Taxonomy

Analysis of avian DNA, biometrics and vocalisations add to our understanding of bird species all the time. We cover all the 'splits', lumps and discoveries.

Phylloscopus warblers - like this vagrant Radde's on Scilly in October 2004 - have been shaken up somewhat by recently-published research. Photo: Steve Young (www.birdsonfilm.com)

Out of order warblers

Further light has been thrown onto the relationships between various members of the paraphlyetic warbler family Sylviidae by a new Chinese...

10/12/2010

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Short-tailed Albatross once bred in Morocco according to a new paper on fossils unearthed near Casablanca. These birds were photographed on Midway Atoll, Hawaii. Photo: Forest and Kim Starr (commons.wikimedia.org)

Atlantic albatross boon

The first systematic study of the avifauna of a palaeontological dig at Ahl al Oughlam, just outside Casablanca, Morocco, has now been...

10/12/2010

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