|Malimbus 23 (1) March/mars 2001|
Abstracts prepared for Ornithological Worldwide Literature (OWL)
Fotso, R. C. 2001. A contribution to the ornithology of Mount Oku forest, Cameroon. Malimbus 23: 1-12. (Cameroon Biodiversity Proj., PO Box 3055, Messa, Yaounde, Cameroon.)—Update of status (abundance index) of birds (217 species) from point counts by the author at 10 m altitude intervals between 2200 and 2800 m altitude along 4 trails on 38 days during the periods Jan-May 1990 and Feb-July 1991, as well as some observations between 1600 and 1800 m altitude. Discusses differences found compared with previous studies.
Bowden, C. G. R. 2001. The birds of Mount Kupe, southwest Cameroon. Malimbus 23: 13-44. (Int. Res. Sec., RSPB, The Lodge, Sandy, Beds SG19 2DL, UK, e-mail: chris.bowden"at"rspb.org.uk.)—An annotated list (335 species), summarizing all known bird observations (especially those by the author from Mar 1991 to Jun 1994), including information on breeding seasonality, migration, abundance, habitat, and altitudinal range.
Nikolaus, G. 2001. Bird exploitation for traditional medecine in Nigeria. Malimbus 23: 45-55. (Feldweg 87, 27474 Cuxhaven, Germany.)—A list of 200 species, with numbers of each found (total 2251), as well as believed effect of some species on humans, in almost all (24) fetish markets in Nigeria, 22 Aug to 10 Sep 1999. Discusses impact of such use on bird populations.
Salewski, V., & F. Göken. 2001. Black-and White Mannikin Lonchura bicolor, new for Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast. Malimbus 23: 56. (Inst. für Vogelforschung "Vogelwarte Helgoland", An der Vogelwarte 21, 26386 Wilhelmshaven, Germany.)—28 Sep and 11 Oct 2000.
Young, H. G., & I. Robertson. 2001. The Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata in West Africa. Malimbus 23: 56-58. (Durrell Wildl. Conserv. Trust, Les Augrès Manor, Trinity, Jersey JE3 5BP, Channel Islands.)—6 records since 1949 in Cameroon and Nigeria, published "to increase awareness of this potentially important population".
Mundy, P. J. 2001. What was Boyd Alexander’s Bioko vulture? Malimbus 23: 58-59. (PO Box FM 424, Famona, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.)—Probably an immature Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis rather than an adult female White-backed Vulture Pseudogyps africanus as originally reported.
Mullié, W. C., & G. Mullié-Mbézellé. 2001. First breeding record of Hadada Bostrychia hagedash from Senegal. Malimbus 23: 59-62. (PO Box 3300, Dakar, Senegal, e-mail: mullie"at"metissacana.sn.)—5 August 2000 in a recent eucalyptus plantation.
Lapios, J.-M. 2001. [The distribution of Adamawa’s Turtle-Dove Streptopelia hypopyrrha in northern Cameroon.] Malimbus 23: 62-65. (27 rue de l’Abreuvoir, F-78570 Chanteloup-les-Vignes, France, e-mail: jmlapios"at"diomedea.org.)—Abundance over the territory (including map), and an estimate of total population, based on repeated observations over a period of 19 years. (French.)
de Bont, M. 2001. Observations of Böhm’s Flufftail Sarothrura boehmi in Nigeria. Malimbus 23: 65-66. (CP 083, São Gabriel da Cachoeira AM, 69.750-000, Brazil, e-mail: hermarc10"at"hotmail.com.)—Two records in 1998 and 1999, and anecdotal reports, suggest it is more frequent than previously thought.
Demey, R., & K. Y. Njabo. 2001. A new sight record of the distinctive race crossensis of Green-throated Sunbird Nectarinia rubescens. Malimbus 23: 66-67. (Van der Heimstraat 52, 2582 SB Den Haag, The Netherlands, e-mail: 106706.603"at"compuserve.com.)—19 March 2000, in Cameroon.
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