Family: Scolopacidae (turnstones, sandpipers, stints, snipe and curlews)

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Species indigenous to southern Africa

Actitis hypoleucos (Common sandpiper) 

Arenaria interpres (Ruddy turnstone, Turnstone) 

Calidris alba (Sanderling) 

Calidris alpina (Dunlin) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Calidris bairdii (Baird's sandpiper) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Calidris canutus (Red knot, Common knot) 

Calidris ferruginea (Curlew sandpiper) 

Calidris fuscicollis (White-rumped sandpiper) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Calidris melanotos (Pectoral sandpiper) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Calidris minuta (Little stint) 

Calidris ruficollis (Red-necked stint) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Calidris subminuta (Long-toed stint) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Calidris temminckii (Temminck's stint) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Calidris tenuirostris (Great knot) 

Vagrant to southern Africa

Gallinago media (Great snipe)

Vagrant to southern Africa.

 

Gallinago nigripennis (African snipe, Ethiopian snipe) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

 

Limicola falcinellus (Broad-billed sandpiper) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Limosa haemastica (Hudsonian godwit) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

 

Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed godwit)

Limosa limosa (Black-tailed godwit) 

Numenius arquata (Eurasian curlew, Curlew) 

Numenius phaeopus (Common whimbrel) 

Phalaropus fulicaria (Red phalarope, Grey phalarope) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Phalaropus lobatus (Red-necked phalarope) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Philomachus pugnax (Ruff, Reeve (female)) 

Steganopus tricolor (Wilson's phalarope) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Tringa erythropus (Spotted redshank) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Tringa flavipes (Lesser yellowlegs) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Tringa glareola (Wood sandpiper) 

Tringa melanoleuca (Greater yellowlegs) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Tringa nebularia (Common greenshank) 

Tringa ochropus (Green sandpiper) 

Tringa stagnatilis (Marsh sandpiper) 

Tringa totanus (Common redshank) 

Vagrant to southern Africa.

Tryngites subruficollis (Buff-breasted sandpiper) 

Xenus cinereus (Terek sandpiper) 

 
 

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