With the acceptance of the male Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata at Filey, North Yorkshire, in May 1992 (Brit. Birds 87: 554; Ibis 136: 254), following the reassessment and subsequent rejection of the previously accepted records (Brit. Birds 83: 482-483; 84: 431-432; Ibis 133: 219-223), it may be helpful to clarify the identification of male Spectacled Warbler in spring. Since 1988,1 have s

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