To cuckooroller: Possible vagrantloot::2008-11-05 4:49
Hi Steve

Thanks for the visit and comments. Much appreciated.

While I was busy preparing my notes I actually thought of including the Grey-winged Francolin - Scleroptila africanus in my list as I had a look at its distribution map and thought its range was pretty close to the Park, but from my Kruger data base I couldn't find any reported sightings so I left it out of the list. However, I have a sneaky suspicion that you might be right. As I said, I wasn't even aware of the Shelley's Francolin - Scleroptila shelleyi prior to this encounter and looking at the Grey-winged Francolin it is clear that it looks pretty similar to the Shelley's Francolin. So, maybe due to confusion (or ignorance) it might have been spotted, but not been recorded. I am going to take a good look at all my photos of Francolins I have to see what I might have captured unkonwingly. Anyway, thanks for the interesting advice.

Best regards
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To cuckooroller: Possible vagrant loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)::2008-11-05 04:49