The Emu: Official Organ of the Australasian Ornithologists' Union, Volume 2

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Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union., 1903 - Ornithology
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Page 122 - As we rode across the stony plain, lying between us and the hills, the heated and parching blasts that came upon us were more than we could bear. We were in the centre of the plain, when Mr. Browne drew my attention to a number of small black specks in the upper air. These spots increasing momentarily in size, were evidently approaching us rapidly. In an incredibly short time we were surrounded by several hundreds of the common kite, stooping down to within a few feet of us, and then turning away,...
Page 122 - ... between us and the hills, the heated and parching blasts that came upon us were more than we could bear. We were in the centre of the plain, when Mr. Browne drew my attention to a number of small black specks in the upper air. These spots increasing momentarily in size, were evidently approaching us rapidly. In an incredibly short time we were surrounded by several hundreds of the common kite, stooping down to within a few feet of us, and then turning away, after having eyed us steadily. Several...
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Page 233 - The business of the Society shall be conducted by a Council consisting of a President...
Page 126 - STRANGE ADVENTURES IN DICKYBIRD LAND. Stories told by Mother Birds to amuse their Chicks, and overheard by R. KEARTON, FZS With Illustrations from Photographs taken direct from Nature by C. KEARTON. Cloth, 3s. 6d. ; cloth gilt, gilt edges, 5s.
Page 178 - Eopsaltria griseogularis, and also erred in placing Muscicapa gularis, Quoy & Gaimard, as a synomym of Eopsaltria leucogaster, Gould. Dr. Gadowf has similarly confused the synonymy of the two species, and he erroneously describes Eopsaltria gularis under the name of Eopsaltria georgiana, and the latter species under the name of the former.
Page 184 - Emu A Quarterly Magazine to popularise the Study and Protection of Native Birds.
Page 122 - The morning we started to pay a visit to the blacks was more than usually oppressive even at daybreak, and about 9 it blew a hot wind from the NE As we rode across the stony plain, lying between us and the hills, the heated and parching blasts that came upon us were more than we could bear. We were in the centre of the plain, when Mr. Browne drew my attention to a number of small black specks in the upper air. These spots increasing momentarily...
Page 188 - WHEREAS, It has come to the knowledge of some of the members of this Association that Dr.
Page 180 - Many young Parrakeets go back to sleep in the nest for quite a long time. This one never did. The reason may have been that the hen went to nest again about a week before it came out, and she is now sitting steadily on a third batch. In the second batch there were three eggs, two clear and one youngster. The young one is a hen. ... I have just (ist July) been looking at the young Many-colour. She is about three-quarters of the size of the parents.

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