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First breeding record of the Red-billed Quelea near Worcester

2009-04-22 (3)

A breeding colony of the Red-billed Quelea has been found near Worcester. This is the first breeding record of the species in the winter rainfall region, a mere 120 km from Cape Town. The Red-billed Quelea did not occur in the Western Cape 25 years ago (although there was one vagrant record from 1946), and is already well established in the Beaufort West area.
(Read about this discovery here)