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List of Birds of Eswatini

List of Birds of Eswatini
Eswatini is home to 52 southern African endemics and is one of the only breeding sites for the blue swallows, one of Africa’s rarest breeding birds. Other birds for keen birders include the Narina trogon, southern bald ibis, pink-throated twinspot, and crowned eagle. For non-birders, the most popular is the purple-crested turaco

Over 500 species of birds are recorded in different habitats, with several very different bird communities occurring side-by-side. For a sheer number of species, the Lowveld is the richest region, with Hlane or Mlawula easily offering up to 100 species in a day to a keen birder – especially during summer, when all the migrants are around.

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  • Abdim’s stork
  • African barred owlet
  • African black duck
  • African black-headed oriole
  • African broadbill
  • African bush warbler
  • African crake
  • African crested flycatcher
  • African cuckoo
  • African cuckoo-hawk
  • African darter
  • African dusky flycatcher
  • African emerald cuckoo
  • African finfoot
  • African firefinch
  • African fish-eagle
  • African golden-weaver
  • African goshawk
  • African grass owl
  • African gray hornbill
  • African green pigeon
  • African harrier hawk
  • African hawk-eagle
  • African jacana
  • African marsh harrier
  • African palm-swift
  • African paradise flycatcher
  • African penduline tit
  • African pied wagtail
  • African pipit
  • African pygmy goose
  • African pygmy kingfisher
  • African quailfinch
  • African rail
  • African reed warbler
  • African scops owl
  • African snipe
  • African spoonbill
  • African stonechat
  • African swamphen
  • African swift
  • African wood-owl
  • African yellow warbler
  • Allen’s gallinule
  • Alpine swift
  • Alpine swift
  • Amethyst sunbird
  • Amur falcon
  • Arrow-marked babbler
  • Ashy flycatcher
  • Baillon’s crake
  • Bald ibis
  • Banded martin
  • Bank swallow
  • Barn owl
  • Barn swallow
  • Bar-throated apalis
  • Bateleur
  • Bearded scrub-robin
  • Bearded woodpecker
  • Bennett’s woodpecker
  • Black coucal
  • Black crake
  • Black cuckoo
  • Black cuckoo-shrike
  • Black goshawk
  • Black harrier
  • Black heron
  • Black kite
  • Black sawwing
  • Black stork
  • Black-and-white mannikin
  • Black-backed puffback
  • Black-bellied bustard
  • Black-bellied plover
  • Black-bellied starling
  • Black-chested snake-eagle
  • Black-collared barbet
  • Black-crowned night-heron
  • Black-crowned tchagra
  • Black-headed heron
  • Black-necked grebe
  • Black-rumped buttonquail
  • Blacksmith lapwing
  • Black-tailed waxbill
  • Black-throated canary
  • Black-throated wattle-eye
  • Black-tit
  • Black-winged kite
  • Black-winged lapwing
  • Black-winged stilt
  • Blue crane
  • Blue-breasted cordon-bleu
  • Blue-cheeked bee-eater
  • Blue-quail
  • Bokmakierie
  • Booted eagle
  • Brimstone canary
  • Broad-billed roller
  • Bronze mannikin
  • Bronze-winged courser
  • Brown scrub robin
  • Brown snake-eagle
  • Brown-crowned tchagra
  • Brown-headed parrot
  • Brown-hooded kingfisher
  • Brown-necked parrot
  • Brubru
  • Buff-spotted flufftail
  • Buff-streaked chat
  • Buffy pipit
  • Burchell’s glossy starling
  • Burnt-neck eremomela
  • Bush blackcap
  • Bush pipit
  • Cape batis
  • Cape bunting
  • Cape canary
  • Cape crombec
  • Cape crow
  • Cape eagle-owl
  • Cape grassbird
  • Cape griffon
  • Cape robin-chat
  • Cape rock thrush
  • Cape sparrow
  • Cape teal
  • Cape wagtail
  • Cape weaver
  • Cape white-eye
  • Caped wheatear
  • Cardinal woodpecker
  • Caspian plover
  • Caspian tern
  • Cattle egret
  • Chestnut-backed sparrow-lark
  • Chestnut-banded plover
  • Chestnut-vented warbler
  • Chinspot batis
  • Chorister robin-chat
  • Cinnamon-breasted bunting
  • Cloud cisticola
  • Collared pratincole
  • Collared sunbird
  • Common bulbul
  • Common buzzard
  • Common cuckoo
  • Common greenshank
  • Common house-martin
  • Common myna
  • Common quail
  • Common ringed plover
  • Common sandpiper
  • Common scimitar-bill
  • Common square-tailed drongo
  • Common swift
  • Common waxbill
  • Coqui francolin
  • Corn crake
  • Crested barbet
  • Crested francolin
  • Croaking cisticola
  • Crowned eagle
  • Crowned hornbill
  • Crowned lapwing
  • Curlew sandpiper
  • Dark-chanting goshawk
  • Denham’s bustard
  • Desert cisticola
  • Dideric cuckoo
  • Drakensburg prinia
  • Dusky lark
  • Dwarf bittern
  • Eastern nicator
  • Eastern olive sunbird
  • Eastern paradise-whydah
  • Egyptian goose
  • Emerald-spotted wood-dove
  • Eurasian golden oriole
  • Eurasian hobby
  • Eurasian hoopoe
  • Eurasian moorhen
  • Eurasian nightjar
  • Eurasian river warbler
  • European bee-eater
  • European honey buzzard
  • European roller
  • Fairy flycatcher
  • Familiar chat
  • Fan-tailed grassbird
  • Fan-tailed widowbird
  • Fiery-necked nightjar
  • Fiscal flycatcher
  • Flappet lark
  • Forest buzzard
  • Forest canary
  • Forest weaver
  • Fork-tailed drongo
  • Four-colored bush-shrike
  • Freckled nightjar
  • Fulvous whistling duck
  • Gabar goshawk
  • Garden warbler
  • Giant kingfisher
  • Glossy ibis
  • Golden-breasted bunting
  • Golden-tailed woodpecker
  • Goliath heron
  • Gray cuckoo-shrike
  • Gray heron
  • Gray-crowned crane
  • Gray-go-away bird
  • Gray-headed bush-shrike
  • Gray-headed gull
  • Gray-headed kingfisher
  • Gray-rumped swallow
  • Gray-tit flycatcher
  • Great cormorant
  • Great crested grebe
  • Great egret
  • Great reed warbler
  • Great rufous sparrow
  • Great white pelican
  • Greater double-collared sunbird
  • Greater flamingo
  • Greater honeyguide
  • Greater painted snipe
  • Greater striped swallow
  • Greater whitethroat
  • Great-spotted cuckoo
  • Green sandpiper
  • Green wood hoopoe
  • Green-backed camaroptera
  • Green-backed twinspot
  • Greencap eremomela
  • Green-winged pytilia
  • Grosbeak weaver
  • Ground scraper thrush
  • Ground woodpecker
  • Gurney’s sugarbird
  • Hadada ibis
  • Half-collared kingfisher
  • Hamerkop
  • Harlequin quail
  • Helmeted guineafowl
  • Holub’s golden weaver
  • Hooded vulture
  • Horus swift
  • House sparrow
  • Icterine warbler
  • Intermediate egret
  • Jackal buzzard
  • Jameson’s firefinch
  • Karoo prinia
  • Kittilitz’s plover
  • Klaas’s cuckoo
  • Knob-billed duck
  • Knysna turaco
  • Kori bustard
  • Kurrichane thrush
  • Lanner falcon
  • Lappet-faced vulture
  • Lark-like bunting
  • Laughing dove
  • Lemon dove
  • Lesser flamingo
  • Lesser gray shrike
  • Lesser honeyguide
  • Lesser jacana
  • Lesser kestrel
  • Lesser masked weaver
  • Lesser moorhen
  • Lesser swamp warbler
  • Lesser-spotted eagle
  • Lesser-striped swallow
  • Levaillant’s cuckoo
  • Lilac-breasted roller
  • Little bee-eater
  • Little bittern
  • Little egret
  • Little grebe
  • Little sparrow-hawk
  • Little stint
  • Little swift
  • Livingstone’s turaco
  • Lizard buzzard
  • Long-billed pipit
  • Long-crested eagle
  • Long-tailed cormorant
  • Long-tailed widowbird
  • Maccoa duck
  • Magpie mannikin
  • Magpie shrike
  • Malachite kingfisher
  • Malachite sunbird
  • Marabou stork
  • Mariqua sunbird
  • Marsh owl
  • Marsh sandpiper
  • Marsh warbler
  • Martial eagle
  • Meyer’s parrot
  • Mocking cliff-chat
  • Montagu’s harrier
  • Montane blue-swallow
  • Mountain wagtail
  • Mountain wheatear
  • Mouse-colored sunbird
  • Namaqua dove
  • Narina trogon
  • Natal francolin
  • Olive bush-shrike
  • Olive thrush
  • Olive woodpecker
  • Orange ground thrush
  • Orange-throated longclaw
  • Osprey
  • Ovambo sparrow-hawk
  • Pale flycatcher
  • Pale-crowned cisticola
  • Parasitic weaver
  • Pearl-breasted swallow
  • Pearl-spotted owlet
  • Pel’s fishing owl
  • Pennant-winged nightjar
  • Peregrine falcon
  • Pied avocet
  • Pied barbet
  • Pied crow
  • Pied cuckoo
  • Pied kingfisher
  • Pied starling
  • Pink-backed pelican
  • Pink-throated twinspot
  • Pin-tailed whydah
  • Piping cisticola
  • Plain martin
  • Plain-backed pipit
  • Purple heron
  • Purple indigobird
  • Purple-banded sunbird
  • Purple-crested turaco
  • Quailfinch
  • Rameron pigeon
  • Rattling cisticola
  • Red bishop
  • Red-backed scrub-robin
  • Red-backed shrike
  • Red-billed buffalo weaver
  • Red-billed firefinch
  • Red-billed ox-pecker
  • Red-billed quelea
  • Red-capped lark
  • Red-capped robin-chat
  • Red-chested cuckoo
  • Red-chested flufftail
  • Red-collared widowbird
  • Red-crested korhaan
  • Red-eyed dove
  • Red-faced cisticola
  • Red-faced mouse bird
  • Red-footed falcon
  • Red-fronted tinkerbird
  • Red-headed quelea
  • Red-headed weaver
  • Red-knobbed coot
  • Red-necked francolin
  • Red-shouldered glossy-starling
  • Red-winged francolin
  • Red-winged starling
  • Retz’s helmet shrike
  • Ring-necked dove
  • Rock kestrel
  • Rock martin
  • Rock pigeon
  • Rock-loving cisticola
  • Rudd’s apalis
  • Rudd’s lark
  • Ruddy turnstone
  • Ruff
  • Rufous-bellied heron
  • Rufous-breasted sparrow-hawk
  • Rufous-chested swallow
  • Rufous-crowned roller
  • Rufous-napped lark
  • Rufous-necked wryneck
  • Rufous-winged cisticola
  • Sabota lark
  • Sacred ibis
  • Saddle-billed stork
  • Sanderling
  • Scaly-throated honeyguide
  • Scarlet-chested sunbird
  • Secretary bird
  • Sedge warbler
  • Senegal lapwing
  • Sentinel rock thrush
  • Shelley’s francolin
  • Shikra
  • Short-tailed pipit
  • Small buttonquail
  • Sombre greenbul
  • Sooty tern
  • South African ostrich
  • Southern anteater-chat
  • Southern black flycatcher
  • Southern boubou
  • Southern brown-throated weaver
  • Southern carmine bee-eater
  • Southern double-collared sunbird
  • Southern fiscal
  • Southern gray-headed sparrow
  • Southern ground-hornbill
  • Southern masked weaver
  • Southern pochard
  • Southern red-billed hornbill
  • Southern tchagra
  • Southern white-faced owl
  • Southern yellow-billed hornbill
  • Speckled mouse bird
  • Speckled pigeon
  • Spectacled weaver
  • Spotted eagle-owl
  • Spotted flycatcher
  • Spotted thick-knee
  • Spur-winged goose
  • Squacco heron
  • Square-tailed nightjar
  • Steppe eagle
  • Stierling’s wren warbler
  • Streaky-headed seedeater
  • Striated heron
  • Striped flufftail
  • Striped kingfisher
  • Striped pipit
  • Sulphur-breasted bush-shrike
  • Swainson’s francolin
  • Swee waxbill
  • Tambourine dove
  • Tawny eagle
  • Tawny-flanked prinia
  • Temmnick’s courser
  • Terek sandpiper
  • Terrestrial brownbul
  • Thick-billed cuckoo
  • Three-banded plover
  • Tinkling cisticola
  • Trumpeter hornbill
  • Variable indigobird
  • Verreaux’s eagle
  • Verreaux’s eagle-owl
  • Village indigobird
  • Village weaver
  • Violet-backed starling
  • Wahlberg’s eagle
  • Wahlberg’s honeyguide
  • Wailing cisticola
  • Water thick-knee
  • Wattled crane
  • Wattled lapwing
  • Wattled starling
  • Western yellow wagtail
  • Whiskered tern
  • White helmet-shrike
  • White starred robin
  • White stork
  • White-backed duck
  • White-backed night-heron
  • White-backed vulture
  • White-bellied bustard
  • White-breasted cuckoo-shrike
  • White-breasted sunbird
  • White-browed robin-chat
  • White-eared barbet
  • White-faced whistling duck
  • White-fronted bee-eater
  • White-fronted plover
  • White-headed vulture
  • White-necked raven
  • White-rumped swift
  • White-throated robin-chat
  • White-throated swallow
  • White-winged flufftail
  • White-winged widowbird
  • Willow warbler
  • Wing-snapping cisticola
  • Wire-tailed swallow
  • Wood sandpiper
  • Woodland kingfisher
  • Woolly-necked stork
  • Yellow bishop
  • Yellow canary
  • Yellow-bellied eremomela
  • Yellow-bellied greenbul
  • Yellow-billed ox-pecker
  • Yellow-breasted apalis
  • Yellow-crowned bishop
  • Yellow-fronted canary
  • Yellow-fronted tinkerbird
  • Yellow-rumped tinkerbird
  • Yellow-streaked greenbul
  • Yellow-throated longclaw
  • Yellow-throated Petronia
  • Yellow-throated wood warbler
  • Yellow-tufted pipit
  • Zebra waxbill
  • Zitting cisticola

Best time for birding in Eswatini

Bird watching is good all year round – but at its best from November to April. Migratory birds from Europe and northern Africa are in the park in these months. The best time for wildlife viewing, in general, is during the dry months of June to September.

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