White-backed Night Heron

Gorsachius leuconotus

I had heard via Samson Maludzi of a reliable spot for white-backed night heron and african finfoot near Albasini Dam in the Soutpansberg, but had not been able to get to the site before a weekend trip in December 2012.

It was worth the wait! After lots of careful scanning along the banks of the Luvuvhu River we managed to locate the night heron sitting deep within a large river-side tree. After getting good views of this difficult to find bird we headed back to the vehicle where we were greeted with amazing views of a male finfoot swimming along the river bank. What a brilliant spot! Thanks Samson.


White-backed Night Heron / Luvuvhu River near Albasini Dam, Soutpansberg, South Africa / 16 December 2012 White-backed Night Heron / Luvuvhu River near Albasini Dam, Soutpansberg, South Africa / 16 December 2012
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