A guide of Botswana

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Rundown of winged creatures of Botswana

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The kori bustard is the national flying creature of Botswana.

A guide of Botswana

This is a rundown of the flying creature species recorded in Botswana. The avifauna of Botswana incorporated an aggregate of 595 animal categories as of August 2019 as indicated by BirdLife Botswana’s Checklist of Birds in Botswana.a1ultrapure[1] Of them, 97 are inadvertent, 112 are extraordinary, and three have been presented by people. None are endemic.

This present rundown’s ordered treatment (assignment and arrangement of requests, families and species) and terminology (English and logical names) are those of The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 2019 edition.[2] Differences in like manner and logical names between the Clements scientific categorization and that of BirdLife Botswana are visit yet not noted here.

The accompanying labels feature a few classifications of event other than customary vagrants and occupants; the labels follow the BirdLife Botswana list use.

(An) Accidental – an animal groups which has been recorded 10 or less occasions in Botswana

(B) Uncommon – an animal varieties which has been recorded in excess of multiple times however for which BirdLife Botswana wishes to get more records in order to all the more likely survey their status

(I) Introduced – an animal categories acquainted with Botswana as an outcome, immediate or backhanded, of human activities, and which has a self-supporting populace.


OstrichesDucks, geese, and waterfowlGuineafowlPheasants, grouse, and alliesFlamingosGrebesPigeons and dovesSandgrouseBustardsTuracosCuckoosNightjars and alliesSwiftsFlufftailsRails, gallinules, and cootsFinfootsCranesThick-kneesStilts and avocetsPlovers and lapwingsPainted-snipesJacanasSandpipers and alliesButtonquailsPratincoles and coursersSkuas and jaegersGulls, terns, and skimmersStorksFrigatebirdsAnhingasCormorants and shagsPelicansHamerkopHerons, egrets, and bitternsIbises and spoonbillsSecretarybirdOspreyHawks, falcons, and kitesBarn-owlsOwlsMousebirdsTrogonsHoopoesWoodhoopoes and scimitarbillsGround-hornbillsHornbillsKingfishersBee-eatersRollersAfrican barbetsHoneyguidesWoodpeckersFalcons and caracarasOld World parrotsAfrican and New World parrotsAfrican and green broadbillsPittasCuckooshrikesOld World oriolesWattle-eyes and batisesVangas, helmetshrikes, and alliesBushshrikes and alliesDrongosMonarch flycatchersShrikesCrows, jays, and magpiesFairy flycatchersTits, chickadees, and titmicePenduline-titsLarksNicatorsAfrican warblersCisticolas and alliesReed songbirds and alliesGrassbirds and alliesSwallowsBulbulsLeaf warblersSylviid larks, Parrotbills, and alliesWhite-eyes, yuhinas, and alliesLaughingthrushes and alliesTreecreepersOxpeckersStarlingsThrushes and alliesOld World flycatchersSunbirds and spiderhuntersWeavers and alliesWaxbills and alliesIndigobirdsOld World sparrowsWagtails and pipitsFinches, euphonias, and alliesOld World buntingsReferencesSee alsoExternal joins


Request: Struthioniformes Family: Struthionidae

The ostriches are flightless feathered creatures local to Africa, and are the biggest living types of winged animal. They are unmistakable in their appearance, with a long neck and legs and the capacity to run at high speeds.

Normal ostrich, Struthio camelus

South African ostrich, S. c. australis

Ducks, geese, and waterfowl

Handle charged duck


Egyptian goose, Alopochen aegyptiacus

South African shelduck, Tadorna cana

Spike winged goose, Plectropterus gambensis

African dwarf goose, Nettapus auritus

Garganey, Spatula querquedula (A)

Hottentot greenish blue, Spatula hottentota

Cape shoveler, Spatula smithii

African dark duck, Anas sparsa (B)

Yellow-charged duck, Anas undulata

Cape greenish blue, Anas capensis

Red-charged duck, Anas erythrorhyncha

Northern pintail, Anas acuta (A)

Southern pochard, Netta erythrophthalma

Maccoa duck, Oxyura maccoa (B)


Helmeted guineafowl


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