RECORD: Darwin, C. R. Wallace A.R. `Ibis' 3 1861: 350. [1861] CUL-DAR84.1.171a Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, corrected and edited by John van Wyhe 11.2011. RN1

NOTE: Only 171 with notes on Wallace has been transcribed.

Reproduced with the permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.


Ibis Vol. 3 1861-

p 350 Mr Wallace, on Ornithology of Timor, concludes "that there is no foundation whatever for the very prevalent idea that tropical heat & light have some direct or specific effect in producing the brilliant colours that adorn or insects or flowers. Here in Timor the birds are remarkably dull in colour."—

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