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SWAZILAND'S BIODIVERSITY: Swaziland's Bird Checklist - Accipitridae - Eagles, hawks, buzzards, kites, vultures

(To view distribution maps, click on the species name)

121.  Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus )
        Rare visitor in the lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Mlawula)

122.  Cape vulture (Gyps coprotheres )
        Uncommon visitor in the lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

123.  Whitebacked vulture (Gyps africanus )
        Common breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

124.  Lappetfaced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus )
        Rare breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

125.  Whiteheaded vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis )
        Rare breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

126.  Black kite (Milvus migrans migrans )
        Rare summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

126.  Yellowbilled kite (Milvus migrans parasitus )
        Common summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

127.  Blackshouldered kite (Elanus caeruleus )
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

128.  Cuckoo hawk (Aviceda cuculoides )
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

131.  Black eagle (Aquila verreauxii )
        Rare breeding resident in the highveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

132.  Tawny eagle (Aquila rapax )
        Rare breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

133.  Steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis )
        Uncommon summer migrant in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

134.  Lesser spotted eagle (Aquila pomarina )
        Rare vagrant in the lowveld.

135.  Wahlbergs eagle (Aquila wahlbergi )
        Uncommon breeding summer migrant in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

136.  Booted eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus )
        Uncommon summer migrant in all regions.

137.  African hawk eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus )
        Rare breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

139.  Longcrested eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the middleveld and lowveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

140.  Martial eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus )
        Rare breeding resident in the middleveld and lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

141.  Crowned eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus )
        Rare breeding resident in the highveld, middleveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

142.  Brown snake eagle (Circaetus cinereus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the middleveld and lowveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

143.  Blackbreasted snake eagle (Circaetus gallicus )
        Rare breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

146.  Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus )
        Rare breeding resident in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Mlawula)

148.  African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer )
        Rare breeding resident in the middleveld and lowveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

149.  Steppe buzzard (Buteo buteo )
        Very common summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

152.  Jackal buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus )
        Common breeding resident in the highveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

154.  Lizard buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the middleveld, Lubombos and lowveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

155.  Redbreasted sparrowhawk (Accipiter rufiventris )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld.
        (Malolotja)

156.  Ovambo sparrowhawk (Accipiter ovampensis )
        Rare vagrant in the highveld.

157.  Little sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.
        (Mlawula)

158.  Black sparrowhawk (Accipiter melanoleucus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

159.  Little banded goshawk (Accipiter badius )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

160.  African goshawk (Accipiter tachiro )
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

161.  Gabar goshawk (Micronisus gabar )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

163.  Dark chanting goshawk (Melierax metabates )
        Rare vagrant in the lowveld.

165.  African marsh harrier (Circus ranivorus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld and middleveld.
        (Malolotja)

166.  Montagus harrier (Circus pygargus )
        Rare summer migrant in the lowveld.

169.  Gymnogene (Polyboroides typus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)



Families:



Struthioniformes
Struthionidae - Ostrich

Podicipediformes
Podicipedidae - Grebes

Pelicaniformes
Pelicanidae - Pelicans

Pelecaniformes
Phalacrocoracidae - Cormorants
Anhingidae - Darters

Ciconiiformes
Ardeidae - Herons, egrets, bitterns
Scopidae - Hamerkop
Ciconiidae - Storks
Plataleidae - Ibises and spoonbills

Phoenicopteriformes
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

Gruiformes
Turnicidae - Buttonquails
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

Caprimulgiformes
Caprimulgidae - Nightjars

Apodiformes
Apodidae - Swifts

Coliiformes
Coliidae - Mousebirds

Trogoniformes
Trogonidae - Trogons

Alcediniformes
Alcedinidae - Kingfishers
Meropidae - Bee-eaters

Coraciiformes
Coraciidae - Rollers
Upupidae - Hoopoe
Phoeniculidae - Woodhoopoes
Bucerotidae - Hornbills

Piciformes
Capitonidae - Barbets
Indicatoridae - Honeyguides
Picidae - Woodpeckers
Jyngidae - Wrynecks

Passeriformes
Eurylaimidae - Broadbills
Alaudidae - Larks
Hirundinidae - Swallows and martins
Campephagidae - Cuckooshrikes
Dicruridae - Drongos
Oriolidae - Old-World Orioles
Corvidae - Crows and ravens
Paridae - Tits
Timaliidae - Babblers
Pycnonotidae - Bulbuls
Turdidae - Thrushes, chats, robins
Sylviidae - Warblers, apalises, cisticolas, etc.
Muscicapidae - Flycatchers and batises
Motacillidae - Wagtails, pipits and longclaws
Laniidae - Shrikes
Malaconotidae - Bush shrikes
Prionopidae - Helmetshrikes
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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