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Causes of Admissions to a Raptor Rehabilitation Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
With many species of southern African raptors becoming increasingly threatened, records from rehabilitation centres can give an indication of the threats faced by birds of prey in particular areas… Expand
The importance of visual cues for nocturnal species: Eagle owl fledglings signal with white mouth feathers
Complex begging display by bird offspring has predominantly been investigated in diurnal species, which have conspicuous gape colours or plumage features. In nocturnal species, in contrast, such… Expand
Seasonal effects on the thermoregulation of invasive rose-ringed parakeets (Psittacula krameri)
Abstract Invasive species are a major threat to global biodiversity. Rose-ringed parakeets Psittacula krameri are widely established outside their native range and are successful invaders in many… Expand
VEGETATION CORRELATES OF GIBBON DENSITY IN THE SEBANGAU NATIONAL PARK, CENTRAL KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA
Understanding the links between animal populations and the characteristics of their habitat is essential for their conservation. Following recent re-assessments of the conservation status of the… Expand
The potential effects of climate-change-associated temperature increases on the metabolic rate of a small Afrotropical bird
ABSTRACT Studies have only recently begun to underline the importance of including data on the physiological flexibility of a species when modelling its vulnerability to extinction from climate… Expand
Is the Cape White-eye Zosterops virens or Zosterops capensis?
The recent scientific literature employs three binomial names for the southern African endemic bird known as the Cape White-eye: Zosterops capensis, Z. pallidus and Z. virens. This unacceptable… Expand
The effects of long-term captivity on the metabolic parameters of a small Afrotropical bird
- Lindy J Thompson, M. Brown, C. Downs
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of Comparative Physiology B
- 31 January 2015
The few within-species studies on the effects of long-term captivity on avian physiological variables have small samples sizes and contradictory results. Nevertheless, many physiological studies make… Expand
Circannual rhythm of resting metabolic rate of a small Afrotropical bird.
Seasonal variation in avian metabolic rate is well established in Holarctic and temperate species, while trends in Afrotropical species are relatively poorly understood. Furthermore, given the… Expand
Seasonal metabolic variation over two years in an Afrotropical passerine bird.
Seasonal trends in metabolic parameters are well established in avian populations from highly seasonal environments, however, seasonal trends in metabolism of birds from lower latitudes (and of… Expand
Thermal acclimation in a small Afrotropical Bird
Wild-caught animals are regularly used in physiological studies, yet the length of time it takes for completion of their acclimation to laboratory conditions remains largely unknown. In particular,… Expand