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Setback for Namibia’s penguins

Penguins
On 13 February this year (2019) it became official: Namibia’s African penguins on Halifax Island off Lüderitz are dying from the dreaded influenza A...

Blue Cranes still threatened and largely unresearched

Blue Cranes
The rainy season should have started already, but by early December there had been sporadic showers only, with no further downpours to sprout fresh...

When nature goes haywire

Bird Beaks
Caged birds, such as budgerigars, are often given cuttlebone (the internal buoyant shell found in cuttlefish) for grooming their beaks. By using these ‘whetstones’,...

Research on Carmine Bee-eaters

Carmines
Mark Boorman from Swakopmund and I ringed a total of 530 Carmine Bee-eaters of the breeding colony between Zambezi Mubala Camp (previously Island View...

Flying underwater

Flyer underwater
The brownish-black and white plumage typical of the juvenile birds was already there, but the young Pied Avocet, which was foraging on the water's...

Report on wetland bird counts and bird mapping at Gondwana lodges...

Wetland bird count
After a very successful series of summer counts at the four Gondwana lodges in February it was time to repeat the exercise, this time...

Birding guidelines for beginners

Birding Guide
Watching and studying birds in nature is enlightening and refreshes the soul, especially for those that are enthusiastic about bird watching. The most important...

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