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The Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society December 1948

1948

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The Mishini Hills lie at about the end of the main west-east Himalayan geosyncline and to the east again the main tectonic strike undergoeS a sharp bend towards the south into the Patkoi and Arakan Yornas. [...] THE BIRDS OF THE MISHMI HILLS demonstrated the separation of the two faunas as between the north and south faces of the mountains. [...] The sedentary lower-altitude birds of the Mishmi Hills separated by the gorges of the Brahmaputra from the Himalayas to the west and with relatively easy access to the upper Irrawady drainage to the east show a striking degree of relationship to the birds of the more western Himalayas of Sikkim and Bhutan. [...] `From the point of view of temperature the climate is thus definitely subtropical but the favourable moisture distribution and the complete absence of frost permits of the development of a forest indistinguishable from that of more southern latitudes. [...] Out of the corner of one's eye the gentle swaying of a fragment of bamboo-leaf caught in a spider's web or even just a gossamer strand dancing lightly in the breeze with a shaft of sunlight playing on it is apt to simulate the movement of a creeping bird and deceive the hunter momentarily.

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agriculture environment

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229
SARF Document ID
sarf.120062

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