Film screening: The Secret Life of the Circler
The Secret Life of the Circler – directed by claudio velasquez rojas, produced by homebrew fiLms and jaco Loubser
venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Dr Robert Simmons, from the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology at UCT, is involved in a 10-year ecological and satellitetagging study of Black Harriers. The globally vulnerable Black Harrier is unusual among raptors in that adult birds rarely return to their nest sites to breed. This suggests either a highly nomadic lifestyle or high mortality. To determine where breeding adult birds disperse to, five birds were fitted and followed with 12.5 solar-powered transmitters between 2008 and 2010. Three of the birds remained relatively close (60–100 km) to their breeding grounds in the Western Cape’s coast core regions during the summer non-breeding season. This DVD includes extra footage shot during the filming of this segment by chief photographer Claudio Velasquez Rojas. Screened courtesy of HOMEBREW FILMS.
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