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A synopsis of the spread of Common Mynas in Namibia, Lanioturdus V57 No1

by Neil Thomson

Of late there have been several sightings of Common Mynas in Namibia, many in new areas indicating that this invasive alien species is spreading rapidly in parts of the country. These sightings have invoked a chorus Read more

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Notes on eagles and vultures in Namibia, Lanioturdus 56.2

by Peter Bridgeford

These observations were made by rangers working in various parts of Namibia. They have been lying in a file for many years and during a spring-cleaning while in quarantine because of the dreaded Covid, I found Read more

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Birds in Hand: Ageing and sexing of Rosy-faced Lovebirds Agapornis roseicellos in Namibia, Lanioturdus 56.1

by Ursula Bryson

In a discussion with another bird ringer the question arose, how to determine the gender and age of Rosy-faced Lovebirds. Breeders can rely on genetic testing to determine the sex of Rosy-faced Lovebirds, but bird ringers? Read more

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Rarities and Interesting Sightings, Lanioturdus 55_4

by Neil Thomson

Swakopmund’s resident Black Sparrowhawk was photographed by Anton Jooste on 16 August 2022. An undated report from Anton Jooste mentioned the presence of a pair of Lizard Buzzards at Rössing mine.One of these birds was injured Read more

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Axel Wilhelm Eriksson: A reconstructed “diary” of his life in southern Africa with emphasis on his bird collection, Lanioturdus 55.2

by Eckart Demasius

The orange shaded area in the north of Namibia is indicated as the range for capelli. However, this is not a subspecies that has been recorded in Namibia for a very long time, which makes Read more

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Axel Wilhelm: A reconstructed “diary” of his life in southern Africa with emphasis on his bird collection, Lanioturdus 55.1

by Eckart Demasius

Another good find was a Jackal Buzzard collected on 20 February 1877, not unusual for Namibia, but at Omaruru it would be uncommon.

The fifth unusual bird in the collection is a Broad-billed Roller, which Eriksson Read more

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Birds of the National Botanical Garden of Namibia, Lanioturdus 54.3

by Grzegorz Kopij

Quantitative studies on bird assemblages are conducted in areas ranging in size from few hundred m2 to several thousand km2. In very small areas, like gardens around private residences, usually comprising less than one ha in Read more

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Bird names in the languages of Namibia, Lanioturdus 54.1

by Johan Meyer

Namibia is a culturally diverse country. Although English is the only official language, there are nine recognised national languages and three recognised regional languages. These statuses mean these languages are taught in school and used in Read more

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A comparison of Black-eared Sparrow-Lark and Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark nest data from southern Namibia, Lanioturdus 53.4

by Peter Cunningham

Although Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix verticalis) is encountered throughout the year in the dry southern parts of Namibia, Black- eared Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix australis) is only observed after good rains. Very little has been published on the nests Read more

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Vultures Namibia, Lanioturdus 52.2

by Mark Boorman

Vultures Namibia maintains a comprehensive database of all vulture records involving marked birds recorded in Namibia. This includes the original metal ring fitted plus additional markings such as colour rings, engraved numbered/lettered colour rings and patagial Read more

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