Zambia has an impressive number of birds with a total list of more than 750 species. Although we previously lived in Africa and have birded the region extensively, there were at least 60 species on the Zambian list that would be new for us. We had to be in Africa in July for family reasons, but prior to this, fitted in three weeks of very targeted birding. From a birding perspective it is a relatively quiet time of year, but there was no rain and all the roads were open. The majority of our target species were in the far north-west, in the area adjacent to the DRC border north of Mwinilunga. We were very successful overall, seeing 30 new species, missing out mainly on far north-eastern species (where we didn’t go) and those out of season. The attached checklist cannot be considered a complete record of species in an area because of our targeted approach – many species that may have been present were not looked for, although all species seen were noted.
For identification we mainly used Sinclair & Ryan, Birds of Africa, second edition (2010). For trip planning, Cohen, Spottiswoode & Rossouw (2006) was very useful, although a little out of date for some areas. Information was also obtained from the Zambian Ornithological Society website and links. Rory McDougall and Dori Glasspool of Bedrock Africa (Masuku Lodge and Cassin’s Camp) (email@example.com) were extremely helpful to our planning of the trip and in providing up to date birding information.
We flew into Livingstone from Johannesburg and departed the same way. We pre-booked a 4x4 from Bushlore Africa (www.bushlore.com) (highly recommended), which was delivered to us on arrival at Livingstone airport. This vehicle was fully equipped for camping and also remote travel with two spare tyres, long range fuel tanks and 60 litre water tank. It did the job admirably and we returned it at Livingstone airport on departure. The high-clearance 4WD was necessary in many of the areas we visited.
We went for the easy option and obtained 30 day visas on arrival (US$50 each), but these cannot be extended.
The main roads were generally in good condition. The T1 from Livingstone to Ndola was fine as was the T2 from Kapiri Mposhi as far as we travelled it. The road from Chingola to Solwezi is appalling – it took 4 hours to cover about 120 km – a mixture of bad dirt and broken tar. Similarly about half of the Mutanda to Mwinilunga road is in poor condition. Truck traffic was heavy on all the main roads, especially in the Copperbelt where mine vehicles are frequent. North of Mwinilunga the road is under construction, but in reasonable condition. ‘Shoprite’ supermarkets in the main towns were well stocked, and cold drinks and odds and ends could be bought in most villages. Electricity supply is a problem in many areas, either because it is erratic or there is none. Most lodges in the areas we went to had back-up generators or relied on solar power. The relatively easy travelling on the main roads and the general friendliness of the people was only marred by the number of police road blocks. Sometimes there were as many as 8 in a couple of hundred miles. About 60% of the time we were just waved through, but for the rest, requests were for vehicle documents, and/or money for drink, or ‘got any meat?’ etc. “Fines” ranged from 100 to 1000 Kwacha. At all times the police were friendly.
Schedule and lodging
17 June – Arrive Livingstone on BA flight from Jo’burg. Drove to Masuku Lodge, Nkanga Conservancy, Choma. Overnight Masuku Lodge. (www.bedrockafrica.com)
18 June – all day Masuku and Bruce-Miller farm. Overnight Masuku Lodge.
19 June – driving north on T1. Overnight Nsobe Game Ranch, south of Ndola. Late pm birding Nsobe. (www.nsobegamecamp.com)
20 June – continuing on T1, through Kitwe, turning west just after Chingola for Solwezi. Overnight at Mutanda Nature Lodge 20 km past Solwezi.
21 June – Drive to Mwinilunga and thence to Cassin’s Camp in Nkwaji Wildlife Reserve.
22 June – Birding southern parts of Nkwaji. Cassin’s Camp. (www.bedrockafrica.com)
23 June – Birding through centre of Nkwaji to northern area and around “Chris’s house”.
24 June – Birding DRC border road, Chitunta Plains, and southern Nkwaji. Cassin’s Camp.
25 June – Birding southern part of Nkwaji. Cassin’s Camp.
26 June – Depart Cassin’s Camp and Nkwaji, birding DRC road, overnight Mutanda Nature Lodge.
27 June – Drive to Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Reserve. Birding road in and reserve area in afternoon. Overnight Chimfunshi. (www.chimfunshi.com)
28 June – Morning birding Chimfunshi miombo. Drive to Nsobe via Chingola and Luanshya. Overnight Nsobe Reserve.
29 June – Drive to Forest Inn via T1 and T2, birding en route. Birding Forest Inn miombo. Overnight Forest Inn (www.forestinn-zambia.com).
30 June – Drive to Kasanka N.P. via T2 and D235 arriving 11 am. Rest of day birding Fibwe and area as far as the pontoon (bridge). Overnight Wasa Rest Camp.
1 July – Birding Kasanka all day – Early morning birding mushitu around Fibwe, then drive to Luwombwa arriving lunch time, returning late afternoon to Fibwe again. Overnight Wasa Rest Camp.
2 July – Depart Wasa early morning arriving Forest Inn at 9.30 am. Birding Forest Inn miombo then drive to Fringilla Lodge, just north of Lusaka on the T1. Overnight at Fringilla Lodge. (www.fringillalodge.com)
3 July – Drive via T1 through Lusaka and Mazabuka to Masuku Lodge. Late afternoon birding at Masuku.
4 July – Depart Masuku, birding on the way out. Birding around Victoria Falls and Livingstone until early afternoon then drive via the Kazangula road to Chundukwa Lodge on the Zambezi. Overnight Chundukwa. (www.chundukwariverlodge.com)
5 July – All day birding the Machile road with Chinga (guide). Overnight Chundukwa.
6 July – Depart Livingstone airport on BA flight to Jo’burg.
Birding sites (see also the checklist of species for sites)
Nkanga conservancy (18-19 June and 3 July)
Our first two nights were spent at Masuku Lodge run by Rory McDougall and Dori Glasspool. Birds were prolific around the lodge and we spent an hour before breakfast on the 18th birding the immediate surrounds, picking up two of our target species (Miombo Tit and Woodland Pipit) quite easily. The rest of the morning was spent with Rory, driving and walking in the Conservancy. The highlights were three Chaplin’s Barbets in sycamore fig trees along a ridge and a Luapula Cisticola adjacent to the lake. On our return to Nkanga on 3 July we spent the afternoon searching for Souza’s Shrike, and although following up a probable call, were unsuccessful.
Nsobe Game Camp
We birded the vicinity of the chalets in the late afternoon of 19 July and had good views of Green-backed Honeybird. Birding here was lively with good mixed flocks in the miombo and along the shores of the lake.
Mutanda Nature Lodge
We birded here on the afternoons of 20 and 26 June. There were no swallows around the bridge on the main road, but we did find Dusky Indigobird, Black-faced Canary and Green-backed Honeybird in the grounds of the lodge.
On the 21 June we stopped at a bridge 138.2 km from the Mutanda junction where there were large numbers of Red-throated Cliff Swallows, Lesser-striped Swallows and Little Swifts. In the trees next to the bridge we found our first Black-backed Barbets.
Cassin’s Camp and Nkwaji Wildlife Reserve
We spent five nights at this key site north of Mwinilunga adjacent to the DRC border. The comfortable Cassin’s Camp is located on the banks of the West Lunga River. Details of the camp are available on the Bedrock Africa website. This time of year is dry and rather cool so birding was quite slow.
21 June – afternoon: we explored the grasslands, dambo and mushitu adjacent to the camp. Birding was slow as the dambo was dry, but there were many birds along the West Lunga River. The highlight was brief views of a Bamboo Warbler just below the camp in the bushes alongside the river.
22 June – all day: early morning around the camp - noteworthy species were Dambo Cisticola, Ross’s and Schalow’s Turaco and a flock of Yellow-throated Leaflove feeding in the flowering tree above our tent. We then drove down to the dambo next to the Luakera River, but like that near the camp it was dry with relatively few birds. Noteworthy species were Marabou Stork, Palm nut Vulture and Brown Snake Eagle. Returning to the miombo, key species for us were Red-capped Crombec and Miombo Double-collared Sunbird. White-crested Helmet and Retz’s Helmet Shrikes were common as were Western Violet-backed Sunbirds and Southern Hyliota.
While at Masuku, Rory had told us of a mystery owl that called from the Mushitu next to the camp and provided us with a tape of the call. It is believed to be Vermiculated Fishing Owl, but this is unconfirmed and the species has not been recorded for Zambia. In the early mornings (around 4 am) of the 23, 24 and 25 June we heard it calling in the Mushitu next to the river, but were unable to locate it. On 24 June, two were calling, one on each side of the river. The calls were identical to that obtained from Rory. A boat on the West Lunga River may be the best way of seeing this bird?
23 June – all day exploring the central and northern parts of Nkwaji – driving and walking. The Mushitus south of Chris’s house contained flowering Erythrinas which were alive with Bate’s, Amethyst & Western Violet-backed sunbirds, but no Bannerman’s! Laura’s Woodland Warbler was common and came readily to the tape. Just north of this mushitu we found a pair of Black-collared Eremomela in the tall miombo. The area around Chris’s house consists of grasslands and dambos with a lot of game. After much searching we located a Fulleborn’s Longclaw. Quite a number of another of our key species, Black and Rufous Swallows, were also cruising the grasslands. Other notables in this area included Dark Chanting Goshawk, African Cuckoo Hawk, African Marsh Harrier, Southern Ground Hornbill and Cassin’s Flycatcher.
24 June – the morning was spent along the DRC border road and on the Chitunta Plain. Early morning along the border road produced the usual miombo species, with Dickinson’s Kestrel and Golden-breasted Bunting new for the trip. On the Chitunta Plain, quite close to the road, we soon located Grimwood’s Longclaw and Angola Lark. Other notables were Ayre’s Cloud Cisticola, Fulleborn’s Longclaw and Black-breasted Snake Eagle.
Unfortunately, it was the wrong time of the year to search for the Bocage’s Weaver. We returned to Nkwaji and spent more time in the northern area around Chris’s house, with Fawn-breasted Waxbill, Gabar Goshawk, Marsh Widowbird, Plain-backed Pipit and Black Duck new for the trip list. No sign however, of the sought after Sharp-tailed Starlings.
25 June – the morning was spent adjacent to camp. We finally saw Black-collared Bulbul close to the river. Shining Blue Kingfisher flew along the river and a Miombo Scrub-Robin was present in the dry bush east of camp.
About mid-morning a ‘Nicator’ was seen and information provided to Pete Leonard, Rory McDougall and Frank Willems as follows:
1. The Nicator was seen next to the camp on 25th June 2016: it flew from the opposite side of the river to the edge of the forest just past the large tent (where the owl lives!), perching for about 10 seconds on the outside before disappearing into the thick leaves etc. Hence it flew from forest to forest.
2. In terms of a description – it was a brief view, but it was a generally olive colour, with the characteristic yellow spots on the wings and yellow tail tip. The subjective and overall impression was of a relatively large bird, but the view was brief! I am as certain as I can be that it was not a female cuckooshrike.
3. I am very familiar with gularis from southern Africa, where they were common in the forest around the Kosi estuary on the Zululand/Mocambique border where I spent a lot of time doing research. They even nested adjacent to our accommodation.
4. After noting it down I didn't think any more of it until starting to look through our records in detail. I have seen chloris a couple of times in Ghana and thought it very similar to gularis. As the bird I saw was more generally olive, and not noticeably paler on the underparts, it is more likely to have been chloris. However, it should be borne in mind that this was a brief view and I don’t think it should be recorded as anything other than “UNCONFIRMED”. If I had realised the significance of the sighting I would have tried the tape, but unfortunately……….but I did not hear anything while at Cassin’s that sounded like a Nicator, although it is a very quiet time of year.
5. As mentioned by Rory there is mention of gularis in the atlas, and also in “Birds of Zambia” 1973 edition (Benson, Brooke, Dowsett & Irwin) – where it is stated that “ …..an apparent specimen of this form was shot but not recovered in a Marquesia thicket at Salujinga in extreme northern Mwinilunga”.
The afternoon was spent at the dambo about 3 km west of the camp and the bush along the Luakera River, searching primarily for Anchieta’s Tchagra, but no joy. We did however, locate another target, Black-chinned Quail-Finch; a number of small flocks were feeding in the short grass areas of the dambo. The last part of the day was spent in the miombo on the way back to Cassin’s Camp, along the east-west track. A flowering tree about 1 km from the junction with the north-south track was attracting the usual sunbirds (but no Bannerman’s). However, we were delighted to find an Orange-tufted Sunbird – it returned to the tree several times over a period of about 30 minutes.
The 26 June was an early start from Cassin’s, which got us to Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Reserve by 11 am and we stayed the night. The miombo here is in very good condition and birds were noticeably more evident than at Nkwaji. We spent the rest of the day birding the miombo, driving and walking – mostly along the road to the ‘farm’. We soon recorded Sharp-tailed Glossy Starling, apparently quite common here. Another target species, Orange-winged Pytilia was also found along this road. Other notables were Whyte’s Barbet, Southern Ground Hornbill, Black-collared Eremomela and Red-capped Crombec, mostly in mixed flocks that also included Rufous-bellied Tit, White-winged Black Tit and Yellow-bellied Hyliota.
The morning of 28 June saw us back on the ‘farm’ road in the miombo. Two more targets were quickly found: Miombo Pied Barbet and Margaret’s Batis. Brown firefinches were common along the road and Spotted Creeper, Arnot’s Chat, Laura’s Woodland Warbler and Miombo Tit were in the mixed flocks.
We birded this area twice, once on the way north and once on our return. We arrived at Forest Inn on the T2 by 10 am on 29 June, and after checking in, spent the rest of the day birding the miombo around the Inn. Conditions were hot and very dry and birding was slow. Some of the forest is still in good condition, but much of it is being degraded by firewood collectors from the informal settlements on the opposite side of the T2. Many of the usual miombo species were recorded, but not the hoped-for Bar-winged Weaver. On 2 July conditions were similar although we did record Green-backed Honeybird.
Kasanka National Park (30 June - 2 July)
It was a straightforward drive on good roads from Forest Inn to Kasanka National Park and after paying the fees at the gate checked into Wasa Lodge, 11 km from the gate, by 11 am. Tsetse flies were a nuisance over much of the miombo, although they were absent from Wasa and Luwombwa lodges, around Fibwe hide and thankfully from the mushitus and open grasslands. We went first to Fibwe seeking Bohm’s Bee-eater and were not disappointed. Several hawked from the trees around the parking area affording great views. During the afternoon we drove from Fibwe to the pontoon via grasslands, but saw nothing noteworthy. Returning on the main track to Wasa, two Wattled Cranes were located on one of the marshy areas. Wasa lodge overlooks a large pan filled with hippos and crocs. Large numbers of Spur-winged Geese were present and Coppery-tailed Coucal flew back and forth in the reed beds.
We spent the whole of the next day birding the park. Initially we explored the extensive mushitus near Fibwe, hoping for Bocage’s Akalat – not a sniff – but birding was good with Black-backed Barbet, Little Greenbul, Black Cuckoo-shrike, Purple-throated Cuckoo-Shrike, Terrestrial Bulbul, Schalow’s Turaco, Ross’s Turaco, Black-throated Wattle-Eye and Yellow-breasted Apalis recorded. After leaving the mushitu, a walk in the Papyrus swamp below the hide got us another target species: Chirping Cisticola. We drove to Luwombwa lodge where we made lunch at the picnic site overlooking the river. By this time it was very hot and there were few birds. The return drive to Wasa along the main track added Lesser Jacana and Fulleborn’s Longclaw which were seen on the pans. Deviating to Fibwe, we added Grey Waxbill and Grey-Rumped Swallow to the trip list.
Chundukwa Lodge and Machile Road
While at Masuku on 3 July we discussed with Rory and Dori the best strategy for seeking Black-cheeked Lovebirds west of Livingstone. The best site is around Machile north of the Livingstone-Sesheke road, but the area is only accessible by a maze of 4WD sand tracks, and finding the exact sites difficult. Fortunately they knew a local guide, Chinga, and he was duly telephoned and agreed to meet us on 5 July at Chundukwa Lodge. This lodge is run by Doug and Gail Evans and Dori booked us accommodation for the nights of 4 and 5 July.
We left Masuku early on the 4 July and after visiting Victoria Falls, arrived at Chundukwa in the afternoon. This lodge has a beautiful location on the banks of the Zambezi and the surrounding bush is very ‘birdy’, particularly noteworthy are the Collared Palm-Thrushes that hop around the lawns! Doug contacted Chinga and we agreed to leave for Machile at 3 am in order to reach the lovebird site by about 9 am. Chinga arrived at 3 am and we duly set off on the road west. Past Kazangula the tar road is extremely potholed and slow. First we passed the Machile turn-off and went another 20 km in order to pick up a local teacher who educates the local community about conservation who knew the tracks. The turn-off is next to an IBA sign and the drive along sand tracks through thorn bush, mopane and the occasional village early in the morning was interesting, the only traffic was an ox cart. Burchell’s Glossy Starlings and Namaqua Doves were common and Long-tailed Shrike was added to the trip list. After about 45 km (2 hours), Chinga heard Black-Cheeked Lovebirds calling and we soon located several flocks which provided excellent views as they both fed on the ground and sat atop thorn trees. Following this success we feasted on the ample breakfast provided by the lodge and then returned to the main road. Without Chinga and the local guide it is unlikely that we could have found our way to the right area in reasonable time. After returning the local guide to his village we set off back along the terribly potholed tar road, stopping at some bush close to Kazangula to look for Hartlaub’s Babbler. Unfortunately no babblers, but Long-billed Crombec, Melba Finch and Spotted Thick-knee were added to the trip list.
Little Grebe NKWAJI
White-breasted Cormorant NSOBE
Reed Cormorant COMMON
African Darter KASANKA
Dwarf Bittern CHUNDUKWA
Cattle Egret COMMON
Little Egret COMMON
Yellow-billed Egret COMMON
Great White Egret COMMON
Purple Heron NKWAJI
Grey Heron NSOBE
Hadada Ibis COMMON
White-faced Tree Duck NSOBE
White-backed Duck NKANGA
Egyptian Goose CHUNDUKWA
Spur-winged Goose KASANKA
Pygmy Goose NKANGA
African Black Duck CASSIN’S CAMP
African Cuckoo Hawk NKANGA, NKWAJI, FOREST INN
Black-shouldered Kite NKANGA
African Fish Eagle COMMON
Palm-nut Vulture NKWAJI
Hooded Vulture CHIMFUNSHI
African White-backed Vulture KASANKA
Cape Vulture KASANKA
Black-breasted Snake Eagle CHITUNTA PLAIN
Brown Snake Eagle NKWAJI
Bateleur NKANGA, kASANKA
Gymnogene (African Harrier-Hawk) NR CHINGOLA
African Marsh Harrier NKWAJI
Dark Chanting Goshawk NKWAJI
Gabar Goshawk NKWAJI
Lizard Buzzard COMMON
Wahlberg’s Eagle NKANGA, NKWAJI, KASANKA
Dickinson’s Kestrel DRC BORDER RD
Coqui Francolin NKWAJI
Crested Francolin NKANGA
Red-necked Francolin NKANGA, KASANKA
Helmeted Guineafowl COMMON
Black Crake NKANGA
Common Moorhen NKANGA
Red-knobbed Coot NKANGA
Wattled Crane KASANKA
African Jacana COMMON
Lesser Jacana KASANKA
Spotted Dikkop NR KAZANGULA
Senegal Wattled Plover NKANGA
Blacksmith Plover NKANGA
Grey-headed Gull CHUNDUKWA
White-winged Black Tern CHUNDUKWA
Afep Pigeon CASSIN’S CAMP
Laughing Dove NR KAZANGULA
African Mourning Dove COMMON
Cape Turtle Dove COMMON
Red-eyed Dove COMMON
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove COMMON
Namaqua Dove MACHILE RD
African Green Pigeon CHUNDUKWA
Meyer’s Parrot COMMON
Black-cheeked Lovebird NR MACHILE
Schalow’s Turaco CASSIN’S CAMP, KASANKA
Lady Ross’s Turaco CASSIN’S CAMP, NKWAJI, KASANKA
Grey Lourie COMMON
Coppery-tailed Coucal KASANKA
*[?Vermiculated Fishing Owl calling – CASSIN’S CAMP]
Wood Owl CASSIN’S CAMP
Fiery-necked Nightjar NKANGA
African Palm Swift COMMON
African Black Swift VIC. FALLS
Little Swift BRIDGE 138 KM W OF MUTANDO JUNCTION
Speckled Mousebird MUTANDO LODGE, CASSIN’S CAMP
Shining-blue Kingfisher CASSIN’S CAMP
Brown-hooded Kingfisher COMMON
Striped Kingfisher NSOBE
Giant Kingfisher KASANKA
Pied Kingfisher COMMON
Little Bee-eater NKANGA
White-cheeked Bee-eater NKWAJI, KASANKA
White-fronted Bee-eater NKANGA, CHUNDUKWA
Böhm's Bee-eater KASANKA
Lilac-breasted Roller NKANGA
Racket-tailed Roller NKANGA
Red-billed (Green) Wood Hoopoe COMMON
Hoopoe NKWAJI, KASANKA
Southern Red-billed Hornbill CHIMFUNSHI
Crowned Hornbill COMMON
African Grey Hornbill COMMON
Trumpeter Hornbill COMMON
Southern Ground Hornbill NKWAJI, CHIMFUNSHI
Whyte’s Barbet CHIMFUNSHI
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird NKANGA
Miombo Pied Barbet CHIMFUNSHI
Black-collared Barbet COMMON
Chaplin’s (Zambian) Barbet NKANGA
Black-backed Barbet KASANKA, BRIDGE 138 KM W OF MUTANDO JUNCTION
Green-backed Honeyguide NSOBE, MUTANDO LODGE, NKWAJI, FOREST INN
Bennett’s Woodpecker NKANGA
Golden-tailed Woodpecker FOREST INN
Cardinal Woodpecker NKANGA
Angola Lark CHITUNTA PLAIN
Flappet Lark NKANGA
Grey-rumped Swallow KASANKA
Lesser Striped Swallow BRIDGE 138 KM W OF MUTANDO JUNCTION
Red-throated Cliff Swallow BRIDGE 138 KM W OF MUTANDO JUNCTION
Black-and-rufous Swallow NKWAJI NR ‘CHRIS’S HOUSE, CHITUNTA PLAIN
Wire-tailed Swallow NKWAJI
Long-tailed (Mountain) Wagtail NKWAJI
African Pied Wagtail COMMON
Long-billed (inc. Wood) Pipit COMMON
Plain-backed Pipit NKWAJI
Fülleborn's Longclaw NKWAJI, CHITUNTA PLAIN, KASANKA
Grimwood’s Longclaw CHITUNTA PLAIN
Black Cuckoo-shrike KASANKA
Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike KASANKA
White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike FOREST INN
Little Greenbul KASANKA
Yellow-bellied Bulbul NKANGA, CHUNDUKWA
Yellow-throated Leaflove CASSIN’S CAMP
Terrestrial Bulbul KASANKA
Cabanis’s Bulbul CASSIN’S CAMP
Black-eyed (Common) Bulbul COMMON
Black-collared Bulbul CASSIN’S CAMP, NKWAJI
*[Western Nicator CASSIN’S CAMP]
Kurrichane Thrush FOREST INN
Heuglin’s (White-browed) Robin MASUKU, CHUNDUKWA
Collared Palm Thrush CHUNDUKWA
Central Bearded (Miombo) Scrub Robin CASSIN’S CAMP
White-browed Scrub Robin NKANGA
Sooty Chat NKANGA
Arnot's Chat MASUKU, CHIMFUNSHI
Bamboo Warbler CASSIN’S CAMP
African (Dark-capped) Yellow Warbler CASSIN’S CAMP
Green-capped Eremomela NKANGA, FOREST INN
Black-collared Eremomela NKWAJI, CHIMFUNSHI
Yellow-bellied Eremomela MUTANDO
Red-capped Crombec NKWAJI, CHIMFUNSHI
Long-billed Crombec NR KAZANGULA
Laura’s Warbler NKWAJI, CHIMFUNSHI
Yellow-bellied Hyliota CHIMFUNSHI
Southern Hyliota NKANGA, NKWAJI
Ayres's (Wing-snapping) Cisticola CHITUNTA PLAIN
Black-tailed (Dambo) Cisticola CASSIN’S CAMP
Croaking Cisticola NKANGA
Neddicky CASSIN’S CAMP
Greater Black-backed (Luapula) Cisticola NKANGA
Chirping Cisticola KASANKA
Tawny-flanked Prinia COMMON
Yellow-breasted Apalis KASANKA
Grey-backed Cameroptera CHIMFUNSHI
Pallid (Pale) Flycatcher MUTANDO LODGE, CHIMFUNSHI
Southern Black Flycatcher COMMON
Dusky Flycatcher CASSIN’S CAMP
Cassin’s Grey Flycatcher CASSIN’S CAMP, NKWAJI
Ashy Flycatcher NKWAJI
Margaret’s Batis CHIMFUNSHI
Chinspot Batis COMMON
Black-throated Wattle-eye KASANKA
Arrow-marked Babbler NKANGA
Miombo Grey Tit MASUKU, NKWAJI, CHIMFUNSHI
Southern Black Tit MASUKU
White-winged Black Tit NKANGA, CHIMFUNSHI
Rufous-bellied Tit NKANGA, CHIMFUNSHI
Grey Penduline Tit MASUKU, FOREST INN
Spotted Creeper CHIMFUNSHI
(Western) Violet-backed Sunbird NKWAJI
Collared Sunbird COMMON
Bates’s Sunbird NKWAJI
Black (Amethyst) Sunbird COMMON
Scarlet-chested Sunbird MASUKU
(Southern) White-bellied Sunbird NKANGA
Miombo Double-collared Sunbird NKWAJI
Orange-tufted Sunbird NKWAJI
Purple-banded Sunbird KASANKA
Yellow White-eye COMMON
Eastern Black-headed Oriole NKANGA
Fiscal Shrike NKANGA
Magpie (Long-tailed) Shrike MACHILE RD
Brubru FOREST INN, MASUKU
Southern Puffback CASSIN’S CAMP
Black-crowned Tchagra NSOBE
Tropical Boubou COMMON
Orange-breasted Bush Shrike CASSIN’S CAMP, CHUNDUKWA
Grey-headed Bush Shrike NKWAJI, FOREST INN
White Helmet Shrike NKANGA, NKWAJI, FOREST INN, CHIMFUNSHI
Retz’s Red-billed Helmet Shrike NKWAJI
Square-tailed Drongo NSOBE
Fork-tailed Drongo COMMON
Pied Crow COMMON
African Red-winged Starling VIC. FALLS
Greater Blue-eared Starling COMMON
Lesser (Miombo) Blue-eared Starling NKANGA
Sharp-tailed Starling CHIMFUNSHI
Burchell’s Starling MACHILE RD
Amethst (Plum-coloured/Violet-backed) Starling NKANGA
Yellow-throated Petronia COMMON
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver MACHILE RD
White-browed Sparrow-weaver VIC.FALLS
Spectacled Weaver NSOBE
Spotted-backed (Village) Weaver CASSIN’S CAMP
Dark-backed (Forest) Weaver NSOBE
Red-headed Weaver NKANGA
Yellow-mantled Whydah KASANKA
Marsh Whydah NKWAJI
Green-winged Pytilia (Melba Finch) MACHILE RD
Orange-winged Pytilia CHIMFUNSHI
Brown Firefinch CHIMFUNSHI, KASANKA
Black-tailed Grey Waxbill KASANKA
Fawn-breasted Waxbill NKWAJI
Blue Waxbill COMMON
Black-chinned Quailfinch NKWAJI
Bronze Mannikin COMMON
Red-backed Mannikin FOREST INN
Dusky Indigobird MUTANDO LODGE
Pin-tailed Widow NKWAJI
Broad-tailed Paradise Widow CASSIN’S CAMP
Black-faced Canary MUTANDO LODGE
Yellow-fronted (Yellow-eyed) Canary COMMON
Bully (Brimstone) Canary NKANGA
Golden-breasted Bunting DRC BORDER RD
Cabanis’s Bunting NKANGA