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IN the death of Howard Saunders ornithology has lost one of the keenest intellects and most devoted workers–and these number not a few–that have adorned our branch of science; while many of…

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THE published descriptions of the singular habits of the Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus hyperboreus) being somewhat meagre and inadequate, I thought that a few observations which I was able to m a t…

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As late as 1892, A. R. Wallace accepted only three birds as peculiar to the British Isles (Island Life, second ed., p. 340) ; the same number was admitted b j Howard…

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ON September 19th last I had the opportunity, through the kindness of Mr. Bristow, of examining a small wader which he had just received for preservation. He at first thought it was…

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C , r.z.s., M.B.O.U. there is no more interesting fact in the history of the modern ornithology of these islands than theremarkable spread of the breeding area of many of the duek-tribe…

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IN the year 1661, Joshua Childrey (1623–1670), antiquary, schoolmaster, and divine, published in London a small duodecimo work entitled ” Britannia Baconia: / or, the Natural / Rarities / of / England,…

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I N May last, while availing myself of a very good opportunity of observing a Wood-Warbler in full song my attention was ealled to the fact that this bird has two distinct…

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(Continued from page 150.) LAPWING V(melius vulgaris Bechst. S. page 555. The wings of the two sexes have been shown by Mr. F. W. Frohawk to be different. Those of the male…

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colouring of the inside of the mouths of nestling birds in BRITISH BIRDS for October, 1907, I determined, if possible, to make some observations during the following spring; the more so, as…

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So much has been written on the subject of the Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) that one might suppose nothing more remains to be recorded; yet the following notes, based on observations of…

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