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“Birds in culture and context—Ethnoornithology in application and theory”—abstracts from an ethnoornithology symposium, 2007

“Birds in culture and context—Ethnoornithology in application and theory”—abstracts from an ethnoornithology symposium, 2007

Following are the abstracts of papers and posters presented at the recent Ethnoornithology Symposium, entitled “Birds in culture and context – Ethnoornithology in application and theory“, held during the 30th Society of Ethnobiology conference at the University of  California, Berkeley from 28 to 31st March 2007. It was a great day, with a quantity and quality of papers […]

Bird of the Week: Fischer’s Turaco (Tauraco fischeri)

Bird of the Week: Fischer’s Turaco (Tauraco fischeri)

The population of this beautiful mid-sized forest-dweller, Fischer’s Turaco (Tauraco fischeri) is of near to threatened status and is found in coastal and riverine forest and woodlands in Kenya, north-eastern Tanzania and southern Somalia along the east African coast.

East African Notes & Records – the Pangolin in East African local knowledge

East African Notes & Records – the Pangolin in East African local knowledge

In this paper on the local knowledge and belief systems about the Pangolin in Tanzania in east Africa Martin Walsh of Canbridge University in the UK discusses the role that Pangolin sightings and behaviour have in local environmental and political events