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Exeter Intrepid Explorer's talks are in partnership with University of Exeter Global Systems Institute and are held on the last Thursday of each month at 6.15pm at Exeter Phoenix. Free Ticketed Entry.

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Mozambique’s forgotten ‘sky-islands’

Time: 31 May | 6.15 - 7.15pm 

Location: Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS

In the Niassa province, the ‘Njesi Plateau’ has seen virtually no scientific study, so its forests are little known. In November 2017, Sam Jones’ team set about to understand its biological value. They discovered the presence of large numbers of highly range-restricted species and several new species to science. There was work on the rare Mozambican Tailorbird, a bird known to inhabit the area but that few people had seen prior to the visit. Sam will recount the tale of the expedition, its findings, and the unique value of the country’s mountains, also highlighting how much there is still to learn in this vast and fascinating region.


Sam Jones is an ornithologist studying the behaviour and physiology of tropical montane songbirds in the cloud forests of Honduras, Central America. His work focuses on the tropics, where he has investigated the world’s rarest birds and leading ornithological work on biodiversity assessment expeditions.


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