Some arrivals in johannesburg gardens within recent times have been the hadeda ibis green wood hoopoe cape starling red winged starling grey go away bird african grey hornbill pin tailed whydah african green pigeon and southern boubou. Groups of 20 30 birds separate from larger flocks and stand close together on the ground with tails on the ground and heads held high.
And birds which come to the garden but feed on insects are cape robins puff back shrikes green wood hoopoes white eyes and even a male paradise flycatcher seen on the right.
Sparrow garden birds of johannesburg. These groups sometimes move in an unconcerted fashion by hopping slowly. Avibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world containing over 1 million records about 10 000 species and 22 000 subspecies of birds including distribution information for 20 000 regions taxonomy synonyms in several languages and more. An unusual social behaviour has been described from cape sparrows in johannesburg.
The black now amethyst sunbird loves the aloes and we hear green pigeons the rain bird or burchell s coucal the boubou shrike and at night the water dikkops now called the spotted thick knee. Often birds will fly up and hover 30 60 centimetres. Southern africa s bird list numbers more than 900 with some 350 being found in gauteng.
Red knobbed coot chick.