RECORD: Darwin, C. R. [1857]. A. R. Wallace, Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 20 1857; Audubon. CUL-DAR84.2.123. 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 the recto page with notes on Wallace has been transcribed. The verso has a note on Audubon.

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


Wallace, Annals & Mag. of N. Hist. vol XX 1857 p. 412 says Birds of Paradise prefer certain lofty trees, which are known to the hunters, & there early in the morning from 10 to 20 full-plumaged birds assemble, on the notice express it, to play & dance

It is not stated that ♀s present, perhaps not noticed by native hunters.


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