Hodgson, M. S, Bullock, R. W, Davis, T. A. W & Rose, L. N / December 1979 – vol. 72, issue 12, pp 593–595 As readers will have noted, British Birds is currently very successful, with a greatly increased number of subscribers. This success has produced various side-effects, including a much higher number of typescripts submitted for publication. With limited space available, this inevitably means that papers and, especially, notes have to be selected even more rigorously than usual and, in some cases, ... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.