Numidian crane, demoiselle crane or dancing bird. . Anthropoides virgo. . Goldsmith "says the Numidian Crane is vulgarly call...
Numidian crane, demoiselle crane or dancing bird. . Anthropoides virgo. . Goldsmith "says the Numidian Crane is vulgarly called by our sailors the Buffoon Bird, and by the French, the Demoiselle or Lady. The French, who are skilled in the art of elegant gesticulation, consider all its motions as ladylike and graceful. Our English sailors, however, who have not entered so deeply into the dancing art, think that the bird while thus in motion cuts buts a very ridiculous figure.". . Handcoloured cop
A Duck Decoy showing the mouth of the tunnel. Wild duck were decoyed into the mouth of a net covering a curving ditch or 'pip...
A Duck Decoy showing the mouth of the tunnel. Wild duck were decoyed into the mouth of a net covering a curving ditch or 'pipe'. A dog was trained to drive birds to narrow end of the tunnel where they were caught and killed. A common practice on the Lincolnshire Fens and the Norfolk Broads. Most of the birds were sent to London for sale. From Scenes in England by the Rev. Isaac Taylor, London, 1822. Hand-coloured engraving.
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