Noteworthy bird records from south-west South Sudan game reserves


Avian camera trap image data from two game reserves in southwestern South Sudan produced three new country records, four other range extensions, and one filled a distributional gap between north-west Ethiopia and eastern Central African Republic. The study took place at Bangangai (31 traps, January 2015–February 2016) and Bire Kpatuos Game Reserves (52 traps, September 2015–August 2017). A total of 40 species (18 families) was recorded, including two Near Threatened species of global conservation concern: Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus and White-naped Pigeon Columba albinucha. The occurrence of Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus, Grey-throated Rail Canirallus oculeus and Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus represent first records for South Sudan.



Ornithology, Bird, South Sudan, Game reserves


Brooks, D. M., Sutton, J., Kurchez, L. A., Garside, A., Ejotre, I., Rice, M., ... & Reeder, D. M. (2023). Noteworthy bird records from south-west South Sudan game reserves. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 143(3), 274-282.