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