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Two new species brings the Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Bird List to 371 species

By Tom Butynski, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

Two species of bird were recently added to the Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Bird List:

  • In May 2016, a pair of Rüpppell’s Starlings Lamprotornis purpuropterus was observed near Baboon Rock in the North Valley.  
  • In June 2016, a pair of Spur-winged Plovers Vanellus spinosus was encountered at Dam ya Fisi and Baharini Dam in the North Valley.

These two additional species bring the Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Bird List to 371 species. Download the list here.

Adult Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus at Baharini Dam, Lolldaiga Hills Ranch.  Photographs by Tom Butynski.

Adult Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus at Baharini Dam, Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photographs by Tom Butynski.

Adult Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus at Baharini Dam, Lolldaiga Hills Ranch.  Photographs by Tom Butynski.

Adult Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus at Baharini Dam, Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photographs by Tom Butynski.