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Southern Africa Species List 2009


 

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Mammal List

Southern AfricaNamibia, Botswana, South Africa

July 13 through August 30, 2009

 

Order Insectivora

  1. Rock Elephant Shrew (Elephantulus intufi)

Order Chiroptera

  1. Whalberg’s Epauletted Fruit Bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi)
  2. Angolan Epauletted Fruit Bat (Ephomophorus angolensis)
  3. Yellow House Bat (Scotophilus dinganii)
  4. Cape Serotine Bat (Neor icia capensis)
  5. Egyptian Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida aegyptiaca)
  6. Commerson’s Leaf-nosed Bat (Hipposideros commersoni)
  7. Egyptian Slit-faced Bat (Nycteris thebaica)

Order Primates

  1. Cape Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus ursinus)
  2. Grey-footed Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus griseipes)
  3. Ruacana Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus ruacana)
  4. Malbrouck Vervet(Chlorocebus cynosuros)
  5. Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus (Cercopithecus) pygerthrus)
  6. Syke’s Monkey (Cercopithecus albogularis)
  7. Thick-tailed or Greater Galago (Otolemur (Galago) crassicaudatus)
  8. Southern Lesser Galago (Galago moholi)

Order Lagomorpha

  1. Cape Hare (Lepus capensis)
  2. Scrub Hare (Lepus saxatilis)
  3. Smith’s Red Rock Rabbit (Pronolagus rupestris)

Order Rodentia

  1. Southern African Ground Squirrel (Xerus inauris)
  2. Damara Ground Squirrel (Xerus princeps)
  3. Red Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus palliatus)
  4. Tree Squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi)
  5. Springhare (Pedetes capensis)
  6. Cape Porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis)
  7. Dassie Rat (Petromus typicus)
  8. Pouched Mouse (Saccostomus campestris)
  9. Setzer’s Hairy-footed Gerbil (Gerbillurus setzeri)
  10. Bushveld Gerbil (Tatera leucogaster)
  11. Highveld Gerbil (Tatera brantsii)
  12. Desert Pygmy Mouse (Mus indutus)
  13. Namaqua Rock Mouse (Micaelamys namaquensis)
  14. Four-striped Grass Mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio)
  15. Black-tailed Tree Rat (Thallomys nigricaudatus)
  16. Woodland Thicket Rat (Grammomys dolichurus)
  17. Brants’s Whistling Rat (Parotomys brantsii)
  18. Angoni Vlei Rat (Otomys angoniensis)
  19. Bush Karoo Rat (Otomys unisulcatus)
  20. African Marsh Rat (Dasymys incomtus)

Order Carnivora

Family Canidae

  1. Cape Fox (Vulpes chama)
  2. Bat-eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis)
  3. Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas)

Family Mustelidae

  1. Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo)
  2. White-tailed Mongoose (Ichneumia albicauda)
  3. Small Grey Mongoose (Galerella pulverulenta)
  4. Large Grey Mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon)
  5. Slender Mongoose (Galerella sanguinea)
  6. Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula)
  7. Yellow Mongoose (Cynictis penicillata)
  8. Suricate (Meerkat) (Suricata suricatta)

Family Viverridae

  1. Small Spotted Genet (Genetta genetta)
  2. Common Large-spotted Genet (Genetta maculate)
  3. South African Large-spotted Genet (Genetta tigrina)
  4. African Civet (Civettictis civetta)

Family Hyenidae

  1. Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
  2. Aardwolf (Proteles cristatus)

Family Felidae

  1. African Wild Cat (Felis silvestris lybica)
  2. Caracal (Caracal caracal)
  3. Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
  4. Kruger Lion (Panthera leo krugeri)
  5. Kalahari Lion (Panthera leo verneyi)
  6. Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Family Otariidae

  1. Cape Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus)

Order Tubulidentata

  1. Aardvark (Orycteropus afer)

Order Proboscidea

  1. African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Order Hyracoidea

  1. Rock Dassie or Hyrax (Procavia capensis capensis)
  2. Koakoveld Rock Dassie (Procavia capensis welwitschii)
  3. Yellow-spotted Rock Dassie (Heterohyrax brucei)

Order Perissodactyla

Family Equidae

  1. Cape Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra zebra)
  2. Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae)
  3. Plain’s or Burchell’s Zebra (Equus quagga burchelli)
  4. Chapman’s Zebra (Equus quagga chapmani)
  5. Quagga Zebra (Equus quagga quagga)
  6. Ferrel Ass (Equus asinus)

Family Rhinocerotidae

  1. South-central Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis minor)
  2. South-western Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis)
  3. White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum)

Order Suiformes

Family Suidae

  1. Common Warthog (phacochoerus africanus)
  2. Bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus)

Order Whippomorpha

Family Hippopotamidae

  1. Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)

Order Ruminantia

Family Giraffidae

  1. Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis)
  2. South African Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa)

Family Bovidae

  1. African or Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
  2. Common Eland (Tragelaphus oryx)
  3. Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
  4. Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii)
  5. Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptis)
  6. Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equines)
  7. Sable Antelope (Hippotragus niger)
  8. Gemsbok Oryx (Oryx gazella)
  9. Common Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
  10. Red Lechwe (Kobus leche)
  11. Puku (Kobus vardonii)
  12. Mountain Reedbuck (Redunca fulvorufula)
  13. Common Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum)
  14. Grey Rhebok (Pelea capreolus)
  15. Black Wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou)
  16. Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus taurinus)
  17. Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus)
  18. Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus dorcas)
  19. Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi)
  20. Tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus)
  21. Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus)
  22. Black-faced Impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi)
  23. Angolan Springbok (Antidorcus marsupialis angolensis)
  24. Koakoveld Springbok (Antidorcus marsupialis hoffmeyri)
  25. Highveld Karoo Springbok (Antidorcus marsupialis marsupialis)
  26. Damara Dik Dik (Madoqua damarensis)
  27. Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)
  28. Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)
  29. Cape Grysbok (Raphicerus melanotis)
  30. Sharpe’s Grysbok (Raphicerus sharpei)
  31. Red Duiker (Cephalophus natalensis)
  32. Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia)

Family Cervidae

  1. Fallow Deer (Cervus dama)

Order Whippomorpha

Suborder Cetacea

  1. Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera edeni)
  2. Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
  3. Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis

Sign or Near Misses

  1. Damara Mole Rat (Cryptomys damarensis)
  2. Common Mole Rat (Cryptomys hottentotus)
  3. Striped Polecat (Ictonyx striatus)
  4. Blue Duiker (Cephalophus monticola)
  5. Cape Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis)
  6. Black-footed Cat (Felis nigripes)

 

Reptile & Amphibian List – Southern Africa

July 13 through August 30, 2009

Snakes

1. Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica)

2. Boomslang (Dipholidus typus)

 

Lizards

Family Agamidae

3. Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra)

4. Southern Spiny Agama (Agama hispida)

 

Family Chamaelionidae

5. Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)

 

Family Varanidae

6. Rock Monitor (Varanus albigularis)

7. Water Monitor (Varanus noliticus)

 

Family Lacertidae

8. Shovel-snouted Sand Lizard (Meroles anchietae)

9. Sand Lizard (Pedioplanis species)

 

Family Gerrhosauridae

10. Giant Plated Lizard (Gerrhosaurus validus)

11. Blue-tailed Tree Lizard (Holaspis guentheri)

 

Family Cordylidae

12. Black Girdled Lizard (Cordylus niger)

13. Karoo Girdled Lizard (Cordylus polyzonus)

14. Namaqua Girdled Lizard (Cordylus namaquaensis)

 

Family Scincidae

15. Kalahari Tree Skink (Trachylepis spilogaster)

16. Variable Skink (Trachylepis varia)

17. Montane Speckled Skink (Trachylepis punctatissima)

 

Family Geckonidae

18. Namib Day Gecko (Rhoptropus species)

 

Family Crocodylidae

19. Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

 

Order Testudines

20. Marsh Terrapin (Pelomedusa subrufa)

21. Okavango Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios bechuanicus)

22. Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus)

 

Family Testunidae

23. Angulate Tortoise (Chersina angulata)

24. Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis)

 

Southern Africa Birds


 

  1. African Jackass Penguin
  2. Great Crested Grebe
  3. Little Grebe
  4. Shy Albatross
  5. Black-browed Albatross
  6. Southern Giant Petrel
  7. Sooty Shearwater
  8. Cape Gannet
  9. White-breasted Cormorant
  10. Bank Cormorant
  11. Cape Cormorant
  12. Reed Cormorant
  13. African Darter
  14. Great Eastern Pelican
  15. Goliath Heron
  16. Purple Heron
  17. Grey Heron
  18. Black-headed Heron
  19. Yellow-billed Egret
  20. Great White Egret
  21. Little Egret
  22. Cattle Egret
  23. Common Squacco Heron
  24. Black Heron
  25. Slaty Egret
  26. Rufous-bellied Heron
  27. Black-crowned Night Heron
  28. Dwarf Bittern
  29. Little Bittern
  30. Black Stork
  31. Yellow-billed Stork
  32. Marabou Stork
  33. Saddle-billed Stork
  34. African Openbill Stork
  35. Woolly-necked Stork
  36. Greater Flamingo
  37. Lesser Flamingo
  38. African Spoonbill
  39. Hamerkop
  40. Hadeda Ibis
  41. Glossy Ibis
  42. African Sacred Ibis
  43. Spur-winged Goose
  44. Egyptian Goose
  45. South African Shelduck
  46. Comb or Knob-billed Duck
  47. White-faced Duck
  48. Southern Pochard
  49. Yellow-billed Duck
  50. Mallard
  51. Cape Shoveler
  52. Cape Teal
  53. Red-billed Teal
  54. Lappet-faced Vulture
  55. White-headed Vulture
  56. Cape Vulture
  57. African White-backed Vulture
  58. Hooded Vulture
  59. African Fish Eagle
  60. Osprey
  61. Bateleur
  62. Brown Snake Eagle
  63. Southern Banded Snake Eagle
  64. Steppe Eagle
  65. Tawny Eagle
  66. Martial Eagle
  67. Long-crested Eagle
  68. African Hawk Eagle
  69. Wahlberg’s Eagle
  70. African Harrier Hawk
  71. Western Marsh Harrier
  72. Pallid Harrier
  73. Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk
  74. Black-shouldered Kite
  75. African Cuckoo Hawk
  76. Lizard Buzzard
  77. Pygmy Falcon
  78. Shikra or Little Banded Goshawk
  79. Little Sparrowhawk
  80. Lanner Falcon
  81. Peregrine Falcon
  82. Lesser Kestrel
  83. Rock Kestrel
  84. Greater Kestrel
  85. Red-billed Francolin
  86. Swainson’s Francolin
  87. Red-necked Francolin
  88. Cape Francolin
  89. Natal Francolin
  90. Shelley’s Francolin
  91. Crested Francolin
  92. Coqui Francolin
  93. Hartlaub’s Francolin
  94. Helmeted Guineafowl
  95. Crested Guineafowl
  96. Common Ostrich
  97. Red-knobbed Coot
  98. Common Moorhen
  99. Lesser Moorhen
  100. African Purple Swamphen
  101. Black Crake
  102. African Jacana
  103. Wattled Crane
  104. Blue Crane
  105. Secretary Bird
  106. Kori Bustard
  107. Denham’s Bustard
  108. Ludwig’s Bustard
  109. Ruppell’s Korhaan
  110. Karoon Korhaan
  111. Black-belled Korhaan
  112. Red-crested Korhaan
  113. Northern Black Korhaan
  114. Southern Black Korhaan
  115. African Black Oystercatcher
  116. Black-winged Stilt
  117. Pied Avocet
  118. Common Ringed Plover
  119. Three-banded Plover
  120. Kittlitz’s Plover
  121. White-fronted Plover
  122. Crowned Lapwing Plover
  123. Black-winged Lapwing
  124. African Wattled Lapwing
  125. Blacksmith Lapwing Plover
  126. Grey Plover
  127. Ruff
  128. Wood Sandpiper
  129. Common Greenshank
  130. Marsh Sandpiper
  131. Common Whimbrel
  132. Redwinged Pratincole
  133. Spotted Thick-knee Dikkop
  134. Water Thick-knee or Dikkop
  135. Temminck’s Courser
  136. Burchell’s Courser
  137. Double-banded Courser
  138. Subantarcted Skua
  139. Cape or Kelp Gull
  140. Kelp Gull
  141. Caspian Tern
  142. African Skimmer
  143. Grey-headed Gull
  144. Hartlaub’s Gull
  145. Swift Tern
  146. Sandwich Tern
  147. White-winged Tern
  148. Double-banded Sandgrouse
  149. Namaqua Sandgrouse
  150. Burchell’s Sandgrouse
  151. Speckled Rock Pigeon
  152. Rock Dove or Feral Pigeon
  153. African Mourning Dove
  154. Red-eyed Dove
  155. Cape Turtle Dove
  156. Laughing Dove
  157. Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
  158. Namaqua Dove
  159. Meyer’s Parrot
  160. Knysna Turaco or Lourie
  161. Grey Go-awa-bird or Lourie
  162. Coppery-tailed Coucal
  163. Burchell’s Coucal
  164. Verreaux’s Giant Eagle Owl
  165. Cape Eagle Owl
  166. Spotted Eagle Owl
  167. Barn Owl
  168. Pearl-spotted Owl
  169. African Scops-owl
  170. Freckled Nightjar
  171. Fiery-necked Nightjar
  172. Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
  173. Common European Swift
  174. African Black Swift
  175. Bradfield’s Swift
  176. Little Swift
  177. Red-faced Mousebird
  178. Speckled Mousebird
  179. White-backed Mousebird
  180. Giant Kingfisher
  181. Pied Kingfisher
  182. Malachite Kingfisher
  183. African Pygmy Kingfisher
  184. Brown-hooded Kingfisher
  185. Grey-headed Kingfisher
  186. Striped Kingfisher
  187. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
  188. White-fronted Bee-eater
  189. Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
  190. Little Bee-eater
  191. Lilac-breasted Roller
  192. European Roller
  193. Purple Roller
  194. Southern Ground Hornbill
  195. Bradfield’s Hornbill
  196. Monteiro’s Hornbill
  197. Crowned Hornbill
  198. African Grey Hornbill
  199. Yellow-billed Hornbill
  200. Red-billed Hornbill
  201. Redbilled Wood-Hoopoe
  202. Common Greater Scimitarbill
  203. African Hoopoe
  204. Greater Honeyguide
  205. Lesser Honeyguide
  206. Black-collared Barbet
  207. White-eared Barbet
  208. Crested Barbet
  209. Acacia Pied Barbet
  210. Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird
  211. Red-fronged Tinkerbird
  212. Cardinal Woodpecker
  213. Golden-tailed Woodpecker
  214. Bennett’s Woodpecker
  215. Bearded Woodpecker
  216. Flappet Lark
  217. Cape Clapper Lark
  218. Eastern Clapper Lark
  219. Karoo Lark
  220. Sabota Lark
  221. Rufous-naped Lark
  222. Karoo Long-billed Lark
  223. Chestnut-backed Sparrowlark
  224. Grey-backed Sparrowlark
  225. Black-eared Sparrowlark
  226. Spike-heeled Lark
  227. Red-breasted Swallow
  228. Barn Swallow
  229. Wire-tailed Swallow
  230. White-throated Swallow
  231. Common House Martin
  232. Brown-throated Martin
  233. Rock Martin
  234. Fork-tailed Drongo
  235. Eastern Black-headed Oriole
  236. White-necked Crow
  237. Pied Crow
  238. Cape or Black Crow
  239. Southern Black Tit
  240. Arrow-marked Babbler
  241. Cape Bulbul
  242. African Red-eyed Bulbul
  243. Dark-capped Bulbul
  244. Terrestrial Brownbul
  245. Sombre Greenbul
  246. Yellow-bellied Greenbul
  247. Orange Ground-thrush
  248. Karoo Thrush
  249. Olive Thrush
  250. Kurrichane Thrush
  251. Groundscraper Thrush
  252. Cape Rock-thrush
  253. Short-toed Rock-thrush
  254. Cape Rock-jumper
  255. Familiar Chat
  256. Sickle-winged Chat
  257. Karoo Chat
  258. Tractrac Chat
  259. Mountain Wheatear Chat
  260. Capped Wheatear
  261. Common Stonechat
  262. Southern Anteating Chat
  263. Chorister Robin-chat
  264. Natal Robin
  265. Cape Robin-chat
  266. Karoo Scrub-robin
  267. White-browed Scrub-robin
  268. Willow Warbler
  269. Icterine Warbler
  270. African Marsh Reed Warbler
  271. Dark-capped Yellow Warbler
  272. Rockrunner
  273. Long-billed Crombec
  274. Yellow-breasted Apalis
  275. Bar-throated Apalis
  276. Grey-backed Cisticola
  277. Tawny-flanked Prinia
  278. African Dusky Flycatcher
  279. Spotted Flycatcher
  280. Southern Black Flycatcher
  281. Fiscal Flycatcher
  282. Chat Flycatcher
  283. Marico Flycatcher
  284. Mousecoloured Flycatcher
  285. Cape White-eye
  286. Pririt Batis
  287. Chinspot Batis
  288. Cape Wagtail
  289. African Pied Wagtail
  290. Longtailed Wagtail
  291. Yellow Wagtail
  292. Long-billed Pipit
  293. African Grassveld Pipit
  294. Yellow-throated Longclaw
  295. Cape Longclaw
  296. Crimson-breasted Shrike
  297. African Longtailed Shrike
  298. Red-backed Shrike
  299. Lesser Grey Shrike
  300. Common Fiscal Shrike
  301. Southern Boubou
  302. Brown-crowned Tchagra
  303. Bokmakierie
  304. White-crested Helmet-shrike
  305. White-crowned Shrike
  306. Black-backed Puffback
  307. Greater Blue-eared Starling
  308. Cape Glossy Starling
  309. Black-bellied Starling
  310. Burchell’s Starling
  311. Meve’s Longtailed Starling
  312. Pale-winged Starling
  313. Red-winged Starling
  314. Common Indian Myna
  315. Common European Starling
  316. Wattled Starling
  317. African Pied Starling
  318. Red-billed Oxpecker
  319. Yellow-billed Oxpecker
  320. Cape Sugarbird
  321. Malachite Sunbird
  322. Orange-breasted Sunbird
  323. Scarlet-chested Sunbird
  324. Amethyst Sunbird
  325. Grey Sunbird
  326. Collared Sunbird
  327. Dusky Sunbird
  328. Greater Double-collared Sunbird
  329. Southern Lesser Double-collared Sunbird
  330. Marico Sunbird
  331. Purple-banded Sunbird
  332. Great Sparrow
  333. House Sparrow
  334. Cape Sparrow
  335. Grey-headed Sparrow
  336. Red-billed Buffalo-weaver
  337. White-browed Sparrow-weaver
  338. Sociable Weaver
  339. Southern Masked Weaver
  340. Lesser Masked Weaver
  341. Cape Weaver
  342. Red-billed Quelea
  343. Southern Red Bishop
  344. Yellow-crowned Bishop
  345. Yellow Bishop
  346. Dusky Indigobird
  347. Swee Waxbill
  348. Common Waxbill
  349. Blue Waxbill
  350. Red-headed Finch
  351. Yellow Canary
  352. Lemon-breasted Canary
  353. Yellow-fronted Canary
  354. Cape Canary
  355. Golden-breasted Bunting
  356. Cape Bunting

 

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