List Of South Africa Birds
Learn more about the list SA birds;
What is a bird?
Birds are a group of warm-blooded vertebrates constituting the class Aves, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.
|Rock pigeon||Columba livia||Introduced|
|Speckled pigeon||Columba guinea|
|Rameron pigeon||Columba arquatrix|
|Delegorgue’s pigeon||Columba delegorguei|
|Lemon dove||Columba larvata|
|European turtle-dove||Streptopelia turtur||Vagrant; vulnerable|
|Mourning collared-dove||Streptopelia decipiens|
|Red-eyed dove||Streptopelia semitorquata|
|Ring-necked dove||Streptopelia capicola|
|Laughing dove||Streptopelia senegalensis|
|Emerald-spotted wood-dove||Turtur chalcospilos|
|Blue-spotted wood-dove||Turtur afer|
|Tambourine dove||Turtur tympanistria|
|Namaqua dove||Oena capensis|
|African green-pigeon||Treron calvus|
|What is the most common bird in South Africa?|
In sub-Saharan Africa the most common is the white-breasted, which is a freshwater-only bird and can be easily spotted around lakes and rivers across the entire region from west to east and down to South Africa.
Which bird is only found in South Africa?
“Endemic” means the species is found only in South Africa. “SLE endemic” means the species is found only in South Africa and the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).
How many different birds are there in South Africa?
Of the approximate 850 recorded bird species in the country, around 725 are resident birds (or, at least, annual visitors). An impressive 50 avian species can only be found in South Africa, giving birders a prime opportunity to spot something very special.
|2||Red-billed quelea||1.5 billion|
|3||Mourning dove||475 million|
|4||American robin||310 million|
|5||Common pheasant||160-220 million|
|6||Red-winged blackbird||210 million|
|7||Chipping sparrow||200 million|
|8||Common starling||100-199 million|
|9||Common swift||95-164 million|
|10||Yellow-rumped warbler||130 million|
Which bird is native to South Africa?