THE ENCHANTED WOOD.
are represented here. And as soon as you begin to kaow what to look and to listen for, the woods become Peopled with the most extraordinarily attractive inhabitants, Their song and plumage is so beautiful that the louder is you never noticed them long ago. In my own I class the birds of the Enchanted Wood under ^hree heads, namely :a(1) Those I know by sight and 8AUnd; (2) those I know only by sight; and (3) those I know only by sound. This last is the largest group of for the birds whose cries are most familiar, who call Us most incessantly from the depths of the forest, are Precisely the ones hardly ever seen. The monotonous, Metallic a tonk tonk tonk 9 of the Coppersmiths is heard Ul*ceasingly on the Keng Tung plain, as throughout all East. Yet, crouched high up on the boughs of Peepal trees, their handsome green plumage, scarlet Crests and gorgets, and yellow throats, are not very ^en seen. Though few people know the Koel, or At-weather Bird, by sight, all have cursed its incessant, ^ddening cry. I have heard an untimely Koel call in *arwe at the very end of November. The leaves are ^ttg then, so that birds are easier to see on the bare ranches. The Koel is much like a Crow, but smaller ;
has a longer tail. Early in the a Open Season a **Ather Cuckoo, which I never identified, cries with ai-
each ^r8a^^ess raPidityathe female joining in between note of the male with a more melodious whistle.
^est songsters in the Enchanted Wood are the as* I believe it was from the song of these birda^est songsters in the Enchanted Wood are the as* I believe it was from the song of these birda