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Malolotja Nature Reserve - Bird Checklist
Motacillidae - Wagtails, pipits and longclaws
711. African Pied Wagtail
(African pied wagtail )
(Motacilla aguimp )
Uncommon resident along the Nkomati River.
Nkomati River
712. Mountain Wagtail
(Longtailed wagtail )
(Motacilla clara )
Uncommon resident of mountain streams.
Forested gorges
713. Cape Wagtail
(Cape wagtail )
(Motacilla capensis )
Widespread resident of grassland and vieis throughout.
Vleis, dams and rivers
Highveld grassland
716. African Pipit
(Richard's pipit )
(Anthus novaeseelandiae )

717. Long-billed Pipit
(Longbilled pipit )
(Anthus similis )
Common resident of rocky slopes.
Rocky hillsides with scattered trees
Highveld grassland
718. Plain-backed Pipit
(Plainbacked pipit )
(Anthus leucophrys )
Localised resident, common on burnt ground.
Highveld grassland
719. Buffy Pipit
(Buffy pipit )
(Anthus vaalensis )

720. Striped Pipit
(Striped pipit )
(Anthus lineiventris )
Uncommon resident, recorded from Forbes Reef Forest.
Exotic forest and thicket
727. Cape Longclaw
(Orangethroated longclaw )
(Macronyx capensis )
Widespread and common resident of the higher grasslands.
Highveld grassland
728. Yellow-throated Longclaw
(Yellowthroated longclaw )
(Macronyx croceus )
Widespread resident of lower grasslands.
Rocky hillsides with scattered trees
Mixed woodlands, thicket and thornveld



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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