The Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London
Longman, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1870
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Page 605 - Honorary, Foreign, and Corresponding Members, upon payment of a Subscription of £1 Is. before the day of the Anniversary Meeting in each year, are entitled to receive all the Society's Publications for the year. They are likewise entitled to purchase the Publications of the Society at 25 per cent, less than the price charged for them to the Public. A further reduction of 25 per cent is made upon purchases of Publications issued prior to 1861, if they exceed the value of five pounds.
Page 788 - ... this line of battle the excited cries of the birds produce a loud continuous noise ; all the birds are incessantly on the move, some skimming along the surface with expanded wings, others pursuing the fugitives through the air, while all the time the hindmost birds are flying over the flock to alight in the front ranks, so that the whole body is steadily advancing, devouring the grasshoppers as it proceeds. When they first arrive they seem ravenously hungry, and after gorging themselves they...
Page 172 - Fellows, annual subscribers, honorary, foreign, and corresponding members, are entitled to one copy of the scientific proceedings of the Society on application at the office, and are entitled to purchase the transactions and other publications of the Society at 25 per cent. less than the price charged to the public. They may obtain, on the payment of one guinea annually, an ivory ticket which will admit a named person of their immediate family to the gardens and museum, with one companion daily.
Page 540 - ... melody to express fear and other painful emotions. On rainy days, when they are driven to the shelter of trees, they will often sing together for hours without intermission, the blending of innumerable voices producing a rushing sound as of a high wind. At the end of summer -they congregate in flocks of tens of thousands, so that the ground where they are feeding seems carpeted with black, and the trees when they alight appear to have a black foliage. At such times one wonders that many small...
Page 50 - ... would be highly desirable that naturalists should turn again their attention that way, now that comparative anatomy and physiology, as well as embryology, may suggest so many new topics of inquiry, and the progress of physical geography has laid such a broad foundation for researches of this kind. Then we may learn with more precision how far the species described from isolated specimens are founded in nature, or how far they may be only a particular stage of growth of other species...
Page 735 - ... with cold are found under the trees in the morning. If the morning is fair the flock betakes itself to some large tree, on which the sun shines, to settle on the outermost twigs on the northern side, each bird with its wings drooping, and its back turned towards the sun. In this spiritless attitude they spend an hour or two warming their blood and drying the dew from their scanty dress. During the day they bask much in the sun, and towards evening may be again seen on the sunny side of a hedge...
Page 653 - Report on the Additions to the Society's Menagerie during the Months of June, July, August, and September 1906.
Page 734 - I have frequently seen them roosting three deep, one or two birds at the top to crown the pyramid ; but with all their huddling together a severe frost is sure to prove fatal to one or more birds in the flock ; and sometimes several birds that have dropped from the branch stiff with cold are found under...
Page 39 - The almost infinite variations of these fishes are dependent on age, sex, and sexual development, food, and the properties of the water.
Page 351 - ... Antelope is given first place for swiftness among the four-foots of America. "Their walk is a slow and somewhat pompous gait, their trot elegant and graceful, and their gallop or 'run' light and inconceivably swift. They pass along, up or down hills, or along the level plain with the same apparent ease, while so rapidly do their legs perform their graceful movements in propelling their bodies over the ground, that like the spokes of a fast-turning wheel, we can hardly see them, but instead, observe...