Honeyguides and cuckoos at the Virtual African Bird Fair

Aug 1, 2021

The African Bird Fair was virtual this year but still showcased some fascinating talks on African Ornithology! Jess Lund presented her MSc work on near-perfect mimicry by African cuckoos, and Cameron Blair presented his BSc(Hons) work on the development of greater honeyguide guiding calls. Recordings of both talks are available here in a fascinating session of research talks from postgraduate students at the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town. 


Tanmay Dixit awarded PhD and starting Junior Research Fellowship

Tanmay’s PhD, entitled “Signatures and forgeries: optimality in a coevolutionary arms race” was awarded with no corrections. Huge thanks to collaborators and colleagues who were instrumental to this work, and to examiners James Herbert-Read and Graeme Ruxton. Tanmay will remain on the team and continue conducting fieldwork in Choma as part of the Junior Research fellowship that he is starting at Jesus College, Cambridge.

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