Latest issue of the Bulletin now available

The latest issue of the BOC Bulletin (Vol. 137, No. 1 – March 2017) is now available for viewing or download from this website. You can download a PDF for the whole issue or PDFs for individual papers. This issue contains nine papers of wide interest, ranging from by What is the breeding range and breeding season of Pearly-breasted Cuckoo Coccyzus euleri? New records and breeding in French Guiana Olivier Claessens, Michel Giraud-Audine, Frédéric Royer & Lydie Sénécaux and The dark side of birds: melanism—facts and fiction by Hein […]

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Bulletin final print issue

BOC Bulletin Vol. 136, No. 4 (December 2016) is now available. This is the last issue that will appear in printed format. Future issues, beginning with the March 2017 one, will retain the same layout and will be posted online as an open access online-only publication, available for free download to everyone. Bull. B.O.C. 136(4) contains nine papers of wide interest, ranging from Notes on the avifauna of the northern Serranía de Pirre, Panama by Jack P. Hruska, Sarah A. Dzielski, Benjamin M. […]

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Further records and updates of range expansion in House Crow

A paper in Bull. B.O.C. 2016 136(1) by Colin Ryall reviews the continuing spread of House Crow Corvus splendens across the globe, as well as changes in the status of existing populations. Summary—House Crow Corvus splendens continues its ship-assisted global invasion, reaching locations further from its native range in the Indian Subcontinent. This report reviews the species’ recent spread as well as changes in the status of existing introduced populations where information is available. With the collapse […]

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British Birds—new monthly newsletter

Many members of the British Ornithologists’ Club will already be subscribers to British Birds or may have taken up trial offers available recently. Whether you subscribe or not, however, you may like to receive their free e-newsletter every month. This offers a flavour of what has been published recently and what is in the pipeline in areas such as book of the month, news and comment, the rarities section and further special offers. This is […]

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Large-scale live capture of Passenger Pigeons for sporting purposes

A paper in Bull. B.O.C. 2015 135(2) by Julian P. Hume details overlooked illustrated documentation of large-scale live capture of Passenger Pigeons for sporting purposes. Summary—More has been written concerning the extinction of Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius than any other extinct bird; the effects of trapping live birds for the shooting industry in the latter half of the 19th century is also seemingly well known. Here I present overlooked accounts and illustrations that appeared in contemporaneous […]

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