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72 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
each developing fish, encased in a
delicate eag' membrane, shows the,
large Ilack )i'gmentedI y.\es \en
ill the remotest (devlo !I, el,'gs.
with but few or no outlines of the
These nilnnlOws are always, and
exclusively., seen in large droves
close to the hank of flowingR wa-
ter, as well as tanks, staRnatiir
creeks, etc.. where the mnosquito
is liable to dposit its eaggs. IIow-
ever, ,ts the mostuiiitoes ,e1fer
small, deniar.ated waer' pools
along the waters to deposit Their
egrgs, the usinnow has 10o (hane
to feed on then: bit where the
have aec ess they are sure to ex-
terminate the e tire bro ;(1 and
where, for instance, shallow r eks
are met with in sunmner eontain-
ing" plenty of minnows, it will be
noticed that uo wri glers are to be
seen and tlhe surrollldinis to he
free of meosquitoes.
The Bullbat, Goatsucker Bird, Whip-poor-will and
Guacharo or Fat Bird
)One of our most conspicuous
and mosIt useful bird of the prairie
and plains is the so called Bullbat,
Around San Anionio, and n
fact all ov(,r Texas land, this
insectivorous nighltswallow abloundl s
BtI.i BAT REsIN; IN A BwAin MESIITe TI i'rHE IIM i
(;oatsucker or Nightswallow, to
which genera also belong the Whip-
poor-will and the (;uacharo-lbird
to be described later herein.
in great nuniliers. It "s nocturnal
in its habits, thou gh in its haunts,
especially along r.vulets, it is
also seen toward evening and
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