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From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:27:53 +1000
I'm wondering if anyone here has access to the first British Birds article 
listed on this page:

Unfortunately only the abstract is listed there, but I'd like to track down the 
full article. This is the abstract:
What the eye doesn't see: the prevalence of fraud in ornithology Andrew Harrop, 
Martin Collinson and Tim Melling broach one of the thorniest topics in birding. 
They suggest that there is a tendency to see examples of fraud in ornithology 
as rare aberrations. Their paper outlines some known and suspected historical 
examples of fraud, and argues that fraud of one kind or another has occurred 
more or less consistently, if uncommonly, in ornithology. Although most of the 
examples discussed are from Britain, it is likely that similar examples could 
be found in the archives of many nations. It is also likely that small-scale 
fraud continues today and is something that the ornithological community should 
be aware of. In particular, this has implications for the level of proof 
required by those assessing records of rarities.

Peter Shute
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