African Raptors

The online home of African Raptor interests

African Raptors header image 1

Entries from March 22nd, 2011

Genetics reveal Katiti’s past: An article on the Seychelles Kestrel by Liz Wambui

March 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Raptor Research

Katiti in Creole, crashed to approximately eight individuals since the 1940s before the population recovered, apparently unassisted, a genetics study published in the October 2009 Biological Conservation Journal has revealed. This crash, it is thought, approached the severity of the genetic bottleneck of the Mauritius Kestrel whose numbers reduced to only four known individuals in […]

[Read more →]

Tags: