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SWAZILAND'S BIODIVERSITY: Swaziland's Bird Checklist - Cisticolidae - Cisticolas

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645.  Barthroated apalis (Apalis thoracica )
        Common breeding resident in the highveld, middleveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja)

648.  Yellowbreasted apalis (Apalis flavida subsp. neglecta)
        Common breeding resident in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

649.  Rudds apalis (Apalis ruddi )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the lowveld.

657.  Bleating warbler (Camaroptera brachyura subsp. brachyura)
        Very common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

659.  Stierlings barred warbler (Camaroptera stierlingi )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the lowveld.

664.  Fantailed cisticola (Cisticola juncidis )
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

665.  Desert cisticola (Cisticola aridulus subsp. caliginus)
        Uncommon breeding resident in the middleveld and lowveld.

666.  Cloud cisticola (Cisticola textrix subsp. major)
        Rare breeding resident in the highveld and middleveld.
        (Malolotja)

667.  Ayres cisticola (Cisticola ayresii )
        Common breeding resident in the highveld.
        (Malolotja)

670.  Wailing cisticola (Cisticola lais subsp. lais)
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld.
        (Malolotja)

672.  Rattling cisticola (Cisticola chiniana subsp. campestris)
        Common breeding resident in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Mlawula)

674.  Redfaced cisticola (Cisticola erythrops )
        Common breeding resident in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

677.  Levaillant's cisticola (Cisticola tinniens subsp. tinniens)
        Common breeding resident in the highveld and middleveld.
        (Malolotja)

678.  Croaking cisticola (Cisticola natalensis )
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

679.  Lazy cisticola (Cisticola aberrans subsp. aberrans)
        Common breeding resident in the highveld, middleveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

681.  Neddicky (Cisticola fulvicapilla subsp. lebombo)
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

683.  Tawnyflanked prinia (Prinia subflava subsp. affinis)
        Very common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

686.  Spotted prinia (Prinia hypoxantha)
        Common breeding resident in the highveld. The Drakensberg Prinia was formerly considered to be a subspecies P. m. hypoxantha of the Karoo Prinia, P. maculosa.
        (Malolotja)



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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