News and comment

01 December 1966
Comments News and comment The B.O.U. 'Check-List' and 1966 records of rare birds.--The Records Committee of the British Ornithologists' Union hopes to complete the text of the new edition of its standard 'Check-List' by the end of March 1967. This publication will review more full...
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Request for Information

01 December 1966
Comments Editorials Status of Water Pipits in winter.--The discovery that Water Pipits Anthus s. spinohtta are now wintering regularly, perhaps in some numbers, on watercress beds in southern England (see pages 552-554 and plate 81a) has encouraged the British Trust for Orni...
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Letters

01 December 1966
Comments Letters Week-end bias, length of stay of rarities and proportion of rarities undetected Sirs,--Although the effect of 'week-end bias' (the increased watching at week-ends) is often commented on, there appear to be no figures to show exactly how marked it is. In a...
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Reviews

01 December 1966
Comments Reviews The Feathers and Plumage of Birds. By A. A. Voitkevich. Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1966. xvi+335 pages; 74 textfigures and 21 tables. 45 s. One of the 'Biology Series Monographs', this book is unfortunate in its title which suggests a wide and generalise...
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Notes

01 December 1966
Comments Notes Heron eating House Sparrows.--Seton Gordon's recent note and the accompanying editorial comment on Herons Ardeatinereaeating birds {Brit. Birds, 59: 37) prompt me to record similar feeding behaviour by a captive Heron which came into my possession as a ju...
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Letters

01 January 1947
Comments Letters SIRS.--dingers who t r a p adult or first-winter Starlings during January t o March would serve a very useful purpose by noting whether t h e eye is entirely dark or has a narrow light ring, and t h e « x t e n t t o which t h e bill has begun t o turn...
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Reviews

01 January 1947
Comments Reviews The Hastings and East Sussex Naturalist: Notes on the Local Fauna and Flora for 1945. By N. F . Ticehurst (Recorder). T H I S interesting area again produces a number of noteworthy records. The chief ornithological event mentioned is the breeding of Black...
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