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The Carl Zeiss Award 2001

01 November 2001
Comments Main paper The British Birds Rarities Committee, established in 1959, has been supported and sponsored by Carl Zeiss Ltd, the renowned German optical company, since 1983 (Brit. Birds 76: 475). To encourage the submission of photographs, as supporting evidence to ...
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Announcement

01 November 2001
Comments Editorials David Christie, who has been closely involved with British Birds for almost thirty years, has decided to reduce his work commitments, and will retire as BB's Assistant Editor in April 2002. David's contribution to the journal has been truly en...
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Notes

01 November 2001
Comments Notes A recent paper dealing with the identification of Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca (Vinicombe 2000) included some discussion on hybrids between that species and Common Pochard A. ferina. Vinicombe's advice, that if a putative Ferruginous Duck shows any a...
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Monthly marathon

01 November 2001
Comments Other Monthly Marathon photo number 180 (plate 220, repeated here as plate 314) clearly features a small wader, apparently one of the calidrine species, and it appears to be in practically complete non-breeding plumage (although the retained dark inner media...
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News and Comment

01 November 2001
Comments News and comment The RSPB has substantially increased its annual allocation for the purchase and management of reserves within the UK. Is this an indication that the `powers that be' within the Society appreciate that, in the long term, it is only through a network of ...
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Reviews

01 November 2001
Comments Reviews RAPTORS OF THE WORLD By James Ferguson-Lees & David A. Christie. Illustrated by Kim Franklin, David Mead & Philip Burton. Christopher Helm, A & C Black, London, 2001. 992 pages; 112 colour plates; maps; line-drawings. ISBN 0-7136-8026-1. Ha...
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