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Title: Editorial note : fraud in ornithology
Authors: Borg, John J.
Sultana, Joe
Keywords: Ornithology -- Methodology
Ornithology -- Technique
Ornithology -- Study and teaching
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Birdlife Malta
Citation: Borg, J. J. & Sultana, J. (2017). Editorial note : fraud in ornithology. Il-Merill, 33, 01.
Abstract: An excellent article entitled “What the eye doesn’t see: the prevalence of fraud in ornithology” by Andrew H.J. Harrop, J. Martin Collinson and Tim Melling, appeared in British Birds Vol. 105 pp.236-257 (May 2012). Its abstract reads: “There is a tendency to see examples of fraud in ornithology as rare aberrations. This 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 highly 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.”
Appears in Collections:Il-Merill : issue 33 : 2017
Il-Merill : issue 33 : 2017

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