. Our search for a wilderness; an account of two ornithological expeditions to Venezuela and to British Guiana. Natural history; Birds. THE LIFE OF THE ABARY SAVANNAS. 369 back to his brush-wood. A day or two before we came one of the birds had used a beam of the porch as a perch. This general movement occurred at both sunrise and sun- set and was ahvays as thorough and noisy as we found it the first evening of our stay. For months, we were told, it had been kept up as regularly as clockwork.. Fig. 152. (A) Female Hoatzin flushed from her Nest; the Male Bird approaching. In the morning as the

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. Our search for a wilderness; an account of two ornithological expeditions to Venezuela and to British Guiana. Natural history; Birds. THE LIFE OF THE ABARY SAVANNAS. 369 back to his brush-wood. A day or two before we came one of the birds had used a beam of the porch as a perch. This general movement occurred at both sunrise and sun- set and was ahvays as thorough and noisy as we found it the first evening of our stay. For months, we were told, it had been kept up as regularly as clockwork.. Fig. 152. (A) Female Hoatzin flushed from her Nest; the Male Bird approaching. In the morning as the sun grew hotter the birds became quiet and finally disappeared, not to be heard or seen again until afternoon. They spend the heat of the day sitting on their nests or perched on branches in the cooler, deeper recesses of their linear jungle. The last view of them in the morning, as the heat became intense, or late in the evening, usually revealed them squatted. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Beebe, Mary; Beebe, William, 1877-1962, joint author. London, Constable

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