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2 x MSc/PhD study opportunities
Our Hot Birds Research Project are inviting applications for 2 MSc/PhD opportunities - registration at U.Pretoria under the supervision of Prof. Andrew McKechnie (UP) and Dr Susie Cunningham (Fitztitute).
2019 Annual report now available
The 2019 FitzPatrick Institute Annual Report was approved by the Advisory Board at the AGM held on Thursday, 5 March.
New research into flightlessness in the Aldabra rail
A new research paper published on Aldabra’s endemic white-throated rail Dryolimnas [cuvieri] aldabranus has shown that it should be considered an evolutionary distinct species from Dryolimnas cuvieri, not a subspecies as previously thought.
Non-invasive physiological measurements in wild animals
Hot Birds Research Project students Amanda Bourne (UCT) and Emma Jepson (UP) have been developing and testing non-invasive methods for measuring physiological responses in wild birds.
Unravelling francolin taxonomy
A Fitz team recently published a paper in the African journal of ornithology 'Ostrich' elevating 14 subspecies of francolins to full species status.

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