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Malolotja Nature Reserve - Bird Checklist
Hirundinidae - Swallows and martins
518. Barn Swallow
(European swallow )
(Hirundo rustica )
Common palaearctic summer migrant.
Highveld grassland
520. White-throated Swallow
(Whitethroated swallow )
(Hirundo albigularis )
Uncommon intra-African summer migrant.
Highveld grassland
521. Blue Swallow
(Blue swallow )
(Hirundo atrocaerulea )
Rare intra-African summer migrant. Breeding pairs to use the Main Camp/log cabin area.
Highveld grassland
526. Greater Striped Swallow
(Greater striped swallow )
(Hirundo cucullata )
Common intra-African summer migrant, arriving in September and leaving by May.
Highveld grassland
527. Lesser Striped Swallow
(Lesser striped swallow )
(Hirundo abyssinica )
Common intra-African summer migrant to lower lying areas, arriving in September but departing earlier than previous species.
529. Rock Martin
(Rock martin )
(Hirundo fuligula )
Widespread resident of cliffs and mountains.
Rocky hillsides with scattered trees
Rock/cliff faces
530. Common House-Martin
(House martin )
(Delichon urbica )
Common Palaearctic summer migrant.
531. Grey-rumped Swallow
(Greyrumped swallow )
(Pseudhirundo griseopyga )
Common resident of marshes and burnt areas.
Highveld grassland
Vleis, dams and rivers
532. Sand Martin
(Sand martin )
(Riparia riparia )
Single sighting from highveld grassland.
Highveld grassland
534. Banded Martin
(Banded martin )
(Riparia cincta )
Common intra-African migrant, recorded throughout.
536. Black Saw-wing
(Black sawwing swallow )
(Psalidoprocne holomelas )
Uncommon resident of woodlands, forests and exotic plantations.
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld
Forested gorges
Exotic forest and thicket



Families:



Podicipediformes
Podicipedidae - Grebes

Pelecaniformes
Phalacrocoracidae - Cormorants
Anhingidae - Darters

Ciconiiformes
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

Gruiformes
Turnicidae - Buttonquails
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

Caprimulgiformes
Caprimulgidae - Nightjars

Apodiformes
Apodidae - Swifts

Coliiformes
Coliidae - Mousebirds

Trogoniformes
Trogonidae - Trogons

Alcediniformes
Alcedinidae - Kingfishers
Meropidae - Bee-eaters

Coraciiformes
Coraciidae - Rollers
Upupidae - Hoopoe
Bucerotidae - Hornbills

Piciformes
Capitonidae - Barbets
Indicatoridae - Honeyguides
Picidae - Woodpeckers
Jyngidae - Wrynecks
Alaudidae - Larks
Hirundinidae - Swallows and martins
Campephagidae - Cuckooshrikes
Dicruridae - Drongos
Oriolidae - Old-World Orioles
Corvidae - Crows and ravens
Paridae - Tits
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
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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