As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Slender-billed Curlew: have we been looking in the wrong places?

Scientists from the RSPB have carried out stable isotope analysis on feathers from juvenile Slender-billed Curlews Numenius tenuirostris to identify potential breeding areas, and found that these areas may be significantly further south than previously thought.

Previously the only known breeding area of Slender-billed Curlew was from the Omsk province, western Siberia. 

This has led some to hope that new searches could lead to its ‘rediscovery’.

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