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VABIOXJS theories are held about soaring. Those who are prepared to treat mathematics and mathematicians with contempt maintain t h a t a uniform horizontal wind is capable of lifting a bird…

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IN setting down what I know of the Irish colony of the Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropm hyperborem), I regret that my experience of collectors, both of birds’ eggs and skins, compels me to…

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(Continued from page 106.) promising field which awaits the ornithologist seeking new pastures, will be found in the colouring of the inside of the mouth of nestling birds. This colouring appears to…

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I N 1832 the late John Gould pointed out t h a t the British Yellow Wagtail was a different species from that inhabiting the nearest parts of the continent and at…

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(Continued from, page 114.) G R E A T G R E Y S H R I K E Lanius exeubitor L. S. page 147 SCOTLAND, Tay Basin and Slrathmore.–Mr. Harvie-Brown gives…

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wandering about soon after dawn on the morning of May 8th, I came across one of the most amusing incidents connected with bird life which I have ever watched. A pair of…

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(Continued from page 129.) BAILLON’S CRAKE Porzana bailloni (Vieill). ESSEX.–One was caught by a dog near Dagenham on October 3rd, 1874, and is now in the museum of the Essex Field Club…

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–One shot by W. Humby in 1885 at Chris tchurch is in t h e H a r t Collection (Birds of Hants, p. 34). STOREY.’–One in t h e Charterhouse Collection…

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of flying machines are m a n y ; students of the flight of birds are few, in spite of the fact that there is, in our own country at any rate,…

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THE first printed list of British Birds is that contained in the ” Pinax Rerum . . . Britannicarum ” of Christopher Merrett, or Merret. This small 8vo work was published in…

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