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Ox completing the first volume of the Seventh Series of 'TJie Ibis,' the Editors have a few remarks to offer to the Members of the British Ornithologists' Union.

It will ])(; observed, perhaps, that the present volume is not quite so tliick as some of those which liave immediately preceded it. This is owing to the fact that it vvill shortly be necessary to pay, out of the funds of the Union, for the General Index to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Series of this Journal, v/hich, as was agreed at the last Annual General Meeting, is now being proceeded with under the superintendence of Mr. Salvin. Under these circumstances it was thought by the Committee that it would be expedient to effect a slight ec(momy in expenditure by reducing the number of pages in the present volume ; and the Editors have accordingly deferred until the next issue several papers which might have formed part of the present number.

The Editors are pleased to have been able to publish two important memoirs on Pterylosis in the present


volume. They are of opinioa that more attention should be devoted to this important branch of Ornithology, and they trust that some of the younger Members of the Union will take up the subject. Even among British birds there is ample material to be found for such investigations.

P. L. S. H. S.

September 301 h, 189.^).


[All asterisk indicates an Original Member. It is particularly requested that Members will give notice to the Secretary of the Union, 10 Cliandos tJtreet, London, W., of any error in their addresses or descriptions in this List, iu order that it may be immediately corrected.]

Date of Election.

1895. BtiLGAKiA, H.R.H. Ferdtnaxd, Prince of; Sophia, Bulgaria. 1893. Anne, Major Ernest L. S. ; 21 Victoria Square, Newcastle- on-Tyne.

1887. Aplin, Frederick Charles ; Bodicote, Banbury, Oxen.

1888. Aplin, Oliver Vernon ; Bloxham, Banbury, Oxon. 5 1885. Backhouse, Jaues, F.Z.S. ; Daleside, Harrogate.

1892. Baker, E. C. Sxttart ; District Superintendent of Police, Gunjong, Cachar, Assam, India ; care of H. S. King & Co.

1889. Balston, Richard James, F.Z.S. ; Springfield, Maidstone.

1890. Barclay, Francis Hubert ; Knott's Green, Leyton.

1872. Barclay, Colonel Hanbury, F.Z.S.; Tingrith Manor,

Woburn, Bedfordshire. 10 1885. Barclay, Hugh G. ; Colney Hall, Norwich.

1884. Barnes, Lieut. Henry E., F.Z.S. ; Commissariat Officer,

Nasirabad, India. 1889. Barrett-Hajiilton, Gerald E. H. ; Kilmannock House, New

Ross, Wexford. 1881. Barrington, Richard Manliffe, LL.B. ; Fassaroe, Bray, co.

Wicklow. 1884. Beddard, Frank E., M.A., F.R.S., F.Z.S., Prosector to the

Zoological Society of London ; Zoological Gardens, Regent's

Park, N.W. 15 1880. Bidwell, Edward ; 1 Trig Lane, Upper Thames Street, E.C. 1884. Bingham, Lt.-Col. Charles T. (Indian Staff Corps), F.Z.S. ;

18 HiUs Road, Abbey Road, St. John's Wood, N.W.

1892. Bird, The Rev. Maurice C. H., M.A. ; Brunstead Rectory,

Stalham, Norfolk.

1891. Blaauw, F. E., C.M.Z.S. ; s'Graveland, Hilversum, Holland.

1893. Blagg, Ernest AV. H. ; Greenhill, Cheadle, Staffordshire.

Date of Election.

20 1873. Blanford, William T., F.R.S., F.Z.S. ; 72 Bedford Gardens, Kensington, W.

1893. BoLAM, George, F.Z.S. ; Castlegato, Berwick-on-Tweed.

1894. BoNHOTE, John Lewis ; 68 Lexham Gardens, Kensington, W. 1878. BoERER, William, M.A., F.L.S. ; Cowfold, Horsham.

1895. Bradford, Dr. J. Rose, F.E.S. ; 52 Upper Berkeley Street,

Portman Square, W. 25 1885. Brockholes, William F. ; Claughton-on-Brock, Garstang,

Lancashire. 1890. Brooke, Harry Brinsley; 33 Egertou Gardens, Kensington,W. 1892. Brooks, W. Edwin ; Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada. 1868. Buckley, Thomas Edward, B.A., F.Z.S. ; Rossal, Inverness

K.B. 1872. Btjller, Sir Walter La wry, K.C.M.G., Sc.D.,F.R.S., C.M.Z.S. ;

Wellington, New Zealand. 30 1884. Butler, Lieut.-Col. E. A.; Brettenham Park, Bildeston, Suffolk. 1884. Buxton, Geoffrey Foatell ; Sunny Hill, Thorpe, Norwich. 1895. Buxton, S. Gurney, F.Z.S. ; Catton Hall, Norwich.

1889. Cameron, Ewen Somerled, F.Z.S. ; Terry, Montana, U.S.A. 1888. Cameron, John Duncan ; Low Wood, Bethersden, near Ashford,

Kent. 35 1892. Campbell, Charles William, C.M.Z.S. ; H.B.M. Consular Service, China; British Legation, Peking. *Campb£ll-Orde, Sir John W. P., Bart., F.Z.S., late Captain 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment; Kilmory House, Lochgilphead, Argyllshire, N.B, 1888. Carter, James; Burton House, Masham, Yorkshire.

1890. Cave, Charles John Philip, F.Z.S. ; Ditcham Park, Petersfield.

1888. Chamberlain, Walter, F.Z.S. ; Harborne Hall, Harborne,

near Birmingham. 40 1894. Chance, A. Macomb, Jun., B.A. ; Lawnside, Edgbaston, Birmingham.

1884. Chapman, Abel; 7 The Avenue, Sunderland.

1894. Chapman, Edward Henry ; 17 St. Hilda's Terrace, Whitby.

1882. Chase, Robert William ; Southville, Priory Road, Edgbas- ton, Birmingham.

1889. Clarke, Stephenson Robert, F.Z.S.; 25 Chesham Street,

S.W., and Croydon Lodge, Croydon, Surrey. 45 1880. Clarke, William Eagle, F.L.S. ; Museum of Science and Art, Edinburgh.


Date of Election.

1895. Coles, Kichard Edward ; Oakfield, Milton, Lymington. 1880. Cooper, Lieut.-Col. E. H., F.Z.S. ; 42 Portman Square,

London, W. 1874. CoRDEAUx, JoKS ; Great Cotes, R.S.O., Lincoln. 1888. CoEDEAux, Captain Williak "Wilfrid ; Sialkote, India. 5'"-' 1882. Cory, Charles B., F.Z.S. ; Third National Bank, State Street,

Boston, Mass., U.S.A.

1892. Courage, Harold Mitchell ; Snowdenham, Bramley, Guild-


1894. Crewe, Sir VAUiiCEr Harptjr, Bt. ; Calke Abbey, Derbyshire.

1895. Crossley, Sir SavileB., Bt., F.Z.S. ; Somerleyton, Lowestoft,

and 12 Carlton-House Terrace, S.W.

1882, Crowley, Philip J., F.Z.S. ; "Waddon House, "Waddon,

Croydon. 55 1877. Dalgleish, John^ J.; Brankston Grange, Bogside Station, Stirling, N.B. 1874. Das^ford, Charles G., F.Z.S. ; Hatszeg, Siebenbiirgen, Hungary, and Conservative Club, St. James's Street, London, S.W.

1883. Davidson, James ; Karwar, Kanara, Bombay, and 32 Drum-

sheugh Gardens, Edinburgh. 1891. De Vis, C. "W., Queensland Museum, Brisbane ; care of Williams and Norgate, 14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C.

1893. De WiNTOX, W. E. : Graftonbury, Hereford, and 38 Great

Russell Street, W.C. 6o 1889. DoBiE, William Henry, M.R.C.S. ; 22 Upper Northgate Street,

Chester. 1883. DoiG, ScROPE B. ; Public Works Department, Bombay. 1895. Donovan, Surgeon-Capt. C, I.M.S., Civil Surgeon ; Man- galore, South Canara, India. 1880. DowsETT, Arthur, F.Z.S. ; Castle Hill House, Reading. 1865. Dresser, Henry Eeles, F.L.S., F.Z.S. ; Topclyffe Grange,

Farnborough, Beckenham, Kent. 65 *Drummond-Hay, Lieut.-Col. Henry Maurice, C.M.Z.S. (Royal

Perth Rifles) ; Seggieden, Perth. 1890. Drummond-Hay, James A. G. (Coldstream Guards) ; Guards'

Club, Pall Mall, S.W. 1878. DuRNFORD, W. Arthur, J. P. ; Elsecar, Barnsley. 1870, Elliot, Daniel Giraud, F.R.S.E., F.Z.S. ; Field Columbian

Museum, Chicago, U.S. i.

Date of


1895. Elliot, Edmdwd A, S,, M.ll.C.S. ; Woodville, Kingsbridge, South Devon. 70 1884. Elliott, Algernon, Deputy Commissioner, Yeotmahl, Berar, H.A.D., India.

1866. Elwes, Henry John, F.Z.S. ; Colesborne Park, Cheltenham.

1895. Erlangek, Freiherr Carlo von ; Nieder Ingelheim, Ehein Hessen, Germany.

1879. Evans, AnxHtrR Humble, M.A,, F.Z.S. ; 9 Harvey Road, Cam- bridge.

1888. Evans, William, F.R.S.E. ; 18a Morningside Park, Edin- burgh, 75 1891. Everett, Alered Hart, C.M.Z.S. ; Labuan, Borneo.

1892. Fairbridge, William George; 133 Long ]\larket Street, Capetown.

1895. Falconer, John J. M. ; Magdalene College, Cambridge.

1894. FARauHAR, Commander Arthur M., R.N. ; H.M.S. 'Buzzard,' North American and West Indian Station.

1873. Feilden, Col. Henry Wemyss, C.M.Z.S.; West House, Wells, Norfolk, and Junior United Service Club, St. James's, S.W. 80 1886. Ferguson, Lieut. Harold Stuart, Nair Brigade; Trevandrum, Travancore.

1891. Field, Leopold ; St. Stephen's Club, Bridge Street, West-

minster, S.W.

1892. Finn, Frank, B.A., F.Z.S. ; Indian Museum, Calcutta. 1890. Fisher, Lionel ; Kandy, Ceylon.

1884. Forbes, Henry Ogg, F.Z.S. ; Free Public Museum, Liverpool. 85 1880. Foster, William ; Braeside, The Heath, Weybridge.

1887. Fowler, William Weekes, M.A. ; Lincoln College, Oxford. 1865. Fox, Rev. Henry Elliott, M.A. ; 12 South Bailey,

Durham. 1881. Freke, Percy Evans; 9 Sydenham Road, Dundrum, co.

Dublin. 1895. Frohawk, Frederick William ; 39 Dornton Road, Balham,

S.W. 90 1881. Gadow, Hans, Ph.D., F.Z.S. ; University Zoological Museum,

Cambridge. 1886. Gainsborough, Charles William Francis, Earl of; Exton

Park, Oakham. 1885. Gallwey, Sir Ralph Payne, Bart. ; Thirkleby Park, Thirsk.


Date of Election.

1892. Gerrard, John ; Goverument Inspector of Mines ; Worsley,

Manchester. 1879. Gibson, Ernest ; care of Thos. Gibson, Esq., 1 Eglinton Court, Edinburgh. 95 1879. Gibson-Carmichael, Sir Thomas David, Bart., F.Z.S. ; Castle Craig, Dolphinton, N.B. *GoBMAN, Frederick DfCane, F.R.S., F.Z.S. ; 10 Chandos

Street, Cavendish Square, W. *GoDMAN, Percy Sanden, B.A., C.M.Z.S. ; Muntham, Horsham. 1874. GoDAviN-AusTEN, Licut.-Col. Henry Haveksham, F.E.S., F.Z.S. ; Shalford House, Guildford.

1884. GooDCHiLD, John G., F.Z.S. ; Museum of Science and Art,

Edinburgh, loo 1895. Gkabham, Oxxey, M.A. ; Westfield, Flaxton, York.

1886. Graham, William, F.Z.S. ; Manor House, Crayford, Kent. 1890. Grant, William R. Ogilvie ; 26 Hereford Square, S.W.

1885. GuiLLEMARD, F. H. H., M.A., M.D., F.Z.S. ; Eltham, Kent. 1876. GuNTHER, Albert C. L. G., M.A., M.D., F.R.S., F.Z.S.;

Keeper of the Zoological Department, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, S.W. 105 1870. Gtjrney, John Henry, F.Z.S.; Keswick Hall, Norwich, and Athen^um Club, Pall Mall, S.W.

1890. GwATKiN, Joshua Reynolds Gascoign ; Manor House,

Potterne, Devizes.

1891. Haigh, George Heney Caton ; Grainsby Hall, Great Grimsby,


1887. Haines, John Pleydell Wilton ; The Lodge, Gloucester.

1886. Hamilton, Edward, M.D., F.L.S., F.Z.S. ; 16 Cromwell Place,

S.W. no 1883. Harcotjrt, Lewis Vernon ; Malwood, Lyndhurst, Hants. 1876. Harford, Major H. C. (2nd Wilts) ; Glen Froome, Nelson Crescent, Southsea.

1893. Haetert, Ernst ; The Museum, Tring, Herts.

1868. Harting, James Edmund, F.L.S., F.Z.S. ; Linnean Society,

Burlington House, Piccadilly, W. 1893. Hartmann, William ; Tangley Mere, Chilworth, Surrey. 1 1 5 1873. Harvie-Brown, John A., F.Z.S. ; Dunipace House, Larbert,


1887. Herbert, Charles T., F.Z.S. ; The Rhodrons, Hook, Kingston-



Date of Election.

1895. HiNXMAN, Lionel W., B.A. ; Geological Survey of Scotland, Edinburgh.

1884. HoLDswoKTH, C. J. ; EUesmere Park, Eccles, near Manchester.

1877. HoLDSAvoRTH, Edmund W. H., E.Z.S. ; South Town, Dart- mouth, Devon. I20 1891. Holland, Arthur H. ; Sta. Elena, Soler, Ferro-Carril al Pacifico, Buenos Ayres, and Holmhurst, Copse HiU, Wim- bledon, S.W.

1888. HoRSFiELD, Herbert Knight ; Ivy Lodge, Chapel Allerton, Leeds.

1893. Hose, Charles, E.Z.S. ; Baram, Sarawak, Borneo.

1895. Howard, Henry Eliot ; Stone House, Kidderminster.

1881. Howard, Bobert James; Hawkhurst, Blackburn, Lancashire. 125 *HuDLEST0N, Wilfrid Hudleston, M.A., F.K.S., E.Z.S. ;

8 Stanhope Gardens, S.W.

1893. Hudson, William Henry, C.M.Z.S. ; Tower House, St. Luke's

Eoad, Westbourne Park, W.

1869. Hume, Allan Octavian, C.B., C.S.I., E.Z.S. ; The Chalet,

Kingswood Road, Upper Norwood, S.E.

1890. Hunter, Henry Charles Yicars; Mawley Ha'' Cleobury

Mortimer, Salop,

1870. Hylton, Hedworth Hylton, Lord, E.Z.S. ; Merstham House,

Red HUl, Surrey. 130 1870. Irby, Lieut.-Col. Leonard Hoavard L., E.Z.S. ; 14 Cornwall Terrace, Regent's Park, N.W.

1888. Jackson, Erederick J., E.Z.S. ; 13 Westbourne Square, W. 1892. James, Henry Ashworth ; 11 Oxford Square, Hyde Park,W.

1889. Johnson, Erederick Ponsonby; Castlesteads, Brampton,


1891, Johnston, Henry Hamilton, C.B., E.Z.S. ; The Residency,

Zomba, British Central Africa. 135 1880. Kelham, Major Henry Robert (2nd Bn. Highland Light Infantry) ; Eyzabad, Oudh, India, and Roy don Lodge, Camberley, Surrey.

1894. Kelsall, Henry Joseph, R.A. ; Royal Artillery, Allahabad,

N.W.P., India.

1882. Kermode, Philip M. C; Hillside, Ramsay, Isle of Man. 1891, Kerb, J. Graham; Christ's College, Cambridge.

1S95. KiNGSEORD, William Edward; Ashdene, East Molesey, Surrey.


Date of Election.

140 1892, Knight, Feancis Arnold; Brjnraelyn, Weston-super-Mare. 1882. Knubley, Rev. Edw. Ponsonbt, M.A.; Staveley Rectory,

Leeds. 1892. Laidlaw, Thomas Geddes ; Bank of Scotland, Morningside

Branch, Edinburgh, and 8 Morningside Road, Edinburgh.

1884. Langton, Herbert ; 11 Marlborough Place, Brighton. 1881. Lascelles, Hon. Gerald; Queen's House, Lyndhurst.

145 1892. LaTottche, John David Digues de ; Chinese Imperial Mari- time Customs, Amoy, China.

1892. Laws, Arthur Moore; P.O.,Boxl85,Johanne8burg,Transvaal.

1885. La wsoN, George, C.B. ; 36 Craven Hill Gardens, Hyde Park,


1876. Legge, Col. "William Vincent, late R.A., F.Z.S. ; CuUeuswood

House, St. Mary's, Tasmania. 1868. Le Strange, Hamon, F.Z.S. ; Hunstanton Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk. 150 1875. Le Strange, Col. Paget Walter, R.A. ; Llwynbedw, Bon- castle, R.S.O., South Wales.

1893. Lewis, Frederick ; Assistant Conservator of Forests, Ratna-

pura, Ceylon. 1889. Leyland, Christopher John ; Haggerston Castle, Bcal, Northumberland . *LiLFORD, Thomas Lyttleton, Lord, F.L.S., F.Z.S. ; Lilford Hall, Oundle.

1874. Lloyd, Col. John Hayes, F.Z.S. ; 95 Adelaide Road, N.W. 155 1889. LoYD, Major Arthur Purvis, F.Z.S. (late 21st Hussars);

3 Queen's Mansions, Victoria Street, S.W.

1877. LuMSDEN, James, F.Z.S. ; Arden House, Alexandria, N.B.

1894. Macpherson, Arthur Holte ; 51 Gloucester Terrace, Hyde

Park, W.

1886. Macpherson, Rev. Hugh Alexander, M. A. ; 11 Victoria Place,


1875. Malcolm, John Wingfield, F.Z.S. ; 7 Great Stanhope Street,

Mayfair, W. 160 1878. Marks, Henry Stacy, R.A., F.Z.S. ; 5 St. Edmund's Terrace,

Regent's Park, N.W. 1894. Marshall, Archibald McLean ; Crowbill, Innerwick, E.

Lothian. 1894. Marshall, James McLean ; Crowbill, Innerwick, E. Lothian.

1878. Matheav, Rev, Murray A., M.A., F.L.S. ; Buckland Dinham,

Frome, Somersetshire.

Date of Election.

1883. Meade-Waldo, Edmund Gustavus Bloomfield", F.Z.S. ; Rope Hill, Lj'mington, Hants. 165 1886. MiLLAis, John Guille, F.Z.S. ; Melwood, Horsham.

1879. Mitchell, Frederick Shaw ; Edmonton, Alberta, N. W. T.,

Canada. 1892. Mivart, St. George, Ph.D., M.D., F.R.S.; Oriental Club, Hanover Square, W.

1890. Monk, Thomas James ; St. Anne's, Lewes, Sussex.

1886. MuiRHEAD, George, F.Z.S.; Mains of Haddo, Aberdeen. 170 1893. Mullens, William H., M.A., F.Z.S.; 9 St. James's Place,


1892. MuNN, Philip Winchester; Laverstoke, Whitchurch, Hants.

1885. Neale, Edward ; 43 Charlotte Street, Portland Place, W.

1882. Nelson, Thomas Hudson ; Sandringham House, Redcar, York- shire.

1895. Nesham, Robert; Utrecht House, Queen's Road, Clapham Park, S.W. 175 1876. Nevill, Hugh; Newton Villa, Godalming.

1872. Newcome, Francis D'Arcy William Clough ; Feltwell Hall, Brandon, Suffolk. *Newton, Alfred, M.A., F.R.S., F.Z.S., Professor of Zoology in the University of Cambridge ; Magdalene College, Cam- bridge. *Newton, Sir Edavard, K.C.M.G., M.A., F.L.S., C.M.Z.S. ; 14 Wellington Esj)lanade, Lowestoft.

1891. NicHOLL, DiGBT Sets Whitlock, F.L.S., F.Z.S.; The Ham,

Cowbridge, Glamorganshire. 180 1886. NiCHOLLs, Howard Hill John, M.R.C.S. ; The Moat, East- bourne.

1876. Nicholson, Francis, F.Z.S. ; Oakfield, Ashley Rd., Altrincham.

1895. Noble, Heatlet ; Temple Combe, Henley-on-Thames.

1887. Norman, George Cameron, F.Z.S. ; 68 Lombard Street, E.C.

1882. Gates, Eugene William, F.Z.S. ; Mandalay, Burma.

185 1892. Ogilvie, Fergus Menteith, M.A., F.Z.S. ; 5 Evelyn Mansions, Carlisle Place, Victoria Street, S.W. 1889. Ogle, Bertram Savile ; Hill House, Steeple Aston, Oxford.

1883. Parker, Henry, C.E., F.Z.S., Irrigation Officer, P.W.D. ;

Kurunegala, Ceylon.

1880. Parkin, Thomas, M.A., F.Z.S. ; Fairseat, High Wickham,

Hastings. 1891. Patterson, Robert ; Tilecote, Malone Park, Belfast.


Date of Election.

190 1884. Patterson, R. Lloyd, F.L.S. ; Croft House, Holywood, co.

Down, 189-1. Pearson, Charles Edward ; Chilwell House, near Nottingham. 1891. Pearson, Henry J. ; Bramcote, Notts. 1891. Penrose, Frank, F.E.C.S. ; 4 Harley Street, W. 1886. Phillips, E. Lort, F.Z.S. ; 79 Cadogan Square, S.W. 195 1888. Phillips, George Thorne ; Wokingham, Berkshire.

1893. PiGOTT, Thomas Digby, C.B. ; 5 Ovington Gardens, S.W. 1883. Pike, Thomas Mayer, M.A. ; care of li. H. Porter, 18 Princes

Street, Cavendish Square, W. 1888. PowYS,MERvrNOAVEN Wayne, B.A., F.Z.S. ; 2 Tenterden Street,

Hanover Square, W.

1893. Pycraft, William Plane ; Department of Comparative

Anatomy, University Museum, Oxford. 200 1888. Radclyffe, Charles Robert Eustace ; 1st Life Guards, and Hyde, Wareham, Dorset. 1879. Raavson, Herbert Evelyn, F.Z.S. ; Fallbarrow, Windermere.

1894. Read, Richard Henry, L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S. ; Church Street,

Hanley. 1888. Read, Robert H. ; 7 South Parade, Bedford Park, W. 1877. Reid, Capt.SAViLEG., late R.E., F.Z.S. ; Thornhaugh,Swanage,

Dorset. 205 1893. Rendall, Percy, M.D., F.Z.S. ; Fort Johnston, Lake Nyassa,

British Central Aftica,

1895. Rickett, Charles Boughey ; Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank,

Foochow ; care of H. S. King & Co. 1894. Rothschild, The Hon. Charles ; Tring Park, Tring. 1893. Rothschild, The Hon. L. Walter, F.Z.S. : Tring Park, Tring,

Herts. 1883. St. Quintin, William Herbert, F.Z.S.; Scampston Hall,

Rilliugton, Yorkshire. 210 *Salvin, Osbert, M.A., F.R.S., F.Z.S.; 10 Chandos Street,

W., and Hawksfold, Fernhurst, Haslemere. 1870. Saunders, Howard, F.L.S., F.Z.S. ; 7 Radnor Place, Hyde

Park, W. *Sclater, Philip Ltjtley, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S. ; Secretary

to the Zoological Society of London, 3 Hanover Square,

W., and Odiham Priory, Winchfield. 1891. ScLATER, William Lutley, M.A., F.Z.S. ; Eton College,



Date of Election.

1881. Scully, Surgeou-Lt.-Col. John, F.L.S., F.Z.8. ; care of Messrs. H. S. King & Co., 65 Cornhill, B.C. 215 1873. Seebohm, Henry, F.Z.S.; 22 Courtfield Gardens, S.W.

1889. Senhouse, Httmphrey Patricius, B.A. ; The Fitz, Cocker- mouth, Cumberland.

1871. Sharpe, Richard Bowdler, LL..I)., F.L.S., F.Z.S. ; Senior Assistant, Zoological Department, British Museum (Natural History), South Kensington, S.W.

1886. Shaw, William Carstairs ; Bank of Madras, Madras. 1870. Shelley, Capt. G. Ernest, F.Z.S. , late Grenadier Guards;

10 Thurloe Square, S.W. 220 1865. Shepherd, Eev. Charles William, M.A., F.Z.S.; Trotters- cliffe Rectory, Maidstone, Kent. 1894. Shirley, Sbwallis Evelyn ; Ettington Park, Stratford-on- Avon.

1881. SiMsoN, F. B., F.Z.S. ; Broom Hill, Spratton, Northampton.

1882. Slater, Rev. Henry H., M.A., F.Z.S. ; Thoruhangh Rectory,

Wansford, Northants.

1864. Smith, Rev. Alfred Charles, M. A.; Old Park, Devizes, Wilts. 225 1881. Southwell, Thomas, F.Z.S.; 10 The Crescent, Chapel Field, Norwich.

1893. Stanley, Samuel S. ; 3 Regent Grove, Leamington, Warwick- shire.

1875. Stark, A. C.

1889. Stoate, William ; Belmont, Burnham, Somerset.

1893. Sxonham, Charles, F.R.C.S., F.Z.S. ; 4 Harley Street, Cavendish Square, W. 230 1881. Studdy, Col. Robert Wright (late Manchester Regiment) ; Waddeton Court, Brixham, Devon.

1887. Styan, Frederick William, F.Z.S. ; Ben Craig, Bayham Road,

Sevenoaks, and Shanghai, China. 1887. Swinburne, John ; Carlton Lodge, Catel, Guernsey. 1882. Swinhoe, Col. Charles (Indian Staff Corps), M.A., F.L.S.,

F.Z.S. ; Avenue House, Cowley Road, Oxford. 1884. Tait, William Chaster, C.M.Z.S. ; EntreQuintas 155, Oporto,

Portugal. 235 *Taylor, Edward Cavendish, M.A., F.Z.S. ; 74 Jermyn Street,

S.W. 1873. Tegetmeier, William Bernhard, F.Z.S. ; 16 Alexandra

Grove, North Finchley, N.


Date of


1889. Tennant, Edward Priaulx ; 40 Grosvenor Square, W., and

The Glen, Innerleithen, N.B. 1S86. Terry, Major Horace A. (Oxfordshire Light Infantry) ;

Bnxvale, Walton-on-Thames. 1891. Thoexhill, William Blfn^dell ; Castle Cosey, Castle Belling-

ham, Ireland. 240 1893. Thorpe, Dixon L. ; Loshville, Etterby Scaur, Carlisle.

1894. TicEHiTRST, Norman Frederic ; Winstowe, St. Leonards-on-Sea.

1893. Trevor-Batxye, AtibynB. R.,F.Z.S. ; St. Margaret's Mansions,

51 Victoria Street, S.W. *Tristram, Rev. Henry Baker, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S., C.M.Z.S., Canon of Durham ; The College, Durham. 18G4. Upcher, Henry Morris, F.Z.S. ; Sheringhum Hall, Norfolk, and Feltwell Hall, Brandon. 245 1894. UssHER, Richard John ; Cappagh House, Cappagh, R.S.O., Lismore, Ireland.

1890. Venotjr, Stephen ; Fern Bank, Altrincham, Cheshire. 1884. Verey, a, S. ; Heronsgate, near Rickmansworth.

1881. Verner, Major William WiLLoroHBY Cole (Rifle Brigade) ; Junior United Service Club, S.W.

1886. Wade-Dalton, Col. H. D. ; HauxweU Hall, Finghall, R.S.O.,

Yorkshire. 250 1895. Wallis, Henry Marriage ; 6 Southeni Hill, Reading.

1881. Walsingham, Thomas, Lord, F.R.S., F.Z.S. ; Merton Hall,

Thetford, Norfolk. 1872. Wardlaw-Ramsay, Major R. G., F.Z.S.; Tillicoultry House,

TiUicoultry, N.B. 1874. Wharton, Charles Bygrave, F.Z.S. ; Hounsdown, Totton,


1891. Whitaker, Benjamin Ingham ; Hesley Hall, Tickhill, Rother-

ham. 255 1881. Whitaker, Joseph, F.Z.S.; Raiuworth Lodge, Mansfield, Notts. 1891. Whitaker, Joseph I. S. ; Malfitano, Palermo, Sicily.

1887. Whitehead, Jeffery ; Southwood, Bickley, Kent.

1894. Wilkinson, Johnson ; Huddersfield, Yorkshire.

1888. Wilson, Charles Joseph; 16 Gordon Square, W.C.

260 1887. Wilson, Scott Baechard, F.Z.S. ; Heatherbank, Weybridge Heath, Surrey. 1891. WiTHiNGiON, Frank; care of Messrs. Read and Campbell, No. 4 San Juan de Letran, Mexico City, Mexico.

Date of


1875. Wright, Charles A,, F.L.S., F.Z.S. (Knight of the Crown of Italy) ; Kayhough, Kew-Gardens Road, Kew, S.W.

1871. Wright, E.Perceval, M.D., F.L.S.,F.Z.S., Professor of Botany

in the University of Dublin. 1891. Wright, Thomas, M.D. ; Castle Place, Nottingham. 265 1876. Wyatt, Claude W. ; Adderbury, Banbury.

1895. Yerbury, Lt.-Col. John William, R.A., F.Z.S. ; Army and

Navy Club, S.W.

1889. Young, Commander James B., R.N. ; 2 Ventnor Villas, Hove,

Brighton. 1878. Young, John, F.L.S., F.Z.S. ; 64 Hereford Road, Bayswater,W.

Extra- Ordinary Member.

1860. Wallace, Alfred Russel, F.Z.S. ; Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset.

Honorary Members.

1886. Atres, Thomas ; Potchefstroom, Transvaal.

1890. Berlepsch, Graf von, C.M.Z.S. ; Miinden, Hannover. 1860. Cabanis, Dr. Jean, C.M.Z.S., Friedrichshagen, bei Berlin. 1870. Finsch, Dr. Otto, C.M.Z.S. ; Delmenhorst, near Bremen.

5 1880. Gatke, Heinrich, C.M.Z.S., Heligoland.

1894. GiGLioLi, Dr. Henry Hillter, F.M.Z.S. ; Reale Istituto di

Studii Superior i, Florence. 1860. Hartladb, Dr. Gustav, F.M.Z.S., Bremen. 1860. La YARD, Edgar Leopold, C.M.G., F.Z.S., Otterbourne, Bud-

leigh Saltertou, DevonsMre. 1893. Reichenoav, Dr. Anton, C.M.Z.S. ; Museum fiir Naturkunde,

Invalidenstrasse, Berlin. 10 1890. Salvadori, Count Tommaso, M.D. , F.M.Z.S. ; Royal Zoological

Museum, Turin.

Foreign Members.

1890. Allen, Joel Asaph, C.M.Z.S. ; American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Neiu Yorl: City, U.S.A.

1872, Bocage, Prof. J. V. Barboza du, C.M.Z.S. ; Royal Museum,

Lisbon. 1880. Bureau, Louis, M.D. : Ecole de Medecine, Nantes.


Date of Election.

1873. CoLLETT, Prof. Egbert, F.M.Z.S. ; Zoological Museum, Clirhti- ania. 5 1872. CouEs, Dr. Elliott, C.M.Z.S. ; Smithsonian Institution, Wash- ington, D.C.

1875. DoEiA, Marchese Giacomo, F.M.Z.S., Oenoa.

1872. Fatio, Dr. Victob, C.M.Z.S., Geneva.

1872. LoNGCHAMPS, Baron De Selys, Liege.

1866. Madarasz, Dr. Julius voi^ ; National Museum, Buda- Festh. lo 1872. Malmgren, Dr. A. J., Hehingfors, Finland.

1883. Marsh, Prof. Othniel Charles, C.M.Z.S. ; Yale College, New- haven, U.S.A.

1894. Meijzbier, Prof. Dr. Michael, C.M.Z.S. ; Imperial Society of Naturalists, Moscow.

1881. Meyer, Dr. Adolph Bernhard, C.M.Z.S., Director of the Royal Museum, Dresden.

1872. Milne-Edwards, Prof . Alphonse,F.M.Z.S. ; Jardin des Plantes, Faris. 1 5 1890. OusTALET, Dr. Emile, C.M.Z.S. ; Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Jardin des Plantes, Faris.

1894. Pleskb, Dr. Theodor, F.M.Z.S. ; ImperialZoological Museum, St. Fetersburg.

1872. Eadde, Prof. Gustav, C.M.Z.S., Tijlls.

1880. RiDGWAY, Robert, C.M.Z.S. ; Smithsonian Institution, Wash- ington, D.C.

1894. ScHALow, Herman ; 105 Rathenowerstrasse, Berlin, N. W.




Number I., January.

I. A Contribution to the Pterylography of the Tinamiformes. By W. P, PrcKAFT, M.B.O.TJ., Assistant to the Linacre Professor

of Comparative Anatomy, Oxford. (Plates I.-III.) .... 1

II. A List of the Birds of the Island of Balabac, with some Notes on and Additions to the Avifauna of Palawan. By A.

H. Everett, C.M.Z.S., M.B.O.U 21

III. Notes on the Auckland-Island Shag {Phalacrocorax colensoi). By Sir Walter L. Buller, K.C.M.G., D.Sc, F.R.S. 39

IV. Notes on the Nidification of some Indian Birds not mentioned in Hume's ' Nests and Eggs.' Part I. By E. C. Stuart Baker, F.Z.S 41

V. Notes on the Birds of the Central Pyrenees. By H. M. Wallis 64

VI. Additional Notes on Tunisian Birds. By Joseph I. S. Whitaker, F.Z.S 85

VII. On the Birds of the Philippine Islands. —Part III. The Mountains of the Province of Isabella, in the extreme North- east of Luzon. By W. R. Ogilvie Grant. With Field-Notes

by John Whitehead. (Plates IV. & V.) lOG

VIII. Notes on some Hawaiian Birds. By R. C. L. Perkins 117


' Page

IX. Description of a new Species of Finch of the Genua Crithagra from South-east Africa. By H. B. Tristram, LL.D., D.D., F.R.S 129

X. On Use and Abuse of Generic Terms, By H. B. Tristram, LL.D., D.D., F.R.S 130

XL Further Remarks on the Mode of Carriage of the Legs in the Birds of Prey. By Ernst Hartert 133

XII. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. Nos. XX., XXI 136

XIII. Notices of recent Ornithological Publications :

1. Bendire on new Birds from Aldabra Island .... 146

2. Berezowski and Bianchi on the Birds of Kansn . . 147

3. Briggs on the Birds of North Bonaldshay .... 147

4. Buller on Birds observed on voyages to and from New

Zealand 148

5. Chapman (F. M.) on Bird Migration 148

6. Festa on the Birds of Palestine and Syria .... 150

7. Goodchild on the Birds of Swaledale 151

8. Gurney on Female Birds in Male Plumage .... 151

9. Hartert on the Birds of the Natuna Islands . . . 151

10. Hartert on two Species of Troclialopteron .... 152

11. Hartert on Eggs from Northern China 152

12. Hartert on the Eggs of a Swift 152

13. Hartert on two new Venezuelan Birds 153

14. Hinxman and Clarke on the Birds of West lloss-shire 153

15. Jentink on the Birds of Holland 153

16. Le Souof's Trip to North Queensland 154

17. Le Souef on some Australian Birds'-eggs .... 155

18. Lucas on the Tongue of the Cape-May Warbler . . 155

19. Meyer and Wiglesworth on Birds from the Talaut

Islands 156

20. North on Nesting-habits of some Australian Birds . 156

21. North on the Parrakeet of Norfolk Island . . . .156

22. Ogilvie Grant on the Changes of Plumage in the Red

Grouse 157

23. Prazak on the Birds of Bohemia 157

24. Radde on the Public Museum of Tiflis 158



25. Eey on the European Cuckoo 158

26. Rothschild on Albinism in Birds 160

27. Rothschild on Chalcopsitfacus chdvenbodei .... 160

28. Rothschild and Hartert on a new form of Pigeon . . 160

29. Schalow on the Oology of the Ilatitce 160

30. Schalow on the question whether the German Ornis is

worked out 161

31. Stejneger on a Japanese Reed-Warbler 161

32. Stone on the Old- World EalUnce 162

33. Tait on the Birds of Portugal 162

34. Tschusi zu Schmidhoffen on ColymhisadamsiinAvLstnei 162

35. Verrill on the Birds of Dominica 162

36. Waugh and Lat?^ste on Chilian Birds 163

37. Winge on the Birds observed at the Danish Light-

stations in 1893 164

XIV. Letters, Extracts, Notices, &c. :

Letters from Dr. C. Parrot, The Rev. Canon Tristram, Mr. 0. V. Aplin, Mr. Gerald E. H. Barrett-Hamilton, Mr. E. G. Meade- Waldo, and Mr. Philip W. Munn. Errata in Mr. Rickett's Paper ; The " Scomber-scomber " Principle ; Tina- mous at Washington ; The Bird-Collection at Zurich ; Report of the British Museum (lS"atural History) for 1894 ; A supposed new Ratite Bird ; Margarita, West Indies ; Appointments to the Staff of the Field Columbian Museum at Chicago ; Dr. R. W. Shufeldt's Address 164

Number II., April.

XV. On the Ornithology of the Delta of the Rhone. By W. Eagle Clarke, F.L.S 173

XVI. On some new and little-known Species of Birds from Formosa. By Henry Seebohm. (Plate VI.) 211

XVII. Field-Notes on the Birds of the Estancia Sta. Elena, Argentine Republic. By A. H. Holland. With Remarks by

P. L. Sclaier 213



XVIII. Notes ou the Nidifieation of some Indian Birds not mentioned in Hume's ' Nests and Eggs.' Part II. By E. C. Stuakt Bakee, F.Z.S 217

XIX. On a new Species of Xenicus from an Island off the Coast of New Zealand. By Sir Walter L. Bullek, K.C.M.G., D.Sc, F.R.S. (Plate VII.) 236

XX. On Birds observed in Iceland in 1894, with a List of the Species hitherto recorded therefrom. By Heney J. and Chaeles E. Peaeson 237

XXI. On the Birds of the Philippine Islands. Part IV. The Province of Albay, South-east Luzon, and the adjacent Island of Catanduanes. By W. R. Ogilvie Grant. With Field-Notes by John Whitehead 249

XXII. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. Nos. XXII.-XXIV * 267

XXIII. Notices of recent Ornithological Publications :

38. Annals of Scottish Natural History. Nos. 11 & 12,

1894 279

39. Chapman (F. M.) on the Birds of New York . . .280

40. De Vis on Birds from Mount Maneao, New Guinea . 280

41. Foster on Ornithological Literature, 1876-83 . . . 281

42. Godman and Salvin's ' Biologia Centrali-Americana ' . 281

43. Goeldi on the Birds of Brazil 282

44. Lilford's ' Coloured Figures of British Birds ' . . . 282

45. Lucas on the Affinities of the Ccerebidce 283

46. Madarasz on the Nesting of the Nutcracker in Hungary 283

47. Martorelli on Italian Birds of Prey 283

48. Math e w's ' Birds of Pembrokeshire' 284

49. Menzbier and Severtzow on the Ornithology of

Turkestan 285

50. Meyer on new Birds from the East Indies .... 285

51. Millais on the British Tetraonidce 286

52. North on Eggs of Australian Birds 286

53. Pleske on the Birds of Prjevalski's Journeys in Central

Asia 286

54. Prentis's ' Notes on the Birds of Rainham ' . . . 287

55. Rake on the Breeding of Nyctidromus albicoUis . . 288



56. Reichenow on the Birds of German East-Africa . . 288

57. Reiser on the Avifauna of the Balkans 289

58. Rhoads's Edition of Ord's ' Zoology ' 290

59. Ridgway on new Birds from the Galapagos , . . 291

60. Ridgway on new Birds from the Masearene Subregion 292

61. Sharpe and Wyatt on the Hirundinidce 292

62. Witherby's ' Forest Birds ' 292

XXIV. Letters, Extracts, Notices, &c. :

Letters from Rev. H. A. Macpherson (two), Capt. W. Wilfrid Cordeaus, Mr. Herluf Winge, Messrs. Abel and Alfred C. Chapman, Mr. W. P. Pycraft, and the Rev. Canon Tristram. The Deep Plantars in the Trochilidce ; Deep Plexor Tendons of Macrojiteryx ; The Fertilization of Flowers by Birds. Obituary. Mr. Alfred Forbes Sealy, Mr. Edward Hargitt; Mr. A. G. Moore, and Mr. George N. Lawrence (first notices) ; R. Champley, C. M. Adams 293

Number TIT., July.

XXV. Notes on South Formosa and its Birds. By John

D. DE La Totjche 305

XXVI. Preliminary Descriptions of a new Genus and of five new Species of Central Australian Birds. By Alfred J. North, F.L.S., Australian Museum, Sydney 339

XXVIT. On the Bower-bird recently described by Mr. C. W. De Vis as Cnemophilus maria;. By P. L. Sclatee, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S. (Plate VIII.) 343

XXVIII. On the Pterylography of the Hoatzin, Opistliocomus cristatus. By W. P. PrcEAFT, M.B.O.U,, Assistant to the Linacre Professor of Comparative Anatomy, Oxford. (Plates IX.-XI.) . 345

XXIX. Further Notes on Birds from Bugotu, Solomon Islands, with Description of a new Species. By H. B. Tristram, D.D., LL.D., F.R.S 373

XXX. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. Nos. XXV.-XXVII 376


XXXI. Notices of recent Ornithological Publications :

63. Andrews on some Remains of yEjjyornis .... 385

64. Annals of Scottish Natural History 385

65. ' Aquila,' a new Journal of Ornithology .... 386

66. 'The Auk' 387

67. Blasius on the Birds of Malta and Gozo .... 388

68. Bolau on two Sea-Eagles 388

69. Bourns and "Worcester on new Philippine Birds . . 388

70. Buller's Address on Darwinism, and other Papers . 390

71. Butler on Foreign Cage-Finches 390

72. Biittikofer on two new Paradise-birds 391

73. Biittikofer on the Immature Dress of Microglossus . 391

74. Dresser's Supplement to the ' Birds of Europe ' . . 392

75. Dubois on new or little-known Birds 392

76. Elliot's ' Monograph of the Plttidai ' 393

77. Finsch on the Water-Ouzel 393

78. Godman and Salvin's ' Biologia Centrali-Americana ' 394

79. Guruey on the Birds of Prey of the Norwich Museum 394

80. Hartert on Birds from the Congo Free State . . . 395

81. Hartert on a Swift from Tunis 395

82. Kelsall on a new Jungle-fowl 395

83. Kelsall on the Nest and Eggs of two Birds of Pahang 396

84. Kelsall on Macluerhamphus alcinus 396

85. Kelsall and Ridley's Trip to Pahang 396

86. Lydekker's ' Royal Natural History ' 396

87. Meyer on a male Capercaillie in Female Dress . . 397

88. Meyer on two new Paradise-birds 397

89. Meyer and Wiglesworth on new Birds from Celebes . 397

90. Minot on the Land-birds of New England .... 397

91. Newton & Gadow's 'Dictionary of Birds,' Part III. . 398

92. Rey on the Cuckoo 399

93. Robinson's Trip to the Tropics 399

94. Rothschild on a new Miro 401

95. Rothschild on Salvadorina ivaigiuensis 401

96. Rothschild and Hartert on a new Bustard . . . 401

97. Salvador! on two Parrots of the Genus Pyrrlmra . 401

98. Salvador! on the Birds of the Mantawi Islands . .401

99. Saivin on Birds from Peru 402

100. Sharpe's ' Monograph of the Paradiseidce ' . . . . 403

101. Shufeldt on the Crane-tribe 403



XXXII. Letters, Extracts, Notices, &c. :

Letters from Messrs. Dean C. "Worcester and Frank S. Bourns. Note on Xenicus insularis ; Recent Ornithological Expeditions ; ' Aves Hawaiienses ' and the ' Avifauna of Laysan ' ; Anniversary Meeting of the British Ornithologists' Union, 1895. Obituary. Mr. A. G. More and Mr. G. N. Lawrence 403

Number IV., Octohcr.

XXXIII. Xotes on Birds found Nesting on Albatross Island

in Bass Strait, Australia. By D. le Souef 413

XXXIV. On the Effect of Westerly Winds on the Flight of Gulls (Laridce) and other Birds. By J. H. Guknet .... 423

XXXV. On a newSpecies oi']i3ihh\eT(Tnrdimihisgnttatieollis) from the Miri Hills to the North of Assam. By W. R. Ogilvie Grant 432

XXXVI. On the Birds of the Philippine Islands.— Part V. The Highlands of the Province of Lepanto, North Luzon. By \V. R. Ogilvie Grant. AVith Field-Notes by John Whitehead. (Plates XIL-XIV.) 433

XXXVII. On some Birds from the Island of Negros, Philip- pines. (Second Contribution.) By Wm. Eagle Clarke, F.L.S. 472

XXXVIII. On the Position of the Feet of Birds during Flight. By E. W. H. Holdsworth, F.L.S., F.Z.S 479

XXXIX. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. No. XXVIII 484

XL. Notices of recent Ornithological Publications : -

102. Baker on the Birds of North Cachar 488

103. Barrett-Hamilton on Sabine's Snipe 488

104. Bay on Birds from East Greenland 480

105. Beddard's ' Zoogeography ' 489

106. Butler on the Birds of Indiana 490

107. GavT on the Cry N)/ctibii(s jmnaicensis .... 490

108. Chapman (Frank M.) on American Birds .... 491



1 09. Clark on the Pterylography of the Cajjriinuhjidce and

Sfrujidce 491

110. Emerson on the Fauna of the ]!^orfolk Broads . . 492

111. Eield Columbian Museum's first Publication . . . 493

112. Hartlaub on Extinct Birds 494

113. Harvie-Brown on the Island of Rockall .... 495

114. Headley on the Structure and Life of Birds . . . 496

115. Herman on Bird-Migration in Hungary .... 496

116. Jackson on the Great Frozen Land 497

117. Meyer and Wiglesworth on Birds from North Celebes 498

118. North on Birds from the Gilbert Islands .... 498

119. Kichmond on a new Genus of Trogons 499

120. Seebohm on the Classification of Birds 499

121. Shufeldt on Isolated Species of Birds 500

122. Smith (Eev. A. C.) on the late John Legg .... 500

123. Stone on the Birds of the Delaware Valley . . . 500

124. Suchetet on the Bimaculated Duck 501

125. Thurston on Ramesvaram Island 501

126. Trouessart on Zoological Geography 502

127. Verrill on Birds from the Antarctic Islands . . . 503

128. Verrill on the Birds of Dominica 504

129. Waugh and Lataste on Chilian Birds 504

130. Winge on Birds observed at the Danish Light-stations

in 1894 . . . 504

XLI. Letters, Extracts, Notices, &c. :

Letters from Messrs. W. T. Van Dyck, Shelley W. Denton, Thomas Parkin, and W. P. Pycraft. Mr, Boucard's Collection of Birds ; The Manchester Museum, Owens College ; The Austra- lian Museum, Sydney; Birds in Arabia Felix; The Summit of Roraima and its Birds ; Nesting of Qeocichla ncevia in British Columbia ; Parliamentary Ileport on the British Museum ; Death of Mr. H. T. Wharton, M.A., M.B.O.U 505

Index of Scientific Names 515

Index of Contents 529

Titlepage, Preface, List of Members, and Contents.



1]. }■ Pterylosis of Calodromas elegaiis 8,12




Fig. 1. Zosteroniis striatus 110

Fig. 2. Dendrophila mesoleuca Ill

Fig. 1. ^thopyga flavipectus Ill

Fig. 2. Eudrepanis jefferyi Ill

VI. Parusholsti, ^ 211

VII. Xenicus insularis 237

VIII. Loria marine, d ct $ 344


X. r Pterylosis of Opisthocomus cristatus . . . 371,372 XI. J

J Fig. 1. Brachypteryx poliogyna, $ 446

' 1 Fig. 2. Uhinomyias insignis 442

XIII. Pseudotharrhaleus caudatus 448

XIV. Pyrrhula leucogcnis 455

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No. I. JANUARY 1895.

I. A Contribution to the Pterylography of the Tinami- formes. By W. P. Pycraft, M.B.O.U.^ Assistant to the Linacre Professor of Comparative Anatomy^ Oxford.

(Plates I.-III.)

Some time since, Dr. Sclater forwarded me an adult and two nestlings of tlie Martineta Tinamou, Calodromas elegans, and, later on, an adult of the Rufous Tinamou, Rhynchotis rufescens, requesting at the same time that I would furnish him with a report thereon for the pages of ' The Ibis.'

The present paper may be considered as the first section of this report, and describes the pterylosis of these birds. I have assumed, as a matter of course, that my readers are acquainted with the salient features of the science of pterylography, and therefore I have not attempted to preface my descriptions with introductory remarks appertaining thereto.

My investigations have been carried out in the laboratories of the Department of Comparative Anatomy of the Museum, at such odd moments as I could manage to spare from other and more pressing work, and thus, perhaps, ray apparent


2 Mr. W. P. Pycraft on the

sloth will be considered to have been satisfactorily explained away.

For purposes of convenience it will be expedient to de- scribe the pterylosis of the adult specimens first, commencing with

1. Calodromas elegans. (Plates I., II.)

PterylcB :

Pt. capitis (PI. I., Pt.cap.). The plumage of the head is produced forward on each side of the beak into a conical process, terminating at the posterior angle of the external nares. The two processes enclose between them a large portion of the cere"^. The eyelids are provided with eye- lashes.

The feathers of the inter-ramal space are collected into a distinct tract, with a relatively wide apterion on either side ; at a point corresponding to the angle of the gape the apterion ends abruptly, the plumage blending with that of the side of the head and neck.

Pt. spinalis (PI. II., Pt.s.). Arising at the nape of the neckj it divides soon afterwards into two long narrow tracts enclosing a spacef. Coalescing between the humeral tracts, they soon after again divide, and at the same time increase greatly in width. Just in front of the thigh a branch is sent down to the femoral tract, the main stems of the tract retaining their independence for a short distance further, and then fuse at a point roughly corresponding with a line drawn across the back from the acetabulum. The remainder of the tract is now continued backwards, finally to blend with the pteryla caudse (PI.