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The Carl Zeiss Award 2003

01 December 2003
Comments Main paper The photographs which BBRC receives as supporting evidence for written accounts of rarities are an important, often critical, source of information; frequently, they make the task of record assessment both more enjoyable and, importantly, easier. In re...
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Conservation research news

01 December 2003
Comments News and comment A high proportion of the species breeding in northern latitudes are long-distance migrants. Many European breeding birds fly huge distances to winter in sub-Saharan Africa, and many species breeding in North America undertake equally spectacular migrat...
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Notes

01 December 2003
Comments Notes For the past ten years, I have studied the behaviour of Common Starlings Sturnus vulgaris which in autumn roost in vast numbers in the reedbeds of S'Abulfera Parc Natural, Mallorca. Each evening, the starlings fly into the Parc from many directions in ...
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Reviews

01 December 2003
Comments Reviews THE BIRDS OF SUFFOLK By Steve Piotrowski. Christopher Helm, A&C Black, London, 2003. 360 pages; 70 colour photographs; line-drawings, charts and distribution maps. ISBN 1-7136-6354-5. Hardback, £40.00. map, based upon the results of a tetrad surve...
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News and Comment

01 December 2003
Comments News and comment The Government's apparent decision to kill off its conservation watchdog in England is a grim case of history repeating itself. It is barely a decade since the then Conservative Government scrapped the UK-wide Nature Conservancy Council in 1991, at the...
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Monthly marathon

01 December 2003
Comments Other Every so often, this competition includes something which initially defies identification. The bird depicted in plate 213, repeated here as plate 403, is one such individual, since it lacks any clear or familiar plumage features that would normally all...
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