Cover of A Bird Calendar For Northern India

A Bird Calendar For Northern India

Auhtor: Douglas Dewar

Language: english
Published: 1916

Genres:

nature
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Review by C. F. Hill, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Bird Calendar For Northern India':

... or absence of the voices of these latter which imparts distinctive features to the minstrelsy of every month of the year. In January the sprightly ...
... The shape of the tail, however, enables the observer to distinguish between the two species at a glance. The tail of the kite is long and forked, while ...
... and March are the months in which to look for the eggs of the wood-owl. In the western districts of the United Provinces the Indian cliff-swallows ...
... up to its full height and then gives vent to harsh cries. Before it has had time to deliver itself of all it has to sing, an impatient neighbour joins ...
... playing, at breakneck speed and to the accompaniment of much screaming, a game of follow the man from Cook's.. The swifts are not the only birds ...
... During the warm April nights millions of birds leave the plains of India. The few geese remaining at the close of March, depart in the first days ...
... nesting in sandbanks in cavities which they themselves have excavated. The nests of the kingfisher and the sand-martin have already been described, that ...
... bird is most vociferous. This cry is particularly exasperating to Europeans, since it often awakens them rudely from the only refreshing sleep they ...
... beak of the hen did not appear at the slit. On May 7th Mr. Currie opened out the nest. The hole was sixteen feet from the ground and the orifice had ...
... June the breeding season for the blue rock and green pigeons ends. In the sal forests the young jungle-fowl have now mostly hatched out and are ...
... In the present month the last of the summer nesting birds close operations for the year, and the monsoon birds begin to lay their eggs. July is therefore ...
... quickly, so that they leave the nest fully a week in advance of the young corvi. After vacating the nest they squat for some days on a branch close by ...
... and those of the latter in August. As the calendar for this month has already attained considerable dimensions, a description of the nests of all these ...
... that it was a cotton-teal, and that each time it flopped into the water and rose again it left a gosling behind it. The young ones were carried somehow ...
... be fortunate, come upon a colony of sand-martins that has begun nesting operations. The husbandman enjoys very little leisure at this season of the ...
... snow into the plains of India, where they remain for a few days or weeks. Some of these migrants are noticed in the calendar for December. In October ...
... wood-shrikes, the tinkling of the bulbuls, the chattering of the mynas, the screaming of the green parrots, the golden-backed woodpeckers and the white-breasted ...
... but coming from nowhere in particular. These two descriptions do not seem to agree. There is nothing unusual in this. The descriptions of the calls ...
... 76, 89, 97, 108, 162, 186. Pea-fowl (Pavo cristatus), 98, 124, 138, 142, 162. Pelican, 3, 184. Pie, tree (Dendrocitta rufa), 5, 36, ...
... essays.. Literary World.-This lively book . abounds in word-pictures and happy humour.. Glasgow Evening News.-Mr. Douglas Dewar writes with ...