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The Sociable Lapwing in Europe

01 February 2011
Comments Main paper Abstract Records of the Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius in western and central Europe were analysed. Sightings in these areas reached 20-21 per year in 2003-05, the most recent years for which complete data were available, with records from France, Sp...
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Notes

01 February 2011
Comments Notes One of the most likely forms of avian play involves a bird carrying an object into the air to repeatedly drop and catch it in flight. With some variations, drop-catch behaviour has been observed in raptors, gulls, corvids and possibly hirundines (Ficken 1...
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News and comment

01 February 2011
Comments News and comment More than one million migrant songbirds have been killed by trappers on Cyprus in autumn/winter 2010, a greater number than in any year in the previous decade. Shockingly, a report by BirdLife Cyprus reveals that a large proportion of these birds are t...
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Recent reports

01 February 2011
Comments Recent Reports This summary of unchecked reports covers early December 2010 to early January 2011. Headlines In another period dominated by Waxwing reports, goose enthusiasts were well catered for but new rarities were once again hard to come by. However, a putative ad...
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