April 1983 – vol. 76, issue 4, pp 174–182 A first-winter female Pallas's Reed Bunting Emberiza pallasi on Fair Isle, Shetland, on 17th September 1981, was tentatively identified in the field. Examination of skins and a literature search were necessary, however, to determine the features diagnostic of this species in first-winter plumage. The Fair Isle bird was reported as a small, odd-looking bunting by TB, who had just been watching Reed ... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.