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The British Antarctic Territory is a UK Overseas Territory that includes the Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea, extending from 60ºS to the South Pole. It has 19 species of regularly breeding birds, among them Emperor, Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie Penguins…

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Since the 1990s the status of the Pallid Harrier in western Europe has changed beyond all recognition. Once an extremely rare vagrant, it now appears increasingly regularly…

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This is the 43rd report published by the Rare Breeding Birds Panel (RBBP), and includes details of 86 rare or scarce native taxa that bred, or showed signs of breeding, in the UK in 2016…

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A Yellow Wagtail of the subspecies M. f. iberiae found at East Lea, Filey, Yorkshire, on 22nd April 2015 has been accepted as the first record of this taxon for Britain…

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In this paper we describe the status of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls breeding in the Horsvær archipelago, an important colony in northwest Norway, from which at least 15 colour-marked individuals have been sighted in Britain…

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This report presents data on scarce passerine migrants recorded in Britain during 2016. Perhaps the most notable event of the year was the prolonged pattern of easterly winds that resulted in wave after wave of scarce migrants originating from Asia reaching Britain’s shores throughout October, and resulted in new record totals for four of those species…

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A Western Swamphen was discovered on the South Girder pool at Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, on 31st July 2016…

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This short paper summarises the taxonomic history, distribution and status of the ‘Purple Swamphen’ complex…

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Until recently, the migration route and wintering areas of Red-necked Phalaropes breeding in Scotland was a matter of speculation…

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By John Headon, Martin Collinson and Martin Cade Abstract A Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes was discovered dead after hitting a window at the lighthouse on St Agnes, Isles of Scilly, on 21st…

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