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" I have seen the female sitting quietly on a branch, and two males displaying their charms in front of her. One would shoot up like HUMMING-BIRDS a rocket, then suddenly expanding the snow-white tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front... "
Tropical Nature, and Other Essays - Page 134
by Alfred Russel Wallace - 1878 - 356 lehte
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The Naturalist in Nicaragua: A Narrative of a Residence at the Gold Mines of ...

Thomas Belt - 1874 - 403 lehte
...seen the female sitting quietly on a hranch, and two males displaying their charms in front of her. One would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding...round gradually to show off both back and front. The effect was heightened by the wings being invisible from a distance of a few yards, both from their...
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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

Charles Darwin - 1874 - 688 lehte
...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...descend in front of her, turning ' round gradually to shew off back and front Tho ' expanded white tail covered more space than all the rest of the ' bird,...
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Harper's Magazine, 63. köide

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1881
...seen the female sitting quietly on a branch, and two males displaying their charms in front of her. One would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding...parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning around gradually to show off l>otli back and front. The effect was heightened hy the wings being invisible...
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Harper's Magazine, 63. köide

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1881
...seen the female sitting quietly on a branch, and two males displaying their charms in front of her. One would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding...parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning around gradually to show off both back and front. The effect was heightened by the wings being invisible...
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine

Henry Mills Alden - 1881
...displaying their charms in front of her. One would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expand iug the snow-white tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning around gradually to show off both back and front. The effect was heightened by the wings being invisible...
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Natural Selection and Tropical Nature: Essays on Descriptive and Theoretical ...

Alfred Russel Wallace - 1891 - 492 lehte
...probable that the wonderfully varied decorations of humming-birds, whether burnished breast - shields, resplendent tail, crested head, or glittering back,...descending the other would shoot up and come slowly down expanded. 1 Food The food of humming-birds has been a matter of much controversy. All the early writers,...
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The Evolution of Woman: An Inquiry Into the Dogma of Her Inferiority to Man

Eliza Burt Gamble - 1894 - 356 lehte
..."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...descend in front of her, turning round gradually to shew off back and front. . . . The expanded white tail covered more space than all the rest of the...
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The Evolution of Woman: An Inquiry Into the Dogma of Her Inferiority to Man

Eliza Burt Gamble - 1893 - 356 lehte
...tail, like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning round gradually to shew off back and front. . . . The expanded white tail covered...rest of the bird, and was evidently the grand feature in the performance. Whilst one male was descending, the other would shoot up and come slowly down expanded....
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The History of Human Marriage

Edward Westermarck - 1894 - 644 lehte
...Florisuga, mellivora sitting quietly on a branch, and two males displaying their charms in front of her. ' One would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding...rest of the bird, and was evidently the grand feature in the performance.' 3 See Wallace, ' Darwinism,' p. 285. 4 Darwin, ' The Descent of Man,' vol. i....
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Charles Darwin's Works: The descent of man and seletion in relation to sex

Charles Darwin - 1896
...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...descend in front of her, turning ' round gradually to shew off hack and front The " expanded white tail covered more space than all the rest of the " bird,...
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