Fynbos does not support a large number of bird species but the six birds that are endemic (only occur in the region where they are found) to the South West Cape are all fynbos species.

The Cape Sugar Bird and the Orangebrested sunbird are both endemic. They are vital to the fynbos biome as they pollinate  Erica and Protea species when feeding on their nectar.

 

*Birds sighted in the Berg River Catchment area 

Birds
Common Name Latin Name
African Black Duck Anas sparsa
Yellow Billed Duck Anas undulata
Orange-breasted Sunbird Anthobaphes violacea
Cape Penduline Tit Anthoscopus minutus
Blue Crane Anthropoides paradisea
African Rock Pipit Anthus crenatus
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Black Headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
Verreaux’s Eagle (Black Eagle) Aquila verreauxii
Cape Batis Batis capensis
Pririt Batis Batis pririt
Spotted Eagle Owl Bubo africanus
Cape Eagle Owl Bubo capensis
Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus
Forest Buzzard Buteo trizonatus
Steppe Buzzard Buteo vulpinus
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis
Burchell’s Coucal Centropus burchelli
Karoo Chat Cercomela schlegelii
Karoo Scrub-Robin Cercotricha scoryphaeus
Cape Rock-jumper Chaetops frenatus
Greater Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris afra
Southern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris chalybea
Dusky Sunbird Cinnyris fusca
Grey-backed Cisticola Cisticola subruficapillus
White-backed Mousebird Colius colius
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
Fork Tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
Black Shouldered Kite Elanus axillaris
Swee Waxbill Estrilda melanotis
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Grey Winged Francolin Francolinus africanus
Ground Woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
Greater Striped Swallow Hirundo cucullata
Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta
Southern Boubou Laniarius ferrugineus
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk Melierax canorus
Yellow Billed Kite Milvus aegyptius
Sentinel Rock-Thrush Monticola explorator
Cape Rock-Thrush Monticola rupestris
Ant-eating Chat Myrmecocichla formicivora
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus
Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis
Bank Cormorant Phalacrocorax neglectus
Spur Winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
Gymnogene Polyboroides typus
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
Cape Sugarbird Promerops cafer
Cape Francolin Pternistes capensis
Cape Bulbul Pycnonotus capensis
Grey-winged Francolin Scleroptila africanus
Yellow Canary Serinus flaviventris
Fiscal Flycatcher Sigelus silens
Fairy Flycatcher Stenostira scita
South African Shelduck Tadorna cana
Bokmakierie Telophorus zeylonus
Acacia Pied Barbet Tricholaema leucomelas