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Bird List

The reserve has over 350 recorded bird species. Pilanesberg offers some excellent birding opportunities. Birding areas include rocky areas, hillsides, grasslands, woodlands, dams, streams, and a vlei area. 

Roberts NoScientific NameCommon Names
   
1Struthio camelus
EnglishOstrich
AfrikaansVolstruis
SetswanaNtlokwe/Ntshe
118Sagittarius serpentarius
EnglishSecretarybird
AfrikaansSekretarisvoel
SetswanaRamolongwana
122Gyps coprotheres
EnglishCape Vulture
AfrikaansKransaasvoel
SetswanaLenong
123Gyps africanus
EnglishWhitebacked Vulture
AfrikaansWitrugaasvoel
SetswanaLenong
124Torgos tracheliotus
EnglishLappetfaced Vulture
AfrikaansSwartaasvoel
SetswanaLenong
140Pelomaetus bellicosus
EnglishMartial Eagle
AfrikaansBreekoparend
SetswanaNtsu
143Circaetus gallicus
EnglishBlackbreasted Snake Eagle
AfrikaansSwartbosslangarend
SetswanaNtsu
146Terathopius ecaudatus
EnglishBateleur
AfrikaansBerghaan
SetswanaNtsu
229Podica senegalensis
EnglishAfrican Finfoot
AfrikaansWatertrapper
230Ardeotis kori
EnglishKori Bustard
AfrikaansGompou
SetswanaKgori
300Cursorius temminckii
EnglishTemminck's Courser
AfrikaansTrekdrawwertjie
344Pterocles namaqua
EnglishNamaqua Sandgrouse
AfrikaansKelkiewyn
346Pterocles gutturalis
EnglishYellowthroated Sandgrouse
AfrikaansGeelkeelsandpatrys
441Merops nubicoides
EnglishCarmine Bee-eater
AfrikaansRooiborsbyvreter
447Coracias caudata
EnglishLilacbreasted Roller
AfrikaansGewone Troupant
SetswanaLetleretlere
449Coracias naevia
EnglishPurple Roller
AfrikaansGroottroupant
474Indicator indicator
EnglishGreater Honeyguide
AfrikaansGrootheuningwyser
SetswanaTshetlo
563Turdoides bicolor
EnglishPied Babbler
AfrikaansWitkatlagter
SetswanaLetsheganoga
580Turdus litsitsirupa
EnglishGroundscraper Thrush
AfrikaansGevlekte Lyster
SetswanaLetsetseropa
695Melaenornis mariquensis
EnglishMarico Flycatcher
AfrikaansMaricovlieevanger
SetswanaKapantsi
739Laniarius atrococcineus
EnglishCrimson-breasted Shrike (Boubou)
AfrikaansRooiborslaksman
SetswanaKgorogoro/Kgaragoba
761Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
EnglishPlumcoloured Starling
AfrikaansWitborsspreeu
SetswanaLegodile
845Uraeginthus granatinus
EnglishVioleteared Waxbill
AfrikaansKoningblousysie
861Vidua regia
EnglishShafttailed Whydah
AfrikaansPylstertrooibekkie