152 results found.


White Tern (4)
Gygis alba
Jan 1 1970
Just one record for this bird in the Cape
Oct 25 2020
Sooty Tern (2)
Sterna fuscata
Jan 1 1970
A common non-breeding summer visitor to Mozambique
Oct 25 2020
Greater Crested Tern (2)
Sterna bergii
Jan 1 1970
Usually called a Swift Tern in Southern Africa. It is a coastal breeder along both east and west coasts
Oct 12 2020
Black-naped Tern (1)
Sterna sumatrana
Jan 1 1970
A vagrant to Mozambique and Northern KZN
Oct 12 2020
Brown Noddy (3)
Anous stolidus
Jan 1 1970
A vagrant to our East coast. A lesser Noddy pitched up in the eastern Cape just two weeks ago. Shame I did not have the time to go down there to see it
Feb 20 2020
Brown Booby (8)
Sula leucogaster
Jan 1 1970
The sulidae,fregatidae,and phaethonthidae families
are all well represented in Southern Africa but these largely tropical and sub tropical birds are always vagrants. Brown Booby is found off our eastern coasts usually following tropical cyclones
Feb 20 2020
Southern Giant Petrel (3)
Macronectes giganteus
(Near-threatened)
Dec 9 2016
The dark morph is more common than the white (90% of birds)
Feb 18 2020
Northern Giant Petrel (4)
Macronectes halli
(Near-threatened)
Dec 10 2016
A scavenger and Predator- this guy kills many seabirds
Feb 18 2020
Rockhopper Penguin (4)
Eudyptes chrysocome
Rockhoppers are currently split between Northern And Southern. Therefore this would be Southern. However there is talk of spliting further to create an Eastern Rockhopper which this bird would then become
Feb 15 2020
Little Penguin (1)
Eudyptula minor
Jan 1 1970
A how a bird this small arrived in Southern African waters- who knows? They are easy to see from the Pier in Melbourne
Feb 15 2020