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Birds of Sábiè Game Park

Birds of Sábiè Game Park Sabie's birds

Not only can Sábiè Game Park boast with an abundance of wildlife, beautiful trees, savannah woodlands, swamp areas and sceneries that takes the breath away, it is a bird's haven and a bird lovers' heaven.

Black Bellied Bustards, the Banded Sand Grouse; Malibu Storks are only a few of the bird viewing treats when you visit Sábiè.

Saddle Billed Storks, Open Bill Storks, Giant White Pelican, Spurwing Goose, Egyptian Goose, Little Bittern, Goliath Heron, White Faced Ducks are just a few of the rare and scarce and near threatened species inhabiting Sábiès' dam and water areas. Giant White Pelicans are regular visitors to the Corumane Dam and the Lesser Flamingo a sight to see.

Not only can Sábiè Game Park boast with an abundance of wildlife, beautiful trees, savannah woodlands, swamp areas and sceneries that takes the breath away, it is a bird's haven and a bird lovers' heaven.

Inland, the Woodland Kingfisher and Crested Barbets along with the Purple Crested Touraqo's call in the background makes you feel at home. The illusive Emerald Spotted Dove and the Scarce Ground Hornbill are just more species to entice a bird watchers appetite. Seeing the magnificent, long Crested Eagle amongst the sunset and the truly beautiful Batteleur Eagle, just an added bonus.

Birds of prey are plentiful the Black Headed Oriole a regular camp visitor and the Cardinal Woodpecker.


Common Name Latin name Common Name Latin name
121. Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata 181. Jacobin Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
122. African Finfoot Podica senegalensis 182. Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti
123. Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori 183. Klaass Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
124. Red-crested Korhaan Eupodotis ruficrista 184. Diderick Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
125. Black-bellied Bustard Eupodotis melanogaster - endangered 185. Black Coucal Centropus bengalensis
126. African Jacana Actophilornis africanus 186. Burchells Coucal Centropus burchellii
127. Lesser Jacana Microparra capensis 187. Barn Owl Tyto alba
128. Greater Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis 188. African Grass-Owl Tyto capensis
129. Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 189. African Wood-Owl Strix woodfordii
130. White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus 190. Marsh Owl Asio capensis
131. Kittlitzs Plover Charadrius pecuarius 191. African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis
132. Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris 192. Southern White-faced Scops-Owl Otus leucotis
133. Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus 193. Pearl-spotted Owlet Glaucidium perlatum
134. Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus 194. African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense
135. Senegal Lapwing (Lesser Black-winged Plover) Vanellus lugubris 195. Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus
136. Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus 196. Verreauxs (Giant) Eagle-Owl Bubo lacteus
137. White-crowned Lapwing Vanellus albiceps 197. Pels Fishing-Owl Scotopelia peli
138. African Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus 198. European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
139. Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 199. Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis
140. Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 200. Rufous-cheeked Nightjar Caprimulgus rufigena
141. Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 201. Freckled Nightjar Caprimulgus tristigma
142. Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis 202. Square-tailed (Mozambique) Nightjar Caprimulgus fossii
143. Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia 203. Pennant-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx vexillaria
144. Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 204. Common (European) Swift Apus apus
145. Little Stint Calidris minuta 205. African Black Swift Apus barbatus
146. Sanderling Calidris alba 206. White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
147. Ruff Philomachus pugnax 207. Horus Swift Apus horus
148. African (Ethiopian) Snipe Gallinago nigripennis 208. Little Swift Apus affinis
149. Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 209. Alpine Swift Apus melba
150. Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 210. African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus
151. Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis 211. Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri
152. Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus 212. Bhms Spinetail Neafrapus boehmi
153. Temmincks Courser Cursorius temminckii 213. Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
154. Three-banded Courser Rhinoptilus cinctus 214. Red-faced Mousebird Urocolius indicus
155. Bronze-winged Courser Rhinoptilus chalcopterus 215. Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina
156. Collared (Red-winged) Pratincole Glareola pratincola 216. Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
157. Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus 217. Giant Kingfisher Ceryle maxima
158. Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida 218. Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata
159. White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 219. Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
160. Double-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles bicinctus 220. African Pygmy Kingfisher Isipidina picta
161. Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia 221. Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
162. Speckled (Rock) Pigeon Columba guinea 222. Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris
163. Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata 223. Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
164. African Mourning Dove Streptopelia decipiens 224. Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
165. Cape Turtle Dove Streptopelia capicola 225. European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
166. Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 226. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
167. Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 227. Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides
168. Emerald-spotted (Green-spotted) Wood-Dove Turtur chalcospilos 228. White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides
169. Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria 229. Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
170. African Green-Pigeon Treron calva 230. European Roller Coracias garrulus
171. Grey-headed Parrot Poicephalus suahelicus 231. Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudata
172. Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus 232. Racket-tailed Roller Coracias spatulata
173. Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus 233. Purple Roller Coracias naevia
174. Grey Go-away Bird Corythaixoides concolor 234. Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
175. Common (European) Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 235. African Hoopoe Upupa africana
176. African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis 236. Green (Red-billed) Wood-Hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
177. Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius 237. Common (Greater) Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus cyanomelas
178. Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus 238. Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes bucinator
179. Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius 239. African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus
180. Levaillants (Striped) Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii 240. Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus