Eggs of British Birds, With an Account of Their Breeding-Habits Limicolae, With 54 Coloured Plates (Classic Reprint)
Eggs of British Birds, With an Account of Their Breeding-Habits
Limicolae, With 54 Coloured Plates (Classic Reprint)
Opis: Eggs of British Birds, With an Account of Their Breeding-Habits - Poynting Frank
Excerpt from Eggs of British Birds, With an Account of Their Breeding-Habits: Limicolae, With 54 Coloured Plates
In order to justify the appearance of another work on British Oology, I may say that it is intended as an instalment towards supplying a want felt, I believe, by many naturalists. In existing works, however excellent, on British Oology, the figures of eggs assigned to each species are, as a whole, insufficient to show the range of variation. There are several excellent works on European or General Oology, giving a much larger range of varieties, but in these, and in the earlier British works, the eggs of many species, unknown or unobtainable at the time of publication, are not figured at all. Not having found any work embracing British Oology which complied with the demands of naturalists in this matter of varieties, I have attempted to supply the deficiency in the present work, so far as regards the species it deals with. With the advantage of the great improvements now made in chromo-lithography I have endeavoured to supply accurately coloured figures of the eggs of the British Limicol, in sufficient variety, where possible, to enable the naturalist to form a good idea of what the eggs of each species are really like.
I have endeavoured, as far as possible, to quote authorities who write from personal observation. By this means the text becomes, to a large extent, a record of birds'-nesting adventures, and will, I think, be more readable and trustworthy than if I had supplied a condensed account of the breeding-habits of the various species. In this connection I hereby acknowledge my great indebtedness to the various authors whose works and articles I have so freely laid under contribution.
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Szczegóły: Eggs of British Birds, With an Account of Their Breeding-Habits - Poynting Frank
Tytuł: Eggs of British Birds, With an Account of Their Breeding-Habits
Podtytuł: Limicolae, With 54 Coloured Plates (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Poynting Frank
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 398