Monthly marathon

01 April 2000
Comments Other February's mystery bird (plate 71, repeated here as plate 116) is clearly a medium-sized leaf-warbler Phylloscopus. There are no obvious wing-bars or tertial tips, and apparently no central crown stripe, so we can immediately rule out a number of speci...
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Mystery photographs

01 January 1992
Comments Main paper When confronted by a relatively plain species, there is an understandable tendency to try to bypass a disciplined analysis of the subtler aspects of structure and plumage, and to base identification on one or two more-immediate and supposedly 'key...
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