Amber Sky Creations

These are the mammal and bird species we have spotted on our visits to various natural areas

Legend
 
Species for which there are photos in the galleries (Click specie name to view photo)
 
Species for which there are no photos in the galleries yet
Mammals

Ungulates  

1. African Buffalo

2. Black Wildebeest

3. Blesbok

4. Blue Wildebeest

5. Bushbuck

6. Common Warthog

7. Eland

8. Giraffe

9. Greater Kudu

10. Grey Duiker

11. Impala

12. Klipspringer

13. Nyala

14. Oribi

15. Plains Zebra

16. Red Hartebeest

17. Reedbuck

18. Roan Antelope

19. Sable Antelope

20. Sharpe's Grysbok

21. Springbok

22. Steenbok

23. Tsessebe

24. Waterbuck

Carnivores  

29. African Civet

30. African Wild Cat

31. African Wild Dog

32. Banded Mongoose

33. Black-backed Jackal

34. Cheetah

35. Dwarf Mongoose

36. Honey Badger

37. Leopard

38. Lion

39. Meerkat

40. Serval

41. Slender Mongoose

42. Small-spotted Genet

43. Spotted Hyaena

44. Yellow Mongoose

Small Mammals  

45. Angoni Vleirat

46. Baboon

47. Cape Porcupine

48. Greater Galago

49. Rock Hyrax

50. Scrub Hare

51. Springhare

52. Tree Squirrel

53. Vervet Monkey

Total species: 53

Birds

Seabirds  penguins, grebes, albatrosses, shearwater, petrels, prions, storm-petrels, tropicbirds, gannets, boobies, cormorants, darters, frigatebirds, pelicans

Large Waterbirds  herons, egrets, bitterns, storks, flamingoes, spoonbills, Hamerkop, ibises, ducks, geese

10. African Black Duck

11. African Openbill

12. African Sacred Ibis

13. African Spoonbill

14. Black Heron

15. Black Stork

16. Black-crowned Night Heron

17. Black-headed Heron

18. Egyptian Goose

19. Fulvous Duck

20. Glossy Ibis

21. Goliath Heron

22. Great Egret

23. Greater Flamingo

24. Green-backed heron

25. Grey Heron

26. Hadeda Ibis

27. Hamerkop

28. Hottentot Teal

29. Knob-billed Duck

30. Lesser Flamingo

31. Little Bittern

32. Little Egret

33. Mallard

34. Marabou Stork

35. Purple Heron

36. Red-billed Teal

37. Saddle-billed Stork

38. South African Shelduck

39. Spur-winged Goose

40. Squacco Heron

41. Western Cattle Egret

42. White Stork

43. White-faced Duck

44. Woolly-necked Stork

45. Yellow-billed Duck

46. Yellow-billed Stork

Birds of prey  vultures, eagles, Osprey, buzzards, harrier-hawks, harriers, kites, hawks, falcons

47. African Fish Eagle

48. Amur Falcon

49. Bateleur

50. Black-chested Snake Eagle

51. Black-shouldered Kite

52. Brown Snake Eagle

53. Cape Vulture

54. Common Buzzard

55. Hooded Vulture

56. Lappet-faced Vulture

57. Lesser Spotted Eagle

58. Martial Eagle

59. Tawny Eagle

60. White-backed Vulture

61. White-headed Vulture

62. Yellow-billed Kite

  Francolins, Peacocks, guineafowl, ground-hornbills, Ostrich, quails, buttonquails, finfoots, coots, moorhens, gallinules, jacanas, rails, crakes, flufftails, cranes, bustards, korhaans

63. African Crake

64. African Finfoot

65. African Jacana

66. African Rail

67. African Swamphen

68. Black Crake

69. Blue Crane

70. Common Moorhen

71. Common Ostrich

72. Crested Fracolin

73. Grey Crowned Crane

74. Helmeted Guineafowl

75. Kori Bustard

76. Natal Spurfowl

77. Northern Black Korhaan

78. Red-crested Korhaan

79. Red-knobbed Coot

80. Red-necked Spurfowl

81. Secretarybird

82. Swainson's Spurfowl

Waders, Skuas, Gulls and Terns  Crab Plover, oystercatcehrs, stilts, avocents, plovers, sandpipers and allies, painted-snipes, snipes, phalaropes, pratincoles thick-knees, coursers, skuas, jaegers, sheathbills, gulls, terns

83. African Black Oystercatcher

84. African Wattled Lapwing

85. Black-winged Stilt

86. Blacksmith Lapwing

87. Common Sandpiper

88. Crowned Lapwing

89. Greater Painted Snipe

90. Grey-headed Gull

91. Hartlaub's Gull

92. Kelp Gull

93. Pied Avocet

94. Ruff

95. Sandwidch Tern

96. Senegal Lapwing

97. Spotted Thick-knee

98. Swift Tern

99. Temminck's Courser

100. Three-banded Plover

101. Water Thick-knee

102. White-crowned Lapwing

103. White-fronted Plover

104. Wood Sandpiper

  Sandgrouse, pigeons, doves, parrots, lovebirds

105. African Olive-Pigeon

106. Brown-headed Parrot

107. Cape Shoveler

108. Cape Turtle Dove

109. Double-banded Sandgrouse

110. Emerald Spotted Wood Dove

111. Laughing Dove

112. Namaqua Dove

113. Red-eyed Dove

114. Rock Dove

  Turacos, cuckoos, coucals, owls, nightjars, swifts

115. African Scops Owl

116. Black Coucal

117. Burchell's Coucal

118. Diederik Cuckoo

119. Great Spotted Cuckoo

120. Grey Go-away-bird

121. Levaillant's Cuckoo

122. Little Swift

123. Pearl-Spotted Owlet

124. Red-chested Cuckoo

125. Verreaux's Eagle-owl

  Trogons, pittas, broadbills, mousebirds, kingfishers, bee-eaters, rollers, hornbills, hoopoes, wood-hoopoes, scimitarbills, honeyguides, barbets, wrynecks, woodpeckers, tinkerbirds

126. African Grey Hornbill

127. African Hoopoe

128. Bennett's Woodpecker

129. Black-collared Barbet

130. Brown-hooded Kingfisher

131. Cardinal Woodpecker

132. Crested Barbet

133. Crowned Hornbill

134. European Bee-eater

135. European Roller

136. Giant Kingfisher

137. Golden-tailed Woodpecker

138. Greater Honeyguide

139. Green Wood-hoopoe

140. Half-collared Kingfisher

141. Lilac-breasted Roller

142. Little Bee-eater

143. Malachite Kingfisher

144. Pied Kingfisher

145. Purple Roller

146. Red-faced Mousebird

147. Red-throated Wryneck

148. Southern Carmine Bee-eater

149. Southern Ground Hornbill

150. Southern Red-billed Hornbill

151. Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

152. White-fronted Bee-eater

153. Woodland Kingfisher

  Larks, swallows, martins, drongos, cuckooshrikes, orioles, tits, creepers

154. Barn Swallow

155. Black Cuckooshrike

156. Black-headed Oriole

157. Chestnut-backed Sparrowlark

158. Fork-tailed Drongo

159. Grey-back Sparrow-Lark

160. Lesser Striped Swallow

161. Pied Crow

162. Red-capped Lark

163. Rufus-naped Lark

164. Sabota Lark

165. White-throated Swallow

Babblers, Bulbuls, Thrushes and Allies  balleers, bulbuls, brownbils, greenbuls, nicators, rock-jumpers, chats, robins, robin-chats, alethes, palm thruses

166. African Stonechat

167. Anteating Chat

168. Arrow-marked Babbler

169. Cape Robin-Chat

170. Capped Wheatear

171. Dark-capped Bulbul

172. Karoo Thrush

173. Kurrichane Thrush

174. Mocking Cliff Chat

175. Mountain Wheatear

176. Southern Pied Babbler

177. White-browed Robin-Chat

178. White-browed Scrub-Robin

  Warblers, eremomelas, penduline-tits, Rockrunner, Grassbird, Flycatcher, etc

179. African Dusky Flycatcher

180. African Reed Warbler

181. Green-capped Eremomela

182. Grey-backed Camaroptera

183. Lomg-billed Crombec

  Cisticolas, prinias, flycatchers, white-eyes, batises, wagtails, pipits, longclaws

184. African Paradise Flycatcher

185. African Pied Wagtail

186. African Pipit

187. Black-chested Prinia

188. Cape Longclaw

189. Cape Wagtail

190. Cape White-eye

191. Chinspot Batis

192. Fiscal Flycatcher

193. Grey Tit-Flycatcher

194. Levaillant's Cisticola

195. Neddicky

196. Rattling Cisticola

197. Rufous-winged Cisticola

198. Southern Black Flycatcher

199. Tawny-flanked Prinia

200. Yellow-breasted Apalis

  Shrikes, helmet-shrikes, starlings, oxpeckers, sugarbirds, sunbirds

201. Amethyst Sunbird

202. Black-backed Puffback

203. Black-crowned Tchagra

204. Brown-crowned Tchagra

205. Brubru

206. Burchell's Starling

207. Cape Glossy Starling

208. Cape Sugarbird

209. Collared Sunbird

210. Common Fiscal Shrike

211. Greater Blue-eared Starling

212. Greater Double-collared Sunbird

213. Grey-headed Bushshrike

214. Lesser Grey Shrike

215. Magpie Shrike

216. Malachite Sunbird

217. Marico Sunbird

218. Orange-breasted Bush-Shrike

219. Pied Starling

220. Red-backed Shrike

221. Red-billed oxpecker

222. Red-winged Starling

223. Southern Boubou

224. Southern White-crowned Shrike

225. Wattled Starling

226. White-Bellied Sunbird

227. White-crested Helmet-Shrike

228. Yellow-billed Oxpecker

  Weavers, bishops, widowbirds, whydahs, indigobirds, finches, waxbills, canaries, buntings

229. Blue Waxbill

230. Bronze Mannikin

231. Cape Sparrow

232. Cape Weaver

233. Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

234. Common Waxbill

235. Cut-throat Finch

236. House Sparrow

237. Long-tailed Widowbird

238. Orange-winged Pytilia

239. Pin-tailed Whydah

240. Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver

241. Red-billed Firefinch

242. Red-billed Quelea

243. Red-headed Weaver

244. Southern Grey-headed Sparrow

245. Southern Masked Weaver

246. Southern Red Bishop

247. Spectacled Weaver

248. Thick-billed Weaver

249. Village Weaver

250. Yellow-crowned Bishop

251. Yellow-Fronted Canary

Total species: 251