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First Record of Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan for Seychelles.




DALY, C.K. 2017. First Record of Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan for Seychelles.. Marine Ornithology 45: 223 - 224

Received 1 August 2017, accepted 17 August 2017

Date Published: 2017/10/15
Date Online: 2017/10/09
Key words: Franklin's Gull, First Record, Seychelles


Franklin's Gulls Leucophaeus pipixcan breed in north-central North America, migrating to waters off western South America to spend the boreal winter. On 7 May 2017, a Franklin's Gull was recorded on D'Arros Island, the Republic of Seychelles. This is the first record of this species in Seychelles and the second for the Indian Ocean.


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