Peer-reviewed Publications Authored & Co-Authored By Sidney Shema

  • James Bradley, Sidney Shema, Jaap Gijsbersen. 2023. The occurrence and status of black-and-white Puffinus shearwaters on the Kenyan and Tanzanian coasts, with the first specimen records of Persian Shearwater P. persicus persicus. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 143 (1): 74-84. Read Here
  • Michael Brooks, Sanjo Rose, Res Altwegg, Alan TK Lee, Henk Nel, Ulf Ottosson, Ernst Retief, Chevonne Reynolds, Peter G Ryan, Sidney Shema, Talatu Tende, Les G Underhill, and Robert L Thomson. 2022. The African Bird Atlas Project: a description of the project and BirdMap data-collection protocol. Ostrich, DOI: 10.2989/00306525.2022.2125097. Read Here
  • James E. Bradley, Donald A. Turner, Thibaut Chansac, Sidney Shema, Brian Finch. 2022. Field characters, taxonomy and distribution of the ‘buff-bellied’ forms of the Grey Penduline Tit Anthoscopus caroli (Sharpe) in East Africa. Scopus 42 (2): 23-37. Read Here
  • Alan Tristram Kenneth Lee, Ulf Ottosson, Colin Jackson, Sidney Shema, and Chevonne Reynolds. 2021. Urban areas have lower species richness, but maintain functional diversity: insights from the African Bird Atlas Project. Ostrich. DOI: 10.2989/00306525.2021.1902876. Read Here
  • Barlow, C. R., Reading, R. P., Shema, S., Maude, G. 2020. Homogeneity in cranial biometrics and bill morphology is verified by measurements from The Gambia, Botswana and Kenya in the case of the putative sub-species of the highly commensal Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus monachus and non-commensal Necrosyrtes monachus pileatus. Vulture News 78 (1). Read Here
  • Sidney Shema. 2019. Current status of diurnal breeding raptors in the greater Athi-Kaputiei Ecosystem, southern Kenya: an assessment of abundance, distribution and key areas in need of conservation. Scopus 39 (1): 44-59. Read Here
  • Sidney Shema and Peter Njoroge. 2018. Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti at Lake Turkana – the fourth record of the species for Kenya. Scopus 38 (2): 18. Read Here

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