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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 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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