Birds' Nests, Eggs and Egg-Collecting

Birds' Nests, Eggs and Egg-Collecting

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"[...]of this. But what about the white breast of this bird, which marks it out at long distances against the dark rock or water? Again, her pure white eggs are manifestly a source of danger, more conspicuous even than the bird. It must not be supposed I overlook another important feature in the covered nest of this bird, which is, however, subservient to the bird's desire to hide her white plumage and eggs, which renders it equally preservative in character. The bird generally builds near a waterfall, often quite behind, undoubtedly for the safety this situation affords, and she is not only obliged to construct a covered nest, but one which must keep out the constant dripping of water percolating through fissures in the rock. The construction of this nest even cuts off the chance of a stray splash of water finding its way to the eggs or young during the parent bird's absence, by the peculiarly ingenious entrance she makes to her little home.[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.06mm | 154.22g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507545932
  • 9781507545935