T h e w i n g pattern of the female Great Bustard Sirs,---In his recent article on 'Flight patterns of the European bus tards' (Brit. Birds, 58: 43-47), Philip J. Stead wrote with reference to the Great Bustard Otis tarda: 'The wing patterns of both sexes are similar-- a broad white band along the upper primaries and secondaries running almost the full length of the wing, the trailing edge of which i...

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