Birds – Maputo SR

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Mozambique.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Mozambique.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Mozambique.

With over 350 species recorded, Maputo Special Reserve offers great birding opportunities. The relatively small area supports a varied range of habitats including mangroves, wetlands, forest, grassland and coastal dunes. This in turn supports a wide range of bird species. There are quite a few specials with restricted ranges to be found in the reserve including green coucal, brown robin, Rudd’s apalis, Woodwards’ batis and pink-throated twinspot. The beautiful rosy-throated longclaw is common in the grassland area.

Notable Birds in Maputo SR
Crowned hornbill
Common
Denham's bustard
Occasional
Grey crowned crane
Common
Rosy-throated longclaw
Locally common
Saddle-billed stork
Common

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(E) endemic = only lives in Mozambique
(NE) near-endemic = also lives in neighboring countries

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Birds in Maputo SR
Bird Species
350+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

The birdlife in Maputo Special Reserve is good year-round. However, while the best time for general wildlife viewing is in the Dry season (May to October), the Wet season (November to April) is the best time for bird watching. This is due to the presence of migratory birds.

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Birds in Maputo SR
Bird Species
350+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr