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Some New Ornithological Works 1


(1) “THE Home-life of a Golden Eagle” is a valuable contribution to the history and psychology of birds. It reminds one of the daily entries in the hospital ward-schedule of an interesting maternity case, by the medical officer in charge, to whom, unseen, have been, revealed instincts of mother and child which would never be displayed during the ordinary visitation. Mr. Macpherson is to be heartily congratulated on the completeness of his record, and on the dogged perseverance with which he carried out his observations under weather conditions of the most trying and discouraging sort. Wind, rain, sleet, and intense cold companioned him throughout the—“unbrokenly wet and gloomy”—period of investigation—from April to July.

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  1. "The Home-life of a Golden Eagle." Photographed and Described by H. B. Macpherson . Pp. 45+32 mounted plates. (London: Witherby and Co., 1909.)

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Some New Ornithological Works 1 . Nature 83, 373–376 (1910).

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