The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Birds of the Transkei

Cover of Birds of the Transkei

Author: C.D. Quickelberge

Illustrations: Dr. P.A. Clancey

Number of pages: 134

Year published: 1989

Edition: 1st

Published by: Durban Natural History Museum

Softcover

ISBN: 0 620 13140 3

Some of the subjects in this publication

Black-necked Grebe - Page: 24
African Penguin - Page: 24
Great Crested Grebe - Page: 24
Rockhopper Penguin - Page: 24
Little Grebe - Page: 24
Wandering Albatross - Page: 25
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross - Page: 25
Black-browed Albatross - Page: 25
Shy Albatross - Page: 25
Antarctic Prion - Page: 26
Southern Giant-Petrel - Page: 26
Southern Fulmar - Page: 26
Great-winged Petrel - Page: 26
Soft-plumaged Petrel - Page: 26
Slender-billed Prion - Page: 27
Wilsons Storm-Petrel - Page: 27
Grey Petrel - Page: 27
Sooty Shearwater - Page: 27
Great White Pelican - Page: 27
White-chinned Petrel - Page: 27
European Storm-Petrel - Page: 27
White-breasted Cormorant - Page: 28
Pink-backed Pelican - Page: 28
Cape Gannet - Page: 28
Cape Cormorant - Page: 28
Reed Cormorant - Page: 28
Goliath Heron - Page: 29
Black-headed Heron - Page: 29
Grey Heron - Page: 29
Purple Heron - Page: 29
African Darter - Page: 29
Squacco Heron - Page: 30
Yellow-billed Egret - Page: 30
Little Egret - Page: 30
Great Egret - Page: 30
Cattle Egret - Page: 30
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Page: 31
Little Bittern - Page: 31
Green-backed Heron - Page: 31
Black Heron - Page: 31
White-backed Night-Heron - Page: 32
African Openbill - Page: 32
Hamerkop - Page: 32
Marabou Stork - Page: 32
Eurasian Bittern - Page: 32
White Stork - Page: 33
Woolly-necked Stork - Page: 33
Yellow-billed Stork - Page: 33
Abdims Stork - Page: 33
Black Stork - Page: 33
Hadeda Ibis - Page: 34
African Sacred Ibis - Page: 34
Southern Bald Ibis - Page: 34
Glossy Ibis - Page: 34
African Spoonbill - Page: 35
Greater Flamingo - Page: 35
Egyptian Goose - Page: 35
Spur-winged Goose - Page: 35
African Pygmy-Goose - Page: 36
African Black Duck - Page: 36
Cape Shoveler - Page: 36
Comb Duck - Page: 36
South African Shelduck - Page: 36
Cape Teal - Page: 37
Yellow-billed Duck - Page: 37
Hottentot Teal - Page: 37
Fulvous Duck - Page: 37
White-faced Duck - Page: 37
Red-billed Teal - Page: 37
White-backed Duck - Page: 38
Southern Pochard - Page: 38
Maccoa Duck - Page: 38
Cape Vulture - Page: 38
Secretarybird - Page: 38
Lappet-faced Vulture - Page: 39
Egyptian Vulture - Page: 39
Verreauxs Eagle - Page: 40
Black Kite - Page: 40
African Cuckoo Hawk - Page: 40
European Honey-Buzzard - Page: 40
Black-shouldered Kite - Page: 40
Martial Eagle - Page: 41
African Hawk-Eagle - Page: 41
Tawny Eagle - Page: 41
Long-crested Eagle - Page: 41
Booted Eagle - Page: 41
Black-chested Snake-Eagle - Page: 42
Brown Snake-Eagle - Page: 42
Bearded Vulture - Page: 42
African Fish-Eagle - Page: 42
African Crowned Eagle - Page: 42
Forest Buzzard - Page: 43
Jackal Buzzard - Page: 43
Steppe Buzzard - Page: 43
Bateleur - Page: 43
Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk - Page: 43
Little Sparrowhawk - Page: 43
African Goshawk - Page: 44
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk - Page: 44
Gabar Goshawk - Page: 44
Black Sparrowhawk - Page: 44
African Harrier-Hawk - Page: 45
African Marsh-Harrier - Page: 45
Osprey - Page: 45
Black Harrier - Page: 45
Pallid Harrier - Page: 45
Montagus Harrier - Page: 45
Eurasian Hobby - Page: 46
Peregrine Falcon - Page: 46
Lanner Falcon - Page: 46
Sooty Falcon - Page: 47
Amur Falcon - Page: 47
African Hobby - Page: 47
Red-footed Falcon - Page: 47
Greater Kestrel - Page: 48
Red-winged Francolin - Page: 48
Grey-winged Francolin - Page: 48
Lesser Kestrel - Page: 48
Common Quail - Page: 49
Natal Spurfowl - Page: 49
Black-rumped Buttonquail - Page: 49
Helmeted Guineafowl - Page: 49
Red-necked Spurfowl - Page: 49
Harlequin Quail - Page: 49
Kurrichane Buttonquail - Page: 50
African Crake - Page: 50
Corn Crake - Page: 50
African Rail - Page: 50
Baillons Crake - Page: 51
Red-chested Flufftail - Page: 51
White-winged Flufftail - Page: 51
Buff-spotted Flufftail - Page: 51
Black Crake - Page: 51
Striped Flufftail - Page: 51
Red-knobbed Coot - Page: 52
African Finfoot - Page: 52
African Purple Swamphen - Page: 52
Allens Gallinule - Page: 52
Common Moorhen - Page: 52
Ludwigs Bustard - Page: 53
Wattled Crane - Page: 53
Grey Crowned Crane - Page: 53
Blue Crane - Page: 53
Greater Painted-snipe - Page: 54
Lesser Jacana - Page: 54
African Jacana - Page: 54
Black-bellied Bustard - Page: 54
Denhams Bustard - Page: 54
White-fronted Plover - Page: 55
Common Ringed Plover - Page: 55
Chestnut-banded Plover - Page: 55
African Black Oystercatcher - Page: 55
Eurasian Oystercatcher - Page: 55
Ruddy Turnstone - Page: 55
Three-banded Plover - Page: 56
Kittlitzs Plover - Page: 56
Grey Plover - Page: 56
Caspian Plover - Page: 56
Crowned Lapwing - Page: 56
Black-winged Lapwing - Page: 56
Blacksmith Lapwing - Page: 57
Great Snipe - Page: 57
Red Knot - Page: 57
African Snipe - Page: 57
Curlew Sandpiper - Page: 57
Little Stint - Page: 57
Ruff - Page: 58
Terek Sandpiper - Page: 58
Marsh Sandpiper - Page: 58
Wood Sandpiper - Page: 58
Common Greenshank - Page: 58
Sanderling - Page: 58
Common Sandpiper - Page: 58
Common Whimbrel - Page: 59
Eurasian Curlew - Page: 59
Bar-tailed Godwit - Page: 59
Temmincks Courser - Page: 60
Water Thick-knee - Page: 60
Spotted Thick-knee - Page: 60
Bronze-winged Courser - Page: 60
Black-winged Stilt - Page: 60
Burchells Courser - Page: 60
Grey-headed Gull - Page: 61
Kelp Gull - Page: 61
Black-winged Pratincole - Page: 61
Parasitic Jaeger - Page: 61
Subantarctic Skua - Page: 61
Arctic Tern - Page: 62
Sandwich Tern - Page: 62
Caspian Tern - Page: 62
Common Tern - Page: 62
Sooty Tern - Page: 62
Lesser Crested Tern - Page: 62
Namaqua Sandgrouse - Page: 63
White-winged Tern - Page: 63
Swift Tern - Page: 63
Little Tern - Page: 63
Whiskered Tern - Page: 63
African Olive-Pigeon - Page: 64
Cape Turtle-Dove - Page: 64
Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon - Page: 64
Speckled Pigeon - Page: 64
Red-eyed Dove - Page: 64
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove - Page: 65
Lemon Dove - Page: 65
Tambourine Dove - Page: 65
Laughing Dove - Page: 65
African Green-Pigeon - Page: 65
Namaqua Dove - Page: 65
Cape Parrot - Page: 66
Knysna Turaco - Page: 66
Common Cuckoo - Page: 66
Purple-crested Turaco - Page: 66
African Emerald Cuckoo - Page: 67
Jacobin Cuckoo - Page: 67
Klaass Cuckoo - Page: 67
Red-chested Cuckoo - Page: 67
Black Cuckoo - Page: 67
Great Spotted Cuckoo - Page: 67
Burchells Coucal - Page: 68
Green Malkoha - Page: 68
Barn Owl - Page: 68
Diderick Cuckoo - Page: 68
African Wood-Owl - Page: 69
African Grass-Owl - Page: 69
Pearl-spotted Owlet - Page: 69
Marsh Owl - Page: 69
African Scops-Owl - Page: 69
Verreauxs Eagle-Owl - Page: 70
Pels Fishing-Owl - Page: 70
African Barred Owlet - Page: 70
Cape Eagle-Owl - Page: 70
Spotted Eagle-Owl - Page: 70
Freckled Nightjar - Page: 71
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar - Page: 71
European Nightjar - Page: 71
Fiery-necked Nightjar - Page: 71
Pennant-winged Nightjar - Page: 72
African Black Swift - Page: 72
White-rumped Swift - Page: 72
Swamp Nightjar - Page: 72
Horus Swift - Page: 72
Common Swift - Page: 72
Little Swift - Page: 73
Alpine Swift - Page: 73
Narina Trogon - Page: 74
Red-faced Mousebird - Page: 74
Speckled Mousebird - Page: 74
Malachite Kingfisher - Page: 75
Half-collared Kingfisher - Page: 75
African Pygmy-Kingfisher - Page: 75
Giant Kingfisher - Page: 75
Pied Kingfisher - Page: 75
Woodland Kingfisher - Page: 76
Mangrove Kingfisher - Page: 76
European Bee-eater - Page: 76
Little Bee-eater - Page: 76
Brown-hooded Kingfisher - Page: 76
African Hoopoe - Page: 77
Lilac-breasted Roller - Page: 77
Green Wood-Hoopoe - Page: 77
European Roller - Page: 77
Southern Carmine Bee-eater - Page: 77
Trumpeter Hornbill - Page: 78
Crowned Hornbill - Page: 78
Southern Ground-Hornbill - Page: 78
Scaly-throated Honeyguide - Page: 79
Red-fronted Tinkerbird - Page: 79
Acacia Pied Barbet - Page: 79
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird - Page: 79
Black-collared Barbet - Page: 79
Greater Honeyguide - Page: 79
Ground Woodpecker - Page: 80
Lesser Honeyguide - Page: 80
Brown-backed Honeybird - Page: 80
Knysna Woodpecker - Page: 80
Bearded Woodpecker - Page: 81
Olive Woodpecker - Page: 81
Cardinal Woodpecker - Page: 81
Melodious Lark - Page: 82
Rudds Lark - Page: 82
Rufous-naped Lark - Page: 82
Red-throated Wryneck - Page: 82
Barn Swallow - Page: 83
Cape Long-billed Lark - Page: 83
Grey-backed Sparrowlark - Page: 83
Spike-heeled Lark - Page: 83
Red-capped Lark - Page: 83
Pearl-breasted Swallow - Page: 84
White-throated Swallow - Page: 84
South African Cliff-Swallow - Page: 84
Grey-rumped Swallow - Page: 84
Greater Striped Swallow - Page: 84
Lesser Striped Swallow - Page: 84
Rock Martin - Page: 85
Black Cuckooshrike - Page: 85
Black Saw-wing - Page: 85
Banded Martin - Page: 85
Brown-throated Martin - Page: 85
Grey Cuckooshrike - Page: 86
Eurasian Golden Oriole - Page: 86
Fork-tailed Drongo - Page: 86
Square-tailed Drongo - Page: 86
White-necked Raven - Page: 87
Cape Crow - Page: 87
Black-headed Oriole - Page: 87
Pied Crow - Page: 87
Southern Black Tit - Page: 88
Drakensberg Rock-jumper - Page: 88
Bush Blackcap - Page: 88
African Red-eyed Bulbul - Page: 89
Yellow-streaked Greenbul - Page: 89
Terrestrial Brownbul - Page: 89
Dark-capped Bulbul - Page: 89
Sombre Greenbul - Page: 89
Olive Thrush - Page: 90
Spotted Ground-Thrush - Page: 90
Orange Ground-Thrush - Page: 90
Mountain Wheatear - Page: 91
Capped Wheatear - Page: 91
Buff-streaked Chat - Page: 91
Cape Rock-Thrush - Page: 91
Sentinel Rock-Thrush - Page: 91
Mocking Cliff-Chat - Page: 92
Ant-eating Chat - Page: 92
Familiar Chat - Page: 92
African Stonechat - Page: 93
Chorister Robin-Chat - Page: 93
Whinchat - Page: 93
Red-capped Robin-Chat - Page: 93
Brown Scrub-Robin - Page: 94
Karoo Scrub-Robin - Page: 94
White-browed Scrub-Robin - Page: 94
Cape Robin-Chat - Page: 94
White-starred Robin - Page: 94
Willow Warbler - Page: 95
Garden Warbler - Page: 95
River Warbler - Page: 95
Great Reed-Warbler - Page: 95
Yellow-throated Woodland-Warbler - Page: 95
African Reed-Warbler - Page: 96
Marsh Warbler - Page: 96
Lesser Swamp-Warbler - Page: 96
Broad-tailed Warbler - Page: 97
Cape Grassbird - Page: 97
Little Rush-Warbler - Page: 97
Knysna Warbler - Page: 97
Barratts Warbler - Page: 97
Green-backed Camaroptera - Page: 98
Long-billed Crombec - Page: 98
Bar-throated Apalis - Page: 98
Yellow-breasted Apalis - Page: 98
Wing-snapping Cisticola - Page: 99
Pale-crowned Cisticola - Page: 99
Desert Cisticola - Page: 99
Neddicky - Page: 99
Zitting Cisticola - Page: 99
Wailing Cisticola - Page: 100
Croaking Cisticola - Page: 100
Levaillants Cisticola - Page: 100
Lazy Cisticola - Page: 100
Grey-backed Cisticola - Page: 100
Spotted Flycatcher - Page: 101
Karoo Prinia - Page: 101
Tawny-flanked Prinia - Page: 101
African Dusky Flycatcher - Page: 101
Layards Tit-Babbler - Page: 102
Ashy Flycatcher - Page: 102
Southern Black Flycatcher - Page: 102
Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler - Page: 102
Fairy Flycatcher - Page: 103
Fiscal Flycatcher - Page: 103
Chinspot Batis - Page: 103
Dark-capped Yellow Warbler - Page: 103
Cape Batis - Page: 103
Blue-mantled Crested-Flycatcher - Page: 104
African Paradise-Flycatcher - Page: 104
Yellow Wagtail - Page: 105
African Pied Wagtail - Page: 105
Cape Wagtail - Page: 105
African Pipit - Page: 105
Mountain Wagtail - Page: 105
Striped Pipit - Page: 106
Plain-backed Pipit - Page: 106
Long-billed Pipit - Page: 106
Buffy Pipit - Page: 106
African Rock Pipit - Page: 106
Yellow-breasted Pipit - Page: 106
Yellow-throated Longclaw - Page: 107
Cape Longclaw - Page: 107
Common Fiscal - Page: 107
Red-backed Shrike - Page: 107
Olive Bush-Shrike - Page: 108
Southern Boubou - Page: 108
Southern Tchagra - Page: 108
Black-crowned Tchagra - Page: 108
Black-backed Puffback - Page: 108
Bokmakierie - Page: 109
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike - Page: 109
Orange-breasted Bush-Shrike - Page: 109
Common Myna - Page: 110
Common Starling - Page: 110
Wattled Starling - Page: 110
Black-bellied Starling - Page: 111
Red-winged Starling - Page: 111
Violet-backed Starling - Page: 111
Pied Starling - Page: 111
Cape Glossy Starling - Page: 111
Red-billed Oxpecker - Page: 111
Southern Double-collared Sunbird - Page: 112
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Page: 112
Malachite Sunbird - Page: 112
Gurneys Sugarbird - Page: 112
Collared Sunbird - Page: 113
Olive Sunbird - Page: 113
Amethyst Sunbird - Page: 113
Grey Sunbird - Page: 113
Cape White-eye - Page: 113
House Sparrow - Page: 114
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow - Page: 114
Cape Sparrow - Page: 114
Dark-backed Weaver - Page: 115
Spectacled Weaver - Page: 115
Village Weaver - Page: 115
Yellow-throated Petronia - Page: 115
Cape Weaver - Page: 115
Red-headed Quelea - Page: 116
Southern Masked-Weaver - Page: 116
Red-billed Quelea - Page: 116
Thick-billed Weaver - Page: 116
Southern Red Bishop - Page: 116
Yellow Weaver - Page: 116
Yellow-crowned Bishop - Page: 117
Red-headed Finch - Page: 117
Red-collared Widowbird - Page: 117
Long-tailed Widowbird - Page: 117
Fan-tailed Widowbird - Page: 117
Yellow Bishop - Page: 117
Red-backed Mannikin - Page: 118
Bronze Mannikin - Page: 118
African Firefinch - Page: 118
Common Waxbill - Page: 118
Green Twinspot - Page: 118
Swee Waxbill - Page: 118
Blue Waxbill - Page: 119
African Quailfinch - Page: 119
Dusky Indigobird - Page: 119
Pin-tailed Whydah - Page: 119
Orange-breasted Waxbill - Page: 119
Cape Canary - Page: 120
Yellow-fronted Canary - Page: 120
Cuckoo Finch - Page: 120
Drakensberg Siskin - Page: 120
Forest Canary - Page: 120
Brimstone Canary - Page: 121
Black-headed Canary - Page: 121
Cape Bunting - Page: 121
White-throated Canary - Page: 121
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting - Page: 121
Streaky-headed Seedeater - Page: 121
Golden-breasted Bunting - Page: 122

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