National Geographic : 1933 Nov
606 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE EUPHEMISTIC ORNITHOLOGISTS MISNAMED THIS FELLOW "TRUMPETER" "Grunter" would represent more accurately the kind of noise he usually makes. Easily tamed, such birds may be seen on the main streets of almost any backwoods village, where they lord it over domestic fowl of every sort. MANY PETS ARE TURNED OUT TO SHIFT FOR THEMSELVES Throughout tropical America, it seems to be the custom of the country people to catch the young of all kinds of creatures, raise them to maturity, and then release them. This sun bittern was found at San Antonio, on the upper Orinoco. Though entirely free and unrestrained, he always remained in the vicinity of the village (see text, opposite page).