A T the meeting of the British Ornithologists’ Club held on May 26th, 1909, I exhibited an adult male of the Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa latirostris, Raffles) which had been shot near Lydd,…

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A SMALL investigation which I undertook for the purpose of attempting to settle the vexed question with regard to the supposed vernal colour-change in the Black-headed Gull (Lams ridibundus) is perhaps worth…

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perhaps the least known omithologically of the large Mediterranean Islands, appears, as might be expected from its proximity to that country, to agree very closely in its avifauna with Greece. In the…

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light on habits, and always, a t any rate, contribute towards our understanding of the wider problems of ornithology. The study of Pterylography, founded by Nitzsch just upon a century ago, has…

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Notes

Notes // 01.03.1909

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Is your review of Mr. H. Eliot Howard’s book I notice that you say (supra, p. 63) that it is not possible to believe that Wrynecks live for fifty to sixty years….

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(Continued from page 51.) E, Height. TBAV.ELLI:NG birds–I mean those whose evident intentions were to proceed and not to alight–were never seen either near the land or at sea; and in the…

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I HAD the Water-Rail (Rallus aquaticus) figured here under observation for a month, as I was particularly anxious to secure photographs of the young when fledged. Perhaps the most astonishing fact with…

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Reviews

Book reviews // 01.02.1909

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The British Warblers–A History, with Problems of their Lives. By H. Eliot Howard, F.Z.S., M.B.O.U. Part III. Coloured and Photogravure Plates. (R. H. Porter.) 21s. net per part. WE have already given…

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Notes // 01.02.1909

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W E are very glad to be able to state t h a t the scheme for marking birds with aluminium rings, outlined in our last number, has been well taken u…

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young. After some twenty years’ absence from the cliffs a pair was seen in April, 1902, when the hen bird was shot. In 1904 a pair was again seen, but it is…

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