oa Madoqua - Waders (Charadrii) and other coastal birds in the Lüderitz region of South West Africa
|Article Title||Waders (Charadrii) and other coastal birds in the Lüderitz region of South West Africa|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Republic of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1982|
|Pages||27 - 33|
|Keyword(s)||African black oyster-catcher, Breeding colony, Calidris ferruginea, Communal roosts, Cormorants, Curlew sandpiper, Flamingos, Palaearctic waders, Penguins, Terek sandpiper and Turnstone|
Several surveys of coastal birds have recently been conducted in southern Africa but little is known of the birds of the Diamond Coast of South West Africa since access is restricted. The only section of mainland readily accessible between Sandvis and the Orange River is at Lderitz. Data are presented for bird densities along 46 km of coast and at five islands in the Lüderitz area. Resident waders accounted for 57.9% of all waders on the mainland. The Lüderitz Sewage Works are identified as an important habitat for birds.
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