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Morphology of Scrapter (Hymenoptera : Anthophila : Colletidae), with description of three new species and taxonomic status of five Cockerell taxa
The morphology of the bee genus Scrapter Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau & Audinet-Serville, 1828 (Hymenoptera : Anthophila : Colletidae) is investigated. Additionally, three new species are describedExpand
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Inferred hybridisation, sympatry and movements of Chorister Robin-Chat Cossypha dichroa and Red-capped Robin-Chat C. natalensis
Inferred hybrid Chorister Robin-Chat Cossypha dichroa and Red-capped Robin-Chat C. natalensis have previously only been recorded from the Eastern Cape province, South Africa. We extend the occurrenceExpand
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Mid-Pliocene bald ibis (Geronticus cf. calvus; Aves: Threskiornithidae) from the Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng, South Africa and its environmental and evolutionary implications
We document the presence of the bald ibis genus Geronticus Wagler, 1832 (Aves: Threskiornithidae) from the mid-Pliocene (ca. 3–3.5 Ma) of South Africa based on an incomplete skull from the Bolt’sExpand
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Revision of Afrotropical Pachycerina Macquart (Diptera: Lauxaniidae)
ABSTRACT The flies of the genus Pachycerina Macquart (Diptera: Lauxaniidae) in the Afrotropical region are taxonomically revised. Eleven species of Pachycerina are found in the Afrotropics (includingExpand
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A New Genus of Lauxaniid Fly from South Africa (Diptera: Acalyptratae: Lauxaniidae), Associated with Proteas (Proteaceae)
ABSTRACT Proteaphila gen. n. (Diptera: Acalyptratae: Lauxaniidae) is described. It is distinguishable on the basis of the shape of the head, and wing patterning and venation. Male and femaleExpand
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Mangrove kingfishers (Halcyon senegaloides; Aves: Alcedinidae) nesting in arboreal Nasutitermes (Isoptera: Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae) termitaria in central Mozambique : scientific notes
Mangrove kingfisher (Halcyon senegaloides) has an extensive coastal distribution from southern Somalia to the Eastern Cape, South Africa (Fry et al., 1988, 1992). However, in the Zambezi and SaveExpand
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Reassessment of plumage characters and morphometrics of Anthus longicaudatus Liversidge, 1996 and Anthus pseudosimilis Liversidge and Voelker, 2002 (Aves: Motacillidae)
Plumage characters and morphometrics of two recently described pipits were investigated to determine their taxonomic status. We examined one of two syntypes and both paratypes of long-tailed pipit,Expand
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Further additions, amendments and corrections to the Avian Type Catalogue (Aves) of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History
Additions, corrections and changes are made to the Avian Type Catalogue for the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History (formerly the Transvaal Museum) prepared by Dean (2007). OverlookedExpand
Critical examination of specimen evidence for pallid swift (Apus pallidus; Aves: Apodidae) in southern Africa
Pallid swift (Apus pallidus), a dull-brown Palaearctic swift, is known from southern Africa on the basis of a single skin collected at Kuruman, Northern Cape in 1904. The Kuruman specimen has beenExpand
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Red-chested cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius) parasitism of brown scrub-robin (Cercotrichas signata): a new host record (Aves: Cuculidae; Turdidae) : scientific notes
In southern Africa, red-chested cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius) is segregated into at least two gentes, i.e., female-based, host-specific brood-parasitic groupings within a single species (Campbell andExpand