British Birds article wanted

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Subject: British Birds article wanted
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:15:27 +1000
Well done me for leaving out the subject line. It should be as above.

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> On 27 Apr 2015, at 2:54 pm, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> 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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