The aims of this feature, which we inaugurated almost 20 years ago, in December 1976 (Brit. Birds 69: 495), have been not only to provide an entertaining puzzle, but also to focus attention on a series of identification problems, with instructive and educational texts by a variety of experts. The idea has since been copied by a score of other journals and magazines worldwide -- and we are appropri


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