Letters

01 February 2010
Comments Letters The recent paper by Richard Broughton (Brit. Birds 102: 604-616) summarised a welcome analysis of the relative importance of the various criteria used to separate Willow Poecile montana and Marsh Tits P. palustris. We consider, however, that the con- clus...
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Letters

01 November 1990
Comments Letters Sexual dimorphism of Marsh Tit. Both Gosler & King (1989) and Nilsson & Smith (1988) have recently reported sexual dimorphism in the intensity of the black of the cap on Marsh Tits Parus palustris (adults and first-years), males having markedly...
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Seventy-Five years ago

01 July 1987
Comments Other 'LITTLE OWLS BREEDING IN ESSEX. THE first I heard of the Little Owl (Athene n. noctua) in the neighbourhood of Felsted, was from Mr. Hughes-Hughes, of Leez Priory, who had been brought a specimen for identification at the end of 1909 by the bailiff on ...
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Seventy-five years ago

01 April 1983
Comments Other 'The Little Owl (Athene noctua) cannot now be regarded as anything more than an introduced species in these islands owing to the fact that so many have been "turned down" in various parts of the country. The interest in its possible migrations to Engla...
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