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CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF ONRUS AND VERMONT

Posted on the 11th December 2021

This is the provisional list of species recorded in the Hermanus suburbs of Onrus and Vermont over the last 25 years. Kindly inform Anton at birding@overberg.co.za of any other confirmed sightings, be this historical or not. Also forward any comments on changes regarding abundance.

The codes indicating status are as follows:
FIRST LETTER: C = Common U = Uncommon R = Rare V = Vagrant
SECONS LETTER: R = Resident S = Visitor during summer W = Visitor during winter V = Visitor during any season

1. ALBATROSS, SHY / BLOUBEKALBATROS (Seen from shore)
2. APALIS, BAR-THROATED/ BANDKEELKLEINJANTJIE CR
3. AVOCET, PIED/ BONTELSIE UR
4. BARBET, ACACIA PIED/ BONTHOUTKAPPER (Near endemic) UR
5. BATIS, CAPE/ KAAPSE BOSBONTROKKIE (Endemic) CR
6. BEE-EATER, BLUE-CHEEKED/ BLOUWANGBYVRETER VS
7. BEE-EATER, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE BYVRETER VS
8. BEE-EATER, WHITE-FRONTED/ ROOIKEELBYVRETER VS
9. BISHOP, SOUTHERN RED/ ROOIVINK UR
10. BISHOP, YELLOW / KAAPSE FLAP UR
11. BITTERN, DWARF/ DWERGRIETREIER VV
12. BITTERN, LITTLE/ KLEINRIETREIER UR
13. BOKMAKIERIE (Near endemic) CR
14. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Endemic) CR
15. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Endemic) CR
16. BUZZARD, COMMON/ BRUINJAKKALSVOËL RS
17. BUZZARD, FOREST/ BOSJAKKALSVOËL UR
18. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOËL (Endemic) CR
19. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE CR
20. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Endemic) CR
21. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Near endemic) RR
22. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPEKVRETER UR
23. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE CR
24. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Near endemic) UR
25. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER CR

26. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (Endemic) UR
27. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Near endemic) CR
28. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Endemic) UR
29. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER CR
30. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER CR
31. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ GEWONE VLEILOERIE (Near endemic) UR
32. CRAKE, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE RIETHAAN VV
33. CRAKE, BLACK/ SWARTRIETHAAN UR
34. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Endemic) RR
35. CROMBEC, LONG-BILLED/ BOSVELDSTOMPSTERT CR
36. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI UR
37. CUCKOO, DIDERICK/ DIEDERIKKIE US
38. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE CR
39. CUCKOO, RED-CHESTED/ PIET-MY-VROU US
40. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOËL CR
41. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE CR
42. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE RR
43. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF CR
44. DOVE, RING-NECKED/ GEWONE TORTELDUIF CR
45. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF UR
46. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER CR
47. DUCK, MACCOA/ BLOUBEKEEND RR
48. DUCK, WHITE-FACED WHISTLING/NONNETJIE-EEND RR
49. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND CR
50. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH-/ VISAREND RR

51. EAGLE, BOOTED/ DWERGAREND UR
52. EAGLE, VERREAUX’S/ WITKRUISAREND RR
53. EGRET, INTERMEDIATE (YELLOW-BILLED)/ GEELBEKWITREIER RR
54. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER CR
55. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOËL of VEEREIER CR
56. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK UR
57. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK UR
58. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN CR
59. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK UR
60. FLAMINGO, LESSER/ KLEINFLAMINK RR
61. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEËVANGER CR
62. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN PARADISE-/ PARADYSVLIEËVANGER CS
63. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLIEËVANGER (Endemic) CR
64. FLYCATCHER, SPOTTED/ EUROPESE VLIEËVANGER (Summer migrant) RS
65. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Endemic) (Seen from shore)
66. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS CR
67. GOOSE, SPURWING/ WILDE MAKOU RR
68. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER CR
69. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOËL (Endemic) RR
70. GREBE, BLACK-NECKED/ SWARTNEKDOBBERTJIE RR
71. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE RR
72. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE CR
73. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE CR
74. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Summer migrant) RS
75. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL CR

76. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU UR
77. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Endemic) CR
78. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU CR
79. GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED/ KLEINSWARTRUGMEEU (Vagrant historical record)
80. GULL, SABINE’S/ MIKSTERTMEEU (Seen from shore)
81. HAMERKOP RR
82. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH-/ AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK RR
83. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK CR
84. HERON-NIGHT, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER CR
85. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER CR
86. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER CR
87. HERON, GOLIATH/ REUSEREIER VR
88. HERON, LITTLE BLUE/ KLEINBLOUREIER (Vagrant historical record)
89. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER CR
90. HONEYGUIDE, LESSER/ KLEINHEUNINGWYSER RR
91. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP CR
92. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEËR CR
93. IBIS, GLOSSY/ GLANSIBIS RR
94. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA CR
95. JAEGER, PARASITIC/ ARKTIESE ROOFMEEU (Seen from shore)
96. KESTREL, ROCK/ KRANSVALK CR
97. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISVANGER UR
98. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER UR
99. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPVISVANGER UR
100. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER CR

101. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALK RR
102. KITE, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKWOU CS
103. KNOT, RED/ KNOET VS
104. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET CR
105. LAPWING, CROWNED/KROONKIEWIET UR
106. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEKEELKALKOENTJIE (Endemic) UR
107. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL CR
108. MARTIN, BANDED/ GEBANDE OEWERSWAEL US
109. MARTIN, COMMON HOUSE-/ HUISSWAEL US
110. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL CR
111. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER CR
112. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOËL CR
113. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOËL CR
114. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE UR
115. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL RR
116. OPENBILL, AFRICAN/ OOPBEKOOIEVAAR (Vagrant historical record)
117. OWL, BARN/ NONNETJIE-UIL RR
118. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL CR
119. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Endemic) CR
120. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN RR
121. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (Endemic) UR
122. PENGUIN, NORTHERN ROCKHOPPER/ NOORDELIKE GEELKUIFPIKKEWYN (Vagrant historical record)
123. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT/ NELLIE (Seen from shore)
124. PETREL, SOUTHERN GIANT/ GROOTNELLIE (Seen from shore)

125. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Seen from shore)

126. PIGEON, AFRICAN OLIVE-/GEELBEKBOSDUIF UR
127. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF CR
128. PLOVER, CHESTNUT-BANDED/ ROOIBANDSTRANDKIEWIET RR
129. PLOVER, COMMON RINGED/ RINGNEKSTRANDLOPER US
130. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET UR
131. PLOVER, LITTLE RINGED/ KLEINRINGNEKSTRANDKIEWIET (Vagrant historical record)
132. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET CR
133. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/DRIEBANDSTRANDKIEWIET CR
134. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET CR
135. POCHARD, SOUTHERN/ BRUINEEND RR
136. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Endemic) CR
137. RAIL, AFRICAN/ GROOTRIETHAAN RR
138. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI UR
139. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK CR
140. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Endemic) RR
141. RUFF/ KEMPHAAN RS
142. SANDERLING/ DRIETOONSTRANDLOPER US
143. SANDPIPER, COMMON/ GEWONE RUITER US
144. SANDPIPER, CURLEW/ KROMBEKSTRANDLOPER US
145. SAW-WING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL CS
146. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE CR
147. SHEARWATER, CORY’S/ GEELBEKPYLSTORMVOËL (Seen from shore)
148. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Seen from shore)
149. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Endemic) CR
150. SKUA, BROWN/ BRUINROOFMEEU (Seen from shore)

151. SKUA, POMARINE/ KNOPSTERTROOFMEEU (Seen from shore)
152. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Near endemic) CR
153. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE CR
154. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE UR
155. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER CR
156. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER UR
157. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR RR
158. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Endemic)
159. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU
160. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU
161. STARLING, WATTLED/ LELSPREEU RR
162. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE CR
163. STINT, LITTLE/ KLEINSTRANDLOPER RS
164. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE RR
165. STORK, WHITE/ WITOOIEVAAR RV
166. STORM PETREL, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE STORMSWAEL (Seen from shore)
167. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOËL (Endemic) CR
168. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE CR
169. SUNBIRD, DUSKY/ DONKERSUIKERBEKKIE (Vagrant historical record)
170. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE CR
171. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Endemic) UR
172. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Endemic) CR
173. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL CS
174. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL CS
175. SWALLOW , PEARL-BREASTED/ PÊRELBORSSWAEL CS
176. SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELSWAEL CS

177. SWAMPHEN, AFRICAN PURPLE/ GROOTKONINGRIETHAAN UR
178. SWIFT, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTWINDSWAEL US
179. SWIFT, ALPINE/ WITPENSWINDSWAEL CS
180. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL CS
181. SWIFT, WHITE-RUMPED/ WITKRUISWINDSWAEL CS
182. TCHAGRA, SOUTHERN/ GRYSBORSTJAGRA (Endemic) CR
183. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND CR
184. TEAL, BLUE-BILLED (aka HOTTENTOT)/ GEVLEKTE EEND RR
185. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND UR
186. TERN, ANTARCTIC/ ANTARKTIESE STERRETJIE UW
187. TERN, ARCTIC/ ARKTIESE STERRETJIE UV
188. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE RR
189. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE CS
190. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE CR
191. TERN, ROSEATE/ ROOIBORSSTERRETJIE RR
192. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE CS
193. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP CR
194. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP UR
195. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER CR
196. TROPICBIRD, RED-TAILED/ ROOIPYLSTERT (Vagrant historical record)
197. TURNSTONE, RUDDY/ STEENLOPER RS
198. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE CR
199. WARBLER, AFRICAN REED-/ KLEINRIETSANGER CS
200. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER CR

201. WARBLER, LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER CR
202. WARBLER, SEDGE/ EUROPESE VLEISANGER (Vagrant historical record)
203. WARBLER, WILLOW/ HOFSANGER RS
204. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE CR
205. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Endemic) UR
206. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Endemic) CR
207. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED-/ SWARTKEELGEELVINK UR
208. WHIMBREL, EURASIAN/ KLEINWULP CS
209. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Endemic) CR
210. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE CR
211. WOODPECKER, CARDINAL/ KARDINAALSPEG UR
212. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Endemic) RR
213. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOPSPEG RR

Cape Rock-Thrush. Image by Carin Malan
Cape Sugarbird. Image by Johan van der Westhuizen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cape Rockjumper. Image by Johan vd Westhuizen

 

 

 

 

 

 

White-fronted Bee-Eaters

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Rockhopper Penguin. Carin Malan

 

 

 

 

 

Sedge Warbler. Image by Charles Naude

 

 

 

 

Crowned & Cape Cormorants. Carin Malan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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