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Namibian Familiar Chat Project

Researcher/s: Roy Earle, , ,

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Species: Familiar Chat (Cercomela familiaris)
Location: Alte Kalköfen Lodge, Bethanien District, , Namibia
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Running From: January 2023 - onwards
Ring Type: Legring: 3 colours per bird
Colour Combination: Left leg, metal ring below one colour ring. Right leg, two different colour rings.

The aim of the project is: 1. To generate information on the movements and interactions of individual Familiar Chats around the Lodge complex. 2. To determine the mate fidelity of the breeding pairs. 3. To determine the home ranges and territoriality of this population of Familiar Chats. 4. To gather data on the dispersal of young birds hatched within the study area.