BIRDS

BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA - A

Abdim's Stork
Distribution South Africa to Ethiopia along the East
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Ciconiiformes
Family Ciconiidae
Genus Ciconia
Species C. abdimii

African Black Oystercatcher
Distribution Along Southern Africa's coastlines
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Haematopodidae
Genus Haematopus
Species H. moquini

African Crake
Distribution Sub-Saharan Africa
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Gruiformes
Family Rallidae
Genus Crecopsis
Species C. egregia

African Darter
Distribution Tropical Sub-Saharan Africa
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Pelecaniformes
Family Anhingidae
Genus Anhinga
Species A. rufa

African Dusky Flycatcher
Distribution South Africa into Central Africa
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Muscicapidae
Genus Muscicapa
Species M. adusta

African Firefinch
Distribution All throughout Africa
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Estrildidae
Genus Lagonosticta
Species L. rubricata

African Fish Eagle
Distribution Africa
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Falconiformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Haliaeetus
Species H. vocifer

African Golden Oriole
Distribution Africa, South of Sahara
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Oriolidae
Genus Oriolus
Species O. auratus

African Grey Hornbill
Distribution Sub-Saharan Africa
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Bucerotidae
Genus Tockus
Species T. nasutus

African Harrier-hawk
Distibution: Most of Africa south of the Sahara.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Polyboroides
Species: P. typus

African Hawk-eagle
Distribution Tropical Sub-Saharan Africa
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Aquila
Species A. spilogaster

African Jacana
Distribution Sub-Saharan Africa
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Jacanidae
Genus Actophilornis
Species A. Africana

African Lemon-dove
Distribution Montane Forests of Africa
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Columba
Species C. larvata

African Marsh Harrier

Distribution Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Falconiformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Circus
Species C. ranivorus

African Mourning Dove
Distribution: South of Sahara
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Streptopelia
Species: S. decipiens

African Olive-pigeon
Distribution: Southern and Eastern Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Columba
Species: C. arquatrix

African Openbill
Kingdom - Animalia
Class - Aves
Family - Ciconiidae
Genus - Anastomus
Species - A. lamelligerus
Diet - fish, insects, frogs, worms
Distribution - Throughout Africa
These large birds are synonymous with pregnancy and a well-known picture of carrying a sling in its beak. The African Openbill Stork is unusual in its dark colouring.

African Palm Swift
Distribution: Tropical Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Cypsiurus
Species: C. parvus

African Paradise-flycatcher
Distribution: Africa, South of Sahara Desert
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Dicruridae
Genus: Terpsiphone
Species: T. viridis

African Penguin
Distribution: Africa's SouthWestern Coast
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Sphenisciformes
Family: Spheniscidae
Genus: Spheniscus
Species: S. demersus

African Pied Starling
Distribution: South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Spreo
Species: S. bicolour

African Pygmy Goose
Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Nettapus
Species: N. auritus

African Pygmy-Kingfisher
Distribution: South of Sahara, Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Genus: Ispidina
Species: I. picta

African Quailfinch
Distribution: Throughout Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Ortygospiza
Species: O. atricollis

African Rail
Distribution: Across Southern and Eastern Africa to South Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Rallus
Species: R. caerulescens

African Reed-warbler
Distribution: South of Sahara
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Acrocephalus
Species: A. baeticatus

African Scops Owl
Distribution: Sub-Sahara, Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Otus
Species: O. senegalensis

African Spoonbill
Distribution: Africa and Madagascar
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Threskiornithidae
Genus: Platalea
Species: P. alba

African Stonechat
Distribution: Much of Southern Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Saxicola
Species: S. torquata

African Swift
Distribution: Central and Southern Africa plus Madagascar
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Apus
Species: A. barbatus

Agulhas Long-billed Lark
Distribution: South Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Certhilauda
Species: C. brevirostris

Allen's Gallinule
Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Porphyrio
Species: P. alleni

Alpine Swift
Distribution: Southern Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Apus
Species: A. melba

Antarctic Prion
Distribution: Southern Ocean
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae
Genus: Pachyptila
Species: P. desolata

Antarctic Tern
Distribution: Southern Oceans
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Sternidae
Genus: Sterna
Species: S. vittata

Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
Distribution: South Atlantic Ocean, Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Diomedeidae
Genus: Thalassarche
Species: T. chlororhynchos

Audubon's Shearwater
Distribution: Tropical seas, Africa and other
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae
Genus: Puffinus
Species: P. lherminieri

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