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Egyptian Goose Cape Glossy Starling White-backed Vulture Southern Red Bishop Yellow-fronted Canary

Photos by Steven Herbert

South Africa is home to 299 species of mammals.

African Black Oystercatcher

African Black Duck

African Darter

African Dusky Flycatcher

African Fish Eagle

African Goshawk

African Grey Hornbill

African Harrier-Hawk

African Hoopoe

African Marsh-Harrier

African Mourning Dove

African Palm-Swift

African Paradise-Flycatcher

African Penguin

African Pied Wagtail

African Pipit

African Scops Owl

African Spoonbill

African Stonechat

African Wattled Lapwing

Amethyst Sunbird

Ant-eating Chat

Arrow-marked Babbler

Barn Swallow

Bennett's Woodpecker

Black-bellied Starling

Black Crake

Black Heron

Black Sparrowhawk

Black Stork

Black-backed Puffback

Black-chested Snake Eagle

Black-collared Barbet

Black-headed Heron

Black-headed Oriole

Black-shouldered Kite

Blacksmith Lapwing

Black-winged Lapwing

Blue Crane

Blue Waxbill


Bronze Mannikin

Brown-headed Parrot

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Burchell's Coucal

Burchell's Sandgrouse

Burchell's Starling

Cape Eagle-Owl

Cape Glossy Starling

Cape Longclaw

Cape Robin-chat

Cape Shoveler

Cape Sparrow

Cape Turtle Dove

Cape Wagtail

Cape White-eye

Cardinal Woodpecker

Cattle Egret


Collared Sunbird

Common Fiscal Shrike

Common Moorhen

Common Myna

Common Ostrich

Common Waxbill

Crested Barbet

Crested Francolin

Crested Guineafowl

Crimson-breasted Shrike

Crowned Hornbill

Crowned Lapwing

Dark-capped Bulbul

Diderik Cuckoo

Double-banded Sandgrouse

Egyptian Goose

Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove

European Bee-eater

European Roller

Fan-tailed Widow

Fiscal Flycatcher

Fork-tailed Drongo

Golden-breasted Bunting

Great Egret

Greater Blue-eared Starling

Greater Flamingo

Greater Kestrel

Green-backed Heron

Green-winged Pytilia

Grey Crowned Crane

Grey Cuckooshrike

Grey Go-away-bird

Grey Heron

Grey Sunbird

Groundscraper Thrush

Gurney's Sugarbird

Hadeda Ibis


Helmeted Guineafowl

House Sparrow

Jackal Buzzard

Kelp Gull

Knysna Turaco

Lanner Falcon

Laughing Dove

Lesser Honeyguide

Lesser Masked-Weaver

Lesser Striped Swallow

Levaillant's Cisticola

Lilac-breasted Roller

Little Bee-eater

Little Egret

Little Grebe

Little Sparrowhawk

Long-billed Crombec

Long-crested Eagle

Long-tailed Paradise Whydah

Long-tailed Widowbird

Maccoa Duck

Magpie Shrike

Malachite Kingfisher

Marabou Stork

Marico Sunbird

Marsh Owl

Martial Eagle

Mocking Cliff-Chat

Mountain Wheatear

Namaqua Sandgrouse

Narina Trogon

Natal Spurfowl

Olive Sunbird

Olive Thrush

Pearl-spotted Owl

Pied Avocet

Pied Crow

Pied Kingfisher

Pied Starling

Pink-backed Pelican

Pin-tailed Whydah

Purple Heron

Purple-crested Turaco

Red-backed Mannikin

Red-backed Shrike

Red-billed Hornbill

Red-billed Oxpecker

Red-billed Quelea

Red-billed Teal

Red-breasted Swallow

Red-capped Robin-chat

Red-crested Korhaan

Red-eyed Dove

Red-faced Mousebird

Red-knobbed Coot

Red-throated Wryneck

Red-winged Starling

Reed Cormorant

Rufous-naped Lark

Sacred Ibis

Saddlebilled Stork

Scarlet-chested Sunbird


Shaft-tailed Whydah

Sociable Weaver

Sombre Greenbul

South African Shelduck

Southern Bald Ibis

Southern Black Flycatcher

Southern Black Korhaan

Southern Black Tit

Southern Boubou

Southern Grey-headed Sparrow

Southern Ground Hornbill

Southern Masked-Weaver

Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk

Southern Red Bishop

Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Speckled Mousebird

Speckled Pigeon

Spectacled Weaver

Spotted Eagle-Owl

Spotted Flycatcher

Spur-winged Goose

Square-tailed Drongo

Steppe Buzzard

Swainson's Spurfowl

Swift Tern

Tambourine Dove

Tawny Eagle

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Thick-billed Weaver

Three-banded Plover

Trumpeter Hornbill

Village Weaver

Violeteared Waxbill

Wattled Crane

Wattled Starling

Whiskered Tern

White Stork

White-backed Vulture

White-bellied Sunbird

White-breasted Cormorant

White-browed Robin-Chat

White-browed Scrub Robin

White-eared Barbet

White-faced Duck

White-fronted Bee-eater

White-headed Vulture

White-necked Raven

White-throated Robin-Chat

White-throated Swallow

White-winged Widowbird

Woodland Kingfisher

Woolly-necked Stork

Yellow Weaver

Yellow-bellied Greenbul

Yellow-billed Duck

Yellow-billed Kite

Yellow-billed Stork

Yellow-fronted Canary

Yellow-throated Longclaw


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