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


Authors

CLARE KEATING DALY

Save Our Seas Foundation-D'Arros Research Centre, Rue Philippe Plantamour 20, CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland (clare@saveourseas.com)


Received 1 August 2017, accepted 17 August 2017

Date Pubished: 2017/10/15
Date Online: 2017/10/09


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Citation

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


Key words: Franklin's Gull, First Record, Seychelles


Abstract

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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