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as occurring during acorn or beech-mast years, though the causa morbi has not been so generally understood. I n B R I T I S H B I R D S (Vol….

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a recent number of B R I T I S H B I R D S * Mr. W. P. Pycraft contributed a highly stimulating paper on the subject of nests, with…

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(Continued from page 57.) TUFTED DUCK Fuligula cristata (Leach). S. page 447. SUSSEX.–Recorded as breeding in the county (J. G. Millais, Vict. Hist. Sussex, Vol. I.). HAMPSHIRE.–First known to nest in the…

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AT the meeting of the British Ornithologists’ Club, held on June 17th last, I exhibited a male specimen of the South European Large-billed Reed-Bunting (Emberiza pyrrhulo ‘des palustris), This bird, which is…

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THE death of Professor Newton, which took place at Cambridge on the 7th of June last, creates a void in the ranks of British Ornithologists which it will be impossible to fill….

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IN the first number of this Magazine (see page 23), Dr. Sclater asks for information about the British Willow Tit, which he calls a SUPPOSED new British Tit. Like all the wider…

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IN the first number of this Magazine Mr. Howard Saunders gave the history of those birds which have been added to the British List since the publication in 1899 of his well-known…

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CAMDEN (1551-1623), the celebrated author of ” B r i t a n n i a ” (London, 1586, 1 vol., 8vo), at the conclusion of the ” Account of Cornwall,” contained…

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(Continued from page 27.) COMMON SHELD-DUCK Tadorna cornuta (S. G. Gm.). S. page 419. NOEFOLK.–A satisfactory increase is recorded in the Lynn and Hunstanton districts (J. H. Gurney, Zool., 1903, p. 130)….

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There are three means of identification–(1) the eggs themselves ; (2) the down found in the nests ; (3) the feathers which are generally mixed with the down. The last provides by…

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