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Conservation research news

01 February 2004
Comments News and comment The conflict between raptor conservation and the maintenance of high densities of grouse for shooting interests has often led to the suggestion that illegal use of poisoned baits to control predators is more likely to occur on grouse moors than in othe...
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Notes

01 February 2004
Comments Notes A juvenile Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis with strikingly whitish underparts and pale legs and feet appeared at North Haven, Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, on 3rd September 2002, and remained for the rest of the autumn (at least until wardening staff va...
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Reviews

01 February 2004
Comments Reviews BROADBILLS TO TAPACULOS Edited by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David A. Christie. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, 2003. 845 pages; 81 colour plates; numerous distribution maps and photographs. ISBN 84-87334-50-4. Hardback, £120.00. The cloacal tempe...
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News and Comment

01 February 2004
Comments News and comment More than one million species of land animals and plants could become extinct within 50 years as a result of global warming, according to new research. Among them would be Britain's only endemic bird species, the Scottish Crossbill Loxia scotica. Prof....
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Monthly marathon

01 February 2004
Comments Other Well, it makes a change from a pipit Anthus or a gull Larus I hear you cry, and it will be fairly obvious to most readers of British Birds that photo number 202 (Brit. Birds 96: plate 329, repeated here as plate 52) shows one of the blackand-white flyc...
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