oa Journal of East African Natural History - Bird ringing report 1968-1969

Volume 1970, Issue 119
  • ISSN : 0012-8317



This report covers the period 1 July, 1968 to 30 June, 1969. It is pleasant to report that, once again, the number of birds ringed is higher than ever before. As was hinted in last year's report (Backhurst, 1969b) some experienced ringers joined the scheme towards the end of 1968 while another came out early in 1969. The full list of birds ringed is given in Table I; the 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 nomenclature used follows White (1960,1961,1962,1963,1965), a departure from previous reports but one that is considered desirable since White's lists reflect modern ideas more accurately than do the north-eastern parts of Mackworth-Praed & Grant's Handbook; moreover White's lists are to be the basis of the forthcoming AFRING list of birds (C. C. H. Elliott, pers. comm.). The number of recoveries, Table 2, shows a satisfying increase. Birds ringed in previous seasons and retrapped at or near their original ringing sites are listed in Table 3.

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