie)
2. Southern Boubou (Suidelike Waterfiskaal)
3. Cape Bulbul (Kaapse Tiptol)
4. Olive Bush Shrike (Olyfboslaksman)
5. Fynbos Buttonquail (Kaapse Kwarteltjie) (Appropriate habitats – no confirmed sightings yet)
6. Forest Buzzard (Bosjakkalsvoël)
7. Jackal Buzzard (Rooiborsjakkalsvoël)
8. Black-headed Canary (Swartkopkanarie)
9. Cape Canary (Kaapse Kanarie)
10. Forest Canary (Gestreepte Kanarie) (Historical records)
11. Ant-eating Chat (Swartpiek)
12. Sickle-winged Chat (Vlaktespekvreter)
13. Blue Crane (Bloukraanvoël)
14. Karoo Eremomela (Groenbossanger)
15. Fairy Flycatcher (Feevlieëvanger)
16. Fiscal Flycatcher (Fiskaalvlieëvanger)
17. Grey-winged Francolin (Bergpatrys)
18. Cape Grassbird (Grasvoël)
19. Black Harrier (Witkruisvleivalk)
20. Greater Kestrel (Grootrooivalk) (Historical records)

Cape Grassbird
Grey-winged Francolin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21. Karoo Korhaan (Karookorkaan)

22. Southern Black Korhaan (Swartvlerkkorhaan)
23. Agulhas Long-billed Lark (Overberglangbeklewerik)
24. Cape Clapper Lark (Kaapse Klappertjie)
25. Karoo Lark (Karoolewerik)
26. Karoo Long-billed Lark (Karoolangbeklewerik)
27. Large-billed Lark (Dikbeklewerik)
28. Cape Longclaw (Oranjekeelkalkoentjie)
29. White-backed Mousebird (Witkruismuisvoël)
30. African Rock Pipit (Klipkoester)
31. Karoo Prinia (Karoolangstertjie)
32. Cape Rockjumper (Kaapse Berglyster)
33. Cape Rock Thrush (Kaapse Kliplyster)
34. Sentinel Rock Thrush (Langtoonkliplyster)
35. Karoo Scrub-Robin (Slangverklikker)
36. Protea Seedeater (Witvlerkkanarie)
37. South African Shelduck (Kopereend)
38. Cape Shoveler (Kaapse Slopeend)
39. Cape Siskin (Kaapse Pietjiekanarie)
40. Cape Spurfowl (Kaapse Fisant)

Cape Spurfowl
Cape Rock Thrush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


41. Pied Starling (Witgatspreeu)
42. Cape Sugarbird (Kaapse Suikervoël)
43. Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Groot-rooibandsuikerbekkie)
44. Orange-breasted Sunbird (Oranjeborssuikerbekkie)
45. Southern Double-collared Sunbird (Klein-rooibandsuikerbekkie)
46. Southern Tchagra (Grysborstjagra)
47. Karoo Thrush (Geelbeklyster)
48. Grey Tit (Piet-tjou-tjou-grysmees)
49. Cape Vulture (Kransaasvoël) (Historical records)
50. Layard’s Warbler (Grystjeriktik)
51. Namaqua Warbler (Namakwalangstertjie)
52. Rufous-eared Warbler (Rooioorlangstertjie)
53. Victorin’s Warbler (Rooiborsruigtesanger)
54. Swee Waxbill (Suidelike Swie)
55. Cape Weaver (Kaapse Wewer)
56. Cape White-eye (Kaapse Glasogie)
57. Ground Woodpecker (Grondspeg)
58. Knysna Woodpecker (Knysnaspeg) (Historical records)

Orange-breasted Sunbird
Ground Woodpecker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEAR-ENDEMIC BIRD SPECIES OF THE LANGEBERG REGION
1. Acacia Pied Barbet (Bonthoutkapper)
2. Pririt Batis (Priritbosbontrokkie)
3. Bokmakierie
4. Cape Bunting (Rooivlerkstreepkoppie)
5. Lark-like Bunting (Vaalstreepkoppie)
6. White-throated Canary (Witkeelkanarie)
7. Yellow Canary (Geelkanarie)
8. Karoo Chat (Karoospekvreter)
9. Cloud Cisticola (Gevlekte Klopkloppie)
10. Grey-backed Cisticola (Grysrugtinktinkie)
11. Burchell’s Coucal (Gewone Vleiloerie)
12. Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk (Bleeksingvalk)
13. Spike-heeled Lark (Vlaktelewerik)
14. Cape Penduline-tit (Kaapse Kapokvoël)
15. Namaqua Sandgrouse (Kelkiewyn)
16. Cape Sparrow (Gewone Mossie)
17. Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark (Grysruglewerik)
18. Pale-winged Starling (Bleekvlerkspreeu)
19. Dusky Sunbird (Namakwasuikerbekkie)
20. Chestnut-vented Warbler (Bosveld-tjeriktik)
21. Mountain Wheatear (Bergwagter)

Pririt Batis female
Spike-heeled Lark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Images by Anton)

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