Friday, June 5, 2009

Freckled Nightjar reported from Central Kalahari

During the last week of May, Map Ives and Grant Woodrow of Okavango Wilderness Safaris heard a Freckled Nightjar calling in the northern part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), well outside its known range.

The Freckled Nightjar is a bird of rocky areas and is abundant in the eastern Hardveld of Botswana - there are also records from the Aha and Tsodilo Hills in north-western Ngamiland. However there is certainly no typical Freckled Nightjar habitat in the CKGR!

Other birders visiting the CKGR should please look out for, and report observations of the Freckled Nightjar from this area.

Perhaps the bottom line here is 'Birds do fly' !!

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