Conservation research news

01 February 2004
Comments News and comment The conflict between raptor conservation and the maintenance of high densities of grouse for shooting interests has often led to the suggestion that illegal use of poisoned baits to control predators is more likely to occur on grouse moors than in othe...
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Letter

01 June 1997
Comments Letters A pair of unstreaked Acrocephalus warblers nested in Orkney in 1993 (Adam & Meek 1994; Ogilvie et al. 1996). Based on (1) comparison of measurements with Walinder et al. (1988), (2) the birds' general coloration and (3) the comparative frequency of...
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Letters

01 February 1992
Comments Letters Status of Marsh Warbler in Norway Kelsey et al. (1989), in their interesting paper on the Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris in Britain, summarised the species' northward expansion into the St Petersburg region and in Finland and Sweden, but made no ...
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Letters

01 October 1981
Comments Letters Tree Pipits showing pale 'ear' spot The pale 'ear' spot of the Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni is a very useful supporting field feature of the species (see Brit. Birds 72: 95, for example) and this is borne out by my experien...
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Letters

01 April 1979
Comments Letters Birds dunking food There are many references in the literature to birds washing food; they cover about six families and almost all are for water birds. Although termed 'food washing', the behaviour described may fulfil several functions. During...
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