Publication archive

Baptista, N.L. and Mills, M.S.L. 2018. Angolan White-headed Barbet Lybius [leucocephalus] leucogaster rediscovered. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 25(2): 225-229.

Bourne, A. 2018. High temperatures suppress growth equally in male and female Southern pied babbler nestlings. British Ornithologists’ Union Blog. https://www.bou.org.uk/blog-bourne-babblers/ (Posted 05 November 2018).

Bourne, A., Martin, J., and Nash, A-E. 2018. Review of ISBE 2018 in Minneapolis. ISBE Newsletter 30(2): 16-18.

Brink, C., Amar, A. and Thomson, R. 2018. The FitzPatrick Report: On a plate: can fine dining offer hope to Africa’s vultures. African Birdlife 6(2): 18.

Coetzee, A. and Barnard, P. 2018. Nectar quandary: surviving the suburbs. African Birdlife 6(5): 71-72.

Cunningham, S. The FitzPatrick Report: Lunch-boxing clever. African Birdlife 6(6): 18.

De Blocq, A. 2018. Cape gannet: uplisted to endangered. African Birdlife 6(3): 16-17.

Du Toit, C. and Cunningham, S.J. 2018. Touchy feely. Wild Magazine Spring 2018.

Evans, C. 2018. Caught off-guard. African Birdlife 6(3): 56-57.

Flores, S. 2018. Living in harmony. Safari News Spring Edition 2: 28.

Froneman, A. and Froneman, M. 2018. Happy chappies. Wild Magazine Winter 2018 43: 80-81.

Garbett, B. and Amar, A. 2018. The FitzPatrick Report: Ban the bullet: yet another threat to African vultures. African Birdlife 6(5): 18.

Garbett, B. and Amar, A. 2018. Raptors and vultures declining. Safari News Summer Edition 2: 6.

Hering, J., Hering, H., de Lima, R.F. and Melo, M. 2018. Little-known African bird: Príncipe white-eye Zosterops ficedulinus – a rare island endemic. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 25(1): 75-81.

Jenkins, A. 2018. Top of the Table. Wild Magazine Winter 2018 43: 62-65.

Jenkins, A. 2018. Wide, open De Mond. African Birdlife 6(5): 24-33.

Lee, A. Killing crows. African Birdlife 7(1): 12-14.

Lee, A. 2018. Stress in the city. African Birdlife 6(4): 13.

Little, R. 2018. Newcastle Disease & Laughing Doves. Batis November 2018 84: 26.

Little, R. 2018. Birding in South Africa’s National Parks. Country Life  https://www.countrylife.co.za/adventure/birding-south-africas-national-parks (Posted 18 April 2018)

Little, R. 2018. Laughing Doves and Newcastle disease. Promerops 312: 8.

Little, R. 2018. Wild goose chase. Safari News Spring Edition 2: 6.

Little, R. 2018. Have you seen these birds? Safari News Winter Edition 1: 9.

Little, R. 2018. Don’t forget our feathered friends. SANParks Times Autumn Edition March 2018: 6.

Little, R. 2018. Tick Fever. Wild Magazine Summer 2018/2019 45: 68-75.

Little, R. 2018. Grey-wings for ever. Wingshooter November/December 24(4): 10-13.

Lowney, A. and Thomson, R. 2018. How weavers help keep skinks safe from pygmy falcons. Diamond Route Newsletter February 2018: 10.

McKechnie, A. 2018. Boom, cackle and whine: birds make themselves heard above wind farm noise. African Birdlife 6(4): 11.

McKechnie, A. 2018. Track and trace: new technologies for studying bird movements. African Birdlife 6(4): 26-30.

Murgatroyd, M. 2018. Conserving martial eagles. Sky News Aug/Sept 2018: 14-17.

Pistorius, P. 2018. The FitzPatrick Report: A seabird’s perspective: animal-borne cameras shed light on seabird behaviour. African Birdlife 6(3): 18.

Reynolds, C. 2018. Atlas insights: balancing biodiversity and agriculture. African Birdlife 6(5): 34.

Risi, M., Jordaan, R. and Ryan, P. 2018. First record of Chilean Skua in the Indian OceanAfrican Birdlife 6(3): 22.

Rollinson, D.P. 2018. Seabird sightings off southern and central Mozambique, August – October 2015. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 25(2): 193-204.

Ryan, P. 2018. Cape cormorants extend their range. African Birdlife 7(1): 10.

Ryan, P. 2018. Collapse of the world’s largest King Penguin colony. African Birdlife 7(1): 11.

Ryan, P. 2018. The FitzPatrick Report: Fact finding: the IOC and big data. African Birdlife 7(1): 18-20.

Ryan, P. 2018. Review: Kowa Genesis 33 Prominar 10X33 binoculars. African Birdlife 7(1): 73.

Ryan, P. 2018. What limits long-range migrants? Growth in North Pacific salmon stocks impacts short-tailed shearwater numbers African Birdlife 6(6):10-11.

Ryan, P. 2018. Home on loan.  African Birdlife 6(6): 24-27.

Ryan, P. 2018. What a waste: Plastic pollution update.  African Birdlife 6(6): 32-41.

Ryan, P. 2018. Professor Peter Ryan Comments. African Birdlife 6(4): 6.

Ryan, P. 2018. Duck, down: white-backed duck diving behaviour. African Birdlife 6(4): 12.

Ryan, P. 2018. Check your mate. African Birdlife 6(4): 10.

Ryan, P. 2018. Binocular review: Kowa BD42x10 Prominar. African Birdlife 6(4): 71.

Ryan, P. 2018. Review: Swarowski CL Companion binoculars. African Birdlife 6(3): 72-73.

Ryan, P. 2018. Jouanin’s petrel – or is it? African Birdlife 6(3): 10-11.

Ryan, P. 2018. On the shelf. African Birdlife 6(2): 14-15.

Ryan, P. 2018. Shorebirds in Action. African Birdlife 6(2): 15.

Ryan, P. 2018. Review: Zeiss Conquest Gavia 85 T spotting scope. African Birdlife 6(2): 69.

Ryan, P. 2018. Red-winged Starlings’ prolonged nest use. Promerops 312: 21-22.

Ryan, P. 2018. Leucistic red-knobbed coot. Promerops 312: 22.

Ryan, P. 2018. Summer breeding Orange-breasted sunbirds. Promerops 311: 13.

Thomson, R. 2018. The FitzPatrick Report: Using social media: scared skinks eavesdrop on wary weavers. African Birdlife 6(4): 18.

Thomson, R.L. 2018. Hotel Kgalagadi. Wild Magazine Autumn 2018 42: 56-62.

Thomson, R. and Lowney, A. 2018. Kalahari tree skinks manage risk using sociable weaver cues. SANParks Times Autumn Edition March 2018: 13.

Van der Merwe, N. and Wanless, R. 2018. Birdlife South Africa news: a fundraising mountain for mouse free Marion. African Birdlife 6(6): 64-65.

Wanless, R. 2018. How much is enough? African Birdlife 6(2): 61.



Little, R. 2018. Birding in South Africa’s National Parks. Johannesburg, South Africa: Jacana Media. ISBN 978-1-4314-2689-8.


Book Chapters:

Amar, A., Buij, R., Suri, J., Sumasgutner, P. and Virani, M.Z. 2018. Conservation and ecology of African Raptors. In: Birds of prey. Edited by J. Sarasola, J. Grande, and J. Negro, Springer, Cham, pp. 419-455 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73745-4_18

Favaro, L. and Pichegru, L. IP. Penguins: Behavioural ecology and vocal communication. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Edited by J. Vonk, and T. Shackelford, Springer, pp. 1-9 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_844-1

Reid, H., Bourne, A., Miller, H., Podvin, K., Scorgie, S. and Orindi, V. 2018. A framework for assessing the effectiveness of ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation. In: Resilience: the science of adaptation to climate change. Edited by Z. Zommers, and K. Alverson, Mercy Corps, United Kingdom, pp. 207-216 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811891-7.00016-5

Rose, S., Sumasgutner, P., Koeslag, A. and Amar, A. 2018. Does seasonal decline in breeding performance differ for an African Raptor across an urbanization gradient? In: Behavioural and ecological consequences of urban life in birds. Edited by C. Isaksson, A.D. Rodewald, and D. Gil, Frontiers Media, Lausanne, pp. 259-267 http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/4987/pdf