March 2016 : Blue Rock Thrush, Marbled Teal and other species from northern Chad

25 Mar 2016 [JBr]

During the past month a further 365 records from central and northern Chad by Robert Schoenbrodt, from a trip to the Ennedi in 2008-2009, have been added to the WABDaB.  These include more Barbary Falcons; a Blue Rock Thrush (expected to occur during the dry season but there are only a few previous records from Chad); flocks of 40, 165 and 320 Marbled Teal on three different lakes in the far north; two records of the very local Neumann's Starling, including a new northern location in the Bahr El Gazel; and six records of Trumpeter Finch from the north, including a concentration of 35. 

Edited: 2016-03-25 [JBr]