SSG news: An investigation into possible infanticide by Tropicbird 42 on Cousin Island, March 4th 2013.

This 2 day old chick was found dead in the nest
This 2 day old chick was found dead in the nest

Case Officer: April J Burt
Suspect: Tropic bird 42
Date of alleged crime: 4th March 2013
Evidence: This 2 day old chick was found dead in the nest, the parent bird’s beak was full of down. Chick looked as if it had been pecked. Chick had been seen 2 hours previously alive and well. Continue reading “SSG news: An investigation into possible infanticide by Tropicbird 42 on Cousin Island, March 4th 2013.”

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SSG news: Denis Island Sooty Tern project

Sooty terns on Denis Island
Sooty terns on Denis Island

Denis Island is a flat coral sand cay island, some 143 ha in extent, located on the northern-most margin of the Seychelles Bank. The Island is privately owned (Denis Island Development (Pty) Ltd) and implements its conservation program in collaboration with the Green Islands Foundation (GIF). Continue reading “SSG news: Denis Island Sooty Tern project”