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Escapees

Escapees

Other non-native birds

This is a list of species that have been recorded in southern Africa and have probably escaped from captivity, or species that have been deliberately introduced but have not thrived, or species that have been recorded but for which the evidence of their occurrence in s Africa is weak or thought to be based on a misidentification.

Pternistis cooperi - Cooper's Spurfowl
Ptilopachus petrosus - Stone Partridge
Gallus gallus Red - Junglefowl
Lophura nycthemera - Silver Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus - Common Pheasant
Colinus virginianus - Northern Bobwhite
Dendrocygna autumnalis - Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Cygnus olor - Mute Swan
Cygnus atratus - Black Swan
Tadorna tadorna - European Shelduck
Aix galericulata - Mandarin Duck
Aix sponsa - Wood Duck
Callonetta leucophrys - Ringed Teal
Anas rubripes - American Black Duck
Netta rufina - Red-crested Pochard
Aythya ferina - Common Pochard
Aythya nyroca - Ferruginous Duck
Aythya fuligula - Tufted Duck
Coracias cyanogaster - Blue-bellied Roller
Merops malimbicus - Rosy Bee-eater
Cacatua sulphurea - Yellow-crested Cockatoo
Nymphicus hollandicus - Cockatiel
Melopsittacus undulatus - Budgerigar
Agapornis cana - Grey-headed Lovebird
Psittacula cyanocephala - Plum-headed Parakeet
Aratinga jandaya - Jandaya Conure
Aratinga weddellii - Dusky-headed Conure
Aratinga pertinax - Brown-throated Conure
Nandayus nenday - Black-hooded Conure
Cyanoliseus patagonus - Patagonian Conure
Forpus passerinus - Blue-winged Parrotlet
Amazona aestiva - Blue-fronted Parrot
Musophaga violacea - Violet Turaco
Streptopelia decaocto - Eurasian Collared-Dove
Geopelia cuneata - Diamond Dove
Columbina inca - Inca Dove
Gallinula nesiotis - Tristan Moorhen
Fulica americana - American Coot
Limnodromus semipalmatus - Asiatic Dowitcher
Calidris minutilla - Least Sandpiper
Vanellus vanellus - Northern Lapwing
Glareola ocularis - Madagascar Pratincole
Larus leucophthalmus - White-eyed Gull
Larus hemprichii - Hemprich's (Sooty) Gull
Larus argentatus - Herring Gull
Anous minutus - Black Noddy
Gygis alba - White Tern
Chelictinia riocourii - Scissor-tailed Kite
Aquila clanga - Greater Spotted Eagle
Falco columbarius - Merlin
Sula dactylatra - Masked Booby
Eudocimus ruber - Scarlet Ibis
Balaeniceps rex - Shoebill
Pterodroma externa - Juan Fernandez Petrel
Pseudobulweria rostrata - Tahiti Petrel
Pelecanoides urinatrix - Common Diving-Petrel
Garrodia nereis - Grey-backed Storm-Petrel
Oceanodroma castro - Madeiran Storm-Petrel
Pachyptila crassirostris - Fulmar Prion
Dendrocitta vagabunda - Rufous Treepie
Corvus frugilegus - Rook
Turdus merula - Eurasian Blackbird
Turdus philomelos - Song Thrush
Luscinia megarhynchos - Common Nightingale
Lamprotornis iris - Emerald Starling
Lamprotornis purpuropterus - Rüppell's Long-tailed Starling
Lamprotornis superbus - Superb Starling
Pycnonotus jocosus - Red-whiskered Bulbul
Cisticola rufus - Rufous Cisticola
Phylloscopus sibilatrix - Wood Warbler
Leiothrix argentauris - Silver-eared Mesia
Sylvia nisoria - Barred Warbler
Mirafra [Corypha] rufopilea - Namaqualand Clapper Lark
Melanocorypha bimaculata - Bimaculated Lark
Eremophila berlepschii - Horned Lark
Plocepasser rufoscapulatus - Chestnut-mantled Sparrow-Weaver
Ploceus nigerrimus - Vieillot's Black Weaver
Amandava amandava - Red Munia (Strawberry Finch)
Taeniopygia guttata - Zebra Finch
Padda oryzivora - Java Sparrow
Microchera haagneri - Purple Widowbird (Whydah)
Carduelis carduelis - European Goldfinch
Paroaria coronata - Red-crested Cardinal
Paroaria dominicana - Red-cowled Cardinal