Publication archive

Allport, G. and Cohen, C. 2016. Finding Steppe Whimbrel – discovery and identification in southern Africa. African Birdlife 4(6):48-54

Barnard, P. 2016. Meet the conservationist: a passion for the ocean – Kerry Sink. Africa Conservation Telegraph 10. (posted 22 April 2016)

Barnard, P. 2016. Women in science, changing how the world works. SANBI Science. (posted 27 September 2016)

Barnard, P. 2016. Biodiversity horizons. SANBI Science. (posted 29 June 2016).

Bladon, A.J., Jones, S.E.I., Collar, N.J., Dellelegn, Y., Donald, P.F., Gedeon, K., Green, R.E., Spottiswoode, C.N., Töpfer, T. and Wondafrash, M. 2016. Further notes on the natural history of the Ethiopian Bush-crow Zavattariornis stresemanni. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 23:27–45.

Carstens K. 2016. Thriving despite the heat. Klaserie Chronicle 35:15.

Coetzee, A., Pauw, A., Geerts, S. and Barnard, P. 2016. Do sunbirds like pink flowers? Promerops 305:13.

Cohen, C. 2016. Sacred Ibis. The Muse February 2016: 1.

Cohen, C. 2016. House Crow. The Muse March 2016: 1.

Cohen, C. 2016. Citrus Swallowtail. The Muse April 2016: 1.

Cohen, C. 2016. Cape Dwarf Chameleon. The Muse May 2016: 1.

Cohen, C. 2016. Cape Skink. The Muse June 2016: 1.

Cohen, C. 2016. Cape Sparrow. The Muse July 2016: 1.

Cohen, C. 2016. Acacia Pied Barbet. The Muse August 2016: 1.

Cohen, C. 2016. Grey Squirrel. The Muse September 2016: 1.

Cohen, C. 2016. African Fish Eagle. The Muse October 2016: 1.

Cohen, C. 2016. Psychedelic caterpillars in Pinelands. The Muse November 2016: 1.

Cohen, C. 2016. Yellow Bishop. The Muse December 2016: 1.

Cohen, C., Mills, M. S. L. & Francis, J. 2015. First records for Somalia of Bonelli’s Eagle Aquila fasciata, Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus and Red-breasted Wheatear Oenanthe bottae. African Bird Club Bulletin 22: 225-8.

Covas, R. 2016. Nest structure and construction. African Birdlife 4(4):62.

Covas, R. 2016. Social structure and cooperation. African Birdlife 4(3):61.

Covas, R. 2016. Bird of the year 2016: Sociable Weaver. African Birdlife 4(2):56.

Craig, C. 2016. Arctic Tern from Iceland. Promerops 304:9.

Cunningham, S. 2016. Adapting to a hostile environment. African Birdlife 4(5):67.

Cunningham, S. 2016. Killer moves southern Fiscal. African Birdlife 4(2):14.

Cunningham, S. 2016. Body heat. Wild Card Magazine Autumn 2016.

De Blocq, A. 2016. Birding big day win for UCT. UCT website Daily news (posted 7 December 2016)

De Blocq, A. 2016. Leucistic White-chinned Petrel. Promerops 304:21.

De Blocq, A. 2016. Grey Heron preys on Little Grebe. Promerops 305:23-24.

De Blocq, A. 2016. Oom Albatross - 40-year old albatross seen on Cape Pelagic: The Fledgling 2:5.

De Blocq, A. 2016. Inauguration of the UCT Birding Club. The Fledgling 4:8.

De Blocq, A. 2016. Bundu-bash birding in Great Britain. The Fledgling 5:6.

De Blocq, A. 2016. Birding the Cape: Cape Peninsula. The Fledgling 10:4-5.

De Blocq, A. 2016. Birding the Cape: West Coast. The Fledgling 11: 5-6

Flood, B. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Ageing shy albatrosses. African Birdlife 4(2):49-53.

Isaksson, C. and Sumasgutner, P. 2016. How rapid urbanisation is changing the profile of wildlife in cities. The Conversation – Environment + Energy (posted 16 May 2016)

Krüger, S. 2016. An investigation into the decline of the Bearded Vulture in southern Africa. KZN Birds 47:10-11.

Lee, A.T.K. 2016. Turning the page: a new editor for Ostrich. African Birdlife 4(6):66.

Little, R. 2016. Hybrid spurfowl unravelled. African Birdlife 5(1):6-8.

Little, R. 2016. Photographing African gamebirds. African Birdlife 4(6):14.

Little, R. 2016. Mix and match: hybrid spurfowl. African Birdlife 4(5):16.

Little, R. 2016. Phil Hockey – ‘Education is what is left when what has been learnt has been forgotten’. Environment: People and conservation in Africa, Eco-heroes 25:52-55.

Little, R. 2016. How to reverse the decline of southern ground hornbills. The Conversation – Environment + Energy (posted 02 February 2016).

Little, R. 2016. Commentary (A lucky catch for powerful raptor). SANParks Times Summer edition December 2016: 35.

Little, R., Wanless, R., and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Gill Memorial Medal Award 2016. African Birdlife 4(4):61.

McKechnie, A. 2016. Hot hatch: zebra finches prepare their chicks for warm conditions. African Birdlife 5(1):11.

McKechnie, A. 2016. It’s a no-brainer: migrants mobilise mercury during flight. African Birdlife 4(6):10.

McKechnie, A. 2016. Knot the right size. African Birdlife 4(6):11.

McKechnie, A. 2016. Not so chilled? Burchell’s Sandgrouse. African Birdlife 4(4):15.

McKechnie, A. 2016. Mercury rising: South Africa’s national parks are getting warmer. African Birdlife 4(3):14.

McKechnie, A. 2016. Heavy metal: vultures and lead poisoning. African Birdlife 4(3):15.

McKechnie, A. 2016. Enormous, enigmatic and extinct: the elephant birds of Madagascar. African Birdlife 4(2):10-11.

McKechnie, A. 2016. Our parks are getting hotter. SANParks Times Spring Edition (September 2016):5.

Mills, M.S.L., Bennett, B., Baptista, N., and Pinto, P.V. 2016. Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera in Angola. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 23 89-90.

Mills, M. S. L. & Cohen, C. 2015. Are Yellow-throated Seedeater Crithagra flavigula and White-throated Seedeater C. xanthopygia conspecific? Observations of seedeaters from Djibouti. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 22: 190-5.

Mills, M. S. L. & Cohen, C. 2015. Birds of Somalia: new records, range extensions and observations from Somaliland. Scopus 34: 31-39.

Mills, M.S.L., Msimanga, A., Reygel, A., and Louette, M. 2016. Kungwe Apalis Apalis [rufogularis] argentea: a summary. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 23:176-184.

Murgatroyd, M. 2016. Eagles and agriculture can co-exist, a good news story: land use change is not necessarily detrimental to Verreaux’s Eagles. British Ornithologists’ Union (posted 29 February 2016).

Murgatroyd, M., Amar, A. and Underhill, L. 2016. Eagles and agriculture: not a zero sum game. The Conversation – Environment + Energy (posted 10 February 2016).

Nupen, L. 2016. Fancy footwork: the dazzling diversity of avian feet. African Birdlife 4(6):34-38.

Paijmans, D.M. 2016. An unusual meal for African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini chicks. Biodiversity Observations 7(12) 1-2.

Paijmans, D.M. 2016. New SAFRING longevity record for the Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus). Laniarius 132:24-25.

Paijmans, D.M. 2016. A Western Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) – visiting from Russia. Promerops 305:13-14.

PFIAO. 2016. Conserving Angola’s scarp forests. African Birdlife 5(1):18.

PFIAO. 2016. The FitzPatrick Report: The impacts of solar energy. African Birdlife 4(2):16.

PFIAO. 2016. The FitzPatrick Report: Lost in Action. African Birdlife 4(3):20.

PFIAO. 2016. The FitzPatrick Report: Connecting with intra-African migrants. African Birdlife 4(4):18.

PFIAO. 2016. The FitzPatrick Report: The year in review. African Birdlife 4(5):18.

PFIAO. 2016. The FitzPatrick Report: Death trap. African Birdlife 4(6):18.

Rollinson, D.P. 2016. Sighting at sea: Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea off Durban, South Africa. Biodiversity Observations 7(18): 1-2.

Rollinson, D.P., and Rollinson, P.L. 2016. Observations of the courtship display of a White-Backed Night Heron from South Africa. Biodiversity Observations 7(53): 1

Rollinson, D.P. 2016. At-sea sightings of banded Tristan Albatrosses off the Western Cape and a review of records in southern African waters. Biodiversity Observations 7(66): 1-4.

Rollinson, D.P. 2016. Rare seabird sightings from a pelagic longline vessel off South Africa, July-September 2013. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 23:164-175.

Rollinson, D.P., and Rollinson, P.L. 2016. Snowy Egret Egretta thula in Cape Town, South Africa – second record for continental Africa. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 23:219-222.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. Crops and pixels. African Birdlife 5(1):70-71.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. Old school, new school. African Birdlife 5(1):55.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. Sleeping with one eye open. African Birdlife 5(1):22-25.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. New: scops owl on Príncipe. African Birdlife 5(1):10.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. Crash-test dummies: foraging ecology of Cape Gannets. African Birdlife 4(6):22-30.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. See-saw: contrasting population trends in Phoebetria Albatrosses. African Birdlife 4(5):10-11.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. On the shelf. African Birdlife 4(4):16.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. Another year, another tree. African Birdlife 4(4):14.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. World Seabird Conference making waves. African Birdlife 4(2):13.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. Pocket rockets: point-and-shoot cameras. African Birdlife 4(2):44-47.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. Gulls hunting kelp flies. Promerops 306: 16.

Ryan, P.G., Ramudzuli, A., Tebogo, S., and Madumane, W. 2016. Kelp Gulls apparently hunting Little Grebes. Promerops 306: 16.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. Many a bird's rise from the ashes uncertain. SANParks Times Winter edition (June 2016):25.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. Flying colours. Wild Card Magazine Spring 2016:68-72.

Ryan, P.G. and Graham, J. 2016. Review: Nikon goes big. African Birdlife 4(3):66-67.

Simmons, R and Martins, M. 2016. Harriers in the Hoanib. African Birdlife 4(5):61-63.

Spottiswoode, C.N. 2016. Forming the perfect pair for a honey hunt. SANParks Times Summer Edition (December 2016): 30.

Spottiswoode, C.N. 2016. Honeyguides and people cooperate and communicate with each other. Science Faculty Newsletter 5(2): 11.

Sumasgutner, P. 2016. Hawks versus Geese: combatting nest usurpers by building more nests. Promerops 306:8-9.

Sumasgutner, P. 2016. The colour of survival – how parental morph influences the fitness of the offspring in black sparrowhawks. Animal Ecology in Focus (posted 16 May 2016)

Thomson, R. and Flower, T. 2016. Bird of the year 2016 Sociable Weaver: living together. African Birdlife 4(6):65.

van de Ven, T. 2016. Keep-cool tool. African Birdlife 4(5):15.

Wanless, R. 2016. Oceans of life. African Birdlife 4(6):62-63.

Wanless, R.M. and Small, C. 2016. Data collection opportunities for assessing the use and effectiveness of seabird conservation measures. IOTC-2016-WPEB12-32.

Wanless, R.M. and Misiak, W. 2016. A status update of seabirds in the IOTC area. IOTC-2016-WPEB12-28.


Little, R. 2016. Terrestrial gamebirds and snipes of Africa: guineafowls, francolins, spurfowls, quails, sandgrouse and snipes. Johannesburg: Jacana Media.

Masson-Delmotte, V., Gauthier, É., Grémillet, D., Huctin, J-M. and Swingedouw, D. 2016. Le Groenland: climat, écologie, société. La Rochelle, France: CNRS editions.

Tarboton, W. and Ryan, P.G. 2016. Guide to the birds of the Kruger National Park. Cape Town: Struik Nature.

Book chapters:

Thorén, S., Carstens, K.F., Schwochow, D. and Radespiel, U. 2016. Your food, my food: patterns of resource use in two sympatric mouse lemur species. In: The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, Behavior and Conservation Biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae Edited by S. M. Lehman, U. Radespiel, and E. Zimmermann, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 307-318.

Ryan, P.G. 2016. Ingestion of plastics by marine organisms. In: The handbook of environmental chemistry. Springer International Publishing, Berlin, pp. 1-32,