' Mr W. J. E. Dawson states that he discovered a pair of Lanius collurio near Athlone about the end of April, 1916. Mr Dawson has kindly sent us further details of the birds he saw and we feel sure from what he says that he was mistaken in his identification of these birds as Redbacked Shrikes.' (Brit. Birds 10: 145, November 1916).


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