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BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING JUNE 2021

Posted on the 6th June 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 June 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, SHY / BLOUBEKALBATROS (Dave on whale cruise)
2. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
3. AVOCET, PIED/ BONTELSIE (Anton @ vermont)
4. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Steve @ Napier)
5. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
6. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK (Steve @ Napier)
7. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP (Steve @ Napier)
8. BOKMAKIERIE (Steve @ Napier)
9. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
10. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
11. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
12. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
13. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
14. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
15. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
16. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
17. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
18. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER (Steve @ Napier)
19. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
20. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Anton @ Vermont)
21. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
22. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
23. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont)
24. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
25. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)

26. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
27. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
28. CRAKE, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE RIETHAAN (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
29. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Anton @ Vermont)
30. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
31. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
32. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
33. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve @ Napier)
34. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
35. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
36. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
37. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
38. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Anton @ Vermont)
39. DOVE, TAMBOURINE/ WITBORSDUIFIE (Brenda @ Kleinbaai)
40. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Anton @ Vermont)
41. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Steve @ Napier)
42. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
43. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND (Steve @ Napier)
44. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREËKOPAREND (Peter @ Stanford)
45. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND (Lester @ Karwayderskraal)
46. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
47. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of VEEREIER (Steve @ Napier)
48. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Steve @ Napier)
49. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Anton @ Onrus)
50. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)

51. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Anton @ Vermont)
52. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
53. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
54. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Anton @ Vermont)
55. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Onrus)
56. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
57. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
58. GOSHAWK, SOUTHERN PALE CHANTING/ BLEEKSINGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
59. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
60. GREBE, BLACK-NECKED/ SWARTNEKDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
61. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
62. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Vermont)
63. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
64. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
65. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Vermont)
66. HAMERKOP (Johan @ Swartrivier Road)
67. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Steve @ Napier)
68. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH-/AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Johan @ Swartrivier Road)
69. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Elaine @ Onrus)
70. HERON-NIGHT, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER (Anton @ Onrus Estuary)
71. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Steve @ Napier)
72. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Steve @ Napier)
73. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Steve @ Napier)
74. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Steve @ Napier)
75. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Anton @ Vermont)

76. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
77. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK (Steve @ Napier)
78. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
79. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
80. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
81. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
82. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK (Steve @ Napier)
83. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Anton @ Vermont)
84. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
85. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERGLANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
86. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
87. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
88. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
89. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE (Steve @ Napier)
90. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
91. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont)
92. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Elaine @ Onrus)
93. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
94. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Steve @ Napier)
95. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)
96. OWL, AFRICAN WOOD/ BOSUIL (Steve B @ Napier)
97. OWL, BARN/ NONNETJIEUIL (Steve @ Napier)
98. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Steve @ Napier)
99. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)
100. PEAFOWL, COMMON/ GEWONE POU (Steve @ Napier)

101. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN (Ben on trip to De Hoop)
102. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (Sandra @ DICT cruise)
103. PETREL, SOUTHERN GIANT/ NELLIE (Anita @ Struisbaai)
104. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Dave on whale cruise)
105. PIGEON, AFRICAN OLIVE-/GEELBEKBOSDUIF (Johan @ van der Stel Pass)
106. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
107. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
108. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER (Paula @ Fernkloof NR)
109. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
110. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
111. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)
112. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
113. QUELEA, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKKWELEA (Steve @ Napier)
114. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
115. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
116. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
117. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Paula @ Fernkloof NR)
118. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOËL (Carin @ Benguela Cove)
119. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
120. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Dave on whale cruise)
121. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
122. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
123. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
124. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
125. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)

126. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Johan @ Swartrivier road)
127. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Steve @ Napier)
128. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Vermont)
129. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
130. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
131. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
132. STARLING, WATTLED/ LELSPREEU (Johan @ Swartrivier Road)
133. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Anton @ Vermont)
134. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
135. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
136. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
137. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
138. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
139. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
140. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
141. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Anton @ Vermont)
142. TEAL, BLUE-BILLED (aka HOTTENTOT)/ GEVLEKTE EEND (Peter @ Stanford)
143. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
144. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Steve @ Napier)
145. TERN, ANTARCTIC/ GRYSBORSSTERRETJIE (Dave on whale cruise)
146. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Ben on trip to De Hoop NR)
147. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Sandra @ Kleinbaai)
148. TERN, ROSEATE/ ROOIBORSSTERRETJIE (Sandra @ Kleinbaai)
149. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
150. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)

151. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Lester @ Kleinbaai)
152. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Elaine @ Vermont)
153. TURNSTONE, RUDDY/ STEENLOPER (Lester @ Kleinbaai)
154. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
155. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
156. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Steve @ Napier)
157. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)
158. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK (Steve @ Napier)
159. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOëVELDSKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
160. WHIMBREL, EURASIAN/ KLEINWULP (Johan @ Fisherhaven)
161. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
162. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG (Steve @ Napier)

Here are a few of the great species photographed by members duriing April:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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