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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1877

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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1877) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1877. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 19-20.

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Abstract

The monthly meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, 14th
August; James Barnard, Esq., in the chair.
Presented from Mr. Wm. Barnard, was a specimen of an Australian Golden Plover (Charadrius
orientalis).
Mr. J. Swan observed he had never known these birds to be so
numerous in Tasmania as during the present season. For one bird seen
on former occasions, he must have seen fifty this year in the Lake
District. He thought it probable that the great droughts in the
interior of Australia had driven the birds southward to Tasmania in
search of moisture.
From Master H. Jones—a specimen of a Bronze Cuckoo (Lamprococcyx plagosus)
from near Mount Nelson was presented to the society. Mr. E. Swan remarked that this
Cuckoo had appeared a month earlier than usual this year, as
it was very rarely seen before September. Mr, J. Swan thought
it might generally be looked for about the same time as the
Swallow.
The Secretary called attention to the unusually long list of book
presentations on the table from societies in various parts of the
world, to wit. Great Britain, America, Italy, Germany, New Zealand,
and the neighbouring colonies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 19-20
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: 19 Nov 2012 01:23
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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