Nov / Dec 2013"
White-winged Flufftail The Ethiopian Connection

In an effort to increase what is known about the elusive White-winged Flufftail, a group of South African researchers headed to Ethiopia to obtain DNA material from the flufftails there.

Tech Spec

Peter Ryan field tests new models in the Zeiss Victory, Conquest and Terra ED range of binoculars, as well as Canon’s 200–400 zoom lens.

Tipping-point Temperatures The science of predicting the future

How can scientists accurately assess how birds will adapt to changing climatic conditions? Andrew McKechnie looks at some of the approaches used in this increasingly important aspect of ornithological research.

Splitting the difference Kimberley’s new pipits

LBJ-guru Faansie Peacock examines the museum evidence of the two Kimberley pipit species described in 1996 and 2002, and questions their validity as good species.