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On the weaver bird (Ploceus baya: Blyth), in Ceylon.

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Legge, RV (1873) On the weaver bird (Ploceus baya: Blyth), in Ceylon. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 30-35.

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Abstract

The sub-family Ploceince, or Weaver Birds,—by reason of their singular and interesting habits, and the wonderful ingenuity displayed in the construction of their nests,—may be said to rank foremost in the great family of Fringillidae; and differ, in company with another interesting section, the Munias (Estreldinae),from others of the finch tribe, in having a minute first primary. The weaver birds, which are inhabitants of tropical Asia and of parts of Africa, are represented in the former region by only one genus, Ploceus, of which there are four species, — Ploceus baya (Blyth), P. striatus (Blyth), P. Bengalensis (Linn.), and P. Philippinus.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 30-35
Additional Information: In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 04:34
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15225
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