Taxonomic responsibility Sirs,--In his review (Brit. Birds, 59:312-315) of the revised and enlarged edition of A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe (1966), E. M. Nicholson remarked on the arbitrary alteration of the classification, sequence and nomenclature to produce a strange hybrid between the usages found in the Check-List of Birds of tie World by J. L. Peters (as completed by Dr. ...

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