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Malolotja Nature Reserve - Bird Checklist
Estrildidae - Waxbills, mannikins, twinspots, firefinches, etc.
835. Green Twinspot
(Green twinspot )
(Mandingoa nitidula )
Rare resident recorded from the Malolotja Valley.
Forested gorges
840. African Firefinch
(Bluebilled firefinch )
(Lagonosticta rubricata rubricata)
Common resident throughout of thickets, forest and woodlands.
Forested gorges
Rocky hillsides with scattered trees
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld
Exotic forest and thicket
844. Blue Waxbill
(Blue waxbill )
(Uraeginthus angolensis )

846. Common Waxbill
(Common waxbill )
(Estrilda astrild )
Common resident throughout.
Vleis, dams and rivers
Forested gorges
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld
Exotic forest and thicket
850. Swee Waxbill
(Swee waxbill )
(Coccopygia melanotis)
Uncommon resident of forests and woodlands.
Highveld grassland
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld
852. African Quailfinch
(Quail finch )
(Ortygospiza atricollis )
Common resident of highveld grasslands.
Highveld grassland
Vleis, dams and rivers
854. Orange-breasted Waxbill
(Orangebreasted waxbill )
(Amandava subflava)
Uncommon resident of vleis.
Vleis, dams and rivers
857. Bronze Mannikin
(Bronze mannikin )
(Spermestes cucullatus )
Uncommon resident of woodlands.
Vleis, dams and rivers
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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