IT is well known that changes in the weather, and especially sharp frost or snow, influence the amount of bird song ; and anyone who has given any attention to such phenomena must have observed that some species are more affected by cold than others. It is the ground-feeding species, such as the Thrushes and Larks, that seem to feel the effect of frost most, as one would expect, but other species ...

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