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Southern African Endemics List (Birders endemics**)

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Key: Endemic Status, Name, Scientific Name

Key to endemic codes:

S Africa = Republic of South Africa and Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland
Sthn Af = Africa south of the Cunene & Zambezi Rivers including S Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Mozambique south of the Zambezi
Near = >95% of the breeding population is found in Sthn Af

SA   Grey-winged Francolin   Scleroptila africanus
NE   Orange River Francolin   Scleroptila levaillantoides
NE   Hartlaub's Francolin   Pternistes hartlaubi
NE   Red-billed Francolin   Pternistes adspersus
SnA   Cape Francolin   Pternistes capensis
NE   Natal Francolin   Pternistes natalensis
NE   Swainson's Spurfowl   Pternistes swainsonii
SnA   South African Shelduck   Tadorna cana
NE   Cape Shoveler   Anas smithii
SA   Hottentot Buttonquail   Turnix hottentotta
SA   Knysna Woodpecker   Campethera notata
SA   Ground Woodpecker   Geocolaptes olivaceus
NE   Acacia Pied Barbet   Tricholaema leucomelas
NE   Monteiro's Hornbill   Tockus monteiri
NE   Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill   Tockus leucomelas
NE   Bradfield's Hornbill   Tockus bradfieldi
NE   Violet Wood-Hoopoe   Phoeniculus damarensis
SnA   White-backed Mousebird   Colius colius
SnA   Burchell's Coucal   Centropus burchelli
SA   Cape Parrot   Poicephalus robustus
NE   Ruppell's Parrot   Poicephalus rueppellii
NE   Rosy-faced Lovebird   Agapornis roseicollis
NE   Bradfield's Swift   Apus bradfieldi
SA   Knysna Turaco   Tauraco corythaix
NE   Ludwig's Bustard   Neotis ludwigii
NE   Red-crested Korhaan   Eupodotis ruficrista
SA   Southern Black Korhaan   Eupodotis afra
NE   Northern Black Korhaan   Eupodotis [a.] afraoides
NE   Ruppell's Korhaan   Eupodotis rueppellii
SnA   Karoo Korhaan   Eupodotis vigorsii
SnA   Barrow's (White-bellied) Korhaan   Eupodotis [s.] barrowii
SA   Blue Korhaan   Eupodotis caerulescens
SnA   Blue Crane   Anthropoides paradisea
SnA   Namaqua Sandgrouse   Pterocles namaqua
NE   Double-banded Sandgrouse   Pterocles bicinctus
NE   Burchell's Sandgrouse   Pterocles burchelli
SnA   African Black Oystercatcher   Haematopus moquini
NE   Burchell's Courser   Cursorius rufus
NE   Cape Gull   Larus [d.] vetula
SnA   Hartlaub's Gull   Larus hartlaubii
SnA   Damara Tern   Sterna balaenarum
SnA   Cape Vulture   Gyps coprotheres
SnA   Black Harrier   Circus maurus
NE   Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk   Melierax canorus
SA   Forest Buzzard   Buteo trizonatus
SnA   Jackal Buzzard   Buteo rufofuscus
SnA   Cape Gannet   Morus capensis
SnA   Crowned Cormorant   Phalacrocorax coronatus
SnA   Bank Cormorant   Phalacrocorax neglectus
SnA   Cape Cormorant   Phalacrocorax capensis
NE   Slaty Egret   Egretta vinaceigula
SA   Southern Bald Ibis   Geronticus calvus
SnA   African Penguin   Spheniscus demersus
NE   Southern White-crowned Shrike   Eurocephalus anguitimens
SnA   Fairy Flycatcher   Stenostira scita
NE   White-tailed Shrike   Lanioturdus torquatus
SA   Southern Tchagra   Tchagra tchagra
SnA   Southern Boubou   Laniarius ferrugineus
NE   Crimson-breasted Shrike   Laniarius atrococcineus
NE   Bokmakierie   Telophorus zeylonus
NE   Olive Bush-Shrike   Telophorus olivaceus
NE   Cape Batis   Batis capensis
NE   Pririt Batis   Batis pririt
SA   Cape Rock-jumper   Chaetops frenatus
SA   Drakensberg Rock-jumper   Chaetops aurantius
SnA   Cape Rock-Thrush   Monticola rupestris
SA   Sentinel Rock-Thrush   Monticola explorator
NE   Short-toed Rock-Thrush (incl. Transvaal)   Monticola brevipes
NE   Chat Flycatcher   Bradornis infuscatus
NE   Marico Flycatcher   Bradornis mariquensis
SnA   Fiscal Flycatcher   Sigelus silens
SnA   White-throated Robin-Chat   Cossypha humeralis
SA   Chorister Robin-Chat   Cossypha dichroa
SnA   Brown Scrub-Robin   Cercotrichas signata
NE   Kalahari Scrub-Robin   Cercotrichas paena
SnA   Karoo Scrub-Robin   Cercotrichas coryphaeus
NE   Herero Chat   Namibornis herero
SA   Buff-streaked Chat   Oenanthe bifasciata
NE   Mountain Wheatear   Oenanthe monticola
SnA   Sickle-winged Chat   Cercomela sinuata
NE   Karoo Chat   Cercomela schlegelii
NE   Tractrac Chat   Cercomela tractrac
SnA   Anteating Chat   Myrmecocichla formicivora
NE   Pale-winged Starling   Onychognathus nabouroup
SnA   Cape Glossy Starling   Lamprotornis nitens
NE   Burchell's Starling   Lamprotornis australis
NE   Meves's Starling   Lamprotornis mevesii
SA   Pied Starling   Spreo bicolor
NE   Cape Penduline-Tit   Anthoscopus minutus
NE   Southern Black Tit   Parus niger
NE   Carp's Tit   Parus carpi
NE   Ashy Tit   Parus cinerascens
NE   Grey Tit   Parus afer
NE   Greater Striped Swallow   Hirundo cucullata
SnA   South African Cliff-Swallow   Hirundo spilodera
NE   African Red-eyed Bulbul   Pycnonotus nigricans
SA   Cape Bulbul   Pycnonotus capensis
NE   Grey-backed Cisticola   Cisticola subruficapillus
NE   Black-chested Prinia   Prinia flavicans
SnA   Karoo Prinia   Prinia maculosa
SA   Drakensberg Prinia   Prinia [m.] hypoxantha
SnA   Namaqua Warbler   Phragmacia substriata
SnA   Robert's Warbler   Oreophilais robertsi
SnA   Rufous-eared Warbler   Malcorus pectoralis
NE   Rudd's Apalis   Apalis ruddi
SnA   Chirinda Apalis   Apalis chirindensis
NE   Barred Wren-Warbler   Calamonastes fasciolatus
SnA   Cinnamon-breasted Warbler   Euryptila subcinnamomea
SA   Knysna Warbler   Bradypterus sylvaticus
SA   Barratt's Warbler   Bradypterus barratti
SA   Victorin's Warbler   Bradypterus victorini
NE   Rockrunner   Achaetops pycnopygius
SnA   Cape Grassbird   Sphenoeacus afer
SnA   Karoo Eremomela   Eremomela gregalis
NE   Southern Pied Babbler   Turdoides bicolor
NE   Hartlaub's Babbler   Turdoides hartlaubii
NE   Blackfaced Babbler   Turdoides melanops
NE   Bare-cheeked Babbler   Turdoides gymnogenys
SA   Bush Blackcap   Lioptilus nigricapillus
SnA   Layard's Tit-Babbler   Parisoma layardi
NE   Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler   Parisoma subcaeruleum
NE   Monotonous Lark   Mirafra passerina
SnA   Melodious Lark   Mirafra cheniana
SnA   Cape Clapper Lark   Mirafra apiata
SA   Agulhas Clapper Lark   Mirafra marjoriae
NE   Eastern Clapper Lark   Mirafra fasciolata
NE   Sabota Lark (incl. Bradfield's)   Mirafra sabota
SA   Rudd's Lark   Heteromirafra ruddi
NE   Benguela Long-billed Lark   Certhilauda [c.] benguelensis
SnA   Karoo Long-billed Lark   Certhilauda [c.] subcoronata
SA   Cape Long-billed Lark   Certhilauda [c.] curvirostris
SA   Agulhas Long-billed Lark   Certhilauda [c.] brevirostris
SnA   Eastern Long-billed Lark   Certhilauda [c.] semitorquata
SnA   Short-clawed Lark   Certhilauda chuana
SnA   Dune Lark   Certhilauda erythrochlamys
SnA   Barlow's Lark   Certhilauda [e.] barlowi
SA   Karoo Lark   Certhilauda albescens
SA   Red Lark   Certhilauda burra
NE   Spike-heeled Lark   Chersomanes albofasciata
SnA   Black-eared Sparrowlark   Eremopterix australis
NE   Grey-backed Sparrowlark   Eremopterix verticalis
NE   Gray's Lark   Ammomanes grayi
NE   Pink-billed Lark   Spizocorys conirostris
SnA   Sclater's Lark   Spizocorys sclateri
SA   Botha's Lark   Spizocorys fringillaris
NE   Stark's Lark   Eremalauda starki
SnA   Large-billed Lark   Galerida magnirostris
SA   Gurney's Sugarbird   Promerops gurneyi
SA   Cape Sugarbird   Promerops cafer
SA   Orange-breasted Sunbird   Anthobaphes violacea
SnA   Southern Double-collared Sunbird   Cinnyris chalybea
SA   Greater Double-collared Sunbird   Cinnyris afra
SnA   Neergaard's Sunbird   Cinnyris neergaardi
NE   Dusky Sunbird   Cinnyris fusca
NE   Great Sparrow   Passer motitensis
NE   Cape Sparrow   Passer melanurus
SnA   Cape Longclaw   Macronyx capensis
SA   Yellow-breasted Pipit   Anthus chloris
SA   African Rock Pipit   Anthus crenatus
SnA   Long-tailed Pipit   Anthus longicaudatus
NE   Scaly-feathered Finch   Sporopipes squamifrons
SnA   Sociable Weaver   Philetairus socius
SnA   Cape Weaver   Ploceus capensis
SnA   Pink-throated Twinspot   Hypargos margaritatus
NE   Violet-eared Waxbill   Granatina granatina
SnA   Cinderella Waxbill   Estrilda thomensis
SnA   Swee Waxbill   Estrilda melanotis
NE   Red-headed Finch   Amadina erythrocephala
NE   Shaft-tailed Whydah   Vidua regia
SA   Forest Canary   Serinus scotops
NE   Lemon-breasted Canary   Serinus citrinipectus
NE   Yellow Canary   Serinus flaviventris
NE   White-throated Canary   Serinus albogularis
SA   Protea Seedeater   Serinus leucopterus
SA   Cape Siskin   Pseudochloroptila totta
SA   Drakensberg Siskin   Pseudochloroptila symonsi
NE   Cape Bunting   Emberiza capensis
NE   Lark-like Bunting   Emberiza impetuani

"Birders Endemics"

The scientific definition of endemics concers whether or not a species occurs exclusively within a particular territory. From a practical birding point of view, it is often more useful to use the concept of "birders endemics" for species which are most practically found in a specific territory. At the present time, most birders, are unlikely to have the resources, time (or in some cases disregard for their own safety) to visit the other regions where these species occur. For practical purposes therefore, we refer to them as "birders endemics".

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