On a recent trip to the Gonarezhou of Zimbabwe and Gorongosa national park in Mozambique, we where treated with some very localised and uncommon birds. On our highly anticipated trip up to Mt. Gorongosa our eyes where wide open for specials such as the Green headed Oriole, Swynertons robin, Chirinda apalis, White tailed crested flycatcher Delagorge’s pigeon to name a few, all of which we where lucky enough to find. As we entered the forest , the very first bird I saw about 50m in was one of my most memorable to date on any birding trip. A male Swynertons Robin landed about 3m from us at eye level and sat calling in clear view. I can only say that luck was with me on this one as I managed to grab a half decent pic of him before he took off into the scrub. Distribution map for the Swynertons Robin in Southern Africa. The only other place it occurs in Africa is the Udzungwa mountains of Tanzania.