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Collar NJ, Andres P 1988. Birds to watch. The ICBP World Checklist of Threatened birds. i - xvi 1 - 303
… an interim volume summarizing the latest data on the world 's threatened birds, species which were given full treatment in Collar, N. J. & Stuart, S. N. 1985. Threatened Birds of Africa and related islands.the ICBP / IUCN Red Data Book, Part 1 Cambridge: I C B P& I … by the authors as possibly occuring), but since this species is not on the Botswana. … Birds to watch. The ICBP World Checklist of Threatened birds
Collar NJ, Crosby MJ, Stattersfield AJ 1994. Birds to watch 2: The world list of threatened birds.
… … Birds to watch 2 The world list of threatened birds
Demasius E 2011. A Different Kind of Birding Part I: Birds on the Stamps of South Africa. Lanioturdus 44 (2) 22-30
… birding" or "a different kind of birding". No, not looking out of the window and searching for birds but looking at birds on the stamps on the letters I receive through the mail. The first article deals with … of South West Africa and finally we shall have a look at the wonderful bird stamps we have in Namibia (Parts III & IV). Ever since stamps were first used as tokens for payment of postal …
Yeh Y-M, Huang H-W, Dietrich KS, Melvin E 2013. Estimate of seabird incidental catch by pelagic longline fisheries in the South Atlantic Ocean. Animal Conservation 16 141-152
… The mortality of seabirds in fisheries has had a serious negative impact on many seabird populations, yet the extent … span include 61 trips involving 6181 observed sets of over 20 million hooks, where 198 seabirds were caught (23 of which were released alive). Most birds were caught in the South Atlantic, with estimated seabird bycatch rates ranging from 0.026 …
Cunningham P, Thomson N 2016. Southern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris chalybeus and Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa presence in southern Namibia. Biodiversity Observations 7 (14) 1-4
… "Extreme southern Namibia" or "possibly extreme southern Namibia" is how the distribution of Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa and Southern … that for the Southern Double-collared Sunbird there is a tiny distribution extending into Namibia across the Orange River, no further details are presented. Both species are known to …
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Klein F 2015. Cape Bird Club Ghana Birding Trip (Part 1). Lanioturdus 48 (1) 3-12
… Ghana has a total of 760 birds of which the group recorded a list of 384 including those heard only. This report will mainly list those birds that were seen. A total of 3420 km was travelled. My main reason for visiting Ghana was … see the only roller in Africa that I had not seen. Secondly it was to add some of my favourite birds, e.g. bee-eaters, weavers, sunbirds, hornbills and barbets, to my life-list. … Lanioturdus …
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Diagana CH, Dodman T 2006. Numbers and distribution of waterbirds Africa: Results of the African Waterbirds Census, 2002, 2003 & 2004 / Effectifs et distribution des oiseaux d'eau en Afrique: Résultats des dénombrements d'oiseaux d'eau en Afrique, 2002, 2003 & 2004.
… period, provides interesting information on the population, distribution and status of waterbirds in Africa. The results presented therein will doubtless contribute to the efforts of conservation of waterbirds and wetlands, including those of international importance. … Numbers and distribution of waterbirds Africa Results of the African Waterbirds Census, 2002, 2003 ... …
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DOEA_AfWC_2002_2004.pdf 9.09 MB
2017. Draft National Plan of Action for reducing the incidental catch of seabirds in Namibian fisheries, May 2017.
… The Namibian National Plan of Action to combat the incidental capture and killing of seabirds in Namibian fisheries (NPOA-Seabirds) is a voluntary undertaking aimed at reducing the mortality of seabirds associated with …
Hauptfleisch ML, Avenant NL 2016. Actual and perceived collision risk for bird strikes at Namibian airports. Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology 87 (2) 161-171
… At Namibia's two major airports, Hosea Kutako International and Eros (domestic), 117 bird strike … were compared with actual bird strike incidences for each species, frequency of occurrence of birds and pilot perceptions of species risk, in order to find whether risk assessment and pilot … showed that Crowned Lapwing and Helmeted Guineafowl were also the most frequently struck birds at both airports. The study illustrates how combining risk assessment, pilot perception …
Simmons RE, Brown CJ, Kemper J 2015. Copper Sunbird (Coppery Sunbird): Cinnyris cupreus (Nectarinia cuprea). Birds to watch in Namibia: red, rare and endemic species 274-275
… Across the Zimbabwean Mashonaland Highveld, westwards through the north-east of Namibia, including along the Okavango River, the Copper Sunbird has a virtually identical … the Purple-banded Sunbird, of which 3% occurs within protected areas; reporting rate was 4%. … Birds to watch in Namibia: red, rare and endemic species … Copper Sunbird (Coppery Sunbird) Cinnyris …
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Hauptfleisch ML, Avenant NL 2016. Actual and perceived collision risk for bird strikes at Namibian airports. Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology 87 (2) 161-171
… At Namibia's two major airports, Hosea Kutako International and Eros (domestic), 117 bird strike … were compared with actual bird strike incidences for each species, frequency of occurrence of birds and pilot perceptions of species risk, in order to find whether risk assessment and pilot … showed that Crowned Lapwing and Helmeted Guineafowl were also the most frequently struck birds at both airports. The study illustrates how combining risk assessment, pilot perception …
Mills M 2013. Notes on birds in the Lubango Bird Skin Collection, Angola 16-18 January 2013.
… collection. This was the first step at studying various taxonomic questions related to Angolan birds, and clarifying various identification questions. … Notes on birds in the Lubango Bird Skin Collection, Angola 16-18 January 2013 …
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Guillet A, Crowe TM 1985. Patterns of distribution, species richness, endemism and guild composition of waterbirds in Africa. African Journal of Ecology 23 89 - 120
… of distribution, species richness, endemism and guild composition are identified for the water-birds of subsaharan Africa using uni- and multivariate statistical methods. When possible, our results are compared with similar information for South American water-birds. Water-birds partition Africa much more coarsely than do non-aquatic birds, the basic distributional …
Demasius E 2011. A Different Kind of Birding Part III: Birds on the Stamps of Namibia (1) (1990- 2003). Lanioturdus 44 (4) 3-9
Namibia became an independent country on 21 March 1990. Bird lovers will be glad to hear that in … our country did by far the best compared to South Africa and South West Africa when it came to birds on stamps. All in all 100 identifiable species are recorded on the stamps issued so far, … period from then to date, i.e. until 2011. … Lanioturdus … A Different Kind of Birding Part III Birds on the Stamps of Namibia (1) (1990- 2003) …
Mills MSL, Franke U, Joseph G, Miato F, Milton S, Monadjem A, Oschadleus D, Dean WRJ 2010. Cataloguing the Lubango Bird Skin Collection: towards an atlas of Angolan bird distributions. ABC Bulletin 17 43-53
… than 40,000 skins, representing more than 850 taxa. As part of an atlas project for Angolan birds, we visited the skin collection for two weeks in June 2008, to extract distributional …
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Goldsmith TH 2006. What Birds See: Evolution has endowed birds with a system of color vision that surpasses that of all mammals, including humans. Scientific American 295 68-75
… a distance and to move about safely. African Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri), like all birds, sees the world in a rich tapestry of color that we can scarcely imagine. Birds have this capacity because they have retained color-processing cone cells in the eye that mammals lost millions of years ago. … Scientific American … What Birds See Evolution has endowed birds with a system of color vision that surpasses that of all... …
Williams T 1997. Birds of the Walvis Bay lagoon and associated wetlands, including the bird sanctuary.
Birds of the Walvis Bay lagoon and associated wetlands, including the bird sanctuary. … Birds of the Walvis Bay lagoon and associated wetlands, including the bird sanctuary …
Moreau RE 1950. The breeding seasons of African Birds - 2. Sea Birds. Ibis 92 (3) 419 - 433
… All the available data, largely unpublished, are assembled for sea-birds breeding in African waters, about 36° N.-36° S. An ill-defined breeding season by any species at any station is exceptional. North of the Equator practically all sea-birds breed in spring or summer. South of the Equator there is much more variation. Round the … of the Equator and the coolest months south of it. … Ibis … The breeding seasons of African Birds - 2. Sea Birds
Williams AJ 1993. Birds along and off the Namib coast: A review. Specialist studies report: Birds, in Environmental impact assessment for exploration drilling in offshore area 2815, Namibia.
Birds along and off the Namib coast: a review. Specialist studies report: birds. … Birds along and off the Namib coast A review. Specialist studies report Birds, in Environmental …
Paterson JRB, Yates O, Holtzhausen H, Reid T, Shimooshili K, Yates S, Sullivan BJ, Wanless RM 2017. Seabird mortality in the Namibian demersal longline fishery and recommendations for best practice mitigation measures. Oryx 53 (2) 300-309
… Seabird bycatch is widely regarded as the greatest threat globally to procellariiform seabirds. Although measures to reduce seabird–fishery interactions have been in existence for many … high risk profiles remains variable. We recorded seabird bycatch and other interactions in the Namibian demersal longline fishery. Interaction rates were estimated for seasonal and spatial … to fishing effort data. Bycatch rates were 0.77 (95% CI 0.24–1.39) and 0.37 (95% CI 0.11–0.72) birds per 1,000 hooks in winter and summer, respectively. Scaling up to 2010, the most recent …
Petersen SL, Honig MB, Ryan PG, Underhill LG 2008. Seabird bycatch in the pelagic longline fishery off southern africa. African Journal of Marine Science 31 (2) 191-204
… The waters around South Africa provide rich foraging opportunities for pelagic seabirds. They also support a pelagic longline fleet targeting tunas  Thunnus  spp. and swordfish  … seabird bycatch data from 2 256 sets (4.4 million hooks) and recorded a total of 1 954 birds killed during that period. In all, 11 species of seabird are confirmed incidentally caught by the fishery, eight of which are considered threatened. Birds were caught at an average rate of 0.44 per 1 000 hooks, resulting in an average of 2 900 …
Dean WRJ 1997. The distribution and biology of nomadic birds in the Karoo, South Africa. Journal of Biogeography 24 769-779
… Karoo in South grasses are important components of the habitat and diet Africa.Nomadic birds, ofwhich themost widespread species of small nomadic granivores, and also provide nest … sites is the greybacked finchlark Eremopterix verticalis (Smith), and nest material. Nomadic birds can breed throughout the are most frequently observed in the north-central and north year, … Karoo. Since the distribution of nomadic arid and semi-arid Karoo. Nomadism is an evolutionary birds is in areas where rainfall is patchy, low (<250mm per stable strategy for individual …
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Brothers NP, Cooper J, Lokkeborg S 1999. The incidental catch of seabirds by longline fisheries: Worldwide review and technical guidelines for mitigation.
… describing longline fisheries of the world, the nature and extent of incidental catch of seabirds in those fisheries and a description of technical and operational measures that can … it into one document. The report, first in general terms, describes the interaction of seabirds with longline fisheries with reference to typical behaviour patterns of seabirds and why and how the incidental longline catch of seabirds has become an international …
Moreau RE 1950. The breeding seasons of African birds - 1. Land birds. Ibis 92 (2) 223-267
… part of this inner tropical belt there may be no distinct breeding season for must groups of birds (Congo), but in East Africa a double breeding season is the rule, with peaks coinciding … and its time-relation to the rains varies locally. … Ibis … The breeding seasons of African birds - 1. Land birds
Steiniger F 1969. Transport of micro-organisms by migratory birds between Wurope and South Africa, in relation to bird-ringing and disinfection. Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology 40 (1) 283-297
… Transport of micro-organisms by migratory birds between Europe and South Africa, in relation to bird-ringing and disinfection. … Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology … Transport of micro-organisms by migratory birds between Wurope and South Africa, in relation to bird... …
Reijnen R 1992. The impact of car traffic on the distribution and numbers of breeding birds, in Bird Numbers 1992 distribution, Monitoring and Ecological Aspects, W. Hagemeijer and T. Verstrael, Editors. Proceedings of 12th International Conference
… The impact of car traffic on the distribution and numbers of breeding birds. … Proceedings of 12th International Conference … The impact of car traffic on the distribution and numbers of breeding birds, in Bird Numbers 1992 di... …
Kemper J 2016. Caring for seabirds at the Lüderitz seabird rehabilitation facility. Namibia Bird News 17 1-4
… which belongs to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), can hold up to about 50 birds. I have managed this facility since June 2000 as a volunteer, in collaboration with some … Greater Flamingos, Wilson's Storm-Petrels and even an abandoned South African Shelduck chick. … Namibia Bird News … Caring for seabirds at the Lüderitz seabird rehabilitation facility …
Demasius E 2011. A Different Kind of Birding Part II: Birds on the Stamps of South West Africa. Lanioturdus 44 (3) 18-22
… South West Africa - the future Namibia - was declared a German Protectorate on 7 August 1884. Just under four years later, on 7 … be it "only" a graphical Reichsadler. … Lanioturdus … A Different Kind of Birding Part II Birds on the Stamps of South West Africa …
Demasius E 2012. A Different Kind of Birding Part IV: Birds on the Stamps of Namibia (2) (2004-2011). Lanioturdus 45 (1) 23-29
… 2004 was a very quiet year for birds on stamps. The centenary of the war of anticolonial resistance in Namibia was commemorated on 23 September with a peace dove stamp. A very difficult topic but … discussed under the South African stamps. … Lanioturdus … A Different Kind of Birding Part IV Birds on the Stamps of Namibia (2) (2004-2011) …
Simmons RE, Brown CJ, Kemper J 2015. Southern Double-collared Sunbird (Lesser Double-collared Sunbird): Cinnyris chalybeus (Nectarinia chalybea). Birds to watch in Namibia: red, rare and endemic species 274
… this species is virtually endemic to South Africa, with a tiny distribution extending into Namibia across the Orange River. It prefers fynbos vegetation, but is also found in the … numbers are also seen occasionally in gardens in Lüderitz. It occurs at densities of 150 to 200 birds per km2 in South Africa, but densities and total population size is unknown in Namibia. … Birds to watch in Namibia: red, rare and endemic species … Southern Double-collared Sunbird (Lesser …
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Herremans M 1998. Conservation status of birds in Botswana in relation to land use. Biological Conservation 86 (2) 139-160
… Differences in reporting rates of birds on atlas checklists from major land-use categories (protected, unprotected, wildlife … Botswana were investigated to evaluate the conservation status of 12 ecological assemblages of birds. Large grassland birds and birds of prey were more frequently reported from protected than unprotected land or …
Cumming GS, Paxton M, King J, Beuster H 2012. Foraging guild membership explains variation in waterbird responses to the hydrological regime of an arid-region flood-pulse river in Namibia. Freshwater Biology 57 1202-1213
… between natural variations in flow regime, foraging guild and the community composition of waterbirds at the Okavango River in the Caprivi Strip of north-eastern Namibia, southern Africa. We addressed three hypotheses to explain variation in waterbird community composition: (i) exploitation (birds move towards resource-rich patches to exploit periods of high food abundance); (ii) …
Wiedenfeld DA, Iudicello S, Atkins N, Bricklemyer EC, Gentner B, Johnson A 2012. Analyses of seabird bycatch in fisheries selling seafood in the U.S. market.
… Seabirds are among the most threatened groups of birds on Earth. Because most seabirds live for decades and reproduce slowly, any adult mortality translates readily to …
Barnes KN, Ryan PG, Boix-Hinzen C 1997. The impact of the hake Merluccius spp. longline fishery off South Africa on procellariiform seabirds. Biological Conservation 82 (2) 227-234
…  spp. commenced in the shelf waters off South Africa. Participants were required to record any birds caught, and these data were supplemented by ship-based observers on several vessels. … to kill 8000 ± 6400 white-chinned petrels a year in South African waters at a rate of 0.44 birds per 1000 hooks. This represents < 1% of the global white-chinned petrel population, but is cause for concern given (1) the slow reproductive rate among procellariiform seabirds; (2) the projected growth in the longline hake fishery; and (3) the increasing numbers of …
Crawford RJM, Ryan PG, Williams AJ 1991. Seabird consumption and production in the Benguela and Western Agulhas ecosystems. South African Journal of Marine Science 11 357-375
… Seabirds were estimated to consume about 430 000 metric tons of food per annum off south-western … and 7 per cent by African penguins, species that breed in the region. Among the migrant seabirds, whitechinned petrels accounted for 12 per cent of overall consumption, sooty shearwaters … was higher in the austral winter than in summer because of the greater number of migrant seabirds in the region in winter. Anchovy was the most important prey item, contributing about 31 …
Demasius E 2012. A Different Kind of Birding Birds on the Stamps of Namibia: Namibia's 5th Definitive Series. Lanioturdus 45 (3) 22-26
… Lanioturdus … A Different Kind of Birding Birds on the Stamps of Namibia Namibia's 5th Definitive Series …
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1966. In brief: Bird station for SWA, Birds of SWA, Flamingoes breeding at Etosha. Bokmakierie 18 49
… various newsletters of SWA Scientific Society. … Bokmakierie … In brief Bird station for SWA, Birds of SWA, Flamingoes breeding at Etosha …
Swanepoel W 1979. Birds feeding at my bird table in Windhoek. 107 17
… Ten species feed on mealie meal. A note from the editor adds 4 more. … Birds feeding at my bird table in Windhoek …
Demasius E 2013. A Different Kind of Birding: Birds on the Stamps of Namibia - Additions to Namibia's 5th Definitive Series. Lanioturdus 46 (2) 7-8
… Lanioturdus … A Different Kind of Birding Birds on the Stamps of Namibia - Additions to Namibia's 5th Definitive ... …
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Berruti A, Sinclair JC 1983. Where to watch birds in southern Africa.
… Contains a chapter on Namibia. … Where to watch birds in southern Africa …
Allan DG, Harrison JA, Navarro RA, van Wilgen BW, Thompson MW 1997. The impact of commercial afforestation on bird populations in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa - Insights from bird-atlas data. Biological Conservation 79 173 – 185
… Africa, to assess the effect of afforestation on the avifauna of this region. Ninety species of birds characteristic of grassland habitats occur in the province. Twenty-five of these species … or at least the spread of alien trees. The areas of highest species diversity of grassland birds overlap extensively with the areas of greatest afforestation and potential additional afforestation. The species diversity of grassland birds generally, and globally threatened grassland birds in particular, is significantly and …
Diagana CH, Dodman T, Sylla SI 2006. The African Waterbird Census (1991-2004): fourteen years of waterbird surveys in Africa. Waterbirds around the world: A global overview of the conservation, management and research of the world's waterbird flyways 453-456
… Waterbirds around the world: A global overview of the conservation, management and research of the …
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The African Waterbird Census 1991-2004.pdf 967.94 KB
Simmons RE, Brown CJ, Kemper J 2015. Birds to watch in Namibia: red, rare and endemic species.
Birds to watch in Namibia: red, rare and endemic species …
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Tasker ML, Camphuysen CJ, Cooper J, Garthe S, Montevecchi WA, Blaber SJM 2000. The impacts of fishing on marine birds. ICES Journal of Marine Science 57 531–547
Birds are the most conspicuous, wide-ranging, and easily studied organisms in the marine … and they can be harmed by and can benefit from fishing activities. The effects of fishing on birds may be direct or indirect. Most direct effects involve killing by fishing gear, although on a lesser scale some fishing activities also disturb birds. Net fisheries and hook fisheries have both had serious negative effects at the population …
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2015. Breeding bird data of Namibia.
… The timing of bird breeding in Namibia and the sizes of clutches and nesting colonies are presented per species, derived from … than 50 records. Breeding trends for different taxa and for different ecological groups, e.g. birds with different diets, levels of arid-adaption and different lifestyles (migrant versus … data sets. The data have been placed in the public domain at http://www.the-eis/breeding-birds.php to encourage students, researchers and scientists to investigate in greater depth the …
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Dodman T, Katanekwa V, Aspinall D, Stjernstedt R 2000. Status and distribution of the Black-cheeked Lovebird, Zambia. Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology 71 (1-2) 228-234
… are localised with a high dependence on mopane woodland with permanent standing water. Some birds may also occur in the eastern part of Namibia's Caprivi strip, in the northern tip of Botswana and in the western tip of Zimbabwe. However, its status here is confused by the presence of feral lovebirds of more than one species. The core distribution is a disjointed belt of mopane woodland …
Abdu S 2015. Does the availability of shade limit use of water troughs by desert birds?.
… scarce vegetation, low productivity and unpredictable water sources. Endotherms such as birds face the challenge of maintaining a stable body temperature while avoiding dehydration. … drinking water. Livestock farms within this area provide artificial water points, which benefit birds as well as livestock. This study determined the role of shade and cover in the use of these artificial water points by birds. An experiment was conducted at six waterholes using the Before-After, Control-Impact …
Brown CJ, Mendelsohn JM, Thomson N, Boorman M 2017. Checklist and analysis of the birds of Namibia as at 31 January 2016. Biodiversity Observations 8 (20) 1-153
… In 2014 the Namibia Bird Club established a Namibia Bird Records Committee (NBRC) to compile and maintain the Namibia Bird List - a list of all species and subspecies of wild birds recorded in Namibia. For a species or subspecies to qualify for admittance to the List the … bird species recorded in Namibia." … Biodiversity Observations … Checklist and analysis of the birds of Namibia as at 31 January 2016 …
Friederich G 2013. A Zambian Birding Experience 2-6 July 2012 Trip (Part 1). Lanioturdus 46 (1) 14-19
… is best known for the highly localised and endangered Black-cheeked Lovebird. Besides the lovebirds the area is well known for the Caprivi/Delta specials including Schalow's Turaco, … expenses for this trip. Caprivi Birding Safaris/Tutwa Tourism and Travel referred this to the Namibia Bird Club to try to find birders who might be interested in going. … Lanioturdus … A …
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Ryan PG, Keith DG, Kroese M 2002. Seabird bycatch by tuna longline fisheries off South Africa, 1998-2000. African Journal of Marine Science 24 103-110
… The incidental mortality of seabirds in tuna longline fisheries is estimated for the continental South African Exclusive … Despite most lines being set at night, seabird bycatch rates were high, with a mean of 1.6 birds killed per 1 000 hooks. Japanese vessels (1% effort observed) had a higher bycatch rate (2.6 birds per 1 000 hooks, range per trip 0.1-5.4) than South African vessels (0.8, range 0.0-4.3; …

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