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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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Character.–Moderate length. Scanty on the spinal and humeral tracts. Distribution.–Inner supra-orbital, occipital, humeral and spinal. COLORATION- OF THE MOUTH. Inside, yellowish; no spots; externally, flanges very pale yellow. REDSTART Ruticilla phcenicurus (L.).spots;…

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migration passage across the Mediterranean, as are accepted, more or less universally, as rules governing the phenomenon of migration, because it seems to me that not only do spring and autumn passages…

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Notes

Notes // 01.04.1909

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1 HAVE in preparation a n d almost ready for publication a vertebrate fauna of the county of Cheshire. I should be greatly obliged if any readers of B R I T…

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A T the meeting of the British Ornithologists’ Club held on May 26th, 1909, I exhibited an adult male of the Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa latirostris, Raffles) which had been shot near Lydd,…

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A SMALL investigation which I undertook for the purpose of attempting to settle the vexed question with regard to the supposed vernal colour-change in the Black-headed Gull (Lams ridibundus) is perhaps worth…

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perhaps the least known omithologically of the large Mediterranean Islands, appears, as might be expected from its proximity to that country, to agree very closely in its avifauna with Greece. In the…

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light on habits, and always, a t any rate, contribute towards our understanding of the wider problems of ornithology. The study of Pterylography, founded by Nitzsch just upon a century ago, has…

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Notes

Notes // 01.03.1909

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Is your review of Mr. H. Eliot Howard’s book I notice that you say (supra, p. 63) that it is not possible to believe that Wrynecks live for fifty to sixty years….

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(Continued from page 51.) E, Height. TBAV.ELLI:NG birds–I mean those whose evident intentions were to proceed and not to alight–were never seen either near the land or at sea; and in the…

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