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Unread postby Farzaana Bassier » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:38 pm

How many types of birds can one find in South Africa?

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Re: Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:47 pm

Welcome to the forum Farzaana.

This region is classified as 'Southern Africa' - south of the Zambezi and Cunene rivers, and the bird count (including rare vagrants) is about 965.

But that is not what you are asking.

I would say if you get to 700 within South Africa's borders you would be doing exceedingly well. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Birds

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:53 pm

Welcome to the forums Farzaana........... :thumbs_up:

We'll be moving this topic to the Bird forum where it will get more attention........ :thumbs_up:
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Re: Birds

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:00 pm

There are about 113 endemic species in the region as described by BB. A lot of species have been introduced to the region like the Indian Mynah, Mute Swan and European Starling.
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Re: Birds

Unread postby NetEk » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:22 pm

Have a look here http://www.niall.co.za/default.htm

Here is a full list.
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