NEWS

July 2017

I will present our results on recognition mechanisms in sociable weavers during a talk at the Behaviour 2017 conference, Estoril, Portugal 30 July – 4 Aug

December 2016

New paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Avian Biology:
Phylogeny of Penduline Tits inferred from mitochondrial and microsatellite genotyping.

New paper accepted for publication in Ibis:
Levels of extra-pair paternity are associated with parental care in penduline tits (Remizidae). doi: 10.1111/ibi.12446

September 2016

As part of the Bird of the Year 2016, the sociable weavers feature again in the September/October issue of African Birdlife

March 2016

A new study published in PLoS ONE and highlighted by National Geographic suggests that aggression may push sociable weavers to work harder

October 2015

The Sociable weaver has been chosen as the Bird of the Year for 2016 by BirdLife South Africa

27 October 2015

Our article in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology is now available as Open Access pdf

12 October 2015

New paper accepted for publication in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology:
Geographic variation in breeding system and environment predicts melanin-based plumage ornamentation of male and female Kentish plovers. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

3 August 2015

Our article in Molecular Ecology is now available as Open Access pdf

1 August 2015

New paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology:
Disruptive viability selection on a black plumage trait associated with dominance. Journal of Evolutionary Biology

6 July 2015

New paper accepted for publication in Molecular Ecology:
Fine-scale genetic structure reflects sex-specific dispersal strategies in a population of sociable weavers (Philetairus socius). Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/mec.13308

27 June 2015

New paper published in Ibis:
Reproductive effort of both male and female Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica is predicted by ornamentation of self and mate. Ibis doi: 10.1111/ibi.12279

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