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Anthony van Zyl
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Anthony van Zyl

   Biography

Anthony has a MSc degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research work has centered around the study the Rock Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) but has also been involved with research on barbets and bird communication. Anthony worked for 5 years as Curator of Birds at the Transvaal Museum with Dr Alan Kemp. Anthony is a member of the Western Cape Raptor Research Programme of the University of Cape Town.
Where his work on the population dynamics of the Rock Kestrel forms part of the programme on monitoring the raptors on the Cape Peninsula, Anthony is also the co-ordinator of the Migrating Kestrel Project, one of the conservation projects of the Birds of Prey Working Group of the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

Independent researcher
56 Glenhurst Rd  Welcome Glen
Cape Town,  Western Cape Province  7975  South Africa
Phone: +27 21 7810230
Email: anthony@kestreling.com


   Research Interests

All aspects of kestrel biology worldwide.
Specifically, kestrels in Africa, including the Rock Kestrel of southern Africa and in particular on the Cape Peninsula.
Co-ordinator of the Migrating Kestrel Project, one of the conservation projects of the Birds of Prey Working Group of the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
Maintain a kestrel web site called www.kestreling.com

Species of Interest: 
  • Rock Kestrel
  • Amur Falcon
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Fox Kestrel
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • Rock Kestrel
  • Common Kestrel


   Publications

Jenkins, A., and A. van Zyl. 2002. Home on the range: raptor riches of the Cape Peninsula. Africa -- Birds & Birding 7:38-46.

Jenkins, A.R., and A.J. van Zyl. 2005. Conservation status and community structure of cliff-nesting raptors and ravens on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Ostrich 76:175-184.

Kemp, A., and A. van Zyl. 1998. Co-operative breeding by Collared Falconets Microhierax caerulescens. Forktail 13:131-132.

van Zyl, A.J. 1991. Unusual falcon hunting behaviour. Gabar 6:68.

van Zyl, A.J. 1991. Rock Kestrel eats fallen chick. Gabar 6:72.

van Zyl, A.J. 1992. Do breeding pairs of Martial Eagles hold 'super normal' territories? Gabar 7:9-10.

van Zyl, A.J. 1992. Reply to Hustler. Gabar 7:47-48.

van Zyl, A.J. 1993. (Abstract) Aspects of the foraging and breeding ecology of the Southern African Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus rupicolus. Gabar 8:42.

van Zyl, A.J. 1993. Aspects of the foraging and breeding ecology of the Southern African Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus rupicolus. M.Sc. thesis. Universioty of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

van Zyl, A.J. 1994. A comparison of the diet of the Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus in South Africa and Europe. Bird Study 41:124-130.

van Zyl, A.J. 1994. Sex-related local movement in adult Rock Kestrels in the eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Wilson Bulletin 106:145-148.

van Zyl, A.J. 1999. Breeding biology of the Common Kestrel in southern Africa (32S) compared to studies in Europe (53N). Ostrich 70:127-132.

van Zyl, A.J. 2000. Can the Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus provision increased broods in a mid-latitude environment: Pp. 543-558 in R.D. Chancellor and B.-U. Meyburg (eds.), Raptors at risk. World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin, and Hancock House, Blaine, WA.

van Zyl, A.J. 2005. Rock Kestrel Falco tinnunculus. Pp. 264-265 in J.A. Harrison, D.G. Allan, L.G. Underhill, M. Herremans, A.J. Tree, V. Parker, and C.J. Brown (eds.), The atlas of southern African birds. Vol. 1. Non-passerines. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

van Zyl, A. 2006. Putting Africa on the map: the migrating kestrel project. Africa -- Birds & Birding 11:28.

Van Zyl, A. 2007. Counting kestrels. Africa -- Birds & Birding 12:15.

van Zyl, A.J., and D.G. Allan. 1994. Evidence for seasonal movements by Rock Kestrels Falco tinnunculus and Lanner Falcons F. biarmicus in South Africa. Ostrich 65:111-121.

van Zyl, A.J., G. Amutete, and S.T. Newton. 1998. Why are Kenyan Common Kestrels Falco tinnunculus rufescens so scarce? Clues from Lake Baringo. Scopus 20:39-42.

van Zyl, A.J., G. Amutete, and S.T. Newton. 1999. Raptors and other birds associated with the Lake Baringo cliffs, Kenya. EANHS Bulletin 29:9-12.

van Zyl, A.J., and S.T. Newton. 1996. Flocking of Greater Kestrels and Rock Kestrels during the non-breeding season. Journal of African Raptor Biology 11:18-19.



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