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A checklist of the birds of Seychelles

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 12:22 -- abc_admin
Seychelles Bird Records Committee (A. Skerrett, M. Betts, I. Bullock, D. Fisher, R. Gerlach, R. Lucking, J. Phillips & B. Scott), 2007. Victoria, Seychelles: Seychelles Birds Records Committee. 100pp. Softback. No ISBN. UK£7.97.
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Seychelles is one of the few countries in the ABC region that has an active bird records committee and this publication details the status of the 242 species accepted by the committee to 2007. Distribution by island is given for all species and the seasonality of migrants also presented. Additional chapters include details of ringing recoveries, the history of bird records in Seychelles and those species reported but not yet accepted to the list. The book is printed by, one of the increasing number of internet self-publishing companies. These permit very short print-runs thereby making specialist publications such as this feasible. As Adrian Skerrett, the first author, said in his covering letter, 'if a little place like Seychelles can run a records committee why not just about every country in Africa'. Copies are available from Adrian Skerrett, Hazeley Brook, Keele Road, Keele, Staffs ST5 5AL, UK. Cheques should be made payable to Seychelles Bird Records Committee.

Phil Atkinson

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