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Regionally extinct African Skimmers seen in Northern Kruger


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Two African skimmers were seen on the Limpopo River in Kruger National Park by EcoTraining's Bruce Lawson and students on Thursday 11 September. This is apparently the first record for the Kruger National Park and only the 4th record for SA as this bird has been Regionally Extinct since the 1960's. Thanks so much to EcoTraining for sharing this on Tracking the Wild. All of our sightings data is shared with the University of Cape Town's Animal Demography Unit and this will make a valuable addition to their records!

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They hatch on patches of river sand at very much the same level as the river. Any movement of the water level destroys the eggs, example boat traffic bows that spill a wave over the shore. Relatively common to find in the Okavango Delta.

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