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Archive for January, 2017

Woodchat shrike (Lanius senator) on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch

By Tom Butynski & Yvonne de Jong, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

On 28 December 2016, at ca. 1,800 m asl on the Sinyai Lugga, northern Lolldaiga Hills Ranch, Per Aronsson obtained photographs of an adult male woodchat shrike Lanius senator. This record brings the total number of bird species known to occur on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch to 379.

Pastoralist Landscapes: Archaeology and Ecology in the Lolldaiga Hills

By Oliver Boles, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

A previous blog on (The Archaeo-Ecology of East African Pastoralism, 16 April 2015) described my work on the archaeological site of Maili Sita on northern Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. The site, radiocarbon-dated to between 1500 and 1700 AD, sits atop a low col crossing Six-Mile Ridge and is marked by an expanse of open grassland surrounded by acacia thicket.