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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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Zoological Notes on the Structure, Affinities, Habits, and Mental Faculties ...

Arthur Nicols - 1883 - 370 páginas
...managed to get rid of two birds The Cuckoos. 301 far more developed than himself. The writer eonoludes, " 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. I think all the spectators felt the sort of horror and awe at the apparent inadequacy...
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The Poets' Birds

Phil Robinson - 1883 - 490 páginas
...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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Animal Intelligence

George John Romanes - 1888 - 520 páginas
...seemed very muscular, and it appeared to feel about with its wings, which were absolutely feather less, as with hands — the 'spurious wing ' (unusually...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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Animal Intelligence

George John Romanes - 1891 - 520 páginas
...which looked a much less developed creature. The cuckoo's legs, however, seemed very muscular, aud it appeared to feel about with its wings, which were...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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Longman's Magazine, Volume 18

1891
...its eyes were not yet opened, and its neck seemed too weak to support the weight of its head. . . . The most singular thing of all was the direct purpose...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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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 54;Volume 117

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1891
...its eyes were not yet opened, and its neck seemed too weak to uupport the weight of its head. . . . The most singular thing of all was the direct purpose with which fhe blind little monster made for the open side of the neet, the only part where it could throw its...
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The Birds of Wordsworth Poetically, Mythologically, and Comparatively Examined

William H. Wintringham - 1892 - 426 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. young birds was to eject them over the side of the nest remote from its support...
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Birds from Moidart and Elsewhere

Jane Blackburn, Jemima Blackburn - 1895 - 191 páginas
...were not yet opened, and its neck seemed too weak to support the weight of its head. The Pipits liad well-developed quills on the wings and back, and had...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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Animals at Work and Play: Their Activities and Emotions

Charles John Cornish - 1897 - 323 páginas
...half-fledged young pipit out of the nest. ' The most singular thing,' she writes, ' was the way in which the blind little monster made for the open side...of the nest, the only part where it could throw its burden down the bank. I think all the spectators were struck with horror and awe at the apparent inadequacy...
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Our common cuckoo and other cuckoos and parasitical birds: an attempt to ...

Alexander Hay Japp, Charles Darwin, George John Romanes - 1899 - 292 páginas
...its eyes were not yet opened, and its neck seemed too weak to support the weight of its head. . . . 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. I think all the spectators felt the sort of horror and awe at the apparent inadequacy...
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