|Malimbus 23 (2) December/décembre 2001|
Abstracts prepared for Ornithological Worldwide Literature (OWL)
Kizungu, R. B. 2001. Birds of Irangi Forest, Albertine Rift, Democratic Republic of Congo. Malimbus 23: 77-86. (CRSN-L WIRO RDC, BP 02 Cyangugu, Rwanda. E-mail: kbyamana"at"yahoo.com.)—Status, habitat, months of occurrence, and abundance ratings, of 116 species from observations during forest transects over 60 days, Jan-Jun 1996. 67 additions to the Irangi avifauna brings the number of species to c. 180. A map of the area, referred to, is missing.
Trolliet, B., & M. Fouquet. 2001. [The West African population of the Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor: numbers, distribution and isolation.] Malimbus 23: 87-92. (O.N.C.F.S. Chanteloup, 85340 Ile d'Olonne, France. E-mail: chanteloup"at"onc.gouv.fr)—Have been observed regularly Dec--Mar since about 1988 at only 2 sites in W. Africa (Senegal Delta and Guinea coast), but in wildly fluctuating numbers up to c. 50,000. These fluctuations cannot be accounted for by local reproduction, which is small, so indicate exchange with populations in E. or South. Africa. (French, Engl. summ.)
Moore, A. 2001. A commentary on a list of birds collected on the 1841 naval expedition on the Niger River. Malimbus 23: 93-109. (1 Uppingham Rd., Oakham, Rutland LE15 6JB, UK.)—History and present location of 42 of 46 skins including 39 type specimens.
Dowsett, R. J., & F. Dowsett-Lemaire. 2001. First records of Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus and Grass Owl Tyto capensis from Mt Cameroon. Malimbus 23: 110-111. (12 rue des Lavandes, Ganges F-34190, France. E-mail: dowsett"at"aol.com.)—Mar 2001.
Demey, R., R. J. Dowsett, & L. D. C. Fishpool. 2001. Comments on Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster, claimed from Niger. Malimbus 23: 112-113. (Van der Heimstraat 52, 2582 SB Den Haag, The Netherlands. E-mail: 106706.603"at"compuserve.com.)—Doubts about identification of a bird observed in 1998.
Trolliet, B. 2001. [First observation of Zoothera in Guinea.] Malimbus 23: 113-115. (Chanteloup, 85340 Ile d'Olonne, France.)—11 Dec 2000. (French.)
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