NAMIBIA SPECIES CHECKLIST

 
NAMIBIA SPECIES CHECKLIST
NAMIBIA
SPECIES CHECKLIST
NAMIBIA SPECIES CHECKLIST
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           Desert Rhino Camp       DAMARALAND                                                                         BUSHMANLAND
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               Damaraland Camp           Doro Nawas
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                                             Swakopmund
                                             Walvis Bay

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                                                          Kulala Desert Lodge
                                                                Little Kulala
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   Cities and towns

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INTRODUCTIONKasane                        Victoria Falls

Welcome to the wonderful wildlife of southern Africa.Camp
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                                                  Little Makalolo Camp
The idea of this booklet is to enable you, as a Wilderness Safaris guest, to keep a detailed record of the mammals,
birds, reptiles and amphibians that you observe during your travels. It also serves as a compact record of your
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        journey for future reference that will hopefullyBulawayo                       ZIMBABW
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                                                                                         wildlife spheres whether in your
home country or abroad.                 Nata

Although always exciting to see, especially for the first-time Africa visitor, once you move beyond the cliché of the
‘Big Five’ you will soon realise that our wilderness areas offer much more. Africa’s large mammals are certainly a
big attraction that  one    never
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                Kalahari Plains Camptires of, but it’s often the smaller mammals, diverse birdlife and incredible reptiles
that draw one back again for another unparalleled visit. Seeing a breeding herd of elephant for instance will
always be special but there is a certain thrill in seeing a dassie rat, a fascinating rock elephant shrew or a foraging

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covey of Hartlaub’s francolin – to name but a few.                             Musina
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As a globally discerning traveller, look beyond the obvious, and challenge yourself to learn as much about the
wildlife and ecosystems through which you will travel on your safari.
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Enjoy your journey                                                                                  Phalaborwa
                                    Gaborone

NAMIBIA BIODIVERSITY OVERVIEW
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Namibia is a country of astonishing contrasts, home Pretoria
                                                    to the oldest desert on the planet, the white saltpans of
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Etosha National Park, the uninhabited beaches of the Skeleton Coast and the vast wilderness of Kaokoveld.
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These unique landscapes are also home to much endemic Johannesburg
                                                          and special wildlife that are found nowhere else on
Earth.                                   Soweto
                                                                                              SWAZILAND
           SOUTH AFRICA
Namibia’s diversity is astonishing: approximately 4 000 species of plants, over 650 bird species and 80 large
mammal species, of which 604 plants, 14 birds and 15 mammals are almost entirely endemic to the country, some
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extending marginally into southern Angola. Reptile species total 258 and, as is fitting for such a dry, hot place,
sun-loving lizard species number 125, making this the richest lizard fauna in Africa.    St. Lucia

                    Kimberley mountain zebra, dune lark and Peringuey’s adder are spectacular examples of
Species such as Hartmann’s
species that have adapted superbly to the harsh dry environment and, together with a myriad other species,Bay
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waiting to be ‘discovered’ by our guests.          LESOTHO
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KEY MAMMALS OF NAMIBIA

Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra           Damara Dik-dik                         Black Slender Mongoose
Equus zebra hartmannae              Madoqua kirkii damarensis              Herpestes flavescens (nigratus)

Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,      Best Seen: Ongava Game Reserve         Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,
Doro !Nawas Conservancy, Torra                                             Torra Conservancy
Conservancy, Ongava Game Reserve,
Marienfluss Conservancy

Dassie Rat                          Kaokoveld Rock Hyrax                   Black-faced Impala
Petromus typicus                    Procavia capensis welwitschii          Aepyceros melampus petersi

Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,      Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,         Best Seen: Ongava Game Reserve
Doro !Nawas Conservancy, Torra      Torra Conservancy, Marienfluss
Conservancy, Ongava Game Reserve,   Conservancy
Marienfluss Conservancy, Kulala
Wilderness Reserve

Mountain (Damara) Ground            Dune Hairy-footed Gerbil               Smith’s (Western) Rock Elephant-
Squirrel                            Gerbillurus tytonis                    Shrew
Xerus princeps                                                             Elephantulus rupestris
                                    Best Seen: Kulala Wilderness Reserve
Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,                                             Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,
Torra Conservancy, Marienfluss                                             Doro !Nawas Conservancy, Torra
Conservancy                                                                Conservancy

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KEY BIRDS OF NAMIBIA

Dune Lark                               White-tailed Shrike                Herero Chat
Calendulauda erythrochlamys             Lanioturdus torquatus              Namibornis herero

Best Seen: Kulala Wilderness Reserve,   Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,     Best Seen Palmwag Concession, Torra
Walvis/Swakop                           Doro !Nawas Conservancy, Torra     Conservancy
                                        Conservancy, Ongava Game Reserve

Hartlaub’s Spurfowl                     Monteiro’s Hornbill                Bare-cheeked Babbler
Pternistis hartlaubi                    Tockus monteiri                    Turdoides gymnogenys

Best Seen: Torra Conservancy, Ongava    Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,     Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,
Game Reserve                            Doro !Nawas Conservancy, Torra     Doro !Nawas Conservancy, Torra
                                        Conservancy, Ongava Game Reserve   Conservancy, Ongava Game Reserve

Benguela Long-billed Lark               Rockrunner                         Carp’s Tit
Certhilauda benguelensis                Achaetops pycnopygius              Parus carpi

Best Seen: Marienfluss Conservancy,     Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,     Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,
Palmwag Concession, Doro !Nawas         Torra Conservancy, Ongava Game     Doro !Nawas Conservancy, Torra
Conservancy, Torra Conservancy          Reserve                            Conservancy, Ongava Game Reserve

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KEY birds OF NAMIBIA

Damara Hornbill                       Rosy-faced Lovebird                Rüppell’s Korhaan
Tockus damarensis                     Agapornis roseicollis              Eupodotis rueppelii

Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,        Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,     Best Seen: Marienfluss Conservancy,
Doro !Nawas Conservancy, Torra        Doro !Nawas Conservancy, Torra     Palmwag Concession, Doro !Nawas
Conservancy, Ongava Game Reserve      Conservancy, Kulala Wilderness     Conservancy, Torra Conservancy,
                                      Reserve                            Kulala Wilderness Reserve

Gray’s Lark                           Rüppell’s Parrot                   Violet Wood-Hoopoe
Ammomanopsis grayi                    Poicephalus rueppellii             Phoeniculus damarensis

Best Seen: Marienfluss Conservancy,   Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,     Best Seen: Torra Conservancy,
Palmwag Concession-North, Walvis/     Doro !Nawas Conservancy, Torra     Ongava Game Reserve
Swakop                                Conservancy, Ongava Game Reserve

Burchell’s Courser                    Short-toed Rock Thrush             Damara Tern
Cursorius rufus                       Monticola brevipes                 Sternula balaenarum

Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,        Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,     Best Seen: Palmwag Concession –
Torra Conservancy, Etosha National    Torra Conservancy, Doro !Nawas     North, Walvis/Swakop
Park                                  Conservancy, Kulala Wilderness
                                      Reserve, Ongava Game Reserve

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KEY REPTILES OF NAMIBIA

Anchieta’s Dwarf Python               Peringuey’s Adder                      Desert Plated Lizard
Python anchietae                      Bitis peringueyi                       Gerrhosaurus skoogi

Best Seen: Marienfluss Conservancy,   Best Seen: Marienfluss Conservancy,    Best Seen: Marienfluss Conservancy,
Palmwag Concession, Kulala            Palmwag Concession-North, Kulala       Palmwag Concession
Wilderness Reserve, Ongava Game       Wilderness Reserve, Walvis/Swakop
Reserve

Web-footed (Namib Dune) Gecko         Giant Ground Gecko                     Anchieta’s Agama
Palmatogecko rangei                   Chondrodactylus angulifer namibensis   Agama anchietae

Best Seen: Marienfluss Conservancy,   Best Seen: Marienfluss Conservancy,    Best Seen: Palmwag Concession,
Palmwag Concession, Torra             Palmwag Concession, Kulala             Torra Conservancy, Ongava Game
Conservancy, Kulala Wilderness        Wilderness Reserve                     Reserve, Etosha National Park
Reserve, Walvis/Swakop

Shovel-snouted Lizard                 Namibian Rock Agama                    Namaqua Chameleon
Meroles anchietae                     Agama planiceps                        Chamaeleo namaquensis

Best Seen: Marienfluss Conservancy,   Best Seen: Marienfluss Conservancy,    Best Seen: Marienfluss Conservancy,
Palmwag Concession, Kulala            Palmwag Concession, Doro !Nawas        Palmwag Concession, Torra
Wilderness Reserve,                   Conservancy, Torra Conservancy         Conservancy, Kulala Wilderness
                                                                             Reserve, Walvis/Swakop

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OUR NAMIBIAN CONCESSIONS

SOSSUSVLEI
                     Kulala Wilderness Reserve (Little Kulala, Kulala Desert Lodge
                     Kulala Wilderness Reserve, a 40 000ha (98 839-acre) tract of land near the
                     spectacular sights of Sossusvlei, borders the expansive Namib Naukluft Park. The
                     dramatic Sossusvlei dunes are surrounded by rugged, ancient volcanic mountains
                     and open plains dotted with the odd quiver tree. Larger desert-adapted wildlife
                     such as ostrich, springbok and gemsbok (oryx) abound here, along with carnivores
                     such as bat-eared fox, Cape fox, brown hyaena and black-backed jackal. Unique
                     birds include dune lark, Burchell’s courser, Ludwig’s bustard and Stark’s lark. The
                     sands offer refuge to reptiles like shovel-snouted lizard and web-footed gecko.

DAMARALAND
                     Doro !Nawas Conservancy (Doro Nawas Camp)
                     The 407 300ha (1 006 425-acre) Doro !Nawas Conservancy is a landscape ranging
                     from boulder-strewn plains to curious rock formations surrounded by sand dunes.
                     This is prime desert-adapted elephant territory, where herds traverse the Aba-
                     Huab riverbed and surrounding hills seasonally. This arid environment is home
                     to gemsbok, springbok and variety of other species, including occasional black
                     rhino and cheetah. Birdlife includes several Namibian endemics such as Monteiro’s
                     hornbill and Carp’s tit. The sandstone rocks of Twyfelfontein harbour reptiles such
                     as Namib rock agama and day geckos.

                     Torra Conservancy (Damaraland Camp)
                     The 352 200ha (870 274-acre) Torra Conservancy protects classic Damaraland
                     topography – red-rock hills interspersed with valleys and dry riverbeds. The area
                     supports a high diversity of wildlife including a healthy number of desert-adapted
                     elephant and good populations of giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, occasional cheetah
                     and black rhino as well as interesting flora. Birding is excellent with Rüppell’s parrot
                     and Benguela long-billed lark being ‘specials’. Hoesch’s skink is a unique reptile
                     find in this area.

ETOSHA
                     ONGAVA GAME RESERVE (LITTLE ONGAVA, ONGAVA LODGE,
                     ONGAVA TENTED CAMP, ANDERSSON’S CAMP)
                     On the southern boundary of Etosha National Park and forming its buffer lies
                     Ongava Game Reserve, a prolific 30 000ha (74129-acre) private reserve. It is a
                     haven to large concentrations of wildlife: notably lion, wildebeest, springbok,
                     gemsbok, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and the largest
                     population of the endemic black-faced impala outside of Etosha. The Reserve is also
                     known for its successful reintroduction of white and black rhino. Birdlife is prolific
                     with 340 species seen, amongst them ten of Namibia’s 14 endemic bird species,
                     including white-tailed shrike and Hartlaub’s francolin. Notable reptiles include
                     Anchieta’s dwarf python and Etosha agama.

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OUR NAMIBIAN CONCESSIONS

PALMWAG
                           Palmwag Concession – North (Hoanib Skeleton Coast)

                           The remote, northern reaches of the 450 000ha (1 111 935-acre) Palmwag Concession
                           are in stark contrast to the south. Here the landscape is dominated by the form of the
                           Hoanib River, a swathe of sand that meanders through rocky gorges and past arid
                           sandy plains. The riverbed – an ephemeral linear oasis penetrating the depths of
                           the desert – is lined with albida trees, the pods of which form the staple dry season
                           diet of desert-adapted elephant, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok. Lions spend the
                           heat of the day in salvadora and salsola thickets waiting for the cool of night. The
                           iconic oasis spring of Auses lies in the dunefield to the west and is best seen from
                           the air en route to the gravel plains on the coast, where the fur seal colonies dwell.

                           Palmwag Concession – South (Desert Rhino Camp)
                           The southern parts of the 450 000ha (1 111 935-acre) Palmwag Concession is
                           made up of rolling, rocky hills, flat-topped mountains and stark plains with ancient
                           welwitschia plants, euphorbias and isolated tree clumps. The concession supports
                           the largest free-roaming population of desert-adapted black rhino in Africa as well
                           as desert-adapted elephant. Thanks to the freshwater springs in the area there is a
                           surprising amount of life: Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok
                           and kudu, as well as lion, cheetah, leopard, and spotted hyaena. Birdlife is equally
                           varied, including endemics like Burchell’s courser and Rüppell’s korhaan. This
                           concession is rich in reptiles including Kaokoveld sand lizard and Anchieta’s agama.

KUNENE
                           Marienfluss Conservancy (Serra Cafema Camp)
                           In the country’s far north, the Kunene River – the permanent source of water in the
                           region – is lined with a narrow belt of riverine vegetation and palm trees. Away from
                           the river, the Marienfluss and Hartmann’s Valleys comprise part of the vast 303 400ha
                           (749 641-acre) Marienfluss Conservancy. Grassy areas in rainy years, generally their
                           flat topographies are covered by soft sand broken only by a few tough grasses, toxic
                           euphorbias, mysterious ‘fairy circles’ and sheer granite inselbergs. Wildlife such as
                           gemsbok, springbok, brown hyaena and Cape fox occur sporadically, while smaller
                           creatures abound in this surreal setting. The River also harbours Nile crocodile
                           and vibrant birdlife. Desert plated lizard, Kunene racer, Namaqua chameleon and
                           horned adder are some of the reptiles to be seen here.

CHECKLIST KEY

• NAM – Namibia • MF – Marienfluss Conservancy • PWC – Palmwag Concession • TC – Torra Conservancy
• DNC – Doro !Nawas Conservancy • KWR – Kulala Wilderness Reserve • ONG/ENP – Ongava Game Reserve
• W/S – Walvis Bay/Swakopmund

* Southern African endemic or near-endemic species
** Namibia endemic or near-endemic species

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RECOMMENDED FIELD GUIDES

SMITHER’S MAMMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA: A FIELD GUIDE
Peter Apps. Struik Publishers. ISBN: 9781868725502
Concise, informative guide on the mammal species found in southern Africa including bats, whales, dolphins
and seals that can be seen along the coastline.

THE KINGDON POCKET GUIDE TO AFRICAN MAMMALS
 Jonathan Kingdon. Princeton University Press. ISBN: 9780713669817
Compact and beautifully illustrated, it is ideal for use in the field, while its coverage is the most comprehensive
for any book of its size.

SASOL BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA – 4th Edition
Ian Sinclair; Phil Hockey; Warwick Tarboton. Struik Publishers. ISBN: 978177007925 0
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa remains the region’s most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide.

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE FROGS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Vincent Carruthers and Louis Du Preez. Struik Publishers. ISBN: 9781770074460
This guide offers the most authoritative and comprehensive treatment of frogs of the region.

A GUIDE TO THE REPTILES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Johan Marais and Graham Alexander. Struik Publishers. ISBN: 9781770073869
This well illustrated guide introduces the 517 species currently described in the region, arranged into three main
groups – snakes and lizards, crocodiles, and shelled reptiles.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

With appreciation to all who have contributed to this species checklist, including all camp and Explorations
guides, but particularly: Martin Benadie, Kobus Bekker, Conrad Brain, Lloyd Camp, Gabriel Haufiku, Rosta Janik,
Courteney Johnson, Jimmy Limbo, Tammie Matsen, Iván Phillipson, Chris Roche, Basilia Shivute, Ilana Stein,
Ken Stratford, Wikus Swanepoel, Alton Tsowaseb and Paul van Niekerk. If we have left anyone out, it has been
unintentional and we apologise.

Copy: Martin Benadie and Chris Roche
Design: Mary-Anne Van Der Byl
Photographers: Coke Smith, Dana Allen, Martin Benadie, Caroline Culbert, Clive Dreyer, Olwen Evans,
Josh Engel, Roger Fussell, Ryan Kingsbury, Gavin Lautenbach, Mike Myers and Louis Du Preez.

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TIPS FOR WILDLIFE VIEWING

–   Binoculars are essential particularly for observing birds and smaller mammal species. When larger animals
    are spotted at a distance, binoculars will enhance the enjoyment of those particular sightings.
–   Patience is a good virtue for wildlife viewing. Spend a little more time at each sighting and quietly observe
    fascinating behavioural traits coming to the fore.
–   Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to be out looking for wildlife. This is the ‘golden hour’
    for photography and animal activity peaks, with nocturnal species (e.g. leopard) often still active.
–   During the heat of the day many animals will drink at waterholes (e.g. elephant, zebra), making this a good
    time to be there.
–   Night drives (where available) can also be rewarding for nocturnal mammals such as genets, bushbabies,
    honey badger and brown hyaena.
–   Best months for bird watching are December to April when resident birds are most active and intra-African
    and Palaearctic migratory species are in the subregion.

HOW TO USE THESE CHECKLISTS

–   The checklist presented does not cover the entire country, but rather is a comprehensive list for our
    concessions.
–   The oval circle indicates that the species is present for a given locality.
–   The detailed species lists have been grouped taxonomically by family and by Wilderness Safaris concessions
    in Namibia.
–   A number of species are migratory (e.g. birds) or may hibernate (e.g. snakes and frogs) during the southern
    African winter so they may not be seen during your visit.
–   Endemic/near-endemic species and subspecies are highlighted in bold: endemism referring to species
    mostly restricted to either Namibia or southern Africa.
–   The botanical diversity of Namibia is significant (approximately 4 000 recorded plant species!) and beyond
    the practical realms of this checklist, and has thus been omitted. The guides on your trip are knowledgeable
    in the local flora, will have the necessary field guides, and will certainly point out any trees, shrubs and
    flowers that may be of interest or in bloom on your safari.
–   All new records will be gratefully received (supporting image a bonus); please email crt@wilderness.co.za
    with “New Species Record” in the subject line.

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MAMMALS

Namibia’s maze of national parks, reserves and community conservancies makes up an impressive 20% of the
country, providing many pristine areas for unrivalled wildlife observation. Out of the country’s total mammal fauna
of over 200 species – a diverse range from plains zebra to lion, at least 15 are currently regarded as endemic: dune
hairy-footed gerbil is entirely restricted to the Namib, the rest being bats, other rodents and small carnivores.
Hartmann’s mountain zebra, Damara dik-dik, black-faced impala and the rock-loving dassie rat all have 75% or
more of their population occurring solely in Namibia.

However, the most unique and eye-catching must be the assemblage of arid-adapted species or subspecies found
here. These include the likes of the acclaimed ‘desert elephants’, suricates (meerkats), Cape and bat-eared fox,
short-eared elephant-shrew, striped tree squirrel, Grant’s golden mole, secretive brown hyaena, 40% of Africa’s
cheetah population, specialist antelope such as gemsbok and springbok, and the largest free-ranging population
of black rhino on the continent. Amongst the Namibian marine mammal component, bottlenose and the localised
Heaviside’s (Benguela) dolphins occur year round, while southern right whale is seasonal.

                                     CAPE FOX

                                                                  Brown hyaena                     klipspringer

                                                                                               AFRICAN ELEPHANT

                     Jameson’s Red rock rabbit

                                           BLACK RHINO                                                Springbok

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MAMMALS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                               SCIENTIFIC NAME                NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                                         ENP  W/S
GOLDEN MOLES                              ORDER: AFROTHERIA
* Grant’s Golden Mole                     Eremitalpa granti              v                           v
HEDGEHOG, SHREWS                          ORDER: EULIPOTYPHLA
* Southern African Hedgehog               Atelerix frontalis             v                     v           v
Reddish-Grey Musk Shrew                   Crocidura Cyanea               v          v     v    v
ELEPHANT SHREWS                           ORDER: MACROSCELIDEA
* Round-eared Elephant-shrew              Macroscelides proboscideus     v          v                             v
Short-snouted Elephant-shrew              Elephantulus brachyrhynchus    v          v
* Western (Smith’s) Rock Elephant-shrew   Elephantulus rupestris         v          v     v    v
* Bushveld Elephant-Shrew                 Elephantulus Intufi            v          v     v    v           v
BATS                                      ORDER: CHIROPTERA
Straw-coloured Fruit Bat                  Eidolon helvum                 v     v    v     v    v     v     v      v
Mauritian Tomb Bat                        Taphozous mauritianus          v          v     v    v
Commerson’s Leaf-nosed Bat                Hipposideros commersoni        v          v     v    v           v
Sundevall’s Leaf-nosed Bat                Hipposideros caffer            v          v     v    v           v
Egyptian Slit-faced Bat                   Nycteris thebaica              v     v    v                v     v
Ruppell’s Horseshoe Bat                   Rhinolophus fumigatus          v          v
Geoffroy’s Horseshoe Bat                  Rhinolophus clivosus           v     v    v
Darling’s Horseshoe Bat                   Rhinolophus darlingi           v          v
Dent’s Horseshoe Bat                      Rhinolophus denti              v          v     v    v     v     v
Schreiber’s Long-fingered Bat             Miniopterus schreibersii       v          v                      v
Cape Serotine Bat                         Eptesicus capensis             v          v                      v
Long-tailed Serotine Bat                  Eptesicus hottentotus          v          v
* Angola Hairy Bat                        Myotis seabrai                 v     v    v     v
Cape Serotine Bat                         Neoromicia capensis            v          v
Schleiffen’s Bat                          Nycticeius schleiffenii        v                                 v
Yellow House Bat                          Scotophilus dinganii           v          v                      v
Greenish Yellow Bat                       Scotophilus viridis            v          v
Damara Woolly Bat                         Kerivoula argentata            v     v          v
Flat-headed Free-tailed Bat               Sauromys Petrophilus           v          v     v    v
Egyptian Free-tailed Bat                  Tadarida aegyptiaca            v     v    v     v    v     v     v
* Namib Long-eared Bat                    Laephotis namibensis           v                           v            v
PRIMATES                                  ORDER: PRIMATES
Chacma Baboon                             Papio ursinus                  v     v    v     v    v     v     v
Vervet Monkey                             Cercopithecus aethiops         v     v
Lesser Bushbaby                           Galago moholi                  v                                 v
AARDVARK                                  ORDER: TUBILIDENTATA
Aardvark                                  Orycteropus afer               v          v     v    v     v     v
PANGOLINS                                 ORDER: PHOLIDOTA
Pangolin                                  Smutsia temminckii             v          v
RABBITS AND HARES                         ORDER: LAGOMORPHA
Cape Hare                                 Lepus capensis                 v     v    v     v    v     v
Scrub Hare                                Lepus saxatilis                v     v    v     v    v     v     v
* Jameson’s Red Rock Rabbit               Pronolagus randensis           v          v                v     v
RODENTS, SQUIRRELS AND GERBILS            ORDER: RODENTIA
* South African Ground Squirrel           Xerus inauris                  v     v    v     v    v     v     v
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MAMMALS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                             SCIENTIFIC NAME                  NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                                         ENP  W/S
** Mountain (Damara) Ground Squirrel    Xerus princeps                   v          v     v
Striped Tree Squirrel                   Funisciurus congicus             v          v          v          v
Tree Squirrel                           Paraxerus cepapi                 v          v          v
Rock Dormouse                           Graphiurus platyops              v          v
Woodland Dormouse                       Graphiurus murinus               v                                v
Springhare                              Pedetes capensis                 v                v          v
Damara Molerat                          Cryptotus damarensis             v          v     v    v
Porcupine                               Hystrix africaeaustralis         v          v     v    v     v    v
Greater Cane Rat                        Thryonomys swinderianus          v     v
** Dassie Rat                           Petromus typicus                 v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Pouched Mouse                           Saccostomus campestris           v          v                     v
Fat Mouse                               Steatomys pratensis              v                                v
* Gerbil Mouse                          Malacothrix typica               v          v                     v
Desert Pygmy Mouse                      Mus indutus                      v          v     v    v          v
* Cape Short-tailed Gerbil              Desmodillus auricularis          v          v     v    v     v    v
* Hairy-footed Gerbil                   Gerbillurus paeba                v          v     v    v
Brush-tailed Hairy-footed Gerbil        Gerbillurus vallinus             v          v                v
** Dune Hairy-footed Gerbil             Gerbillurus tytonis              v          v                v
** Setzer’s Hairy-footed Gerbil         Gerbillurus setzeri              v          v     v    v     v
Bushveld Gerbil                         Tatera leucogaster               v          v     v    v          v
* Highveld Gerbil                       Tatera brantsii                  v                                v
Namaqua Rock Mouse                      Micaelamys namaquensis           v          v     v    v          v
Red Veld Rat                            Aethomys chrysophilus            v          v     v    v          v
Four-striped Grass Mouse                Rhabdomys pumilio                v          v                v
Single-striped Mouse                    Lemniscomys rosalia              v          v     v    v          v
Tree Mouse                              Thallomys paedulcus              v          v                     v
Black-tailed Tree Rat                   Thallomys nigricauda             v          v                     v
Natal Multi-mammate Mouse               Mastomys natalensis              v          v                     v
House Rat                               Rattus rattus                    v                                    v
* Littledale’s Whistling Rat            Parotomys littledalei            v                           v
Pygmy Rock Mouse                        Petromyscus collinus             v          v     v
** Shortridge’s Rock Mouse              Petromyscus shortridgei          v          v
CARNIVORES                              ORDER: CARNIVORA
* Cape Fox                              Vulpes chama                     v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Bat-eared Fox                           Otocyon megalotis                v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Black-backed Jackal                     Canis mesomelas                  v     v    v     v    v     v    v   v
Honey Badger                            Mellivora capensis               v     v    v     v               v
Striped Polecat                         Ictonyx striatus                 v          v     v    v     v
Banded Mongoose                         Mungos mungo                     v                                v
** Kaokoland Slender (Black) Mongoose   Galerella flavescens (nigrata)   v          v     v               v
Large Grey Mongoose                     Herpestes ichneumon              v
Slender Mongoose                        Herpestes sanguinea              v          v                     v
Dwarf Mongoose                          Helogale parvula                 v                                v
Yellow Mongoose                         Cynictis penicillata             v          v     v    v     v    v
* Suricate                              Suricata suricatta               v     v    v          v     v
Small-spotted Genet                     Genetta genetta                  v     v    v          v     v    v
Wilderness Safaris                                                 12
MAMMALS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                        SCIENTIFIC NAME                 NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                                   ENP  W/S
Civet                              Civettictis civetta             v          v
Spotted Hyaena                     Crocuta crocuta                 v          v     v    v     v     v
Brown Hyaena                       Hyaena brunnea                  v     v    v     v          v     v
Aardwolf                           Proteles cristatus              v     v    v     v          v     v
African Wild Cat                   Felis lybica                    v     v    v     v    v     v     v
Small Spotted Cat                  Felis nigripes                  v          v     v    v
Caracal                            Felis Caracal                   v     v    v     v    v     v     v
Cheetah                            Acinonyx jubatus                v     v    v     v    v     v     v
Lion                               Panthera leo                    v     v    v     v    v           v
Leopard                            Panthera pardus                 v          v     v          v     v
*South African Fur Seal            Arctocephalus pusillus          v          v                             v
ELEPHANTS                          ORDER: PROBOSCIDEA
Elephant                           Loxodonta africana              v          v     v    v           v
HYRAXES (DASSIES)                  ORDER: HYRACOIDEA
Rock Hyrax (Dassie)                Procavia capensis               v     v    v     v                v
** Kaokoveld Rock Hyrax (Dassie)   Procavia capensis welwitschii   v     v    v     v
ODD-TOED UNGULATES                 ORDER: PERISSODACTYLA
** Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra       Equus zebra hartmannae          v     v    v     v    v     v     v
Burchell’s Zebra                   Equus burchellii                v                                 v
Black Rhino                        Diceros bicornis bicornis       v          v     v    v           v
White Rhino                        Ceratotherium simum             v                                 v
WHALES, DOLPHINS                   ORDER: WHIPPOMORPHA
Southern Right Whale               Eubalaena australis             v                                        v
Heaviside’s Dolphin                Cephalorhynchus heavisidii      v                                        v
Bottlenose Dolphin                 Tursiops truncatus              v                                        v
WARTHOG                            ORDER: SUIFORMES
Common Warthog                     Phacochoerus aethiopicus        v          v     v    v     v     v
GIRAFFE, BUFFALO, ANTELOPE         ORDER: RUMINANTIA
Southern Giraffe                   Giraffa camelopardalis          v          v     v                v
Eland                              Taurotragus oryx                v                                 v
Greater Kudu                       Tragelaphus strepsiceros        v          v     v    v           v
Gemsbok                            Oryx gazella                    v     v    v     v    v     v     v
Common Waterbuck                   Kobus ellipsiprymnus            v                                 v
Blue Wildebeest                    Connochaetes taurinus           v                                 v
Red Hartebeest                     Alcelaphus buselaphus           v                v                v
** Black-faced Impala              Aepyceros melampus petersi      v                                 v
Springbok                          Antidorcas marsuplialis         v     v    v     v    v     v     v
** Damara Dik-dik                  Madoqua kirkii damarensis       v                                 v
Klipspringer                       Oreotragus oreotragus           v     v    v     v          v     v
Steenbok                           Raphicerus campestris           v          v     v    v     v     v
Common Duiker                      Sylvicapra grimmia              v          v     v    v           v

                                                             13                                Wilderness Safaris
BIRDS

Namibia is an excellent birding destination. The dryer interior harbours many range-restricted birds, several
with distributions only marginally extending into neighbouring South Africa or Angola. The number of bird
species recorded is over 650 – remarkable considering the aridity but not surprising considering the habitat
diversity. Of even more interest to visiting birders is the high rate of endemism – apart from one true endemic
species, dune lark, there are close on 20 near-endemic species and a multitude of other bird species that are
harder to find elsewhere in the subregion, such as Burchell’s courser.

Coastal wetlands like Walvis Bay are of international importance and host many migratory shorebirds in the
African summer. The Walvis Bay Lagoon provides globally important refuge to greater and lesser flamingo as
well as chestnut-banded plover. The Namib escarpment is where the majority of Namibia’s avian specialities
are found, such as Herero chat, rockrunner, Benguela long-billed lark, violet wood-hoopoe, Damara and
Monteiro’s hornbill and the enigmatic white-tailed shrike. The gravel plains adjacent to the coast are far from
lifeless and careful scrutiny can produce the cryptic Gray’s lark and tractrac chat. The moist woodlands of the
north-east add further avian diversity owing to the lushness of its environs.

The bird checklist follows the taxonomic order of Robert’s Birds of Southern Africa (7th Edition) and birds have
been grouped by family for ease of reference. The English and scientific names follow those of this publication.

Please refer to page 25 to use the handy alphabetical quick bird family index.

  Red-Necked falcon                                                                 CHESTNUT-BANDED PLOVER

                                                      common ostrich

  Brown-crowned tchagra

  acacia pied barbet

Wilderness Safaris                                    14
BIRDS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                         SCIENTIFIC NAME               NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                                  ENP  W/S
OSTRICH                             FAMILY: STRUTHIONIDAE
Common Ostrich                      Struthio camelus              v     v    v     v    v     v      v
GAMEBIRDS                           FAMILY: PHASIANIDAE
* Orange River Francolin            Scleroptila levaillantoides   v          v     v                 v
** Hartlaub's Spurfowl              Pternistis hartlaubi          v                v                 v
* Red-billed Spurfowl               Pternistis adspersus          v          v     v    v            v
* Swainson's Spurfowl               Pternistis swainsonii         v                                  v
Common Quail                        Coturnix coturnix             v          v     v    v     v      v
Harlequin Quail                     Coturnix delegorguei          v          v                       v
GUINEAFOWL                          FAMILY: NUMIDIDAE
Helmeted Guineafowl                 Numida meleagris              v     v    v     v    v            v
DUCKS, GEESE                        FAMILY: ANATIDAE
Fulvous Duck                        Dendrocygna bicolor           v                           v
White-faced Duck                    Dendrocygna viduata           v                                  v
White-backed Duck                   Thalassornis leuconotus       v                                  v
Maccoa Duck                         Oxyura maccoa                 v          v
Egyptian Goose                      Alopochen aegyptiaca          v     v    v     v    v     v      v
* South African Shelduck            Tadorna cana                  v     v          v    v     v      v
Spur-winged Goose                   Plectropterus gambensis       v                                  v
Knob-billed Duck                    Sarkidiornis melanotos        v                                  v
Cape Teal                           Anas capensis                 v          v                             v
Yellow-billed Duck                  Anas undulata                 v                                        v
* Cape Shoveler                     Anas smithii                  v          v                             v
Red-billed Teal                     Anas erythrorhyncha           v          v          v     v      v     v
BUTTONQUAILS                        FAMILY: TURNICIDAE
Kurrichane Buttonquail              Turnix sylvaticus             v          v          v     v
HONEYGUIDES, HONEYBIRDS             FAMILY: INDICATORIDAE
Lesser Honeyguide                   Indicator minor               v                v
WOODPECKERS                         FAMILY: PICIDAE
Bennett's Woodpecker                Campethera bennettii          v                v
Golden-tailed Woodpecker            Campethera abingoni           v          v     v    v            v
Cardinal Woodpecker                 Dendropicos fuscescens        v          v     v    v            v
Bearded Woodpecker                  Dendropicos namaquus          v          v     v    v            v
BARBETS                             FAMILY: CAPITONIDAE
* Acacia Pied Barbet                Tricholaema leucomelas        v     v    v     v    v     v      v
HORNBILLS                           FAMILY: BUCEROTIDAE
** Monteiro's Hornbill              Tockus monteiri               v          v     v    v            v
Red-billed Hornbill                 Tockus erythrorhynchus        v          v     v                 v
** Damara Hornbill                  Tockus damarensis             v          v     v    v            v
* Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill   Tockus leucomelas             v          v     v    v            v
African Grey Hornbill               Tockus nasutus                v     v    v     v    v            v
HOOPOES                             FAMILY: UPUPIDAE
African Hoopoe                      Upupa africana                v     v    v     v    v     v      v
WOOD-HOOPOES                        FAMILY: PHOENICULIDAE
Violet Wood-Hoopoe                  Phoeniculus damarensis        v                v                 v
Common Scimitarbill                 Rhinopomastus cyanomelas      v     v    v     v          v      v
                                                             15                               Wilderness Safaris
BIRDS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                   SCIENTIFIC NAME                NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                             ENP  W/S
ROLLERS                       FAMILY: CORACIIDAE
European Roller               Coracias garrulus              v                v               v
Lilac-breasted Roller         Coracias caudatus              v          v     v    v          v
Purple Roller                 Coracias naevius               v          v     v    v          v
KINGFISHERS                   FAMILY: ALCEDINIDAE
Malachite Kingfisher          Alcedo cristata                v     v
African Pygmy-Kingfisher      Ispidina picta                 v     v
Grey-headed Kingfisher        Halcyon leucocephala           v     v                          v
Woodland Kingfisher           Halcyon senegalensis           v     v
Giant Kingfisher              Megaceryle maximus             v     v
Pied Kingfisher               Ceryle rudis                   v     v                              v
BEE-EATERS                    FAMILY: MEROPIDAE
White-fronted Bee-eater       Merops bullockoides            v     v
Little Bee-eater              Merops pusillus                v     v          v    v          v
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater      Merops hirundineus             v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Madagascar Bee-eater          Merops superciliosus           v     v    v     v    v
European Bee-eater            Merops apiaster                v                v    v          v
MOUSEBIRDS                    FAMILY: COLIIDAE
 * White-backed Mousebird     Colius colius                  v     v    v     v    v     v    v   v
Red-faced Mousebird           Urocolius indicus              v     v    v     v    v     v    v   v
CUCKOOS, COUCALS              FAMILY: CUCULIDAE
Jacobin Cuckoo                Clamator jacobinus             v          v     v    v          v
Levaillant's Cuckoo           Clamator levaillantii          v                                v
Great Spotted Cuckoo          Clamator glandarius            v          v     v               v
Red-chested Cuckoo            Cuculus solitarius             v     v
Black Cuckoo                  Cuculus clamosus               v                           v    v
Common Cuckoo                 Cuculus canorus                v          v     v    v          v
African Cuckoo                Cuculus gularis                v          v     v    v          v
Klaas's Cuckoo                Chrysococcyx klaas             v          v                     v
Diderick Cuckoo               Chrysococcyx caprius           v     v    v                v    v
Senegal Coucal                Centropus senegalensis         v                                v
White-browed Coucal           Centropus superciliosus        v     v
PARROTS, LOVEBIRDS            FAMILY: PSITTACIDAE
** Rüppell's Parrot           Poicephalus rueppellii         v          v     v    v          v
** Rosy-faced Lovebird        Agapornis roseicollis          v          v     v    v     v
SWIFTS                        FAMILY: APODIDAE
African Palm-Swift            Cypsiurus parvus               v     v    v                     v
Alpine Swift                  Tachymarptis melba             v          v     v    v     v    v
Common Swift                  Apus apus                      v     v    v     v    v     v    v
* Bradfield's Swift           Apus bradfieldi                v     v    v                v
Little Swift                  Apus affinis                   v          v
White-rumped Swift            Apus caffer                    v          v
GO-AWAY-BIRDS                 FAMILY: MUSOPHAGIDAE
Grey Go-away-bird             Corythaixoides concolor        v     v    v     v    v     v    v
OWLS                          FAMILY: STRIGIDAE, TYTONIDAE
Barn Owl                      Tyto alba                      v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Wilderness Safaris                                     16
BIRDS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                      SCIENTIFIC NAME                NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                                ENP  W/S
African Scops-Owl                Otus senegalensis              v          v                       v
Southern White-faced Scops-Owl   Ptilopsis granti               v          v                       v
Spotted Eagle-Owl                Bubo africanus                 v     v    v     v    v     v      v
Verreaux's Eagle-Owl             Bubo lacteus                   v                                  v
Pearl-spotted Owlet              Glaucidium perlatum            v     v    v     v    v     v      v
Marsh Owl                        Asio capensis                  v                                  v
NIGHTJARS                        FAMILY: CAPRIMULGIDAE
Square-tailed Nightjar           Caprimulgus fossii             v     v
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar          Caprimulgus rufigena           v          v     v    v     v      v
European Nightjar                Caprimulgus europaeus          v                                  v
DOVES, PIGEONS                   FAMILY: COLUMBIDAE
Rock Dove                        Columba livia                  v                v
Speckled (Rock) Pigeon           Columba guinea                 v     v    v     v    v     v
Laughing Dove                    Streptopelia senegalensis      v     v    v     v    v     v      v
Cape Turtle-Dove                 Streptopelia capicola          v     v    v     v    v     v      v
Red-eyed Dove                    Streptopelia semitorquata      v     v
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove        Turtur chalcospilos            v     v
Namaqua Dove                     Oena capensis                  v     v    v     v    v     v      v
African Green-Pigeon             Treron calvus                  v                                  v
BUSTARDS, KORHAANS               FAMILY: OTIDAE
* Ludwig's Bustard               Neotis ludwigii                v     v    v     v          v
Kori Bustard                     Ardeotis kori                  v          v     v    v            v
* Red-crested Korhaan            Lophotis ruficrista            v          v          v            v
* Northern Black Korhaan         Afrotis afraoides              v                           v      v
** Rüppell's Korhaan             Eupodotis rueppellii           v     v    v     v    v     v
CRANES                           FAMILY: GRUIDAE
* Blue Crane                     Anthropoides paradiseus        v                                  v
RAILS, CRAKES & ALLIES           FAMILY: RALLIDAE
Black Crake                      Amaurornis flavirostris        v     v
African Purple Swamphen          Porphyrio madagascariensis     v     v                                  v
Common Moorhen                   Gallinula chloropus            v          v     v                       v
Red-knobbed Coot                 Fulica cristata                v     v    v                             v
SANDGROUSE                       FAMILY: PTEROCLIDAE
* Namaqua Sandgrouse             Pterocles namaqua              v     v    v     v    v     v      v
* Double-banded Sandgrouse       Pterocles bicinctus            v     v    v     v    v     v      v
SHOREBIRDS                       FAMILY: SCOLOPACIDAE
Bar-tailed Godwit                Limosa lapponica               v                                        v
Common Whimbrel                  Numenius phaeopus              v                                        v
Eurasian Curlew                  Numenius arquata               v                                        v
Common Redshank                  Tringa totanus                 v                                        v
Marsh Sandpiper                  Tringa stagnatilis             v                                  v     v
Common Greenshank                Tringa nebularia               v     v                                  v
Green Sandpiper                  Tringa ochropus                v                           v      v
Wood Sandpiper                   Tringa glareola                v                                  v
Terek Sandpiper                  Xenus cinereus                 v                                        v
Common Sandpiper                 Actitis hypoleucos             v     v                                  v
                                                           17                               Wilderness Safaris
BIRDS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                     SCIENTIFIC NAME                 NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                                ENP  W/S
Ruddy Turnstone                 Arenaria interpres              v                                    v
Red Knot                        Calidris canutus                v                                    v
Sanderling                      Calidris alba                   v                                    v
Little Stint                    Calidris minuta                 v                                    v
Curlew Sandpiper                Calidris ferruginea             v          v                         v
Ruff                            Philomachus pugnax              v                v               v   v
PAINTED-SNIPES                  FAMILY: ROSTRATULIDAE
Greater Painted-snipe           Rostratula benghalensis         v          v                     v
JACANAS                         FAMILY: JACANIDAE
African Jacana                  Actophilornis africanus         v     v                          v
THICK-KNEES                     FAMILY: BURHINIDAE
Water Thick-knee                Burhinus vermiculatus           v     v                          v
Spotted Thick-knee              Burhinus capensis               v          v     v    v     v    v
OYSTERCATCHERS                  FAMILY: HAEMATOPODIDAE
Eurasian Oystercatcher          Haematopus ostralegus           v                                    v
* African Black Oystercatcher   Haematopus moquini              v                                    v
AVOCETS, STILTS                 FAMILY: RECURVIROSTRIDAE
Black-winged Stilt              Himantopus himantopus           v                                    v
Pied Avocet                     Recurvirostra avosetta          v          v     v          v    v   v
PLOVERS                         FAMILY: CHARADRIIDAE
Pacific Golden Plover           Pluvialis fulva                 v                                    v
American Golden Plover          Pluvialis dominica              v                                    v
Grey Plover                     Pluvialis squatarola            v                                    v
Common Ringed Plover            Charadrius hiaticula            v                                    v
Kittlitz's Plover               Charadrius pecuarius            v                                v
Three-banded Plover             Charadrius tricollaris          v     v    v     v          v    v
Chestnut-banded Plover          Charadrius pallidus             v                                    v
White-fronted Plover            Charadrius marginatus           v                                    v
Lesser Sand Plover              Charadrius mongolus             v                                    v
Greater Sand Plover             Charadrius leschenaultii        v                                    v
Caspian Plover                  Charadrius asiaticus            v                                v
Blacksmith Lapwing              Vanellus armatus                v     v    v     v               v   v
African Wattled Lapwing         Vanellus senegallus             v
Crowned Lapwing                 Vanellus coronatus              v     v    v     v    v     v    v
PRATINCOLES, COURSERS           FAMILY: GLAREOLIDAE
Double-banded Courser           Rhinoptilus africanus           v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Bronze-winged Courser           Rhinoptilus chalcopterus        v                                v
* Burchell's Courser            Cursorius rufus                 v     v    v     v          v
Temminck's Courser              Cursorius temminckii            v     v    v          v     v
                                FAMILY: PROCELLARIIDAE,
SEABIRDS                        STERCORARIDAE
Subantarctic Skua               Catharacta antarctica           v          v                         v
Pomarine Jaeger                 Stercorarius pomarinus          v          v                         v
Parasitic Jaeger                Stercorarius parasiticus        v          v                         v
White-chinned Petrel            Procellaria aequinoctalis       v          v                         v
Sooty Shearwater                Puffinus griseus                v          v                         v

Wilderness Safaris                                         18
BIRDS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                        SCIENTIFIC NAME                     NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                                       ENP  W/S
GULLS, TERNS                       FAMILY: LARIDAE, STERNIDAE
Kelp Gull                          Larus dominicanus                   v          v                             v
Grey-headed Gull                   Larus cirrocephalus                 v          v                             v
* Hartlaub's Gull                  Larus hartlaubii                    v          v                             v
Sabine's Gull                      Larus sabini                        v          v                             v
Gull-billed Tern                   Gelochelidon nilotica               v                                  v     v
Caspian Tern                       Sterna caspia                       v          v                             v
Royal Tern                         Sterna maxima                       v                                        v
Swift Tern                         Sterna bergii                       v          v                             v
Sandwich Tern                      Sterna sandvicensis                 v          v                             v
Common Tern                        Sterna hirundo                      v          v                             v
Arctic Tern                        Sterna paradisaea                   v                                        v
* Damara Tern                      Sterna balaenarum                   v          v                             v
Whiskered Tern                     Chlidonias hybrida                  v                                  v
White-winged Tern                  Chlidonias leucopterus              v     v                                  v
Black Tern                         Chlidonias niger                    v          v                             v
RAPTORS                            FAMILY: ACCIPITRIDAE, PANDIONIDAE
Osprey                             Pandion haliaetus                   v     v                            v     v
Black-shouldered Kite              Elanus caeruleus                    v          v     v    v     v      v
Black Kite                         Milvus migrans                      v     v    v                v      v
African Fish-Eagle                 Haliaeetus vocifer                  v     v          v                 v
Hooded Vulture                     Necrosyrtes monachus                v                                  v
White-backed Vulture               Gyps africanus                      v     v    v                       v
Lappet-faced Vulture               Torgos tracheliotus                 v     v    v     v    v     v      v
White-headed Vulture               Trigonoceps occipitalis             v                                  v
Black-chested Snake-Eagle          Circaetus pectoralis                v     v    v     v    v     v      v
Brown Snake-Eagle                  Circaetus cinereus                  v     v    v                       v
Bateleur                           Terathopius ecaudatus               v     v          v          v      v
* Black Harrier                    Circus maurus                       v          v     v    v     v
Pallid Harrier                     Circus macrourus                    v                     v     v
African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene)   Polyboroides typus                  v     v                     v      v
* Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk   Melierax canorus                    v     v    v     v          v      v
Gabar Goshawk                      Melierax gabar                      v     v    v                       v
Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk)     Accipiter badius                    v                                  v
Little Sparrowhawk                 Accipiter minullus                  v          v                       v
Ovambo Sparrowhawk                 Accipiter ovampensis                v                                  v
Steppe Buzzard                     Buteo vulpinus                      v     v    v     v                 v
Augur Buzzard                      Buteo augur                         v     v    v     v    v            v
Steppe Eagle                       Aquila nipalensis                   v                                  v
Tawny Eagle                        Aquila rapax                        v          v     v          v      v
Verreauxs' Eagle                   Aquila verreauxii                   v     v    v     v    v     v      v
African Hawk-Eagle                 Aquila spilogaster                  v     v    v     v    v     v      v
Booted Eagle                       Aquila pennatus                     v     v    v     v                 v
Wahlberg's Eagle                   Aquila wahlbergi                    v                           v      v
Martial Eagle                      Polemaetus bellicosus               v          v     v    v     v      v

                                                             19                                    Wilderness Safaris
BIRDS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                   SCIENTIFIC NAME               NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                            ENP  W/S
SECRETARYBIRD                 FAMILY: SAGITTARIIDAE
Secretarybird                 Sagittarius serpentarius      v     v          v    v     v    v
FALCONS                       FAMILY: FALCONIDAE
Pygmy Falcon                  Polihierax semitorquatus      v                           v    v
Lesser Kestrel                Falco naumanni                v          v     v    v     v    v
Rock Kestrel                  Falco rupicolus               v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Greater Kestrel               Falco rupicoloides            v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Red-necked Falcon             Falco chicquera               v          v                v    v
Red-footed Falcon             Falco vespertinus             v                                v
Eurasian Hobby                Falco subbuteo                v                                v
Lanner Falcon                 Falco biarmicus               v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Peregrine Falcon              Falco peregrinus              v          v                         v
GREBES                        FAMILY: PODICIPEDIDAE
Little Grebe                  Tachybaptus ruficollis        v          v          v     v    v
Black-necked Grebe            Podiceps nigricollis          v                           v        v
GANNETS                       FAMILY: SULIDAE
* Cape Gannet                 Morus capensis                v          v                         v
DARTERS                       FAMILY: ANHINGIDAE
African Darter                Anhinga rufa                  v     v
CORMORANTS                    FAMILY: PHALACROCORACIDAE
* Crowned Cormorant           Phalacrocorax coronatus       v          v                         v
White-breasted Cormorant      Phalacrocorax lucidus         v     v    v                         v
* Bank Cormorant              Phalacrocorax neglectus       v          v                         v
* Cape Cormorant              Phalacrocorax capensis        v          v                v        v
HERONS, EGRETS                FAMILY: ARDEIDAE
Little Egret                  Egretta garzetta              v     v                     v        v
Yellow-billed Egret           Egretta intermedia            v     v                          v
Great Egret                   Egretta alba                  v          v
Grey Heron                    Ardea cinerea                 v     v    v                v    v   v
Black-headed Heron            Ardea melanocephala           v     v    v                v    v
Goliath Heron                 Ardea goliath                 v     v
Purple Heron                  Ardea purpurea                v     v
Cattle Egret                  Bubulcus ibis                 v     v    v     v          v    v
Green-backed Heron            Butorides striata             v     v
Black-crowned Night-Heron     Nycticorax nycticorax         v     v
Dwarf Bittern                 Ixobrychus sturmii            v     v                          v
HAMERKOP                      FAMILY: SCOPIDAE
Hamerkop                      Scopus umbretta               v     v    v     v          v    v
FLAMINGOS                     FAMILY: PHOENICOPTERIDAE
Greater Flamingo              Phoenicopterus ruber          v          v                v        v
Lesser Flamingo               Phoenicopterus minor          v          v                         v
IBISES, SPOONBILLS            FAMILY: THRESKIORNITHIDAE
African Sacred Ibis           Threskiornis aethiopicus      v     v
PELICANS                      FAMILY: PELECANIDAE
Great White Pelican           Pelecanus onocrotalus         v     v                     v

Wilderness Safaris                                     20
BIRDS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                       SCIENTIFIC NAME                   NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                                    ENP  W/S
STORKS                            FAMILY: CICONIIDAE
African Openbill                  Anastomus lamelligerus            v                           v
Black Stork                       Ciconia nigra                     v     v          v    v
Abdim's Stork                     Ciconia abdimii                   v     v    v     v                 v
White Stork                       Ciconia ciconia                   v     v    v                v      v
Marabou Stork                     Leptoptilos crumeniferus          v                                  v
PENGUIN                           FAMILY: SPHENISCIDAE
* African Penguin                 Spheniscus demersus               v                                        v
ORIOLES                           FAMILY: ORIOLIDAE
Eurasian Golden Oriole            Oriolus oriolus                   v     v    v                       v
African Golden Oriole             Oriolus auratus                   v                v                 v
Black-headed Oriole               Oriolus larvatus                  v          v
DRONGO                            FAMILY: DICRURIDAE
Fork-tailed Drongo                Dicrurus adsimilis                v     v    v     v    v            v
SHRIKES, BOUBOUS, TCHAGRAS        FAMILY: LANIIDAE, MALACONOTIDAE
Brubru                            Nilaus afer                       v     v    v     v    v     v      v
Black-crowned Tchagra             Tchagra senegalus                 v                                  v
Brown-crowned Tchagra             Tchagra australis                 v          v                       v
* Crimson-breasted Shrike         Laniarius atrococcineus           v          v     v    v     v      v
* Bokmakierie                     Telophorus zeylonus               v     v    v     v    v     v            v
** White-tailed Shrike            Lanioturdus torquatus             v          v     v    v            v
Red-backed Shrike                 Lanius collurio                   v     v    v                       v
Lesser Grey Shrike                Lanius minor                      v     v    v          v     v      v
Common Fiscal                     Lanius collaris                   v     v    v     v    v     v      v
* Southern White-crowned Shrike   Eurocephalus anguitimens          v          v     v    v            v
HELMETSHRIKES                     FAMILY: PRIONOPIDAE
White-crested Helmetshrike        Prionops plumatus                 v                                  v
BATISES                           FAMILY: PLATYSTEIRIDAE
* Pririt Batis                    Batis pririt                      v     v    v     v    v     v      v
CROWS                             FAMILY: CORVIDAE
Cape Crow                         Corvus capensis                   v     v    v                v      v
Pied Crow                         Corvus albus                      v     v    v     v          v      v
TITS, PENDULINE-TITS              FAMILY: PARIDAE, REMIZIDAE
* Cape Penduline-Tit              Anthoscopus minutus               v          v     v    v
** Carp's Tit                     Parus carpi                       v          v     v    v            v
* Ashy Tit                        Parus cinerascens                 v          v     v    v     v      v
SWALLOWS, MARTINS                 FAMILY: HIRUNDINIDAE
Sand Martin                       Riparia riparia                   v          v     v    v     v
Brown-throated Martin             Riparia paludicola                v     v    v                v
Banded Martin                     Riparia cincta                    v                                  v
Barn Swallow                      Hirundo rustica                   v     v    v                v      v
White-throated Swallow            Hirundo albigularis               v     v                     v
Wire-tailed Swallow               Hirundo smithii                   v     v
Pearl-breasted Swallow            Hirundo dimidiata                 v          v     v    v     v
* Greater Striped Swallow         Hirundo cucullata                 v          v     v    v     v
Red-breasted Swallow              Hirundo semirufa                  v                                  v
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BIRDS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                     SCIENTIFIC NAME                 NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                                ENP  W/S
* South African Cliff-Swallow   Hirundo spilodera               v     v    v     v    v
Rock Martin                     Hirundo fuligula                v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Common House-Martin             Delichon urbicum                v          v     v    v     v    v
BULBULS                         FAMILY: PYCNONOTIDAE
* African Red-eyed Bulbul       Pycnonotus nigricans            v     v    v     v          v    v
WARBLERS AND CROMBECS           FAMILY: MACROSPHENIDAE
** Rockrunner                   Achaetops pycnopygius           v          v     v               v
Long-billed Crombec             Sylvietta rufescens             v     v    v     v    v     v    v
REED WARBLERS AND ALLIES        FAMILY: ACROCEPHALIDAE
African Reed-Warbler            Acrocephalus baeticatus         v     v    v
Great Reed-Warbler              Acrocephalus arundinaceus       v     v
Lesser Swamp-Warbler            Acrocephalus gracilirostris     v     v
Icterine Warbler                Hippolais icterina              v     v                          v
LEAF WARBLERS AND ALLIES        FAMILY: ACROCEPHALIDAE
Willow Warbler                  Phylloscopus trochilus          v     v    v                     v
SYLVIID WARBLERS                FAMILY: SYLVIIDAE
* Layard's Tit-Babbler          Sylvia layardi                  v          v                v
* Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler   Sylvia subcaeruleum             v          v     v    v     v    v
Garden Warbler                  Sylvia borin                    v     v
Common Whitethroat              Sylvia communis                 v                                v
BABBLERS AND ALLIES             FAMILY: TIMALIIDAE
* Southern Pied Babbler         Turdoides bicolor               v                                v
** Bare-cheeked Babbler         Turdoides gymnogenys            v          v     v    v          v
WHITE-EYES                      FAMILY: ZOSTEROPIDAE
* Orange River White-eye        Zosterops pallidus              v                                    v
CISTICOLAS AND ALLIES           FAMILY: CISTICOLIDAE
* Grey-backed Cisticola         Cisticola subruficapilla        v          v                v
Desert Cisticola                Cisticola aridulus              v                     v          v
Tawny-flanked Prinia            Prinia subflava                 v     v
* Black-chested Prinia          Prinia flavicans                v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Grey-backed Camaroptera         Camaroptera brevicaudata        v          v     v    v     v    v
Yellow-breasted Apalis          Apalis flavida                  v                                v
* Barred Wren-Warbler           Calamonastes fasciolatus        v                                v
* Rufous-eared Warbler          Malcorus pectoralis             v                           v    v
Yellow-bellied Eremomela        Eremomela icteropygialis        v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Burnt-necked Eremomela          Eremomela usticollis            v                                v
LARKS                           FAMILY: ALAUDIDAE
* Monotonous Lark               Mirafra passerina               v          v     v    v          v
* Eastern Clapper Lark          Mirafra fasciolata              v                                v
* Sabota Lark                   Calendulauda sabota             v     v    v          v     v    v
Fawn-coloured Lark              Calendulauda africanoides       v                                v
** Dune Lark                    Calendulauda erythrochlamys     v                           v        v
Dusky Lark                      Pinarocorys nigricans           v                                v
** Gray's Lark                  Ammomanopsis grayi              v     v                              v
* Spike-heeled Lark             Chersomanes albofasciata        v     v                     v    v
** Benguela Long-billed Lark    Certhilauda benguelensis        v     v    v     v    v
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BIRDS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                       SCIENTIFIC NAME               NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                                ENP  W/S
Chestnut-backed Sparrowlark       Eremopterix leucotis          v          v     v                 v
* Grey-backed Sparrowlark         Eremopterix verticalis        v     v    v     v    v     v      v
Red-capped Lark                   Calandrella cinerea           v          v          v            v
* Stark's Lark                    Spizocorys starki             v     v    v     v    v     v      v
* Pink-billed Lark                Spizocorys conirostris        v                                  v
THRUSHES, ROBINS, CHATS           FAMILY: TURDIDAE
* Short-toed Rock-Thrush          Monticola brevipes            v          v     v    v     v      v
Groundscraper Thrush              Psophocichla litsitsirupa     v                v    v            v
White-browed Scrub-Robin          Cercotrichas leucophrys       v                           v      v
* Kalahari Scrub-Robin            Cercotrichas paena            v          v     v          v      v
** Herero Chat                    Namibornis herero             v          v     v
* Mountain Wheatear               Oenanthe monticola            v     v    v     v    v     v
Capped Wheatear                   Oenanthe pileata              v          v                       v
* Karoo Chat                      Cercomela schlegelii          v          v     v    v     v
* Tractrac Chat                   Cercomela tractrac            v     v    v     v          v
Familiar Chat                     Cercomela familiaris          v     v    v     v    v     v      v
* Ant-eating Chat                 Myrmecocichla formicivora     v     v                            v
FLYCATCHERS                       FAMILY: MUSCICAPIDAE
African Paradise-Flycatcher       Terpsiphone viridis           v     v          v                 v
* Chat Flycatcher                 Bradornis infuscatus          v     v    v          v     v      v
* Marico Flycatcher               Bradornis mariquensis         v                           v      v
Spotted Flycatcher                Muscicapa striata             v     v    v          v            v
Grey Tit-Flycatcher               Myioparus plumbeus            v                                  v
STARLINGS                         FAMILY: STURNIDAE
* Pale-winged Starling            Onychognathus nabouroup       v     v    v     v    v     v
* Cape Glossy Starling            Lamprotornis nitens           v          v     v    v     v      v
* Burchell's Starling             Lamprotornis australis        v                                  v
Violet-backed Starling            Cinnyricinclus leucogaster    v     v    v     v                 v
Wattled Starling                  Creatophora cinerea           v          v                v      v
SUNBIRDS                          FAMILY: NECTARINIIDAE
White-bellied Sunbird             Cinnyris talatala             v                                  v
* Dusky Sunbird                   Cinnyris fuscus               v     v    v     v    v     v      v
Marico Sunbird                    Cinnyris mariquensis          v          v                       v
WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND ALLIES       FAMILY: PLOCEIDAE
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver         Bubalornis niger              v          v                       v
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver       Plocepasser mahali            v          v     v    v            v
* Sociable Weaver                 Philetairus socius            v                           v      v
Lesser Masked-Weaver              Ploceus intermedius           v     v    v     v
Spectacled Weaver                 Ploceus ocularis              v     v
Golden Weaver                     Ploceus xanthops              v     v
Southern Masked-Weaver            Ploceus velatus               v     v    v     v    v     v      v
Chestnut Weaver                   Ploceus rubiginosus           v          v     v    v            v
Red-billed Quelea                 Quelea quelea                 v     v    v     v    v     v      v
Southern Red Bishop               Euplectes orix                v     v          v
PYTILIAS, FIREFINCHES, WAXBILLS   FAMILY: ESTRILDIDAE
African Quailfinch                Ortygospiza atricollis        v                                  v
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BIRDS OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                    SCIENTIFIC NAME               NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                             ENP  W/S
Black-faced Waxbill            Estrilda erythronotos         v                           v    v
Common Waxbill                 Estrilda astrild              v     v    v          v     v    v
* Violet-eared Waxbill         Granatina granatina           v                           v    v
Blue Waxbill                   Uraeginthus angolensis        v                v               v
Green-winged Pytilia           Pytilia melba                 v                v    v     v    v
Red-billed Firefinch           Lagonosticta senegala         v                                v
Jameson's Firefinch            Lagonosticta rhodopareia      v                                v
WHYDAHS, INDIGOBIRDS           FAMILY: VIDUIDAE
Pin-tailed Whydah              Vidua macroura                v                                v
Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah    Vidua paradisaea              v                                v
* Shaft-tailed Whydah          Vidua regia                   v                                v
Village Indigobird             Vidua chalybeata              v                                v
SPARROWS                       FAMILY: PASSERIDAE
House Sparrow                  Passer domesticus             v          v     v          v
Great Sparrow                  Passer motitensis             v          v     v    v     v    v
* Cape Sparrow                 Passer melanurus              v     v    v     v    v     v    v   v
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow   Passer diffusus               v          v     v    v     v    v   v
PIPITS, WAGTAILS, LONGCLAWS    FAMILY: MOTACILLIDAE
African Pied Wagtail           Motacilla aguimp              v     v
Cape Wagtail                   Motacilla capensis            v          v     v          v    v   v
African Pipit                  Anthus cinnamomeus            v          v                     v   v
Long-billed Pipit              Anthus similis                v          v     v    v     v
Plain-backed Pipit             Anthus leucophrys             v                                v
Buffy Pipit                    Anthus vaalensis              v                           v    v
FINCHES, CANARIES              FAMILY: FRINGILLIDAE
* Red-headed Finch             Amadina erythrocephala        v          v          v     v    v
Cut-throat Finch               Amadina fasciata              v                                v
* Scaly-feathered Finch        Sporopipes squamifrons        v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Black-throated Canary          Crithagra atrogularis         v          v                v    v
* Yellow Canary                Crithagra flaviventris        v          v                v    v
* White-throated Canary        Crithagra albogularis         v     v    v     v    v     v    v
BUNTINGS                       FAMILY: EMBERIZIDAE
* Lark-like Bunting            Emberiza impetuani            v     v    v     v    v     v    v
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting      Emberiza tahapisi             v          v     v               v
Cape Bunting                   Emberiza capensis             v     v    v     v               v
Golden-breasted Bunting        Emberiza flaviventris         v     v    v                     v

 Greater Flamingo

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QUICK BIRD FAMILY INDEX
Apalis.....................................22   Falcons...................................20          Moorhen................................17        Shrikes...................................21
Avocet....................................18    Finches...................................24          Mousebirds............................16         Skua.......................................18
Babblers................................22      Firefinches.............................24            Nightjars................................17      Snipe.....................................18
Barbets..................................15     Flamingos..............................20             Orioles...................................21     Sparrows................................24
Batises...................................21    Flycatchers.............................23            Ostrich...................................15     Sparrowhawks.......................19
Bee-eaters.............................16       Francolins/Spurfowls.............15                   Owls.......................................16    Sparrowlarks..........................23
Bishops..................................23     Gannet...................................20           Oystercatcher.........................18         Spoonbills..............................20
Bulbuls...................................22    Grebes...................................20           Parrots...................................16     Starlings.................................23
Buntings................................24      Greenshank............................17              Pelicans.................................20      Stilt........................................18
Bustards................................17      Go-away-Bird.........................16               Penduline-tits.........................21        Stint.......................................18
Buttonquail............................14       Godwit...................................17           Penguins................................21       Storks....................................21
Canaries.................................24     Goshawks..............................19              Petrel.....................................18    Sunbirds................................23
Camaroptera..........................22         Guineafowl.............................15             Pigeons..................................17      Swallows................................21
Chats......................................23   Gulls.......................................19        Pipits......................................24   Swamphen.............................17
Cisticolas (incl. Neddicky)......22             Hamerkop..............................20              Plovers...................................18     Swifts.....................................16
Cormorants............................20        Helmetshrikes........................21               Prinias....................................22    Tchagras.................................21
Coucals..................................16     Herons...................................20           Pytilia.....................................24   Terns......................................19
Coot.......................................17   Hobby....................................20           Quails....................................15     Thick-knees............................18
Coursers.................................18     Honeyguides..........................15               Quailfinch..............................23       Thrushes................................23
Crakes....................................17    Hoopoes................................15             Quelea...................................23      Tit-babblers............................12
Cranes....................................17    Hornbills................................15           Raptors..................................19      Tits.........................................21
Crombecs...............................22       Indigobirds.............................24            Redshank...............................17        Vultures.................................19
Crows.....................................21    Ibises.....................................20         Rockrunner............................22         Wagtails.................................24
Cuckoos.................................16      Jacanas..................................18           Rollers....................................16    Warblers................................22
Curlew....................................17    Jaeger.....................................18         Ruff........................................18   Waxbills.................................24
Darter.....................................20   Kestrels..................................20          Sandgrouse............................17         Weavers.................................23
Doves.....................................17    Kingfishers.............................16            Sandpiper..............................17        Wheatears..............................23
Drongo...................................21     Kites.......................................20        Scrub-robins..........................23         White-eyes.............................22
Ducks/Geese.........................15          Korhaans................................17            Seabirds.................................18      Whimbrel...............................17
Eagles....................................19    Larks......................................22         Secretarybird.........................20         Whydahs................................24
Egrets.....................................20   Lovebirds...............................16            Shearwater............................18         Wood-Hoopoes......................15
Eremomelas...........................22         Martins..................................21           Shorebirds.............................17        Woodpeckers.........................15

   LAPPET-FACED AND WHITE-BACKED VULTURE                                                              verreauxs’ eagle

   sociable weaver

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REPTILES

Namibia is a country dominated by desert, aridity and plentiful sunlight – perfect conditions for reptiles. As a
result the rate of endemism and specialisation amongst its 258 recorded reptile species is high with more than
half of these species occurring nowhere else in the world. Central and north-western Namibia are particularly
rewarding and, in addition to endemism, the country is blessed with varied reptile genera, making it an exciting
destination to observe these fascinating ancient creatures.

Reptiles are found in abundance throughout the country from the Namib Desert to Etosha, the Skeleton Coast
and the rocky plains of Damaraland. The continuous shifting sands of the Namib are the ideal hunting ground for
species such as Peringuey’s adder, shovel-snouted lizard and the beautiful, almost translucent Namib dune (web-
footed) gecko. The rocky landscape of Damaraland is just as bejewelled in colourful and interesting reptilian life:
from the vivid Namib rock agama to the super-fast Kaokoveld sand lizard. Namibia’s reptilian diversity can only
be described in one word: spectacular!

Taxonomically the reptiles in this checklist have been grouped and named according to ‘A Guide to the Reptiles of
Southern Africa’ by Johan Marais and Graham Alexander.

                                                                                       common barking gecko

   HORNED ADDER                                                                         wedge-snouted skink

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REPTILES OF NAMIBIA
COMMON NAME                         SCIENTIFIC NAME               NAM   MF   PWC   TC   DNC   KWR ONG/
                                                                                                  ENP  W/S
TORTOISES                           FAMILY: TESTUDINIDAE
Leopard Tortoise                    Geochelone pardalis           v          v     v                 v
TERRAPINS                           FAMILY: PELOMEDUSIDAE,
                                    TRIONYCHIDAE
Nile Soft-shelled Terrapin          Trionyx triunguis             v     v
Marsh Terrapin                      Pelomedusa subrufa            v          v     v                 v
BLIND SNAKES                        FAMILY: TYPHLOPIDAE
* Schinz’s Beaked Blind Snake       Rhinotyphlops schinzi         v          v     v    v
Schlegel’s Beaked Blind Snake       Rhinotyphlops schlegelii      v                                  v
THREAD SNAKES                       FAMILY: LEPTOTYPHLOPIDAE
Peters’ Thread Snake                Leptotyphlops scutifrons      v          v     v    v            v
** Western Thread Snake             Leptotyphlops occidentalis    v                           v
** Damara Thread Snake              Leptotyphlops labialis        v     v    v     v    v                  v
PYTHONS                             FAMILY: PYTHONIDAE
** Anchieta’s Dwarf Python          Python anchietae              v     v    v                v      v
* Southern African Python           Python natalensis             v          v     v                 v
AFRICAN BURROWING SNAKES            FAMILY: ATRACTASPIDIDAE
Bibron’s Burrowing Asp              Atractaspis bibronii          v          v     v    v            v
Kalahari Purple-glossed Snake       Amblyodipsas ventrimaculata   v
Bicoloured Quill-snouted Snake      Xenocalamus bicolor           v          v     v    v
TYPICAL SNAKES                      FAMILY: COLUBRIDAE
Brown House Snake                   Lamprophis fuliginosus        v     v    v     v    v     v      v     v
Common Wolf Snake                   Lycophidion capense           v          v                       v
** Namibian Wolf Snake              Lycophidion namibianum        v          v     v    v
** Angola File Snake                Mehelya vernayi               v     v    v     v    v
Mole Snake                          Pseudaspis cana               v          v     v    v     v            v
** Western Keeled Snake             Pythonodipsas carinata        v     v    v                v
** South-western Shovel-snout       Prosymna frontalis            v          v     v    v
** Viperine Bark Snake              Hemirhagerrhis viperinus      v          v     v    v            v
* Dwarf Beaked Snake                Dipsina multimaculata         v          v     v    v     v            v
Striped Skaapsteker                 Psammophylax tritaeniatus     v                v    v            v
** Western Sand Snake               Psammophis trigrammus         v     v    v     v    v            v
* Karoo Whip Snake                  Psammophis notostictus        v          v     v    v     v
** Namib Sand Snake                 Psammophis leightoni          v          v     v    v     v
Western Stripe-bellied Sand Snake   Psammophis subtaeniatus       v          v                       v
Dwarf Whip Snake                    Psammophis angolensis         v                                  v
** Short-snouted Sand Snake         Psammophis brevirostris       v     v    v     v    v            v
Spotted Bush Snake                  Philothamnus semivariegatus   v          v     v    v            v
Rhombic Eggeater                    Dasypeltis scabra             v          v                v
Common Tiger Snake                  Telescopus semiannulatus      v          v     v          v      v
Boomslang                           Dispholidus typus             v                                  v
Vine Snake                          Thelotornis capensis          v                v
COBRAS, MAMBAS AND ALLIES           FAMILY: ELAPIDAE
* Coral Shield Cobra                Aspidelaps lubricus           v          v     v    v     v      v     v
Shield Cobra                        Aspidelaps scutatus           v          v     v    v                  v
Anchieta’s Cobra                    Naja anchietae                v          v                       v
* Cape Cobra                        Naja nivea                    v                v          v
Black Spitting Cobra                Naja nigricollis woodi        v          v     v    v                  v
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