Hello all

Everyone has a “Devil Bird” or at least a Jonah. This is a bird that you have never seen and just about everyone else has !!

They don’t have to even be uncommon – but you are certainly jinxed !!

Finding one of these nasty creatures makes for a very good day indeed !

July 28th 2012 was such a day………..

At last……. after 30 years………. Bronze-winged Courser
(Rhinoptilus chalcopterus)

Julia phoned me at a quarter to nine that morning and said they had found one ! Well done David for remembering my plight and many thanks to Nick for getting the photo. I am grateful to you all.  Not forgetting Erin who was busy with the ringing nets.

The venue was the Mukuvisi Woodlands in urban Harare. This is a fantastic little preserve for both some wild life and a beautiful tract of Miombo Woodland. Whyte’s Barbet,  Spotted Creeper, Miombo Blue-eared Starlings, White-breasted Cuckoo-Shrike, Black Sparrowhawk and plenty of other species are found here.

I am off again on another marathon trip later this week so wait out for a report on that too.   It’s a *big* trip !!

Cheers

Tony

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Comments
  1. Congratulations Pa, I know this one’s been hanging around you neck like an (pun completely intended) albatross for long long time.

  2. adinparadise says:

    Lovely find. Enjoy your marathon trip.

  3. Bassas Blog says:

    Great find. Have a good trip.

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