Editorials

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Editorials // 01.01.1956

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SCIENTIFIC A N D ENGLISH NAMES THREE years have gone by since the British Ornithologists’ Union’s Check-List of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland was published. Now that some of the…

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Status and distribution of the Chough.–There ate indications that the Chough {Pyrrbocorax pyrrhocorax) has been increasing during the last decade in Wales and the Isle of Man, but in the absence of…

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O N E O F T H E MO RE disappointing aspects of British ornithology over the past forty years has been the slow and uncertain advance of bird ecology and population…

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Feeding habits of Common and Black-headed Gulls.–As part of a detailed study being carried out on the distribution of Common and Black-headed Gulls (Larus canus and ridibundus), information on the feeding areas…

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Effects of the severe winter of 1962-63.–The severe weather of last winter has probably had a considerable effect on the numbers of some species of birds, and an analysis of this is…

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in 1954/55.–It is evident from reports we have received and from preliminary enquiries made by Mr. J, A. G. Barnes, that some summer visitors, notably terns and Hirundines but also other species…

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It was decided at the close of the XIII International Ornithological Congress at Ithaca, New York, that the next Congress would be held in Great Britain in 1966, with Dr. David Lack…

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New Ornithological Appointments.–With the aid of a grant from the Nature Conservancy the Wildfowl Trust have appointed Dr. G. V. T. Matthews as Assistant Director (Research) from ist May 1955. Dr. Matthews…

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‘Recent reports’ and the Rarities Committee We regret the continued irregularity of the ‘Recent reports’ feature. There was a considerable outcry from readers when it was suggested last October (Brit. Birds, 5…

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Editorial

Editorials // 01.01.1955

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arisen in maintaining the standards and developing the scope and service of this journal during the 195o’s, following the early death of H. F. Witherby’s chosen successor, B. W. Tucker. We explained…

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