AMONG the earlier writers who contribute to our knowledge of British ornithology, Walter Charleton, the author of the Onomasticon Zoicon,h&s perhaps hardly received the attention which his writings merit. The reasons for…

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Notes

Notes // 01.07.1911

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W I T H reference to the notes on this subject (cf. anlea Vol. IV., pp. 188 and 216), I think it m a y be worth while to p u t…

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A FEW weeks ago, when skinning a freshly-killed WaterRail (Rallus aqnaticus) my attention was drawn to a number of shining brown bristles, which appeared scattered over the head, and more especially in…

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BY the death of Robert Service, Scotland loses one of her most zealous and able field-naturalists. It will ever be a matter of regret that he was not given health and length…

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Reviews

Book reviews // 01.06.1911

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Photography for Bird-Lovers. By Bentley Beetham, F.Z.S. Square 8vo., 126 pp., 16 plates. (Witherby & Co.) 5s. net. ALTHOUGH single chapters are to be found in several illustrated bird-books, we have hitherto…

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Letters

Letters // 01.06.1911

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SIRS,–As albinistie varieties of birds are so seldom examined as t o their condition, it may be worth while to record t h a t some years ago, when shooting young Rooks…

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Notes

Notes // 01.06.1911

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A FEW weeks ago, while staying at Stretton Hall, near Stafford, I had the pleasure of examining a number of birds, all of which were shot in that neighbourhood by Mr. Monckton….

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IN the south-eastern counties the Nightingale (Daulias luscinia) is of general distribution, although even here there are certain localities where it becomes scarce or is altogether wanting. Thus it is a scarce…

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Reviews

Book reviews // 01.12.1909

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A History of Birds. By W. P. Pycraft. Illustrated. (Methuen & Co.) 10s. 6d. net. has produced an extremely interesting book, and, besides this, one which throws new light on some important…

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Notes

Notes // 01.12.1909

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LAPWING (Vanellus vulgaris).–B.B., No. 2941, marked by Mr. Stanley Duncan at Ferriby, Yorkshire, on July 15th, 1909. Recovered (shot) near Broomfleet Island, River Humber, on December 27th, 1909. This bird was very…

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