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الصفحة 57 - ... swan, and occasionally darting it down at the fish which happened to float within its reach...
الصفحة 9 - ... from their roosting places. This is continued for about an hour; and, on the rising of the sun, they silently descend from their perches, and the males begin to strut for the purpose of winning the admiration of their mates. If the call be given from the ground, the males in the vicinity fly towards the individual, and, whether they perceive...
الصفحة 47 - Then they would tumble one over the other into the sea, in the utmost confusion. And if we did not, at the first discharge, kill those we fired at, we generally lost them, though mortally wounded.
الصفحة 46 - ... us, settled just before the dog's nose again, and, by rolling and tumbling about, drew off his attention from her young, and thus preserved her brood a second time.
الصفحة 42 - Another day, having placed myself between a penguin (Aptenodytes demersa) and the water, I was much amused by watching its habits. It was a brave bird ; and till reaching the sea, it regularly fought and drove me backwards. Nothing less than heavy blows would have stopped him : every inch he gained he firmly kept, standing close before me erect and determined.
الصفحة 42 - ... them are continually landing, and an equal number going to sea. They are arranged, when on shore, in as compact a manner and in as regular ranks as a regiment of soldiers ; and are classed with the greatest order, the young birds being in one situation, the moulting birds...
الصفحة 57 - Such are the strange combinations of form and structure in the Plesiosaurus — a genus, the remains of which, after interment for thousands of years amidst the wreck of millions of extinct inhabitants of the ancient earth, are at length recalled to light by the reseaches of the Geologist, and submitted to our examination, in nearly as perfect a state as the bones of species that are now existing upon the earth.