Asiatic Dowitcher
Limnodromus semipalmatus

 

First reported on 11 November 2004 at Leeupan in Benoni near Johannesburg. This represents the first record for Southern Africa and the second for Africa, with a previous record from Kenya in November 1966. This bird has already created quite a stir amongst local birders with many people coming from all over the country to see it.

 

Photographed by Dewald Swanepoel.

 


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