T H I S investigation of the food habits of the Common Curlew (Numenius a. arquata) during the flocking period was prompted by the results obtained in the Redshank Inquiry (antea, Vol. xxxvi, PP-29-33)In August, 1942, Miss Hibbert-Ware agreed to a request by Major Ruttledge to co-operate in an investigation. She undertook to examine all material submitted, while Major Ruttledge carried out the fie...

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