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Note on Myiagea plumbea, vig. & horsf

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Legge, William Vincent (1874) Note on Myiagea plumbea, vig. & horsf. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 10-11.

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Abstract

On the 18th ult. I procured a fine example of this fly-catcher a few miles from Falmouth; it was affecting some partly cleared land on the side of a hill near the Four-mile Creek, I had noticed it the day previous in a young Eucalyptus gigantea, and resorted to the spot on the following morning with a view of looking for it, when I was fortunate enough to find it in the same tree. On dissection it proved to be an immature male attired in the dress of a female, one of the peculiar characteristics of the species.

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. 10-11
Additional Information: LEGGE, WILLIAM VINCENT (1841-1918), soldier and scientist, was born on 2 September 1841 at Cullenswood, near St Marys, Van Diemen's Land, son of Robert Vincent Legge (d.1891) 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: 19 Oct 2012 03:21
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15277
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