Bockheim G. 2001. The moulting cycle of the African Jacana Actophilornis africanus in aviculture. Avicult. Mag. 107: 115-120. (Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend, Indiana, USA; email@example.com)
Wing and tail feathers synchronous and bird is flightless for a time.
Bulens P. & Dowsett R.J. 2001. Little-known African bird: observations on Loango Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus subpersonatus in Congo-Brazzaville. Bull. ABC 8: 57-58. (Rue du Centre, Poudenas, F-47170 Mezin, France; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brief notes on size from mist-netting at Pointe Indienne, coastal Congo-Brazzaville.
Craig A.J.F.K., Hulley P.E., Whittington-Jones C.A. & Bonnevie B.T. 2001. Flying times and flight feathers: patterns of moult in sympatric seedeaters. Ostrich Supp. 15: 66-70. (Dept. Zool. Entom., Rhodes Univ., Grahamstown 6140, South Africa)
Moult timing recorded in 3 Ploceus spp and Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea in Eastern Cape. Differences can be related to particular annual cycles. Also compares to nearby areas with different seasonal regimes.
Hanmer D.B. 2001. Measurements and moult of shrikes, bush shrikes and helmet shrikes from Mozambique and Malawi. Honeyguide 47: 37-63. (PO Box 3076, Paulington, Mutare, Zimbabwe)
Detailed notes on 1 Laniidae, 9 Malaconotidae and 1 Prionopidae from Mopeia, Mozambique and Nchalo, Malawi.
Jackson C. 2001. Ageing Afrotropical birds in the hand: a proposed system. Ostrich Supp. 15: 62-65. (Mwamba Bird Obs., A Rocha Kenya, PO Box 383, Watamu, Kenya)
The EURING system based on a set breeding system does not work well for Afrotropical species. Proposes a system to put birds into clearly defined age classes.
Monadjem A. 2000. Warblers ringed in Swaziland between 1994 and 1999. SAFRING News 29: 73-78. (Dept. Biol. Sci., Univ. Swaziland, P Bag 4, Kwaluseni, Swaziland; email@example.com)
14 species of Sylviidae ringed. Biometrics, moult and longevity notes given.
Moorcroft J. 2000. Ringing Lesser Kestrels in the Karoo. SAFRING News 29: 81-82. (46 7th Ave., Walmer 6065, Port Elizabeth, South Africa; firstname.lastname@example.org)
70 Falco naumanni caught Feb-Mar 2000 using mist nets beside street roosts.
Nuttall R. 2001. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica ringing in southern Africa (1998/99 – 2000/01). EURING newsletter 3: 37. (Nat. Mus., PO Box 266, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa; email@example.com)
13354 birds ringed in the 3 winters especially at 2 roosts. To date 44 foreign-ringed controls in period mostly from UK.
Oatley T.B. & Underhill L.G. 2001. Distances moved and elapsed times between ringing and recovery for three Ploceus weavers in southern Africa. Ostrich 72: 41-44. (Avian Demography Unit, Dept Stat. Sci., Univ. Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa)
Cape P. capensis moved furthest and was shortest lived, Masked P. velatus moved shortest distance and Spotted-backed P. cucullatus was longest lived.
Oschadleus H.D. 2000. Whitewinged Tern recovery. Bird Numbers 9(2): 23. (Avian Demography Unit, Dept Stat. Sci., Univ. Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa)
Chlidonias leucopterus from South Africa to Uganda.
Oschadleus H.D. 2000. Report on the 1999-2000 ringing year. SAFRING News 29: 90-92. (Avian Demography Unit, Dept Stat. Sci., Univ. Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nearly 66000 birds ringed, a drop largely caused by a reduction in numbers of Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea.
Oschadleus H.D. 2000. Report on recoveries received at SAFRING: July 1999-June 2000. SAFRING News 29: 93-99. (Avian Demography Unit, Dept Stat. Sci., Univ. Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa; email@example.com)
Notes on 59 species.
Rumsey S.J.R. 2001. Recoveries of birds ringed in Senegal and the Gambia during recent years. Bull. ABC 8: 46-47. (Wetland Trust, Elms Farm, Pett Lane, Icklesham, E Sussex TN36 4AH, UK; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Over 900 recoveries of Palearctic birds including 566 Sand Martins Riparia riparia to 12 countries.
Sauvage A. 2001. Fidelite au site d’hivernage d’oiseaux palearctiques bagues dans la basse vallee du fleuve Senegal. Alauda 69: 161-162. (Summary) (23 rue Jean Moulin, F-08090 Aiglemont, France)
Over 80000 birds ringed 1984-1993.
Symes C., Wirminghaus O. & Downs C. 2000. Ringing efforts in two South African mistbelt mixed Podocarpus forests. SAFRING News 29: 59-66. (Sch. Bot. Zool., Univ. Natal, P Bag X01, Scottsville 3209, South Africa; email@example.com)
Periodic visits Aug 1994 – Apr 1999 at 2 sites produced 564 birds of 53 species.
Thompson H.S. 2001. Body mass, measurements and moult of the White-necked Picathartes, Picathartes gymnocephalus, in Sierra Leone. Ostrich 72: 209-212. (Birdlife Int., Wellbrook Court, Girton Rd, Cambridge CB3 0NA, UK)
31 adult birds trapped. Weights and measures included.
Tree A.J. 2001. Recent Eastern Cape tern ringing recoveries/controls. Bee Eater 52: 42-44. (No address given)
Notes on 7 species.
Tyler S.J. 2000. Great Reed Warbler in south-east Botswana. SAFRING News 29: 67-72. (Room 106, DAHP, P Bag 0032, Gaborone, Botswana; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Biometrics, moult and timing of 72 Acrocephalus arundinaceus at Phakalane sewage lagoons.
Tyler S.J. & Tyler L. 2001. Biometrics and moult data for nomadic Lark-like Buntings, Emberiza impetuani, in southeastern Botswana. Ostrich 72: 118-120. (Birdlife Botswana, P Bag 00300, Gaborone, Botswana)
For 275 birds May – Nov 1998.
Underhill L.G. 2001. Four White Storks vanish, but one keeps going. Bird Numbers 10(1): 18-19. (Avian Demography Unit, Dept Stat. Sci., Univ. Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa)
Notes on the 5 young Ciconia ciconia satellite tracked from Cape Town area towards northeast.
Urban E.K. & Ash J.S. 2001. Longevity record of a Great White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus, from Lake Shala, Ethiopia. Ostrich 72: 123-124. (Dept. Biol., Augusta State Univ., Augusta, Georgia 30904-2200, USA)
23 years and 5 or 6 months old.
Whittington P.A. 2001. And the bands played on … Bird Numbers 10(1): 44-45. (Avian Demography Unit, Dept Stat. Sci., Univ. Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa)
Experiments on a new band for African Penguin Spheniscus demersus.
Woolfenden G.E., Monteiro L.R. & Duncan R.A. 2001. Recovery from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico of a Band-rumped Storm-Petrel banded in the Azores. J. Field Orn. 72: 62-65. (Archbold Biol. Stat., Lake Placid, Florida 33862, USA)
An Oceanodroma castro representative of the cool season breeders.