Bird List

This is a list of the birds in the great Epupa Falls area, not just in camp.

Bird List 2013/2014

All bird names & categorisation are according to the Roberts Bird guide (2007)


Redbilled Spurfowl (Francolin)
Hartlaub’s Spurfowl (Francolin)
Helmeted Guineafowl
Egyptian Goose
Lesser Honeyguide
Golden-tailed Woodpecker
Acacia Pied Barbet
Monteiro’s Hornbill
Red-billed Hornbill
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
Grey Hornbill
Common Scimitarbill (Wood-Hoopoe)
Lilac-breasted Roller
Purple Roller
Giant Kingfisher
Grey-headed Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
African Pygmy Kingfisher
Woodland Kingfisher
Little Bee-eater
Madagascar (Olive) Bee-eater
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
Red-faced Mousebird
African Cuckoo
Diderick (Diederik) Cuckoo
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Jacobin Cuckoo
Striped Cuckoo
White-browed Coucal
Ruppel’s Parrot
Rosy-faced Lovebird
Alpine Swift
Bradfield’s  Swift
Little Swift
African Palm Swift
White-rumped Swift
Grey (Lourie) Go-away Bird
Barn Owl
Verraux’s (Giant) Eagle-owl
Pearl-spotted Owlet
Freckled Nightjar
Speckled (Rock) Pigeon
African Mourning Dove
Cape Turtle-Dove
Emerald-Spotted Wood-Dove (Green-spotted)
Laughing Dove
Namaqua Dove
Black Crake
Namaqua Sandgrouse
Double-Banded Sandgrouse
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Greater Painted-Snipe
African Jacana
Spotted (Dikkop) Thick-knee
Water (Dikkop) Thick-knee
Blacksmith (Plover) Lapwing
Crowned (Plover) Lapwing
Temminck’s Courser
Yellow-billed Kite
African Fish-Eagle
Back-Chested (breasted) Snake Eagle
Gabar Goshawk
Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk)
Booted Eagle
Grey Kestrel
Rock Kestrel
Tawny Eagle
Verreauxs’ (Black) Eagle
Augur Buzzard
African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene)
Lanner Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
African Darter
Reed Cormorant
Cattle Egret
Little Egret


Goliath Heron
Green-back Heron
Grey Heron
White-backed Night Heron
Black Stork
Saddle-billed Stork
African Golden Oriole
African Paradise-Flycatcher
Fork-tailed Drongo
Black-Backed Puffback
Crimson-breasted (Bou-bou) Shrike
Swamp Bou-bou
Southern White-crowned Shrike
White-tailed Shrike
Pirit Batis
Lesser Grey Shrike
Common Fiscal (Shrike)
Ashy Tit
Common House Martin
Rock Martin
Lesser Striped Swallow
Wire-tailed Swallow
AfricanRed-eyed Bulbul
Yellow-bellied Greenbul (Bulbul)
Long-billed Crombec
Yellow-bellied Eremomela
Lesser Swamp Warbler (Cape Reed)
Willow Warbler
Bare-cheecked Babbler
Rattling Cisticola
Black-chested Prinia
Groundscraper Thrush
Short-toed Rockthrush
Spotted Flycatcher
Ashy (Blue-grey) Flycatcher
Kalahari Schrub-Robin
Rufous-tailed Palm-Thrush
Familiar Chat
Mountain Wheatear (Chat)
Cape Glossy Starling
Pale-winged Starling
Violet-Backed (Plum-coloured) Starling
Wattled Starling
Yellow-billed Oxpecker
Dusky Sunbird
Scarlet-chested Sunbird
White-bellied Sunbird
Scaly-feathered Finch
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver
White-browed Sparrow-weaver
Chestnut Weaver
Golden Weaver
Lesser Masked-Weaver
Southern Masked Weaver
Spectacled Weaver
Red-billed Quelea
Southern Red Bishop
Red-headed Finch
Green-winged Pytillia (Melba Finch)
Blue Waxbill
Common Waxbill
Violet-eared Waxbill
Red-billed Firefinch
Jameson’s Firefinch
Long-tailed Paradise Wydah
Shaft-tailed Wydah
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
Great Sparrow
African Pied Wagtail
African (Grasveld) Pippit
Black-throated Canary
White-throated Canary
Lark-like Bunting
Cape Bunting
Golden-breasted Bunting
Cinnamon-Breasted (Rock) Bunting




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