South Africa's Endangered Bird Species

Endangered birds are those facing extinction, and South Africa is home to some of these very special species, which are always incredible to spot in their natural habitat. Of course, many of them are in parks and game reserves, where their population numbers can be monitored and, to some extent, protected.

Some of the most exciting endangered bird species to spot in South Africa include the Cape vulture, corn crake, martial eagle, Pelís fishing owl, and the Denhamís bustard. The Kruger National Park and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park are just two of the parks that are home to some of the endangered species of birds.

An A-Z List

African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus
Atlantic Petrel Pterodroma incerta
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos
Bank Cormorant Phalacrocorax neglectus
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophrys
Black Harrier Circus maurus
Blue Crane Grus paradisea
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea
Botha's Lark Spizocorys fringillaris
Cape Gannet Morus capensis
Cape Griffon Vulture Gyps coprotheres
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche carteri
Knysna Scrub-warbler Bradypterus sylvaticus
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus
Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi
Red Lark Certhilauda burra
Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome
Rudd's Lark Heteromirafra ruddi
Salvin's Albatross Thalassarche salvini
Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca
Southern Bald Ibis Geronticus calvus
Southern Giant-petrel Macronectes giganteus
Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora
Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata
Spotted Ground-thrush Zoothera guttata
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans
Wattled Crane Grus carunculatus
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis
White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi
Yellow-breasted Pipit Anthus chloris

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