The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Birds of Ethiopia



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Project title: 
Birds of Ethiopia
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There are a substantial number of Ethiopian bird species, some of them endemic, that often are little-known in terms of distribution, lifestyle and threats. In this project, we are studying selected bird forms both in the field and in the museum.

Two sub-projects deal with endemic francolins, ground-dwelling landfowl species of the mountainous regions of Ethiopia, and the effects of land use and climate change on francolin conservation.