April 1951 – vol. 44, issue 4–143 SIRS,--Mr. K. E. L. Simmons's letter (antea, p. 40) on this subject draws attention to reactions in trapped birds intermediate between remaining immobile on the open hand and the extreme, trance-like "death feigning". A further case may be of interest. On May 15th, 1949, at Towcester, Northants, I trapped a male Yellow Bunting, which was held in the hand in the usual way while it was being ringed. In... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.