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it is only when the traveller crosses the sahara

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it is only when the traveller crosses the sahara, with its salt lakes and moving clouds of sand, and gains the region of verdure beyond, that he enters on a new zoological and botanical is curious and instructive to observe how well this statement accords with late geological discoveries.from a series of ascertained facts the student of physical science is enabled to speculate on a time when equatorial africa was divided from the northern portion of the continent by a great sea, of which the sahara formed the bed; it extended from the gulf of cabes to senegambia in the west, and was many hundred miles in breadth.the mediterranean sea did not then exist; therefore there was no great obstacle to the southern migrations of animals until they reached the shores of the great central african sea; but as there was no desert in those days, there would be no hot winds to temper the climates northward, and consequently we should expect to find traces of more rigorous winters in central and southern europe; and such have been clearly proven by certain evidences, which were lucidly explained by sir charles lyell at the last meeting of the british association.thus, although we may wonder at the extraordinary intelligence which prompts the bird to cross the mediterranean, we see at the same time that it is going to no foreign land, where it will not meet friends to cheer it, or food unsuited to its wants.the two great causes which bring about the regular migrations of birds are either change of climate or failure of foodmost often both combined.any ordinary observer must have often remarked that the first effect of a decrease in temperature in autumn is the sudden disappearance of many winged and wingless insects, on which many softbilled birds of passage that season swallows, that seemed so full of life and vigor, skimming over fields, threading along the lanes, or twittering from strawbuilt sheds, are soon seen collecting in flocks, and flitting about with a marked diminution in their activitynow huddling together on the eaves of houses, or assembling in long lines on the telegraph wires; another boreal blast, not yet sufficient to turn the leaf, sends the whole flock southward, for they soon find that there is no use facing the north from whence the cold puffs are coming, whilst by holding in the direction of the sun, with the balmy southern winds occasionally beckoning them to advance, they soon gain the object of their desires.thus flocks may be seen pursuing their journey, and picking up a livelihood and more companions as they speed their way over mountain, moor, field, city, or sea to {59} the sunny climes and eternal sunshine of southern europe and transmediterranean lands.the majority of migratory birds cross the latter sea during the vernal and autumnal equinoxes; whilst a few, such as certain finches and water birds, make their appearance on the islands and southern shores throughout the winter; the latter, however, are in a great measure dependent on the state of the weather, and their numbers increase or decrease is evident that such animals as the lapp, lemming, muskox, or reindeer must push southward on the approach of winter.their migrations are by no means unexpected; nor would the mere land journey of birds create amazement when we know the real causes; but to cross the great inland sea anywhere, save at its entrance, must be considered a great feat when performed by tiny warblers, and birds not physically adapted for long flights; for instance, the willow warbler or the landrail, crossing the broadest parts of the mediterranean, must traverse at least six hundred doubt the heated winds from the desert exert a great influence in determining the route to be taken by migratory birds, especially in the countries that come directly under their operation; and at no seasons are their presence more apparent than during the spring and autumn; for not only then do they blow their greatest violence, but are also most keenly felt by contrast with the previous hot or cold months.thus the winds that beckon the bird in autumn to come southward, drive it back again to europe in spring.much, however, depends on the constitutional powers of the individual species, which vary greatly in members of the same family; for instance, the little chiffchaff often makes its appearance in england as early as the middle of march, whilst its congener, the willow warbler, is seldom seen before the end of april; the spotted flycatcher and nightjar arrive toward the end of may, and depart again early in september.bird migrations may be said to be either complete or partial; some birds totally abandon europe during winter, and take up their residence in north africa; others repair merely to the more genial climates of the south of europe; whilst many remain, but in diminished numbers, throughout the year, the majority resorting to milder temperatures.for example, the swallow tribe leave europe entirely; the wagtails have their winter homes among the oases of the desert and on the banks of the nile, whilst a few tarry in southern europe, and with their brethren in spring push northward.a good many stonechats spend the winter in britain, whilst the majority move southward; not so with their close ally, the whinchat, which disappears entirely during the cold season, and, with the migratory portion of the lastnamed species, seeks the more genial climates of north africa.thus, in all probability, there are individual stonechats that have alternately braved the cold of the north and the more cheerful winter of the sahara; for we cannot suppose that there is a set that invariably stop in the north, and another that constancy leave at the approach of all events, here is displayed a flexibility of constitution often considered characteristic of man alone.although the regular birds of passage maintain much exactitude with reference to their arrivals and departures, others seem to err greatly when compelled by weather or other causes to trust to their own intelligence in guiding them from place to place; even many migratory species far exceed the bounds of their usual resorts, and certain individuals, not known to be migratory, have found their way across the whole continent of europe.a good example of the latter is seen in the late irruption of pallass sandgrouse from northwestern asia, so well illustrated by messrs.moore and newton, in the ibis.the shorttoed lark seldom {60} migrates beyond the northern shores of the mediterranean, yet finds itself often in britain, and caught either in gales, or wandering unknowingly northward; occasional individuals of the egyptian vulture from spain, the griffon vulture and spotted eagle from the mountains of central europe, and the spotted cuckoo from north africa.moreover, several american species have been recorded, chiefly water birds, which, of course, are better adapted to brave the dangers of the deep.certain birdsto wit, the redbreast, songthrush, and blackbirddo not leave the north of europe, whilst many of their brethren of italy and the neighboring countries make regular annual migrations to africa and the account for this remarkable anomaly, it will be observed that the robin of the south is far less omnivorous than its northern compeer, and is not nearly so familiar in its habitslike the warblers, it depends almost entirely on insect food; consequently, when that fails, it has no alternative but to push southward, and participating, like other species, in climatic effects, it would doubtless follow a like route; and much the same with the thrushes, as they depend in a great measure on fruits for their winter subsistence.when the grapes of the south are gathered, having no hollyberries, mountain ash, or haws to draw on for their winter wants, they would naturally disperse; probably many fly northward as well; for all the thrushes that cross the mediterranean during winter are but an infinitesimal part of what frequent italy and the south of europe in doubt much depends on the nature of the locality, whether favorable or otherwise; and wherever a complete or only partial failure of food has taken place, so accordingly will the species depart or remain.moreover, what has just been remarked in connection with the stonechat, might be applied again to the robins and thrushes of southern europe: supposing one of either hatched in italy, and after several years migrations to the oasis of the desert, should deviate on one occasion from its accustomed course and fly northward, and spend the winter in northern europe,with the example of the resident individuals before it, no doubt the robin would soon pick up crumbs at the kitchen door, and the thrushes crowd with their indigenous brethren on the hollytrees, and, becoming climatized, remain in their adopted countries ever afterward.although we have no direct proof that such occurrences actually take place, there is nothing in the birds constitution to preclude such a supposition; and not only that, but we know in the case of pallass sandgrouse, and many other accidental visitors, that they have at once adapted themselves to the food afforded by the country, although perfectly new to far such influences, acting on generations and for long periods, do effect the external appearances or internal structure of a species, are points not yet clearly determined; but doubtless, as the geographical distribution and migrations of animals become better known, so will many difficulties of that nature be cleared up.of the vast hosts of birds that cross the mediterranean annually not a few perish on their way, and their bodies are thrown up on the beach; many arrive only to die, as we can testify from our own observations along the shores of malta, where we have picked up numerous warblers that had been either drowned on their passage or died on the rocks, or had dashed themselves at night against the fortifications and lighthouses.the beacon blaze illures the bird of passage, till he madly strikes against it, and beats out his weary life.the quail on its way to europe in spring, or africa in autumn, is often borne back by a strong headwind to the country it had just left; and we have repeatedly noticed that a strong sirocco in september scarcely ever fails in throwing abundance of quail {61} on the southeast coast of malta, in the same way that a powerful gregale brings in many that had been bent on an opposite direction.we now come to observe that extraordinary intelligence whereby swallows, for instance, are enabled year after year to return to the same nest.taking into consideration the long absence, the dangers and difficulties incident to the voyage, it seems incredible that any animal not human can be capable, after nearly eight months sojourn in central africa, to return in spring to a farmyard in the midland counties of england; and still more wondrous, as recorded in yarrells british birds, that several swifts, undeniably marked, returned not only for three years in succession, but one of the number was caught in the same locality at the expiration of seven, then, are displayed effects of memory and perceptionin fine, a wondrous manifestation of intellect, which, under the vague name of instinct, has been applied, we think too indiscriminately, to suchlike mental phenomena among the lower animals.none of the eagles of europe seem to cross the great inland sea, or perform regular migrations.the osprey and peregrine falcon wander over the south of europe and north africa in increased numbers during the winter months.flocks of honeybuzzards, orangelegged falcons, and lesser kestrels, together with numbers of marsh harriers, kestrels, sparrowhawks, and in a less proportion the hobby, merlin, and montagus and swainsons harriers, follow the migratory birds to and from africasome in hot pursuit of the warblers and quail, which they feed on when they cannot procure more choice food.thus flocks of hawks may be seen hovering over the fields in spring, and along the southern shores of the mediterranean, where the birds of passage are assembling before they commence their voyage northward,all driven hence by the hot blasts of the desert, which, under such local names as harmattan, sirocco, kamsin, simoom, and samiel, soon wither verdure, and compel birds of passage to turn their faces northward, and fly with all speed to more genial climes.a naval officer informed us that one spring evening, when a hundred miles off the coast of africa, the rigging of his vessel was covered by small birds, which were seen arriving in scattered flocks from the south; among them were many hawks and a few smallsized owls, possibly the scops eared owl, which migrates in great numbers at that sooner had the little birds settled down on the yards than the hawks commenced to prey on them, and were seen actually devouring their captives within a few yards of the officers, who attempted to put a stop to the slaughter by shooting the depredators, but in vain; they continued pursuing the unfortunate small birds from rope to yardarm and around the vessel, until night put an end to the scene, when friend and foe went to roost, and at break of day all sped their way northward.the shorteared and scops owls are migratory species; both pass and repass the mediterranean in great numbers every spring and autumn, not in flocks, but singly; the latter is much in request as an article of food, and killed in several of the islands in large numbers; during its passage through malta dozens of this handsome little owl may be seen in the poultry beetles, moths, and the larger insects constitute the favorite food of the scops owl, and bats enter largely into the fare of its shorteared congener, it may be supposed neither can have much inducement to prolong its stay in europe after september.the nightjar, although late in arriving in the north of europe, crosses the mediterranean in march; the nocturnal habits of the bird, by restricting its movements to night and twilight, will account for its slow progress; it is also much esteemed by the natives {62} of the south as an article of food.none of the swallow tribe are more exact in their times of arrival and departure than the swifts, which seem to proceed further southward than any of the others; whether from sudden failure of food or change of climate, or both, it is seldom the black swift tarries on its way; for, not content with the climate of the southern shores of the great inland sea, it pushes on with little delay to abyssinia, nubia, and even timbuctoo.the alpine swift passes to and from europe in small numbers; compared with the lastnamed species, this is a hardy bird; we have seen it and the house marten sporting around alpine glaciers at the latter end of august, when there was a hoar frost every night, and occasional heavy falls of snow; many alpine swifts spend the entire year on the himalayan ranges.the chimney, house, and sand swallows make their first appearance in spring, and leave europe in the order here given; none seem to pass the winter in any of the islands, and on their arrival in africa move steadily southward to more genial regions
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