Birds in Mlawula Nature Reserve

The reserve is noteworthy for its high diversity of birdlife, with about 350 species having been recorded in the area, compared with the total of just under 500 species recorded in the whole of Swaziland.

Mlawula Bird Checklist

Priority Species

Regionally Extinct   Southern African Status International Status
Gyps coprotheres Cape vulture Vulnerable Vulnerable
Endangered   Southern African Status International Status
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Saddlebilled stork Endangered Not listed
Sagittarius serpentarius Secretarybird Near Threatened Not listed
Torgos tracheliotus Lappetfaced vulture Vulnerable Vulnerable
Trigonoceps occipitalis Whiteheaded vulture Vulnerable Not listed
Aquila rapax Tawny eagle Vulnerable Not listed
Hieraaetus fasciatus African hawk eagle Not listed Not listed
Terathopius ecaudatus Bateleur Vulnerable Not listed
Vulnerable   Southern African Status International Status
Gorsachius leuconotus Whitebacked night heron Vulnerable Not listed
Ciconia nigra Black stork Near Threatened Not listed
Leptoptilos crumeniferus Marabou stork Near Threatened Not listed
Aquila verreauxii Black eagle Not listed Not listed
Polemaetus bellicosus Martial eagle Vulnerable Not listed
Stephanoaetus coronatus Crowned eagle Near Threatened Not listed
Podica senegalensis African finfoot Vulnerable Not listed
Glaucidium capense Barred owl Not listed Not listed
Smithornis capensis African broadbill Near Threatened Not listed
Near Threatened   Southern African Status International Status
Ciconia episcopus Woollynecked stork Near Threatened Not listed
Mycteria ibis Yellowbilled stork Near Threatened Not listed
Gyps africanus Whitebacked vulture Vulnerable Not listed
Lophaetus occipitalis Longcrested eagle Not listed Not listed
Circaetus gallicus Blackbreasted snake eagle Not listed Not listed
Bubo lacteus Giant eagle owl Not listed Not listed
Alcedo semitorquata Halfcollared kingfisher Near Threatened Not listed
Buphagus erythrorhynchus Redbilled oxpecker Near Threatened Not listed

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