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Migration of the Wagtail

Nature volume 24, page 358 | Download Citation

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Apropos of recent letters on this subject in NATURE, permit me to note that on my voyage out to the East Indies in the month of October, 1878, on board the Dutch mail steamer Celebes, two wagtails alighted on the ship when not very far north of the equator (the ship's course being then from Aden to Padang in Sumatra). On observing them I pointed them oat to a Dutch friend, who at once recognised them as Kwikstails. They were rather lively, and did not appear to us to be fatigued; after staying with us for some days they took their departure, but in what direction I had not the satisfaction of observing.

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    • HENRY FORBES

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