T H E V O C A B U L A R Y of the Great Tit (Parus major) is notorious for its variety. Nicholson (1936) remarked that "a proper description of the Great Tit's language would almost require a book to itself, for no other British bird uses such a wide variety of different notes". The Handbook of British Birds refers to the need for an adequate analysis. N o such analysis has yet been published, though ...

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