Bird List

Below is a complete list of all the currently reccorded species of birds that reside within the Manyoni Game Reserve area. For a more detailed list with additional information concerning each bird on the list click here to download the Manyoni Bird List PDF.

Struthionidae: Ostriches

Common Ostrich

Numididae: Guineafowl

Helmeted Guineafowl
Crested Guineafowl

Phasianidae: Pheasants, Fowl and Allies

Shelley's Francolin
Crested Francolin
Natal Spurfowl
Red-necked Spurfowl
Swainson's Spurfowl
Common Quail
Harlequin Quail

Anatidae: Ducks, Geese and Swans

White-faced Whistling Duck Fulvous Whistling Duck
White-backed Duck
Spur-winged Goose
Knob-billed Duck
Egyptian Goose
African Pygmy Goose
African Black Duck
Yellow-billed Duck
Red-billed Teal
Hottentot Teal
Southern Pochard

Podicipedidae: Grebes

Little Grebe

Phoenicopteridae: Flamingos

Greater Flamingo

Ciconiidae: Storks

Yellow-billed Stork
African Openbill
Black Stork
Woolly-necked Stork
White Stork
Saddle-billed Stork
Marabou Stork

Threskiornithidae: Ibises and Spoonbills

African Sacred Ibis
Southern Bald Ibis
Hadeda Ibis
Glossy Ibis
African Spoonbill

Ardeidae: Herons and Bitterns

Eurasian Bittern
Little Bittern
Dwarf Bittern
White-backed Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Green-backed Heron
Squacco Heron
Western Cattle Egret
Grey Heron
Black-headed Heron
Goliath Heron
Purple Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Black Heron
Little Egret

Scopidae: Hamerkop


Pelecanidae: Pelicans

Great White Pelican

Phalacrocoracidae: Cormorants and Shags

Reed Cormorant
White-breasted Cormorant

Anhingidae: Anhingas and Darters

African Darter

Sagittariidae: Secretarybird


Pandionidae: Ospreys

Western Osprey

Accipitridae: Kites, Hawks and Eagles

Black-shouldered Kite
African Harrier-Hawk
Palm-nut Vulture
European Honey Buzzard
African Cuckoo-Hawk
Hooded Vulture
White-backed Vulture
Cape Vulture
White-headed Vulture
Lappet-faced Vulture
Black-chested Snake Eagle
Brown Snake Eagle
Southern Banded Snake Eagle Bateleur
Crowned Eagle
Martial Eagle
Long-crested Eagle
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Wahlberg's Eagle
Booted Eagle
Ayres's Hawk-Eagle
Tawny Eagle
Steppe Eagle
Verreaux's Eagle
African Hawk-Eagle
Lizard Buzzard
Gabar Goshawk
Dark Chanting Goshawk
African Goshawk
Little Sparrowhawk
Black Sparrowhawk
Yellow-billed Kite
African Fish Eagle
Common Buzzard
Jackal Buzzard

Falconidae: Caracaras and Falcons

Rock Kestrel
Amur Falcon
Sooty Falcon
Eurasian Hobby
Lanner Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

Otididae: Bustards

Denham's Bustard
Red-crested Korhaan
Black-bellied Korhaan

Sarothruridae: Flufftails

Buff-spotted Flufftail

Rallidae: Rails, Crakes and Coots

African Rail
African Crake
Corn Crake
Black Crake
Common Moorhen
Red-knobbed Coot

Turnicidae: Buttonquail

Common Buttonquail

Burhinidae: Thick-knees

Water Thick-knee
Spotted Thick-knee

Recurvirostridae: Stilts and Avocets

Black-winged Stilt
Pied Avocet

Charadriidae: Plovers

Blacksmith Lapwing
Senegal Lapwing
Crowned Lapwing
African Wattled Lapwing
Common Ringed Plover
Kittlitz's Plover
Three-banded Plover

Rostratulidae: Painted Snipes

Greater Painted Snipe

Jacanidae: Jacanas

Lesser Jacana
African Jacana

Scolopacidae: Sandpipers and Snipes

Common Greenshank
Wood Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper

Glareolidae: Coursers and Pratincoles

Temminck's Courser
Bronze-winged Courser

Columbidae: Pigeons and Doves

Speckled Pigeon
African Olive Pigeon
Lemon Dove
Red-eyed Dove
Cape Turtle Dove
Laughing Dove
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove Tambourine Dove
Namaqua Dove
African Green Pigeon

Psittacidae: Parrots

Brown-headed Parrot

Musophagidae: Turacos

Knysna Turaco
Purple-crested Turaco
Grey Go-away-bird

Cuculidae: Cuckoos

Burchell's Coucal
Black Coucal
Green Malkoha
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Levaillant's Cuckoo
Jacobin Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo
Klaas's Cuckoo
African Emerald Cuckoo
Black Cuckoo
Red-chested Cuckoo
African Cuckoo
Common Cuckoo

Tytonidae: Barn Owls

Western Barn Owl
African Grass Owl

Strigidae: Owls

African Scops Owl
Southern White-faced Owl
Spotted Eagle-Owl
Verreaux's Eagle-Owl
African Wood Owl
Pearl-spotted Owlet
African Barred Owlet
Marsh Owl

Caprimulgidae: Nightjars

European Nightjar
Fiery-necked Nightjar
Square-tailed Nightjar
Pennant-winged Nightjar

Apodidae: Swifts

African Palm Swift
Alpine Swift
Common Swift
African Black Swift
Little Swift
Horus Swift
White-rumped Swift

Coliidae: Mousebirds

Speckled Mousebird
Red-faced Mousebird

Trogonidae: Trogons

Narina Trogon

Coraciidae: Rollers

Purple Roller
Lilac-breasted Roller
European Roller
Broad-billed Roller

Alcedinidae: Kingfishers

Grey-headed Kingfisher
Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Striped Kingfisher
Woodland Kingfisher
African Pygmy Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher
Giant Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher

Meropidae: Bee-eaters

Little Bee-eater
White-fronted Bee-eater
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
European Bee-eater

Upupidae: Hoopoes

African Hoopoe

Phoeniculidae: Wood-hoopoes

Green Wood-hoopoe
Common Scimitarbill

Bucerotidae: Hornbills

Crowned Hornbill
African Grey Hornbill
Southern Red-billed Hornbill
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
Trumpeter Hornbill

Bucorvidae: Ground Hornbills

Southern Ground Hornbill

Lybiidae: African Barbets

White-eared Barbet
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird
Red-fronted Tinkerbird
Acacia Pied Barbet
Black-collared Barbet
Crested Barbet

Indicatoridae: Honeyguides

Brown-backed Honeybird
Lesser Honeyguide
Scaly-throated Honeyguide
Greater Honeyguide

Picidae: Woodpeckers

Red-throated Wryneck
Golden-tailed Woodpecker
Cardinal Woodpecker
Bennett's Woodpecker
Bearded Woodpecker
Olive Woodpecker

Eurylaimidae: Broadbills

African Broadbill

Platysteiridae: Wattle-eyes and Batises

Cape Batis
Chinspot Batis

Prionopidae: Helmetshrikes

White-crested Helmetshrike
Retz's Helmetshrike

Malaconotidae: Bushshrikes

Grey-headed Bushshrike
Olive Bushshrike
Orange-breasted Bushshrike
Gorgeous Bushshrike
Brown-crowned Tchagra
Black-crowned Tchagra
Black-backed Puffback
Southern Boubou Brubru

Campephagidae: Cuckooshrikes

Black Cuckooshrike

Laniidae: Shrikes

Magpie Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
Southern Fiscal

Oriolidae: Figbirds and Orioles

Eurasian Golden Oriole
Black-headed Oriole

Dicruridae: Drongos

Square-tailed Drongo
Fork-tailed Drongo

Monarchidae: Monarchs

Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher
African Paradise Flycatcher

Corvidae: Crows and Jays

Cape Crow
Pied Crow
White-necked Raven

Paridae: Tits and Chickadeess

Southern Black Tit

Remizidae: Penduline Tits

Grey Penduline Tit

Nicatoridae: Nicators

Eastern Nicator

Alaudidae: Larks

Monotonous Lark
Rufous-naped Lark
Flappet Lark
Sabota Lark
Dusky Lark
Red-capped Lark
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark

Pycnonotidae: Bulbuls

Dark-capped Bulbul
Sombre Greenbul
Yellow-bellied Greenbul
Terrestrial Brownbul
Yellow-streaked Greenbul

Hirundinidae: Swallows and Martins

Black Saw-wing
Brown-throated Martin
Sand Martin
Barn Swallow
White-throated Swallow
Wire-tailed Swallow
Rock Martin
Common House Martin
Greater Striped Swallow
Lesser Striped Swallow
Red-breasted Swallow

Macrosphenidae: Crombecs and African Warblers

Cape Grassbird
Long-billed Crombec

Acrocephalidae: Reed Warblers and Allies

Willow Warbler

Phylloscopidae: Leaf Warblers and Allies

Great Reed Warbler
Marsh Warbler
Dark-capped Yellow Warbler
Olive-tree Warbler
Icterine Warbler

Locustellidae: Grassbirds and Allies

Little Rush Warbler
Broad-tailed Warbler

Cisticolidae: Cisticolas and Allies

Red-faced Cisticola
Lazy Cisticola
Rattling Cisticola
Wailing Cisticola
Croaking Cisticola
Zitting Cisticola
Desert Cisticola
Wing-snapping Cisticola
Tawny-flanked Prinia
Bar-throated Apalis
Rudd's Apalis
Yellow-breasted Apalis
Green-backed Camaroptera
Stierling's Wren-Warbler
Yellow-bellied Eremomela
Burnt-necked Eremomela

Leiothrichidae: Laughingthrushes

Arrow-marked Babbler

Sylviidae: Sylviid Babblers

Garden Warbler

Zosteropidae: White-eyes

Cape White-eye
African Yellow White-eye

Sturnidae: Starlings

Common Myna
Wattled Starling
Black-bellied Starling
Cape Glossy Starling
Violet-backed Starling
Red-winged Starling

Buphagidae: Oxpeckers

Red-billed Oxpecker

Turdidae: Thrushes

Groundscraper Thrush
Kurrichane Thrush
Olive Thrush

Muscicapidae: Chats and Old World Flycatchers

Cape Robin-Chat
White-throated Robin-Chat
White-browed Robin-Chat
Red-capped Robin-Chat
Chorister Robin-Chat
Bearded Scrub Robin
White-browed Scrub Robin
African Stonechat
Familiar Chat
Mocking Cliff Chat
Cape Rock Thrush
Southern Black Flycatcher
Pale Flycatcher
Fiscal Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
Ashy Flycatcher
African Dusky Flycatcher
Grey Tit-Flycatcher

Nectariniidae: Sunbirds

Collared Sunbird
Grey Sunbird
Amethyst Sunbird
Scarlet-chested Sunbird
Southern Double-collared Sunbird
Neergaard's Sunbird
Marico Sunbird
Purple-banded Sunbird
White-bellied Sunbird

Passeridae: Old World Sparrows

House Sparrow
Cape Sparrow
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
Yellow-throated Petronia

Ploceidae: Weavers and Widowbirds

Red-billed Buffalo Weaver
Thick-billed Weaver
Spectacled Weaver
Eastern Golden Weaver
Lesser Masked Weaver
Southern Masked Weaver
Village Weaver
Dark-backed Weaver
Red-headed Weaver
Red-billed Quelea
Southern Red Bishop
Fan-tailed Widowbird
White-winged Widowbird
Red-collared Widowbird

Estrildidae: Waxbills, Munias and Allies

Green-winged Pytilia
Green Twinspot
Pink-throated Twinspot
Red-billed Firefinch
African Firefinch
Jameson's Firefinch
Blue Waxbill
Swee Waxbill
Grey Waxbill
Common Waxbill
African Quail-Finch
Bronze Mannikin
Red-backed Mannikin

Viduidae: Indigobirds and Whydahs

Village Indigobird
Purple Indigobird
Dusky Indigobird
Pin-tailed Whydah
Long-tailed Paradise Whydah
Cuckoo Finch

Motacillidae: Wagtails and Pipits

Cape Wagtail
Mountain Wagtail
African Pied Wagtail
Cape Longclaw
Yellow-throated Longclaw
African Pipit
Plain-backed Pipit
Striped Pipit
Bushveld Pipit

Fringillidae: Finches and Canaries

Lemon-breasted Canary
Yellow-fronted Canary
Brimstone Canary
Streaky-headed Seedeater

Emberizidae: Buntings and New World Sparrows

Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
Golden-breasted Bunting