RECORD: Darwin, C. R. Wallace A.R `Travels': [various]. CUL-DAR84.2.151. 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


Editorial symbols used in the transcription:
[some text] 'some text' is an editorial insertion
[some text] 'some text' is the conjectured reading of an ambiguous word or passage
[some text] 'some text' is a description of a word or passage that cannot be transcribed
< > word(s) destroyed
<some text> 'some text' is a description of a destroyed word or passage
Text in small red font is a hyperlink or notes added by the editors.

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



Wallace Travels Vol. I p. 428 Pigeon Parrot with racket tail: p. 468 Kingfisher do. —

Vol. 2 p. 150 ♀ Casuarius said to sit on eggs. —

— p. 252 — Birds of Paradise — dancing parties — description of. —

390 Description of Paradisea apoda

394 do of P. papuana. Difference of females gr. than ♂s

399 curious oder of development of plumes.

405. on sp. with bare cobalt-blue skin on Head. —

406 Black Paradise, but note colours and reflections

420 about 17 sp. known in the group. — Certainly the most wonderful & diversified ornaments of any Birds —

This document has been accessed 2433 times

Return to homepage

Citation: John van Wyhe, editor. 2002-. The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online. (

File last updated 2 July, 2012