April 1971 – vol. 64, issue 4–200 enquiries into churchyard birds . . . Churchyards are small in extent, but there are many of them and they are widely dispersed. They constitute a distinctive type of habitat, being islands of well-spaced trees and shrubs (mainly coniferous) that generally contrast with their immediate surroundings. It has been suggested that churchyards must be important 'reservoirs' for wildlife, particularly in ... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.