Nov / Dec 2016

SLEEPING WITH ONE EYE OPEN

Some bird species manage with extraordinarily little sleep for protracted periods – and in some instances remain in flight while napping.

BREAKNECK EXPLOITS  

Drinking techniques of the Pink-backed Pelican

Mark Muller witnesses how Pink-backed Pelicans in the Okavango Delta have developed unusual drinking techniques.

REMOTE PHOTOGRAPHY

Where technology meets ecology

Camera traps enable us to study wildlife in detail without human presence influencing their behaviour and contribute significantly to conservation efforts.

NET GAINS  

The value of ringing

The main aim of ringing is to give a bird a unique code so that it can be recognised again and thus provide valuable information on species numbers and movements. Does this system still have value in today’s digital world?

 

BIRD OF THE YEAR 2016: Sociable Weaver

Oases in arid areas

Dieter Oschadleus reveals the intriguing number of other birds and creatures that roost, breed or otherwise benefit by utilising the massive nests of the Sociable Weaver.


COMPETITIONS & OFFERS

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A two-night stay for two at Pafuri Camp valued at R11 180 is on offer for a lucky subscriber.

Cryptic Conundrum

Identify the mystery bird and you could win a Canon compact camera worth R3499.

Knock-out Challenge

Enter our new three-part challenge to be in line to win a luxury breakaway in Zambia worth US$3000

 

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