Dr Samuel Temidayo Osinubi

Dayo describes himself as a researcher, educator, manager, and advocate that has been fortunate enough to work at various levels within the broad research, policy, and management spheres of science and project development. As a researcher, he is focused on avian behaviour, with an interest in migration and bioacoustics. He enjoys travelling and is currently based in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, where is works in a number of research, management, policy, tourism and education roles. His core values are centred around people and opening doors for wider collaborations.


·       James, RF, Immaculate, OC, Osinubi, ST, Manu, SA, Ivande, S and Omotoriogun, TC 2023. Antipredatory call behavior of lapwing species in an Afrotropical environment. Avian Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avrs.2023.100137

Osinubi ST (2022) Editorial: African–Eurasian birds: our birds, their birds, or OUR birds? Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology 93 (3) pp. iii–iv.

Kropff AS, Dalton DL, Russo I, Mwale M, Labuschagne K, Osinubi ST (2022) Genetic and morphological variation of Halcyon senegalensis revealing cryptic mitochondrial lineages and patterns of mitochondrial-nuclear discordanceOstrich: Journal of African Ornithology 93 (3) 192-207.

Dalton DL, Nupen LJ, Mwale M, Pretorius C, Kropff AS, Monchusi BA, Labuschagne K, Osinubi ST (2022) First steps to success: Identification of divergence among the northern and the southern lineages of African pygmy kingfisher (Ispidina picta) (Coraciiformes: Alcedinidae)Journal of Ornithology 163 (4) 931–943.

Abdulwahab UA, Osinubi ST, Abalaka J (2019) Risk of predation: A critical force driving habitat quality perception and foraging behavior of granivorous birds in a Nigerian forest reserveAvian Research 10 (33).

Chaisia ME, Osinubi ST, Dalton DL, Suleman E (2019) Occurrence and diversity of avian haemosporidia in Afrotropical landbirdsInternational Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 8 36-44.

Osinubi ST (2018) Book Review: Avian CognitionOstrich: Journal of African Ornithology 89 (3) 295-296.

Osinubi ST, McGraw KJ, Ottosson U, Brown JA, Briskie JV, Chapman HM (2018) Carotenoid-based plumage pigmentation and concentration as a function of sex and habitat type in the Yellow-breasted Boubou Laniarius atroflavusOstrich: Journal of African Ornithology 89 (3) 259-264.

Osinubi ST, Hand K, Van Oijen DCC, Walther BA & Barnard P (2016) Linking science and policy to address conservation concerns about African land use, land conversion and land grabs in the era of globalization. African Journal of Ecology 54 (3) 265-267.

Osinubi ST (2016) Book Review: The Birds of Ghana: an Atlas and HandbookOstrich: Journal of African Ornithology 87 (2) 197-198.

Osinubi ST (2016) Sights are set on understanding bird movements across Africa. The Conversation, http://theconversation.com/sights-are-set-on-understanding-bird-movements-across-africa-58943.

Osinubi ST, Vugeh Y, Briskie J, Ottosson U, Brown JA & Chapman HM (2014) Association with riparian fragment by yellow-breasted boubou (Laniarius atroflavus) indicates need for wider-scale forest matrix conservation. Malimbus: Journal of West African Ornithology 36 (1) 47-57.

Osinubi ST, Onoja JD, Molokwu MN & Ndam N (2013) Empowering Local Stakeholders for REDD+ Implementation in Liberia: Biodiversity Survey Report of Wakolor and Wonegizi. Fauna & Flora International, Liberia.

Ajagbe AA, Osinubi ST, Ezealor AU & Ogunsesan A (2009) Range extension of the Ibadan malimbe (Malimbus ibadanensis)Malimbus: Journal of West African Ornithology 31 (2) 121-122.

BirdLife International (2008) Toolkit for Important Bird Area conservation in Africa (eds. Arinaitwe J & Osinubi ST), pp 1-40; 66-69; 76-80. BirdLife International.

Ajagbe AA & Osinubi ST (2008) Ifon Forest Reserve Biodiversity Survey Report. Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) & Ondo State Government.

Osinubi ST (2008) Preliminary ecological succession study within the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) Lekki Nature Reserve. Roan: The Journal of Conservation, Vol. 4 (1) 54-59.

Osinubi ST & Agboola B (2006) Rufous scrub robin, Cercotrichas galactotes, at Fusa Hills, Plateau State, Nigeria. Malimbus: Journal of West African Ornithology 28 (1) 46-47.

Ezealor AU, Ajagbe AA & Osinubi ST (2006) Ornithological component of the biodiversity survey of the Donga River Basin forests, Taraba State, Nigeria. Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) & Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Participatory Forest Management Project.

Past students:

Abigail Ramudzuli (2022) Flight feather moult patterns and stable isotope analysis in the Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis). FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town, South Africa. MSc Biological Sciences.

Matthew Dickson Anoibi (2021) Investigating song structure variation of two passerine bird species along rural-urban gradient on the Jos Plateau, Nigeria. AP Leventis Ornithological Research Institute, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. MSc Conservation Biology.

Umarfarooq Adavudi Abdulwahab (2017) Artificial food patch utilisation by granivorous birds in Amurum Forest Reserve: an indication of habitat quality. AP Leventis Ornithological Research Institute, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. MSc Conservation Biology.

Fatima James Ramzy (2016) Anti-predatory behaviour in African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus) and Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus): a comparative analysis of mobbing and alarm calls. AP Leventis Ornithological Research Institute, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. MSc Conservation Biology.

Shadrach Kerwillian (2015) Developing a communication strategy for NGOs to better engage with corporate in addressing land-use challenges. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. MPhil Conservation Leadership.

Bitrus Kwanye Zain (2013) Body condition and sperm quality of some bird species in Amurum Forest Reserve. AP Leventis Ornithological Research Institute, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. MSc Conservation Biology.