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Wild Life in the West Highlands
By Charles Henry Alston with illustrations by A. Scott Rankin (1912)


Preface

THROUGHOUT a life spent much out of doors, I have endeavoured to cultivate the habit of observation, and now offer to my fellow-lovers of birds and beasts the following nature studies of Wild Life in the West Highlands.

As an appendix I have inserted two papers on the Elephant at home and on The Kea; and I am glad to be able to include in the latter paper, notes by an early New Zealand settler on the habits of this destructive bird.

I cordially acknowledge my obligations to the editor of the Scotsman for his kindness in permitting me to reprint such of these papers as appeared originally in its columns.

CHARLES HENRY ALSTON.

Contents

APPENDIX


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