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Title: The royal natural history
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Lydekker, Richard, 1849-1915 Sclater, Philip Lutley, 1829-1913 Frostick, W. B., former owner. DSI Brooks, W. T., former owner. DSI
Subjects: Zoology Natural history
Publisher: London and New York : Frederick Warne & Co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
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y-Buzzards, .Black-Winged Kite,Black Kite and Red Kite,.Egyjitian, or Yellow-Billed Kite,A^ulturine Sea-Eagle,White-Headed Sea-Eagle, .African Sea-Eagle,Bateleiir Eagle,Connnon Harrier-Eagle, .African Crested Eagle,Warlike Crested Eagle,Bonellis Hawk-Eagle,Booted Hawk-Eagle,Feathered Metatarsus of Golden EGolden Eagles P]yrie,Immature Golden Eagle, .Imjierial Eagle,Sj^otted Eagle,Guianan Harpy-Eagle,Connnon Buzzard,.Rough-Legged Buzzard,Sparrow-Hawk,(i()sllawk Pal)1 lit-Ha\king,African Xaked-Cheeked Hawk and Many Zoned Whistling Hawk,Brazilian Caracara,Falkland Island and Chimacliima Cara caras, .Lammergeier and Nest,Rupjiells Vulture,Pondiclierry Vultures Gniging,Pileated Vulture, .Secretary Vulture,Condoj-s Flocking to a Dead (luaiMale find Female Condors,Gauchos Lfissoing Condors,King Vulture,American Black Vultun-, .Group of Turkey-Aultures,Foot of Pelican,(Jommon Cormorant,Cormorants Feeding their Youn,African Darter,Common Gannet, .European Pelican, . THE ROYAL NATURAL HISTORY.
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BIEDS, CHAPTER Ylir. The Picarian Birds,—continued. The Cuckoos. Family CUCULID.^. The toucans form the last family of the subordiual group, known as climbingpicarians, or Scansores. The cuckoos bring us to the first representatives of asecond group, termed cuckoo-like picarians, or Coccyges. In this assemblage thepalate of the skull is of the bridged, or desmognathous type; while the arrange-ment of the tendons of the muscles of the foot is different from that in the firstgroup. As a family, the cuckoos arc specially distinguished by having azygodactyle foot, and a naked oil-gland: the after-shafts to the body-feathersare wanting, and the arrancrement of the feathers shows the tract on the backforked between the shoulders. The}^ arc birds of universal distribution, veiy VOL. IV.— I PICARIAN BIRDS. varied in form and habits, some being entirely parasitic, while others build nests.They are divided into six subfamilies; and while the usual number of tail-feathersis ten, in one group
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