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A Check-List of British Birds

Nature volume 150, page 40 (11 July 1942) | Download Citation



AS a companion to the “Handbook of British Birds”(five volumes) , the small but valuable “Check-List of British Birds” has just recently been prepared by Mr. H. F. Witherby. This list of British birds is reprinted from the “Handbook”: it is set down in the briefest possible form ; for fuller particulars the “Handbook” itself must be consulted. No fewer than 424 species of birds have been admitted to the British list ; of these, 219 species have bred in Britain during the present century.

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