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Malolotja Nature Reserve - Bird Checklist
Turdidae - Thrushes, chats, robins
576. Kurrichane Thrush
(Kurrichane thrush )
(Turdus libonyanus peripherus)
Uncommon resident, recorded from the Malolotja and Nkomati Valleys.
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld
577. Olive Thrush
(Olive thrush )
(Turdus olivaceus )
Uncommon resident of woodlands and exotic forests.
Forested gorges
Exotic forest and thicket
580. Groundscraper Thrush
(Groundscraper thrush )
(Psophocichla litsitsirupa)
Uncommon visitor, recorded from the Forbes Reef Forest.
Exotic forest and thicket
581. Cape Rock-Thrush
(Cape rock thrush )
(Monticola rupestris )
Localised resident of rocky hillsides and mountains.
Rocky hillsides with scattered trees
582. Sentinel Rock-Thrush
(Sentinel rock thrush )
(Monticola explorator )

588. Buff-streaked Chat
(Buffstreaked chat )
(Oenanthe bifasciata )
Widespread resident of rocky hillsides and outcrops at higher altitudes.
Rocky hillsides with scattered trees
589. Familiar Chat
(Familiar chat )
(Cercomela familiaris hellmayri)
Uncommon resident of rocky hillsides.
Rocky hillsides with scattered trees
593. Mocking Cliff-Chat
(Mocking chat )
(Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris cinnamomeiventris)
Uncommon resident of rocky outcrops.
Rocky hillsides with scattered trees
595. Anteating Chat
(Anteating chat )
(Myrmecocichla formicivora )

596. African Stonechat
(Stonechat )
(Saxicola torquatus torquatus)
Widespread resident of grasslands and marshes.
Highveld grassland
Vleis, dams and rivers
Rocky hillsides with scattered trees
598. Chorister Robin-Chat
(Chorister robin )
(Cossypha dichroa )
Localised resident of forests, thickets and exotic forests.
Forested gorges
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld
Exotic forest and thicket
599. White-browed Robin-Chat
(Heuglin's robin )
(Cossypha heuglini )

600. Red-capped Robin-Chat
(Natal robin )
(Cossypha natalensis )
Localised resident of forests and thickets, recorded from the Malolotja Valley.
Forested gorges
601. Cape Robin-Chat
(Cape robin )
(Cossypha caffra caffra)
Common resident of woodland and thickets.
Forested gorges
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld
602. White-throated Robin-Chat
(Whitethroated robin )
(Cossypha humeralis)

606. White-starred Robin
(Starred robin )
(Pogonocichla stellata transvaalensis)
Uncommon altitudinal migrant, recorded form the Mgwayiza and Forbes Reef Forests.
Forested gorges
613. White-browed Scrub-Robin
(Whitebrowed robin )
(Erythropygia leucophrys simulator)
Uncommon resident of thornveld recorded from the Nkomati Valley.
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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