Malimbus 28 (1) March/mars 2006

Abstracts prepared for Ornithological Worldwide Literature (OWL)

Kizungu, R. B.  2006 Altitudinal distribution of birds in Mukowa primary forest, Irangi area, eastern Democrocratic Republic of CongoMalimbus 28: 1-6.  (Makere Univ. Inst. Env. & Nat. Res, Org. Biodiversity Info. & Conserv. in Congo-Kinshasa, & Cent. de Rech en Sci. Nat. de Lwiro, Lab. d'Ornith., DS/ Bukavu, Sud-Kivu, République Démocratique du Congo <robertkizungu"at">.)—Gives altitudinal data on 29 species new to the Irangi area and/or found outside their known altitudinal range for Uganda and DRC during a study between Dec 2002 and Oct 2003, encompassing 4 months field work using mist-netting, point counts, general observations including tape-recording and playback, in three 100 m altitudinal bands from 800-1100 m.  Altogether 71 species were found, so the title is misleading

Girard, O., J Thal, & B. Niagaté2006.  Dénombrements d’oiseaux d’eau dans le delta intérieur du Niger (Mali) en janvier 1999, 2000 et 2001. [Waterbird counts in the inner Niger delta (Mali) in January 1999, 2000 and 2001.]  Malimbus 28: 7 -17.  (Off. Nat. Chasse et Faune Sauv./CNERA Avifaune migr., Chanteloup, F-85340 L'Ile d'Olonne, France <o.girard"at">.)— Exhaustive aerial counts in January each year of some 50 species of water-birds (excluded those that could not be identified from the air - mainly small herons, waders and gulls - and herons that were breeding), gave totals in the 8,000 - 23,000 km2 area of from 520,000 to 1,365,000 birds. (French., Engl. summ.)

Lachenaud, O.  2006 Les oiseaux de la région de Sassandra, Côte d’Ivoire. [Birds of the Sassandra Region, Ivory Coast.]  Malimbus 28: 18-34.  (1070 Av. des Fès, 34080 Montpellier, France <ilachenaud"at">.)—Status of 208 species recorded during 29 days, 1998 to 2002, principally in non-forested areas  (French., Engl. summ.)

Grimes, L.G..  2006 Changes in the number of cooperative breeding groups of Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina at the University of Ghana, Legon, over 34 yearsMalimbus 28: 35-44.  (3 St Nicholas Ct., Warwick CV34 4JY,  UK <lgrimes"at">.)—A comparison of the results of a 5-year study made 1970-74 with those of a 1-year study in 2004 by the same author in the same area showed remarkably little change in this species despite huge changes wrought by humans inhabiting the locality.  

Molokwu, M., U. Ottosson, & J. Azi.  2006 Observations at a Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis nestMalimbus 28: 45-46. (A.P. Leventis Ornith. Res. Inst., Univ. Jos, PO Box 13404, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria <mnm04ng"at">.)—On 3 broods raised Mar-Sep 2004 in a nest suspended from an electric lamp holder outside a building in Nigeria.

Osinubi, T., & B. Agboola.  2006 Rufous Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes at Fusa Hills, Plateau State, Nigeria  Malimbus 28: 46-47.  (A.P. Leventis Ornith. Res. Inst., Univ. Jos, PO Box 13404, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria <taymida"at">.)—Seen nest-building , 10 Apr 2005; first sighting for species in the state. 

Burton, K.M..  2006.  A sight record of the Brown Nightjar Caprimulgus binotatus in Nigeria.  Malimbus 28: 47-49.  (1207 Gassaway Rd., McKinleyville, CA 95519, USA <kmburton"at">.)—First record for Nigeria, 1 Mar 2002 

Salewski, V., F. Bairlein, & B. Leisler2006 Minimum survival data of some tropical passerine species in Comoé National Park, Ivory CoastMalimbus 28:49-51.  (Inst. Vogelforschung "Vogelwarte Helgoland", An der Vogelwarte 21, 26386 Wilhelmshaven, Germany.)—Data for 17 passerine species, based on capture-recapture on various occasions during the years 1990 to 2001

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