Bird Finder: Kruger National Park ...

Quickly Find Kruger Birds on this Unique Website


The birds are divided into scientific classes or family names. Each family name is shown with the English names for the types of birds found within each family. Click the appropriate link to go and find specific avian species within the family.

More than 500 birds found in the Kruger Park have been listed along with details on how to identify them.

 Use is made of the world famous Roberts number classification that you will find in almost every bird book in South Africa.

Bird List By Species...

Accipitridae ... Typical Raptors, Old Vultures, Osprey

Alaudidae ... Larks, Sparrowlarks

Alcedinidae ... Alcedinid Kingfishers

Anatidae ... Ducks, Geese

Anhingidae ... Darters

Apodidae ... Typical Swifts

Ardeidae ... Egrets, Herons, Bitterns

Bucerotidae ... Typical hornbills

Burhinidae ... Thick-knees

Campephagidae ... Cuckooshrikes

Caprimulgidae ... Nightjars

Centropodidae ... Coucals

Cerylidae ... Cerylid Kingfishers

Charadriidae ... Plovers, Lapwings

Ciconiidae ... Storks

Cisticolidae ... African Warblers

Coliidae ... Mousebirds

Columbidae ... Pigeons, Doves

Coraciidae ... Typical Rollers

Corvidae ... Crows, Ravens

Cuculidae ... Old World Cuckoos, Malkohas

Dacelonidae ... Dacelonid Kingfishers

Dendrocygnidae ... Whistling Ducks

Dicruridae ... Drongos

Estrildidae ... Waxbills, Firefinches, Twinspots

Falconidae ... Falcons

Fringillidae ... Chaffinches, Canaries, Buntings

Glareolidae ... Coursers, Pratincoles

Gruidae ... Cranes

Heliornithidae ... Finfoots

Hirundinidae ... Swallows, Martins

Indicatoridae ... Honeyguides

Jacanidae ... Jacanas

Laniidae ... Typical Shrikes

Laridae ... Skuas, Jaegers, Gulls, Skimmers, Terns, Noddies

Lybiidae ... African Barbets, Tinkerbirds

Malaconotidae ... Bush-shrikes, Puffbacks, Tchagras, Boubous, Helment-shrikes, Batises, Wattle-eyes

Meropidae ... Bee eaters

Monarchidae ... Crested Flycatchers, Paradise-Flycatchers

Motacillidae ... Wagtails, Longclaws, Pipits

Muscicapidae ... Thrushes, Robins, Chats, Old World Flycatchers

Musophagidae ... Turacos

Nectariniidae ... Sunbirds

List of Kruger Park Birds

Numididae ... Guineafowls

Oriolidae ... Old World Orioles

Otididae ... Bustards

Paridae ... Tits, Penduline-Tits

Passeridae ... Sparrows, Petronias

Pelecanidae ... Pelicans

Phalacrocoracidae ... Cormorants

Phasianidae ... Francolins, Spurfowls, Quails

Phoenicopteridae ... Flamingos

Phoeniculidae ... Wood-hoopoes

Picidae ... Woodpeckers, Wrynecks

Ploceidae ... Weavers, Queleas, Windowbirds

Podicipedidae ... Grebes

Pstittacidae ... Parrots, Lovebirds

Pteroclidae ... Sandgrouse

Pycnonotidae ... Bulbuls, Nicators

Rallidae ... Flufftails, Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, Swamphens, Moorhens, Coots

Recurvirostridae ... Stilts, Avocets

Rhinopomastidae ... Scimmitarbills

Rostratulidae ... Painted-snipes

Sagittariidae ... Secretarybird

Scolopacidae ... Snipes, Godwits, Curlews, Whimbrels, Shanks, Stints, Sandpipers, Ruff, Turnstones, Phalaropes

Scopidae ... Hammerkop

Strigidae ... Typical owls

Sturnidae ... Starlings, Mynans, Oxpeckers

Syliviidae ... Leaf-Warblers, Babblers, Warblers

Threskiornithidae ... Ibises, Spoonbills

Trogonidae ... Trogons

Turnicidae ... Buttonquails

Tytonidae ... Barn owls, Grass owls

Upupidae ... Hoopoes

Viduidae ... Whydahs, Indigobirds, Cuckoo Finch

Zosteropidae ... White-eyes