The Birds of Morocco

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The book has been reviewed in the following journals:

  • Birding World 16: 483 (Bryan Bland)
  • Bull. African Bird Club 11: 67 (Chris Bowden)
  • British Birds 97: 49 (Pete Combridge)
  • Ibis 146: 378-379 (Mindy Baha el Din)
  • Birdwatch 13: 50 (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Alauda 71: 485 (Paul Isenmann)
  • Ornithos 11: 132-133 (Jean-Marc Thiollay)
  • Revue d’Ecologie (Terre & Vie) 59: 516 (Christian Erard)
  • Nos Oiseaux 52: 61 (P. Rapin)
  • L’Oiseau Magazine 74: 75 (Philippe Dubois)
  • Aves Ichnusae 6: 55-56 (Marcello Grussu)
  • Birdguides http://www.birdguides.com/birdnews/article.asp?a=365 (Dave Gosney)
  • Ostrich 75: 184-185 (W.R.J. Dean)
  • Dutch Birding 27: 261 (Arnoud van den Berg)
  • Journal of Field Ornithology 76: 314-315 (Andy J. Green)
  • The Auk 122: 1303-1305 (Emil K. Urban)
  • Ardeola 52: 181-182 (J.C. Atienza)

AUTHORS’ ADDRESS

  • The authors’ addresses are missing in the book. They have been removed from the bottom of the ‘Preface’ at the page setting stage. They are as follow:
    Michel Thévenot
    École Pratique des Hautes Études
    Univ. Montpellier 2
    Place E. Bataillon
    F-34095, Montpellier Cedex 5
    France
    Rae Vernon
    16, Orchid Meadow
    Pwllmeyric
    Chepstow, Gwent
    NP16 6HP, Wales
    UK
    Patrick Bergier
    4, Avenue Folco de Baroncelli
    F-13210, Saint Rémy de Provence
    France

CORRECTIONS – AMENDMENTS

COVER

On the back cover, at the penultimate line of Michel Thevenot’s resume, the name of the laboratory is wrong and should be altered into ‘Laboratoire de Biogéographie et écologie des Vertébrés’ (not ‘Laboratoire d’Ecologie et de Biogéographie des Vertébrés’).
On the inside front and back covers, the legend of the map on geographic divisions and subdivisions should have been the one with abridged names (which are used in the systematic list). Conversely, on the ‘Figure 4 – Geographical divisions and subdivisions’ page 13, the names of divisions and subdivisions should have been the full names (which are used in the introductory chapters).

SYSTEMATIC LIST

  • Page 42, Great Northern Diver. In November 1986 at the Souss estuary, the Great Northern Diver was first found by B. Bland on 15, then subsequently seen by N. Redman on 20 Nov (B. Bland in litt.)
  • Page 69, Western Reef (Egret) Heron. The right Spanish name is Garceta dimorfa (not Garcetta dimorfa).
  • Page 72, Great White Egret. The record at the Smir estuary is Jan 1994 (MWC94) and not Jan 1995 (MWC95).
  • Page 91, (Greater) White-fronted Goose. Second line: the sentence referring to the record at Merzouga lake is to be completed as follow: single adult at Merzouga lake, 29-30 March 1987 (T. Gullick and I. Elosegui et al)
  • Page 93, Brent Goose. The record at Khnifiss lagoon, 3 May 1994, comes from Ph. Geniez & P. Soto in MRBC95 (instead of P. Geniez in GOMAC94). In addition, the record at Oualidia in 1992 is from 24 Jan to 1 Feb (instead of 4 Jan – 1 Feb), and concerns an immature bird.
  • Page 127, Short-toed Eagle is monotypic
  • Page 206, Jack Snipe. The scientific name Lymnocryptes minimus, should not be in bold.
  • Page 206, Long-billed Dowitcher. In November 1987 at the Souss estuary, the Long-billed Dowitcher was first recorded on 14 Nov, not on 16 (B. Bland in litt.)
  • Page 257, Little Tern. Under Breeding/Nesting data (third line) the sentence referring to Young is to be altered as follow : « Newly hatched young recorded at Skhirat from late May (not from mid May !) to early Aug (Beaubrun 1981)… »
  • Page 302, (European) Bee-eater is monotypic
  • Page 310 last line, the heading ‘Breeding’ should appear at the beginning of the following page (i.e. page 311)
  • Page 338, White/Pied Wagtail. Read yarrellii instead of yarrelli
  • Page 365, (Common) Blackbird. Read mauretanicus instead of mauritanicus
  • Pages 404 and 462, Wallcreeper. Read Treparriscos instead of Traparriscos
  • Page 409, Southern Grey Shrike. Second line on top of the page, read (L. m. meridionalis ?) instead of (L. e. meridionalis ?)

COLOUR PLATES

  • Plate 20, caption: alter Jel Ayachi into Jbel Ayachi

APPENDIX 2 – List of ommitted species

The record of Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis – Petit Blongios) must be removed from Appendix 2 following the information passed by N.H. Lorentzen (in litt. 3 Feb 2004). It was just a matter of confusion in names, and the bird seen by A.H. Qvale at Massa on 26 March 1988 was a Little Bittern (I. minutus). There is no Moroccan record of Least Bittern.

APPENDIX 4 – Gazetteer

  • Page 511, under Waougoulzat, Jbel Central High Atlas (VI.3), the correct latitude is 31°37’N, not 34°37’N. The longitude is right.

REFERENCES

  • Stresemann, E. 1943. Die Sahara als Durchzugsgebiet… The issue date is 1944 and not 1943.
  • Stresemann, E. 1948. Read … Orn. Ber. (= Ornithologische berichte Heidelberg) instead of Orn. Beob.
  • Vernon, J.D.R. 1973. Read … Alauda 41: 101-109 instead of … Alauda 16: 101-109.

Several references do not appear in the book. Please add the following, at the end of the ‘Reference’ section:

  • Witt, H.H., Crespo, J., Juana, E. de, & Varela, J.M. 1981. Comparative feeding ecology of Audouin’s Gull Larus audouinii and the Herring Gull L. argentatus in the Mediterranean. Ibis 123: 519-526.
  • Witt, H.H., Juana, E. de, Varela, J.M. & Marti, R. 1983. Der Fischadler Pandion haliaetus auf den Chafarinas Inseln (Nordost Morokko). Angaben zur Brut und Ernährung. Vogelwelt 104: 168-175.
  • Witt, H.H., Stemplel, N., Juana, E. de & Varela, J.M. 1982. Geschlechtsunterschiede bei der Korallenmöwe (Larus audouinii) nach meßbaren Merkmalen. Vogelwarte 31: 457-460.
  • Wood, B. 1982. The trans-Saharan spring migration of Yellow Wagtails (Motacilla flava). J. Zool. London 197: 267-283.
  • Wood, B. 1989. Comments on Bairlein’s hypothesis of trans-Saharan migration by short stages with stopovers. Ringing & Migration 10: 48-52.
  • Wood, N.A. 1975. Habitat preference and behaviour of Crested Coots in winter. Brit. Birds 68: 116-118.
  • Wymenga, E., Engelmoer, M., Smit, C.J. & Van Spanje, T.M. 1990. Geographical breeding origin and migration of waders wintering in West Africa. Ardea 78: 83-112.
  • Yésou, P. 1993. Le Grand Cormoran Phalacrocorax carbo: une systématique controversée. Bull. mens. ONC 178: 8-11.
  • Yésou, P. & Paterson, A.M. 1999. Puffin yelkouan et Puffin des Baléares: une ou deux espèces? Ornithos 6: 20-31.
  • Yésou, P., Paterson, A.M., Mackrill, E.J. & Bourne, W.R.P. 1990. Plumage variation and identification of the Yelkouan Shearwater. Brit. Birds 83: 299-319.
  • Yus Ramos, R. & Cabo Hernández, J.M. 1986. Guía de la naturaleza de la región de Melilla. Associación Socio Cultural del Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Melilla. 431 pp.
  • Zedlitz, O. von 1913. Sur Houbara undulata. Rev. franç. Orn. 5: 18-19.
  • Zedlitz, O. von 1926. Einige Notizen über den Beginn der Brutzeiten in Nord-Afrika. Beitr. Fortpf. Biol. Vögel 2: 25-28, 58-64, 88-91.
  • Zink, G. 1973. Der Zug europäischer Singvögel. Ein Atlas der Wiederfunde beringter Vögel. 1 Lieferung. Vogelzug-Verlag Möggingen.
  • Zink, G. 1975. Der Zug europäischer Singvögel. Ein Atlas der Wiederfunde beringter Vögel. 2 Lieferung. Vogelzug-Verlag Möggingen.
  • Zink, G. 1981. Der Zug europäischer Singvögel. Ein Atlas der Wiederfunde beringter Vögel. 3 Lieferung. Vogelzug-Verlag Möggingen.
  • Zink, G. 1985. Der Zug europäischer Singvögel. Ein Atlas der Wiederfunde beringter Vögel. 4 Lieferung. Vogelzug-Verlag Möggingen.
  • Zink, G. & Bairlein, F. 1995. Der Zug europäischer Singvögel. Ein Atlas der Wiederfunde beringter Vögel. Band III (Lieferung 5) Fringillidae, Passeridae, Sturnidae. Aula-Verlag Wiesbaden.
  • Zotier R., Thibault, J.C. & Guyot, I. 1992. Known population and distribution of cormorants, shearwaters and storm petrels in Mediterranean. Avocetta 16: 118-126.
  • Zwarts, L. 1972. Bird counts in Merja Zerga, Morocco (December 1970). Ardea 60: 120-123.

Révision des références de la revue « Ibis » de la Checklist. Grâce à l’éditeur Wiley-Blackwell qui vient de digitaliser et de mettre en ligne le contenu de plus de 500 revues scientifiques (dont Ibis) depuis leur premier numéro (soit en 1859 pour Ibis) on a pu contrôler les références anciennes en provenance de cette revue figurant dans la Checklist http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119836225/issue
Les références suivantes (classées par ordre chronologique) doivent être corrigées comme suit:

  • Sclater, P. L. 1859. Buteo tachardus from Mogador. Ibis 1 (4): 474
  • Tristram, Rev. H. B. 1859. On the Ornithology of Northern Africa. Ibis 1: 153-162, 277-301, 415-435 ; 2 : 68-83, 149-165 Ou Tristram, H. B. 1859. On the Ornithology of Northern Africa. Ibis 1: 153-162, 277-301, 415-435 ; 2 : 68-83, 149-165
  • Tyrwhitt Drake, C. F. 1867. Notes on the Birds of Tangier and Eastern Morocco. Ibis 9 (4): 421-430
  • Tyrwhitt Drake, C. F. 1869. Further notes on the Birds of Morocco. Ibis 11 (2): 147-154
  • Saunders, H. 1871. A list of the birds of southern Spain. Ibis 13: 54-68, 205-225, 384-402
  • Irby, L. H. 1874. Notice of an apparently undescribed Species of Corvus from Tangier [Corvus tingitanus]. Ibis 16 (3): 264-266
  • Sclater, P. L. 1874. On the Yellow-legged Herring Gull Larus leucopheus found near Mogador. Ibis 16 (1): 100
  • Salvin, O. 1875. Notes on Irby’s’ the Ornithology of the Straits of Gibraltar’. Ibis 17 (4): 501-503
  • Irby, L. H. 1879. Notes on the Birds of the Straits of Gibraltar. Ibis 21 (3): 342-346
  • Sclater, P. L. 1879. Note on the Name of the Purple Waterhen of South Western Europe. Ibis 21 (2): 195-196
  • Reid, S. G. W. 1885. Winter Notes from Morocco. Ibis 27 (3): 241-255
  • Payton, C.A. [under the pseudonym of « Sarcelle »] 1891. On the occurrence of Bernicla branta near Mogador. Ibis 38 (2): 296-297
  • Payton, C.A. [under the pseudonym of « Sarcelle »] 1892. Bird notes from Mogador. Ibis 34 (3): 471-472
  • Munn, P. W. 1897. Ornithological Notes from Morocco. Ibis 39 (1): 51-58
  • Whitaker, J. I. S. 1898. On a collection of birds from Morocco. Ibis 40 (4): 592-610
  • Meade-Waldo, E. G. B. 1903. Bird-notes from Morocco and the Great Atlas. Ibis 45 (2): 196-214
  • Meade-Waldo, E. G. B. 1905. A trip to the forest of Marmora, Morocco. Ibis 47 (2): 161-164
  • Lynes, H. 1920. Ornithology of the Maroccan Middle-Atlas. Ibis 62 (1): 260-301
  • Bannerman, D. A. 1930. Notes on some African Bustards with descriptions of new forms. Ibis 72 (3): 429-436.
  • Tåning, A. V. 1933. The winter quarters of the phalaropes. Ibis 75 (1): 132-133
  • Bird, C. G. 1937. Some Notes from Port-Etienne, Mauritanie and the coast of the Rio de Oro. Ibis 79 (4): 721-731
  • Payn, W. A. 1938. Spring migration at Tangier. Ibis 80 (1): 33-38
  • Chaworth-Musters, J. L. 1939. Some notes on the birds of the high Atlas of Morocco. Ibis 81 (2): 269-281
  • Meinertzhagen, R. 1940. Autumn in central Morocco. Ibis 82: 106-136, 187-234

INDEXES

  • Page 583, entry ‘minuta, Calidris’ page numbers 177 and 178, should not appear in bold
  • Page 585, entry ‘Philomachus’ page number 178 should not appear in bold
  • Page 585, entry ‘Pica’ page number 288 should not appear in bold
  • Page 588, entry ‘Hedge (Accentor)’ page number 343 should appear in bold
  • Page 589 entry ‘Greenfinch (European)’ page number 436 should not appear in bold
  • Page 592 entry ‘Sandgrouse, crowned’ page number 267 should not appear in bold

 

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