Grade: all
Subject: Science

#2684. Africa - most common birds

Science, level: all
Posted Wed Sep 18 04:49:57 PDT 2002 by Zheljko Stanimirovic (
"Vukica Mitrovic" Elementary/Middle School, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Materials Required: Internet, encyclopedias, field guides, binoculars, notebooks and writing material
Activity Time: depending on curriculum
Concepts Taught: birds, biodiversity, systematics, Africa

In many cases, students are instructed to write a report on certain kind of animal. Animals chosen should be those relevant to student's life. If students live in Africa and do a report on birds, they should write about birds from their surroundings. Here is the list of most common birds of Africa, so students can choose from it or be assigned. The list is compiled from transect data from all over the internet.

Batis, Chinspot
Bee-eater, Little
Bulbul, Common (Black-eyed)
Crow, Pied
Dove, Ring-necked (Cape Turtle)
Drongo, Fork-tailed
Eagle, African Fish
Eagle, Martial
Egret, Cattle
Egret, Little (Snowy)
Firefinch, Red-billed
Flycatcher, Southern Black
Guineafowl, Helmeted
Gull, Grey-headed
Heron, Black-headed
Marabou, African
Martin, Rock (African)
Palm-swift, African
Robin, Heuglin's (White-browed)
Roller, Lilac-breasted
Sandpiper, Common
Sandpiper, Wood
Sparrow, Southern Grey-headed
Swallow, Barn
Swallow, Lesser Striped
Swallow, Wiretailed
Tchagra, Black-crowned (Black-headed)
Thick-knee, Water
Warbler, Willow
White-eye, Yellow
Widow, White-winged
Wren Warbler, Plain (Prinia, Tawny-flanked)