Kirstenbosch birding notes

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Just a short bird list from a brief stroll through Kirstenbosch today.

Kirstenbosch bird list: 3 June 2012

Olive Thrush, Cape Robin-chat, Red-winged Starling, Cape White-eye, Karoo Prinia, Brimstone Canary, Forest Canary, Southern Double-collared Sunbird, Cape Siskin, Cape Bulbul, Klaas’s Cuckoo (x2 individuals in the Protea section), Common Fiscal, Helmeted Guineafowl, Malachite Sunbird, Cape Spurfowl, Pied Crow, Cape Batis, Hadeda Ibis, Red-eyed Dove, Egyptian Goose, Sombre Greenbul, Southern Boubou, Spotted Eagle Owl.

On a non-birding note I also think I heard Cape Moss Frog (Arthroleptella lightfooti), and Cape Rain Frog. Can anyone perhaps confirm this call for me?

Cape Moss Frog by

David Winter

2 comments to Kirstenbosch birding notes

  • 10 June 2012: recorded a pair of Familiar Chat in the protea section of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens today. This is an interesting sighting as I’ve only ever sighted them on the fringes of the garden, particularly around Hely Hutchinson dam at the top of skeleton gorge.

  • Margaret Maciver

    Hi David, did you ever get confirmation of your Cape Moss Frog which you might have heard in Kirstenbosch in June 2012 (above report). I was at Phillipi wetlands today and met 3 zoology students from North West University frogging around CApe town. This was their dream frog if they could only know where to look! They only have 2 full days left in Cape town and are desperate to also find Cape Sand Frog. I said I would ask around see if I could find anyone who would know where they could look. Thanks

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