Red-necked Spurfowl - common in scrub and farmland. The only Spurfowl in the area.
Common Moorhen - a single bird skulking near the waters edge
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove - common in scrub, forest and farmbush
Red-eyed Dove - common in woodland and forest
Klaas's Cuckoo - calling has started in late June. Mainly along river course associated with larger trees
Little Bee-eater - common species
African Hoopoe - seems to have increased in numbers in recent weeks. Possibly as a result of the number of fires which has cleared much of the groundcover
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird - common in the riparian forest
Brown-backed Honeybird - uncommon. Recorded once along river
Flappet Lark - common species. Its presence is often given away by characteristic flight
Angola Swallow - common species. Almost always associated with water.
African Pied Wagtail - common species often near open water
Black Cucko-Shrike - fairly common species in riparian forest
Little Greenbul - restricted to riparian forest where quite common
Yellow-throated Leaflove - common adjacent to riparian woodland. Difficult to see, although characteristic call can be heard
Common Bulbul - very common species across a range of habitats
Black-collared Bulbul - common species on the edge of riparian forest
West African Thrush (Turdos pelios sormsi) - very common, especially at fruiting trees. A lot more orange on this bird than the west African varieties.West African Thrush
African Yellow Warbler - common bird moving through scrubby woodland and thicket edge
Long-billed Crombec - common in scrub adjacent to forest
Red-faced Cisticola - common in scrubby grass adjacent to forest
Short-winged Cisticola - common in scrubby grass adjacent to forest
Tawny-flaned Prinia - common in any tangles and grassy vegetation
White-chinned Prinia (photograph right) - groups of three to four move up and down the forest calling almost continually
African Dusky Flycatcher - uncommon species sometimes absent
Black-throated Wattle Eye - common species more often heard than seen. Keep to cover of forest
Amethyst Sunbird - very common species
Variable Sunbird - very common species, particularly now when syzygium tree species are flowering
Copper Sunbird - fairly common species. Seems to enjoy the invasive tithonia diversifolia.
Bannerman's Sunbird - a unusual bird suspected to be a juvenile of this species was seen once.
Sulphur-breasted Bush Shrike - common species in and adjacent to forest. Its call can be heard most mornings
Black-crowned Tchagra - very common species adjacent to forest
Black-backed Puffback - common species in forest and in thick bush adjacent to forest
Tropical Bouboou - common species in forest and in thick bush adjacent
African Golden Oriole - uncommon species. Mostly associated with large fruiting trees
Pied Crow - common species dominating modified habitat
Spectacled Weaver - uncommon species, only seems to be associated with riparian forest in Kolwezi
Yellow Bishop - very common species in scrub adjacent to forest. This species is more obvious during the rainy season.
Yellow-mantled Widow - common species, also more evident during the rainy season.
Fawn-breasted Waxbill - uncommon species moving in small groups amongst herbaceous vegetation
Common Waxbill - common species in rank grass and moist vegetation
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah - uncommon. Still in full breeding dress in late July.
Black-faced Canary - uncommon species which seems to move around a bit. Sometimes can be common.
Brimstone Canary - common species. Also seems to enjoy the invasive tithonia diversifolia.
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting - possibly the most common bird in Kolwezi for the winter months. Still very common. Seems to disappear during the rainy season.