editorial

Ornitofauna otoka Brača (The ornithofauna of the island of Brač) by Antun Cvitanić was published in Brački zbornik br. 14 (The anthology of the island of Brač, Vol.14) in 1984. It is an excellent nature observation study comprising over 40 years of field work, following appearance and disappearance of bird species, their local populations, their habits, in detail. Like some other good writings on the islandís nature in the Vol. 14, which is out of print and scarce in the libraries, Ornithofauna is inexcusably over- looked. Thatís the reason Iím bringing forward the scans of those valuable pages. The scans are Ďdeadí text but Iíve improved the accessibility by linking them to the Contents. Also, Iíve appended three linkable indices: scientific (Latin) , common Croatian, and local (Brač) bird names.

True, the text of Ornitofauna is poorly edited, there are quite a few typos; I did not bother to correct them on the scans, but I tried my best to avoid them in the Contents and Indices. True also, Ornitofauna is printed on low quality paper, so the scansí read- ability is only moderate.

If you read Croatian, enjoy the Cvitanićís narrative.

UPDATED: 2010-08-13

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