Category Archive: Africa

Aug 04 2014

Rarest birds in the World: Taita Apalis (Apalis fuscigularis)

This species is endemic to the tiny, fragmented forests of the Taita Hills, where it occurs in only four remnant patches, totalling less than 150 ha in area, on a single massif. It is also found in a larger patch of lesser disturbed forest on the adjacent massif of Mbololo. The Taita Hills are a …

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May 01 2013

New bird species discovered in Africa in the past 50 years

A pdf about the new species discovered in Africa download article

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Feb 28 2012

Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

Grey Parrot

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Psittacus erithacus | [authority] Linnaeus, 1758 | [UK] Grey Parrot | [FR] Perroquet gris | [DE] Graupapagei | [ES] Loro Yaco | [NL] Grijze Roodstaartpapegaai | [copyright picture] L.Miguel Bugallo Sanchez Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Poicephalus erithacus Psittacus erithacus AF w, c Psittacus erithacus erithacus se …

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Feb 28 2012

Greater Vasa Parrot (Coracopsis vasa)

Greater Vasa Parrot

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Coracopsis vasa | [authority] Shaw, 1812 | [UK] Greater Vasa Parrot | [FR] Perroquetvasa | [DE] Grosser Vasa | [ES] Loro Vasa | [NL] Grote Vasa-papegaai | [copyright picture] Rhett A. Butler Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Coracopsis vasa AF Madagascar, Comoro Is Coracopsis vasa comorensis Comoro …

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Dec 31 2011

Colonial and associated with coot (fulica atra) nesting in great crested grebe (podiceps cristatus), comparison of three lakes

Great Crested Grebe courting

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) Science Article 5 abstract Nesting of the Great Crested Grebe in loose colonies and in close association with the Coot was investigated in Lakes Meteliai and Obelija in 1983-?1986 and 1999 and in Lake paltytis in 1984-?1986. Particular lakes and years were considered as integrators of between-lake and between-year differences …

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Dec 27 2011

Reproductive parameters in relation to food supply in the whiskered tern ( Chlidonias hybrida )

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) Science Article 1 abstract It is generally accepted that breeding terns are sensitive to food supply and that their reproductive effort could be substantially affected by the availability and access to resources. In this study we examined reproductive parameters in the whiskered tern Chlidonias hybrida in relation to food supply during …

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Dec 27 2011

Stationary underwater prey missed by reef herons, Egretta gularis: head position and light refraction at the moment of strike

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) Science Article 2 abstract This paper attempts to verify the importance of spatial positioning of the eyes of reef herons Egretta gularis schistacea, when coping with light refraction at the air-water interface. Gadi Katzir et al, J Comp Physiol A (1989) 165:573-576 Download article download full text (pdf)

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Dec 27 2011

Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis in Brazil (Ciconiiformes: Ardeidae)

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) Science Article 5 abstract The Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis is a polytypic species with discontinuous tropical range along West (nominate subspecies) and East Africa to the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and southwest India (E. g. schistacea). In West Africa, it breeds locally on coasts and offshore islands, from Mauritania Carmem …

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Dec 27 2011

First confirmed record of Western Reef-Heron (Egretta gularis) for South America

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) Science Article 4 abstract At 3 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, January 22, 1986, a group of 15 people on a birding tour of Trinidad observed a medium-sized, dark heron land and begin feeding in the ‘Pumpkin Patch’ area of southern Nariva Swamp. William L. Murphy and Winston Nanan, Am. Birds 41(1):16-27 …

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Dec 27 2011

Striking of underwater prey by a reef heron, Egretta gularis schistacea

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) Science Article 1 abstract The ability of a piscivorous bird, the western reef heron, Egretta gularis schistacea, tocope with light refraction at the air/water interface was investigated. Gadi Katzir and Nathan Intra, J Comp Physiol A (1987) 160:517-523 Download article download full text (pdf)

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