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  1. Host plants of <em>Osyris lanceolata</em> (African Sandalwood) and their influence on its early growth performance in Tanzania

    Host plants of <em>Osyris lanceolata</em> (African Sandalwood) and their influence on its early growth performance in Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    Identification of the host plants of the hemi-parasitic African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata) and the influence of some on its early growth performance was investigated at Image, Nundu, Sao Hill and Iringa in the southern highlands of Tanzania. The aim was...
  2. Dual parasitism of Fork-tailed Drongos by African and Jacobin Cuckoos

    Dual parasitism of Fork-tailed Drongos by African and Jacobin Cuckoos

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Different species of brood parasitic birds, which lay their eggs in the nests of host foster-parents, rarely target the same host species population. We report brood parasitism of Fork-tailed Drongos Dicrurus adsimilis in the southern Kalahari Desert by both African...
  3. Distribution and breeding ecology of the Ferruginous Duck <em>Aythya nyroca</em> in Algeria

    Distribution and breeding ecology of the Ferruginous Duck <em>Aythya nyroca</em> in Algeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    We conducted a survey of the distribution of Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca across Algeria and analysed the influence of nest-site characteristics on nesting success at a Ramsar site, Lake Tonga. The species was found to occupy different wetlands (freshwater lakes,...
  4. First account of the metazoan parasite fauna of oilfish <em>Ruvettus pretiosus</em> Cocco, 1829 (Perciformes: Gempylidae) in South African waters

    First account of the metazoan parasite fauna of oilfish <em>Ruvettus pretiosus</em> Cocco, 1829 (Perciformes: Gempylidae) in South African waters

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Parasites are an important but neglected component of ecosystems that can be used as indicators of host biology and ecology. In the present study, the metazoan parasite assemblage of Ruvettus pretiosus, an understudied but widely distributed predatory gempylid, caught off...
  5. Biology of <em>Litosermyle ocanae</em> in Colombian <em>Pinus patula</em> plantations

    Biology of <em>Litosermyle ocanae</em> in Colombian <em>Pinus patula</em> plantations

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    Plantations of Pinus spp. in Colombia are severely damaged by various phasmid (Phasmatodea: Diapheromeridae) insects. Of these, Litosermyle ocanae is one of the most serious defoliators. Since 1988, several outbreaks have been recorded in Pinus patula plantations, resulting in substantial...
  6. Macroparasites of angelfish <em>Brama brama</em> (Bonnaterre, 1788) in the southern Benguela Current ecosystem

    Macroparasites of angelfish <em>Brama brama</em> (Bonnaterre, 1788) in the southern Benguela Current ecosystem

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    The angelfish Brama brama is a mesopelagic species distributed circumglobally in temperate to warm-temperate waters, including continental-shelf-edge and upper-slope waters of the Benguela Current ecosystem. Little is known about the parasite assemblage of Benguela B. brama, with only three parasite...