T H E " D U N G E N E S S " RINGING-PLIERS SIRS,--Although the Bird-Ringing Committee welcomes the " D u n g e n e s s " ringing-pliers as a valuable aid to better ringing, there are two dangers concerning their use which were not mentioned by Mr. H . E . Axell in his explanatory note (antea, p . 229). Firstly, on many species which take size 1 ring it is dangerous to "close the pliers right h o m e " ,...

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