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J.G. Keulemans:
Ibis 1875-1879

This page lists papers, published in Ibis, the British Ornithological Union journal, between 1875 and 1879, that include illustrations by J.G. Keulemans.

Keulemans plates appeared in Ibis between 1869 and 1909.


J.G. Keulemans pages

There are a number Keulemans pages on the site:

Original publications with Keulemans illustrations

Later publications with Keulemans illustrations

Keulemans plates in scientific journals:

- Novitates Zoologicae

- Ibis 1905-1909
- Ibis 1900-1904
- Ibis 1895-1899
- Ibis 1890-1894
- Ibis 1885-1889
- Ibis 1880-1884
- Ibis 1875-1879
- Ibis 1870-1874

 

Descriptions of some new Tanagers of the Genus Buarremon

P.L. Sclater and O. Salvin

Colour plates (Buarremon latinuchus and Buarremon melanolaemus): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 425-427

1879

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"The examination of some recent additions to our collections has enabled us to discriminate four apparently new species of Buarremons of the group allied to Buarremon rufinucha, which we propose to describe as follows."
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On Melaniparus semilarvatus

T. Salvadori

Colour plates (Melaniparus semilarvatus): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 21, Issue 3, pages 300-303

1879

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Contributions to the Ornithology of Borneo

R. Bowdler Sharpe

2 colour plates (Microhierax latifrons / Dendrocitta cinerascens): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 21, Issue 3, pages 233-272

1879

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"During the past two years I have examined three large collections from North-western Borneo, all of them of very great interest. The first of these was sent by the Hon. Hugh Low, now British Resident at Perak, and well known to ornithologists for the researches which he has made into the natural history of the island of Borneo, where he resided for many years. By means of the collectors trained by himself, Mr. Low was enabled to send along with the last consignment a large number of eggs of Bornean Birds, in every case accompanied by the old female, trapped on the nest in the way in which the Malays are such adepts."
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Notes on Collections of Birds sent from New Caledonia, from Lifu (one of the Loyalty Islands)

E. L. Layard and H. B. Tristram

3 colour plates (Zosterops minuta and Zosterops inornata / Turdus pritzbueri / Pachycephala littayei): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 180-195

1879

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"I have recently received from Mr. Layard very interesting collections from the above-named localities, comprising the types of many of his new species, on which I propose to offer a few remarks, reviewing the collections in geographical order."
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Note upon Three American Raptorial Birds apparently new to Science

John Henry Gurney

Colour plate (Morphnus taeniatus): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 171-178

1879

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"I am indebted to the kindness of Messrs. Salvin and Godman for the opportunity of describing, from specimens in their collection, three species of American birds of prey which, after careful examination by Mr. Salvin and myself, appear to us to be new to science."
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On recent Additions to our Knowledge of the Avifauna of the Sandwich Islands

P.L. Sclater

Colour plate (Loxioides bailleui): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 89-92

1879

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"Sometime ago I contributed to this Journal a summary of what was then known of the avifauna of the Sandwich Islands, based mainly upon an article upon the subject by Mr. Dole, which had appeared in the Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History a short time before. From its remoteness from all other land, and from the known peculiarities of its fauna, the Sandwich-Island archipelago presents features of no ordinary interest; and it is much to be desired that a complete investigation of its native fauna aud flora should be made before they are destroyed by civilization or contaminated by the intrusion of wandering forms of general distribution."
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Remarks on Messrs. Blakiston and Pryer's Catalogue of the Birds of Japan

Henry Seebohm

Colour plate (Emberiza passerine and Emberiza yessoensis): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 18-43

1879

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"Through the kindness of the Editors of 'The Ibis' two small collections of birds from Japan have been placed in my hands for examination. The first collection contains 38 skins, sent by Mr. Blakiston from Hakodate for identification, to which Mr. Pryer has added 12 skins at Yokohama. The second collection contains 64 skins, and is the result of a visit paid by Mr. Heywood Jones to the village of Shimbashiri, about 2000 feet above the level of the sea, on the volcanic mountain of Fusiyama, near Yokohama."
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Note on the Type of Malaconotus leucotis, Swainson

Osbert Salvin

Colour plate (Vireolanius leucotis): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 20, Issue 4, pages 443-445

1878

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"A few weeks ago Mr. R. B. Sharpe wrote to me asking if the type of Malaconotus leucotis of Swainson was still extant in the Cambridge Museum, and requesting me, if so, to examine the specimen with a view to ascertaining the validity of the species. Not finding any bird so named along with the other specimens of Swainsonian Malaconoti, I carefully read the description (An. in Menag. p. 341. no. 180); and it at once occurred to me that the bird was no Malaconotus at all, but a member of the American genus Vireolanius. With this clue I turned to Vireolanius, and there found a Swainsonian specimen answering to the description so accurately that, in spite of the loss of the original label, I had no doubt whatever that the type of M. leucotis was before me."
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A Synopsis of the Genus Setophaga

Osbert Salvin

2 colour plates (Setophaga ruficoronata and Setophaga chrysops / Setophaga Bairdi and Setophaga albifrons): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 302-321

1878

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"The genus Setophaga belongs to the American Passerine family Mniotiltidae. One of its chief distinguishing characters is its broad Flycatcher-like bill and its strong rictal bristles, by which its likeness to the Flycatchers of the Old World is still further enhanced. The presence of nine instead of ten primaries, however, at once shows that the true relationship of Setophaga is with the American Mniotiltidae, and not with the Old-World Muscicapidae."
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Revision of the Species of the Cotingine Genus Pipreola

P.L. Sclater

Colour plate (Pipreola frontalis): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 164-173

1878

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"In 1849 Lafresnaye conceived the idea of separating the Green Cotingas, allied to Ampelis viridis, Lafr. et DíOrb., into a subgenua, for which he proposed the name Pyrrhorhynchus, from the red colour of their bills. Very shortly afterwards Dr. Hartlaub adopted the term as generic, and took the opportunity of giving a list of the five species of the group known to him, when figuring a recently described addition which he had made to it."
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A Synopsis of the Genus Pomatorhinus

Lietentant Wardlaw Ramsay

3 colour plates (Pomatorhinus schisticeps / Pomatorhinus ferruginosus and Pomatorhinus phayrei / Pomatorhinus albigularis and stenorhynchus): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 129-145

1878

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"The range of the genus Pomatorhinus, so far as is known, is confined to India, Ceylon, Assam and Arakan, Burmah, China, Formosa, Hainan, Malacca, Java, and Borneo. Twenty-one species are known to science, of which sixteen inhabit the continent of Asia. Of the remaining five insular forms one is found in Java (P. montanus, Horsf., type of the genus), two in the island of Formosa (P. erythrocnemis, Gould, and P. nigrostellatus, Swinhoe), and one in Ceylon (P. melanurus, Blyth), all peculiar to the islands on which they are found, whilst a fifth species, which inhabits Borneo (P. borneensis, Cabanis), is also found in Malacca."
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Notes on a 'Catalogue of the Accipitres in the British Museum,' by R. Bowdler Sharpe

J.H. Gurney

Colour plate (Dryotriorchis spectabilis): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 20, Issue 1, pages 84-102

1878

This is a continuation of a paper from an earlier issue.

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"In my last paper I mentioned my intention of referring, in my next, to the group of Circaetine or Harrier-Eagles; but before doing so, I wish to add a few supplementary remarks to my notes upon the Hawk-Eagles."
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Characters of a supposed new Species of South-American Thrush

George N. Lawrence

Colour plate (Turdus brunneus): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 20, Issue 1, pages 57

1878

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"Turdus brunneus, sp. nov. The upper plumage is of a dark olive-brown, in some lights inclining to greenish; crown and sides of the head of a clearer brown; tail-feathers dark liver-brown, their shafts above are dark reddish brown, underneath they are whitish; quills dark brown on their inner webs, the outer the colour of the back; under wing-coverts pale cinnamon; chin and upper part of throat whitish, the centres of the feathers broadly marked with light brown; lower part of neck, breast, sides; and thighs of a light reddish brown; middle of abdomen and under tail-coverts whitish, the feathers of the latter edged with light brown; bill pale yellow; tarsi and toes light yellowish brown, claws yellow."
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On A New Bird From Formosa

R. Swinhoe

Colour plate (Liocichla steerii): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 19, Issue 4, pages 473-474

1877

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"Dr. Steere, whose ornithological discoveries in the Philippines have lately attracted so much attention, also visited Formosa during his travels in the east. The portion of the island traversed by him lay towards the southern extremity, where he penetrated into the mountains of the interior, not visited by me. Amongst several interesting species obtained by him and submitted to me, such as Suthora bulornachus, Sibia auricularis, Garrulax taivanus, &c., was a Liothrix-like bird, which is quite new to me. Wishing for further information, I waited until I had an opportunity of showing the specimen to Lord Tweeddale. It was new also to him; and he writes, 'It is another evidence of the close connexion that must have existed formerly between Formosa and the Himalayan chain'."
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Notes on some Burmese Birds

Lieutenant Wardlaw Ramsay

2 colour plates (Actinura ramsayi / Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 19, Issue 4, pages 452-473

1877

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"The following remarks, which are partly extracted from my note-book kept during a three years' residence in Burma, I venture to publish. As Mr. A.0. Hume, in his 'List of the Birds of Upper Pegu' (S. F. ii. p. l), and Mr. Oates (S. F. iii. p. 335) have already contributed copious notes on the birds of Burma, derived from various sources, I have endeavoured as much as possible to avoid repetition of facts which have already been made known by these gentlemen and other writers. A few ornithological occurrences have come under my notice which I cannot find recorded elsewhere; and some of these may prove of interest to readers of 'The Ibis'."
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Note on the Pellorneum tickelli of Blyth

Arthur, Marquis of Tweeddale

2 colour plates (Pellorneum subochraceum / Drymocataphus tickelli): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 19, Issue 4, pages 451-452

1877

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"Since I addressed a letter relating to this species to the Editors of 'The Ibis' on the 26th of April (v. s., p. 385), I have received from Tenasserim specimens of true Pellorneum tickelli, obtained at Meetan by Mr. Limborg. These have been compared by Lieut.-Col. Godwin-Austen with Blythís types, still extant in the Calcutta Museum, and identified by him as belonging to Blyth's species. These examples enable me to state that Blyth's identification of P. tickelli with P. subochraceum, Swinhoe (B. of Burma, no. 359), is erroneous."
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Description of two new Ant-birds of the Genus Grallaria, with a List of the known Species of the Genus

P.L. Sclater

2 colour plates (Grallaria ruficeps / Grallarie flavotincta): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 19, Issue 4, pages 437-451

1877

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"While introducing to science a fine new Ant-bird of the genus Grallaria, recently discovered by Mr. T. K. Salmon in Antioquia, together with another apparently unrecognized form of the genus, I take the opportunity of giving a complete list of the species of this group, to which many important additions have been made since the publication of my 'Synopsis of the American Ant-birds' in 1858."
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Additional Notes on the Ornithology of the Republic of Transvaal

Thomas Ayres

Communicated by John Henry Gurney

Colour plate (Coturnicops ayresi): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 339-354

1877

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"It will be seen by a reference to 'The Ibis' for 1876, p. 433, that Mr. Ayres has already recorded 192 species of birds observed by him in the Republic of Transvaal; the additional species contained in the following list are numbered consecutively with the above, and have all been identified by me from specimens sent over by Mr. Ayres, except where the contrary is stated."
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On a Collection of Birds made by Mr. E. C. Buxton in the District of Lampong, S.E. Sumatra

Arthur, Marquis of Tweeddale

2 colour plates (Aegithina viridissima / Prinia rafflesi and Brachypteryx buxtoni): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 283-323

1877

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"The first systematic account of the Avifauna of Sumatra was written by Sir Stamford Raffles at Fort Marlborough, near Bencoolen, of which settlement Sir Stamford was Lieutenant-Governor. Bencoolen is situated on the western shore of the southern half of the island of Sumatra; and most of the birds enumerated were obtained in the vicinity of Bencoolen itself, or during short trips made into the interior of the district, of that name during the years 1819 and 1820, partly by Sir Stamford assisted by Dr. Joseph Arnold, and partly by Messrs. Diard and Duvaucel. These two gentlemen (the first a pupil, the other the step-son of the great Cuvier) were French naturalists, whose services Sir Stamford had secured while on a visit to Bengal."
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Notes on the Birds of the Province of Buenos Ayres

Henry Durnford

Colour plate (Porzana spiloptera): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 19, Issue 2, pages 166-203

1877

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"Before commencing these notes, I feel that some apology is due to the readers of 'The Ibis' for several mistakes which appeared in my last communication on the birds of this district (Ibis, 1876, p. 157 et seqq.), and which I will endeavour to correct in the course of the following remarks. In justice to myself I must add that the above-mentioned communication was not written with a view to its being published in 'The Ibis;' for a short residence in a new country had not enabled me to speak so confidently as I should have liked."
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A Note on the Genus Orthotomus

R. Bowdler Sharpe

Colour plate (Orthotomus frontalis and Orthotomus cinereiceps): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 108-116

1877

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"The two beautiful new species of Tailorbird described and figured in the present paper were obtained by my excellent friend Dr. J. B. Steere during his recent expedition to the Philippine Islands; and it seems a fitting occasion to give a short review of the geographical distribution of the genus. I recognize twelve species of Tailorbirds, of which the following is a synoptical table; but there are still a few species which I am unable to determine, These are almost the same as those left undetermined by Mr. F. Moore in 1854, when he gave a careful revision of the genus Orthotomus (P. Z.-S. 1854, p. 81)."
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Note on the South-American Song-Sparrows

P.L. Sclater

Colour plate (Zonotrichia canicapilla and Zonotrichia strigiceps): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 46-48

1877

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"It is a singular fact that, while Zonotrichiapileata is generally diffused over Central and South America, and is in many places a most abundant species, the only other two membcrs of the same genus that occur within the neotropical region are confined to La Plata and Patagonia. So little known, moreover, are the latter, that, with a tolerably extensive acquaintance with South-American birds, I have never met with but one or two specimens of either of them, whereas the former is one of the very commonest species in collections."
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On some new Species of Birds from Western Ecuador

Osbert Salvin

Colour plate (Capito sqamatus): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 493-496

1876

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"Mr. C. Buckley, who recently enriched Mr. Godman's and my collection by sending us a large series of bird-skins from Bolivia, is now collecting in Ecuador, having, on leaving Bolivia, paid a few months' visit to this country. During his absence from South America he instructed his native assistant, Senor Villagomez, whom he left at Guayaquil, to proceed to Puna Island and to make an excursion into the Province of Loxa in quest of butterflies and birds. On Mr. Buckley's return to Guayaquil from England, he found Villagomez had returned with collections; and he at once forwarded the birds to us through his agent, Mr. E. T. Higgins."
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A Review of the Genus Malimbus, Vieillot

D.G. Elliot

Colour plate (Malimbus cassini and Malimbus rubriceps): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 456-466

1876

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"The genus Malimbus was first instituted by Vieillot, in his 'Oiseaux Chanteurs,' for the bird described by Daudin three years previously in the 'Annales du Muskurn' as Tanagra malimbica. Vieillot gave no definition of the genus; and it was not generally used by ornithologists. In 1816 he substituted for Malimbus, in the 'Analyse,' the term Sycobius, and gave the characters of the genus; and it is by this generic name this group of birds has been generally known. Afterwards this appellation was suppressed by the author; and in 1820 Ficophagus was proposed. Although under Sycobius the genus was first defined, yet, according to the strict rule of nomenclature, it will have to give way to the first term proposed, as, without any sufficient reason, an author hardly has the right to change one name for another."
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Description Of A New Tanager Of The Genus Calliste, And Remarks On Other Recently Discovered Species

P.L. Sclater

Colour plate (Calliste melanotis and Calliste cyanotis): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 407-410

1876

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"The illustrated Monograph of the Genus Calliste, which I published in 1858, contained figures and descriptions of fifty two species of this brilliant genus of Tanagers. In the Catalogue of my American collection, published in 1862, forty-nine species only were given, five of those recognized in the monograph being then unrepresented in the collection, but two additional species being included, namely C. albiventris (united in the monograph to C. brasiliensis) and C. cyanotis (discovered subsequently). In 1863, in an article published in this journal, 'on Recent Additions to the Genus Calliste,' I gave an account of the discoveries in this group which had been made up to that time since the issue of my monograph."
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Description of a new Species of the Genus Trichostoma from the Island of Celebes

Arthur Viscount Walden

Colour plate (Trichastoma finschi and Trichastoma celebense): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 376-379

1876

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"In Jardine's 'Contributions to Ornithology' (1849, pp. 127, 128, t.) the late Mr. Strickland gave a short account, accompanied by a figure, of a Celebean bird on which he bestowed the title of Trichastoma celebense. On the preceding page he had already shortly described a Bornean bird, which, with some doubt, he identified as being the true Napothera umbratilis, Temm. (a manuscript title). Both species were among some birds purchased by Mr. Wilson from M. Verreaux, and which the latter gentleman, according to Mr. Strickland, had confounded together, as both bore on their labels Ternminck's MS. title already cited. Ever since it has been a matter of great difficulty in Europe to determine the species Mr. Strickland had before him, and which he named T. Celebense - for the reason that the types of both the Bornean and Celebean species went to America, that the description of T. umbratile apud Strickland is very brief, while that of T. celebense consists of nothing more than a few words setting forth in what respect it differs from the Bornean bird (a species not even now determined), and that the figures of both birds are neither drawn nor coloured satisfactorily."
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Notes on the late Colonel Tickell's manuscript Work entitled "Illustrations of Indian Ornithology"

Arthur Viscount Walden

2 colour plates (Picus atratus / Zosterops siamensis and Dicaeum trigonostigma): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 336-357

1876

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"Amomng the books of the Zoological Society's library is to be found the manuscript work alluded to. It was presented to the Society by the late Colonel Tickell in 1874, failing health and obliterated sight having prevented him from carrying out the cherished object of his later years, its publication. On Colonel Tickell's career as an ornithologist it is not my intention now to enter. An obituary by an old friend was published last year. Suffice it to say that he belonged to that band of zoologists who, more than forty years ago, commenced in India the then much neglected study of natural history, and who worshipped as simple and single-minded devotees in the temple of nature, and not for their own self glorification."
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On the Contents of a third Box of Birds from Hakodadi, in Northern Japan

R. Swinhoe

Colour plate (Arundinax Blakistoni and Schoeniclus Pyrrhulinus): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 330-335

1876

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"A third box of birds has come to hand from Mr. T. W. Blakiston, from Hakodadi, Northern Japan, containing unfortunately only thirteen specimens, but accompanied by a series of valuable notes, which I think will be acceptable to the readers of 'The Ibis,' as throwing more light on the ornithology of North Japan. I will continue my numbers as before from where I last left off (Ibis, 1875, p. 458)."
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On the Psittaci of the Mascarene Islands

Alfred and Edward Newton

Colour plate (Palaeornis wardi): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 281-289

1876

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"Unusual interest attaches itself to the members of the Order Psittaci indigenous to the Mascarene Islands from the fact that, while all of them are species peculiar thereto, the great majority have either already become extinct within the last two hundred years or must be regarded as expiring. A good deal of misapprehension, too, prevails as to the proper habitat of some of them; and this it may be desirable to correct."
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Ornithological Notes made during Trips between Bloemfontein and the Lydenburg Gold-fields

F.A. Barratt

Colour plate (Bradypterus Barrati): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 18, Issue 2, pages 191-214

1876

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"On my first journey I started from Kingwilliamstown in the Cape colony, having well stocked my light waggon with all the ammunition and apparatus necessary for collecting, not forgetting my 'Layard;' but I did not keep any particular record of the birds obtained in the district, and I propose to treat in the present paper only of the birds observed in the northern part of the Orange Free State, from Bloemfontein onwards; my notes made during sundry expeditions in the Transvaal Republic will also be embodied."
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Notes on a 'Catalogue of the Accipitres in the British Museum,' by R. Bowdler Sharpe

J.H. Gurney

Colour plate (Buteo hypospodius): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 65-76

1876

This is a continuation of a paper from an earlier issue.

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"Mr. Sharpe places at the head of his subfamily 'Buteonin', the 'Radiated Goshawk' of Gould's 'Birds of Australia,' under the title of 'Urospizias radiatw.' I have already pointed out (Ibis, 1875, p. 364) that the generic name of Urospizias is not properly available for this species; and Mr. Sharpe has subsequently applied to it the new generic appellation of 'Erythrotriorchis,' which had been suggested as a suitable substitute (vide Notes by R. B. Sharpe on the rarer Accipitres of Australia, in P. Z. S. 1875, p. 337)."
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Contributions to the Ornithology of Borneo, Part I

R. Bowdler Sharpe

Colour plate (Orthotomus borneonensis and Calamodyta Doriae): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 29-52

1876

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"I am indebted to the kindness of Mr. Arthur Everett for the collection of birds which I have the pleasure of describing in the present paper. Mr. Everett is well known as the discover of the beautiful Pitta arcuata, described a few years ago by Mr. Gould (Ann. N. H. (4) vii. p. 340), and figured by him in the 'Birds of Asia' (part xxiv.); he is also known as the collector of a series of birds from the district of Sarawak, described by Lord Walden (Ibis, 1872, p. 360). The present consignment is also from the same part of the island, most of the birds being from the immediate neighbourhood of Sarawak."
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The Genus Glaucidium

Robert Ridgway

Colour plate (Glaucidium jardinii): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 11-17

1876

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"Two monographs of the genus Glaucidium have recently appeared the first in the 'Proceedings' of the Boston Society of Natural History for May 1873, by the writer, and the second in 'The Ibis' for January 1875. The latter, by Mr. R. Bowdler Sharpe, is a review of the former paper, and embodies, besides certain criticisms, numerous remarks based upon very large series of the several species. The present paper represents the conclusions arrived at after a careful reconsideration of the subject, with much additional material, and the benefit of Mr. Sharpe's monograph, and is intended as a special discussion of the points of variance between the two memoirs."
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Remarks on the Species of the Tanagrine Genus Chlorochrysa

P.L. Sclater

Colour plate (Chlorochrysa nitidissima): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 464-467

1875

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"The beautiful Tanagers of the genus Chlorochrysa are associated with some of my earliest ornithological experiences. In the latter part of the year 1850, Mr. Edward Wilson, who was at that time purchasing birds in large numbers for presentation by his brother, Mr. Thomas B. Wilson, to the Museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, placed in my hands examples of two species of this form. One of these I quickly recognized as the Callospiza calliparia of Tschudi; the other I was preparing to describe as new, when I found that I had been just anticipated by Prince Bonaparte, who had characterized it shortly in the 'Comptes Rendus' as Calliste phoeniicotis, and had at the same time named the other species Calliste bourcieri."
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Descriptions Of Five New Species Of American Birds

George N. Lawrence

Colour plate (Chlorospingus speculiferus and Serpophaga leucura): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 17, Issue 3, pages 383-387

1875

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"Chlorospingus speculiferus. Entire upper plumage and sides of the head olive-brown; the feathers of the crown have their centres dark brown with their margins greyish; the two central tail-feathers are coloured like the back, the others are light reddish brown and are closely crossed with nearly obsolete darker bars; quill-feathers dark brown, first edged with grey on the outer primaries, the outer webs of the fourth, fifth, and sixth primaries are marked near their bases with white, partly concealed by the wing coverts, the portion beyond the coverts appearing as a small triangular spot; the under plumage is greyish white, and has a somewhat mottled appearance, owing to the darker bases of the feathers showing a little; the sides are dusky, with a tinge of rufous; under tail-coverts light rufous, with dusky centres; upper mandible dark brown, the under pale brownish white; tarsi and toes brownish black."
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Notes on a 'Catalogue of the Accipitres in the British Museum,' by R. Bowdler Sharpe

J.H. Gurney

Colour plate (Accipiter ovampensis): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 17, Issue 3, pages 353-370

1875

This is a continuation of a paper from an earlier issue.

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"Under the genus Astur Mr. Sharpe includes upwards of thirty species, which, as it appears to me, are naturally divisible into several subgeneric groups, to which I now propose to refer, at the same time making observations on some of the species of which these groups are composed."
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On Turdus javanicus of Horsfield, and its allied form Turdus schlegeli

P.L. Sclater

Colour plate (Turdus javanicus): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 17, Issue 3, pages 344-347

1875

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"In my article on the geographical distribution of the genus Turdus, published in this Journal in 1861, I took occasion to state the synonyms of Turdus javanicus of Horsfield as being Turdus fumidus, Muller, and Turdus hypopyrrhus, Hartlaub, and at the same time to dcscribe a new and nearly allied species from Timor as Turdus schlegeli, after the eminent director of the Leyden Museum, where I had met with the typical specimen. In his excellent work on the Birds of Borneo, lately published, Count Salvadori takes a different view of this matter."
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Note on Palaeornis exsul

Alfred Newton

Colour plate (Palaeornis exsul): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 17, Issue 3, pages 342-342

1875

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"Since the naturalists who were attached to the expedition for observing the late Transit of Vcnus at Rodriguez have returned home without procuring a specimen of the Palaeornis which I some years ago described in this Journal (Ibis, 1872, y. 33) as coming from that island, and it may possibly be long before a second example of this rare bird is obtained, further delay in availing myself of the editorís offer to figure that which reached my hands in 1871 seems inexpedient. It is still greatly to be regretted, however, that we do not know the cock of this very peculiar species, because it has turned out that the anticipation I formerly expressed as to the probability of his possessing greater beauty than the hen, here represented (Plate VII.), was correct."
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Ornithological Notes made at Chefoo (Province of Shantung, North China)

R. Swinhoe

Colour plate (Porzana exquisita): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 114-140

1875

This is a continuation of a paper from an earlier issue.

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"Lord Walden's Shrike. Lanius magnirostris, Less. I before noted how we found this Malacca species a numerous visitor in summer to the places in Central China on the Yangtsze (P. Z. S. 1870, p. 131). I did not know at the time that it is also a visitor to the north, as I never detected it passing through Amoy. On the 31st May Mr. Campbell sent me an adult female from Lighthouse Island; and on the 27th August I got an immature bird, which, judging from its appearance, I should say was bred somewhere in our neighbourhood."
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Contributions to a History of the Accipitres. The Genus Glaucidium

R. Bowdler Sharpe

2 colour plates (Glaucidium gnoma / Glaucidium pumilum and Glaucidium griseiceps): J.G. Keulemans

Ibis: Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 35-59

1875

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"In the 'Proceedings' of the Boston Society of Natural Histoy for 1873, Mr. Robert Ridgway gave a review of the genus Glaucidium, which has done more than any previous attempt to clear up this difficult genus. Having myself had occasion recently to study these birds, I found great assistance from Mr. Ridgway's paper; but differing in many points from that gentleman, I have been led to place my views before the ornithological public without delay. In the study of Glaucidium I have not only had the Museum collection at hand, but Mr. Salvin most kindly lent the entire series contained in the Salvin-Godman collection, probahly the finest existing in any public or private museum in the world. Mr. J.H. Gurney, too, was so good as to look out a series from the Norwich Museum to examine; and to the authorities of the latter museum I return my best thanks, as well as to Mr. Dresser and other friends who have lent me specimens or otherwise assisted me in the preparation of this paper."
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