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Notes on the occurrence in Tasmania of the "Southern stone plover" (Edicnemus grallarius)

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Morton, Alexander (1895) Notes on the occurrence in Tasmania of the "Southern stone plover" (Edicnemus grallarius). Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 71-72.

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Abstract

The first published list of the birds of Tasmania was printed
in the Proceedings of the Royal Society in Vol. III., 1854,
page 142, by the Rev. T. J. Ewing, of New Town. In that
list Mr. Ewing gives the numbers as follows :— Families, 28.
Genera, 114. Species, 169. In 1886 Proceedings, an interesting
paper, by Colonel W. V. Legge, R.A., E.Z.S., is published,
entitled " Systematic List of Tasmanian Birds."

Since the above was printed he following birds have been
sent to the Museum,being hitherto unrecorded for Tasmania
I give them in the order as they reached me
— (1.) The Semi-palmated Goose, Anseranas melanoleuca (2.) The Australian Drongo (3.) Blue-billed Duck of Australia, Erismatura australis. The latest addition to the avifaune of Tasmania are a pair of fine speciments of the Southern Stone Plover (Edicnemus grallarius).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 71-72
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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: 31 Jul 2013 06:31
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:53
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