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Studies of Bird-life in Uganda

Nature volume 88, pages 374375 (18 January 1912) | Download Citation



THESE studies comprise more or less beautiful photographic pictures of the red-headed woodpecker, Egyptian goose, sacred ibis, stone curlew (thicknee), little green-backed heron, sandpiper, rufus-necked nightjar, bateleur eagle, darter, cormorant, black and white African chats, paradise fly-catcher, hagadash ibis, whydah finch, black-headed shrike, crowned crane, and pied kingfisher. The last-named is an excellent picture. That of the crowned cranes is also of interest as showing the appearance of the immature bird at a stage not usually illustrated in museums. The red-headed woodpeckers are also fine pictures. There are some charming studies of ibis and of the little green heron on its nest with eggs; of the darters on their nests amongst the trees, and an excellent figure of their white, downy young; and a characteristic representation of the black chat with a white splash across the wing, which is such a constant and charming feature in Uganda landscapes.

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