Letters

01 September 1991
Comments Letters Roosting behaviour of seabirds. It is human nature to avoid raising even obvious questions when no answer appears to be in sight. I nevertheless raise such a question here. Birds of the open ocean, far from land, must not only roost but also sleep on t...
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Letters

01 September 1970
Comments Letters Melanistic White-fronted Geese Further to my note on melanistic European White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons (Brit. Birds, 63: 131), Eckhart Kuyken has drawn my attention to his recent paper on melanism, albinism and other plumage variants in wi...
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Notes

01 September 1961
Comments Notes Manx Shearwater d i g g i n g by daylight.--At about 2.30 p.m. on 15th May 1961, I was walking in bright sunlight on a sloping cliff on Skokholm, Pembrokeshire, when I heard a Manx Shearwater (Procellaria puffinus) calling from its burrow. Kneeling down w...
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