24th, 1947, Mr. D. H. Brown and I saw at Rye Harbour, Sussex, a Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps griseigena) still in almost complete summer plumage. This bird was seen at very close range and we noted, rather casually at the time, that the whole of the bill was yellow. Later we realised that the total absence of black was a somewhat unusual feature and, in order to make sure that no mistake had been ma...

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