Common Scoters inland I was interested in the recent notes by Spencer (1969) and White (1970) on overland movements of Common Scoters Melanitta nigra, as not only The Handbook, but also Baxter and Rintoul (1953), Kennedy et al. (1955), Bannerman (1958), AtkinsonWilles (1963) and Ruttledge (1966) all stated--to varying degrees-- that inland occurrences of this species are normally attributable to r...

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