An open-content, electronic journal published by the Animal Demography Unit
at the University of Cape Town

Biodiversity Observations (including Ornithological Observations) - ISSN 2219-0341
List of the 20 most downloaded articles.

Shadow boxing by birds - a literature study and new data from southern Africa
Joel Roerig
Ornithological Observations 2013 4:39-68, published 2013-06-04
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Birds of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, South-Western Cape, South Africa
Mike Fraser
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:139-247, published 2014-06-09
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Feral pigs: a threat to ground-nesting birds
JE Fincham and JA Hobbs
Ornithological Observations 2013 4:83-89, published 2013-06-12
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Cuckoo about cuckoos: identification of Common and African cuckoos re-examined
Faansie Peacock
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:411-430, published 2014-10-27
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Endemic fynbos avifauna: comparative range declines as cause for concern.
Alan TK Lee & Phoebe Barnard
Ornithological Observations 2012 3:19-28, published 2012-06-06
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How to make 2.5 billion termites disappear? A case for protecting the Amur Falcon
Henk Bouwman, Craig Symes & Hannalene du Plessis
Ornithological Observations 2012 3:232-242, published 2012-11-29
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Notes on the breeding and breeding success of Crowned Lapwings Vanellus coronatus in the southern suburbs of Bloemfontein
DH de Swardt
Ornithological Observations 2010 1:48-51, published 2010-11-06
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First recorded breeding record of feral Common Peacock Pavo cristatus in Africa
TM Leshoro, LG Underhill and BM Dyer
Ornithological Observations 2010 1:1-2, published 2010-08-31
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A comparative analysis of SABAP2 data for the Free State National Botanical Gardens and the Valley of Seven Dams Conservancy, Bloemfontein
Dawid H de Swardt
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:1-8, published 2014-01-05
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Birds of the Ozabeni section of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park.
N.F. Robson and R.F. Horner
Ornithological Observations 2012 3:58-99, published 2012-08-20
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Nectar-feeding by southern African birds, with special reference to the Mountain Aloe Aloe marlothii
Derek Engelbrecht, Joe Grosel, Daniel Engelbrecht
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:49-74, published 2014-03-17
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Growth and development of Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii nestlings
D Engelbrecht
Ornithological Observations 2010 1:59-62, published 2010-11-22
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Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca hybridizes with Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
DH de Swardt
Ornithological Observations 2010 1:63-64, published 2010-12-27
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Caught in the act II: Boomslang predation on Sabota Lark nest.
Derek Engelbrecht and Lucy Mashao
Ornithological Observations 2012 3:211-212, published 2012-10-09
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How many tortoises do a pair of Pied Crows Corvus albus need to kill to feed their chicks?
John E Fincham and Nollie Lambrechts
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:135-138, published 2014-05-25
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Eyewitness report: Crested Barbet chicks killed by Lesser Honeyguides.
Ken Hattingh and Alfreda Hattingh
Ornithological Observations 2012 3:56-57, published 2012-08-16
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Random time-activity budgets in captive Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri (Vigors, 1825)
Mark Cooper and Lara Cooper
Ornithological Observations 2013 4:154-157, published 2013-12-22
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Annotated checklist of the birds of Banhine National Park, Southern Mozambique
DW Pietersen and EW Pietersen
Ornithological Observations 2010 1:7-37, published 2010-10-21
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Object play of an immature Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
Derek Engelbrecht
Ornithological Observations 2010 1:52-54, published 2010-11-11
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New migration records for the Damara Tern Sterna balaenarum
J Braby
Ornithological Observations 2010 1:38-41, published 2010-10-29
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