SA Rare Bird News Report - 30 June 2022

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Trevor Hardaker

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This is the Southern African Rare Bird News Report issued at 18h00 on Thursday, 30 June 2022.

 

Information has been gleaned from various websites, email groups as well as from individual observers who have passed on their sightings. This report cannot be taken as being totally comprehensive as it is based only on information made available at the time of writing. All bird sightings reported here are reported in good faith based on information as provided by the observers. Any inaccuracies are totally unintentional and the writer cannot be held liable for these.

 

None of the records included in this report have undergone any adjudication process with any of the subregion’s Rarities Committees, so inclusion in this report does not constitute any official confirmation of the particular record. Observers are still encouraged to make the necessary submissions accordingly.

 

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Starting in the Western Cape, a number of FULVOUS WHISTLING DUCKS were still at Strandfontein Sewage Works yesterday while 5 individuals were also reported at Rondevlei Nature Reserve earlier today as well.

 

Kwazulu Natal produced an AFRICAN CRAKE on the Western Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park this morning while other lingerers included the ARNOT’S CHAT still at Manyoni Private Game Reserve today, the RUFOUS-BELLIED HERON still at Nsombiza Pan on the Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park yesterday and the EURASIAN OYSTERCATCHER still at Umdloti near Peace Cottage yesterday as well.

 

Up in Limpopo, the juvenile GREATER FLAMINGO was still at Tihongonyeni waterhole along the S143 in the Kruger National Park yesterday while there was also some surprize when a KALAHARI SCRUB ROBIN was found in the Makuleke Concession near Pafuri in the park on Tuesday.

 

And finally, in Namibia, it was all about lingerers with the mega ROSS’S TURACO still at Taranga Safari Lodge, west of Rundu, on Tuesday and the YELLOW-THROATED LEAFLOVES still around Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge in Katima Mulilo yesterday.

 

 

Arnot’s Chat at Manyoni Private Game Reserve

© Stewart Clarke

Arnot’s Chat at Manyoni Private Game Reserve

© Rowan Bartlett

 

 

Eurasian Oystercatcher at Umdloti

© Patrick O’Brien

Kalahari Scrub Robin in the Makuleke Concession

© Ross Hawkins

 

 

Thank you to all observers who have contributed their records. Please continue to send through any reports of odd birds as well as continued updates on the presence of rarities already previously reported, no matter how mundane you think they may be. Even if you think someone else has probably sent in a report, rather send the report yourself as well. The only way to improve this service and to make it as useful as possible to everyone is if it can be as comprehensive as possible.

 

Kind regards

Trevor

 

TREVOR HARDAKER

Cape Town, South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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