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Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands covers Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Rodrigues, Seychelles and The Comoros Islands.

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Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands, Ian Sinclair & Oliver Langrand, New Holland, Softback.
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Available from mid May 2012. This book is now reprinting and will not be available until May 2012 at the earliest.

The first field guide to illustrate all the 359 regularly encountered species of Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Rodrigues, the Seychelles and the Comoros, many of them endemic to the area. Colour plates by leading bird artists; Norman Arlott, Hilary Burn, Peter Hayman and Ian Lewington. 359 distribution maps. 184 pages.

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Photographic Guide to Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands, Ian Sinclair, Oliver Langrand & Fanja Andriamialisoa, New Holland, Softback.
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A selection of the most commonly encountered and striking bird species of Madagascar, the Seychelles, the Comoros and the Mascarenes. The species accounts cover the bird's appearance, basic behaviour, preferred habitats, and geographical distribution. Each species account enjoys a full page which features a colour photo, distribution map, and text in English and French. 128 pages.

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Birds of Madagascar, Pete Morris & Frank Hawkins, A&C Black, Hardback.
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A photographic field guide to the avifauna of Madagascar. Of 265 species of bird present on the island, no fewer than 108 are endemic and a further 25 are endemic to the Malagasy region. For convenience, text and photographs are arranged on facing pages, and with only two species per page the text is able to deal with all aspects of identification, vocalisations (many of which have not previously been described), habitat and behaviour, range, status and where to locate the species in Madagascar. 328 pages.

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Bird Sounds of Madagascar, F Hawkins & R Ranft, British Library, CD.
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Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is famed for its unique wildlife. This CD covers recordings of 127 species - the majority of which are endemics and includes almost all the species from the four endemic families - Ground Rollers, Mesites, Couas, Asities. Many of them are rare recordings, most have not been previously published. The fully annotated booklet gives details of the location and date of each recording 77 min.

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Bird Sounds of Madagascar, Mayotte, Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Pierre Huguet and Claude Chappuis, Société d'Études Ornithologiques de France, 4 CD set
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Voices of 327 bird species. All recordings are extensively documented in the 115-page booklet (in French and English).

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