Provisional atlas of breeding birds of Henties Bay in the coastal Namib Desert

Authors

  • G Kopij Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences

Keywords:

bird, breeding, community ecology, Namibia, population density, urban ornithology

Abstract

Fourteen species were recorded breeding in the town of Henties Bay (345 ha) in 2016/17 austral summer, six of which made up 85.4% of all breeding birds. The dominant species were Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis, Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild, House Sparrow Passer domesticus, Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus, Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus, and Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis. The breeding avifauna in Henties Bay is similar to that in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay

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Published

2022-03-07

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Section

Section C: Open articles