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" ... spurious wing' (unusually large in proportion) looking like a spread-out thumb. The most singular thing of all was the direct purpose with which the blind little monster made for the open side of the nest, the only part where it could throw its burthen... "
Our Summer Migrants: An Account of the Migratory Birds which Pass the Summer ... - Página 239
por James Edmund Harting - 1877 - 336 páginas
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The American Naturalist, Volume 6

1872
...less developed creature. Each time, the cuckoo, though perfectly blind, made with unerring certainty for the open side of the nest, the only part where it could throw its burden down the bank on which the nest was placed. — AWB GREAT AUK (Alca impennis). — Professor...
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THE AMERICAN NATURALIST AN ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE OF NATURAL HISTORY

A.S. PACKARD, JR AND F.W. PUTNAM - 1872
...less developed creature. Each time, the cuckoo, though perfectly blind, made with unerring certainty for the open side of the" nest, the only part where it could throw its burden down the bank on which the nest was placed. — AWB Atlantic, it is now believed to be c;:t;rcly...
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An Introduction to the Birds of Great Britain

John Gould - 1873 - 149 páginas
...made no effort to get under and eject it, but settled itself contentedly on the top of it. All this I find accords accurately with Jenner's description...part where it could throw its burthen down the bank. I think all the spectators felt the sort of horror and awe at the apparent inadequacy of the creature's...
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Zoologist: A Monthly Journal of Natural History

1874
...made no effort to get under and eject it, but settled itself contentedly on the top of it. All this I find accords accurately with Jenner's description...part where it could throw its burthen down the bank." The whitish spaces at the base of the rook's beak attracted Mr. Blackwall's attention, as it has done...
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Nature, Volume 9

Sir Norman Lockyer - 1874
...these words : — " The nest .... was below a heather-bush on the declivity of a low abrupt bank .... The most singular thing of all was the direct purpose...part where it could throw its burthen down the bank." This peculiarity my rough sketch could not, and Mr. Gould's plate does not, express. JHB ASTRONOMICAL...
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Nature, Volume 9

Sir Norman Lockyer - 1874
...these words : — " The nest .... was below a heather-bush on the declivity of a low abrupt bank .... The most singular thing of all was the direct purpose...part where it could throw its burthen down the bank." This peculiarity my rough sketch could not, and Mr. Gould's plate does not, express. J. II. B. ASTRONOMICAL...
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Nature, Volume 9

Sir Norman Lockyer - 1874
...these words : — "The ne't .... was below a heather-bush on the declivity of a low abrupt bank .... The most singular thing of all was the direct purpose with which the blind little monster made for the afni side of the nest, the only part where it could throw its burthen down the bank." This peculiarity...
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Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1875 - 591 páginas
...feel about with its wings, which were absolutely featherless, as with hands, the ' spurious wings ' (unusually large in proportion) looking like a spread-out...part where it could throw its burthen down the bank.' " I was informed by a fellow-passenger in the ttuin when going to Selborne, " that cuckoos eat other...
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Animal Intelligence

George John Romanes - 1882 - 520 páginas
...too weak to support the weight of its head. The pipits (in whose nest the young cuckoo was parasitic) had welldeveloped quills on the wings and back, and...of the nest, the only part where it could throw its burden down the bank. [The latter remark has reference to the position of the nest below a heather...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 252

1882
...muscular; and it appeared to feel about with its wings, which were absolutely featherless, as with hands. The most singular thing of all was the direct purpose...of the nest, the only part where it could throw its burden down the bank. Which is the more incredible — the conjecture or the conviction ? and is it...
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