(Plates I and 41-42) O N 3RD JULY 1956, M . J . S . was attracted by the unfamiliar trisyllabic cooing- of two doves, one of which was seen, in the trees of a large walled garden near the sea in north Norfolk. Later, on consulting published descriptions and an illustration ( F r u g i s , 1952 ; Fisher, 1953) of the Collared Doves (Streptopelia decaocto), he found they tallied very favourably with...

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