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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

RED-NECKED NIGHTJAR record reviewed and retained

After reviewing the record of a first-winter RED-NECKED NIGHTJAR shot near Killingworth (Northumberland) on 5 October 1856 (see Melling 2009, British Birds 102: 110-115), the circumstances surrounding the find were not considered fraudulent and the occurrence is fully upheld as a genuine occurrence. It remains the sole British record of this species which is restricted to the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa.