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The term ‘jizz’ was introduced to ornithology by T. A. Coward in 1921. In this paper we explain the origin and spread of the word…

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The most common plumage abnormalities in birds involve some form of white feathering, ranging from birds with just a few white feathers to individuals that are completely white. The causes of aberrant white feathers are diverse…

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This paper highlights strong associations between intensive grouse-moor management, persecution of raptors and negative population impacts on both Goshawk and Peregrine in the Dark Peak; and provide further support for proposals that driven grouse-moor management should be regulated…

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An Eastern Kingbird found on Barra, Outer Hebrides, on 29th September 2016 and remained until the following day…

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This article explores the creation, management and wildlife of the RSPB’s Ham Wall reserve, in Somerset…

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The status of the Egyptian Nightjar the Arabian Peninsula, and in particular in the UAE, has changed in recent years. A newly discovered breeding population in the UAE was studied from 2014 to 2017…

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British Birds and the British Trust for Ornithology announce the winner of the award for Best Local Bird Atlas 2007–17. All local atlases and avifaunas published since November 2007 were eligible for consideration for this award…

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A first-calendar-year male Chestnut Bunting rutila was discovered on Papa Westray, Orkney, on 19th October 2015…

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The latest full survey of breeding Cirl Buntings Emberiza cirlus in the UK, in 2016, recorded an estimated 1,079 territories in 186 occupied tetrads. The UK population is still largely confined to south Devon but there is now a self-sustaining population of 65 pairs in south Cornwall…

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Adult Northern Gannets from Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire, were fitted with satellite tags to investigate their ranging behaviour during chick-rearing and early post-breeding periods…

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