Mutton Birds

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Subject: Mutton Birds
From: "Bryan Groom" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 07:13:01 +0200
Hi all,
As a recent South African subscriber, I have enjoyed following various posts on 
this forum. I particularly enjoyed the recent contributions on the Mutton Bird, 
and funnily enough, while browsing through an Australian publication last 
night, - A Treasury of Australian Wildlife, a selection of contributions from 
the magazine The Australian Museum - came across a contibution authored by 
Allen Keast entitled Mutton-birds. Of particular interest, was the story of 
'The Bird of Providence' of Norfolk Island (Pterodroma melanopus) about which 
most history, romance and (from the viewpoint of the bird) tragedy have been 
If anyone interested in reading the contribution, I will scan and send it to 
you off list.

Kind regards,

Bryan Groom

Edenvale, Gauteng,
South Africa

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