Luke hands in his PhD

Feb 25, 2020

Luke and Lazaro

Congratulations to Luke McClean on submitting his PhD thesis at the University of Cape Town, entitled ‘Coevolution between brood-parasitic honeyguides and their hosts’, based on four years of fieldwork in Zambia from 2015 to 2018 – here he is setting up a nest camera in the field together with Lazaro Hamusikili. To our knowledge this is only the second ever PhD thesis on honeyguides, after Dr Hussein Isack’s ground-breaking work at the University of Oxford in the 1980s.

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