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Hopper bands start forming in Darfur, Sudan: Situation Update 05 Jul 2005

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Small hopper bands have formed from recent hatching in Western and Northern Darfur, Sudan. More hatching and band formation are expected in other summer breeding areas in the country. Surveys are underway to monitor the evolving situation. One swarm that moved east across Sudan apparently reached northern Ethiopia where it dispersed in Amhara and Tigray provinces. Small-scale breeding continues in central Niger and scattered mature solitarious adults have recently appeared in summer breeding areas in southeast Mauritania, northern Mali and Tamesna, Niger. Scattered adults are also present in northeast Somalia. Intensive surveys should be maintained on a regular basis throughout the summer.