Birds

The birds of Mkomazi are  numerous, with over 400 recorded species. Doves, hornbills, weavers and guinea-fowl are all present in large numbers – as well as such striking species as the martial eagle and violet wood-hoopoe.

Birds spotted in Mkomazi National park

Ostrich
Little Grebe
Pink-backed Pelican
Long-tailed Cormorant
Greater Cormorant
Black-headed Heron
Purple Heron
Cattle Egret
Great White Egret
Little Egret
Hamerkop
Open-billed Stork
Yellow-billed Stork
Glossy Ibis
Sacred Ibis
African Spoonbill
White-faced Whistling Duck
Egyptian Goose
Red-billed Teal
Hottentot Teal
Secretary Bird
White-backed Vulture
African Marsh Harrier
Gymnogene 
Brown Snake Eagle 
Black-chested Snake Eagle 
Bateleur 
Tawny Eagle 
Verreaux’s Eagle 
Wahlberg’s Eagle 
Augur Buzzard 
Mountain Buzzard 
Long-crested Eagle 
Gabar Goshawk 
Pale Chanting Goshawk 
Martial Eagle 
Fish Eagle 
Black Kite 
Lanner Falcon 
Pygmy Falcon 
Red-necked Spurfowl 
Hildebrandt’s Francolin 
Yellow-necked Spurfowl 
Crested Francolin 
Helmeted Guineafowl 
Black Crake 
Hartlaub’s Bustard 
Buff-crested Bustard 
White-bellied Bustard 
Jacana 
Blacksmith Plover 
Crowned Plover 
Common Sandpiper 
Wood Sandpiper 
Black-faced Sandgrouse 
Mourning Dove 
Red-eyed Dove 
Laughing Dove 
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove 
Orange-bellied Parrot 
White-bellied Go-away Bird 
Hartlaub’s Turaco 
Didric Cuckoo 
Emerald Cuckoo 
Klaas’ Cuckoo 
Jacobin Cuckoo 
Red-chested Cuckoo 
Eastern Yellowbill 
White-browed Coucal 
Little Swift 
Eurasian Swift 
Black Swift 
White-rumped Swift 
Palm Swift 
White-headed Mousebird 
Speckled Mousebird 
Blue-naped Mousebird 
Bar-tailed Trogon 
Pied Kingfisher 
Malachite Kingfisher 
Eurasian Bee-eater 
Northern Carmine Bee-eater 
Cinnamon Bee-eater 
Little Bee-eater 
Madagascar Bee-eater 
Lilac-breasted Roller 
Hoopoe 
Abyssinian Scimitarbill 
Green Wood Hoopoe 
Trumpeter Hornbill 
Crowned Hornbill 
Von der Decken’s Hornbill 
Red-billed Hornbill 
Grey Hornbill 
Ground Hornbill 
Spot-flanked Barbet 
Black-throated Barbet 
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird 
d’Arnaud’s Barbet 
Red & Yellow Barbet 
Greater Honeyguide 
Nubian Woodpecker 
Fischer’s Sparrow Lark 
Pink-breasted Lark 
Flappet Lark 
House Martin 
Striped Swallow 
Red-rumped Swallow 
African Rock Martin 
Wire-tailed Swallow 
Black Roughwing 
Banded Martin 
African Sand Martin 
Sand Martin 
Drongo 
Black-headed Oriole 
White-naped Raven 
Pied Crow 
Yellow-vented Bulbul 
Grey-backed Camaroptera 
Grey Wren Warbler 
Rattling Cisticola 
Willow Warbler 
Tawny-flanked Prinia 
African Pipit 
Pangani Longclaw 
African Pied Wagtail 
Black-backed Puffback 
Tropical Boubou 
Grey-headed Bush Shrike 
Sulphur-breasted Bush Shrike 
Brubru 
Rosy-patched Shrike 
Brown-crowned Tchagra 
Three-streaked Tchagra 
Black-crowned Tchagra 
Long-tailed Fiscal 
Common Fiscal 
Red-tailed Shrike 
White-rumped Shrike 
Golden-breasted Starling 
Wattled Starling 
Red-winged Starling 
Fischer’s Starling 
Hildebrandt’s Starling 
Superb Starling 
Yellow-billed Oxpecker 
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird 
Amethyst Sunbird 
Purple-banded Sunbird 
Hunter’s Sunbird 
Variable Sunbird 
Red-headed Weaver 
Taveta Golden Weaver 
Village Weaver 
Masked Weaver 
Black-necked Weaver 
Chestnut Weaver 
Red-billed Quelea 
Grey-headed Sparrow 
Rufous Sparrow 
Yellow-spotted Petronia 
Green-winged Pytilia 
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu 
Parrot-billed Sparrow

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