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The Birds of Greenland (Paperback)

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: BIRDS OF IV1GTUT. LOON. URINATOK IMBER. Quite common, as far as I have been able to learn. It does not arrive until the middle of May (earliest seen May 15), but remains through. the whole season, and sometimes till late in the autumn. Thus I noticed one Nov. 18, 1887, the day before the fjord froze over. In the spring it is not seen on the fjord until the beginning of July, and hatches here very late, probably because the upland lakes are not yet free of ice. I have obtained from the Greenlanders several sets of eggs in July, and two sets taken in August. RED-THROATED LOON. URINATOR LTJMME. Common in the innermost part of the fjord during the whole summer. On the 21st of July, 1888, I found one pair with their young upon a small lake seven hundred feet above sea-level. PUFFIN. FBATEHCULA ABCTICA. An old bird was harpooned at Arsuk on the 15th of July, 188T. BLACK GUILLEMOT. CEPPHUS GEYLIE. Very common throughout the year. Breeds in colonies of '' two to thirty pair among the precipitous cliffs along the fjord, during the middle and latter part of June. There is considerable variation in the time when the dif- erent individuals moult. In April some have donned their summer garb, while others are still in their winter clothing. On the 13th of July I shot one which already had gray feathers among the black. BBUNNICH''S MUBBE. UBIA LOMVIA. A winter visitor, — the last seen May 30, 1886 ; the first returning seen Nov. 9, 1886, and on the next day they were common. During the following winter, which was very cold, these birds gathered by thousands on the fjord. On the 16th of April they were still numerous; but on the 25th of that month most of them had gone. Yet I saw on the 4th of June small groups of from two to five each, and on the 20th of J...



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