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01 February 1962
Comments Editorials Cold weather migrations.--The British Trust for Ornithology and "British Birds are analysing the unusually impressive cold -weather migrations of the week following 28th December 1961. All records of movements, arrivals and departures at this period are o...
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Letters

01 February 1962
Comments Letters What is a British bird ? Sirs,--The recent note and subsequent correspondence on the occurrence of a White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albkollis) in Hampshire {Brit. Birds, 54: 366-367 and 439-440) prompts once more the question: what is a British bird?...
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Reviews

01 February 1962
Comments Reviews D o w n the L o n g Wind (A Study of Bird Migration). By Garth Christian. N e w n e s , London, 1961. 240 pages; 31 plates; 23 maps. 21s. Few branches of ornithology have made more rapid strides than the study of migration and every year now sees the publ...
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Notes

01 February 1962
Comments Notes British-ringed Manx Shearwater recovered in Australia,--The Bird Ringing Committee of the British Trust for Ornithology has received a letter dated 22nd November 1961, which reports that the feathers and bones of a sea-bird "black or dark on top with whit...
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Birds with abnormal bills

01 February 1962
Comments Main paper C L O S E C O R R E L A T I O N of the shape and size of a bird's bill with its feeding preferences has been demonstrated even within a species (see Lack 1947, Snow 1954). But individuals with bills differing considerably from the normal also occur, even ...
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