January 2016: a new species for West Africa found in Chad!

17 Jan 2016 [JBr]

On 15 September 2015, a team of the Sahara Conservation Foundation and the Zoological Society London, consisting of Tim Wacher and John Newby and their colleagues, discovered in Central Chad a group of nesting Chestnut Sparrows!  This is the first record of this species in West Africa, and an extension of its presence in western Sudan.  See the pictures at http://www.wabdab.org/db/viewspecies?type=species&species=Chestnut+Sparrow&speciesKey=115530&speciesId=115530

Edited: 2016-02-03 [JBr]