breeding-season love

breeding-season

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  • In the fall, adult gobblers patch up their breeding-season differences and band together, sometimes in flocks of a dozen or more.

    Autumn Gobblers: How To Hunt Turkeys in the Fall

  • The Green Warbler (_Sylvia virens_) is a small bird, and though his notes may be familiar to all who have been accustomed to strolling in the woods, the species is not numerous in Massachusetts, the greater number retiring farther north in the breeding-season.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858

  • Rivers Brathay and Rothay feed the lake at the upper end, and in the breeding-season the trout ascend the Rothay, and the char the Brathay only; but in the winter, when these fish are in season, they come into the shallows, where they are fished for in the night, at which time they are the more easily driven into the nets.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • India, too, has three peculiar species, the smaller of which are there known as floricans, and, like some of their African and one of their European cousins, are remarkable for the ornamental plumage they assume at the breeding-season.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • A pair of these, during the breeding-season, destroys four thousand larvae weekly.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882

  • So plentiful were they at one time that during the breeding-season I have often heard, as I sat on our portico, the drumming sound made by the wings of the males when strutting.

    With Sabre and Scalpel. The Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon

  • The sexes of many animals incessantly call for each other during the breeding-season; and in not a few cases, the male endeavours thus to charm or excite the female.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • Hence natural selection favored those groups in which the males attached themselves to a particular female for a longer time than the breeding-season, defending her from enemies and giving her a share of their game.

    Primitive Love and Love-Stories

  • It was at the breeding-season, when they would have been there had they still existed.

    Afoot in England

  • Since that visit to Salisbury, described in a former chapter, when I watched and listened to the doves in those cold days in early spring, I have been there a good many times, but never at the time when the bird colony is most interesting to observe, just before and during the early part of the breeding-season.

    Afoot in England

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