A SUMMARY OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIRDS

PASSERINES

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Summary of Non-Passerines

This page gives a summary of the Passerine (Passeriformes) 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 page was last updated on October 2002

Family No. Family (Scientific) Family (English) No species in Southern Africa No of species with stamps issued No of species with stamps collected
105 Eurylaimidae Broadbills 1 0 0
106 Philepittidae Asities 0 0 0
107 Furnariidae Ovenbirds 0 0 0
108 Dendrocolaptidae Woodcreepers 0 0 0
109 Thamnophilidae Typical Antbirds 0 0 0
110 Formicariidae Antthrushes & Antpittas 0 0 0
111 Conopophagidae Gnateaters 0 0 0
112 Rhinocryptidae Tapaculos 0 0 0
113 Phytotomidae Plantcutters 0 0 0
114 Cotingidae Contingas 0 0 0
115 Pipridae Manakins 0 0 0
116 Tyrannidae Tyrant Flycatchers 0 0 0
117 Oxyruncidae Sharpbill 0 0 0
118 Pittidae Pittas 1 1 1
119 Atrichornithidae Scrub-birds 0 0 0
120 Menuridae Lyrebirds 0 0 0
121 Acanthisittidae New Zealand Wrens 0 0 0
122 Alaudidae Larks 26 5 4
123 Hirundinidae Swallows 22 9 9
124 Motacillidae Wagtails & Pipits 25 9 6
125 Campephagidae Cuckoo-shrikes 3 1 1
126 Pycnonotidae Bulbuls 10 3 3
127 Regulidae Kinglets 0 0 0
128 Chloropseidae Leafbirds 0 0 0
129 Aegithinidae Ioras 0 0 0
130 Ptilogonatidae Silky-flycatchers 0 0 0
131 Bombycillidae Waxwings 0 0 0
132 Hypocoliidae Hypocolius 0 0 0
133 Dulidae Palmchat 0 0 0
134 Cinclidae Dippers 0 0 0
135 Troglodytidae Wrens 0 0 0
136 Mimidae Mockingbirds & Thrashers 0 0 0
137 Prunellidae Accentors 0 0 0
138 Turdidae Thrushes & Allies 12 3 3
139 Cisticolidae Cisticolas & Allies 36 2 2
140 Sylviidae Old World Warblers 38 10 9
141 Polioptilidae Gnatcatchers 0 0 0
142 Muscipapidae Old World Flycatchers 44 17 15
143 Platysteriidae Wattle-eyes 8 3 3
144 Rhipiduridae Fantails 0 0 0
145 Monarchidae Monarch Flycatchers 4 3 3
146 Petroicidae Australasian Robins 0 0 0
147 Pachycephalidae Whistlers & Allies 0 0 0
148 Picathartidae Rockfowls 0 0 0
149 Timaliidae Babblers 6 1 1
150 Pomatostomidae Pseudo-Babblers 0 0 0
151 Paradoxornithidae Parrotbills 0 0 0
152 Orthonychidae Logrunner & Chowchilla 0 0 0
153 Cinclosomatidae Whipbirds & Quail-Thrushes 0 0 0
154 Aegithilidae Long-tailed Tits 0 0 0
155 Maluridae Fairywrens 0 0 0
156 Acanthizidae Thornbills & Allies 0 0 0
157 Epthianuridae Australian Chats 0 0 0
158 Neosittidae Sitellas 0 0 0
159 Climacteridae Autralasian Treecreepers 0 0 0
160 Paridae Chickadees & Tits 6 1 1
161 Sittidae Nuthatches 0 0 0
162 Tichidromidae Wallcreeper 0 0 0
163 Certhiidae Creepers 1 0 0
164 Rhabdornithidae Philippine Creepers 0 0 0
165 Remizidae Penduline Tits 2 1 1
166 Nectarinidae Sunbirds & Spiderhunters 22 16 16
167 Melanocharitidae Berrypeckers & Longbills 0 0 0
168 Paramythiidae Tit Berrypecker & Crested Berrypecker 0 0 0
169 Dicaeidae Flowerpeckers 0 0 0
170 Pardalotidae Pardalotes 0 0 0
171 Zosteropidae White-eyes 2 1 1
172 Promeropidae Sugarbirds 2 1 0
173 Meliphagidae Honeyeaters 0 0 0
174 Oriolidae Old World Orioles 4 3 3
175 Irenidae Fairy-bluebirds 0 0 0
176 Laniidae Shrikes 6 5 5
177 Malaconotidae Bushshrikes & Allies 16 9 8
178 Prionipidae Helmetshrikes 3 1 1
179 Vangidae Vangas 0 0 0
180 Dicruridae Drongos 2 1 1
181 Callaeidae Wattlebirds 0 0 0
182 Grallinidae Mudnest-builders 0 0 0
183 Corcoracidae White-winged Chough & Apostlebird 0 0 0
184 Artamidae Woodswallows 0 0 0
185 Pityriaseidae Bristlehead 0 0 0
186 Cracticidae Bellmagpies & Allies 0 0 0
187 Paradisaeidae Birds-of-Paradise 0 0 0
188 Ptilonorhynchidae Bowerbirds 0 0 0
189 Corvidae Crows, Jays & Magpies 4 2 2
190 Sturnidae Starlings 16 11 10
191 Passeridae Old World Sparrows 5 2 2
192 Ploceidae Weavers & Allies 30 20 18
193 Estrildidae Waxbills & Allies 27 18 17
194 Viduidae Indigobirds 9 5 5
195 Vireonidae Vireos & Allies 0 0 0
196 Fringillidae Siskins, Crossbills & Allies 15 4 3
197 Drepanididae Hawaiian Honeycreepers 0 0 0
198 Peucedramidae Olive Warbler 0 0 0
199 Parulidae New World Warblers 0 0 0
200 Coerebidae Bananaquit 0 0 0
201 Thraupidae Tanagers & Allies 0 0 0
202 Emberizidae Buntings, Sparrows, Seedeaters & Allies 5 3 2
203 Cardinalidae Cardinals 0 0 0
204 Icteridae Troupials & Allies 0 0 0
  Total Passerines 413 171 156
  Total Non-Passerines 524 406 385
  Total Southern African Birds 937 577 541