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SWAZILAND'S BIODIVERSITY: Swaziland's Bird Checklist - Accipitridae - Eagles, hawks, buzzards, kites, vultures

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121.  Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus )
        Rare visitor in the lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Mlawula)

122.  Cape vulture (Gyps coprotheres )
        Uncommon visitor in the lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

123.  Whitebacked vulture (Gyps africanus )
        Common breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

124.  Lappetfaced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus )
        Rare breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

125.  Whiteheaded vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis )
        Rare breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

126.  Black kite (Milvus migrans migrans )
        Rare summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

126.  Yellowbilled kite (Milvus parasitus parasitus)
        Common summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

127.  Blackshouldered kite (Elanus caeruleus )
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

128.  Cuckoo hawk (Aviceda cuculoides verreauxii)
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

131.  Black eagle (Aquila verreauxii )
        Rare breeding resident in the highveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

132.  Tawny eagle (Aquila rapax )
        Rare breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

133.  Steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis )
        Uncommon summer migrant in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

134.  Lesser spotted eagle (Aquila pomarina )
        Rare vagrant in the lowveld.

135.  Wahlbergs eagle (Aquila wahlbergi )
        Uncommon breeding summer migrant in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

136.  Booted eagle (Aquila pennatus)
        Uncommon summer migrant in all regions.

137.  African hawk eagle (Aquila fasciatus)
        Rare breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

139.  Longcrested eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the middleveld and lowveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

140.  Martial eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus )
        Rare breeding resident in the middleveld and lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

141.  Crowned eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus )
        Rare breeding resident in the highveld, middleveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

142.  Brown snake eagle (Circaetus cinereus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the middleveld and lowveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

143.  Blackbreasted snake eagle (Circaetus pectoralis)
        Rare breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

146.  Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus )
        Rare breeding resident in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Mlawula)

148.  African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer )
        Rare breeding resident in the middleveld and lowveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

149.  Steppe buzzard (Buteo vulpinus)
        Very common summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

152.  Jackal buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus )
        Common breeding resident in the highveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

154.  Lizard buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the middleveld, Lubombos and lowveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

155.  Redbreasted sparrowhawk (Accipiter rufiventris )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld.
        (Malolotja)

156.  Ovambo sparrowhawk (Accipiter ovampensis )
        Rare vagrant in the highveld.

157.  Little sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.
        (Mlawula)

158.  Black sparrowhawk (Accipiter melanoleucus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

159.  Little banded goshawk (Accipiter badius )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

160.  African goshawk (Accipiter tachiro sparsimfasciatus)
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

161.  Gabar goshawk (Micronisus gabar )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

163.  Dark chanting goshawk (Melierax metabates )
        Rare vagrant in the lowveld.

165.  African marsh harrier (Circus ranivorus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld and middleveld.
        (Malolotja)

166.  Montagus harrier (Circus pygargus )
        Rare summer migrant in the lowveld.

169.  Gymnogene (Polyboroides typus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)



Families:



Struthioniformes
Struthionidae - Ostrich

Ciconiiformes
Podicipedidae - Grebes
Pelicanidae - Pelicans
Phalacrocoracidae - Cormorants
Anhingidae - Darters
Ardeidae - Herons, egrets, bitterns
Scopidae - Hamerkop
Ciconiidae - Storks
Plataleidae - Ibises and spoonbills
Phoenicopteridae - Flamingoes

Anseriformes
Anatidae - Ducks, geese, swans

Falconiformes
Sagittariidae - Secretarybird
Accipitridae - Eagles, hawks, buzzards, kites, vultures
Pandionidae - Osprey
Falconidae - Falcons and kestrels

Galliformes
Phasianidae - Francolins and quail
Numididae - Guineafowl

Turniciformes
Turnicidae - Buttonquails

Gruiformes
Gruidae - Cranes
Rallidae - Rails, crakes, moorhens, coots, etc.
Heliornithidae - Finfoots
Otididae - Bustards and korhaans

Charadriiformes
Jacanidae - Jacanas
Rostratulidae - Painted Snipe
Charardriidae - Plovers
Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, stints, snipes, etc.
Burhinidae - Dikkops
Glareolidae - Coursers and pratincoles
Laridae - Skuas, gulls, terns

Columbiformes
Columbidae - Pigeons and doves

Psittaciformes
Psittacidae - Parrots, cockatoos, etc.

Musophagiformes
Musophagidae - Louries

Cuculiformes
Cuculidae - Cuckoos and coucals

Strigiformes
Tytonidae - Barn and grass owls
Strigidae - Typical Owls
Caprimulgidae - Nightjars

Apodiformes
Apodidae - Swifts

Coliiformes
Coliidae - Mousebirds

Trogoniformes
Trogonidae - Trogons

Coraciiformes
Alcedinidae - Kingfishers
Meropidae - Bee-eaters
Coraciidae - Rollers

Upupiformes
Upupidae - Hoopoe
Rhinopomastidae - Scimitarbills
Phoeniculidae - Woodhoopoes

Bucerotiformes
Bucerotidae - Hornbills

Passeriformes
Lybiidae - Barbets

Piciformes
Indicatoridae - Honeyguides
Picidae - Woodpeckers

Passeriformes
Eurylaimidae - Broadbills
Alaudidae - Larks
Hirundinidae - Swallows and martins
Campephagidae - Cuckooshrikes
Dicruridae - Drongos
Threskiornithidae - Old-World Orioles
Corvidae - Crows and ravens
Paridae - Tits
Timaliidae - Babblers
Pycnonotidae - Bulbuls
Turdidae - Thrushes, chats, robins
Cisticolidae - Cisticolas
Sylviidae - Warblers, apalises, cisticolas, etc.
Muscicapidae - Flycatchers and batises
Motacillidae - Wagtails, pipits and longclaws
Laniidae - Shrikes
Malaconotidae - Bush shrikes
Sturnidae - Starlings and mynas
Buphagidae - Oxpeckers
Promeropidae - Sugarbirds
Nectariniidae - Sunbirds
Zosteropidae - White-eyes
Ploceidae - Sparrows, weavers, bishops, widows, queleas
Estrildidae - Waxbills, mannikins, twinspots, firefinches, etc.
Viduidae - Whydahs and widowfinches
Fringillidae - Canaries and buntings

Swaziland Bird Checklist




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