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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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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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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