Malimbus 21 (1) April/avril 1999

Abstracts prepared for Ornithological Worldwide Literature (OWL)

Dowsett, R. J., P. Christy, & M. Germain. 1999. Additions and corrections to the avifauna of Central African Republic. Malimbus 21: 1-15. (12 rue des Lavandes, 34190 Ganges, France).—From new field work 1994-1996 and analysis of the literature. Adds 44 species and deletes 54, bringing the country total to 698.

Scholte, P., S. de Kort, & M. van Weerd. 1999. The Birds of the Waza-Logone Area, Far North Province, Cameroon. Malimbus 21: 16-50. (Ctr. Environ. Sci., P.O. Box 9518, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands).—Status, distribution, and abundance estimates of 379 species based on observations made 1992-1998 and a literature review. Forms baseline for future population monitoring. Adds 11 species to country list.

Cheke, R. A. 1999. Vocalisations of the Mouse-brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus. Malimbus 21: 51. Dept. Pest Manage., Nat. Resour. Inst., Univ. Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TB, UK.)—Calls and song from a pair at nest in Liberia, 1986.

Claffey, P. M. 1999. Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus and White-breasted Negro-Finch Nigrita fusconota, new to the Benin list. Malimbus 21: 51-53. (BP 302, Parakou, Benin.)—In 1996 and 1997

Claffey, P. 1999. Sharp decline in the population of Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura in Benin. Malimbus 21: 53-54. (BP 302, Parakou, Benin.)—According to field observations April-October 1997.

van Gastel, A. J. G., & E. R. van Gastel. 1999. Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor, new for Ghana. Malimbus 21: 54-55. (c/o GTZ, P.O. Box 9698, Kotoka Intnl. Airport, Accra, Ghana.)—In 1996.

Manu, S. A., & R. Demey. 1999. First records of Xavier’s Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri in Nigeria. Malimbus 21: 55-57. (IBAs Nigeria, Dept. Biol. Sci., Ahmadu Bello Univ., Zaria, Nigeria.)—In 1988 and 1997.

Hopkins, M. T. E., R. Demey, & J. C. Barker. 1999. First documented records of Green-throated Sunbird Nectarinia rubescens for Nigeria, with a discussion of the distinctive race crossensis. Malimbus 21: 57-60. (TCNN, P.O. Box 64, Bukuru, Plateau State, Nigeria.)—Three separate sightings, 1995-1997.

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