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  1. Seasonal habitat requirements of Lemon Dove (<em>Aplopelia larvata</em>) in coastal forest: camera-trap surveys of a reclusive species

    Seasonal habitat requirements of Lemon Dove (<em>Aplopelia larvata</em>) in coastal forest: camera-trap surveys of a reclusive species

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    The modification of natural habitats requires behavioural plasticity, which may be challenging for ‘specialist’ species. Quantifying habitat requirements and behavioural responses of specialists to landscape transformation is thus a priority for baseline data to inform conservation practices. Using camera-trap surveys...
  2. Effects of Afforestation and Clearfelling on birds and small Mammals at Grootvadersbosch, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Results from a short-term study of birds and small mammals in pine plantations, regenerating clear-felled sites and indigenous forest and fynbos habitats at Grootvadersbosch, southern Cape, indicate that the pine faunal assemblages are pauperised in relation to those of the...
  3. Are Pine Plantations “Inhospitable Seas” around Remnant Native Habitat within South-western Cape Forestry Areas?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Some areas of forestry estates, including unplantable ones, may be zoned and managed for nature conservation. This paper is an analysis of the results of studies of plants, birds and small mammals at Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, to determine whether pine plantations...
  4. EFFECT OF CATTLE DIP CONTAINING TOXAPHENE ON THE FAUNA OF A SOUTH AFRICAN RIVER

    EFFECT OF CATTLE DIP CONTAINING TOXAPHENE ON THE FAUNA OF A SOUTH AFRICAN RIVER

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Limnological Society of Southern Africa
    In August 1978 the Hluhluwe River, which runs through the Hluhluwe Game Reserve (Natal, South Africa), was polluted by toxaphene from a cattle dip tank. Faunal surveys were conducted to determine the impact of the insecticide on the fish and...
  5. PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL AND BIOTIC RESPONSES TO DECREASING WATER DEPTH IN A HIGHVELD PAN FOLLOWING WET AND DRY SUMMERS

    PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL AND BIOTIC RESPONSES TO DECREASING WATER DEPTH IN A HIGHVELD PAN FOLLOWING WET AND DRY SUMMERS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    The classification of highveld pans by Geldenhuys (1982) emphasized the spatial diversity of morphology, vegetation and fauna. However, since the characteristics of individual pans also change seasonally and over longer term wet/dry cycles, he called for more detailed limnological studies...
  6. Use of a small, intermittently-open estuary by waterbirds: a case study of the East Kleinemonde Estuary, Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Use of a small, intermittently-open estuary by waterbirds: a case study of the East Kleinemonde Estuary, Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    Little is known of the use and importance of South African small, intermittently-open estuaries to waterbirds. Waterbird activities were monitored in a section of the East Kleinemonde Estuary on the south-east coast of South Africa from June 2004 to May...
  7. Association between avian assemblages and mountain bushveld communities along a single mountain slope in the Usuthu Gorge, South Africa

    Association between avian assemblages and mountain bushveld communities along a single mountain slope in the Usuthu Gorge, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    The study investigated the bird species diversity associated with vegetation communities found on a single mountain slope in the Usuthu Gorge Community Conservation Area, northern KwaZulu-Natal. Thirteen sample sites were surveyed on a monthly basis for 12 months. Over this...
  8. Diurnal patterns of mass gain in tropical granivores suggest avoidance of high midday temperatures during foraging, rather than the starvation–predation risk trade-off

    Diurnal patterns of mass gain in tropical granivores suggest avoidance of high midday temperatures during foraging, rather than the starvation–predation risk trade-off

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Diurnal patterns of body mass gain in small temperate birds are of theoretical interest because they are largely a consequence of the starvation vs predation risk trade-off. In tropical birds, diurnal variation in body mass may also be influenced by...
  9. 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...
  10. Oiled and injured African penguins <em>Spheniscus demersus</em> and other seabirds admitted for rehabilitation in the Western Cape, South Africa, 2001 and 2002

    Oiled and injured African penguins <em>Spheniscus demersus</em> and other seabirds admitted for rehabilitation in the Western Cape, South Africa, 2001 and 2002

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    Following the Treasure oil spill incident in 2000 in which 19 000 African penguins Spheniscus demersus were oiled, there were no large spills in either 2001 or 2002. In spite of this, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of...