Birds of Botswana

A guide to the birds of Botswana.

Grey Crowned Crane 1
Balearica regulorum
African Finfoot 2
Podica senegalensis
Denham's Bustard 3
Neotis denhami
Ludwig's Bustard 4
Neotis ludwigii
White-bellied Bustard 5
Eupodotis senegalensis
Kori Bustard 6
Ardeotis kori
Spotted Crake 7
Porzana porzana
African Rail 8
Rallus caerulescens
Buff-spotted Flufftail 9
Sarothrura elegans
Red-chested Flufftail
Sarothrura rufa
Common Moorhen 10
Gallinula chloropus
Corn Crake 11
Crex crex
Red-knobbed Coot 12
Fulica cristata
Purple Swamphen 13
Porphyrio porphyrio
Allen's Gallinule 14
Porphyrio alleni
Common Quail 15
Coturnix coturnix
Harlequin Quail 16
Coturnix delegorguei
Helmeted Guineafowl 17
Numida meleagris
Crested Guineafowl 18
Guttera pucherani
White-browed Coucal 19
Centropus superciliosus
Senegal Coucal 20
Centropus senegalensis
Black Coucal 21
Centropus grillii
Coppery-tailed Coucal 22
Centropus cupreicaudus
Klaas's Cuckoo 23
Chrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald Cuckoo 24
Chrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric Cuckoo 25
Chrysococcyx caprius
Great Spotted Cuckoo 19
Clamator glandarius
Pied Cuckoo 26
Clamator jacobinus
Levaillant's Cuckoo 19
Clamator levaillantii
Red-chested Cuckoo 27
Cuculus solitarius
Common Cuckoo 28
Cuculus canorus
Black Cuckoo 29
Cuculus clamosus
African Cuckoo 30
Cuculus gularis
Thick-billed Cuckoo 31
Pachycoccyx audeberti
Little Bee-eater 32
Merops pusillus
European Bee-eater 2
Merops apiaster
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater 17
Merops hirundineus
Madagascar Bee-eater 33
Merops superciliosus
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 2
Merops persicus
White-fronted Bee-eater 34
Merops bullockoides
European Roller 31
Coracias garrulus
Lilac-breasted Roller 35
Coracias caudatus
Racket-tailed Roller 36
Coracias spatulatus
Broad-billed Roller 37
Eurystomus glaucurus
Gray-headed Kingfisher 38
Halcyon leucocephala
Striped Kingfisher 2
Halcyon chelicuti
Woodland Kingfisher 39
Halcyon senegalensis
Brown-hooded Kingfisher 40
Halcyon albiventris
Half-collared Kingfisher 40
Alcedo semitorquata
Pied Kingfisher 41
Ceryle rudis
Mourning Collared Dove 2
Streptopelia decipiens
Ring-necked Dove 42
Streptopelia capicola
Red-eyed Dove 43
Streptopelia semitorquata
Speckled Pigeon 44
Columba guinea
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove 45
Turtur chalcospilos
African Green Pigeon 46
Treron calvus
Namaqua Dove 47
Oena capensis
Red-faced Mousebird 48
Urocolius indicus
Speckled Mousebird 8
Colius striatus
African Spoonbill 49
Platalea alba
African Sacred Ibis 50
Threskiornis aethiopicus
Hadada Ibis 8
Bostrychia hagedash
Glossy Ibis 51
Plegadis falcinellus
Hamerkop 2
Scopus umbretta
Little Stint 52
Calidris minuta
Curlew Sandpiper 29
Calidris ferruginea
Common Greenshank 53
Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper 54
Tringa stagnatilis
Green Sandpiper 55
Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper 55
Tringa glareola
Eurasian Curlew 56
Numenius arquata
Great Snipe 57
Gallinago media
African Snipe 40
Gallinago nigripennis
Common Sandpiper 40
Actitis hypoleucos
Greater Painted-Snipe 58
Rostratula benghalensis
Eared Grebe 2
Podiceps nigricollis
Little Grebe 59
Tachybaptus ruficollis
Lesser Flamingo 13
Phoeniconaias minor
Great Cormorant 60
Phalacrocorax carbo
Great White Pelican 61
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed Pelican 62
Pelecanus rufescens
Shoebill 63
Balaeniceps rex
African Skimmer 64
Rynchops flavirostris
White-winged Tern 65
Chlidonias leucopterus
African Jacana 66
Actophilornis africanus
Lesser Jacana 22
Microparra capensis
Burchell's Courser 67
Cursorius rufus
Temminck's Courser 40
Cursorius temminckii
Rock Pratincole 68
Glareola nuchalis
Collared Pratincole 69
Glareola pratincola
Black-winged Pratincole 70
Glareola nordmanni
Three-banded Courser 4
Rhinoptilus cinctus
Bronze-winged Courser 19
Rhinoptilus chalcopterus
African Hobby 71
Falco cuvierii
Red-footed Falcon 2
Falco vespertinus
Eurasian Hobby 65
Falco subbuteo
Peregrine Falcon 72
Falco peregrinus
Dickinson's Kestrel 22
Falco dickinsoni
Red-necked Falcon 73
Falco chicquera

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