Animals

Dec 20, 2017

“Intentional Fire-Spreading by “Firehawk” Raptors in Northern Australia,” Bonta et al. Journal of Ethnobiology, 37(4) (abstract)

In a broader sense, better understanding of avian fire-spreading, both in Australia and, potentially, elsewhere, can contribute to theories about the evolution of tropical savannas and the origins of human fire use.

Bob Gosford — Likes birds and people, not necessarily in that order.

Bob Gosford

Likes birds and people, not necessarily in that order.

This is the abstract from our paper, Intentional Fire-Spreading by “Firehawk” Raptors in Northern Australia, that was published earlier today in the Journal of Ethnobiology as part of the special section on Birds. I'll post the abstracts of the other very good papers in that selection soon.

The authors are Mark Bonta, Robert Gosford, Dick Eussen, Nathan Ferguson, Erana Loveless and Maxwell Witwer.

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