Biogeography, faunistics and ecology of birds in southern Africa


Co-editor Author of 44 species accounts: Herremans M. 70 Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula; 145Western Banded Snake Eagle Circaetus cinerascens; 446 European Roller Coracias garrulus; 447 Lilacbreasted Roller Coracias caudata; 449 Purple Roller Coracias naevia; 457 Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus; 458 Redbilled Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus; 459 Southern Yellowbilled Hornbill Tockus leucomelas; 461 Bradfield's Hornbill Tockus bradfieldi; 501 Shortclawed Lark Certhilauda chuana; 543 European Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus; 544 African Golden Oriole Oriolus auratus; 563 Pied Babbler Turdoides bicolor; 580 Groundscraper Thrush Turdus litsitsirupa; 594 Arnot's Chat Thamnolaea arnoti; 619 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin; 620 Whitethroat Sylvia communis; 625 Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina; 626 Olivetree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum; 627 River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis; 628 Geat Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus; 630 European Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus; 633 European Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris; 634 European Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus; 636 Greater Swamp Warbler Acrocephalus rufescens; 643 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus; 658 Barred Warbler Calamonastes fasciolata; 689 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata; 695 Marico Flycatcher Melaenornis mariquensis; 697 Chat Flycatcher Melaenornis infuscatus; 703 Pririt Batis Batis pririt; 714 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava; 715 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea; 731 Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor; 733 Redbacked Shrike Lanius collurio; 738 Swamp Boubou Laniarius bicolor; 739 Crimsonbreasted Shrike Laniarius atrococcineus; 741 Brubru Nilaus afer; 779 Marico Sunbird Nectarinia mariquensis; 802Great Sparrow Passer motitensis; 806 Scalyfeathered Finch Sporopipes squamifrons; 856 Redheaded Finch Amadina erythrocephala; 884 Goldenbreasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris; 915 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina. Co-author of 55 other accounts


terrestrial, freshwater, brackish water, taxonomy, systematics, check-list, ecology, moult, deserts, faunistics, monitoring, population dynamics, bio-indicators, biogeography, zoogeography, migration, migrating species, breeding birds, breeding populations, bird census, ringing, biological survey, population estimates, bird atlas, impact assessment, drought, wetlands, palearctic migrants, shrikes, raptors, passerines, rollers, waterbirds, waterfowl, nature conservation, bird conservation, zoology, threatened species, Biogeography, Demography and life-history, Ecology, Ponds and lakes , standing waters, Deserts, Dry grasslands and steppes, Savannahs, Monitoring of Biodiversity, Ethology, tropical Africa, S Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Kalahari basin, Aves, Laniidae, shrikes, Falconiformes, raptors, Passeriformes, passerines, Coraciidae, rollers, waterbirds, waterfowl, Slaty Egret, Egretta vinaceigula, Western Banded Snake Eagle, Circaetus cinerascens, European, Roller, Coracias garrulus, Lilacbreasted Roller, Coracias caudata, Purple Roller, Coracias naevia, Grey Ho, rnbill, Tockus nasutus, Redbilled Hornbill, Tockus erythrorhynchus, Southern Yellowbilled Hornbill, Tocku, s leucomelas, Bradfield's Hornbill, Tockus bradfieldi, Shortclawed Lark, Certhilauda chuana, European, Golden Oriole, Oriolus oriolus, African Golden Oriole, Oriolus auratus, Pied Babbler, Turdoides bicolo, r, Groundscraper Thrush, Turdus litsitsirupa, Arnot's Chat, Thamnolaea arnoti, Garden Warbler, Sylvia bori, n, Whitethroat, Sylvia communis, Icterine Warbler, Hippolais icterina, Olivetree Warbler, Hippolais olivet, orum, River Warbler, Locustella fluviatilis, Geat Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus arundinaceus, European, Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus, European Marsh Warbler, Acrocephalus palustris, European Sed, ge Warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Greater Swamp Warbler, Acrocephalus rufescens, Willow Warbler, P, hylloscopus trochilus, Barred Warbler, Calamonastes fasciolata, Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata, M, arico Flycatcher, Melaenornis mariquensis, Chat Flycatcher, Melaenornis infuscatus, Pririt Batis, Batis p, ririt, Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla flava, Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea, Lesser Grey Shrike, Lanius minor, Redbacked Shrike, Lanius collurio, Swamp Boubou, Laniarius bicolor, Crimsonbreasted Shrike, Lani, arius atrococcineus, Brubru, Nilaus afer, Marico Sunbird, Nectarinia mariquensis, Great Sparrow, Pass, er motitensis, Scalyfeathered Finch, Sporopipes squamifrons, Redheaded Finch, Amadina erythrocephala, Go, ldenbreasted Bunting, Emberiza flaviventris, Isabelline Wheatear, Oenanthe isabellina


Southern Africa {Geographical scope}
Botswana {Geographical scope}
Lesotho {Geographical scope}
Namibia {Geographical scope}
Swaziland {Geographical scope}
Zimbabwe {Geographical scope}


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Section Vertebrates unknown


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Herremans M. 1992. Interspecific song of Chinspot Batis Batis molitor to Pririt Batis Batis pririt. Babbler 23: 40-41. author
Herremans M. 1992. A Cape Robin Cossypha caffra on the Botswana border. Babbler 23: 48. author
Herremans M. 1992. Indirect evidence for the existence of movements of sunbirds in Botswana. Babbler 24: 4-9. author
Herremans M. 1992. New records of the European Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus from Botswana. Babbler 24: 10-13. author
Herremans M. & Dacosse-Bekkers M. 1992. An incidence of a Barred Owl Glaucidium capense taking a Blackheaded Oriole Oriolus larvatus. Babbler 24: 33. author
Herremans M. & Herremans D. 1992. Breeding of the Shortclawed Lark Mirafra chuana in Botswana. Babbler 23: 6-17. author
Herremans M. & Herremans D. 1992. The status of the Stierling's Barred Warbler Camaroptera stierlingi in Botswana. Babbler 23: 39-40. author
Herremans M. & Herremans D. 1992. Anti-predator 'freezing' behaviour by Carmine Bee-eaters Merops nubicoides. Babbler 23: 45-46. author
Herremans M. & Herremans D. 1992. New records of the Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis in Botswana. Babbler 24: 20-21. author
Herremans M. & Herremans D. 1992. The imitative repertoire of a Kalahari Robin Erythropygia paena. Babbler 24: 22-23. author
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Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1993. Tenacious nest attendance by female Titbabbler Parisoma subcaeruleum. Babbler 25: 38. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1993. European Swallows Hirundo rustica feeding on the ground on dead termites. Babbler 25: 39. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1993. White Storks Ciconia ciconia, Abdim's Storks Ciconia abdimii and kites Milvus migrans feeding on mopane worms. Babbler 25: 40. author
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Herremans M. 1993. Why is artificial grounding of migratory passerines at night rather unsuccessful in southern Africa? Safring News 22: 43-46. author
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Herremans M., Hunter N.D., Borello W.D. & Pryce E. 1993. The Cuckoo Finch Anomalospiza imberbe breeding in Botswana. Babbler 25: 21-22. author
Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. & Herremans M. 1993. Aerial display of the Spike-heeled Lark Chersomanes albofasciata. Babbler 25: 35. author
Herremans M. 1994. Different habitat of male and female Redbacked Shrike Lanius collurio, and Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor in the Kalahari. Journal für Ornithologie 135: 291 (abstract). author
Herremans M. 1994. New record of the Chestnut Weaver Ploceus rubiginosus in the Okavango. Babbler26-27: 20-22. author
Herremans M. 1994. A hybrid pair of Rock Pigeon Columba guinea x Feral Pigeon Columba livia in Gaborone. Babbler 26-27: 25-27. author
Herremans M. 1994. More records of the Ayres' Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii in Botswana. Babbler 28: 32-33. author
Herremans M. 1994. An alternative method of collecting blood from small birds for blood smears. Safring News 23: 19-20 author
Herremans M. & Brewster C. 1994. The Status of the Ayres' Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii in Botswana. Babbler 26-27: 12-13. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1994. Evidence for the existence of movements in the Redfaced Mousebird Colius indicus in theKalahari. Babbler 26-27: 7-10. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1994. Persistent foraging on the ground by Chinspot Batises Batis molitor. Babbler 26-27: 18-19. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1994. Massive numbers of European Swifts Apus apus over the southwestern Kalahari. Babbler 26-27: 33-34. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1994. Large numbers of Milvus kites in Botswana in early 1994. Babbler 28: 23-25. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1994. Influx of Dickinson's Kestrels Falco dickinsoni in northern Botswana in winter 1994. Babbler 28: 29-30. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1994. Regional and temporal variation in the relative abundance of Blackshouldered Kites Elanus caeruleus in Botswana. Babbler 28: 34-35. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1994. Seasonal patterns in abundance of Lilacbreasted Rollers Coracias caudata and Purple Rollers C. naevia inferred from roadside counts in eastern and northern Botswana. Ostrich 65: 66-73. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1994. Concentrations of Bradfield's Hornbill Tockus bradfieldi in northern Botswana. Babbler 28: 36-37. author
Herremans M., Borello W.D. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1994. New cases of the Spottedbacked Weaver Ploceus cucullatus breeding near Gaborone. Babbler 26-27: 29-30. author
Herremans M., Hunter N.D. & Allan D.G. 1994. The display of the Shortclawed Lark Certhilauda chuana and comments on the genus Certhilauda. Bulletin British Ornithologists' Club 114: 27-30. author
Herremans M., Rutina L. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1994. Evidence for substantial movements of Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris in the northern Chobe District. Babbler 28: 20-22. author
Abernethy D. & Herremans M. 1994. Report from the Records Subcommittee. Babbler 26-27: 38-47. author
Randall R. & Herremans M. 1994. Breeding of the Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula along the Boro River, central Okavango Delta (Botswana). Ostrich 65: 39-43. author
Randall R., Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1994. Massive influx of Broadtailed Paradise Whydahs Vidua obtusa in far northeastern Botswana in 1994. Babbler 28: 18-20. author
Herremans M. 1995. Descendant eccentric partial post-juvenile primary moult in the Blackcheeked Waxbill Estrilda erythronotos. Safring News 24: 13-14. author
Herremans M. 1995. Effects of woodland modification by African Elephant Loxodonta africana on bird diversity in northern Botswana. Ecography 18: 440-454. author
Herremans M. 1995. The use of plumage features resulting from a partial post-juvenile moult in age-determination of southern African passerines. Safring News 24: 19-22. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1995. Competition and food selection among congeneric species at a feeding table in northern Botswana. Babbler 29-30: 24-27. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1995. Carmine Bee-eaters Merops nubicoides 'eating' seeds of the poison-pod Albizia Albizia versicolor. Babbler 29-30: 40. author
Herremans M., Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. & Borello W.D. 1995. Fluctuations in Jameson's Firefinch Lagonosticta rhodopareia numbers in southeastern Botswana: 1991-1994. Ostrich 66: 46-48. author
Herremans M., Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. & Borello W.D. 1995. Non-breeding site-fidelity of Redbacked Shrikes Lanius collurio in Botswana. Ostrich 66: 145-147. author
Muller M. & Herremans M. 1995. A Black Swift Apus barbatus in Ngamiland. Babbler 29-30: 36-37. author
Herremans-Tonnoeyr D., Herremans M. & Smith P.A. 1995. Birds feeding on protective capsules of mopane psyllids. Babbler 29-30: 34-35. author
Stevens J., Louette M., Bijnens L. & Herremans M. 1995. Conserving the endemic birds on the Comoro Islands, III: bird diversity and habitat selection on Ngazidja. Bird Conservation International 5: 463-480. author
Herremans M. 1996. More eccentric primary moult in juvenile Blackcheeked Waxbills Estrilda erythronotos. Safring News 25:19. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr, D. 1996. Seasonal pattern of Lanner falcon Falco biarmicus abundance in Botswana. Ostrich 67: 83-84. author
Borello W.D., Herremans M. & Underhill L.G. 1997. Some Palaearctic migrants in Namibia: setting the record straight. Lanioturdus 30 (1): 4-7. author
Herremans M. 1997. Shortclawed Lark Certhilauda chuana clutch from Belfast (Mpumalanga) - a correction. Ostrich 68: 121. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1997. Social foraging of the Forktailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis: beater effect or kleptoparasitism ? Bird Behavior 12: 41-45. author
Herremans M. 1997. Habitat segregation of male and female Redbacked Shrikes Lanius collurio and Lesser Grey Shrikes Lanius minor in the Kalahari basin, Botswana. Journal of Avian Biology 28: 240-248. author
Herremans M. 1998. Strategies, punctuality of arrival and ranges of migrants in the Kalahari basin, Botswana. Ibis 140: 585-590. author
Herremans M. 1998. Conservation status of birds in Botswana in relation to land use. Biological Conservation 86: 139-160. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1998. A Greater Kestrel (Falco rupicoloides) in the southwestern Cape. Promerops 234 (July 1988): 9. Underhill L.G., Herremans M., Navarro R.A. & Harrison J.A. 1998. Where do Palearctic migrant passerines concentrate in southern Africa during the austral summer ? In: Spina, F; & Grattarola, A. (eds.). Proceedings of the 1st Meeting of the European Ornithologists' Union. Biologia e conservazione della fauna (Biol. Cons. Fauna) 102: 168-174. author
Herremans M. 1999. Biannual complete moult in the Black-chested Prinia Prinia flavicans. Ibis 141: 115-124. author
Herremans M. 1999. Waterbird diversity, density, communities and seasonality in the Kalahari Basin, Botswana. Journal of Arid Environments 43: 319-350. author
Herremans M., Philogene D., Underhill G.D., Raijmakers J.M.H., Underhill L.G., Johnson D., Bernitz H., Bernitz Z., Bowker M.B., De Beer S.J. 1999. Description of a new taxon brookei of Levaillant's Cisticola Cisticola tinniens from the Western Cape, South Africa. Ostrich 70: 164-172. author
Herremans M. 2000. The 'chaotic' flight feather moult of the Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus. Bird Study 47: 332-343. author
Herremans M. 2000. Cases of serial descendant primary moult (Staffelmauser) in the Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus. Ringing & Migration 20: 15-18. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 2000. Land use and the conservation status of raptors in Botswana. Biological Conservation 94: 31-41. author
Herremans M. 2001. Age-related differences in abundance and habitat occupation of Steppe Buzzards, Buteo buteo vulpinus, in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. Ostrich 72 (1-2): 105-108. author
Herremans M. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 2001. Roadside abundance of raptors in the Western Cape Province, South Africa; a three-decade comparison. Ostrich 72 (1-2): 96-100. in: Harrison J.A., Allan D.G., Underhill L.G., HerremansM., Tree A.J., Parker V. & Brown C.J. 1997. The atlas of southern African Birds. Vols. 1 & 2. pp. 1600. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa. author
Herremans M., Brewster C. & Herremans D. 1992. Migrant phenology in Botswana. Babbler 24: 37-46. author
Herremans M., Brown C.J., Borello W.D. & Herremans-Tonnoeyr D. 1993. The abundance of European Rollers Coracias garrulus in Botswana and Namibia. Ostrich 64: 93-94. author
Herremans M. 1994. Major concentration of River Warblers Locustella fluviatilis wintering in northern Botswana. Bulletin British Ornithologists' Club 114: 24-26. author
Herremans M. 1994. Fifteen years of migrant phenology records in Botswana: a summary and prospects. Babbler 28: 47-68. author
Herremans M. 1994. Partial migration in the Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus in southeastern Botswana. Ostrich 65: 79-85. author
Herremans M., Herremans-Tonnoeyr D., Pryce E. & Spottiswoode C.N. 1994. Mortality of swallows and swifts in the Okavango during a mega cold spell. Babbler 28: 16-17. author
Herremans M., Joos-Vandewalle M. & Borello W.D. 1996. The status of the Woollynecked Stork Ciconia episcopus in Botswana. Ostrich 67: 80-83. author
Herremans M. 1998. Monitoring the world population of the Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor on the nonbreeding grounds in southern Africa. Journal für Ornithologie 139: 485-493. author

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