September 2015: unusual breeding records Niger

13 Oct 2015 [JBr]

Lesser Striped Swallows were found breeding in a culvert near Galmi in August.  This constitutes not only a range extension for Niger to east of the Dallol Bosso, but also the first breeding record in Niger not in a natural rocky cavity.  Another uncommon breeding record is of African Cuckoo near Maradi in September, a juvenile being attended to, but not seen being fed by, a pair of Yellow-billed Shrikes.

Edited: 2016-07-23 [JBr]