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THE ART OF DECEPTION BY THE BROOD PARASITES OF SOUTH AFRICA

Happening on the 15th June 2017

(This talk forms part of the FynArts Festival in Hermanus).

This richly illustrated presentation by Dr Anton Odendal focuses on families of Southern African birds that do not incubate their eggs or rear their chicks. This facinating talk reveals the strategies these birds use to deceive the host species. Whilst many are aware of the devious plans that cuckoos make to out-smart their hosts, very few know about whydas and honeyguides and their distinct strategies. Recent revelations on counter strategies by the host species will also be highlighted. This ‘strange, but true’ phenomenon emphasises the beauty of Mother Nature at work.

Date: Thursday 15 June

Time: 11:00

Venue: United Church. Hermanus

Tickets: R75 (early bird) / R85 (full price) 

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African Cuckoo. Image by Anton
Great Spotted Cuckoo with starling host

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown-backed Honeybird. Image by Carin Malan

 

 

 

Lesser Honeyguide. Image by Anton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pin-tailed Whydah. Image by Anton

 

 

 

 

Shaft-tailed Whydah. Image by Anton

 

 

 

 

 


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