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Ornithological Observations, 2014, Vol. 5 - ISSN 2219-0341

Observations of visible northbound passage in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Joshua I Engel
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:462-464, published 2014-12-28
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Photos of Weaver Nests. Why PHOWN?
H Dieter Oschadleus
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:457-461, published 2014-12-21
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SABAP2 shows that the Common Myna Acridotheres tristis is using the towns and villages as stepping stones to spread across South Africa
Les G Underhill, Jacky Spiby and Gwen Fox
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:453-456, published 2014-12-16
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First record of Chestnut-fronted Helmet-Shrike at Chilo Gorge Lodge, Zimbabwe
Lizet Grobbelaar
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:450-452, published 2014-12-14
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Bird distribution changes in the Lydenburg area, Mpumalanga (2530AB Lydenburg and 2530BA Long Tom Pass) using SABAP data to compare with historical data: a period since the 1980s
Dawid H de Swardt
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:431-449, published 2014-11-20
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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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Aerial feeding by Greater Striped Swallows Hirundo cucullata in a small enclosed garden
Vincent L Ward and Susan M Millar
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:409-410, published 2014-09-27
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An annotated checklist of birds of the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern Mozambique
Christine Read, Warwick R Tarboton, Gregory BP Davies, Mark D Anderson, Tania A Anderson
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:370-408, published 2014-09-06
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Confirming Southern Double-collared Sunbird as host for the Klaas's Cuckoo
Rob Little
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:369-369, published 2014-08-23
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Sun-bathing by Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus on its African wintering grounds
Alexandre Villers, Benoit Gangloff, Victor Turpaud-Fizzala, Steve Augiron
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:365-368, published 2014-08-22
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Snakes in the diet of Secretarybirds Sagittarius serpentarius: an example from Balfour, Mpumalanga
Gregory BP Davies, Ernst F Retief, Hanneline Smit-Robinson
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:361-364, published 2014-08-21
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Not so friendly neighbours: Pygmy Falcon eating Sociable Weaver nestling
Jacky Spiby
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:357-360, published 2014-08-21
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Spotted Eagle-Owl nesting on top of Sociable Weaver nest
Dawid H de Swardt
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:355-356, published 2014-08-11
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Excitement and predation at Shoebill nests
Ralf HE Mullers and Craig Reid
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:349-354, published 2014-08-09
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Low altitude attack: Ovambo Sparrowhawk preying on Southern Masked Weavers in suburban Gauteng
Andy Branfield
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:345-348, published 2014-07-14
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Ovambo Sparrowhawk attempting to prey on waterbirds
Andy Branfield
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:342-344, published 2014-07-14
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African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini swimming in the sea as part of distraction behaviour.
Les G Underhill
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:338-341, published 2014-07-05
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Hybrid: Barn Swallow x Common House Martin
Andrew Pickles
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:336-337, published 2014-07-04
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Interspecific competition between Oxpecker Buphagus species?
Walter R Jubber
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:325-335, published 2014-07-04
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Notes on the diet of birds in the Free State and Lesotho, Southern Africa
Grzegorz Kopij
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:319-324, published 2014-07-02
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Weavers and nectar feeding
H Dieter Oschadleus
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:316-318, published 2014-07-02
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First record of a Lesser Moorhen in the Free State Province, South Africa
Gregory Goosen, Janine Goosen
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:314-315, published 2014-07-02
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Double brooding attempt by African Black Oystercatchers on Castle Rock, Knysna
Johanna M du Toit
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:310-313, published 2014-06-30
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Roadside densities and variations in nest size and structure of Sociable Weavers colonies near Prieska, Northern Cape, South Africa
Doug M Harebottle and H Dieter Oschadleus
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:304-309, published 2014-06-29
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Photographic records of Grey-backed Storm-Petrels Garrodia nereis in South African waters
Vincent Ward, Rob W Leslie, John MD Graham, David Christie
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:301-303, published 2014-06-27
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In search of the Green Tinkerbird - an eye witness report
Karin Wiesler
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:294-300, published 2014-06-26
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Preliminary summary of changes in bird distributions between the First and Second Southern African Bird Atlas Projects (SABAP1 and SABAP2)
Les G Underhill and Michael Brooks
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:258-293, published 2014-06-17
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First and first: African Spoonbill Platalea alba observed breeding on Robben Island
Arnold C vd Westhuizen, T Mario Leshoro, Eukene Rueda, Les G Underhill, Danel vd Westhuizen
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:252-257, published 2014-06-16
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Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill breeding in electricity pole
Ernst F Retief
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:251-251, published 2014-06-14
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Territorial behaviour and vocalisations of African Rock Pipit Anthus crenatus at Lundin's Neck, Barkly East
Dawid H de Swardt
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:248-250, published 2014-06-14
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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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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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Nasty neighborhood: kleptoparasitism and a egg predation of Swift Terns by Hartlaub's Gulls
Davide Gaglio and Richard B Sherley
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:131-134, published 2014-05-11
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Kelp Gulls breeding in mountain fynbos
Peter G Ryan and Bruce M Dyer
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:128-130, published 2014-04-24
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Invasive House Mouse Mus musculus in the diet of a tropical seabird
Daniel Keith Danckwerts
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:126-127, published 2014-04-19
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Red-winged Starling Onycognathus morio sourcing nest material from live Klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus
Craig T Symes and Jean Hirons
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:122-125, published 2014-04-18
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The learning curve: Half-collared Kingfisher learns to fish
Chris Krog
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:114-121, published 2014-04-18
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An unconvenient death: Eastern Clapper Lark on barbed wire fence
Dawid H de Swardt
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:112-113, published 2014-04-15
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A peculiar case of isabellinism on Bird Island, Algoa Bay?
Diane Smith and Nina Voogt
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:108-111, published 2014-04-05
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Breeding Chestnut-banded Plovers Charadrius pallidus at Leeupan, Mpumalanga
Faansie Peacock, Phil Penlington, Gareth Hazell
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:103-107, published 2014-04-05
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Karoo Thrush and frogs: potential food source or opportunistic attack?
Joshua Weiss
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:101-102, published 2014-03-31
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The birds of the Groenkloof conservation complex, Pretoria
Vincent Parker
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:81-100, published 2014-03-31
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White Stork became resident in the Johannesburg CBD in 2013
GJ Oettle
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:80-80, published 2014-03-17
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Egg rejection by Green Wood-hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
Craig T Symes
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:75-79, published 2014-03-17
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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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Vocal imitation and courtship display in Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler Sylvia subcaerulea
Faansie Peacock
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:41-48, published 2014-03-16
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The breeding ecology of Cape Glossy Starlings at a nest site in the Kalahari
Rion E Lerm
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:37-40, published 2014-02-17
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Bateleur sunbathing at Punda Maria
Don Reid
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:33-36, published 2014-02-11
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White-bellied Sunbird breeding in greenhouse
Ernst F Retief
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:30-32, published 2014-02-11
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Notes on the nesting of the Kurrichane Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus in the wild
Derek Engelbrecht
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:25-29, published 2014-02-11
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Possible breeding record for the Grey-headed Bush-shrike Malaconotus blanchoti in Boskruin, Randburg (Pentads 2600_2755 and 2605_2755)
Andy Branfield and Anthony Clough
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:22-24, published 2014-02-03
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Hybridisation between White-faced and Fulvous Ducks in the wild: further evidence from South Africa
Doug Harebottle and Brian Vanderwalt
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:17-21, published 2014-01-24
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Chicknapped! Two Kelp Gull chicks brooded and defended by an African Penguin at Halifax Island, Namibia
Jessica Kemper
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:11-16, published 2014-01-23
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Another bird-snake encounter: Jackal Buzzard vs Mole Snake
Philna Botha
Ornithological Observations 2014 5:9-10, published 2014-01-05
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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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