Essays on Early Ornithology and Kindred Subjects

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Essays on Early Ornithology and Kindred Subjects  (1920) 
by James Roxburgh McClymont

ESSAYS ON EARLY ORNITHOLOGY



200 copies printed



Casuarius uniappendiculatus, juv.jpg

Casuarius uniappendiculatus, juv.



ESSAYS

ON

EARLY ORNITHOLOGY

AND KINDRED SUBJECTS


BY

JAMES R. McCLYMONT

M.A., AUTHOR OF 'PEDRALUAREZ CABRAL'
'VICENTE AÑES PINÇON'



WITH THREE PLATES



LONDON

BERNARD QUARITCH LTD.

11 GRAFTON STREET, NEW BOND STREET

1920



CONTENTS

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LIST OF PLATES

I Casuarius uniappendiculatus, Blyth. (juv.). From. an example in the British Mitseum of Natural History. By permission of the Director.

... Frontispiece


 This plate should be compared with that opposite p. 22, which represents a cassowary with two wattles—probably an immature Casuarius galeatus, Vieill. for that is the species which is believed to have been brought alive to Europe by the Dutch in 1597. An immature example of that species was not available for reproduction.


II. Abris des wvnderbaren Vogels Eme. From the fifth edition of Erste Schififart in die orientalische Indien so die holländische Schiff im Martio 1595 aussgefahren vnd im Augusto 1597 wiederkommen verzicht . . . Durch Levinvm Hvlsivm. Editio Quinta. Getruckt zu Franckfurt am Mäyn durch Hartmann Palthenium in Verlegung der Hulfischen. Anno m.dc.xxv., From a copy of the book in the British Museum. By permission of the Keeper of Printed Books.

p. 22


III. The Masked or Blue-faced Gannet (Sula cyanops, S. personata). From an example in the Royal Scottish Museum. By permission of the Director.

p. 35


 In the Manuel d'Ornithologie (1828) Lesson writes: 'Le Fou Manche de Velours, "manga de velado" des navigateurs portugais, que l'on dit étre le fou de Bassan, est de moitié plus petit. Ce serait donc une race distincte.' tom. II. p. 375. And in the Traite d'Ornithologie the same author amplifies thus what he has written: 'Fou Manche de Velours; Sula dactylatra, Less. Zool. de la Coq., Texte, part 2, p. 494. Espèce confondue avec le fou de Bassan adulte; est le manga de Velado des Portugais. Plumage blancpur; ailes et queue noires; bec corné; tarses jaunes; la base du bec cerclée d'une peau nue, qui s'étend sur la gorge en forme de demi-cercle, Femelle: Grise. L'île de l'Ascension, les mers chaudes des Tropiques.' Texte, p. 601.