Animals: Birdmen

There is no sentiment in a bird's sex life. Most people think the male struts and flaunts his plumage to take the female's fancy. What he is really attempting is intimidation. So reported Cornell University's Ornithologist Arthur Augustus Allen to some 400 colleagues gathered in Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History last week for the golden jubilee meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union.

Between chilly field trips and genial banquets the birdmen found time to read each other some 60 papers. Dr. James Bond (Philadelphia) lashed out at ''so-called scientists and collectors"...

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