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A JAGUARHUNTON THE TAQUARY
THE HEADWATERS OFTHE PARAGUAY
THROUGH THE HIGHLAND WILDERNESS OF WESTERN BRAZIL 101 V UPTHE RIVER OF TAPIRS
WITH A MULETRAIN ACROSS NHAMBIQUARA LAND
THE RIVEROF DOUBT
TO THE AMAZON AND HOME ZOOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL IX
RESULTS OFTHE EXPEDITION
Africa afternoon ahead Amazon animals ants Aripuanan bank beast birds bite blood boat branches Brazil Brazilian camaradas camp Canadian canoe canoes capybaras Caripe caymans Cherrie and Miller Colonel Rondon coloration Corumba couple course dangerous deer doctor dogs dugouts Duvida expedition exploration Father Zahm feet Fiala fish forest ground Gy-Parana hammocks head horses Indian insects jabiru jaguar jararaca Juruena Kermit killed kilometres kind land Lauro Muller loads Lyra Madeira mammals marsh Matto Grosso miles minutes monkey morning mosquitoes mouth mules mussurama native naturalists nearly nests Nhambiquaras night paddlers palms Paraguay Parecis party peccaries piranhas portage puma rain rapids region rifle river rubbermen shot South America species stingless bees stood swarmed tamandua Tapajos tapir Telegraphic Commission tents trail trees trip tropical venom Vital Brazil wild wilderness women woods yards
Page 10 - ... attend chiefly to the ornithology and the latter to the mammalogy of the expedition; but each was to help out the other. No two better men for such a trip could have been found. Both were veterans of the tropical American forests. Miller was a young man, born in Indiana, an enthusiastic with good literary as well as scientific training. He was at the time in the Guiana forests, and joined us at Barbados.
Page 25 - During the two months before starting from Asuncion, in Paraguay, for our journey into the interior, I was kept so busy that I had scant time to think of natural history. But in a strange land a man who cares for wild birds and wild beasts always sees and hears something that is new to him and interests him. In the dense tropical woods near Rio...
Page 26 - But the most beautiful music was from a shy woodland thrush, sombre-colored, which lived near the ground in the thick timber, but sang high among the branches. At a great distance we could hear the ringing, musical, bell-like note, longdrawn and of piercing sweetness, which occurs at intervals in the song; at first I thought this was the song, but when it was possible to approach the singer I found that these far-sounding notes were scattered through a continuous song of great melody. I never listened...