Birdlife

Birdlife

The Zeekoepan birdlife boasts over 350 different species, making KwaZulu Natal an exciting destination for bird and nature lovers and photographers alike. Situated in the heart of the extensive bushveld biome, the exquisite vegetation in the lowveld bushveld area helps to support a vast array of incredible bird species, including –

  • Narina Trogon
  • Green Robbin
  • Grey Waxbill
  • Finfoot
  • Burchell’s Starling
  • Bennett’s Woodpecker
  • Levaillant’s Cuckoo
  • Purple Roller
  • Magpie Shrike
  • Red-headed Weaver

In addition to these smaller species, larger, predatory birds can also be found here, such as:

  • Osprey
  • African Fish-Eagle
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Lappet-faced Vulture
  • White-backed vulture

Other forested areas can produce  Rudd’s Apalis, Eastern Nicator, Gorgeous Bush Shrike, Red-capped Robin-Chat, African Green Pigeon, Purple-crested Turaco, Crested Guineafowl. River valley sightings include Yellow-billed Stork, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Fulvous and White-faced Duck, African Jacana and even Black Coucal and Rufous-bellied Heron.

Be sure to grab your camera and birding book to spot all of the incredible birdlife at Zeekoepan

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