The nest, under a tussock of grass or a stone, is constructed of short dry straws, and usually lined with hair.
West of the dividing crest they are forest clad; east thereof their stony grimness is but slightly softened by growths of scrub and tussock grass.
The beaches and lower lands are covered with a dense growth of tussock grass (Spartina arundinacea), 8 to 10 ft.
high with leaves arranged like a fan; it is a native of the Falkland and certain antarctic islands where it is known as tussock grass.
Two vegetable products, the " balsam bog " (Bolas glebaria) and the " tussock grass " (Dactylis caespitosa) have been objects of curiosity and interest ever since the first accounts of the islands were given.
This is a dense tussock forming grass with golden yellow leaves.
The " tussock grass " is a wonderful and most valuable natural production, which, owing to the introduction of stock, has become extinct in the two main islands, but still flourishes elsewhere in the group. It is a reed-like grass, which grows in dense tufts from 6 to 10 ft.
Mountain tops are either rocky, bare or carpeted with tussock grass, above a belt of dense shady Holm Oak forest.
In the desert regions vegetation is, of course, extremely scanty, being restricted almost entirely to the tamarisk, Elaeagnus, tussock grass, and a few Salsolaceae.
Specialities of the reserve: Tussock sedge, bog pimpernel, bog pimpernel, bogbean, southern marsh orchid, reed bunting, snipe, grass snake.
Tall tussock grassland provides the tallest vegetation cover on the island, there being no trees or tall shrubs.
The breeding season starts with the male birds coming ashore in September to build their nests of stones among the tussock grass.
Typical of some sections of the river are the distinctive towers of the great tussock sedge.
tussock grass, above a belt of dense shady Holm Oak forest.
tussock grassland provides the tallest vegetation cover on the island, there being no trees or tall shrubs.
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