Letters

01 February 1983
Comments Letters Sabine's Gulls in Britain in winter. Recent issues of British Birds have included two references to Sabine's Gulls Larus sabini being recorded in Britain during the winter, from December to March. The first, in 'Recent reports' (Brit. Birds 74: 237), r...
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Letters

01 May 1982
Comments Letters Tail-lengths of Long-eared and Short-eared Owls Would A. H. Davis and Robin Prytherch like to comment on the statement in British Birds 69: 281-287 that the Long-eared Owl Asio otus has a shorter tail than the Short-eared Owl A.flammeus? The me...
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Notes

01 May 1982
Comments Notes Dark eye-patch of Fulmar M. Densley's paper on Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea (Brit. Birds 72:23-28) drew attention to the structure and possible function of dark, bristle-like feathers surrounding the eyes of that species in winter plumage. A ...
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Mystery photographs

01 October 1977
Comments Main paper Until the differences between Long-eared Asio otus and Short-eared Owls A. flammeus in the field were analysed by A. H. Davis and Robin Prytherch [Brit. Birds 69: 281-287, plate 49), flight identification of these species was seldom attempted, or a day...
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