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By Grant Gordon

Whilst his father dies all at once, provide Gordon's lifestyles descends into freefall. Having lengthy harboured an obsession with the British in India, and specifically what they did for activity, supply is going to discover the golfing classes the British outfitted in the course of the Raj and comes to a decision to play them.

Along the way in which, he has a golfing lesson at the optimum golfing path on the planet, within the mountains of Kashmir; negotiates cobras, peacocks and monkeys in Delhi - on a path moulded through the British round the ruins of a Mughal emperor's palace; has a around with Indian military colonels within the shadow of Everest; will get soaking wet a number of instances over at the wettest golfing path in the world; and searches on Tiger Hill for Darjeeling's misplaced British golfing path. In Agra he tees off in complete view of the Taj Mahal, whereas in Lucknow, the ghosts of the recognized siege in the course of the 1857 Mutiny appear to impact his swing. all through, he's confronted with the problem of having his golfing golf equipment to more and more imprecise destinations, utilizing an array of quirky shipping.

As furnish travels throughout India, he slowly starts off to appreciate the connection he had along with his father. Cobras within the tough is a publication approximately golfing but in addition approximately fathers and sons, and the ways that they stick with, or refuse to stick with, in each one other's footsteps.

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Sci. 13: 230 (Car Nicobar) Baker, FBI No. 1282 (part), Vol. 3: 401 Raycha (Car Nicobar). SIZE. Sparrow-; length c. ). F I E L D C H A R A ~ R S . v. STATUS, DISTRIBUTION and HABKAT. Common resident in Car Nicobar Island. Habitat as in 19 13. G P ~ ~ U LH A B and ~ FOOD. As in 1913. VOICEand c u . A feeble twittering song uttered from an exposed perch while slightly opening wings and raising pectoral tufts. BREEDING. AS in 1913. Differes from both a n k i c u and klossi in being smaller and having a shorter bill.

Males in breeding as well as non-breeding plumage may be seen at almost any season. F e m a 1 e. Above, olive-brown. Below, dull yellow. Distinguished from similar female Purplemmped ( I 907), often found alongside, by uniform yellow underparts (v. ashy throat contrasting with yellow breast). STATUS, DISTRIBU~ON and HABITAT. Common and widespread resident subject to local movements. The whole of India (east of the range of brevimstris) from the Himalayan foothills (Punjab to Sikkim) south to Kanyakumari, and Sri Lanka in all zones.

A . n. horsfieldi Back with a broad crimson-brown band B 1 Bill from skull 23 mm or less.. . . . . . . . . A . n. nipalensis 2 Bill from skull 24 mrn or more.. . . . . . . . . . . A , n. koelzi A Page 43 44 45 1922. Aethopyga nipalensis horsfieldi (Blyth) Cinnyris Horsfielai [sic]Blyth, 1842, Jour. Asiat. Soc. Bengal I 1 : 107, nomen nudum Necrarinia Horsfieldi Blyth, 1843, Jour. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 12: 975 (Himalayas = Mussooree) Baker, FBI No. 1275. Vol. 3: 392 LOCAL NAMES.

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