Letters

01 December 1988
Comments Letters The identity of 'Mystery photograph 97'. In the light of 25 years' experience in studying Aythya hybrids, I do not consider that the bird in mystery photograph 97 {Brit Birds 77: plate 254; 78: plate 19; 81: plate 343) is a Tufted Duck A. fuligula X Po...
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Letters

01 February 1988
Comments Letters F i e l d identification o f black-headed Yellow Wagtails When discussing races of the Yellow Wagtail Motacillajlava, Martin van den Berg and Gerald Oreel (Brit. Birds 78: 176-183) claimed that 'most records of jeldegg in western E u r o p e probably resu...
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Notes

01 January 1988
Comments Notes W o o d p i g e o n s n e s t i n g o n sea cliffs and i n s i d e buildings Woodpigeons Columba palumbus usually nest on trees, in bushes, hedges, thickets or among creepers, and occasionally on the ground or on ledges of buildings (BWP vol. 4 ) . An exc...
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Letters

01 October 1985
Comments Letters Distinction between Mandarin and Wood Duck in female-type plumages. A comprehensive description of differences between Mandarin Aix galericulata and Wood Duck A. sponsa was given by C. Holt {Brit. Birds 11: 227-232). As he noted, however, some of the c...
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Notes

01 October 1979
Comments Notes Underwing-feeding by Night Heron Canopy feeding by the Black Egret Egretta ardesiaca is well known, and recently has been recorded by M. D. England for Black Storks Ciconia nigra in Portugal (Brit. Birds 67: 236237). J. F. Reynolds (Brit. Birds...
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Notes

01 October 1976
Comments Notes Breeding success of Red-throated Divers on Hascosay The note by D. P. Cyrus on the breeding success of Red-throated Divers Gavia stellata on Fetlar, Shetland, in 1971 {Brit. Birds, 68: 75-76) prompts me to record the following. B. Hawkes and I ...
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