"Denyse Cusack" <>
Tue, 03 Oct 2000 16:32:41 EST
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
Hey, be fair, Tim!
Flamingos are in the fossil record from early Miocene, thats close enough
for any field guide, surely?
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