List of Birds collected by the Calvert Expedition in West Australia. With Field Notes by G.A. Keartland, Naturalist to the Expedition. [Contained in] Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volume 22, Part 2, 1898. Calvert Expedition, Alfred J. NORTH.

List of Birds collected by the Calvert Expedition in West Australia. With Field Notes by G.A. Keartland, Naturalist to the Expedition. [Contained in] Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volume 22, Part 2, 1898

Adelaide, RSSA, 1898.

Octavo, pages 125-192 plus a tipped-in errata slip with several minor references to this article.

Wrappers slightly and uniformly tanned (acidic paper); a fine copy (uncirculated).

Keartland's field notes make this far more interesting than the 'List of Birds' title suggests. For example, he concludes his account of the Nankeen kestrel thus: 'I took four eggs from a tree near our camp, and was surprised to find the nest lined with pellets of camel dung. This is probably the first time this material has been used for nest-lining'. Indeed. Other articles of more-or-less general interest include KOCH, Max: A List of Plants collected on Mount Lyndhurst Run (18 pages); BROWNE, J. Harris: Use of the Wedge by the Natives of the Great Barrier Plain (1 page); and the address by the president, W.L. Cleland (7 pages, essentially on the anthropology of Australia).

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