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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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This report summarises the non-passerine scarce migrant birds recorded in Britain in 2016. It was a record year for two species: Cattle Egret, with a remarkable total of 192 birds, and Green-winged Teal…

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A notable gathering of wintering Common Chiffchaffs at Nigg Bay, North-east Scotland, forms the basis of this short paper. In addition to field observations, six of the seven birds were trapped and ringed…

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Three subspecies of Common Chiffchaff have occurred in Britain. ‘Siberian Chiffchaff’ P. c. tristis is now recognised as a scarce but regular migrant…

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The islands of St Kilda are remote, spectacular and alive with many thousands of birds…

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Observations of two mixed-singing Willow Warblers in Surrey indicated that both birds were interspecifically territorial with Common Chiffchaffs…

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An unstreaked Acrocephalus warbler found freshly dead near Jenny Brown’s Point, Lancashire & North Merseyside, on 11th December 2011 proved to be an unseasonal Reed Warbler A. scirpaceus…

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The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of the most threatened waders in the world. Its population declined dramatically in the decade to 2010, and without concerted conservation action it would now have been on the cusp of extinction…

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