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Malolotja Nature Reserve - Bird Checklist
Cuculidae - Cuckoos and coucals
375. African Cuckoo
(African cuckoo )
(Cuculus gularis )
Uncommon intra-African migrant.
Forested gorges
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld
Exotic forest and thicket
377. Red-chested Cuckoo
(Redchested cuckoo )
(Cuculus solitarius )
Very common intra-African summer migrant, recorded throughout the reserve. Arrives October and leaves in March, but more silent from February onwards.
Rocky hillsides with scattered trees
Forested gorges
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld
Exotic forest and thicket
378. Black Cuckoo
(Black cuckoo )
(Cuculus clamosus )
Common intra-African summer migrant. Recorded throughout in the more wooded areas.
Forested gorges
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld
382. Jacobin Cuckoo
(Jacobin cuckoo )
(Clamator jacobinus )
Rare intra-African summer migrant, recorded from the Nkomati River and Forbes Reef Forest.
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld
Forested gorges
Exotic forest and thicket
384. African Emerald Cuckoo
(Emerald cuckoo )
(Chrysococcyx cupreus )
Rare visitor to forests.
Rocky hillsides with scattered trees
Forested gorges
385. Klaas's Cuckoo
(Klaas's cuckoo )
(Chrysococcyx klaas )
Common visitor to woodland and forest.
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld
Forested gorges
386. Diderick Cuckoo
(Diederik cuckoo )
(Chrysococcyx caprius )
Uncommon intra-African migrant regularly recorded from Hawane Vlei and near the log cabins.
Vleis, dams and rivers
391. Burchell's Coucal
(Burchell's coucal )
(Centropus burchellii burchellii)
Uncommon resident of lower areas.
Nkomati River
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld



Families:



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

Anseriformes
Anatidae - Ducks, geese, swans

Falconiformes
Sagittariidae - Secretarybird
Accipitridae - Eagles, hawks, buzzards, kites, vultures
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
Charardriidae - Plovers
Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, stints, snipes, etc.
Burhinidae - Dikkops
Glareolidae - Coursers and pratincoles

Columbiformes
Columbidae - Pigeons and doves

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

Bucerotiformes
Bucerotidae - Hornbills

Passeriformes
Lybiidae - Barbets

Piciformes
Indicatoridae - Honeyguides
Picidae - Woodpeckers
Alaudidae - Larks
Hirundinidae - Swallows and martins
Campephagidae - Cuckooshrikes
Dicruridae - Drongos
Threskiornithidae - Old-World Orioles
Corvidae - Crows and ravens
Paridae - Tits
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
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



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