Red-necked Phalarope in Moremi Game Reserve

27 September 2011: Brent returned from a safari in Moremi Game Reserve this week with exciting news of a Red-necked Phalarope which spent two days at a pan right alongside the campsite where his group were staying in the 4th Bridge area of the reserve. The bird was quite confiding and allowed everyone to get excellent photographs as well as some shaky video taken through a spotting scope which shows the feeding behaviour of the bird very well. There are very few records of Red-necked Phalarope in Botswana, the last one we know of was reported by Nick Polonakis who photographed the bird in Nxai Pan National Park in 2009. Below are some photographs and a video clip taken by Brent Reed.

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2 thoughts on “Red-necked Phalarope in Moremi Game Reserve

  1. This is a bird I have always wanted to see but there is seemingly no reliable place to find it. Very jealous that you all managed to have such a wonderful sighting!

    • Hi Robert, there is certainly no reliable place to see this bird in Botswana as it is a vagrant to the region. I am only aware of three other confirmed sightings for northern Botswana so it was a really lucky find!

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