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AAPS Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Abasyn Journal of Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ACS Synthetic Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Acta Biologica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Biologica Marisiensis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Biologica Sibirica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Biologica Turcica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Biomaterialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Acta Chiropterologica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Médica Costarricense     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Musei Silesiae, Scientiae Naturales     Open Access  
Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis     Open Access  
Acta Scientiae Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Scientifica Naturalis     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Biologica et Oecologica     Open Access  
Actualidades Biológicas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Health Care Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advanced Journal of Graduate Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Membranes     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advanced Quantum Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Bioinformatics     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Advances in Biological Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Biomarker Sciences and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Biosensors and Bioelectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Cell Biology/ Medical Journal of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Advances in Ecological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
Advances in Environmental Sciences - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Enzyme Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Advances in Human Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Life Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Marine Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Advances in Tropical Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Adversity and Resilience Science : Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
African Journal of Range & Forage Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
AFRREV STECH : An International Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Aggregate     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aging Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Agrokémia és Talajtan     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
AJP Cell Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
AJP Endocrinology and Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
AJP Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Al-Kauniyah : Jurnal Biologi     Open Access  
Alasbimn Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alces : A Journal Devoted to the Biology and Management of Moose     Open Access  
Alfarama Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
All Life     Open Access  
AMB Express     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambix     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Human Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Medical and Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Plant Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Primatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 80)
Amphibia-Reptilia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Anaerobe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Analytical Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Analytical Science Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anatomia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anatomical Science International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Animal Cells and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Animal Microbiome     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Animal Models and Experimental Medicine     Open Access  
Annales françaises d'Oto-rhino-laryngologie et de Pathologie Cervico-faciale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio C – Biologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Applied Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Annals of Human Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annual Research & Review in Biology     Open Access  
Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Annual Review of Biophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Annual Review of Cancer Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Annual Review of Food Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Annual Review of Phytopathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Anthropological Review     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Antibiotics     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Antioxidants     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Antioxidants & Redox Signaling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Apmis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Applied Biology     Open Access  
Applied Bionics and Biomechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Applied Phycology     Open Access  
Applied Vegetation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Aquaculture Environment Interactions     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aquaculture International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Aquaculture Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Aquatic Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Aquatic Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aquatic Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Arabian Journal of Scientific Research / المجلة العربية للبحث العلمي     Open Access  
Archaea     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archiv für Molluskenkunde: International Journal of Malacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Biological Sciences     Open Access  
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archives of Oral Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arctic     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arquivos do Instituto Biológico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do Museu Dinâmico Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Arthropod Structure & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Artificial DNA: PNA & XNA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Artificial Intelligence in the Life Sciences     Open Access  
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biology     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Biotechnology and Bioresource Technology     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Developmental Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Nematology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Poultry Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche     Open Access  
Australian Life Scientist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Mammalogy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Autophagy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Avian Biology Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Avian Conservation and Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Bacterial Empire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bacteriology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bacteriophage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access  
Berita Biologi     Open Access  
Between the Species     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BIO Web of Conferences     Open Access  
Bio-Grafía. Escritos sobre la Biología y su enseñanza     Open Access  
Bio-Lectura     Open Access  
BIO-SITE : Biologi dan Sains Terapan     Open Access  
Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease     Open Access  
Biocatalysis and Biotransformation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
BioCentury Innovations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Biochemistry and Cell Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Biochimie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioControl     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Biocontrol Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biodemography and Social Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
BIODIK : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi     Open Access  
BioDiscovery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biodiversitas : Journal of Biological Diversity     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biodiversity : Research and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Biodiversity Data Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Biodiversity Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biodiversity Observations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bioeduca : Journal of Biology Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioeduscience     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bioeksperimen : Jurnal Penelitian Biologi     Open Access  
Bioelectrochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bioenergy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bioengineering and Bioscience     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BioEssays     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bioethica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
BioéthiqueOnline     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biogeographia : The Journal of Integrative Biogeography     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biogeosciences (BG)     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Biogeosciences Discussions (BGD)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 279)
Bioinformatics Advances : Journal of the International Society for Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bioinformatics and Biology Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biointerphases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biojournal of Science and Technology     Open Access  
BioLink : Jurnal Biologi Lingkungan, Industri, Kesehatan     Open Access  
Biologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biologia Futura     Hybrid Journal  
Biologia on-line : Revista de divulgació de la Facultat de Biologia     Open Access  
Biological Bulletin     Partially Free   (Followers: 6)
Biological Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)

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Biodiversity Observations
Number of Followers: 2  

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ISSN (Print) 2219-0341
Published by U of Cape Town Homepage  [5 journals]
  • The open-access journal Biodiversity Observations: report for the period

    • Authors: Les G Underhill, Rene A Navarro
      First page: 1
      Abstract: Between 2010 and 2022, the online journal Biodiversity Observations published 389 papers. In January 2023, the total number of downloads of these papers was 462,000. Between 2018 and 2022, 138 of the papers had been cited in Google Scholar, and had generated a total of 421 citations. The journal plans to continue publishing descriptive papers which report observations relating to biodiversity.
      PubDate: 2023-01-20
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1314
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • A Guide to the Common Garden Birds of Cape Town, South Africa

    • Authors: Karis Daniel, Megan Loftie-Eaton
      Pages: 7 - 41
      Abstract: This annotated picture booklet aims to provide a quick identification guide to the common birds in Cape Town’s urban gardens. This guide covers the 32 species you are most likely to encounter; though it is not comprehensive, the species included have been carefully selected to help you make a start.
      PubDate: 2023-01-25
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1316
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Attempted forced copulation by an immature Red-winged Blackbird male:
           Video evidence from the Grand River Grasslands of Iowa and potential

    • Authors: Wendy Tori, Joshua Angell, Hannah Grushon, Claudette Roskamp, Thea Clarkberg, Ethan King, Molly McKellar, Jessica Mingione, Jaime Coon
      Pages: 42 - 49
      Abstract: Forced copulations are a type of sexual coercion that typically occurs when the fitness interests of males and females are in conflict. Forced copulations are rare in most species of birds, and there are only a few reports in passerine species. Here we report the first published observation of an immature Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus male attempting a forced copulation on a nesting Red-winged Blackbird female. We describe the behaviour and discuss potential explanations and implications for our observations.
      PubDate: 2023-01-26
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1267
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus in the KhoiSan Karoo
           Conservancy, Northern Cape, South Africa

    • Authors: Josu Meléndez-Arteaga, Jon Blanco, PC Ferreira, Rick J Nuttall, H Dieter Oschadleus, Les G Underhill
      Pages: 50 - 60
      Abstract: We report the occurrence of a Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus at the New Holme Nature Lodge, Hanover, Northern Cape, South Africa. Sightings were made over the period 4 May to 3 September 2022.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1318
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Web-sourced photographic methods reveal dietary composition and shifts in
           resident and migrant Coracias rollers in southern Africa

    • Authors: Lisa Nupen, Maya Gardner, Julia Morin, Tshianeo Ndou, Emily Kathleen Dugmore
      Pages: 61 - 94
      Abstract: Closely related species coexisting in the same niche often have dietary overlap and interspecific competition can result in resource partitioning e.g., dietary shifts, migration or phenological changes. Traditional methods to study avian diets are typically costly, difficult, and invasive. Using web-sourced photographs is an emerging, non-invasive method to study avian foraging ecology. We used this approach, along with photographic road surveys, to study prey composition of migratory European Rollers Coracias garrulus and resident Lilac-breasted Rollers Coracias caudatus where they co-occur in southern Africa. These insectivorous sister species are frequently photographed with prey in their bills because of their conspicuous perch-and-wait foraging behaviour and bright plumage coloration. We collated over 250 photographs of rollers holding prey and identified prey items representing 15 animal orders. Lilac-breasted Roller diet contained six unique orders of prey during the Austral summer (when the European Roller is present), and only one during winter (when the European Roller has migrated north). This suggests that Lilac-breasted Rollers may broaden their diet seasonally to alleviate competition with European Rollers during summer. Additionally, Lilac-breasted and European Rollers had an 84% overlap in dietary composition, potentially representing high interspecific competition - even during wet savanna summers when resource abundance is high - that might have originally driven the evolution of migratory behaviour in the European Roller. Our findings expand the current knowledge of roller diets and highlighting the growing role of social media in ecological studies.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1227
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Arthropod associates of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus on Vaca
           Key, Monroe County, Florida, USA

    • Authors: Lawrence Hribar
      Pages: 95 - 97
      Abstract: Examination of a carcass of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus (L.) (Cuculiformes: Cuculidae) provided the first record of a louse in the genus Cuculoecus (Psocodea: Philopteridae), a springtail Seira brasiliana (Arlé) (Collembola: Entomobryidae), and a tetranychid mite in the genus Oligonychus (Trombidiformes: Tetranychidae), from Vaca Key, Monroe County, Florida, USA.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1154
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Prey items of Southern Fiscal Lanius collaris in southern Namibia

    • Authors: Peter L Cunningham (Snr) , Peter L Cunningham (Jnr)
      Pages: 98 - 105
      Abstract: Although Southern Fiscals Lanius collaris are a common species in southern Namibia, we found only 18 impalements of prey items. We discuss these in relation to the species impaled, the site of impalement, the height above ground and the time of the year. We suggest that the small number of observations was due to the fact that the study period (July 2017 to June 2022) had below average rainfall, that food was therefore scarce and consumed, and that impalements events were rare.
      PubDate: 2023-02-03
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1244
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Observations of claw differences in an invasive crayfish (Orconectes

    • Authors: Amanda Luzardo, Nicole M Johnson, Julia Custelcean, Sophie Prevost, Christie Sampson, Steven M Vamosi, Emily Baumgartner
      Pages: 106 - 112
      Abstract: The Northern Crayfish (Orconectes virilis) is a relatively new invasive species to Calgary, Alberta Canada. We observed unique morphological characteristics concerning the claws (cheliped) of four (3 males and 1 female) out of 31 crayfish captured using a sweep sampling method from a creek in Calgary, Canada. These specimens exhibited a notable difference in claw size between the right and left claws. Differences in claw sizes can be attributed to an ongoing process of regeneration due to loss of the crayfish’s cheliped.
      PubDate: 2023-02-06
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1222
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Records of tail bifurcation in rainbow lizards Agama agama (Linnaeus,
           1758) in Umudike, Nigeria

    • Authors: Levi N Onyenweaku, Augustibe U Ezealor, Kingsley U Maxwell
      Pages: 113 - 116
      Abstract: This paper reports sightings of rainbow lizards Agama agama with bifurcated tails in a community in Umudike, Nigeria. Five individuals (two males and three females) were sighted within one month at different occasions within approximately 1 km radius in a semi-urban habitat with high human activity. We consider this to be an unusual aberration among lizard populations in the tropical forest ecosystem in Nigeria. Hence, we believe that there could be a genetic or environmental connotation to the high frequency of occurrence of this aberration within the locality.
      PubDate: 2023-02-07
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.691
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Observations and analysis of Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii
           occurrence and behaviour over the Linksfield Ridge, Johannesburg, South

    • Authors: Paul da Cruz
      Pages: 117 - 130
      Abstract: A series of sightings of the Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle (Hieraaetus ayresii) were made over two summers in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 from a property in Fellside, north-eastern Johannesburg. Sightings of the species were of individual birds in flight over the Linksfield Ridge and Louis Botha Avenue, both located a short distance to the south of the observation location. It is postulated that the combination of an abundance of prey in the form of Rock Doves (Columba livia) that inhabit the built-up urban environment of Louis Botha Avenue in high densities and the presence of a well vegetated (effectively wooded) ridge in close proximity appear to be the factors that draw the species to this particular location within Johannesburg. Although the sighting records did not form part of a dedicated monitoring protocol, the observations of the species were submitted to the SABAP2 project, and these and other records of the species in Johannesburg and Pretoria have been analysed to gain an understanding of the timing of the species’ occurrence within the urban centres of Gauteng. The wider SABAP2 dataset indicates that the species has been most commonly recorded in mid-summer (the months of December and February), with the next highest monthly recording rates being for spring and early summer. Further monitoring and observations for the presence of this species are recommended in areas of suitable habitat within Johannesburg (ridges in close proximity to concentrations of Rock Dove populations) to determine if it favours such location and occurs more widely and commonly than currently understood.    
      PubDate: 2023-02-13
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1246
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Sparrows roosting and breeding in old nests of Cape Weavers Ploceus

    • Authors: H Dieter Oschadleus
      Pages: 131 - 134
      Abstract: The first record of Southern Grey-headed Sparrows Passer diffusus breeding in a nest in an old colony of Cape Weavers Ploceus capensis is described. This is the second record of this species breeding in any weaver nest. A pair of Cape Sparrows Passer melanurus were observed roosting in another nest in the colony. They returned to the same nest during the night after being disturbed.
      PubDate: 2023-02-13
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1323
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Breeding range extension of Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides
           in Botswana

    • Authors: Duncan McKenzie
      Pages: 135 - 139
      Abstract: This paper reports the first observations of Southern Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicoides breeding in the Limpopo drainage system, in Botswana, and suggests that it is likely that this species also breeds on the banks of the Limpopo River, on the South African side.
      PubDate: 2023-02-17
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.860
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Impact of cold and wet weather on Common Swifts Apus apus (with comments)

    • Authors: Eddie Rabie, Christa Rabie, H Dieter Oschadleus
      Pages: 140 - 141
      Abstract: This note describes the effects of a cold and wet weather event on the Common Swifts Apus apus.
      PubDate: 2023-02-23
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.849
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata: a possible first breeding record for

    • Authors: Ayeb Slimane, Elafri Ali, Salah Telailia
      Pages: 142 - 145
      Abstract: Breeding events of a waterbird species outside of their normal breeding grounds could be important to address how population changes on wintering areas are impacted by changes elsewhere in the birds’ annual cycle. In this note we confirm the first breeding record of Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata in Algeria. The breeding site was a saline lake, Sebkhet El-mahmel, located 180 km from the Mediterranean Sea and subject to a semi-arid climate. The area was visited on 16 June 2019 and the species was confirmed as a pair of Northern Shoveler accompanied by eight juveniles. The Northern Shoveler is an unmistakable waterbird species in the northern hemisphere due to its distinctive bill. The female and her juveniles looked healthy and they spent almost the entire daytime foraging and swimming.
      PubDate: 2023-02-24
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1210
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Knob-billed Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos moulting in the Free State

    • Authors: Martin Potgieter
      Pages: 146 - 148
      Abstract: Some Knob-billed Ducks Sarkidiornis melanotos in flightless moult were photographed on a farm dam in the central Free State Province of South Africa in May 2019. Although fairly common in the north-eastern quarter of southern Africa, this is apparently only the third record of this species moulting in the sub-region.
      PubDate: 2023-03-06
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1329
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Near-exclusive use of Setaceus Asparagus Fern Asparagus setaceus in the
           construction of nests by three South African bird species

    • Authors: Raleigh L Meredith
      Pages: 149 - 153
      Abstract: The nesting material used by birds can be an important habitat requirement and a potential limiting factor for the successful reproduction of many bird species. I present records of the use of the Setaceus Asparagus Fern Asparagus setaceus by Bronze Mannikin Lonchura cucullata, and Swee Waxbill Coccopygia melanotis (Family Estrildidae) and Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystine (Family Nectariniidae) in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is the large percentage of fronds of Setaceus Asparagus Fern which have been used in these nests which is of particular interest.
      PubDate: 2023-03-08
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1083
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Cetacean sightings from Mozambican waters, including the first records of
           Rough-toothed Dolphin Steno bredanensis and Fraser’s Dolphin
           Lagenodelphis hosei

    • Authors: Dominic P. Rollinson
      Pages: 154 - 161
      Abstract: Opportunistic cetacean sightings were made during a 79-day fishing trip through southern and central Mozambican waters. Notable sightings included the first Mozambican records of Rough-toothed Dolphin Steno bredanensis and Fraser’s Dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei, although both species have been recorded from neighbouring South African and Tanzanian waters. A number of other rarely seen cetacean species, with few Mozambican records, were also recorded.
      PubDate: 2023-03-10
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1195
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Reptiles and Amphibians of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Western
           Cape, South Africa

    • Authors: Mike Fraser
      Pages: 162 - 185
      Abstract: The status of all the reptile and amphibian species that have been recorded in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (the southern section of the Table Mountain National Park) is described. A total of 57 species has been recorded, comprising seven tortoises and turtles, 14 lizards, one chamaeleon, 20 snakes, two platannas, and 13 frogs and toads. The Reserve is an important stronghold of the IUCN-classified ‘Endangered’ Cape Platanna Xenopus gilli, and holds the discrete southern population of the range-restricted, ‘Near Threatened’ Cape Peninsula Moss Frog Arthroleptella lightfooti.
      PubDate: 2023-03-14
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1338
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
  • Spotted Gully Shark Triakis megalopterus at Robben Island, Table Bay,
           South Africa

    • Authors: Ekiñe Velasco, Jon Zubillaga, Maite Gonzalez, Emy Cottrant
      Pages: 186 - 188
      Abstract: We report a sighting of a Spotted Gully Shark Triakis megalopterus at Robben Island, 7 km from the nearest mainland, in Table Bay, South Africa. The sighting was made on 18 February 2023 within an hour of high tide.
      PubDate: 2023-03-15
      DOI: 10.15641/bo.1339
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2023)
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