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African Birdlife
We have a regular feature in African Birdlife - In The FitzPatrick Report. 'Fact Finding: The IOC and big data' (Vol 7 (1) Nov/Dec 2018), Prof. Peter Ryan describes the highlights from the 27th International Ornithological Congress held in Vancouver...
Mystery of the world's smallest flightless bird solved
Using "next generation sequencing" techniques, a research team has finally solved the mystery of whether the ancestor of the Inaccessible Island Rail, the world's smallest flightless bird, had come from Africa or from South America.
Dr Petra Sumasgutner receives a L'Oréal UNESCO Women in Science award
Congratulations to FitzPatrick Institute postdoctoral fellow, Petra Sumasgutner on her L’Oréal UNESCO Austria Women in Science award. This award funded a trip to Mongolia to sample Golden Eagles.
Field researcher position on Marion Island
Through the South African National Antarctic Programme, the Marine Apex Predator Research Unit and the FitzPatrick Institute are offering a suitably qualified candidate an opportunity to spend a year on Marion Island collecting field data on...
Birding in South Africa's National Parks
A new book by Rob Little "Birding in South Africa's National Parks" has just been published by Jacana Media.

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The Institute would like to thank Jill Adams and particularly Norman Arlott for permission to use their illustrations.