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Birds, landscape and land use

01 September 2005
Comments Main paper ABSTRACT This paper provides an overview of studies carried out during the past 20 years examining the relationship between both landscape and land use and bird populations in northeast Essex. Habitats considered include farmland, woodland, river valle...
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Conservation research news

01 September 2005
Comments News and comment The Fieldfare Turdus pilaris is a familiar and widespread winter visitor to the UK, with around 750,000 birds arriving here in the winter months, but an extremely rare breeding bird. Fewer than 25 pairs breed in the north of Scotland, so the d...
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Letters

01 September 2005
Comments Letters It is widely known that information on Honeybuzzards Pernis apivorus in Britain was withheld from both the 1968­72 and the 1988­91 national breeding atlases and, until recently, also from the Rare Breeding Birds Panel (RBBP). Consequently, there ...
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Notes

01 September 2005
Comments Notes All Notes submitted to British Birds are subject to independent review, either by the Notes Panel or by the BB Editorial Board.Those considered appropriate for BB will be published either here or on our website (www.britishbirds.co.uk) subject to the a...
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Reviews

01 September 2005
Comments Reviews COTINGAS TO PIPITS AND WAGTAILS Edited by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David A. Christie. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, 2004. 864 pages; 78 colour plates; 440 photographs; 809 distribution maps. ISBN 84-87334-69-5. Hardback, £120.00. This is the f...
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News and Comment

01 September 2005
Comments News and comment As autumn migration gathers momentum, so has speculation about the arrival of bird flu in Europe. The disease, which has killed more than 50 people in southeast Asia, had been restricted to that region ­ and had been largely limited to domesticated ...
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Monthly marathon

01 September 2005
Comments Other In Monthly Marathon photo number 215 (Brit. Birds 98: plate 115, repeated here as plate 307), we can see a small bird perched at the edge of a pool or puddle, but the overall brownish coloration of its plumage means that it does not really stand out ag...
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