This paper sets out what is known of the bat-like Spinetail, Chaetura boehmi Schalow. Its taxonomy and geographical variation are reviewed.
The predators of the common duiker were studied over a period of 7 years (1958-1964).It was found that no less than 18 different animals preyed on duiker although only two leopard and wild dog, were considered as important.
In the course of taxonomic studies preparatory to the compilation of a new book on the birds of zambia, it has become evident that the subspecies Cisticola aridula perplexa White has been regarded as occupying too wide a range.
Certain collections of Odonata recently submitted for identification have included localities outside the confines of those areas listed in the author’s Catalogue of the Ethiopian species(Pinhey,1962a).
A nocturnal, rupicolous medium sized gecko related to the Pachydactylus weberi group, differing from related species by its slightly larger size, more stocky form, enlarged posterior upper labials and disntictive colour pattern.
When van der Plaat (1950:41) recorded a pair of House Sparrows, Passer domesticus at Bethlehem in the Orange Free State in August 1949, he could not have realised that he was observing the first stage of population explosion which was, during the next sixteen years, to carry the species 1000 miles or more in three different directions:
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