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    Naturevolume 134page684 (1934) | Download Citation



    WITH commendable speed Mr. Stuart Baker's third volume follows the second (see NATURE, April 21, 1934, p. 591). Beginning with the weaver-birds, it completes the Passeres and the Coraciiformes, and some idea of the thoroughness with which the nesting of Indian birds has been investigated (as well as of blanks still remaining) may be gathered from the fact that of 704 species and subspecies included in these series, the nidification of 545 is here recorded. Like the earlier volumes, this also includes descrip tions of some extremely interesting nests and their construction, of which we need mention only those of the weaver-birds, the bee-eaters, and the edible-nest swiftlets. The work is as thorough and comprehensive as its predecessors.

    The Nidification of Birds of the Indian Empire.

    By E. C. Stuart Baker. Vol. 3: Ploceid—Asionid. Pp. vi + 568 + 8 plates. (London: Taylor and Francis, 1934.) 30s.

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