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knowledge for the People :

OR, THE PLAIN

WHY AND BECAUSE.

FAMILIARIZING

SUBJECTS OF USEFUL CURIOSITY AND
AMUSING RESEARCH.

BY JOHN TIMBS,

Editor of Laconics :' Arcana of Science and Art,' &c.

“Its beginning is pleasure, its progress knowledge, and its objects truth

and utility.”—Sir Humphry Davy.

Zoological Series.

BOSTON:

LILLY & WAIT, AND CARTER & HENDEE. NEW-YORK, E. BLISS; PHILADELPHIA, CAREY AND HART;

NEW ORLEANS, M. CARROL; PORTLAND, S. COLMAN.

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENCX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1901

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- 134

Cuckoo

- 107 Duck

- 121 Tropic Bird

134

Missel-bird

Hornbill

134

Lark

109 FOREIGN BIRDS. Grossbeak

- 134

Swallow

- 109 Vulture

- 122 Faithful Jacana 135

Starling

- 111 Parrot

- 123 Bell-bird

135

Crossbill

111 Toucan

- 124 Sawing-bird 134

Bullfinch

- 111 Amer. Woodpecker 124 Cat-bird

Lark

113 Red Creeper

- 124 Rice-bird

- 135

Bunting

- 113 Humming Bird - 125 Cooly

- 136

Chaffinch

113 American Crow - 125 Booby

- 136

Canary Bird . 113 Bird of Paradise - 125 Pelican

Linnet

113 Indicator

- 126 Cormorant

Sparrow

- 114 Loxia

- 126 Man of War

Nightingale - 114 Mocking-bird - 126 Ornithoryncus

Dipper ?

114 Snow-bunting

- 127 |General Economy 138

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- 108

- 135

- 136

- 137

- 137

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