In about an hour afterward, much to my surprise, a tremendous loud hoarse screaming was heard, and the bird was brought me, together with a young one which had been found in the hole. This was a most curious object, as large as a pigeon, but without a particle of plumage on any part of it. It was exceedingly plump and soft, and with a semi-transparent skin, so that it looked more like a bag of jelly, with head and feet stuck on, than like a real bird. The extraordinary habit.
of the male in plastering up the female Tiffany and co outlet
with her egg and feeding her during the whole time of incubation, and till the young one is fledged, is common to several of the large hornbills, and is one of those strange facts in natural history which are " stranger than fiction." tiffany outlet
In the first chapter of this work I have stated generally the reasons which lead us to conclude that the large islands in the western Marc jacobs outlet
portion of the Archipelago Java, Sumatra, and Borneo as well as the Malay Peninsula and the Philippine Islands, have been recently separated from the continent of Asia.
I now propose to give a sketch of the natural history of these, which Marc Jacobs
I term the Indo-Malay Islands, and to ehow how far it stlpports this view, and how much information it is able to give us of the antiquity and origin of the separate islands. The flora of tiffany and co
the Archipelago is at present so imperfectly known, and I have myself paid so little attention to it, that I can not draw from it many facts of importance. The Malayan type of vegetation is however a very important one and Dr. Hooker informs us, tiffany outlet
in his "Flora Indica," that it spreads over all the moister and more equable parts of India, and that many plants found in Ceylon, the Himalayas, the Nilghiri, and Khasia mountains are identical with those of Java and the Malay Peninsula.