The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

A First Guide to South African Birds - 7th edition

Cover of A First Guide to South African Birds

Author: Leonard Gill

Number of pages: 227

Year published: 1971

Edition: 7th

Published by: Maskew Miller

Hardcover

ISBN: 0 623 00596 4

Some of the subjects in this publication

Cape Bunting - Page: 18
Golden-breasted Bunting - Page: 18
Cape Canary - Page: 19
Lark-like Bunting - Page: 19
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting - Page: 19
Black-headed Canary - Page: 19
Forest Canary - Page: 19
White-throated Canary - Page: 20
Yellow-fronted Canary - Page: 20
Black-throated Canary - Page: 20
Brimstone Canary - Page: 20
Yellow Canary - Page: 20
Cape Siskin - Page: 21
Protea Seedeater - Page: 21
Common Chaffinch - Page: 21
Streaky-headed Seedeater - Page: 21
Cape Sparrow - Page: 22
Great Sparrow - Page: 22
Yellow-throated Petronia - Page: 22
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow - Page: 22
Southern Brown-throated Weaver - Page: 23
Sociable Weaver - Page: 23
Scaly-feathered Finch - Page: 24
Southern Masked-Weaver - Page: 24
Dark-backed Weaver - Page: 24
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver - Page: 24
Cape Weaver - Page: 25
Lesser Masked-Weaver - Page: 25
Village Weaver - Page: 25
Spectacled Weaver - Page: 25
Long-tailed Widowbird - Page: 28
Red-collared Widowbird - Page: 28
White-winged Widowbird - Page: 28
Fan-tailed Widowbird - Page: 28
Red-backed Mannikin - Page: 29
Magpie Mannikin - Page: 29
Bronze Mannikin - Page: 29
Red-headed Finch - Page: 29
Green-winged Pytilia - Page: 30
African Firefinch - Page: 30
Orange-winged Pytilia - Page: 30
African Quailfinch - Page: 30
Red-billed Firefinch - Page: 30
Cut-throat Finch - Page: 30
Swee Waxbill - Page: 31
Orange-breasted Waxbill - Page: 31
Common Waxbill - Page: 31
Blue Waxbill - Page: 31
Black-faced Waxbill - Page: 31
Village Indigobird - Page: 34
Pin-tailed Whydah - Page: 34
Shaft-tailed Whydah - Page: 34
Violet-eared Waxbill - Page: 34
Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah - Page: 35
Cuckoo Finch - Page: 35
Orange-breasted Sunbird - Page: 36
Malachite Sunbird - Page: 36
Marico Sunbird - Page: 36
Scarlet-chested Sunbird - Page: 37
White-bellied Sunbird - Page: 37
Greater Double-collared Sunbird - Page: 37
Amethyst Sunbird - Page: 37
Cape Sugarbird - Page: 38
Collared Sunbird - Page: 38
Dusky Sunbird - Page: 38
Olive Sunbird - Page: 38
Grey Sunbird - Page: 38
Orange River White-eye - Page: 39
Cape White-eye - Page: 39
Grey Tit - Page: 40
Cape Penduline-Tit - Page: 40
Southern Black Tit - Page: 40
African Yellow White-eye - Page: 40
Pied Crow - Page: 41
Cape Crow - Page: 41
White-necked Raven - Page: 41
Red-billed Oxpecker - Page: 42
Common Starling - Page: 42
Pale-winged Starling - Page: 43
Red-winged Starling - Page: 43
Pied Starling - Page: 43
Wattled Starling - Page: 43
Violet-backed Starling - Page: 44
Burchells Starling - Page: 44
Cape Glossy Starling - Page: 44
Black-headed Oriole - Page: 45
African Golden Oriole - Page: 45
Eurasian Golden Oriole - Page: 45
Red-backed Shrike - Page: 46
Common Fiscal - Page: 46
Lesser Grey Shrike - Page: 46
Crimson-breasted Shrike - Page: 46
Southern Boubou - Page: 47
Black-backed Puffback - Page: 47
Magpie Shrike - Page: 47
Southern Tchagra - Page: 48
Black-crowned Tchagra - Page: 48
Brown-crowned Tchagra - Page: 48
Black-fronted Bush-Shrike - Page: 49
Bokmakierie - Page: 49
Orange-breasted Bush-Shrike - Page: 49
Gorgeous Bush-Shrike - Page: 49
Olive Bush-Shrike - Page: 49
Southern White-crowned Shrike - Page: 50
Eastern Nicator - Page: 50
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike - Page: 50
Brubru - Page: 50
Retzs Helmet-Shrike - Page: 51
White-crested Helmet-Shrike - Page: 51
Grey Cuckooshrike - Page: 51
Black Cuckooshrike - Page: 52
Fork-tailed Drongo - Page: 52
Square-tailed Drongo - Page: 52
White-breasted Cuckooshrike - Page: 52
African Dusky Flycatcher - Page: 53
Spotted Flycatcher - Page: 53
Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler - Page: 54
Grey Tit-Flycatcher - Page: 54
Layards Tit-Babbler - Page: 54
Ashy Flycatcher - Page: 54
Southern Black Flycatcher - Page: 54
Cape Batis - Page: 55
Fiscal Flycatcher - Page: 55
Chat Flycatcher - Page: 55
Marico Flycatcher - Page: 55
Pale Flycatcher - Page: 55
Woodwards Batis - Page: 56
Blue-mantled Crested-Flycatcher - Page: 56
African Paradise-Flycatcher - Page: 56
Pririt Batis - Page: 56
Chinspot Batis - Page: 56
Black-throated Wattle-eye - Page: 57
Dark-capped Yellow Warbler - Page: 57
Garden Warbler - Page: 58
Little Rush-Warbler - Page: 58
Knysna Warbler - Page: 58
Lesser Swamp-Warbler - Page: 58
Broad-tailed Warbler - Page: 59
African Reed-Warbler - Page: 59
Karoo Prinia - Page: 59
Rufous-eared Warbler - Page: 59
Cape Grassbird - Page: 60
Barred Wren-Warbler - Page: 60
Levaillants Cisticola - Page: 61
Red-faced Crombec - Page: 61
Cloud Cisticola - Page: 61
Burnt-necked Eremomela - Page: 62
Green-capped Eremomela - Page: 62
Willow Warbler - Page: 62
Yellow-bellied Eremomela - Page: 62
Yellow-throated Woodland-Warbler - Page: 62
Cape Robin-Chat - Page: 63
Bar-throated Apalis - Page: 63
Green-backed Camaroptera - Page: 63
Red-capped Robin-Chat - Page: 66
White-starred Robin - Page: 66
White-browed Robin-Chat - Page: 66
White-throated Robin-Chat - Page: 66
Chorister Robin-Chat - Page: 66
Bush Blackcap - Page: 67
Kalahari Scrub-Robin - Page: 67
White-browed Scrub-Robin - Page: 67
Karoo Scrub-Robin - Page: 67
Brown Scrub-Robin - Page: 67
Familiar Chat - Page: 68
Capped Wheatear - Page: 68
Mountain Wheatear - Page: 68
African Stonechat - Page: 69
Tractrac Chat - Page: 69
Sickle-winged Chat - Page: 69
Ant-eating Chat - Page: 69
Cape Rock-Thrush - Page: 70
Mocking Cliff-Chat - Page: 70
Karoo Chat - Page: 70
Arnots Chat - Page: 70
Orange Ground-Thrush - Page: 71
Olive Thrush - Page: 71
Kurrichane Thrush - Page: 71
Short-toed Rock-Thrush - Page: 71
African Red-eyed Bulbul - Page: 72
Groundscraper Thrush - Page: 72
Dark-capped Bulbul - Page: 72
Spotted Ground-Thrush - Page: 72
Cape Bulbul - Page: 72
Yellow-streaked Greenbul - Page: 73
Terrestrial Brownbul - Page: 73
Arrow-marked Babbler - Page: 73
Sombre Greenbul - Page: 73
Yellow-bellied Greenbul - Page: 73
Southern Pied Babbler - Page: 74
Drakensberg Rock-jumper - Page: 74
Cape Rock-jumper - Page: 74
Cape Clapper Lark - Page: 75
Sabota Lark - Page: 75
Karoo Lark - Page: 76
Agulhas Long-billed Lark - Page: 76
Large-billed Lark - Page: 76
Cape Long-billed Lark - Page: 76
Grey-backed Sparrowlark - Page: 76
Chestnut-backed Sparrowlark - Page: 77
Short-tailed Pipit - Page: 78
Cape Longclaw - Page: 78
Long-billed Pipit - Page: 78
Yellow-breasted Pipit - Page: 78
Striped Pipit - Page: 78
African Rock Pipit - Page: 78
Bushveld Pipit - Page: 78
Rosy-throated Longclaw - Page: 79
Yellow-throated Longclaw - Page: 79
Cape Wagtail - Page: 79
African Pied Wagtail - Page: 79
Sand Martin - Page: 82
Brown-throated Martin - Page: 82
Mountain Wagtail - Page: 82
Yellow Wagtail - Page: 82
South African Cliff-Swallow - Page: 83
Banded Martin - Page: 83
Rock Martin - Page: 83
Barn Swallow - Page: 83
Pearl-breasted Swallow - Page: 84
Greater Striped Swallow - Page: 84
Wire-tailed Swallow - Page: 84
White-throated Swallow - Page: 84
Grey-rumped Swallow - Page: 85
Blue Swallow - Page: 85
Lesser Striped Swallow - Page: 85
Black Saw-wing - Page: 85
African Broadbill - Page: 85
Red-breasted Swallow - Page: 85
Alpine Swift - Page: 86
African Black Swift - Page: 87
Little Swift - Page: 87
White-rumped Swift - Page: 87
Horus Swift - Page: 87
African Palm-Swift - Page: 88
European Nightjar - Page: 88
Swamp Nightjar - Page: 89
Square-tailed Nightjar - Page: 89
Fiery-necked Nightjar - Page: 89
Freckled Nightjar - Page: 89
Pennant-winged Nightjar - Page: 89
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar - Page: 89
Olive Woodpecker - Page: 90
Bennetts Woodpecker - Page: 90
Cardinal Woodpecker - Page: 90
Ground Woodpecker - Page: 91
Red-throated Wryneck - Page: 91
Knysna Woodpecker - Page: 91
Bearded Woodpecker - Page: 91
Greater Honeyguide - Page: 92
Brown-backed Honeybird - Page: 93
Black-collared Barbet - Page: 93
Acacia Pied Barbet - Page: 93
Lesser Honeyguide - Page: 93
Green Barbet (Woodwards) - Page: 94
White-eared Barbet - Page: 94
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird - Page: 94
Red-fronted Tinkerbird - Page: 94
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird - Page: 94
Crested Barbet - Page: 94
Speckled Mousebird - Page: 95
White-backed Mousebird - Page: 95
Red-faced Mousebird - Page: 95
Pied Kingfisher - Page: 98
Giant Kingfisher - Page: 98
Half-collared Kingfisher - Page: 98
Malachite Kingfisher - Page: 98
Striped Kingfisher - Page: 99
Brown-hooded Kingfisher - Page: 99
Woodland Kingfisher - Page: 99
Mangrove Kingfisher - Page: 99
African Pygmy-Kingfisher - Page: 99
Little Bee-eater - Page: 100
Southern Carmine Bee-eater - Page: 100
European Bee-eater - Page: 100
White-fronted Bee-eater - Page: 100
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater - Page: 101
Lilac-breasted Roller - Page: 101
European Roller - Page: 101
Green Wood-Hoopoe - Page: 102
Purple Roller - Page: 102
Broad-billed Roller - Page: 102
African Hoopoe - Page: 102
Narina Trogon - Page: 103
Common Scimitarbill - Page: 103
Red-billed Hornbill - Page: 104
Crowned Hornbill - Page: 104
African Grey Hornbill - Page: 104
Trumpeter Hornbill - Page: 105
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill - Page: 105
Southern Ground-Hornbill - Page: 105
Rosy-faced Lovebird - Page: 106
Brown-headed Parrot - Page: 106
Cape Parrot - Page: 106
Meyers Parrot - Page: 106
Common Cuckoo - Page: 107
African Cuckoo - Page: 107
Black Cuckoo - Page: 108
Great Spotted Cuckoo - Page: 108
Red-chested Cuckoo - Page: 108
African Emerald Cuckoo - Page: 109
Jacobin Cuckoo - Page: 109
Levaillants Cuckoo - Page: 109
Diderick Cuckoo - Page: 109
Klaass Cuckoo - Page: 110
Burchells Coucal - Page: 110
Knysna Turaco - Page: 111
Green Malkoha - Page: 111
Purple-crested Turaco - Page: 111
Grey Go-away-bird - Page: 114
African Green-Pigeon - Page: 114
Speckled Pigeon - Page: 114
Laughing Dove - Page: 115
Red-eyed Dove - Page: 115
African Olive-Pigeon - Page: 115
Cape Turtle-Dove - Page: 115
African Mourning Dove - Page: 115
Namaqua Dove - Page: 116
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove - Page: 116
Tambourine Dove - Page: 116
Lemon Dove - Page: 116
Namaqua Sandgrouse - Page: 117
Double-banded Sandgrouse - Page: 117
Yellow-throated Sandgrouse - Page: 118
Burchells Sandgrouse - Page: 118
African Grass-Owl - Page: 119
Barn Owl - Page: 119
Marsh Owl - Page: 119
Pearl-spotted Owlet - Page: 120
African Wood-Owl - Page: 120
African Scops-Owl - Page: 120
Southern White-faced Scops-Owl - Page: 120
Spotted Eagle-Owl - Page: 121
Verreauxs Eagle-Owl - Page: 121
Cape Eagle-Owl - Page: 121
African Barred Owlet - Page: 121
Pels Fishing-Owl - Page: 122
Osprey - Page: 123
Eurasian Hobby - Page: 124
African Hobby - Page: 124
Peregrine Falcon - Page: 124
Lanner Falcon - Page: 124
Rock Kestrel - Page: 125
Lesser Kestrel - Page: 125
Amur Falcon - Page: 125
Greater Kestrel - Page: 125
African Cuckoo Hawk - Page: 126
Black Kite - Page: 126
Black-shouldered Kite - Page: 126
Pygmy Falcon - Page: 126
Bateleur - Page: 127
African Fish-Eagle - Page: 127
Black-chested Snake-Eagle - Page: 127
African Crowned Eagle - Page: 130
Lizard Buzzard - Page: 130
Brown Snake-Eagle - Page: 130
Long-crested Eagle - Page: 130
Southern Banded Snake-Eagle - Page: 130
African Hawk-Eagle - Page: 131
Booted Eagle - Page: 131
Martial Eagle - Page: 131
Verreauxs Eagle - Page: 132
Ayress Hawk-Eagle - Page: 132
Wahlbergs Eagle - Page: 132
Bearded Vulture - Page: 132
Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk - Page: 133
Steppe Buzzard - Page: 133
Jackal Buzzard - Page: 133
Gabar Goshawk - Page: 134
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk - Page: 134
Black Sparrowhawk - Page: 134
Little Sparrowhawk - Page: 134
Shikra - Page: 134
Montagus Harrier - Page: 135
Pallid Harrier - Page: 135
African Marsh-Harrier - Page: 135
Black Harrier - Page: 135
African Harrier-Hawk - Page: 136
Secretarybird - Page: 136
White-backed Vulture - Page: 137
Cape Vulture - Page: 137
Lappet-faced Vulture - Page: 137
Egyptian Vulture - Page: 138
White-headed Vulture - Page: 138
Hooded Vulture - Page: 138
White-fronted Plover - Page: 140
Common Ringed Plover - Page: 140
Caspian Plover - Page: 141
Chestnut-banded Plover - Page: 141
Kittlitzs Plover - Page: 141
Three-banded Plover - Page: 141
Kentish Plover - Page: 141
Crowned Lapwing - Page: 142
Senegal Lapwing - Page: 142
Grey Plover - Page: 142
Black-winged Lapwing - Page: 142
Blacksmith Lapwing - Page: 142
African Black Oystercatcher - Page: 143
Eurasian Oystercatcher - Page: 143
African Wattled Lapwing - Page: 143
Ruddy Turnstone - Page: 143
Black-winged Stilt - Page: 146
African Snipe - Page: 146
Pied Avocet - Page: 146
Curlew Sandpiper - Page: 147
Great Snipe - Page: 147
Greater Painted-snipe - Page: 147
Little Stint - Page: 148
Sanderling - Page: 148
Ruff - Page: 148
Marsh Sandpiper - Page: 149
Common Sandpiper - Page: 149
Wood Sandpiper - Page: 149
Common Greenshank - Page: 149
Common Whimbrel - Page: 150
Red Phalarope - Page: 150
Green Sandpiper - Page: 150
Spotted Redshank - Page: 150
Bar-tailed Godwit - Page: 150
Terek Sandpiper - Page: 150
Eurasian Curlew - Page: 150
Bronze-winged Courser - Page: 151
Double-banded Courser - Page: 151
Black-winged Pratincole - Page: 151
Burchells Courser - Page: 151
Temmincks Courser - Page: 151
Lesser Jacana - Page: 153
African Jacana - Page: 153
Water Thick-knee - Page: 154
Spotted Thick-knee - Page: 154
Kori Bustard - Page: 154
Karoo Korhaan - Page: 155
White-bellied Korhaan - Page: 155
Blue Korhaan - Page: 155
Red-crested Korhaan - Page: 156
Southern Black Korhaan - Page: 156
Grey-winged Francolin - Page: 157
Coqui Francolin - Page: 157
Crested Francolin - Page: 157
Shelleys Francolin - Page: 158
Red-winged Francolin - Page: 158
Orange River Francolin - Page: 158
Natal Spurfowl - Page: 158
Cape Spurfowl - Page: 158
Red-necked Spurfowl - Page: 159
Swainsons Spurfowl - Page: 159
Harlequin Quail - Page: 159
Common Quail - Page: 159
Helmeted Guineafowl - Page: 160
Crested Guineafowl - Page: 161
Hottentot Buttonquail - Page: 161
Kurrichane Buttonquail - Page: 161
African Rail - Page: 162
Black Crake - Page: 162
Red-chested Flufftail - Page: 163
Buff-spotted Flufftail - Page: 163
Striped Flufftail - Page: 163
Baillons Crake - Page: 163
Common Moorhen - Page: 164
African Purple Swamphen - Page: 164
African Finfoot - Page: 164
Red-knobbed Coot - Page: 164
Hadeda Ibis - Page: 165
African Sacred Ibis - Page: 165
African Spoonbill - Page: 166
Glossy Ibis - Page: 166
Southern Bald Ibis - Page: 166
Spur-winged Goose - Page: 167
African Pygmy-Goose - Page: 167
Comb Duck - Page: 167
White-faced Duck - Page: 167
South African Shelduck - Page: 168
Fulvous Duck - Page: 168
Egyptian Goose - Page: 168
Yellow-billed Duck - Page: 168
Hottentot Teal - Page: 169
Cape Teal - Page: 169
Red-billed Teal - Page: 169
African Black Duck - Page: 169
Cape Shoveler - Page: 169
Southern Pochard - Page: 170
Maccoa Duck - Page: 170
White-backed Duck - Page: 170
Black-headed Heron - Page: 171
Grey Heron - Page: 171
Yellow-billed Egret - Page: 172
Goliath Heron - Page: 172
Purple Heron - Page: 172
Little Egret - Page: 172
Great Egret - Page: 172
Cattle Egret - Page: 173
Black Heron - Page: 173
Squacco Heron - Page: 173
Green-backed Heron - Page: 173
White-backed Night-Heron - Page: 174
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Page: 174
Rufous-bellied Heron - Page: 174
Little Bittern - Page: 174
Hamerkop - Page: 175
Dwarf Bittern - Page: 175
Eurasian Bittern - Page: 175
White Stork - Page: 178
Black Stork - Page: 179
Woolly-necked Stork - Page: 179
Marabou Stork - Page: 179
Abdims Stork - Page: 179
Saddle-billed Stork - Page: 179
Blue Crane - Page: 180
Yellow-billed Stork - Page: 180
Wattled Crane - Page: 181
Grey Crowned Crane - Page: 181
Greater Flamingo - Page: 182
Lesser Flamingo - Page: 182
Kelp Gull - Page: 183
Heuglins Gull - Page: 183
South Polar Skua - Page: 184
Subantarctic Skua - Page: 184
Grey-headed Gull - Page: 184
Common Tern - Page: 185
Caspian Tern - Page: 185
Swift Tern - Page: 185
Antarctic Tern - Page: 186
Roseate Tern - Page: 186
Arctic Tern - Page: 186
Sandwich Tern - Page: 186
Damara Tern - Page: 187
Whiskered Tern - Page: 187
White-winged Tern - Page: 187
Brown Noddy - Page: 188
African Skimmer - Page: 188
White-breasted Cormorant - Page: 189
Cape Cormorant - Page: 189
Bank Cormorant - Page: 189
Reed Cormorant - Page: 190
African Darter - Page: 190
Cape Gannet - Page: 191
Great White Pelican - Page: 192
Pink-backed Pelican - Page: 192
Sooty Shearwater - Page: 194
White-chinned Petrel - Page: 194
White-headed Petrel - Page: 194
Great Shearwater - Page: 194
Wilsons Storm-Petrel - Page: 194
European Storm-Petrel - Page: 194
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel - Page: 194
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross - Page: 195
Black-browed Albatross - Page: 195
Southern Giant-Petrel - Page: 195
Pintado Petrel - Page: 195
Antarctic Prion - Page: 195
Wandering Albatross - Page: 195
Little Grebe - Page: 199
Great Crested Grebe - Page: 199
Black-necked Grebe - Page: 199
Common Ostrich - Page: 200
Rockhopper Penguin - Page: 200
African Penguin - Page: 200
Cape Town - Page: 202
Namaqualand - Page: 207
Kruger National Park - Page: 209

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