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Notes on some species of Tasmanian birds

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Legge, William Vincent (1874) Notes on some species of Tasmanian birds. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 31-36.

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Abstract

With a view of contributing towards the information
already possessed concerning our Tasmanian birds, I venture
to offer for the perusal of those members of our Society
who take an interest in ornithology, a few remarks on some
of the most noteworthy of the species frequenting the district
I have been residing in. There is up to the present
time a great lack of published matter relating to the habits,
economy, and natural history in general, of Australian
birds. Gould's great work, excelling to a high degree in
some points, while it is deficient in others, is a mere foundation
for future naturalists to work on.

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. 31-36
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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 03:30
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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