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Wed, 02/06/2013 - 15:44 -- abc_admin

These are largely unconfirmed records published in recent Bulletins of the African Bird Club for information only.

from ABC Bulletin 26.1

Two Lesser Flamingos Phoeniconaias minor were observed at Hawane Reservoir, near Malolotja Nature Reserve, on 14 July 2018—a noteworthy record for the country (per TH).

from ABC Bulletin 24.1

Noteworthy records from Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary include a group of at least five Swallow-tailed Beeeaters Merops hirundineus on 9–10 August 2016—possibly only the second record for Swaziland, following the sighting of a single in the same reserve—and several White-eared Barbets Stactolaema leucotis on 4 September—all previous records are from the east of the country (per TH).

from ABC Bulletin 20.1

A Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti was photographed in Mbuluzi Game Reserve on 20 July 2012; the record of this scarcely reported species is noteworthy as it is quite far south and in winter.

from ABC Bulletin 19.2

A pair of Double-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles bicinctus was observed in arid woodland c.7 km south-west of Big Bend, in the south, on 4 April 2012; this may constitute the first record for the country

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