Articles by Author: Andrew E Mckechnie

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  1. Thermoregulation under semi-natural conditions in speckled mousebirds: the role of communal roosting

    Thermoregulation under semi-natural conditions in speckled mousebirds: the role of communal roosting

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Mousebirds (Coliiformes) exhibit well-developed communal roosting behaviour as well as a pronounced capacity for facultative hypothermic responses. We recorded body temperature (Tb)) in speckled mousebirds (Colius striatus) under semi-natural conditions in outdoor aviaries, and examined interactions between behavioural and metabolic...
  2. Home range, habitat selection and activity patterns of an arid-zone population of Temminck’s ground pangolins, <em>Smutsia temminckii</em>

    Home range, habitat selection and activity patterns of an arid-zone population of Temminck’s ground pangolins, <em>Smutsia temminckii</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    All previous behavioural studies of Temminck’s ground pangolins (Smutsia temminckii) have focused on populations in mesic regions. We examined home range size, activity periods, habitat selectivity and refuge site selection of 13 individuals over three years in the Kalahari Desert...
  3. Current conservation status of the Blue Swallow <em>Hirundo atrocaerulea</em> Sundevall 1850 in Africa

    Current conservation status of the Blue Swallow <em>Hirundo atrocaerulea</em> Sundevall 1850 in Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    The global Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea was classified as Vulnerable in 2010 on account of its small and rapidly declining population estimated at less than 1 500 pairs. We undertook this study to gain a better understanding of the current...
  4. The energetic significance of communal roosting and insulated roost nests in a small arid-zone passerine<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    The energetic significance of communal roosting and insulated roost nests in a small arid-zone passerine<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0000"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Small endotherms have evolved behavioural mechanisms for reducing rest-phase energy expenditure, which reduce the likelihood of mismatches between energy supply and demand during periods of cold weather and/or food scarcity. Although the energetic consequences of communal roosting and the use...
  5. An outline of Zulu phrase structure

    An outline of Zulu phrase structure

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article is an introduction to the X′-component of Government and Binding Theory, as applied to Zulu. In the first part of the article the general principles of X′-theory are outlined, and in the second part it is shown how...
  6. Problems in implementing improved range management on common lands in Africa: An Australian perspective

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Rangeland/livestock development in Africa is reviewed and lessons learnt from successes and failures are noted. Pastoral communities have developed risk aversion strategies to survive in the harsh environment and fragile ecology of rangeland areas. With advances in infrastructure (transport, water...
  7. Resource Ecology: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Foraging

    Resource Ecology: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Foraging

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    2008, Springer, PO Box 17, 3300 AA Dordrecht, The Netherlands
  8. In Defence of the Zulu Adjective

    In Defence of the Zulu Adjective

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    It has been claimed that the traditional Zulu ‘adjectives’ and ‘relative stems’ would be more appropriately called ‘qualificative noun[s]’ (Posthumus, 2000). Yet the synchronic syntactic behaviour of ‘adjectives’ is identical to that bf ‘relative stems’, but different from that of...