A SUMMARY OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIRDS

NON-PASSERINES

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This page gives a summary of the Non-Passerine families and species found in Southern Africa and the stamps issued.
  More detailed information can be found on other pages.  The classification follows Clements 2000.
This summary was last updated on October 2002

Order Family No. Family (Scientific) Family (English) No species in Southern Africa No of species with stamps issued No of species with stamps collected
Struthioniformes 1 Struthionidae Ostrich 1 1 1
2 Rheidae Rheas 0 0 0
3 Casuariidae Cassowaries 0 0 0
4 Dromaiidae Emus 0 0 0
5 Apterygidae Kiwis 0 0 0
Tinamiformes 6 Tinamidae Tinamous 0 0 0
Sphenisciformes 7 Spheniscidae Penguins 6 6 6
Gaviiformes 8 Gaviidae Loons 0 0 0
Podicipediformes 9 Podicipedidae Grebes 3 3 2
Procellariiformes 10 Diomedeidae Albatrosses 10 9 9
11 Procellariidae Shearwaters & Petrels 32 23 23
12 Hydrobatidae Storm-petrels 7 6 6
13 Pelecanoididae Diving-petrels 0 0 0
Pelecaniformes 14 Phaethontidae Tropicbirds 3 3 3
15 Pelecanidae Pelicans 2 2 2
16 Sulidae Boobies & Gannets 5 5 5
17 Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants 5 2 2
18 Anhingidae Anhinga & Darters 1 1 1
19 Fregatidae Frigatebirds 2 2 2
Ciconiiformes 20 Ardeidae Herons, Egrets & Bitterns 20 17 17
21 Scopidae Hamerkop 1 1 1
22 Ciconiidae Storks 8 8 8
23 Balaenicipitidae Shoebill 1 1 1
24 Threskiornithidae Ibises & Spoonbills 5 5 5
Phoenicopteriformes 25 Phoenicopteridae Flamingos 2 2 2
Anseriformes 26 Anhimidae Screamers 0 0 0
27 Anatidae Ducks, Geese & Swans 21 21 21
Falconiformes 28 Cathartidae New World Vultures 0 0 0
29 Pandionidae Osprey 1 1 1
30 Accipitridae Hawks, Eagles & Kites 53 44 43
31 Sagittariidae Secretary Bird 1 1 1
32 Falconidae Falcons & Caracaras 16 15 13
Galliformes 33 Megapodiidae Megapodes 0 0 0
34 Cracidae Guans, Chachalacas & Allies 0 0 0
35 Meleagridae Turkeys 0 0 0
36 Tetraonidae Grouse 0 0 0
37 Odontophoridae New World Quail 0 0 0
38 Phasianidae Pheasants & Partridges 17 7 7
39 Numididae Guineafowl 2 2 2
Opisthocomiformes 40 Opisthocomidae Hoatzin 0 0 0
Gruiformes 41 Mesitornithidae Mesites 0 0 0
42 Turnicidae Buttonquail 2 0 0
43 Gruidae Cranes 3 3 3
44 Aramidae Limpkin 0 0 0
45 Psophiidae Trumpeters 0 0 0
46 Rallidae Rails, Gallinules & Coots 19 10 10
47 Heliornithidae Sungrebe & Finfoot 1 1 1
48 Rhynochetidae Kagu 0 0 0
49 Eurypygidae Sunbittern 0 0 0
50 Cariamidae Seriemas 0 0 0
51 Otididae Bustards 11 9 6
Charadriiformes 52 Jacanidae Jacanas 2 1 1
53 Rostratulidae Painted-snipe 1 1 1
54 Dromadidae Crab Plover 1 1 1
55 Haematopodidae Oystercatchers 2 1 1
56 Ibidorhynchidae Ibisbill 0 0 0
57 Recurvirostridae Avocets & Stilts 2 2 2
58 Burhinidae Thick-knees 2 2 2
59 Glareolidae Pratincoles & Coursers 8 4 4
60 Charadriidae Plovers & Lapwings 20 15 14
61 Pluvianellidae Magellanic Plover 0 0 0
62 Scolopacidae Sandpipers & Allies 35 28 24
63 Pedionomidae Plains-wanderer 0 0 0
64 Thinocoridae Seedsnipes 0 0 0
65 Chionidae Sheathbills 1 1 1
66 Stercoraiidae Skuas & Jaegers 5 5 5
67 Laridae Gulls 10 8 8
68 Sternidae Terns 22 20 18
69 Rynchopidae Skimmers 1 1 1
70 Alcidae Auks, Murres & Puffins 0 0 0
Pterocliformes 71 Pteroclidae Sandgrouse 4 4 4
Columbiformes 72 Columbidae Pigeons & Doves 15 11 11
Psittaciformes 73 Cacatuidae Cockatoos & Allies 0 0 0
74 Psittacidae Parrots, Macaws & Allies 9 8 8
Cuculiformes 75 Musophagidae Turacos 6 6 6
76 Cuculidae Cuckoos 20 12 10
Strigiformes 77 Tytonidae Barn-Owls 2 2 2
78 Strididae Typical Owls 10 10 10
Caprimulgiformes 79 Steatornithidae Oilbird 0 0 0
80 Aegothelidae Owlet-nightjars 0 0 0
81 Podargidae Frogmouths 0 0 0
82 Nyctibiidae Potoos 0 0 0
83 Caprimulgidae Nightjars & Allies 7 2 2
Apodiformes 84 Apodidae Swifts 13 3 3
85 Hemiprocnidae Treeswifts 0 0 0
86 Trochilidae Hummingbirds 0 0 0
Coliiformes 87 Coliidae Mousebirds 3 1 1
Trogoniformes 88 Trogonidae Trogons 1 1 1
Coraciiformes 89 Alcedinidae Kingfishers 10 9 9
90 Todidae Todies 0 0 0
91 Momotidae Motmots 0 0 0
92 Meropidae Bee-eaters 9 8 8
93 Coraciidae Typical Rollers 5 5 5
94 Brachypteraciidae Ground-Rollers 0 0 0
95 Leptosomidae Cuckoo-Roller 0 0 0
Upupiformes 96 Upupidae Hoopoes 1 1 1
97 Phoeniculidae Woodhoopoes 3 2 2
Coraciiformes 98 Bucerotidae Hornbills 9 9 8
Piciformes 99 Galbulidae Jacamars 0 0 0
100 Bucconidae Puffbirds 0 0 0
101 Capitonidae Barbets 10 6 5
102 Ramphastidae Toucans 0 0 0
103 Indicatoridae Honeyguides 6 2 2
104 Picidae Woodpeckers & Allies 10 4 3
Non Passerines     Total 524 406 385