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10/01/2001 - Indicator Tour gets 300 species in four days.

A rapid blitz of the wider pretoria area produced a tour record for a four day tour with 314 species recorded. This short tour was custom designed for Mike Prince, and produced plenty of good birds. Endemics included species such as Southern Pied Babbler, African Pied Starling, Kalahari and White-throated Robins. A full list of recorded species is available for download at the end of this story.

From a South African Point of view, the trip also produced a number of special birds - these included the following:

  • 500 Blackwinged Pratincole
  • Male and Female European Marsh Harriers
  • Male Montagu's Harrier
  • Grass Owl
  • White faced Owl
  • Rufous cheeked Nightjar
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Juvenile Klaas's Cuckoo being fed by male
  • Greencapped Eremomela
  • Pallid Flycatcher
  • Tinkling, Ayre's and Cloud Cisticola
  • Dusky, Melodious, Fawncoloured, Eastern longbilled, Spikeheeled and Clapper Lark
  • Painted Snipe with young
  • Little and Dwarf Bittern
  • Horus Swift
  • Bushveld Pipit
  • Redfooted Falcon
  • Whitebacked Night Heron
  • Meyer's Parrot
  • Grey Penduline Tit
  • Marabou Stork
  • Male and Female European Golden Orioles
  • Fantailed Flycatcher
  • Carmine Bee-eater
  • Purple and Steelblue Widow-finch
  • Assemblage of Black Kite
  • Abdim's Stork
  • Lanner Falcon
  • Double banded Sandgrouse
  • Yellowbilled Stork
  • Lesser Gallinule
  • Bluecheeked and Carmine Bee-eaters
  • Marsh Owl
  • Scimitarbill
  • Orange-breasted Bushshrike
  • Bennet's Woodpecker
  • Shaft-tailed and Paradise Whydah's
  • European and Purple ROller
  • Dusky Lark
  • Cuckoo Finch
  • Melodious Lark
  • Lesser Masked Weaver
For a full list of species, Click here.

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