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Thomson, N. 2009. Rarity sightings and interesting observations. Lanioturdus, 42(1): 25-26


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Rarity sightings and interesting observations.

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On 11 November 2008 Mark Boorman observed a colour flagged sanderling at the Mile 4 Saltworks north of Swakopmund. Investigation revealed that this bird had been ringed at Asenko Village in Ghana on its southward migration in 2007. On 16 November 2008 Sakkie von Plato reported two African black ducks at Avis dam, Windhoek. This sighting is somewhat unusual as a large expanse of open water is not the preferred habitat of this species. They are usually found in streams of running water and have been recorded various locations in central and southern Namibia including Monte Christo Guest Farm north of Windhoek and at Kub on the Fish River.

Year: 2009

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