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Hlekani Homestead Private Game

Reserve Bird Viewing

Riverine woodland: African Green Pigeons, the Purple-crested Turaco, White-eared and Black-collared Barbet, the Red-fronted Tinkerbird, Trumpeter, Crowned Hornbills, Black-headed and Eurasian Golden Oriole, Scaly-throated and Lesser Honeyguide, Burchell’s Coucal, Narina Trogon, Broad-billed Roller (summer only), Brown-hooded, Woodland, African Pygmy Kingfisher, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Green Woodhoopoe, Southern Ground-Hornbill, Black-backed Puffback, Southern Boubou, Square-tailed Drongo, Blue-mantled and African Paradise Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied and Sombre Greenbul, Terrestrial Brownbul, Black Sawwing Swallow, Red-faced Cisticola, Yellow-breasted Apalis, White-browed and Red-capped Robin-chats, Collared, Grey and Purple-banded Sunbird and the Spectacled and Forest Weaver. 

Waterbirds: Egyptian Geese, the Hamerkop, Woolly-necked Stork, the Striated and Grey Heron, Common and Wood Sandpipers, Three-banded Plover, African Wattled Lapwing, Water Thickknee and Black Crake, Thirsty Red-eyed, Ring-necked, Laughing and Emerald-spotted Wood Dove,, Lesser Masked and Southern Masked Weavers.

Bushveld: Grey Go-away-bird, Red-faced and Speckled Mousebird, Lilac-breasted Roller, African Hoopoe, Common Scimitarbill, Southern Yellow-billed and Red-billed Hornbill, Acacia Pied and Crested Barbets, Greater Honeyguide, Brown-backed Honeybird, Striped Kingfisher, Golden-tailed, Cardinal and Bearded Woodpecker, Chinspot Batis, flocks of White-crested Helmetshrike, Grey-headed and Orange-breasted Bushshrike, Brown-crowned and Black-crowned Tchagra, Brubru, Black Cuckooshrike, migrant Red-backed and Lesser Grey Shrike, the miniscule Grey Penduline Tit, Sabota, Dusky Lark, Long-billed Crombec, Willow Warbler, Rattling Cisticola, Stierling’s Wren-warbler, Yellow-bellied and Burnt-necked Eremomela, Arrow-marked Babbler, Cape Glossy Starling, Red-billed Oxpecker, Groundscraper, Kurrichane Thrush, White-throated Robin-chat, White-browed Scrub-Robin, Pale and Grey Tit Flycatcher, Scarlet-chested and White-bellied Sunbird, Yellow-throated Petronia, Bushveld Pipit, Yellow-fronted Canary and Golden-breasted Bunting.


Open grasslands: Common Ostrich, Black-bellied Bustard, Common Buttonquail, Crowned and Senegal Lapwing, Temminck’s Courser, Shelley’s Francolin, Black Coucal, Little and European Bee-eater, Rufous-naped and Flappet Lark, Barn, Lesser Striped and Red-breasted Swallow, Croaking Cisticola, Neddicky, Red-billed Quelea, White-winged Widowbird, Yellow-throated Longclaw and African Pipit. 

The classics: Pink-throated Twinspot, Neergaard’s Sunbird and Rudd’s Apalis, Gorgeous Bushshrike, Eastern Nicator and Eastern Bearded Scrub-Robin, Crested and Natal Francolins as well as flocks of the Crested Guineafowl. 

Raptors: Crowned Eagle, Wahlberg’s, Tawny, African Hawk-Eagle, Lesser Spotted, Booted, Steppe Eagle. Brown Snake Eagle, Black-breasted, Bateleur, Secretary bird, Black-shouldered and Yellow-billed Kite, African Harrier-Hawk, Lizard Buzzard, Gabar and African Goshawk, Black and Little Sparrowhawk, Common (Steppe) Buzzard and Lanner Falcon, Vultures, African White-backed, Lappet-faced, White-headed, Hooded and Palmnut occur. 

Seedeaters: Green-winged Pytilia, Red-billed, African and Jameson’s Firefinch, Blue, Common and Grey Waxbill, African Quail Finch, Pink-throated Twinspot. Village, Purple and Dusky Indigobirds and Pin-tailed and Acacia Paradise Whydahs.


Nocturnal: Bronze-winged Courser, Spotted Eagle, Barn, African Wood, African Scops, Southern White-faced and Verreaux’s Eagle Owls and Fiery-necked and Square-tailed Nightjars.



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