Welcome to Cameron and Jonah

Feb 15, 2022

Cameron Blair and Jonah Walker

Cameron Blair and Jonah Walker have joined the African Cuckoos team! Cameron previously did his BSc(Hons) project on the development of the guiding call of the greater honeyguide with the African Honeyguides team, and he has just started his MSc at the University of Cape Town, looking at how brood-parasitic honeyguide chicks are able to acoustically deceive their host parents. He is currently in the field assisting Tanmay Dixit with his work on cuckoo finches and their hosts. Jonah has also joined the team, working on the thermal properties of the eggs of cisticolas and prinias in Zambia, which are hosts of the cuckoo finch. This work will incorporate existing data and field studies in the 2022 rainy season. Welcome to both! 


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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