Bulletin BOC 137(4) now available

New Zealand Storm Petrel Fregetta maoriana, off Gau Island, Fiji, 20 May 2017 (Angus C. Wilson). Dorsal view suggests Wilson’s Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicus but the bird’s foot-pattering is inconsistent with the ‘dance’ of Wilson’s Storm Petrel (Flood & Fisher 2013). From Bull. B.O.C. 137(4): 279.

The latest issue of the BOC Bulletin (Vol. 137, No. 4 – December 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 ten papers of wide interest from The authenticity of ‘I’iwi Drepanis coccinea (G. Forster, 1781) skins from Cook’s third voyage: what taxidermy can add to the discussion by Justin J. F. J. Jansen & Frank D. Steinheimer and A New Zealand Storm Petrel Fregetta maoriana off Gau Island, Fiji, in May 2017 by Robert L. Flood & Angus C. Wilson (see featured image) to Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis development and behaviour from hatching to fledging, including attendant parental care by H. D. Jackson and The second and third documented records of Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata in Brazil by Caio J. Carlos, Nicholas W. Daudt, Hein van Grouw & Tatiana Neves. There is also an index to the volume.

Male Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis at Ranelia feeding chicks (arrowed); the chick on the left has been fed and is settled, while that on the right is stretching up to grasp the male’s bill to provide the feeding stimulus (H. D. Jackson). From Bull. B.O.C. 137(4): 298

A full list of the papers published in each volume since 1993 can be viewed at the BOC Bulletin Index page.

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