The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

A Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd edition

Cover of A Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd edition

Author: OPM Prozesky

Illustrations: Dick Findlay

Number of pages: 350

Year published: 1974

Edition: 2nd

Published by: Collins

Hardcover

ISBN: 0 00 219192 x

The Wildebeest's Review of "A Field Guide to the Birds of SA"

The Wildebeest reviewing a book

This Wildebeest has a busy schedule but he will get round to reviewing this publication one day.

Some of the subjects in this publication

Common Ostrich - Page: 21
African Penguin - Page: 21
Great Crested Grebe - Page: 22
Little Grebe - Page: 23
Black-necked Grebe - Page: 23
Black-browed Albatross - Page: 24
Wandering Albatross - Page: 24
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross - Page: 25
White-chinned Petrel - Page: 26
Southern Giant-Petrel - Page: 26
Pintado Petrel - Page: 26
Great Shearwater - Page: 27
Antarctic Prion - Page: 27
Sooty Shearwater - Page: 28
Wilsons Storm-Petrel - Page: 28
European Storm-Petrel - Page: 28
Leachs Storm-Petrel - Page: 29
Pink-backed Pelican - Page: 30
Great White Pelican - Page: 30
Cape Gannet - Page: 31
White-breasted Cormorant - Page: 31
Reed Cormorant - Page: 34
Cape Cormorant - Page: 34
African Darter - Page: 35
Grey Heron - Page: 35
Goliath Heron - Page: 36
Black-headed Heron - Page: 36
Little Egret - Page: 37
Great Egret - Page: 37
Cattle Egret - Page: 38
Green-backed Heron - Page: 38
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Page: 38
Squacco Heron - Page: 39
Yellow-billed Egret - Page: 39
Purple Heron - Page: 39
Hamerkop - Page: 40
Marabou Stork - Page: 41
African Openbill - Page: 41
Saddle-billed Stork - Page: 42
Yellow-billed Stork - Page: 42
White Stork - Page: 43
Black Stork - Page: 43
Abdims Stork - Page: 43
African Sacred Ibis - Page: 44
Hadeda Ibis - Page: 45
Southern Bald Ibis - Page: 45
African Spoonbill - Page: 46
Glossy Ibis - Page: 46
Greater Flamingo - Page: 47
Lesser Flamingo - Page: 47
Spur-winged Goose - Page: 50
Comb Duck - Page: 51
Egyptian Goose - Page: 51
South African Shelduck - Page: 52
Cape Shoveler - Page: 52
Cape Teal - Page: 53
Yellow-billed Duck - Page: 53
Red-billed Teal - Page: 53
African Black Duck - Page: 54
Hottentot Teal - Page: 54
White-faced Duck - Page: 55
Southern Pochard - Page: 55
Maccoa Duck - Page: 56
Secretarybird - Page: 57
White-backed Vulture - Page: 58
Cape Vulture - Page: 58
Lappet-faced Vulture - Page: 59
White-headed Vulture - Page: 59
Lanner Falcon - Page: 60
Egyptian Vulture - Page: 60
African Hobby - Page: 61
Peregrine Falcon - Page: 61
Amur Falcon - Page: 62
Red-necked Falcon - Page: 62
Greater Kestrel - Page: 63
Dickinsons Kestrel - Page: 63
Lesser Kestrel - Page: 66
Rock Kestrel - Page: 66
Pygmy Falcon - Page: 67
Black Kite - Page: 68
Black-shouldered Kite - Page: 69
Verreauxs Eagle - Page: 70
Wahlbergs Eagle - Page: 70
Tawny Eagle - Page: 70
Martial Eagle - Page: 71
African Hawk-Eagle - Page: 71
African Crowned Eagle - Page: 72
Long-crested Eagle - Page: 72
Lizard Buzzard - Page: 73
Booted Eagle - Page: 73
Brown Snake-Eagle - Page: 73
Ayress Hawk-Eagle - Page: 73
Black-chested Snake-Eagle - Page: 74
African Fish-Eagle - Page: 74
Jackal Buzzard - Page: 75
Bateleur - Page: 75
Steppe Buzzard - Page: 76
Little Sparrowhawk - Page: 77
Black Sparrowhawk - Page: 77
African Goshawk - Page: 78
Gabar Goshawk - Page: 78
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk - Page: 79
Shikra - Page: 82
Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk - Page: 82
Dark Chanting Goshawk - Page: 82
African Marsh-Harrier - Page: 82
Ovambo Sparrowhawk - Page: 82
Black Harrier - Page: 83
Pallid Harrier - Page: 83
African Harrier-Hawk - Page: 84
Osprey - Page: 84
Coqui Francolin - Page: 85
Crested Francolin - Page: 86
Grey-winged Francolin - Page: 87
Red-winged Francolin - Page: 87
Natal Spurfowl - Page: 88
Red-billed Spurfowl - Page: 88
Cape Spurfowl - Page: 89
Shelleys Francolin - Page: 89
Orange River Francolin - Page: 89
Swainsons Spurfowl - Page: 89
Red-necked Spurfowl - Page: 90
Common Quail - Page: 91
Harlequin Quail - Page: 91
Helmeted Guineafowl - Page: 92
Crested Guineafowl - Page: 92
Hottentot Buttonquail - Page: 93
Kurrichane Buttonquail - Page: 93
Buff-spotted Flufftail - Page: 94
Black Crake - Page: 94
Common Moorhen - Page: 95
Allens Gallinule - Page: 95
Red-knobbed Coot - Page: 98
African Rail - Page: 98
Corn Crake - Page: 99
African Crake - Page: 99
African Purple Swamphen - Page: 99
Red-chested Flufftail - Page: 99
Baillons Crake - Page: 99
African Finfoot - Page: 100
Lesser Moorhen - Page: 100
Grey Crowned Crane - Page: 101
Wattled Crane - Page: 102
Blue Crane - Page: 102
Kori Bustard - Page: 103
Red-crested Korhaan - Page: 104
Karoo Korhaan - Page: 104
Black-bellied Bustard - Page: 105
Southern Black Korhaan - Page: 105
Ludwigs Bustard - Page: 106
Denhams Bustard - Page: 106
African Jacana - Page: 107
Blue Korhaan - Page: 107
White-bellied Korhaan - Page: 107
Lesser Jacana - Page: 108
Greater Painted-snipe - Page: 108
African Black Oystercatcher - Page: 109
Common Ringed Plover - Page: 110
White-fronted Plover - Page: 110
Kittlitzs Plover - Page: 111
Three-banded Plover - Page: 111
Crowned Lapwing - Page: 114
Black-winged Lapwing - Page: 115
Blacksmith Lapwing - Page: 115
African Wattled Lapwing - Page: 116
White-crowned Lapwing - Page: 116
Greater Sand Plover - Page: 117
Chestnut-banded Plover - Page: 117
Caspian Plover - Page: 117
Ruddy Turnstone - Page: 117
Senegal Lapwing - Page: 118
Grey Plover - Page: 118
African Snipe - Page: 119
Curlew Sandpiper - Page: 119
Ruff - Page: 120
Little Stint - Page: 120
Marsh Sandpiper - Page: 121
Common Sandpiper - Page: 121
Wood Sandpiper - Page: 122
Green Sandpiper - Page: 122
Eurasian Curlew - Page: 123
Pied Avocet - Page: 123
Black-winged Stilt - Page: 124
Sanderling - Page: 124
Terek Sandpiper - Page: 124
Common Whimbrel - Page: 125
Bar-tailed Godwit - Page: 125
Water Thick-knee - Page: 126
Spotted Thick-knee - Page: 126
Burchells Courser - Page: 127
Black-winged Pratincole - Page: 130
Double-banded Courser - Page: 130
Temmincks Courser - Page: 130
Bronze-winged Courser - Page: 131
Collared Pratincole - Page: 131
Three-banded Courser - Page: 131
Parasitic Jaeger - Page: 131
Subantarctic Skua - Page: 132
Grey-headed Gull - Page: 133
Kelp Gull - Page: 133
Caspian Tern - Page: 134
Common Tern - Page: 135
Sandwich Tern - Page: 135
Damara Tern - Page: 136
Swift Tern - Page: 136
Black Tern - Page: 137
Antarctic Tern - Page: 137
Arctic Tern - Page: 137
African Skimmer - Page: 138
Whiskered Tern - Page: 138
Little Tern - Page: 138
Namaqua Sandgrouse - Page: 139
Burchells Sandgrouse - Page: 140
Double-banded Sandgrouse - Page: 140
Yellow-throated Sandgrouse - Page: 140
Speckled Pigeon - Page: 141
Cape Turtle-Dove - Page: 142
Laughing Dove - Page: 142
Namaqua Dove - Page: 143
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove - Page: 143
Tambourine Dove - Page: 146
Lemon Dove - Page: 146
African Olive-Pigeon - Page: 146
African Mourning Dove - Page: 146
Red-eyed Dove - Page: 146
African Green-Pigeon - Page: 147
Cape Parrot - Page: 148
Meyers Parrot - Page: 148
Ruppells Parrot - Page: 149
Rosy-faced Lovebird - Page: 149
Brown-headed Parrot - Page: 149
Knysna Turaco - Page: 150
Purple-crested Turaco - Page: 150
Grey Go-away-bird - Page: 151
Great Spotted Cuckoo - Page: 152
Red-chested Cuckoo - Page: 152
Jacobin Cuckoo - Page: 153
African Emerald Cuckoo - Page: 153
Diderick Cuckoo - Page: 154
Burchells Coucal - Page: 154
Levaillants Cuckoo - Page: 155
Common Cuckoo - Page: 155
Black Cuckoo - Page: 155
Green Malkoha - Page: 156
Black Coucal - Page: 156
Klaass Cuckoo - Page: 156
Senegal Coucal - Page: 156
Barn Owl - Page: 157
Marsh Owl - Page: 157
African Wood-Owl - Page: 158
African Scops-Owl - Page: 158
African Grass-Owl - Page: 159
Pearl-spotted Owlet - Page: 159
Spotted Eagle-Owl - Page: 159
Southern White-faced Scops-Owl - Page: 162
Verreauxs Eagle-Owl - Page: 162
African Barred Owlet - Page: 162
Cape Eagle-Owl - Page: 162
Fiery-necked Nightjar - Page: 163
European Nightjar - Page: 163
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar - Page: 164
Freckled Nightjar - Page: 164
Square-tailed Nightjar - Page: 165
Pennant-winged Nightjar - Page: 165
African Black Swift - Page: 165
White-rumped Swift - Page: 166
Little Swift - Page: 166
Common Swift - Page: 167
African Palm-Swift - Page: 167
Horus Swift - Page: 167
Böhms Spinetail - Page: 167
Alpine Swift - Page: 168
Red-faced Mousebird - Page: 168
White-backed Mousebird - Page: 169
Speckled Mousebird - Page: 169
Pied Kingfisher - Page: 170
Narina Trogon - Page: 170
Woodland Kingfisher - Page: 171
Malachite Kingfisher - Page: 171
Giant Kingfisher - Page: 172
Brown-hooded Kingfisher - Page: 172
African Pygmy-Kingfisher - Page: 173
Striped Kingfisher - Page: 173
Half-collared Kingfisher - Page: 173
Southern Carmine Bee-eater - Page: 174
European Bee-eater - Page: 174
White-fronted Bee-eater - Page: 175
Little Bee-eater - Page: 175
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater - Page: 178
Lilac-breasted Roller - Page: 179
European Roller - Page: 179
Broad-billed Roller - Page: 180
Racket-tailed Roller - Page: 180
Purple Roller - Page: 180
Green Wood-Hoopoe - Page: 181
African Hoopoe - Page: 181
Common Scimitarbill - Page: 182
African Grey Hornbill - Page: 182
Red-billed Hornbill - Page: 183
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill - Page: 184
Crowned Hornbill - Page: 184
Trumpeter Hornbill - Page: 184
Southern Ground-Hornbill - Page: 185
Black-collared Barbet - Page: 185
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird - Page: 186
Acacia Pied Barbet - Page: 186
White-eared Barbet - Page: 187
Crested Barbet - Page: 187
Red-fronted Tinkerbird - Page: 187
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird - Page: 188
Greater Honeyguide - Page: 188
Brown-backed Honeybird - Page: 189
Lesser Honeyguide - Page: 189
Scaly-throated Honeyguide - Page: 189
Ground Woodpecker - Page: 190
Cardinal Woodpecker - Page: 191
Bearded Woodpecker - Page: 191
Knysna Woodpecker - Page: 194
Golden-tailed Woodpecker - Page: 194
Olive Woodpecker - Page: 194
Red-throated Wryneck - Page: 195
Rufous-naped Lark - Page: 196
Sabota Lark - Page: 196
Cape Clapper Lark - Page: 197
Spike-heeled Lark - Page: 197
Grey-backed Sparrowlark - Page: 198
Red-capped Lark - Page: 198
Monotonous Lark - Page: 199
Melodious Lark - Page: 199
Pink-billed Lark - Page: 199
Flappet Lark - Page: 200
Cape Long-billed Lark - Page: 200
Fawn-coloured Lark - Page: 200
Dusky Lark - Page: 200
Karoo Lark - Page: 200
Chestnut-backed Sparrowlark - Page: 201
Grays Lark - Page: 201
Starks Lark - Page: 201
Black-eared Sparrowlark - Page: 201
Barn Swallow - Page: 202
Red-breasted Swallow - Page: 203
White-throated Swallow - Page: 203
Greater Striped Swallow - Page: 204
South African Cliff-Swallow - Page: 204
Black Saw-wing - Page: 205
Brown-throated Martin - Page: 205
Rock Martin - Page: 205
Pearl-breasted Swallow - Page: 206
Lesser Striped Swallow - Page: 206
Grey-rumped Swallow - Page: 206
Wire-tailed Swallow - Page: 206
Banded Martin - Page: 207
Sand Martin - Page: 207
Black Cuckooshrike - Page: 207
Common House-Martin - Page: 207
White-breasted Cuckooshrike - Page: 210
Grey Cuckooshrike - Page: 210
Square-tailed Drongo - Page: 211
Fork-tailed Drongo - Page: 211
African Golden Oriole - Page: 212
Eurasian Golden Oriole - Page: 212
Black-headed Oriole - Page: 213
Cape Crow - Page: 214
Pied Crow - Page: 214
White-necked Raven - Page: 214
Grey Tit - Page: 215
Southern Black Tit - Page: 215
Cape Penduline-Tit - Page: 216
Grey Penduline-Tit - Page: 216
Arrow-marked Babbler - Page: 217
Southern Pied Babbler - Page: 217
Black-faced Babbler - Page: 218
White-rumped Babbler - Page: 218
Boulder Chat - Page: 218
Cape Rock-jumper - Page: 218
Cape Bulbul - Page: 219
African Red-eyed Bulbul - Page: 219
Dark-capped Bulbul - Page: 220
Terrestrial Brownbul - Page: 220
Sombre Greenbul - Page: 221
Yellow-streaked Greenbul - Page: 221
Yellow-bellied Greenbul - Page: 221
Olive Thrush - Page: 222
Kurrichane Thrush - Page: 223
Groundscraper Thrush - Page: 223
Spotted Ground-Thrush - Page: 223
Sentinel Rock-Thrush - Page: 226
Mountain Wheatear - Page: 226
Cape Rock-Thrush - Page: 226
Short-toed Rock-Thrush - Page: 226
Capped Wheatear - Page: 227
Buff-streaked Chat - Page: 228
Familiar Chat - Page: 228
Mocking Cliff-Chat - Page: 228
African Stonechat - Page: 229
Ant-eating Chat - Page: 229
Tractrac Chat - Page: 230
Arnots Chat - Page: 230
Sickle-winged Chat - Page: 230
Karoo Chat - Page: 230
Chorister Robin-Chat - Page: 231
White-browed Robin-Chat - Page: 231
Cape Robin-Chat - Page: 232
Kalahari Scrub-Robin - Page: 232
White-browed Scrub-Robin - Page: 233
Red-capped Robin-Chat - Page: 233
White-throated Robin-Chat - Page: 233
Brown Scrub-Robin - Page: 234
White-starred Robin - Page: 234
Karoo Scrub-Robin - Page: 234
Bearded Scrub-Robin - Page: 234
Garden Warbler - Page: 235
Willow Warbler - Page: 236
African Reed-Warbler - Page: 236
Yellow-bellied Eremomela - Page: 236
Cape Grassbird - Page: 237
Barred Wren-Warbler - Page: 237
Bar-throated Apalis - Page: 238
Yellow-breasted Apalis - Page: 238
Long-billed Crombec - Page: 238
Icterine Warbler - Page: 239
Grey-backed Camaroptera - Page: 239
Burnt-necked Eremomela - Page: 239
Green-capped Eremomela - Page: 239
Lesser Swamp-Warbler - Page: 242
Broad-tailed Warbler - Page: 242
Victorins Warbler - Page: 242
Great Reed-Warbler - Page: 242
Little Rush-Warbler - Page: 242
Green-backed Camaroptera - Page: 243
Karoo Eremomela - Page: 243
Cloud Cisticola - Page: 244
Zitting Cisticola - Page: 244
Neddicky - Page: 245
Rattling Cisticola - Page: 245
Croaking Cisticola - Page: 246
Levaillants Cisticola - Page: 246
Tinkling Cisticola - Page: 247
Wing-snapping Cisticola - Page: 247
Wailing Cisticola - Page: 247
Desert Cisticola - Page: 247
Grey-backed Cisticola - Page: 247
Lazy Cisticola - Page: 248
Red-faced Cisticola - Page: 248
Tawny-flanked Prinia - Page: 248
Black-chested Prinia - Page: 249
Karoo Prinia - Page: 249
Spotted Flycatcher - Page: 250
Rufous-eared Warbler - Page: 250
Namaqua Warbler - Page: 250
Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler - Page: 251
Marico Flycatcher - Page: 251
Fiscal Flycatcher - Page: 252
Cape Batis - Page: 252
Chinspot Batis - Page: 253
Fairy Flycatcher - Page: 253
Blue-mantled Crested-Flycatcher - Page: 254
African Paradise-Flycatcher - Page: 254
African Dusky Flycatcher - Page: 255
Grey Tit-Flycatcher - Page: 255
Ashy Flycatcher - Page: 255
Layards Tit-Babbler - Page: 255
Pale Flycatcher - Page: 258
Chat Flycatcher - Page: 258
Southern Black Flycatcher - Page: 258
Yellow-throated Woodland-Warbler - Page: 258
Dark-capped Yellow Warbler - Page: 258
Pririt Batis - Page: 259
Black-throated Wattle-eye - Page: 259
Cape Wagtail - Page: 260
African Pied Wagtail - Page: 260
African Pipit - Page: 261
Mountain Wagtail - Page: 261
Long-billed Pipit - Page: 262
Bushveld Pipit - Page: 262
Plain-backed Pipit - Page: 262
Buffy Pipit - Page: 262
Striped Pipit - Page: 263
Cape Longclaw - Page: 263
Yellow-breasted Pipit - Page: 263
African Rock Pipit - Page: 263
Yellow-throated Longclaw - Page: 264
Common Fiscal - Page: 265
Red-backed Shrike - Page: 265
Southern Boubou - Page: 266
Black-backed Puffback - Page: 267
Crimson-breasted Shrike - Page: 267
Black-crowned Tchagra - Page: 268
Orange-breasted Bush-Shrike - Page: 268
Gorgeous Bush-Shrike - Page: 269
Bokmakierie - Page: 269
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike - Page: 270
Magpie Shrike - Page: 270
Brubru - Page: 271
White-crested Helmet-Shrike - Page: 271
Southern Tchagra - Page: 274
Lesser Grey Shrike - Page: 274
Brown-crowned Tchagra - Page: 274
Olive Bush-Shrike - Page: 275
Southern White-crowned Shrike - Page: 275
White-tailed Shrike - Page: 275
Retzs Helmet-Shrike - Page: 275
Wattled Starling - Page: 276
Cape Glossy Starling - Page: 277
Violet-backed Starling - Page: 277
Red-winged Starling - Page: 278
Burchells Starling - Page: 278
Pied Starling - Page: 279
Common Myna - Page: 279
Common Starling - Page: 279
Pale-winged Starling - Page: 280
Black-bellied Starling - Page: 280
Mevess Starling - Page: 280
Greater Blue-eared Starling - Page: 280
Yellow-billed Oxpecker - Page: 281
Red-billed Oxpecker - Page: 281
Cape Sugarbird - Page: 282
Malachite Sunbird - Page: 283
Gurneys Sugarbird - Page: 283
Orange-breasted Sunbird - Page: 284
Southern Double-collared Sunbird - Page: 285
Marico Sunbird - Page: 285
White-bellied Sunbird - Page: 286
Olive Sunbird - Page: 286
Dusky Sunbird - Page: 286
Collared Sunbird - Page: 287
Scarlet-chested Sunbird - Page: 290
Amethyst Sunbird - Page: 290
Variable Sunbird - Page: 291
Grey Sunbird - Page: 291
Purple-banded Sunbird - Page: 291
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Page: 291
Cape White-eye - Page: 292
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver - Page: 293
African Yellow White-eye - Page: 293
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver - Page: 294
Sociable Weaver - Page: 294
House Sparrow - Page: 295
Cape Sparrow - Page: 296
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow - Page: 296
Great Sparrow - Page: 296
Dark-backed Weaver - Page: 297
Yellow-throated Petronia - Page: 297
Scaly-feathered Finch - Page: 297
Spectacled Weaver - Page: 298
Red-headed Weaver - Page: 298
Chestnut Weaver - Page: 299
Village Weaver - Page: 299
Cape Weaver - Page: 300
Thick-billed Weaver - Page: 301
Southern Masked-Weaver - Page: 301
Red-billed Quelea - Page: 302
Lesser Masked-Weaver - Page: 302
Southern Red Bishop - Page: 303
Golden Weaver - Page: 303
Yellow Bishop - Page: 306
Yellow-crowned Bishop - Page: 306
Red-collared Widowbird - Page: 307
White-winged Widowbird - Page: 310
Long-tailed Widowbird - Page: 310
Fan-tailed Widowbird - Page: 311
Red-headed Finch - Page: 311
Bronze Mannikin - Page: 312
Cut-throat Finch - Page: 312
Swee Waxbill - Page: 313
Green Twinspot - Page: 313
Green-winged Pytilia - Page: 313
African Firefinch - Page: 314
Orange-breasted Waxbill - Page: 315
Blue Waxbill - Page: 315
Violet-eared Waxbill - Page: 318
Common Waxbill - Page: 318
Black-faced Waxbill - Page: 318
African Quailfinch - Page: 319
Jamesons Firefinch - Page: 320
Magpie Mannikin - Page: 320
Red-backed Mannikin - Page: 320
Red-billed Firefinch - Page: 320
Pink-throated Twinspot - Page: 320
Pin-tailed Whydah - Page: 321
Grey Waxbill - Page: 321
Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah - Page: 322
Shaft-tailed Whydah - Page: 322
Dusky Indigobird - Page: 323
Cape Canary - Page: 324
Cape Siskin - Page: 324
Forest Canary - Page: 325
Black-throated Canary - Page: 326
Yellow-fronted Canary - Page: 326
Brimstone Canary - Page: 327
White-throated Canary - Page: 327
Yellow Canary - Page: 328
Streaky-headed Seedeater - Page: 328
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting - Page: 329
Black-headed Canary - Page: 329
Golden-breasted Bunting - Page: 330
Cape Bunting - Page: 330
Lark-like Bunting - Page: 331

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