Abstract

Recently Mr. H. N ewcombe, Deputy Registrar-General of Titles, presented a freshly shot specimen of Crex crex to the Trustees of the Australian Museum. The bird was obtained the previous day, June 14th, 1893, by Mr. Walter Higgs, who was shooting in a scrubby portion of the Rifle Range at Randwick, a well known haunt of the Rallidae. It was an adult female, and upon dissection the ovaries were found to be fairly developed. This species ranges throughout Western Asia, Europe, and the United Kingdom, it also occurs in Northern and North-eastern Africa, and the late Mr. Gurney records it as common during the summer months as far South as Natal, a straggler also being recorded by Mr. Ayres from Cape Colony.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
North, 1893, Rec. Aust. Mus. 2(5): 82–83
Author
Alfred J. North
Year
1893
Title
On a specimen of Crex crex, shot at Randwick, New South Wales
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
2
Issue
5
Start Page
82
End Page
83
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.2.1893.1199
Language
English
Date Published
30 September 1893
Cover Date
30 September 1893
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
11 September 2009
Reference Number
1199
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