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SWAZILAND'S BIODIVERSITY: Swaziland's Bird Checklist - Cuculidae - Cuckoos and coucals

(To view distribution maps, click on the species name)

374.  European cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
        Observed in the lowveld

375.  African cuckoo (Cuculus gularis )
        Common breeding summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

377.  Redchested cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius )
        Very common breeding summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

378.  Black cuckoo (Cuculus clamosus )
        Common breeding summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

380.  Great spotted cuckoo (Clamator glandarius )
        Uncommon breeding summer migrant in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

381.  Striped cuckoo (Clamator levaillantii )
        Uncommon breeding summer migrant in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Mlawula)

382.  Jacobin cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus )
        Uncommon breeding summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

383.  Thickbilled cuckoo (Pachycoccyx audeberti )
        Rare breeding summer migrant in the lowveld.

384.  Emerald cuckoo (Chrysococcyx cupreus )
        Uncommon breeding summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

385.  Klaas's cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas )
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

386.  Diederik cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius )
        Common breeding summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

388.  Black coucal (Centropus bengalensis )
        Rare breeding summer migrant in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

391.  Burchell's coucal (Centropus burchellii subsp. burchellii)
        Common breeding resident in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombos.
        (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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