Stray Feathers. a Journal of Ornithology for India and Its Dependencies Volume 4

Stray Feathers. a Journal of Ornithology for India and Its Dependencies Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...the western slope from Mahabaleshwar. 88.--Circatus gallicus.--Often seen on the plains of the Dakhan. 39.--Spilornis cheela--At Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, &c. It attracts attention by its "plaintive wild cry that is heard for two miles and more/' It is the most common Eagle along the Sahyadris. 45.--Buteoferox.--Not uncommon in the Dakhan. 48.--Poliornis teesa may be found any day in the Dakhan, sitting on the earth heaps that mark boundaries, or skimming along just above the ground from one heap to another. 51.--Circus Swainsoni.--Found along the hills, and common in the Dakhan. 52.--Circus cineraceus.--Found along the hills, and common in the Dakhan. 54.--Circus aruginosus.--Mahabaleshwar and along the hills. Bare in the Dakhan. 55.--Baliastur indus.--Found everywhere, but not so plentiful in the Dakhan, as in other parts of India. 56.--Milvus govinda.--Very common everywhere. 56 bis.--Milvus major.--Khandala. Mr. Blanford informed me that he had been assured one of Colonel Sykes' types of Milvus govinda is a M. major. 57.--Pernis ptilorhynchus.--Everywhere. Common in the Dakhan. The coloring of the head and body seems very variable, but when flying all are easily recognized by the two black bands across the tail. 59.--Elanus.melanopterus.--Rare in the vicinity of Ahmednagar, and not observed on the hills. 60.--Strix javanica.--Common in the Dakhan. It nests frequently in holes in the mud walls of the Dakhan villages. 61.--Strix Candida.--As I have not collected, this Owl perhaps it has no business in this list. But I have more than once flushed a Grass Owl that I believe to be this. 63.--Syrnium indrani.--Mahabaleshwar. 65.--Bulaca ocellata.--Found on its nest in the fork of a mango tree a few miles from Poona.? The smaller Southern race...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236676297
  • 9781236676290