Looking back

01 January 2002
Comments Other `The Birds of the Western Palearctic Volume 1 is now at an advanced stage, with page proofs expected shortly. It will be published by the Oxford University Press, it is hoped in May 1977 at £25, under the double title Handbook of the Birds of Europe, ...
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Monthly marathon

01 January 2002
Comments Other Anyone reading this column on a regular basis could be forgiven for thinking that there really is a need for a ‘Guide to Headless Waders’! They crop up with alarming regularity, and here we have another: Monthly Marathon photo number 182 (B...
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Monthly marathon

01 November 2001
Comments Other Monthly Marathon photo number 180 (plate 220, repeated here as plate 314) clearly features a small wader, apparently one of the calidrine species, and it appears to be in practically complete non-breeding plumage (although the retained dark inner media...
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Monthly marathon

01 October 2001
Comments Other The bird flying away from us in Monthly Marathon photo number 179 (plate 199, repeated here as plate 278) shows extremely long wings, and, although the tail is spread, the long outer feathers suggest a deeply forked tail, too. Pratincoles Glareola...
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