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Breeding parrots in Britain

01 July 2002
Comments Main paper In October 2000, the author began a study on the population biology of Rose-ringed Parakeets Psittacula krameri in Britain. It was discovered that not only were Rose-ringed Parakeets more numerous and widespread than was previously thought, bu...
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Looking back

01 July 2002
Comments Other [From: Blue-cheeked Bee-eater in Scilly: a new British Bird] `Miss Hilda M. Quick, to whom full credit for the observation is due, sent us a short account of the bird immediately after she had seen it. At our request she has supplied the following deta...
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Conservation research news

01 July 2002
Comments News and comment Farmland birds in Britain have declined markedly in recent decades. Many species are affected, whether migrant or resident, insectivore or granivore. Since bird populations epitomise the health of our farmed landscape, the British Government has undert...
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Letters

01 July 2002
Comments Letters Gretton et al. (2002) provided a detailed history of the discovery of the nesting grounds of the Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris by V. E. Ushakov, at Tara, in the valley of the Irtysh River, Russia, in or before 1908. This note provides som...
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News and Comment

01 July 2002
Comments News and comment A pair of Red-billed Choughs Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax has successfully nested in England, at a site in west Cornwall, for the first time in 50 years. The news has delighted conservationists, especially in Cornwall where the chough features on the county...
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Recent BBRC decisions

01 July 2002
Comments News and comment This regular listing of the most recent decisions by the British Birds Rarities Committee is not intended to be comprehensive or in any way to replace the annual 'Report on rare birds in Great Britain'. The records listed are mostly those of the rarest...
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