May 1943 – vol. 36, issue 12–234 has been written concerning the drumming of the Common Snipe (Capella g, gaUittago), and the fact that it is caused by the Vibration of the outer pair of tail-feathers, accompanied by the quivering of the wings, has long been well known; the aerodynamics of the phenomenon do not, however, appear to have been described. The Handbook of British Birds, Vol. iv, p. 199 gives an account of an experimen... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.