Eiders

Some interesting work being undertaken on Shetland which adds to the “Great Eider Debate”. In recent years we have seen several birds on Lewis which suggest they are from a northern population. The taxonomy and idebntification of teh Eider complex can be tricky, and this new paper about Shetland birds rekindles an old arguement.

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a924951110~frm=titlelink

Guess the question is – what are Hebridean breeders. There is a PhD in there for somebody!

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