oa Journal of East African Natural History - Bird Ringing Report 1967 - 1968

Volume 1969, Issue 118
  • ISSN : 0012-8317



This report covers the period 1st July 1967 to 30th June 1968. The number of birds ringed is higher than ever before, unfortunately it is doubtful whether this upward trend can be maintained. One of the most prolific ringers, Dr. D. J. Pearson, left East Africa in June 1968 and his contribution will be missed greatly, although it is probable that some other experienced ringers will be coming out from England towards the end of 1968. Ringing has continued to be centred around Kampala, Nakuru and Nairobi, with smaller amounts in Masindi, the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kisumu and southern Tanzania. The number of ringers operating in the three countries is still very small indeed and, considering this, the amount of ringing done is highly satisfactory. The full list of birds ringed is given in Table 1; birds which are palearctic migrants are printed in bold type, others which are included in the palearctic fauna but which are also ethiopian are not so distinguished. The order is that of Mackworth-Praed & Grant and their numbers are given before the English names, the nomenclature follows these authors for the African species, whereas Vaurie is used for the palearctic birds.

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