The Birds Of South Africa All The Lists And All The Information

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Information About The Birds Of South Africa

There are many species of birds that occur in South Africa and all of these South African birds live in different areas and require different habitat needs. This page is a directory for the major classes of South African birds and if you just click one of the links below it will take you to a bird list of that specific topic where you can can find all the information on your desired bird from South Africa. The birds of South Africa are so diverse and interesting... Hopefully all your information requirements about the specific bird will be fulfilled after you have read through the next few pages! All the bird species that have ever been sighted are listed below, choose a category and enjoy the birds of South Africa!

Birding & Bird Watching

Lilac Breasted RollerbirdSouth Africa is blessed to have close 1000 bird species and also because it has some of the most beautiful areas to look for and watch birds. Birding is very big in South Africa and this activity can be really rewarding as there are some amazing and beautiful birds in this country. You never know what type of bird you will see, which makes it that more exciting...

All you need is a good pair of binoculars, a camera and a bird identification book and you are ready to start your birding quest!

Birding In South Africa

South African birding...


South African Seabirds Of The Sky (Off-Shore Coastal Birds)... Albatrosses, Shearwaters, Petrels, Prions, Storm Petrels, Tropicbirds, Boobies, Frigatebirds, Fulmars.

Other South African Seabirds (In-Shore Marine Birds)... Penguins, Grebes, Darters, Gannets, Cormorants.

Large South African Waterbirds... Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, Storks, Flamingos, Spoonbills.

Smaller Large South African Waterbirds... Hamerkop, Geese, Ducks, Ibises, Pochards.

South African Larger Birds Of Prey (Raptors)... The Vultures of South Africa.

South African Larger Birds Of Prey (Raptors)... The South African Eagle species (Including the Osprey and the Secretarybird).

South African Medium-Sized Birds Of Prey (Raptors)... The Buzzards and Harriers of South Africa.

South African Medium-Sized Birds Of Prey (Raptors)... South African Goshawks, Hawks, Chanting-Goshawks and Kites.

South African Medium-Sized Birds Of Prey (Raptors)... The Sparrowhawks and Hobby's Of South Africa.

South African Smaller Birds Of Prey (Raptors)... South African Falcons and Kestrels.

The Nocturnal Birds Of Prey...Owls (Raptors)... All the South African Owl Species.

The Larger Groundbirds Of South Africa... Francolins, Partridges, Peacocks, Guineafowl, Ostrich, Ground Hornbill, Bustards, Korhaans, Quails, Buttonquails.

The Wetland-Dependant Birds Of South Africa... Finfoots, Coots, Moorhens, Gallinules, Jacanas, Rails, Crakes, Flufftails, Cranes.

Wading Birds Of South Africa (Waders)... Crab Plover, Oystercatcher, Stilts, Avocets, Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes, Pratincoles, Thick-Knees, Coursers.

The Gulls, Terns And Allies Of South Africa... Gulls, Skuas, Jaegers, Sheathbills, Skimmers, Noddy's, Kittiwakes and Terns.

All Habitat And Ground-Dwelling Birds With Short Legs... The Doves, Pigeons and Sandgrouse of South Africa.

The Colourful Tree-Loving Birds Of South Africa... Parrots, Lovebirds, Turaco's, Cuckoo's, Coucals.

The Nocturnal Aerial Insectivore, The Nightjar... All the Nightjar species that occur in South Africa.

South African Birds Of The Sky... Swifts, Swallows, Spinetails and Martins.

Riverine Birds Of South Africa... Kingfishers, Narina Trogon, Pitta and Broadbill.

Woodland Birds Of South Africa... The Bee-Eaters, Mousebirds and Rollers of South Africa.

Woodland Birds Of South Africa... The Hornbills, Hoopoes, Barbets and Honeyguides of the South African woodlands.

Woodland Birds Of South Africa... The Woodhoopoes, Scimitarbills, Wrynecks and Woodpeckers of the woodlands of South Africa.

The Crows And Larks Of South Africa... The Crows, Ravens, Larks and Sparrowlarks (Finchlarks) that occur in South Africa.

South African Thicket Birds... Drongo's, Orioles, Cuckooshrikes, Thrushes, Palmthrushes, Rockjumpers.

South African Ground-Dwelling All-Habitat Birds With Longer Legs... Babblers, Brownbuls, Greenbuls, Bulbuls, Chats, Robin-Chats, Robins, Nicators, Wheatears, Blackcaps.

South African Tits And Allies... Tits, Penduline-Tits, Eremomelas, Crombecs, Titbabblers.

LBJ'S (Little Brown Jobs) Of South Africa... Warblers, Cisticolas, Sparrows, Grassbirds, Rockrunners of South Africa.

The South African Shrikes, Flycatchers And Starlings... Includes South African Oxpeckers, Shrikes, Tchagras, Helmetshrikes, Flycatchers and Starlings.

South African Mixed Small Birds... Prinias, Apalises, Batises, Canaries, Buntings, Seed-Eaters.

Small Fruit & Nectar Loving Birds... The Sunbirds, Sugarbirds And White-Eyes that occur in South Africa.

Small To Medium-Sized Grassland Ground-Loving Birds... The South African Wagtails, Pipits and Longclaw species.

Weavers And Bishops Of South Africa... What you need to know about the Weaver and Bishop bird species of South Africa.

South African Small Seed-Eaters And Small Long-tailed Birds... Queleas, Widowbirds, Whydahs, Indigobirds, Finches, Waxbills, Mannikins, Siskins, Twinspots, Pytilias.

Click here to read about the fascinating facts about all birds that occur in the Kruger National Park!