Sexing Corn Buntings Miliaria calandra by discriminant function: a reply

Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra) Science Article 4


Although, as Morgan (2006) points out, we cannot reject a systematic observer-associated error of 10 mm, we suggest that the existence of some female Corn Buntings (n = 5) with longer wing lengths than described in literature (Cramp & Perrins 1994) and the lack of a normal distribution of wing lengths in our female Corn Buntings are not sufficient to confirm that the long-winged females were a result of

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