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Birds and nature (1905) (14564788060)


Birds and nature (1905) (14564788060)



Identifier: birdsnature11905chic (find matches)
Title: Birds and nature
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Subjects: Birds Natural history
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : A.W. Mumford, Publisher
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library

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l lake, with the sinuous waves com-ing to the shore in graceful undulationsand beating upon the beach, the lightsand shades giving to it the peculiar greencolor seen in deep water. The bestattempt at a description would only con-vey a very inadequate impression of sorare a scene. It was one of the mostbeautiful sights that I ever had seen.The deception was complete. In hundreds of tramps taken afield thiswas the only time that such a remark-able illusive phenomenon had ever pre-sented itself to my view. For instruc-tion that fascinates and ennobles, andpleasure that never wearies, seek nature,Charles Emmett Barnes. SUNRISE. On the lone beach I stand and gaze across To that dawn-distant tryst where flushed and shy, The sea lifts up its face and lays its cheekAgainst the yearning profile of the sky. Then stealthily, as if from mortal view To screen that ecstacy of loves delight,The fogs brine-silvered fingers interlace, Blurring the roseate vision from my sight. —Rae Mortimer Seymour.
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RED lUKM OF PAKADISK vraiadisca rauKMai.a).;, Life sizo. MIIMFORD, CHICAGO THE RED BIRD OF PARADISE. (Paradisea raggiana.) The Birds of Paradise are a wonder-fully beautiful group of birds whichinhabit New Guinea and the adjacentislands. They were given this loftyname by Dutch voyagers of very earlydays, because of the brilliancy of theirplumage and because of very singularideas which prevailed regarding the lifethey led in their native lands. Even aslate as the year 1760, about which timeLinnaeus named one species apoda, orfootless, perfect specimens were unknownin Europe. It seems that the natives whocaptured these birds and prepared theirskins for sale to the traders, invariablyremoved their wings and legs. Thus thebelief gained credence that, as they couldneither fly, walk or perch, they mustnecessarily pass their lives in the air,sustained on their ample plumes, restingonly at long intervals suspended from thebranches of lofty trees by the wire-likefeathers of the tail. These bir





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