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SWAZILAND'S BIODIVERSITY: Swaziland's Bird Checklist - Ploceidae - Sparrows, weavers, bishops, widows, queleas

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

798.  Redbilled buffalo weaver (Bubalornis niger )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the lowveld.

801.  House sparrow (Passer domesticus )
        Introduced. Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

803.  Cape sparrow (Passer melanurus )
        Rare visitor in the highveld.

804.  Greyheaded sparrow (Passer griseus )
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

805.  Yellowthroated sparrow (Petronia superciliaris )
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

807.  Thickbilled weaver (Amblyospiza albifrons subsp. woltersi)
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

808.  Forest weaver (Ploceus bicolor subsp. sclateri)
        Uncommon breeding resident in the Lubombos.

810.  Spectacled weaver (Ploceus ocularis subsp. ocularis)
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

811.  Spottedbacked weaver (Ploceus cucullatus subsp. spilonotus)
        Common breeding resident in all regions.

813.  Cape weaver (Ploceus capensis subsp. rubricomus)
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld and middleveld.

814.  Masked weaver (Ploceus velatus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.

815.  Lesser masked weaver (Ploceus intermedius )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the lowveld.

816.  Golden weaver (Ploceus xanthops subsp. jamesoni)
        Uncommon breeding resident in the middleveld.

817.  Yellow weaver (Ploceus subaureus subsp. tongensis)
        Rare breeding visitor in the lowveld.

818.  Brownthroated weaver (Ploceus xanthopterus subsp. marleyi)
        Observed in the lowveld, including a record from Mhlosinga.

819.  Redheaded weaver (Anaplectus rubriceps )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the lowveld.

820.  Cuckoo finch (Anomalospiza imberbis )
        Rare breeding resident in the highveld, middleveld and lowveld.

821.  Redbilled quelea (Quelea quelea )
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

824.  Red bishop (Euplectes orix )
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

826.  Yellow-crowned Bishop (Euplectes afer)

827.  Yellowrumped widow (Euplectes capensis subsp. approximans)
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld.

828.  Redshouldered widow (Euplectes axillaris subsp. axillaris)
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

829.  Whitewinged widow (Euplectes albonotatus )
        Common breeding resident in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombos.

831.  Redcollared widow (Euplectes ardens )
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

832.  Longtailed widow (Euplectes progne )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld.


Struthionidae - Ostrich

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

Anatidae - Ducks, geese, swans

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

Phasianidae - Francolins and quail
Numididae - Guineafowl

Turnicidae - Buttonquails

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

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

Columbidae - Pigeons and doves

Psittacidae - Parrots, cockatoos, etc.

Musophagidae - Louries

Cuculidae - Cuckoos and coucals

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

Apodidae - Swifts

Coliidae - Mousebirds

Trogonidae - Trogons

Alcedinidae - Kingfishers
Meropidae - Bee-eaters
Coraciidae - Rollers

Upupidae - Hoopoe
Rhinopomastidae - Scimitarbills
Phoeniculidae - Woodhoopoes

Bucerotidae - Hornbills

Lybiidae - Barbets

Indicatoridae - Honeyguides
Picidae - Woodpeckers

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

Site Map
Reference Material

Malolotja Birds
Mantenga Birds
Mlawula Birds
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National Museum:
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King Sobhuza II Memorial Park:
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Malolotja Nature Reserve:
Tel/Fax: (+268) 2444 3241
Cell: 7660 6755
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Mantenga Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1151
2416 1178, Fax: 2416 1480
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Magadzavane Lodge
Mlawula Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2343 5108/9
Fax: 2343 5111
Email: magadzavane@sntc.org.sz