Greyish-white, some pre-pennse having buffish-white tips. Distribution–Inner and outer supra-orbital, occipital, humeral, spinal, and ulnar. In some there is a prepenna on the bastard-wing (cf. Vol. II., p. 188).JUVENILE PLUMAGE. Acquired while…

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W H I L S T engaged from April 7th to May 1st, 1909, in trying to get photographs of Ravens at the nest, I had, owing to their extreme reluctance to…

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Notes

Notes // 01.07.1909

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COMMON TERN (Sterna fluviatilis).–B.B., No. 4308, marked by Messrs. Robinson and Smalley at Ravenglass, Cumberland, on July 30th, 1909, as a nestling. Recovered at Espifia, in Galicia, Spain, on September 21st, 1909….

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T H E following information is additional to the ornithological record for the Isle of Man since the publication of the author’s work on its birds at the end of 1905, and…

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in our birds from the nestling to maturity, and from season to season. I t is extraordinary how little we know, notwithstanding all the present-day knowledge of British birds, of the Sequence…

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Reviews

Book reviews // 01.06.1909

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TAe Home-Life of a Golden Eagle. Photographed and described by H. B . Macpherson. (Witherby& Co.) Crown 4to, p p . 45, and 32 plates, 5s. net. A F T E R…

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Notes

Notes // 01.06.1909

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I F I read him correctly, Mr. F, Stubbs (anlea, p. 155) seems to think that song is nothing more than the ebullition of superfluous energy. That is to say that it…

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the late date at which we started scheme for marking birds (see antea, pp. 4-6), so many of our correspondents have come forward to help t h a t we think it…

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ONE after another, zoologists, like all other mortals, drop out of the ranks, and enter into their rest. At this moment all who knew Thomas Southwell, of Norwich, are feeling the loss…

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Notes

Notes // 01.05.1909

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Kirkman disagrees with Dr. Lowe’s explanation of bird-song. We have always been told t h a t all songs of birds are simply the expression of sexual emotion. This is t h…

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