MONAVALE VLEI BIRD LIST

This list covers all the birds seen and recorded at Monavale Vlei and Fringes since 1950's. Some species are no longer seen but are kept on the list to indicate changes.

Reed Cormorant
Grey Heron
Black-headed Heron
Purple Heron
Great Egret
Little Egret
Yellow-billed Egret
Cattle Egret
Little Bittern
Dwarf Bittern
Hamerkop
White Stork
Black Stork
Abdim's Stork
Woolley-necked Stork
Maribou Stork
African Openbill
African Sacred Ibis
African Spoonbill
White-faced Duck
Egyptian Goose
African Black Duck
Red-billed Teal
African Pygmy Goose
Comb Duck
Black Kite
Yellow-billed Kite
Black-shouldered Kite
African Cuckoo Hawk
European Honey Buzzard
Wahlberg's Eagle
Long-crested Eagle
Brown Snake Eagle
Black-chested Snake Eagle
African Fish Eagle
Steppe Buzzard 
Lizard Buzzard 
Ovambo Sparrowhawk
Little Sparrowhawk
Black Sparrowhawk
Shikra
Gabar Goshawk
Western Marsh Harrier
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African Marsh Harrier
Montagu's Harrier
African Harrier-hawk 
Peregrine Falcon
Lanner Falcon
Eurasian Hobby
Amur Falcon
Greater Kestrel
Lesser Kestrel
Swainson's Spurfowl
Harlequin Quail
Blue Quail
Helmeted Guineafowl
Small Buttonquail
Black-rumped Buttonquail
African Rail
Corncrake
African Crake
Black Crake
Spotted Crake
Baillon's Crake
Striped Crake
Red-chested Flufftail
Streaky-breasted Flufftail
Allen's Gallinule
Common Moorhen
Lesser Moorhen
Greater Painted Snipe
Three-banded Plover
Crowned Lapwing
Blacksmith Lapwing
African Wattled Lapwing
Wood Sandpiper
Spotted Thick-knee
Temminck's Courser
Rock Pigeon
Red-eyed Dove
Cape Turtle Dove
Laughing Dove
Namaqua Dove
Meyer's Parrot
Purple-crested Turaco 
Grey Go-away Bird
African Cuckoo
Red-chested Cuckoo
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Levaillant's Cuckoo
Klaas's Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo
Black Coucal
Senegal Coucal
Barn Owl
African Grass Owl
Marsh Owl
Southern White-faced Scops Owl
Spotted Eagle Owl
Fiery-necked Nightjar
Pennant-winged Nightjar
Common Swift
White-rumped Swift
Little Swift
African Palm Swift
Speckled Mousebird
Red-faced Mousebird
Narina Trogon
Pied Kingfisherf
Giant Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher
African Pygmy Kingfisher
Woodland Kingfisher

Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Grey-headed Kingfisher
European Bee-eater
Southern Carmine Bee-eater
Little Bee-eater
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
European Roller
Lilac-breasted Roller
African Hoopoe
Green Wood-hoopoe
Common Scimitarbill
Trumpeter Hornbill
African Grey Hornbill
Black-collared Barbet
Whyte's Barbet
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird
Crested Barbet
Greater Honeyguide
Lesser Honeyguide
Cardinal Woodpecker
Rufous-naped Lark
Red-capped Lark
Barn Swallow
White-throated Swallow
Wire-tailed Swallow
Pearl-breasted Swallow
Red-breasted Swallow
Greater Striped Swallow
Lesser Striped Swallow
Common House Martin
Grey-rumped Swallow 
Banded Martin
Eastern Saw-wing
Fork-tailed Drongo
Black-headed Oriole
Black Cuckoo-shrike
Fork-tailed Drongo
African Golden Oriole
Black-headed Oriole
Cape Crow
Pied Crow
Arrow-marked Babbler
Dark-capped Bulbul
Kurrichane Thrush
Groundscraper Thrush
Capped Wheatear
African Stonechat
White-browned Robin-chat
Thrush Nightingale
Common Whitethroat
River Warbler
Great Reed Warbler
African Reed Warbler
Marsh Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Lesser Swamp-warbler
Dark-capped Yellow Warbler
Little Rush-warbler
Broad-tailed Warbler
Willow Warbler
Bar-throated Apalis
Long-billed Crombec
Green-capped Eremomela
Zitting Cisticola
Desert Cisticola
Wing-snapping Cisticola
Pale-crowned Cisticola
Rattling Cisticola
Red-faced Cisticola
Levaillant's Cisticola
Croaking Cisticola
Tawny-flanked Prinia
Spotted Flycatcher
Southern Black Flycatcher
Chinspot Batis
African Paradise Flycatcher
African Pipit
Cape Longclaw
Yellow-throated Longclaw
Rosy-throated Longclaw
Lesser Grey Shrike
Common Fiscal Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
Tropical Boubou
Black-backed Puffback 
Brubru 
Black-crowned Tchagra
White-crested Helmetshrike
Violet-backed Starling
Greater Blue-eared Starling
Red-winged Starling
Copper Sunbird
Miombo Double-collared Sunbird
Variable Sunbird
White-bellied Sunbird
Scarlet-chested sunbird
Amythest Sunbird
African Yellow White-eye
House Sparrow
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
Yellow-throated Petronia
Thick-billed Weaver
Spectacled Weaver
Village Weaver
Southern Masked Weaver
Golden Weaver
Cuckoo Finch 
Red-billed Quelea
Southern Red Bishop
Yellow Bishop
White-winged Widowbird
Yellow-mantled Widowbird
Red-collared Widowbird
Green-winged Pytilia
Jameson's Firefinch
Red-billed Firefinch
Blue Waxbill
Common Waxbill
African Quailfinch
Orange-breasted Waxbill
Cut-throat Finch
Bronze Mannikin
Magpie Manniken
Pin-tailed Whydah
Village Indigobird
Yellow-fronted Canary
Black-throated Canary
Brimstone Canary
Streaky-headed Seedeater
Golden-breasted Bunting
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting


Fauna Recorded on Monavale Vlei

Mammals
Side-Striped Jackal  Canis adustus
Serval Felis serval
Cape Clawless Otter Aonyx capensis
Common Duiker Sylvicapra grimmia
Reedbuck Redunca arundinum
Bushpig Potamochoerus porcus
Scrub Hare Lepus saxatilis
Slender Mongoose Galerella sanguinea
Bats (various)

Rodents
Giant Gambian Rat Cricetomys gambianus
Greater Canerat Thryonomys swinderianus
Striped Mouse Rhabdomys pumilio
House Rat Rattus rattus
Common Molerat Cryptomys hottentotus
Various other unidentified spp


Reptiles
Python Python sebae
Brown House Snake Boaedon fuliginosus
Olive Grass Snake Psammophis sibilans
Egyptian Cobra Naja naje annulifera
Herald Snake Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia
Cape Wolf Snake Lycophidion capense
Purple-glossed Snake  Amblyodipsas polylepis
Angolan Green Water Snake Philothamnus angolensis
Three-striped Grass Snake Psammophylax tritaeniatus
Schlegelís Blind Snake Typhlops schlegelii
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Cape Skink Mabuya capensis
Cape Gecko
Flap-necked Chameleon Chamaeleonidae dilepis dilepis
Terrapin Pelusios sp
Leopard Tortoise Geochelone pardalis
Common Hinged Tortoise Kinixys belliana

Amphibian
Common River Frog Rana angolensis
Banded Rubber Frog Phrynomantis bifasciatus
Long-snouted Reed Frog Hyperolius nasutus
Guttural Toad Bufo guttyralis
Bullfrog Pyxicephalus adspersus
Puddle Frog Phrynobatrachus sp
Bubbling Cassina Cassina senegalensis
Various other unidentified spp

Fish
Barbel
Barbs Barbus Sp
Minnow
Catlets
Crustaceans
Crabs

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