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A Handbook of the Birds of Eastern China (Chihli, Shantung, Kiangsu, Anhwei, Kiangsi, Chekiang, Fohkien and Kwangtung Provinces)

A Handbook of the Birds of Eastern China (Chihli, Shantung, Kiangsu, Anhwei, Kiangsi, Chekiang,... MR. LATOUCHE is getting within sight of the end of his great work, an attempt to bring our knowledge on this subject really up to date. The general format of parts 3, 4 and 5 is, of course, in agreement with previous numbers, a noticeable feature being especially brought out in part 3 when dealing with the Accipitres, the plumage of which varies in a most extraordinary manner, both in regard to sex and to age. The author gives a general description of the plumage of the male, female and nestling, and then refers also to the plumage of individual birds which do not agree with the general description. This will undoubtedly be a great help to students of this very difficult order. We are glad to see that the author keeps the genera Astur and Accipiter separate, for though these forms may in rare instances inter-grade, it is usually very easy to distinguish between the short sturdy-legged Astur and the long, slight-limbed sparrow-hawk. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nature Springer Journals

A Handbook of the Birds of Eastern China (Chihli, Shantung, Kiangsu, Anhwei, Kiangsi, Chekiang, Fohkien and Kwangtung Provinces)

Nature , Volume 134 (3391) – Oct 27, 1934

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1934 by Nature Publishing Group
Subject
Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary; Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary; Science, multidisciplinary
ISSN
0028-0836
eISSN
1476-4687
DOI
10.1038/134646a0
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Abstract

MR. LATOUCHE is getting within sight of the end of his great work, an attempt to bring our knowledge on this subject really up to date. The general format of parts 3, 4 and 5 is, of course, in agreement with previous numbers, a noticeable feature being especially brought out in part 3 when dealing with the Accipitres, the plumage of which varies in a most extraordinary manner, both in regard to sex and to age. The author gives a general description of the plumage of the male, female and nestling, and then refers also to the plumage of individual birds which do not agree with the general description. This will undoubtedly be a great help to students of this very difficult order. We are glad to see that the author keeps the genera Astur and Accipiter separate, for though these forms may in rare instances inter-grade, it is usually very easy to distinguish between the short sturdy-legged Astur and the long, slight-limbed sparrow-hawk.

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Published: Oct 27, 1934

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