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SWAZILAND'S BIODIVERSITY: Swaziland's Bird Checklist - Turdidae - Thrushes, chats, robins

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576.  Kurrichane thrush (Turdus libonyana )
        Very common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

577.  Olive thrush (Turdus olivaceus )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld.
        (Malolotja)

579.  Orange thrush (Turdus gurneyi)
        

580.  Groundscraper thrush (Turdus litsitsirupa )
        Common breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

581.  Cape rock thrush (Monticola rupestris )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja)

582.  Sentinel rock thrush (Monticola explorator )
        Rare breeding resident in the highveld.
        (Malolotja)

586.  Mountain chat (Oenanthe monticola )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld.

587.  Capped wheatear (Oenanthe pileata )
        Rare vagrant in the lowveld.

588.  Buffstreaked chat (Oenanthe bifasciata )
        Common breeding resident in the highveld.
        (Malolotja)

589.  Familiar chat (Cercomela familiaris )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld, middleveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

593.  Mocking chat (Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld, middleveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

595.  Anteating chat (Myrmecocichla formicivora )
        Uncommon visitor in the highveld.
        (Malolotja)

596.  Stonechat (Saxicola torquata )
        Common resident in the highveld, middleveld and Lubombos and winter migrant in the lowveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

598.  Chorister robin (Cossypha dichroa )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld and middleveld.
        (Malolotja)

599.  Heuglin's robin (Cossypha heuglini )
        Common breeding resident in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

600.  Natal robin (Cossypha natalensis )
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

601.  Cape robin (Cossypha caffra )
        Common breeding resident in the highveld and middleveld and winter migrant in the Lubombos.
        (Malolotja)

602.  Whitethroated robin (Cossypha humeralis)
        Uncommon breeding resident in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

606.  Starred robin (Pogonocichla stellata )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

613.  Whitebrowed robin (Erythropygia leucophrys )
        Common breeding resident in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

616.  Brown robin (Erythropygia signata )
        Rare visitor in the middleveld.

617.  Bearded robin (Erythropygia quadrivirgata )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the lowveld and Lubombos.
        (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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