Notes

01 November 2001
Comments Notes A recent paper dealing with the identification of Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca (Vinicombe 2000) included some discussion on hybrids between that species and Common Pochard A. ferina. Vinicombe's advice, that if a putative Ferruginous Duck shows any a...
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Fifty years ago

01 June 1980
Comments Other 'ROOKS COLLECTING RUBBER OBJECTS. The Rooks (Corvus f. frugilegus) of Wanstead Park have a strange custom which may not have been brought before the notice of readers of British Birds. For more than twenty years they have been in the habit of collectin...
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Letters

01 September 1974
Comments Letters Melanism in shearwaters and auksSince Bryan L. Sage (Brit. Birds, 65: 527) comments on the supposed rarity of melanism in Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus and indeed the Procellariiformes in general, it may be worth pointing out that a dark sp...
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