Our next talk is coming up soon, on Thursday 7th December, when Dr Anthony Lowney from Hartpury University will talk about the tiny African Pygmy Falcon – Africa’s smallest bird of prey. Anthony spent seven years in South Africa where he carried out his PhD and post-doc at the University of Cape Town and in the Kalahari where he studied birds and bird nests in arid environments.
One species that Anthony studied in detail is the African Pygmy Falcon, as part of a research team that had followed a population of up to 40 territories since 2011, and he will share his knowledge of this charismatic but understudied species. Anthony will discuss the falcon’s breeding biology and their rather strange relationship with Sociable Weavers (a species the falcons rely on for their nesting sites).
The venue is again the Royal British Legion Club in Hardwicke, GL2 4QA. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start. There’s a bar; under-18s must be accompanied.
Standard tickets are £7, full-time students £3.50 and under-18s are free.
Online bookings are subject to a small booking fee. If you would rather pay cash on the door, just reply to this email stating how many tickets you would like.
Tickets are available now from Eventbrite (search for ‘GRMG’), by following this link:
The African Pygmy Falcon, with Dr Anthony Lowney Tickets, Thu 7 Dec 2023 at 19:30 | Eventbrite
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