April's warbler (plate 33) was photographed in an exotic location (in Portugal, by Dr Kevin Carlson, in June 1990) and a few competitors gambled on Spectacled Sylvia conspicillata, Subalpine S. cantillans, Desert S. nana or Barred S. nisoria, but, by and large, contestants were not fooled, most identifying it as Common Whitethroat S. communis. Some copies of the May issue have a poorly printed vers

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