BIRDS

BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA - B

Baillon's Crake
Distribution: East Africa and other
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Porzana
Species: P. pusilla

Baird's Sandpiper
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Calidris
Species: C. bairdii

Banded Martin
Distribution: Across Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Riparia
Species: R. cincta

Bank Cormorant
Distribution: Western Coast of South Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Genus: Phalacrocorax
Species: P. neglectus

Barn Swallow
Distribution: Global including Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Hirundo
Species: H. rustica

Bar-tailed Godwit
Distribution: Global including South Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Limosa
Species: L. lapponica

Bar-throated Apalis
Distribution: East and Southern Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Apalis
Species: A. thoracica

Basra Reed-warbler
Distribution: Eastern Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Acrocephalidae
Genus: Acrocephalus
Species: A. griseldis

Bat Hawk
Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Macheiramphus
Species: M. alcinus

Bateleur
Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Circaetinae
Genus: Terathopius
Species: T. ecaudatus

Batis (bird)
Distribution: South of Sahara, Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Platysteiridae
Genus: Batis

Black Bustard
Distribution: Southern Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Otididae
Genus: Eupodotis
Species: E. afra

Black Harrier
Distribution: South Africa, Namibia and Botswana
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Circus
Species: C. maurus

Black Heron
Distribution: Africa, south of Sahara including Madagascar
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Egretta
Species: E. ardesiaca

Black Noddy
Distribution: the Pacific, central Atlantic and NE Indian Ocean.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Sternidae
Genus: Anous
Species: A. minutes

Black Rough-winged Swallow
Distribution: Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Psalidoprocne
Species: P. pristoptera

Black-and-white Mannikin
Distribution: Central Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lonchura
Species: L. bicolour

Black-browed Albatross
Distribution: Widespread and Indian Ocean
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Diomedeidae
Genus: Thalassarche
Species: T. melanophrys

Black-cheeked Waxbill
Distribution: Southern Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Estrilda
Species: E. erythronotos

Black-chested Snake-eagle
Distribution: Africa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Circaetinae
Genus: Circaetus
Species: C. pectoralis

Black-crowned Night Heron
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Nycticorax
Species: N. nycticora

Black-headed Oriole
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Oriolidae
Genus: Oriolus
Species: O. larvatus

Black-naped Tern
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Sternidae
Genus: Sterna
Species: S. sumatrana

Black-necked Grebe
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Podicipediformes
Family: Podicipedidae
Genus: Podiceps
Species: P. nigricollis

Black-tailed Waxbill
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Estrilda
Species: E. perreini

Black-winged Kite
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Elanus
Species: E. caeruleus

Black-winged Lapwing
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Subfamily: Vanellinae
Bonaparte 1842
Genus: Vanellus
Species: V. melanopterus

Black-winged Pratincole
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Glareolidae
Genus: Glareola
Species: G. nordmanni

Black-winged Stilt
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Recurvirostridae
Genus: Himantopus
Species: H. himantopus

Blackcap
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Sylvia
Species: S. atricapilla

Blacksmith Lapwing
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Vanellus
Species: V. armatus

Blue Petrel
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae
Genus: Halobaena
Bonaparte 1856
Species: H. caerulea

Blue-breasted Cordon-bleu
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Uraeginthus
Species: U. angolensis

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Meropidae
Genus: Merops
Species: M. persicus

Bokmakierie
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Malaconotidae
Genus: Telophorus
Species: T. zeylonus

Booted Eagle
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Aquila
Species: A. pennata

Broad-billed Prion
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
Family: Procellariidae
Genus: Pachyptila
Species: P. salvini
Height: 29cm
Diet: kril and other amphipods, fish and squid
Distribution: South Africa and other sub-Antarctic zones
This small grey and white plumaged bird has lamellae in its bill for filtering. They lay their eggs in concealed burrows dug into soil. These eggs are incubated for a month and a half and the chicks fledge after 2 months.
Other Prions include:
Broad-billed Prion; Pachyptila vittata
Salvin's Prion; Pachyptila salvini
Antarctic Prion; Pachyptila desolata
Slender-billed Prion (rare); Pachyptila belcheri
Fulmar Prion; Pachyptila crassirostris
Fairy Prion; Pachyptila turtur


Botha's Lark
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Spizocorys
Species: S. fringillaris

Bridled Tern
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Sternidae
Genus: Onychoprion
Species: O. anaethetus

Brimstone Canary
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Serinus
Species: S. sulphuratus

Broad-billed Prion
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae
Genus: Pachyptila
Species: P. vittata

Broad-billed Roller
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Coraciidae
Genus: Eurystomus
Species: E. glaucurus

Broad-billed Sandpiper
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Limicola (disputed)
Koch, 1816
Species: L. falcinellus

Bronze Mannikin
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lonchura Species: L. cucullata

Brown Booby
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Sulidae
Genus: Sula
Species: S. leucogaster

Brown Noddy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Sternidae
Genus: Anous
Species: A. stolidus

Brown-backed Mannikin
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lonchura
Species: L. nigriceps

Brown-headed Parrot
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Tribe: Psittacini
Genus: Poicephalu
Species: P. cryptoxanthus

Brubru
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Malaconotidae
Genus: Nilaus
Swainson, 1827
Species: N. afer

Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Tryngites (disputed)
Cabanis, 1857
Species: T. subruficollis

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