Working for birds in Africa

First records of Lesser Sand Plover for Katanga, DR Congo

pp 213-215

Premières mentions du Gravelot mongol Charadrius mongolus pour le Katanga, RD Congo.

Les 24 décembre 2014 et 11–13 février 2016, des Gravelots mongols Charadrius mongolus ont été photographiés à Pweto, sur la rive du lac Moero, Katanga, RDC (08°29’36”S 28°55’55”E). Il s’agit des premières données pour la province.

On 24 December 2014 and 11–13 February 2016 MH photographed single Lesser Sand Plovers Charadrius mongolus on a 400 m-wide beach at Lake Moero (spelled Mweru in Zambia, at the opposite shore), near a hotel at Pweto, Katanga, DR Congo (08°29’36”S 28°55’55”E). The birds were within loose mixed flocks that also included White-fronted Plover C. marginatus, Kittlitz’s Plover C. pecuarius, Common Ringed Plover C. hiaticula, Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus and Little Stint Calidris minuta.

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