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Actual Scientific name : French name English name
Accipiter badius polyzonoides Epervier shikra  Shikra 
Accipiter castanilius Epervier à flancs roux  Chestnut-bellied Sparrowhawk 
Accipiter melanoleucus melanoleucus Epervier pie  Black Sparrowhawk 
Accipiter minullus Epervier minule  Little Sparrow Hawk 
Accipiter ovampensis Epervier de l'Ovampo  Ovampo Sparrowhawk 
Accipiter rufiventris rufiventris Epervier d'Afrique du Sud  Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk 
Accipiter tachiro sparsimfaciatus Autour tachiro  African Goshawk 
Aquila rapax rapax Aigle ravisseur  Tawny Eagle 
Aquila wahlbergi Aigle de Wahlberg  Wahlberg's Eagle 
Aviceda cuculoides verreauxi Faucon-coucou  African Cuckoo Hawk 
Buteo augur Buse augur ou buse à queue rousse  Augur Buzzard 
Buteo buteo vulpinus Buse variable  Steppe Buzzard 
Circaetus cinerascens Circaète cendré  Smaller Banded Snake-eagle 
Circaetus cinereus Circaete brun  Brown Snake-Eagle 
Circaetus pectoralis Circaete Jean-le-Blanc  Black-chested Snake-eagle 
Circus ranivorus Busard des roseaux africains  African Marsh-Harrier 
Circus aeruginosus aeruginosus Busard des roseaux d'Europe  Western Marsh Harrier 
Circus macrourus Busard pâle  Pallid Harrier 
Circus pygargus Busard cendré  Montagu's Harrier 
Elanus caeruleus caeruleus Elanion blanc  Black-shouldered Kite 
Gypohierax angolensis Vautour palmiste  Palm-nut Vulture 
Gyps africanus Vautour à dos blanc d'Afrique du Sud  African White-backed Vulture 
Gyps coprotheres Vautour fauve d'Afrique du Sud  Cape Vulture 
Haliaetus vocifer Aigle pêcheur  African Fish Eagle 
Hieraaetus ayresii Aigle-autour d'Ayres  Ayres' Hawk Eagle 
Hieraaetus pennatus Aigle botté  Booted Eagle 
Hieraaetus spilogaster Aigle de Bonelli  African Hawk Eagle 
Kaupifalco monogrammicus meridionalis Buse unibande  Lizard Buzzard 
Lophaetus occipitalis Aigle huppé, huppard  Long-crested Eagle 
Macheiramphus alcinus andersoni Buse des chauve-souris  Bat Hawk 
Melierax gabar Autour gabar  Gabar Goshawk 
Melierax metabates mechowi Autour chanteur  Dark Chanting Goshwak 
Milvus migrans migrans Milan noir  Black Kite 
Milvus migrans tenebrosus Milan  Yellow-billed Kite 
Necrosyrtes monachus Vautour moine  Hooded Vulture 
Neophron percnopterus Vautour percnoptère  Egyptian Vulture 
Pandion haliaetus haliaetus Balbuzard fluviatile  Osprey 
Pernis apivorus apivorus Bondrée apivore  Honey Buzzard 
Polemaetus bellicosus Aigle martial  Martial Eagle 
Polyboroides typus typus Petit serpentaire de Madagascar  Gymnogene, African Harrier-Hawk 
Stephanoaetus coronatus Aigle couronné  Crowned Eagle 
Terathopius ecaudatus Aigle bateleur  Bateleur 
Torgos tracheliotus tracheliotus Vautour oricou  Lappet-faced Vulture 
Trigonoceps occipitalis Vautour à tête blanche  White-headed Vulture 



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This database was established according to official pieces of work and with the help of famous scientists. However, there might be some errors.

The vernacular names were collected in the field and in the colonial literature from the first part of the 20th century. The monks who established the first dictionaries were not necessarily informed naturalists. Therefore, errors must have been committed.

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