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" I have seen the female sitting on a branch, and two males displaying their charms in front of her. One would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding the snow-white tail, like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning round... "
The Naturalist in Nicaragua - Page 112
by Thomas Belt - 2005 - 448 lehte
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The Fortnightly, 28. köide

1877
...would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding the snow-white tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning round gradually to show off both back and front. The expanded white tail covered more space than all the rest of the bird, and was evidently the grand feature...
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Natural Selection and Tropical Nature: Essays on Descriptive and Theoretical ...

Alfred Russel Wallace - 1891 - 492 lehte
...would shoot up like a rocket, then, suddenly expanding the snow-white tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning round gradually to show off both back and front. The expanded white tail covered more space than all the rest of the bird, and was evidently the grand feature...
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The History of Human Marriage

Edward Westermarck - 1894 - 644 lehte
...would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding the snow-white tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning round gradually to show off both back and front. . . . The expanded white tail covered more space than all the rest of the bird, and was evidently the grand feature...
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The History of Human Marriage

Edward Westermarck - 1901 - 644 lehte
...would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding the snow-white tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning round gradually to show off both back and front The expanded white tail covered more space than all the rest of the bird, and was evidently the grand feature...
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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

Charles Darwin - 1905 - 868 lehte
...would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding the snow-white tail, like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning round gradually to show off back and front. . . . The expanded white tail covered more space than all the rest of the bird, and...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, 293. köide

1902
...snow-white tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning round gradually to show both back and front. The effect was heightened by...invisible from a distance of a few yards, both from theU great velocity of movement and from not having the metallic lustre of the rest of the body. The...
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The Advance of Woman from the Earliest Times to the Present

Jane Johnstone Christie - 1912 - 333 lehte
...would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding his snowwhite tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning round gradually to show off back and front. While he was descending, the other would shoot up and come down slowly after the same...
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The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today

Helena Cronin - 1993 - 490 lehte
...inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning round gradually to shrni' off both backhand front. The effect was heightened by the wings being...movement and from not having the metallic lustre of the re.it ot the body. The expanded white tail covered more space than all the rest of the bird, and was...
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