Scaly-feathered Finch records in KNP2019-05-14 (838)
During Jan 2010-Mar 2011 Scaly-feathered Finch was found breeding near Pafuri in the Kruger National Park (see paper). The species was seen regularly for 15 months in the Makuleke Contract Park area of the northern KNP.
After a lapse of 8 years or so, there have been recent sightings of this species from northern KNP.
Two Scaly-feathered Finches were photographed by Leigh Hoets along the S53 about 9km south of Babalala Picnic Site in the Kruger National Park on 4 May 2019. See SA Rare Bird News Report - 6 May 2019.
On 13 May there was a record of a small group of Scaly-feathered Finches seen in the north-western corner of the Makuleke Concession, ie in the same area where the first records (2010-11) were made. See SA Rare Bird News Report - 13 May 2019.
The Scaly-feathered Finch shows increases and decreases in different parts of its range in South Africa - see Range changes.