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Letters

01 March 2004
Comments Letters May I congratulate the Editorial Board of British Birds for having the courage, foresight and wisdom to take a sensible stand on the subject of changes to English bird names. One can argue forever about whether a particular name change is a good idea, ...
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Reviews

01 March 2004
Comments Reviews THE SPECIATION AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF BIRDS By Ian Newton. Academic Press, Elsevier Science, London, 2003. 668 pages; black-and-white illustrations; maps, tables and figures. ISBN 0-12-517375-X. Hardback, £49.95. By any standards this book is a tour de f...
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News and Comment

01 March 2004
Comments News and comment As activists on three continents prepared to mark World Wetlands Day (2nd February) with peaceful protests against the obliteration of northeast Asia's premier shorebird site, the devastating news came through that the reclamation of the Saemangeum est...
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Monthly marathon

01 March 2004
Comments Other Photo no. 203 (plate 77) shows three falcons gathered at the entrance to what is obviously a nest-site. Most birders will immediately recognise these birds as kestrels and, with just two species breeding within the Western Palearctic, the choice lies b...
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