York House B & B

Bird Life

Bird Life

Birds recorded at home & nearby Kranzkloof Gorge/Shongweni Reserve/Giba Gorge (195 species recorded as at 28/6/13)

  • African Pied Wagtail
  • Cape Wagtail
  • Longtailed (Mountain) Wagtail
  • Redeyed Dove
  • Tamborine Dove
  • Greenspotted Dove
  • Cinnamon Dove
  • Fantailed Flycatcher
  • Spotted Flycatcher
  • Dusky Flycatcher
  • Blue-mantled Flycatcher
  • Black Flycatcher
  • Fiscal Flycatcher
  • Burchells Coucal
  • Greater Double Collared Sunbird
  • Whitebellied Sunbird
  • Black (Indigo)Sunbird
  • Olive Sunbird
  • Lesser Double Collared Sunbird
  • Grey Sunbird
  • Collared Sunbird
  • Scarlet Chested Sunbird
  • Purple banded Sunbird
  • Cape White eye
  • Plumcoloured Starling
  • Indian Myna
  • Cape Glossy Starling
  • Redwinged Starling
  • Blackbellied Starling
  • Wattled Starling
  • Chinspot Batis
  • Cape Batis
  • Brubru
  • Puffback
  • Southern Black Tit
  • Narina Trogon
  • Goldentailed Woodpecker
  • Cardinal Woodpecker
  • Olive Woodpecker
  • Red-throated Wryneck
  • Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler
  • Barretts Warbler
  • Bleating Warbler
  • Cape Reed Warbler
  • African Sedge Warbler (heard only)
  • Southern Boubou
  • Stone Chat
  • Redbilled Woodhoopoo
  • Scimitarbilled Woodhoopoo
  • Cape Robinchat
  • Whitebrowed ScrubRobin
  • Natal Robin
  • Stared Robin
  • Goliath Heron
  • Black Crake
  • Purple Heron
  • Grey headed Heron
  • Bittern
  • Black headed Heron
  • Greenbacked Heron
  • Egyptian Goose
  • Moorhen
  • Darter
  • Reed Comorant
  • Whitefronted Comorant
  • Cattle Egret
  • Great white Egret
  • Hammerkop
  • African Spoonbill
  • Sacred Ibis
  • Hadeda Ibis
  • Blacksmith Plover
  • African Black Duck
  • Yellowbilled Duck
  • Dabchick
  • Water Dikkop
  • African Jacana
  • Woolynecked Stork
  • White Stork
  • Black Stork
  • Olive Thrush
  • Kurricane Thrush
  • Groundscraper Thrush
  • Cape Rock Thrush
  • Common Quail
  • Helmuted Guineafowl
  • Natal Francolin
  • Black Cuckoo
  • Emerald Cuckoo
  • Diedricks Cuckoo
  • Klaas’s Cuckoo
  • Redchested Cuckoo
  • Fierynecked Nightjar
  • Crowned Hornbill
  • Trumpeter Hornbill
  • Rufous napped Lark
  • Stripped Pipit
  • Plainbacked Pipit (count 195 as at 28/6/13)

  • Crombec
  • Cliff Mocking Chat
  • Familiar Chat
  • African Hoopoe
  • Feral Pigeon
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Rameron Pigeon
  • Purple Crested Turaco
  • Knysna Turaco
  • Blackheaded Oriole
  • Fork-tailed Drongo
  • Square-tailed Drongo
  • Redback Mannekin
  • Bronze Mannekin
  • Bush Blackcap
  • Blackeyed Bulbul
  • Sombre Bulbul
  • Terrestrial Bulbul
  • Black Cuckooshrike
  • Grey Cuckooshrike
  • Ostrich
  • Yellow eyed Canary
  • Forest Canary
  • Bully Canary
  • Streaky headed Canary
  • Spotted Backed Weaver (Village)
  • Masked Weaver
  • Thickbilled Weaver
  • Forest Weaver
  • Cape Weaver
  • Spectacled Weaver
  • Yellow Weaver
  • Red Fronted Tinkerbird
  • Yellow Rumped Tinkerbird
  • Crested Barbet
  • Black Collared Barbet
  • Golden breasted Bunting
  • Tawny flanked Prinia
  • Barthroat Apalis
  • European Roller
  • Pintailed Wydah
  • Sharp-billed Honeyguide
  • Scaly-throated Honeyguide
  • Little Bee-eater
  • Speckled Mousebird
  • Redfaced Mousebird
  • Yellowthroated Longclaw
  • Lanner Falcon
  • Longcrested Eagle
  • Fish Eagle
  • Crowned Eagle
  • Martial Eagle
  • Jackal Buzzard
  • Wahlbergs Eagle
  • Black Eagle
  • Spotted Eagle Owl
  • Forest Buzzard
  • Stepp Buzzard
  • African Goshawk
  • Black Sparrowhawk
  • Little Sparrowhawk
  • Pied Crow
  • Whitenecked Raven
  • Gymnogene
  • Yellowbilled Kite
  • Rock Kestrel
  • Blackshouldered Kite
  • Redbacked Shrike
  • Orange-breasted Bushshrike
  • Grey-headed Bushshrike
  • Gorgeous Bushshrike
  • Fiscal Shrike
  • Olive Shrike (plus Ruddy Morph version)
  • Croaking Cisticola
  • Rattling Cisticola
  • Blue-billed Firefinch
  • Grey-headed Sparrow
  • Yellowthroated Sparrow (Petronia)
  • Blue Waxbill
  • Grey Waxbill
  • Swee Waxbill
  • Common Waxbill
  • Green Twinspot
  • Black Widowfinch
  • Brownhooded Kingfisher
  • Pygmy Kingfisher
  • Malachite Kingfisher
  • Pied Kingfisher
  • Giant Kingfisher
  • Whitethroated Swallow
  • European Swallow
  • Palm Swift
  • Rock Martin
  • Lesser Striped Swallow
  • Black Sawwing
  • Longtailed Widow
  • Buffspotted Flufftail (heard only)