The Condor Volume 7-9

The Condor Volume 7-9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...day gulls are more numerous. February 26--Left river and ran down China coast; 100 or more gulls following as we are passing among two groups of small islands, the Chu San an(l Fisherman Islands. These islands and the adjacent coast were the hot-bed of Chinese pirates until steam navigation and the machine gun put them out of business. The islands are now inhabited by Chinese fishermen whose junks can be seen dotted over the water in all directions. February 27----Warmer; smooth sea; 20 to 30 gulls. February 28----Fine smooth sea; many gulls on hand. There are numerous small islands off shore; some of these should be investigated for nesting colonies of sea birds. March 1--Hongkong; raining and cold in great contrast to the extreme heat we experienced here last August. /lfilzws is over the water here in small numbers and two individuals hang around the clock tower in the center of town. March 3--Left Hongkong for Manila. Many hawks about the bay; no gulls seen until we neared entrance of harbor when a few picked us up and followed until late in the afternoon. March 4---Gulls must have left us last night as none seen today not afterwards. March 6--Dropped anchor in Manila Bay late last night. ' /I/anila, P. 1. standingthe opinion which I expressed in the March number of THE CONDOR, I now believe Mr. Grinnell and Mr. Swarth werejustified in considering my Pi/n'lo mam/alus alralus a synonym of P. m. megalonyx (Baird). Mr. Swarth has kindly sent me additional specimens of both the Southern California and the Rocky Mountain forms for examination, and these seem to show that the type of P. megalonyx is probably a male, in its first autumn or winter, of the resident bird of Southern California, and not, as I thought, of the Rocky Mountain form...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893247
  • 9781236893246