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  1. Effects of crop diversity on bird species richness and abundance in a highland East African agricultural landscape

    Effects of crop diversity on bird species richness and abundance in a highland East African agricultural landscape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    We examined the effects of crop diversity on avian species richness and abundance in the highland farmlands of Nyandarua, Kenya. We surveyed birds using point counts and recorded habitat data at the same locations estimating cover and growth stage of...
  2. Vegetation composition and structure influences bird species community assemblages in the highland agricultural landscape of Nyandarua, Kenya

    Vegetation composition and structure influences bird species community assemblages in the highland agricultural landscape of Nyandarua, Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    We examined the effects of vegetation composition and structure on bird species diversity and richness of foraging guilds in the highland agricultural landscape of Nyandarua, Kenya. Bird point counts and vegetation surveys were undertaken during four sampling periods. Linear mixed...
  3. Unearthing poison use and consequent anecdotal vulture mortalities in Namibia’s commercial farmland – implications for conservation<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0001"/>

    Unearthing poison use and consequent anecdotal vulture mortalities in Namibia’s commercial farmland – implications for conservation<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0001"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Across Africa, the illegal use of poison is triggering a continent-wide scavenger crisis, with vultures suffering the most severe negative consequences. Vultures may die as indirect victims of the conflict between livestock farmers and predators, or they may be directly...
  4. Roosting requirements of Helmeted Guineafowl <em>Numida meleagris</em> on Highveld grain and livestock farms with alien tree groves, Gauteng province, South Africa

    Roosting requirements of Helmeted Guineafowl <em>Numida meleagris</em> on Highveld grain and livestock farms with alien tree groves, Gauteng province, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    This study describes the relationship between Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris and invasive alien trees on livestock and maize farms south-east of Johannesburg, Gauteng province, South Africa. The dependence of the birds on alien trees affects strategies for the removal of...