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Letters // 01.11.2010

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In their recent short paper (Brit. Birds 103: 401-404), Nobuhiro Hashimoto, Danny Rogers and Richard Chandler described and illustrated a ‘rapid moult’ sequence of a Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea. I wonder whether…

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Letters // 01.07.2010

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The eastern subspecies of the Common Red- start Phoenicurus phoenicurus samamisicus is generally described as inhabiting the Cau- casus, parts of Turkey and parts of the Middle East. Most authors place Ukraine’s…

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Letters // 01.06.2010

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When accounts of species new to Britain appear, I look back to the field characters of them described in BWP to see how the latter have held up. The reprise of the…

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Letters // 01.04.2010

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I very much enjoyed Tim Melling’s thorough paper on the Eskimo Curlew Numenius bore- alis in Britain (Brit. Birds 103: 80-92). However, I would like to comment on two particular issues raised…

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Letters // 01.02.2010

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The recent paper by Richard Broughton (Brit. Birds 102: 604-616) summarised a welcome analysis of the relative importance of the various criteria used to separate Willow Poecile montana and Marsh Tits P….

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In 2007, I was surprised to read (in Flood & Thomas 2007, p. 418) that I had seen a dark- rumped Wilson’s Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus near South Georgia, when what I saw…

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Letters // 01.12.2009

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The two outlying Orkney islets north of Cape Wrath usually known to ornithologists as Sule Skerry and Sule Stack, and on charts as Sule Skerry and Stack Skerry (Brit. Birds 100: 300­304),…

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Letters // 01.08.2009

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Morphological, vocal and taxonomic limits among the more northerly races of Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita were discussed in Dean & Svensson (2005). Among the various issues addressed were the identity and origins…

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Letters // 01.05.2009

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The publication of The State 1.08 of the UK’s Birds 2005 1.06 (Eaton et al. 2006) prompts 1.04 questions about the value of 1.02 Government targets for 1.00 farmland-bird recovery as 0.98…

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Letters // 01.04.2009

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The second part of the `Report on rare birds in Great Britain in 2005′ (Brit. Birds 100: 72­104) included some interesting thoughts on the occurrence of a Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens of…

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