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Birds of St Lucia

A great variety of water birds are attracted to the lake all year round that team with fish, crustaceans and microorganisms.

Name list of Eastern Shore birds (between lake and ocean)

( English / Latin )

Dabchick / Tachybptus ruficollis
Shy albatross / Diomedea cauta
Blackbrowed albatross / Diomedea melanophris
Yellownosed albatross / Diomedea chlororhynchos
Southern giant petrel / Macronectes giganteus
Pintado petrel / Daption capense
Greatwinged petrel / Pterodroma macroptera
Softplumaged petrel / Pterodroma mollis
Kerguelen petrel / Pterodroma brevirostris
Blue petrel / Halobaena caerulea
Broadbilled prion / Pachyptila vittata
Slenderbilled prion / Pachyptila belcheri
Whitechinned petrel / Procellaria aequinoctialis
Sooty shearwater / Puffinus griseus
Wilson's storm petrel / Oceanites oceanicus
White pelican / Pelecanus onacrotalus
Pinkbacked pelican / Pelecanus rufescens
Cape gannet / Morus capensis
Whitebreasted cormorant / Phalacrocorax carbo
Cape cormorant / Phalacrocorax capensis
Reed cormorant / Phalacrocorax africanus
Darter / Anhinga melanogaster
Grey heron / Ardea cinerea
Blackheaded heron / Ardea melanocephala
Goliath heron / Ardea goliath
Purple heron / Ardea purpurea
Great white egret / Egretta lba
Little egret / Egretta garzetta
Yellowbilled egret / Egretta intermedia
Black egret / Egretta ardesiaca
Cattle egret / Bubulcus ibis
Squacco heron / Ardeola ralloides
Greenbacked heron / Butorides striatus
Rufousbellied heron / Butorides rufiventris
Blackcrowned night heron / Nycticorax nycticorax
Little bittern / Ixobrychus minutus
Hamerkop / Scopus umbretta
Woollynecked stork / Ciconia episcopus
Saddlebilled stork / Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Yellowbilled stork / Mycteria ibis
Sacred ibis / Threskiornis aethiopicus
Glossy ibis / Plegadis falcinellus
Hadeda ibis / Bostrychia hagedash
African spoonbill / Platalea alba
Greater flamingo / Phoenicopterus ruber
Lesser flamingo / Phoenicopterus minor
Whitefaced duck / Dendrocygna viduata
Fulvous duck / Dendrocygna bicolour
Whitebacked duck / Thalassornis leuconotus
Egyptian goose / Alopochen aegyptiacus
Yellowbilled duck / Anas undulata
African black duck / Anas sparsa
Cape teal / Anas capensis
Hottentot teal / Anas hottentota
Redbilled teal / Anas erythrorhyncha
Pygmy goose / Nettapus auritus
Knobbilled duck / Sarkidiornis melanotos
Spurwinged goose / Plectropterus gambensis
Secretarybird / Sagittarius serpentarius
Yellowbilled kite / Milvus migrans
Blackshouldered kite / Elanus caeruleus
Cuckoo hawk / Aviceda cuculoides
Longcrested eagle / Lophaetus occipitalis
Martial eagle / Polemaetus bellicosus
Crowned eagle / Stephanoaetus coronatus
Brown snake eagle / Circaetus cinereus
Blackbreasted snake eagle / Circaetus gallicus
Southern banded snake eagle / Circaetus fasciolatus
Bateleur / Terathopius ecaudatus
African fish eagle / Haliaeetus vocifer
Steppe bussard / Buteo buteo
Lizard buzzard / Kaupifalco monogrammicus
Redbreasted sparrowhawk / Accipiter rufiventris
Little sparrowhawk / Accipiter minullus
Black sparrowhawk / Accipiter melanoleucus
Littlebanded goshawk / Accipiter badius
African goshawk / Accipiter tachiro
Gabar goshawk / Micronisus gabar
African marsh harrier / Circus ranivorus
Gymnogene / Polyboroides typus
Osprey / Pandion haliaetus
Hobby falcon / Falco subbuteo
Eastern redfooted kestrel / Falco amurensis
Crested francolin / Francolinus sephaena
Common quail / Coturnix coturnix
Helmeted guineafowl / Numida meleagris
Crested guineafowl / Guttera pucherani
Kurrichane buttonquail / Turnix sylvatica
Black crake / Amaurornis flavirostris
Baillon's crake / Porzana pusilla
Buffspotted flufftail / Sarothrura elegans
Purple gallinule / Porphyrio porphyrio
Moorhen / Gallinula chloropus
Redknobbed coot / Gulica cristata
Stanley's bustard / Neotis denhami
Blackbellied korhaan / Eupodotis melanogaster
African jacana / Actophilornis africanus
Lesser jacana / Micropara capensis
Painted snipe / Rostratula benghalensis
African black oystercatcher / Haematopus monquini
Ringed plover / Charadrius hiaticula
Whitefronted plover / Charadrius marginatus
Kittlitz's plover / Charadrius pecuarius
Threebanded plover / Charadrius tricollaris
Grey plover / Pluvialis squatarola
Crowned plover / Vanellus coronatus
Lesser blackwinged plover / Vanellus lugubris
Blacksmith plover / Vanellus armatus
Wattled plover / Vanellus armatus
Turnstone / Arenaria interpres
Terek sandpiper / Xenus cinereus
Common sandpiper / Tringa hypoleucos
Wood sandpiper / Tringa glareola
Marsh sandpiper / Tringa stagnatilis
Greenshank / Tringa nebularia
Curlew's sandpiper / Calidris ferruginea
Little stint / Calidris minuta
Sanderling / Calidris alba
Ruff / Philomachus pugnax
Ethiopian snipe / Gallinago nigripennis
Curlew / Numenius arquata
Whimbrel / Numenius phaeopus
Avocet / Recurvirostra avosetta
Blackwinged stilt / Himantopus himantopus
Spotted dikkop / Burhinus capensis
Water dikkop / Burhinus vermiculatus
Redwinged pratincole / Glareola pratincola
Arctic skua / Stercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine skua / Stercorarius pomarinus
Kelp gull / Larus dominicanus
Greyheaded gull / Larus cirrocephalus
Caspian tern / Hydroprogne caspia
Swift tern / Sterna bergii
Lesser crested tern / Sterna bengalensis
Sandwich tern / Sterna sandvicensis
Common tern / Sterna hirundo
Sooty tern / Sterna fuscata
Little tern / Sterna albifrons
Whiskered tern / Chlidonias hybridus
Whitewinged tern / Chlidonias leucoptrus
Rameron pigeon / Columba arquatrix
Redeyed dove / Streptopelia semitorquata
Cape turtle dove / Streptopelia capicola
Greenspotted dove / Turtur chalcospilos
Tambourine dove / Turtur tympanistria
Cinnamon dove / Aplopelia larvata
Green pigeon / Treron calva
Knysna lourie / Tauraco corythaix
Purplecrested lourie / Tauraco porphyreolophus
Redchested cuckoo / Cuculus solitarius
Emerald cuckoo / Chrysococcyx cupreus
Klaas's cuckoo / Chrysococcyx klaas
Diederik cuckoo / Chrysococcyx caprius
Green coucal / Chrysococcyx klaas
Black coucal / Centropus bengalensis
Burchell's coucal / Centropus superciliosus
Barn owl / Tyto alba
Grass owl / Tyto capensis
Wood owl / Strix woodfordii
Marsh owl / Asio capensis
Spotted eagle owl / Bubo africanus
Pel's fishing owl / Scotopelia peli
European nightjar / Caprimulgus europaeus
Fierynecked nightjar / Caprimulgus pectoralis
Natal nightjar / Caprimulgus natalensis
Mozambique nightjar / Caprimulgus fossii
Black swift / Apus barbatus
Whiterumped swift / Apus caffer
Little swift / Apus affinis
Alpine swift / Apus melba
Palm swift / Cypsiurus parvus
Speckled mousebird / Colius striatus
Redfaced mousebird / Colius indicus
Narina trogon / Apaloderma narina
Pied kingfisher / Ceryle rudis
Giant kingfisher / Ceryle maxima
Malachite kingfisher / Alcedo cristata
Pygmy kingfisher / Ispidina picta
Mangrove kingfisher / Halcyon senegaloides
Brownhooded kingfisher / Halcyon albiventris
Striped kingfisher / Halcyon chelicuti
Bluecheeked bee-eater / Merops persicus
Little bee-eater / Merops pusillus
European roller / Coracias garrulus
Lilacbreasted roller / Coracias caudata
Hoopoe / Upupa epops
Trumpeter hornbill / Bycanistes bucinator
Crowned hornbill / Tockus alboterminatus
Blackcollared barbet / Lybius torquatus
White-eared barbet / Stactolaema leucotis
Redfronted tinker barbet / Pogoniulus pusillus
Goldenrumped tinker barbet / Pogoniulus bilineatus
Crested barbet / Trachyphonus vaillantii
Greater honeyguide / Indicator indicator
Scalythroated honeyguide / Indicator variegatus
Lesser honeyguide / Indicator minor
Goldentailed woodpecker / Campethera abingoni
African broadbill / Smithornis capensis
Rufousnaped lark / Mirafra africana
Flappet lark / Mirafra rufocinnamomea
European swallow / Hirundo rustica
Whitethroated swallow / Hirundo albigularis
Wiretailed swallow / Hirundo smithii
Redbreasted swallow / Hirundo semirufa
Mosque swallow / Hirundo senegalensis
Lesser striped swallow / Hirundo abyssinica
House martin / Delichon urbica
Sand martin / Riparia riparia
Brownthroated martin / Riparia paludicola
Banded martin / Riparia cincta
Black sawwing swallow / Psalidoprocne holomelas
Black suckooshrike / Campephaga flava
Grey cuckooshrike / Ccaesia
Forktailed drongo / Dicrurus adsimilis
Squaretailed drongo / Dicrurus ludwigii
Blackheaded oriol / Oriolus larvatus
Pied crow / Corvus albus
Southern black tit / Parus niger
Blackeyed bulbul / Pycnonotus barbatus
Terrestrial bulbul / Phyllastrephus terrestrias
Yellowstreaked bulbul / Phyllastrephus flavostriatus
Sombre bulbul / Andropadus importunus
Yellowbellied bulbul / Chlorocichla flaviventris
Yellowspotted nicator / Nicator gularis
Kurrichane thrush / Turdus libonyana
Spotted thrush / Turdus fischeri
Stonechat / Saxicola torquata
Chorister robin / Cossypha dichroa
Natal robin / Cossypha natalensis
Cape robin / Cossypha caffra
Starred robin / Pogonocichla stellata
Whitebrowed robin / Erythropygia leucophrys
Brown robin / Erythropygia signata
Bearded robin / Erythropygia quadrivirgata
Great reed warbler / Acrocphalus arundinaceus
African marsh warbler / Acrocephalus baeticatus
European sedge warbler / Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Cape reed warbler / Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Yellow warbler / Chloropeta natalensis
African sedge warbler / Bradypterus baboecala
Willow warbler / Phylloscopus trochilus
Yellowbreasted apalis / Apalis flavida
Rudd's apalis / Apalis ruddi
Bleating warbler / Camaroptera brachyura
Fantailed cisticola / Cisticola juncidis
Rattling cisticola / Cisticola chiniana
Redfaced cisticola / Cistricola erythrops
Blackbacked cisticola / Cisticola galactotes
Croaking cisticola / Cisticola natalensis
Tawnyflanked prinia / Prinia subflava
Spotted flycatcher / Muscicapa striata
Dusky flycatcher / Muscicapa adusta
Bluegrey flycatcher / Muscicapa caerulescens
Pallid flycacher / Melaenornis pallidus
Fiscal flycatcher / Sigelus silens
Chinspot batis / Batis molitor
Woodward's batis / Batis fratrum
Wattle-eyed flycatcher / Platysteira peltata
Bluemantled flycatcher / Trochocercus cyanomelas
Paradise flycatcher / Terpsipphone viridis
African pied wagtail / Motacilla aguimp
Cape wagtail / Motacilla capensis
Richard's pipit / Anthus novaeseelandiae
Orangethroated longclaw / Macronyx capensis
Yellowthroated longclaw / Macronyx croceus
Pinkthroated longclaw / Macronyx ameliae
Fiscal shrik / Lanius collaris
Redbacked shrike / Lanius collurio
Southern boubou / Laniarius ferrugineus
Puffback / Dryoscopus cubla
Blackcrowned tchagra / Tchagra senegala
Gorgeous bush shrike / Telophorus quadricolour
Orangebreasted bush shrike / Telophorus olivaceus
Wattled starling / Creatophora cinerea
Plumcoloured starling / Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
Glossy starling / Lamprotornis nitrens
Blackbellied starling / Lamprotornis corruscus
Purplebanded sunbird / Nectarinia bifasciata
Whitebellied sunbird / Nectarinia talatala
Grey sunbird / Nectarinia veroxii
Olive sunbird / Nectarinia olivacea
Scarletchested sunbird / Nectarinia senegalensis
Collared sunbird / Anthreptes collaris
Cape white-eye / Zosterops pallidus
Yellow white-eye / Zosterops senegalensis
House sparrow / Passer domesticus
Greyheaded sparrow / Passer griseus
Thickbilled weaver / Amblyospiza albifrons
Forest weaver / Ploceus bicolour
Spectacled weaver / Ploceus ocularis
Spottedbacked weaver / Ploceus cucullatus
Lesser masked weaver / Ploceus intermedius
Golden weaver / Ploceus xanthops
Brownthroated weaver / Ploceus xanthopterus
Cuckoo finch / Anomalospiza imberbis
Redheaded quelea / Quelea erythrops
Red bishop / Euplectes orix
Redshouldered widow / Euplectes axillaris
Green twinspot / Mandingoa nitidula
Pinkthroated twinspot / Hypargos margaritatus
Common waxbill / Estrilda astrild
Grey waxbill / Estrilda perreini
Bronze mannikin / Spermestes cucullatus
Redbacked mannikin / Spermestes bicolour
Pintailed whydah / Vidua macroura
Yelloweyed canary / Serinus mozambicus
Cape canary / Serinus canicollis
Bully canary / Serinus sulphuratus


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