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" ... six or eight white, glossy, translucent eggs are laid, sometimes on the bare soil, but often on the fishbones which, being indigestible, are thrown up in pellets by the birds, and in any case, before incubation is completed ; these rejectamenta accumulate... "
A Dictionary of Birds - Page 478
by Alfred Newton - 1893 - 1212 lehte
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., 14. köide

1888
...tunnel bored by itself in a bank, and therein the six or eight white, glossy, translucent eggs are bid, sometimes on the bare soil, but often on the fishbones...brought for their support, soon becomes a dripping fetid mass. The Kingfisher is the subject of a variety cf legends and superstitions, both classical...
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The Review of Education: An Educational Review of Reviews, 7. köide

1902
...hole is bored rather slowly, and takes from one to two weeks to complete. Six or eight white glossy eggs are laid, sometimes on the bare soil, but often on the fish bones which, being indigestible, are thrown up by the bird in pellets. The Kingfisher has a crest...
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Alfred Seabold Eli Ackerman - 1907 - 312 lehte
...kingfisher prepares its nest, which is at the end of a tunnel bored by itself in a bank, and therein six or eight white, glossy, translucent eggs are laid,...the young are hatched, but, mixed with their fluid excrements and with the decaying fishes brought for their support, soon become a dripping, foetid mass....
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Popular fallacies

Alfred Seabold Eli Ackermann - 1908 - 312 lehte
...the year the kingfisher prepares its nest, which is at the end of a tunnel bored by itself in a bank, laid, sometimes on the bare soil, but often on the...the young are hatched, but, mixed with their fluid excrements and with the decaying fishes brought for their support, soon become a dripping, fcetid mass....
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What Does Not Change: The Significance of Charles Olson's "The Kingfishers"

Ralph Maud, Professor Emeritus Ralph Maud, PH.D. - 1998 - 176 lehte
...floating nest might ride uninjured over the waves during the seven proverbial "Halcyon days." And more: Very early in the year it prepares its nest, which...brought for their support, soon becomes a dripping fetid mass. Which gives us lines 42-49 of the poem: It is true, it does nest with the opening year,...
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