Directory of Southern African Birds by Family| All Species

African Black OystercatcherClick the links below to see all the South African bird species within that family. The directory covers more than 950 birds that are found in the Southern African region south of the Cunene and Zambezi rivers. The bird list below shows all South African bird species whether they are endemic, indigenous or invasive. Just browse around the bird categories and click the links of the birds to see all the information and pictures you need!

 

African-Warblers

Albatrosses

Alcedinid-Kingfishers

Barn-owls-Grass-owls

Bee-eaters

Boobies-Gannets

Bulbuls-Nicators

Bush-shrikes-Puffbacks

Bustards

Buttonquails

Cerylid-Kingfishers

Chaffinches-Canaries-Buntings

Cormorants

Coucals

Coursers-Pratincoles

Cranes

Creepers-Wrens

Crested-Flycatchers

Crows-Ravens

Cuckooshrikes

Dacelonid-Kingfishers

Darters

Drongos

Ducks-Geese

Egrets-Herons-Bitterns

Falcons

Flufftails-Rails-Crakes

Francolins-Spurfowls-Quails

Frigatebirds

Grebes

Guineafowls

Heliornithidae

Hirundinidae

Honeyguides

Hoopoes

Ibises-Spoonbills

Jacanas

Larks-Sparrowlarks

Leaf-Warblers-Babblers

Mousebirds

Nightjars

Old World Cuckoos-Malkohas

Old World Orioles

Ostriches

Oystercatchers

Painted snipes

Parrots-Lovebirds

Pelicans

Penguins

Petrels-Shearwaters

Pigeons-Doves

Pittas

Plovers-Lapwings

Raptors-Vultures--Osprey

Rock-jumpers

Sandgrouse

Scimmitarbills

Secretarybird

Snipes-Godwits-Curlews-Whimbrels-Shanks-Stints-Sandpipers

Sparrows-Petronias

Starlings-Mynans-Oxpeckers

Stilts-Avocets

Storks

Storm-Petrels

Sugarbirds

Sunbirds

Thrushes-Robins-Chats

Tits-Penduline-Tits

Trogons

Tropic-birds

Turacos

Typical-hornbills

Typical-owls

Typical-Rollers

Typical-Shrikes

Typical-Swifts

Wagtails-Longclaws--Pipits

Waxbills-Firefinches-Twinspots

Weavers-Queleas-Windowbirds

Whistling-Ducks

White-eyes

Whydahs-Indigobirds

Wood-hoopoes

Woodpeckers-Wrynecks

Invasive & Alien Bird Species