Books and chapters in books

Peer-reviewed papers

Ruvu Weaver (male) and Friedrich Bohndorff, who first collected this bird


Oschadleus HD, Andersson A, Baker NE. 2021. History and biology of the reassigned Ruvu Weaver Ploceus holoxanthus. Scopus 41(1): 1–12.


(the 2020 Ostrich papers have free pdfs (until 50 copies have been used)

Village Weaver colony – see latest paper on colony size variation


Sychra O, Halajian A, Engelbrecht D, Symes CT, Oschadleus HD, de Swardt DH, Papousek I. 2020. Louse-flies (Diptera, Hippoboscidae) of birds from South Africa; prevalence and diversity. African Entomology 28(2):249-261.

Oschadleus HD. 2020. Variation in colony sizes of weavers from a citizen science project. Ostrich 91(2):174-178. [read more about colony sizes here]

Lee ATK, Barnard P, Fraser M, Lennard C, Smit B, Oschadleus HD. 2020. Body mass and condition of a fynbos bird community: investigating impacts of time, weather and raptor abundance from long-term citizen-science datasets. Ostrich 91(2):142–157. [excel table of biometrics is here – click on the first of 3 Supplemental Material files]

Rose S, Thomson RL, Oschadleus HD, Lee ATK. 2020. Summarizing biometrics from the SAFRING database for southern African birds. Ostrich 91(2):169-173.

Jansen DYM, Lloyd P, Oschadleus HD, Altwegg R. 2020. Survival synchronicity in two avian insectivore communities. Ibis 162(3):787-800.


Santoro S, Champagnon J, Kharitonov SP, Zwarts L, Oschadleus D, Mañez M, Samraoui B, Nedjah R, Volponi S, Cano-Alonso LS. 2019. Long-distance Dispersal of the Afro-Eurasian Glossy Ibis From Ring Recoveries. SIS Conservation 1:139–146. [pdf here]

Paijmans DM, Rose S, Oschadleus HD. 2019. Using large-scale citizen science ringing data as a means of calculating maximum longevity in birds. Bothalia 49(1):a2389.

Rose S, Paijmans D, Oschadleus HD. 2019. How Far and How Old: Longevity and Displacement Records from the South African Bird Ringing Scheme for Ardeidae, Threskiornithidae and Ciconiidae. Bothalia 49(1):a2333.

Oschadleus HD. 2019. Raptors breeding on weaver nests in trees and on man-made structures. Ostrich 90(1):85-88.


Oschadleus HD. 2018. Type locality of the Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus (Passeriformes, Ploceidae). ZooTaxa 4524(3): 395-396.

de Swardt DH, Lee A, Butler HJ, Oschadleus HD. 2018. Biometrics and diet of two closely related birds: Karoo Prinia (Prinia maculosa) and Drakensberg Prinia (Prinia hypoxantha). Idago 34(2):125-133.

Oschadleus HD. 2018. Birds adopting weaver nests for breeding in Africa. Ostrich 89(2):131-138.

Rose S, Oschadleus HD. 2018. Longevity summary from 69 years of Estrildidae ringing data in southern Africa. African Zoology 53(1):41-46.


Paijmans DM, Catto S, Oschadleus HD. 2017. SAFRING longevity and movement records for southern African vultures (Subfamilies: Aegypiinae and Gypaetinae). Ostrich 88(2): 163-166.

Oschadleus HD. 2016. Nesting associations between vultures and weavers. Vulture News 70: 3-21.


Bailey IE, Morgan KV, Oschadleus HD, De Ruiter SL, Meddle SL, Healy SD. 2016. Nest-building males trade-off material collection costs with territory value. Emu 116(1): 1-8.


Calder JL, Cumming GS, Maciejewski K, Oschadleus HD. 2015. Urban land use does not limit weaver bird movements between wetlands in Cape Town, South Africa. Biological Conservation 187:230-239.

Oschadleus HD. 2015. First Red-billed Quelea breeding record in the winter rainfall region of South Africa. Ostrich 86(3):295-296.

Oschadleus HD. 2015. White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali (Aves: Ploceidae) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Durban Museum Novitates 37:58-61.


Oschadleus HD, McCarthy A. 2014. Cape sparrows using weaver nests. African Journal of Ecology 53(2):249-252.

Collingham YC, Huntley B, Altwegg R, Barnard P, Beveridge OS, Gregory RD, Mason LR, Oschadleus HD, Simmons RE, Willis SG, Green RE. 2014. Prediction of mean adult survival rates of southern African birds from demographic and ecological covariates. Ibis 156:741-754.

Dean WRJ, Franke U, Joseph G, Gonçalves FM, Mills MSL, Milton SJ, Monadjem A, Oschadleus HD. 2014. Further breeding records for birds (Aves) in Angola. Durban Museum Novitates 36: 1-10.


Oschadleus HD, Aumeeruddy R, Kingma SA. 2013. Longevity of the Seychelles Fody Foudia sechellarum. Ostrich 84: 89-91.

Erni B, Bonnevie BT, Oschadleus HD, Altwegg R, Underhill LG. 2013. moult: An R Package to Analyse Moult in Birds. Journal of Statistical Software 52(8): 1-23.


Bonnevie BT, Oschadleus HD. 2012. Adaptations in primary wing moult of southern African Viduidae and their hosts (Estrildidae). Ostrich 83: 91-98.


Craig AJFK, Bonnevie BT, Oschadleus HD. 2010. Regional patterns in moult and sexual dimorphism of adult Southern Red Bishops Euplectes orix in southern Africa. Ostrich 81:123-128.

Craig AJFK, Bonnevie BT, Oschadleus HD. 2010. Regional patterns in moult and sexual dimorphism of adult Southern Red Bishops Euplectes orix in southern Africa. Ostrich 81:123-128.

Bonnevie BT, Oschadleus HD. 2010. Timing of primary wing moult in sexually dimorphic passerines from the Western Cape of South Africa. Ostrich 81: 59-62.


Oschadleus HD. 2009. An irruption of Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea in the Western Cape province, South Africa. Ostrich 80:193-196.

Oschadleus HD. 2009. Correct name of the Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps. Ostrich 80:121-122.

Oschadleus HD. 2009. Type specimen of Euplectes capensis macrorhynchus (Aves). Annals of the Transvaal Museum 46:113.


Oschadleus HD. 2008. Breeding of Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi. Ostrich 79:107-108.

Oschadleus HD. 2008. Bird nests as roost sites for Kerivoula bats in southern Africa. African Journal of Ecology 46:693-696.

Oschadleus HD, Underhill LG. 2008. Primary moult of adult Red-billed Queleas (Quelea quelea) in southern Africa in relation to patterns of movement. Emu 108:331-339.


Oschadleus HD. 2007. The type-localities of six of Sir Andrew Smith’s Ploceidae specimens. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 127:145-152.


Oschadleus HD, Underhill LG. 2006. Range expansion of the red-billed quelea, Quelea quelea, into the Western Cape, South Africa. S. Afr. J. Sci. 102:12-13.

Oschadleus HD, Underhill LG. 2006. Breeding seasonality and primary moult in weavers in eastern South Africa. Durban Museum Novitates 31: 24-31.

Oschadleus HD, Underhill LG. 2006. Breeding seasonality and primary moult parameters in Euplectes species in South Africa. Ostrich 77:141–151.

Oschadleus HD, Brooks M. 2006. Raptor ringing and recovery report, 2004-05, for southern Africa. Gabar 17(2):14-18.

Barham PJ, Crawford RJM, Underhill LG, Wolfaardt AC, Barham BJ, Dyer BM, Leshoro TM, Meÿer MA, Navarro RA, Oschadleus D, Upfold L, Whittington PA, Williams AJ. 2006. Return to Robben Island of African Penguins that were rehabilitated, relocated or reared in captivity following the Treasure oil spill of 2000. Ostrich 77:202-209.

Cooper J, Oschadleus HD, Underhill LG. 2006. Waders and other coastal birds of Shi Jiu Tuo (“Happy Island”), Bohai Wan, Yellow Sea, China: a potential Ramsar Wetland of International Importance. Wader Study Group Bulletin 110: 67–68.


Oschadleus HD, Osborne T. 2005. Chestnut Weaver Ploceus rubiginosus biometrics and primary moult in Namibia. Ostrich 76:210-215.

Harebottle DM, Jackson C, Oschadleus HD. 2005. Wader ringing in coastal Kenya – results and overview from the first AFRING waterbird ringing course. Wader Study Group Bulletin 106:55-57.


Oschadleus HD. 2004. Sociable Weaver biometrics and primary moult. Ostrich 75:309-316.

Oschadleus HD, Lotz CN. 2004. June counts of waders, waterbirds and seabirds on Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Wader Study Group Bulletin 103:78-80.


Oschadleus D, Underhill L. 2002. Twenty five years of Wood Sandpiper ringing from southern Africa. Wader Study Group Bulletin 99:19-20.


Oschadleus HD. 2001. An updated bibliography of the African Quelea species South African Journal of Science 97:339-340.


Oschadleus HD, Underhill GD, Underhill LG. 2000. Timing of breeding and primary moult of the Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus in the summer and winter rainfall regions of South Africa Ostrich 71:91-94.


Oschadleus HD. 1998. SAFRING raptor ring recoveries: July 1998 to June 1999. Journal of African Raptor Biology 13:52-56.


Oschadleus HD. 1996. Incubation and nestling periods of the Masked Weaver. Ostrich 67:46-47.

Oschadleus HD, Vogel JC, Scott L. 1996. Radiometric date for the Port Durnford peat and development of yellow-wood forest along the South African east coast. South African Journal of Science 92:43-45.


Oschadleus HD. 1995. Structure and function in Cape Weaver nests. Ostrich 66:98-100.


Heyraud M, Cherry RD, Oschadleus HD, Augustyn CJ, Cherry MI, Sealy JC. 1994. Polonium-210 and lead-210 in edible molluscs from near the Cape of Good Hope: Sources of variability in polonium-210 concentrations. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 24:253-272.


Tobias PV, Vogel JC, Oschadleus HD, Partridge TC, McKee JK. 1993. New isotopic and sedimentological measurements of the Thabaseek deposits (South Africa) and the dating of the Taung hominid. Quaternary Research 40:360-367.


Oschadleus HD. 1988. Incubation period of the Masked Weaver. Ostrich 59:42.

A2. Books and chapters in books

Oschadleus HD, Dowsett RJ, Dickinson EC. 2011. South African Quarterly Journal. Pp246-247. In Dickinson 2011b, Priority! The dating of scientific names in ornithology.

Ward VL, Oschadleus HD, Underhill LG. 2007. Primary moult of the Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus vetula in the Western Cape, South Africa. Ch 24 in: S.P. Kirkman (ed.) 2007. Final Report of the BCLME (Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem) Project on Top Predators as Biological Indicators of Ecosystem Change in the BCLME. Avian Demography Unit, Cape Town.

Oschadleus HD. 2006. Logistics of a migration atlas project for a small ringing scheme: the waterbird migration atlas of southern Africa. Waterbirds around the world, p590-594.

Oschadleus HD. 2006. Waterbird ringing in Africa. Waterbirds around the world, p257-262.

Oschadleus HD & Brooks M. 2006. Cape Gannet Morus capensis movements in Africa Waterbirds around the world, p777-778.

Hockey PAR, Dean WRJ, Ryan PG (eds). 2005. Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th ed. John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town, Cape Town: Species texts for Southern Masked-Weaver, Village Weaver, Lesser Masked-Weaver, Thick-billed Weaver, Red-headed Weaver.

Fry CH, Keith S (eds). 2004. Birds of Africa. Vol 7. Helm, London: Species texts for Southern Masked-Weaver (p145-148), Lesser Masked-Weaver (p142-145), Thick-billed Weaver (p198-201), Red-headed Weaver (97-100), Katanga Masked-Weaver (p151-152), Lake Lufira Weaver (p152-153), Tanzania Masked-Weaver (p150-151).

Oschadleus HD. 2001. Bibliography of the African quelea species. Cape Town: Avian Demography Unit.

De Beer SJ, Lockwood GM, Raijmakers JHFA, Raijmakers JMH, Scott WA, Oschadleus HD & Underhill LG. 2000. ADU Guide 5. SAFRING bird ringing manual. Cape Town: Avian Demography Unit
(revised edition 2001).

Underhill LG, Tree AJ, Oschadleus HD, Parker V. 1999. Review of ring recoveries of waterbirds in southern Africa Cape Town: Avian Demography Unit.

Oatley, TB, Oschadleus, HD, Navarro, RA & Underhill, LG. 1998. Review of ring recoveries of birds of prey in southern Africa: 1948-1998 Johannesburg: Endangered Wildlife Trust.