Oct 15, 2012

Nest of the Taita apalis discovered!

Lawrence Wagura, a student who is receiving one of our fellowships, is studying the Taita apalis, one of the rarest birds in the world. Its entire population is no more than 300 birds, living in seven small forests of just a few hectares each.
During his work in the forest, Lawrence discovered the apalis' nest - which had never been observed before. This is major step forward in saving this critically endangered species. A paper written by Lawrence has been published on a scientific journal (Bull ABC 18(1):42-46). Congratulations to Lawrence and keep up with the good work!

The apalis's nest, deep in the forest
A male Taita apalis
Lawrence and Dr Liv in the Taita Hills forest

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