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" ... their speed to be at an average about one mile in a minute. A velocity such as this would enable one of these birds, were it so inclined, to visit the European continent in less than three days. "
The Calcutta Review - Page 143
1857
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American Ornithology; Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the ..., Volume 2

Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Sir William Jardine - Birds - 1832
...travelled between three and four hundred miles in six hours, which shews their speed to be, at an average, about one mile in a minute. A velocity such as this,...European continent in less than three days. " In the autumn of 1813, I left my house at Henderson, on the banks of the Ohio, on my way to Louisville. In...
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Sketches of birds in short enigmatical verses

Samuel Roper - 1832
...travelled between three and four hundred miles in six hours, which shows their speed to be at an average about one mile in a minute. A velocity such as this...visit the European continent in less than three days. The multitudes of wild Pigeons in our woods are astonishing; indeed, after having viewed them so often,...
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Ornithological Biography, Volume 1

John James Audubon - 1832
...between three hundred and four hundred miles in six hours, which shows their speed to be at an average about one mile in a minute. A velocity such as this...visit the European continent in less than three days. This great power of flight is seconded by as great a power of. vision, which enables them, as they...
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The Faculties of Birds

James Rennie - Birds - 1835 - 338 pages
...travelled between three and four hundred miles in six hours, which shows their speed to be, at an average, about one mile in a minute. A velocity such as this...visit the European continent in less than three days. " This great power of flight is seconded by as great a power of vision, which enables them, as they...
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An Introduction to the Study of Birds: Or, the Elements of Ornithology on ...

Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) - Birds - 1835 - 584 pages
...travelled between three and four hundred miles in six hours, which shows their speed to be at an z average about one mile in a minute. A velocity such as this...visit the European continent in less than three days." The same writer also well describes the migrations of these birds from their summer residence and breedingplace...
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Sacred philosophy of the seasons, Volume 3

Henry Duncan - 1836
...have travelled between 300 and 400 miles in six hours, which shows their speed to be, at an average, about one mile in a minute. A velocity such as this...visit the European continent in less than three days." This naturalist goes on to observe, that the great power of vision possessed by the pigeon, enables...
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Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons: Illustratring the Perfections of ..., Volume 3

Henry Duncan - Natural theology - 1839
...between three hundred and four hundred miles in six hours, which shows their speed to be, at an average, about one mile in a minute. A velocity such as this...visit the European continent in less than three days." This naturalist goes on to observe, that the great power of vision possessed by the pigeon, enables...
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The New excitement; or A book to induce young people to read, by the ed. of ...

1839
...have travelled between 300 and 400 miles in six hours, which shows their speed to be, at an average, about one mile in a minute. A velocity such as this would enable one of these birds, were it so visit the European continent in less than three days." This naturalist goes on to observe, that the...
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THE BRITISH FRIEND: A MONTHLY JOURNAL CHIEFLY DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF ...

WILLIAM AND ROBERT SMEAL - 1850
...have travelled between 300 and 400 miles in six hours, which proves their speed to be, at an average, about one mile in a minute. || A velocity such as...visit the European continent in less than three days. 7th Month IliA, 1850. — I was awakened about five o'clock this morning by a thundering noise, which...
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The Calcutta Review, Volume 28

India - 1857
...between three and four hundred miles in six hours, which shews their speed to be, at an average, ' about one mile in a minute. A velocity such as this...Richardson, the well known eminent naturalist and enterprising1 arctic voyager, and companion formerly of Sir John Franklin. " With respect to Sir John...
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