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" I-have 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 the snow-white tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning... "
The Naturalist in Nicaragua: A Narrative of a Residence at the Gold Mines of ... - Page 108
by Thomas Belt - 1874 - 403 lehte
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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

Charles Darwin - 1874 - 688 lehte
...describing the beauty of the Florisuga mellivora, says, I have seen the female sitting on a branch, and two males ' displaying their charms in front of...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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The Fortnightly, 22. köide;28. köide

1877
...describes how two males of the Florisuga mellivora displayed their ornaments before a female bird. One would shoot up like a rocket, then suddenly expanding...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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Tropical Nature, and Other Essays

Alfred Russel Wallace - 1878 - 356 lehte
...deseribes how two males of the Florisuga mellivora displayed their ornaments before a female bird. One would shoot up like a rocket, then, suddenly expanding the snow-white tail like au inverted parachute, slowly deseend in front of her, turning round gradually to show olT both back...
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Harper's Magazine, 63. köide

1881
...competition was conducted after the following manner: "I have seen the female sitting quietly on a branch, and two males displaying their charms in front of...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 Magazine, 63. köide

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1881
...competition was conducted after the following manner: "I have seen the female sitting quietly on a branch, and two males displaying their charms in front of...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 New Monthly Magazine

Henry Mills Alden - 1881
...competition was conducted after the following manner: "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 a rocket, then suddenly expand iug the snow-white tail like an inverted parachute, slowly descend in front of her, turning...
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Natural Selection and Tropical Nature: Essays on Descriptive and Theoretical ...

Alfred Russel Wallace - 1891 - 492 lehte
...describes how two males of the Florisuga mellivora displayed their ornaments before a female bird. One would shoot up like a rocket, then, suddenly expanding...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 Evolution of Woman: An Inquiry Into the Dogma of Her Inferiority to Man

Eliza Burt Gamble - 1894 - 356 lehte
...describing the beauty of the Florisuga mellivora, says : "I have seen the female sitting on a branch, and two males displaying their charms in front of...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 History of Human Marriage

Edward Westermarck - 1894 - 644 lehte
...Mr. Belt (loc. cit. p. 112) has seen the female of Florisuga, mellivora sitting quietly on a branch, and two males displaying their charms in front of...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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Charles Darwin's Works: The descent of man and seletion in relation to sex

Charles Darwin - 1896
...describing the beauty of the Florisuga, mellivtrra, says, " I have seen the female sitting on a branch, and two males " displaying their charms in front of...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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