The stomachs, 165 in number, representing 52 species, are from birds shot by G. L. Bates and H. St. J. Philby within a radius of 15 miles of Jidda, between the middle of January and the middle of April 1934. Most of the birds were shot on the coastal plain within a 10 mile radius of Jidda. The country consists of this coastal plain and a range of hills some 10 miles from the coast. It is rocky and arid, and the vegetation is mostly isolated bushes and low plants. There are a number of catchment basins which are made by raising a dyke round an area some 75 metres square. This dyke is merely an earth wall. When the rains come the water caught in the basins, is trapped in holes dug in the floor of them. Many of the birds were shot near such basins, where the flora is more abundant.
The Effectiveness of Protective Adaptations in Insects with Reference to an Examination of Stomach-Contents of Birds from Jidda*
Version of Record online: 10 JUN 2010
1937 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume A107, Issue 1, pages 51–70, April 1937
How to Cite
Morrison-Scott, T. C. S. (1937), The Effectiveness of Protective Adaptations in Insects with Reference to an Examination of Stomach-Contents of Birds from Jidda. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, A107: 51–70. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1937.tb08499.x
- Issue online: 10 JUN 2010
- Version of Record online: 10 JUN 2010
- Received September 5, 1936: Read February 16, 1937
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