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Rarities committee news

01 May 2009
Comments News and comment The 2009 BBRC AGM was held at Minsmere, Suffolk, in early March. This included an informal social evening attended by about 30 local birders, which was enjoyed by the Committee and birders alike. The main items arising from the AGM are summarised below...
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Looking back

01 May 2009
Comments Other Blunt's advice on the pronunciation of scientific names (Brit. Birds 102: 25­28) makes interesting reading and I wish those involved in promoting classical pronunciation every success. Such abominations as `Beauty-oh' for Buteo (should be `Boo-teh-a...
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Letter

01 May 2009
Comments Letters Blunt's advice on the pronunciation of scientific names (Brit. Birds 102: 25–­28) makes interesting reading and I wish those involved in promoting classical pronunciation every success. Such abominations as `Beauty-oh' for Buteo (should be `Boo-teh-...
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Notes

01 May 2009
Comments Notes All Notes submitted to British Birds are subject to independent review, either by the Notes Panel or by the BB Editorial Board.Those considered appropriate for BB will be published either here or on our website (www.britishbirds.co.uk) subject to the a...
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Reviews

01 May 2009
Comments Reviews ANATIDAE TO ALCIDAE: A COMPENDIUM OF INFORMATION ON IDENTIFYING, AGEING AND SEXING WATERBIRDS, DIURNAL RAPTORS AND GALLINACEOUS BIRDS IN THE HAND By Peter Pyle, with Steve N. G. Howell, Siobhan Ruck and David F. DeSante, illustrations by Steve N. G. Ho...
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News and comment

13 March 2014
Comments News and comment The Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Lawrence Gonzi, has announced the first self-imposed ban on spring hunting of Common Quails Coturnix coturnix and Turtle Doves Streptopelia turtur in the Maltese islands. The PM said that no spring hunting could take pla...
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Recent reports

01 May 2009
Comments Recent Reports This summary of unchecked reports covers early March 2009 to early April 2009. Headlines The star bird was a White-throated Sparrow in Hampshire, with a supporting cast of a Ross’s Gull in Lancashire & N Merseyside, ...
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