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Lily-Arison Rene de Roland
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Lily-Arison Rene de Roland

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National Director

The Peregrine Fund Madagascar Project
lot VR 58 Ter Fenomanana,Mahazoarivo  B.P. 4113
Antananarivo,  Antananarivo  101  Madagascar
Phone: 261 20 215 46/ 0320232484 Fax: 261 20 215 46
Email: pfundmad@wanadoo.mg


   Research Interests

Research on biology and ecology of birds.
Birds community inventories.
Corridor studies on birds.
Impact of habitat fragmentation on birds.
Studies of the Madagascar Red Owl and Madagascar Long-eared Owl.
All research related on animal ecology.

Species of Interest: 
  • Madagascar Cuckoo Hawk
  • Madagascar Fish-eagle
  • Frances's Sparrowhawk
  • Madagascar Serpent-eagle
  • Madagascar Sparrowhawk
  • Henst's Goshawk
  • Banded Kestrel
  • Madagascar Kestrel
  • Madagascar Harrier


   Publications

Benjara, A. L.A., Rene de Roland, M.Rakotondratsima, A. Andrianarimisa, G. Razafimanjato. 2017. [Discovery of the nest building of the Madagascar Serpent Eagle (Eutriorchis astur) in the Protected Area of Bemanevika, northwest of Madagascar]. Malagasy Nature 12. Pages 51-58       pdf

Rabearivony, J., A.P. Raselimanana, M.A. Andriamazava, R. Thorstrom, and L.-A. Rene de Roland. 2010. A new locality for the endangered microhylid frog Scaphiophryne boribory from northern Madagascar and a rapid survey of other amphibians of the Bemanevika region. Herpetology Notes 3:105-109.        pdf

René de Roland,L.-A. 2010. Madagascar Buzzard (Buteo brachypterus) nest in association with the colonial-nesting Sakalava Weaver (Ploceus sakalava). Malagasy Nature 4:65-66.       pdf

René de Roland, L.-A., and R. Thorstrom. 2010. First record of Torotoroka Scops Owl Otus madagascariensis nesting on the ground. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 16:87-88.        pdf

René de Roland, L.-A., R. Thorstrom, G. Razafimanjato, M.P.H. Rakotondratsima, T.R.A. Andriamalala, and The Seing Sam. 2009. Surveys, distribution and current status of the Madagascar Harrier Circus macrosceles in Madagascar. Bird Conservation International 19:309-322. the Madagascar Harrier Circus macrosceles in Madagascar        pdf

Rene de Roland, L., T.S. Sam, M. P.H. Rakotondratsima, and R. Thorstrom. 2007. Rediscovery of the Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) in northern Madagascar. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 14:171-174.        pdf

Watson, R.T., L. Rene de Roland, J. Rabearivony, and R. Thorstrom. 2007. Community-based wetland conservation protects endangered species in Madagascar: lessons from science and conservation. Banwa 4(1):83-97.        pdf

René de Roland, L.-A., J. Rabearivony, H. Robenarimangason, G. Razafimanjato, and R. Thorstrom. 2005. Breeding biology and food habits of the Madagascar Kestrel (Falco newtoni) in northeastern Madagascar. Journal of Raptor Research 39: 149-155.       pdf

René de Roland, L.-A., J. Rabearivony, and R. Thorstrom. 2005. Breeding biology and diet of Banded Kestrels Falco zoniventris on Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar. Ostrich 76: 32-36.       pdf

René de Roland, L.-A., J. Rabearivony, I. Randriamanga, and R. Thorstrom. 2004. Nesting biology and diet of the Madagascar Harrier (Circus macrosceles) in Ambohitantely Special Reserve, Madagascar. Journal of Raptor Research 38: 256-262.       pdf

Rene de Roland, L.-A. 2004. Observations of nest building and courtship behavior or the Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 11(1):42-43.       pdf

René de Roland, L.-A. 2001. Comparison of the food habits of three Accipiter species in the humid forest of northeast Madagascar. Ostrich Supplement 15: 206-209.

René de Roland, L.-A. 2000. Breeding biology of France's Sparrowhawk Accipiter francesii in a lowland rainforest in northeastern Madagascar. Ostrich 71: 332-335.

René de Roland, L.-A. 2000. Contribution to the biology, ecology and ethology of three species of Accipiter on the Masoala Peninsula. Ph.D. Dissertation. Universite d'Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar.

René de Roland, L.-A. 2000. Breeding biology of Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii on Masoala Peninsula, northeastern Madagascar. Pp. 107-112 in: R. D. Chancellor and B.-U. Meyburg (eds.), Raptors at risk. World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Hancock House, Berlin/Blaine, WA.

Thorstrom, R. and L.-A. René de Roland. 2000. Status and conservation of raptors on the Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar. Pp. 35-41 in: R. D. Chancellor and B.-U. Meyburg (eds.), Raptors at Risk. World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Hancock House, Berlin and Blaine, WA.

Thorstrom, R. and L.-A. René de Roland. 2000. First nest description, breeding behaviour and distribution of the Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriorchis astur. Ibis 142: 217-224.

René de Roland, L.-A. 1999. Comparative study of the food habits of three species of Accipiter on the Masoala Peninsula. Pp. 54-60 in: A. Andrianarimisa (ed.), Wetlands Conservation Project in Madagascar: biodiversity conservation towards community management of the Manambolomaty Lakes: progress report V. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

Thorstrom, R. and L.-A. René de Roland. 1999. First nest description, breeding behavior and diet of the Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriochis astur. Newsletter of the World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls 27-28: 12-15.

Thorstrom, R. and L.-A. René de Roland. 1999. First discovery of the nest, reproduction and distribution of the Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriorhis astur. Working Group on Birds in the Madagascar Region Newsletter 9: 3-13.

Thorstrom, R. and L.-A. René de Roland. 1999. The first discovery of the nest, the reproduction and the distribution of the Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriochis astur. Pp. 43-53 in: A. Andrianarimisa (ed.), Wetlands Conservation Project in Madagascar: biodiversity conservation towards community management of the Manambolomaty Lakes: progress report V. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

Goodman,S., L.-A. René de Roland, and R. Thornstrom. 1998. Predation on Wooly Lemur Avahi langer, Blue Coua Coua caerulea, and other birds by Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii in Madagascar. Lemur News.

Robenarimangason, H. and L.-A. René de Rolland. 1998. Notes on nesting Madagascar Kestrels Falco newtoni on Masoala Peninsula, NE Madagascar. Working Group on Birds in the Madagascar Region Newsletter 8: 20-21.

Thorstrom, R. and L.-A. René de Roland. 1997. Madagascar Serpent-eagle: current status on Masoala Peninsula. Pp. 143-147 in: R. T. Watson (ed.), Masoala Project: use of raptors and other avifauna for conservation, monitoring and evaluation of rain forest on Masoala Peninsula. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

René de Roland, L.-A., R. Thorstrom, and R. T. Watson. 1997. Breeding records and nestling predation of Henst's Goshawk on Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar. Pp. 161-164 in: R. T. Watson (ed.), Masoala Project: use of raptors and other avifauna for conservation monitoring and evaluation of rain forest on Masoala Peninsula. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

René de Roland, R. Thorstrom, and R. T. Watson. 1997. Breeding records and nestling predation of Henst's Goshawk on Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar. Ostrich 67: 168-170.

René de Roland, L.-A. 1994. Inventory of raptors, used as indicators in the western portion of the Masoala Peninsula. M.Sc., Universite d'Antananarivo, Madagascar.

René de Roland, L.-A. 1992. Relative abundance of birds of prey compared between primary forest and human modified forest. Pp. 65-72 in: Watson, R. T. (ed.), Progress Report 1, 1991 and 1992. Madagascar Project: an integrated program for development of local capacity for conservation of natural resources. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

René de Roland, L.-A. and R. T. Watson. 1992. Tests of diurnal raptor survey technique. Pp. 55-59 in: R. T. Watson (ed.), Progress report 1, 1991 and 1992. Madagascar Project: an integrated program for development of local capacity for conservation of natural resources. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.



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