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BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING FEBRUARY 2022

Posted on the 6th February 2022

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 February 2022. 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 @ Benguela Cove)
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 (Steve @ Napier)
7. BOKMAKIERIE (Steve @ Napier)
8. BOUBOU, SOUTHERN/ SUIDELIKE WATERFISKAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
9. BULBUL, CAPE/ KAAPSE TIPTOL (Anton @ Onrus)
10. BUNTING, CAPE/ ROOIVLERKSTREEPKOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
11. BUSTARD, DENHAM’S/ VELDPOU (Steve @ Napier)
12. BUZZARD, COMMON/ BRUINJAKKALSVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
13. BUZZARD, FOREST/ BOSJAKKALSVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
14. BUZZARD, JACKAL/ ROOIBORSJAKKALSVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
15. CANARY, CAPE/ KAAPSE KANARIE (Anton @ Onrus)
16. CANARY, BRIMSTONE/ DIKBEKKANARIE (Dean @ Greyton)
17. CANARY, FOREST/ GESTREEPTE KANARIE (Ilana @ Swellendam)
18. CANARY, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
19. CANARY, YELLOW/ GEELKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
20. CHAT, FAMILIAR/ GEWONE SPELVRETER (Johan @ Onrus)
21. CISTICOLA, CLOUD/ GEVLEKTE KLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
22. CISTICOLA, LEVAILLANT’S/ VLEITINTINKIE (Anton @ Vermont)
23. CISTICOLA, GREY-BACKED/ GRYSRUGTINKTINKIE (Steve @ Napier)
24. CISTICOLA, ZITTING/ LANDERYKLOPKLOPPIE (Steve @ Napier)
25. COOT, RED-KNOBBED/ BLESHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont)

26. CORMORANT, BANK/ BANKDUIKER (Sandra @ Dyer Island)
27. CORMORANT, CAPE/ TREKDUIKER (Anton @ Onrus)
28. CORMORANT, CROWNED/ KUIFKOPDUIKER (Johan @ Onrus)
29. CORMORANT, REED/ RIETDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
30. CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED/ WITBORSDUIKER (Anton @ Vermont)
31. COUCAL, BURCHELL’S/ GEWONE VLEILOERIE (Dean @ Greyton)
32. CRANE, BLUE/ BLOUKRAANVOëL (Steve @ Napier)
33. CRAKE, AFRICAN/ SWARTRIETHAAN (Dean @ Greyton)
34. CRAKE, BAILLON’S/ KLEINRIETHAAN (Dean @ Greyton)
35. CROMBEC, LONG-BILLED/ BOSVELDSTOMPSTERT (Dean @ Greyton)
36. CROW, CAPE/ SWARTKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
37. CROW, PIED/ WITBORSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
38. CUCKOO, DIEDERIK/ DIEDERIKKIE (Theanette @ Pearly Beach)
39. CUCKOO, KLAAS’S/ MEITJIE (Steve @ Napier)
40. CUCKOO, RED-CHESTED/ PIET-MY-VROU (Ross @ Frog Mountain, Swellendam)
41. DARTER, AFRICAN/ SLANGHALSVOËL (Johan @ Benguela Cove)
42. DOVE, LAUGHING/ ROOIBORSDUIFIE (Anton @ Onrus)
43. DOVE, NAMAQUA/ NAMAKWADUIFIE (Steve @ Napier)
44. DOVE, RED-EYED/ GROOTRINGDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
45. DOVE, RING-NECKED/GEWONE TORTELDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
46. DOVE, ROCK/ TUINDUIF (Dean @ Greyton)
47. DRONGO, FORK-TAILED/ MIKSTERTBYVANGER (Steve @ Napier)
48. DUCK, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTEEND (Johan @ Hawston)
49. DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKEEND (Anton @ Vermont)
50. EAGLE, AFRICAN FISH/ VISAREND (Steve @ Napier)

51. EAGLE, BOOTED/ DWERGAREND (Dean @ Greyton)
52. EAGLE, MARTIAL/ BREËKOPAREND (Ross @ Haarwegskloof)
53. EAGLE, BROWN SNAKE/ BRUINSLANGAREND (SARBN @ Van der Stel Pass)
54. EGRET, INTERMEDIATE/ GEELBEKWITREIER (Johan @ Benguela Cove)
55. EGRET, LITTLE/ KLEINWITREIER (Anton @ Onrus)
56. EGRET, WESTERN CATTLE/ BOSLUISVOëL of VEEREIER (Steve @ Napier)
57. FALCON, AMUR/ OOSTELIKE ROOIPOOTVALK (Charles @ Swartrivier road)
58. FALCON, LANNER/ EDELVALK (Ross @ Spitskop)
59. FALCON, PEREGRINE/ SWERFVALK (Steve @ Bredasdorp)
60. FISCAL, COMMON/ FISKAALLAKSMAN (Anton @ Onrus)
61. FLAMINGO, GREATER/ GROOTFLAMINK (Carl @ Kleinmond)
62. FLUFFTAIL, RED-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSVLEIKUIKEN (Dean @ Greyton)
63. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN DUSKY/ DONKERVLIEËVANGER (Dean @ Greyton)
64. FLYCATCHER, AFRICAN PARADISE/ PARADYSVLIEËVANGER (Dean @ Greyton)
65. FLYCATCHER, BLUE-MANTLED CRESTED/ BLOUKUIFVLIEËVANGER (Johan @ Harold Porter BG)
66. FLYCATCHER, SPOTTED/ EUROPESE VLIEËVANGER (Dean @ Greyton)
67. FLYCATCHER, FISCAL/ FISKAALVLEëVANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
68. FRANCOLIN, GREY-WINGED/ BERGPATRYS (Steve @ Napier)
69. GANNET, CAPE/ WITMALGAS (Anton @ Onrus)
70. GOOSE, EGYPTIAN/ KOLGANS (Anton @ Onrus)
71. GOOSE, SPUR-WINGED/ WILDEMAKOU (Steve @ Napier)
72. GOSHAWK, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SPERWER (Anton @ Onrus)
73. GRASSBIRD, CAPE/ GRASVOËL (Dean @ Greyton)
74. GREBE, LITTLE/ KLEINDOBBERTJIE (Anton @ Vermont)
75. GREBE, GREAT CRESTED/ KUIFKOPDOBBERTJIE (Johan @ Benquela Cove)

76. GREENBUL, SOMBRE/ GEWONE WILLIE (Anton @ Onrus)
77. GREENSHANK, COMMON/ GROENPOOTRUITER (Carl @ Kleinmond)
78. GUINEAFOWL, HELMETED/GEWONE TARENTAAL (Anton @ Onrus)
79. GULL, GREY-HEADED/ GRYSKOPMEEU (Johan @ Onrus)
80. GULL, HARTLAUB’S/ HARTLAUBSE MEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
81. GULL, KELP/ KELPMEEU (Anton @ Onrus)
82. GULL, SABINE’S/ MIKSTERTMEEU (Sandra @ Dyer Island)
83. HAMERKOP (Dean @ Greyton)
84. HARRIER, AFRICAN MARSH/ AFRIKAANSE VLEIVALK (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
85. HARRIER, BLACK/ WITKRUISVLEIVALK (Steve @ Napier)
86. HARRIER-HAWK, AFRICAN (GYMNOGENE)/ KAALWANGVALK (Steve @ Napier)
87. HERON-NIGHT, BLACK-CROWNED/GEWONE NAGREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
88. HERON, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
89. HERON, GOLIATH/ REUSEREIER (SARBN @ Agulhas)
90. HERON, GREY/ BLOUREIER (Anton @ Vermont)
91. HERON, PURPLE/ ROOIREIER (Johan @ Swartrivier Road)
92. HOOPOE, AFRICAN/ HOEPHOEP (Steve @ Napier)
93. IBIS, AFRICAN SACRED/ SKOORSTEENVEëR (Steve @ Napier)
94. IBIS, GLOSSY/ GLANSIBIS (Carl @ Kleinmond)
95. IBIS, HADEDA/ HADEDA (Anton @ Onrus)
96. JAEGER, PARASITIC/ ARKTIESE ROOFMEEU (Sandra @ Dyer Island)
97. KESTREL, ROCK/ ROOIVALKIE (Steve @ Napier)
98. KINGFISHER, BROWN-HOODED/ BRUINKOPVISANGER (Dean @ Greyton)
99. KINGFISHER, GIANT/ REUSEVISVANGER (Ross @ Swellendam)
100. KINGFISHER, HALF-COLLARED/ BLOUVISVANGER (Ross @ Swllendam)

101. KINGFISHER, MALACHITE/ KUIFKOPHOUTKAPPER (Johan @ Vermont)
102. KINGFISHER, PIED/ BONTVISVANGER (Johan @ Benguela Cove)
103. KITE, BLACK-WINGED/ BLOUVALKIE (Steve @ Napier)
104. KITE, YELLOW-BILLED/ GEELBEKWOU (Steve @ Napier)
105. KNOT, RED/ KNOET (Carin @ Rooisand NR)
106. KORHAAN, KAROO/ KAROOKORHAAN (Steve @ Napier)
107. KORHAAN, SOUTHERN BLACK/ SWARTVLERKKORHAAN (Steve @ Napier)
108. LAPWING, BLACKSMITH/ BONTKIEWIET (Anton @ Vermont)
109. LAPWING, CROWNED/ KROONKIEWIET (Steve @ Napier)
110. LARK, AGULHAS LONG-BILLED/ OVERBERG LANGBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
111. LARK, LARGE-BILLED/ DIKBEKLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
112. LARK, RED-CAPPED/ ROOIKOPLEWERIK (Steve @ Napier)
113. LONGCLAW, CAPE/ ORANJEBORSKALKOENTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
114. MARTIN, BANDED/ GEBANDE OEWERSWAEL (Dean @ Rooisand NR)
115. MARTIN, BROWN-THROATED/ AFRIKAANSE OEWERSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
116. MARTIN, COMMON HOUSE/ HUISSWAEL (Steve @ Bredasdorp)
117. MARTIN, ROCK/ KRANSSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
118. MOORHEN, COMMON/ GROOTWATERHOENDER (Anton @ Vermont)
119. MOUSEBIRD, RED-FACED/ ROOIWANGMUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
120. MOUSEBIRD, SPECKLED/ GEVLEKTE MUISVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
121. NEDDICKY/ NEDDIKKIE (Dean @ Greyton)
122. NIGHTJAR, FIERY-NECKED/ AFRIKAANSE NAGUIL (Ross @ Swellendam)
123. ORIOLE, BLACK-HEADED/ SWARTKOPWIELEWAAL (Dirk @ Marloth NR)
124. OSPREY, WESTERN/ VISVALK (Johan @ Benguela Cove)
125. OSTRICH, COMMON/ VOLSTRUIS (Steve @ Napier)

126. OYSTERCATCHER, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTTOBIE (Anton @ Onrus)
127. OWL, BARN/ NONNETJIEUIL (Ross @ Swellendam)
128. OWL, SPOTTED EAGLE-/ GEVLEKTE OORUIL (Johan @ Onrus)
129. PEAFOWL, COMMON/ POU (Steve @ Napier)
130. PELICAN, GREAT WHITE/ WITPELIKAAN (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
131. PENGUIN, AFRICAN/ BRILPIKKEWYN (Hennie @ Dyer Island)
132. PETREL, NORTHERN GIANT/ GROOTNELLIE (Sandra @ Dyer Island)
133. PETREL, SOUTHERN GIANT/ NELLIE (Hennie @ Dyer Island)
134. PETREL, WHITE-CHINNED/ BASSIAAN (Sandra @ Dyer Island)
135. PIGEON, AFRICAN OLIVE/ GEELBEKBOSDUIF (Dean @ Greaton)
136. PIGEON, SPECKLED/ KRANSDUIF (Anton @ Onrus)
137. PIPIT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE KOESTER (Steve @ Napier)
138. PIPIT, PLAIN-BACKED/ DONKERKOESTER Dean @ Greyton)
139. PLOVER, COMMON RINGED/ RINGNEKSTRANDLOPER (Carl @ Kleinmond)
140. PLOVER, GREATER SAND/ GROOTSTRANDKIEWIET (SARBN @ Uilenkraal Estuary)
141. PLOVER, GREY/ GRYSSTRANDKIEWIET (Carl @ Kleinmond)
142. PLOVER, KITTLITZ’S/ GEELBORSSTRANDKIEWIET (Carl @ Kleinmod)
143. PLOVER, THREE-BANDED/ DRIEBANDSTRANDLOPER (Carl @ Kleinmond)
144. PLOVER, WHITE-FRONTED/ VAALSTRANDKIEWIET (Anton @ Onrus)
145. PRINIA, KAROO/ KAROOLANGSTERTJIE (Steve @ Napier)
146. QUAIL, COMMON/ AFRIKAANSE FISANT (Steve @ Napier)
147. RAIL, AFRICAN/ GROOTRIETHAAN (Dean @ Greyton)
148. RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED/ WITHALSKRAAI (Steve @ Napier)
149. ROBIN-CHAT, CAPE/ GEWONE JANFREDERIK (Anton @ Onrus)
150. ROCKJUMPER, CAPE/ KAAPSE BERGLYSTER (Hernus @ Rooiels)

151. ROCK-THRUSH, CAPE/ KAAPSE KLIPLYSTER (Dean @ Greyton)
152. ROBIN, KAROO SCRUB-/ SLANGVERKLIKKER (Steve @ Napier)
153. ROLLER, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE TROUPANT (SARBN @ various sites)
154. RUFF/ KEMPHAAN (Johan @ Benguela Cove)
155. SANDERLING/ DRIETOONSTRANDLOPER (Johan @ Benguela Cove)
156. SANDPIPER, COMMON/ GEWONE RUITER (Johan @ Bernguela Cove)
157. SANDPIPER, CURLEW/ KROMBEKSTRANDLOPER (Carl @ Kleinmond)
158. SANDPIPER, MARSH/ MOERASRUITER (Carin @ Arabella Estate)
159. SANDPIPER, TEREK/ TEREKRUITER (Johan @ Benguela Cove)
160. SAW-WING, BLACK/ SWARTSAAGVLERKSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
161. SECRETARYBIRD/ SEKRETARISVOËL (Steve @ Napier)
162. SEEDEATER, STREAKY-HEADED/ STREEPKOPKANARIE (Steve @ Napier)
163. SHEARWATER, CORY’S/ GEELBEKPYLSTORMVOËL (Sandra @ Dyer Island)
164. SHEARWATER, MANX/ SWARTBEKPYLSTORMSWAEL (Hennie @ Dyer Island)
165. SHEARWATER, SOOTY/ MALBAARTJIE (Sandra @ Dyer Island)
166. SHELDUCK, SOUTH AFRICAN/ KOPEREEND (Johan @ Karwyderskraal)
167. SHOVELER, CAPE/ KAAPSE SLOPEEND (Johan @ Vermont)
168. SKUA, BROWN (SUBANTARCTIC)/ BRUINROOFMEEU (Hennie @ Dyer Island)
169. SNIPE, AFRICAN/ AFRIKAANSE SNIP (Dean @ Greyton)
170. SPARROW, CAPE/ GEWONE MOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
171. SPARROW, HOUSE/ HUISMOSSIE (Anton @ Onrus)
172. SPARROW, SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED/ (SUIDELIKE) GRYSKOPMOSSIE (Steve @ Napier)
173. SPARROWHAWK, BLACK/ SWARTSPERWER (Steve @ Napier)
174. SPARROWHAWK, RUFOUS-CHESTED/ ROOIBORSSPERWER (Johan @ Onrus)
175. SPOONBILL, AFRICAN/ LEPELAAR (Carin @ Arabella Estate)
176. SPURFOWL, CAPE/ KAAPSE FISANT (Anton @ Onrus)
177. STARLING, COMMON/ EUROPESE SPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
178. STARLING, PIED/ WITGATSPREEU (Steve @ Napier)
179. STARLING, RED-WINGED/ ROOIVLERKSPREEU (Anton @ Onrus)
180. STILT, BLACK-WINGED/ ROOIPOOTELSIE (Johan @ Vermont)
181. STINT, LITTLE/ KLEINSTRANDLOPER (Johan @ Benguela Cove)
182. STONECHAT, AFRICAN/ GEWONE BONTROKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
183. STORM PETREL, EUROPEAN/ EUROPESE STORMSWAEL (Lester @ Hermanus New Harbour)
184. STORM PETREL, WILSON’S/ GEWONE STORMSWAEL (Hennie @ Dyer Island)
185. SUGARBIRD, CAPE/ KAAPSE SUIKERVOëL (Anton @ Onrus)
186. SUNBIRD, AMETHYST/SWARTSUIKERBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
187. SUNBIRD, GREATER DOUBLE-COLLARED/ GROOT-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Dean @ Greyton)
188. SUNBIRD, ORANGE-BREASTED/ ORANJEBORSSUIKERBEKKIE (Dean @ Greyton)
189. SUNBIRD, MALACHITE/ JANGROENTJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
190. SUNBIRD, SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED/ KLEIN-ROOIBANDSUIKERBEKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
191. SWALLOW, BARN/ EUROPESE SWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
192. SWALLOW, GREATER STRIPED/ GROOTSTREEPSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
193. SWALLOW, PEARL-BREASTED/ PÊRELBORSSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
194. SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED/ WITKEELSWAEL (Anton @ Vermont)
195. SWIFT, AFRICAN BLACK/ SWARTWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)
196. SWIFT, AFRICAN PALM/ PALMWINDSWAEL (Ross @ Swallendam)
197. SWIFT, ALPINE/ WITPENSWINDSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
198. SWIFT, COMMON/ EUROPESE WINDSWAEL (Johan @ Rooisand NR)
199. SWIFT, LITTLE/ KLEINWINDSWAEL (Anton @ Onrus)
200. SWIFT, WHITE-RUMPED/ WITKRUISWINDSWAEL (Steve @ Napier)

201. TEAL, BLUE-BILLED/ BLOUBEKEEND (Johan @ Hawston)
202. TEAL, CAPE/ TEELEEND (Theanette @ Pearly Beach)
203. TEAL, RED-BILLED/ ROOIBEKEEND (Carin @ Arabella Estate)
204. TERN, ARCTIC/ ARKTIESE STERRETJIE (Hennie @ Dyer Island)
205. TERN, CASPIAN/ REUSESTERRETJIE (Johan @ Benguela Cove)
206. TERN, COMMON/ GEWONE STERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
207. TERN, DAMARA/ DAMARASTERRETJIE (Dean @ De Mond NR)
208. TERN, GREATER CRESTED/ GEELBEKSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
209. TERN, LITTLE/ KLEINSTERRETJIE (Dean @ De Mond NR)
210. TERN, ROSEATE/ ROOIBORSSTERRETJIE (SARBN @ Cape Agulhas)
211. TERN, SANDWICH/ GROOTSTERRETJIE (Anton @ Onrus)
212. THICK-KNEE, SPOTTED/ GEWONE DIKKOP (Anton @ Onrus)
213. THICK-KNEE, WATER/ WATERDIKKOP (Carin @ Arabella Estate)
214. THRUSH, OLIVE/ OLYFLYSTER (Anton @ Onrus)
215. TURNSTONE, RUDDY/ STEENLOPER (Theanette @ Pearly Beach)
216. VULTURE, CAPE/ KRANSAASVOËL (Ross @ Spitskop)
217. WAGTAIL, CAPE/ GEWONE KWIKKIE (Anton @ Onrus)
218. WARBLER, AFRICAN REED-/ KLEINRIETSANGER (Steve @ Napier)
219. WARBLER, LESSER SWAMP-/ KAAPSE RIETSANGER (Anton @ Onrus)
220. WARBLER , LITTLE RUSH-/ KAAPSE VLEISANGER (Anton @ Vermont)
221. VICTORIN’S WARBLER/ ROOIBORSRUIGTESANGER (Thinus @ Harold Porter)
222. WARBLER, WILLOW/ HOFSANGER (Johan @ Vermont)
223. WAXBILL, COMMON/ ROOIBEKSYSIE (Anton @ Vermont)
224. WAXBILL, SWEE/ SUIDELIKE SWIE (Steve @ Napier)
225. WEAVER, CAPE/ KAAPSE WEWER (Anton @ Onrus)

226. WEAVER, SOUTHERN MASKED/ SWARTKEELWEWER (Steve @ Napier)
227. WHEATEAR, CAPPED/ HOËVELDSE SKAAPWAGTER (Steve @ Napier)
228. WHIMBREL, EURASIAN/ KLEINWULP (Anton @ Onrus)
229. WHITE-EYE, CAPE/ KAAPSE GLASOGIE (Anton @ Onrus)
230. WHYDAH, PIN-TAILED/ KONINGROOIBEKKIE (Steve @ Napier)
231. WOODPECKER, GROUND/ GRONDSPEG (Johan @ Rooiels)
232. WOODPECKER, OLIVE/ GRYSKOPSPEG (Dean @ Greyton)

(We include some images submitted by Steve Peck recently - Ed.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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