PhD study opportunity
We are currently inviting applications from South African citizens for a full time PhD research scholarship to study the mechanisms promoting polymorphism in Black sparrowhawks at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute.
African Birdlife
We have a regular feature in African Birdlife - The FitzPatrick Report. Our latest article 'Conserving Angola's scarp forests' (Vol 5 (1) Nov/Dec 2016) describes the work currently being done in Angola by Michael Mills and Aimy Cáceres.
New African gamebird book by Rob Little
A monograph 'Terrestrial gamebirds and snipes of Africa' by Rob Little will be at all major book shops next week.
Davide Gaglio wins BMC Ecology 2016 image competition
Fitz PhD student Davide Gaglio has won the BMC Ecology 2016 image competition
Reciprocal comunication in human-honeyguide mutualism
A study in the 1980s confirmed that honeyguides communicate with humans, now new work by researchers shows that humans communicate back to honeyguides. This research has recently been published in Science.


Report any sightings of ringed Swift Terns - details on the Fitz News page here.


DST-NRF Centre of Excellence*

*Funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) through the National Research Foundation (NRF)

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