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PAPER: Birds of Boe in Guinea-Bissau

2014-10-13 (580)

Guilherme JL. 2014. Birds of the Boe region, south-east Guinea-Bissau, including the first country records of Chestnut-backed Sparrow Lark Eremopterix leucotis, Lesser Striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica and Heuglin's Wheatear Oenanthe heuglini. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 21(2):155-168.

Approx. study area (red marker) in Guinea-Bissau

The author surveyed the Boe region in 16-22 Jan and 4-15 Feb 2013, which was the middle of the dry season. 170 bird species were recorded, including 8 weavers, as listed below. The encounter rate per species is also shown (birds seen per 10 hours).

Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver, 1.1/10h
Little Weaver, 0.3/10h
Black-necked Weaver, 1.0/10h
Village Weaver, 60.0/10h
Red-billed Quelea, 4.0/10h
Black-winged Bishop, 3.8/10h
Northern Red Bishop, 2.8/10h
Yellow-mantled Widowbird, 0.3/10h