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THE

BIRDS OF JAMAICA.

THE

BIRDS OF JAMAICA.

BY

PHILIP HENRY GOSSE;

ASSISTED BY RICHARD HILL, ESQ., OF SPANISH-TOWN.

LONDON:
JOHN VAN VOORST, PATERNOSTER ROW.

M.DCCC.XLVII.

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PREFACE.

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шапу species nave escaped the researches both of himself and his friends, especially among the migrant visitors. The valuable assistance, however, of a resident Ornithologist, whose notes pervade this volume, and to whom he would here express his deep gratitude, have greatly diminished the omissions which must otherwise have been unavoidable.

Perhaps a word of apology may be thought needful for the minuteness with which the author has

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