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.
Dr Gabriel Jamie has just returned from a successful couple of months of fieldwork in Zambia as part of his Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship. For this research, Dr Jamie is exploring the evolution of polymorphisms across diverse avian family Cisticolidae which exhibit some of the most complex and diverse eggs of any group of birds in the world.