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PhD opportunity at the FitzPatrick Institute: Investigating plumage polymorphism in Black Sparrowhawks
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 13:00

We invite applications for the above full-time study opportunity at the FitzPatrick Institute.

MSc project opportunity: The evolutionary ecology of an avian contact zone
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 13:30

An MSc project (2012-2013) is offered in the Molecular Ecology and Evolution Programme of three Departments of Genetics at the University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Birds as Keys to Biodiversity Conservation at the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute oaf African Ornithology (UCT) and the Department of Biology, Lund University.

Fitz News in Africa Birds and Birding: "New research boat tracks African Penguins' prey."
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 13:45

The African Penguin Spheniscus demersus, the only penguin species in Africa and confined to Namibia and South Africa, is now Endangered.

Fitz News in Africa - Birds & Birding: "I want more! Family feuds over food"
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 13:00

When most of us think of parent birds feeding a brood of nestlings, it conjures up an image of familial harmony. But this could not be further from the truth as beneath this veneer of cooperation and altruism lies a complex network of optimal investments and subversive strategies.

Niven Library 50th Anniversary Book Sale
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:30

The Niven Library at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute is holding a 50th Anniversary Sale of ornithological books. This is your chance to purchase out of print and collector’s books while at the same time supporting African ornithology.