The View From the Castle: A feast for the senses beneath a semal tree, dawn host to some 65 species of Indian birds

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripey vividly describes a semal feeding tree in India, whose nectar from its colorful flowers feeds over 65 species of birds.


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Smithsonian Vol. 6, no. 3 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


June 1975


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Castle View
  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Ornithology



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