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African Openbills: a first for Cape Town!

March 4, 2010
African Openbill - first records for Cape Town! © Otto Schmitd.African Openbills, Anastomus lamelligerus, had never been recorded in Cape Town. But earlier this year, the first ever record appeared.

Guide Otto Schmidt went out on a Birding Africa day trip from Cape Town on 25 February 2010 and photographed this exceptional sighting!

For more pictures of these African Openbills at Strandfontein Waste Water Treatment Works, please click here.
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  1. Gregor Sclanders permalink
    April 1, 2010 1:22 pm

    As a visitor from Kzn who is down in Cape Town to run the Two Oceans, I was pleasantly surprised to spot an Openbill roosting in a pinetree opposite the Steenberg Golf Estate in Tokai on 30 March 2010.

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