Ringing – Bushveld birdlife

The Bushveld site has long-running research projects on three species of hornbills, red-billed hornbill (Tockus rufirostris), southern yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas), and grey hornbill (Tockus nasutus), as well as a project on the woodland kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis). These four species are thus frequently caught and ringed at the site. In addition, the following species have also been caught and ringed at the site previously:
  • Cape vulture (Gyps coprotheres) (a resighting)
  • greater kestrel (Falco rupicoloides)
  • little sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus)
  • dark chanting goshawk (Melierax metabates)
  • pale chanting goshawk (Melierax canorus)
  • African mourning dove (Streptopelia decipiens)
  • emerald-spotted wood-dove (Turtur chalcospilos)
  • red-chested cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius)
  • Diederik cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius)
  • brown-hooded kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris)
  • hoopoe (Upupa epops)
  • red-billed woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus)
  • crested barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii)
  • arrow-marked babbler (Turdoides jardineii)
  • dark-capped bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)
  • terrestrial brownbul (Phyllastrephus terrestris)
  • yellow-bellied bulbul (Chlorocichla flaviventris)
  • white-browed robin-chat (Cossypha heuglini)
  • white-throated robin (Cossypha humeralis)
  • willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
  • three-streaked tchagra (Tchagra australis)
  • grey-headed bush-shrike (Malaconotus blanchoti)
  • long-tailed starling (Lamprotornis mevesii)
  • collared sunbird (Anthreptes collaris)
  • southern masked weaver (Ploceus velatus)
  • green-winged pytilia (Pytilia melba)
  • red-billed firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala)
  • blue waxbill (Uraeginthus angolensis)

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