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Letters // 01.02.2008

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Like most international journals on ornithology and other natural sciences, BB rightly includes scientific names. In an age when English names remain far from standardised (and probably can never be to everyone’s…

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Letters // 01.09.2006

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I refer to the very real concerns regarding food supplies of carrion-feeding birds of prey within the European Union expressed, with regard to Spain in particular, by Jeanette and Jeremy Brock (Brit….

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Letters // 01.07.2006

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In Portugal, Common Stonechat Saxicola torquatus is a familiar bird, from coastal regions of the Algarve in the south, through the rolling countryside of the Alentejo and a terra quente, the hot…

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Letters // 01.05.2006

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Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis is a bird of the Central Asian steppes which rarely straggles to eastern Europe (BWP), and which has only recently been admitted to the British List (Degnan &…

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Letters // 01.04.2006

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The January issue of BB included the population estimates of all British species (Brit. Birds 99: 25­44) prepared by Helen Baker and others under the auspices of the Avian Population Estimates Panel…

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Letters // 01.03.2006

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When Garner (2005) reviewed the `Fair Isle sandpiper’ (FIS), his reasoning that the bird was not a Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri seemed compelling. It is not possible for statistics to prove that…

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Letters // 01.01.2006

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I refer to Steve Percival’s article on this subject (Percival 2005). By the end of 2004, 16,534 wind turbines were installed in Germany, which provides enormous scope for research on the potential…

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Letters // 01.10.2005

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Letters // 01.09.2005

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It is widely known that information on Honeybuzzards Pernis apivorus in Britain was withheld from both the 1968­72 and the 1988­91 national breeding atlases and, until recently, also from the Rare Breeding…

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Letters // 01.08.2005

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