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Subject: Flamingo
From: "Tim Dolby" <>
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2000 16:40:43 +1100
While of the topic of Morcombe, the inclusion of a picture (as opposed to a 
simple reference) of a Flamingo in his Field Guide to Australian Birds is 
somewhat audacious - well done!

If you consider that the only recording of a Flamingo is a single record in the 
Cocos Islands you might ask why include a picture at all? Indeed there are 
numerous once-only birds that do not receive this same honour. The answer I 
suppose lies in the aesthetic production of a field guide. Imagine the delight 
of the artist when he discovered "le flamant rose", arguably one the world most 
attractive and interesting birds, had been seen in Australian territories!


Tim Dolby
RMIT Publishing - RMIT University
Phone: (03) 9925 8271
Fax: (03) 9925 8134

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