Record details

:   44926
Province:   Limpopo
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2431AA
Observer:   Underhill LG; Photographer Colleen Purdon
Date of record:   2017-08-09
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   Collen Purdon email: "There were seven skimmers seen the first time they were seen at the dam. When Barry Newport and I walked in to see them we found two nests where the birds were sitting. And we photographed the first nest which had three eggs in. We did not go any further as the birds were getting nervous. We only saw five birds flying around although there could have been another nest further along the sandy area."
Last updated:   2019-02-12 12:15:55
Sp. code:   306
Species name:   Rynchops flavirostris
Common name:   African Skimmer -- Waterploeer
Family:   Laridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   African Skimmer
Institution:   ADU-UCT
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Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Les Underhill
Date:   2017-10-09 20:07:58
Species name:   Rynchops flavirostris -- African Skimmer; Waterploeer
Species code:   306

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