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" I saw it distinctly, more than once, put out its short leg while on the wing, and by a bend of the head, deliver somewhat into its mouth. If it takes any part of its prey with its foot, as I have now the greatest reason to suppose it does these chafers,... "
The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ... - Seite 146
von Gilbert White - 1851 - 416 Seiten
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Transactions of the Linnean Society, Band 14

Linnean Society of London - 1825
...the head, deliver somewhat into its mouth. If it takes any part of its prey with its foot, as 1 have now the greatest reason to suppose it does these chafers,...which is curiously furnished with a serrated claw." Nat. Hist . of Selborne, Letter 37. p. 94. Mr. Wilson, another accurate observer of Nature, assigns...
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The Architecture of Birds

James Rennie - 1833 - 392 Seiten
...the head, deliver somewhat into its mouth. If it takes any part of its prey with its foot, as I have now the greatest reason to suppose it does these chafers,...toe, which is curiously furnished with a serrated clawf." Mr. Dillon has recently argued with considerable plausibility against this conjecture of White's,...
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The Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Band 1

Royal Institution of Great Britain - 1831
...foot, as I have the greatest reason to believe it does chafers, (Zantheumia solstifialis, LEACH, us.,) I no longer wonder at the use of its middle toe, which is curiously furnished with a serrated claw*.' Mr. Dillon has recently controverted this opinion ; his observations leading him to suppose that the...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1832 - 342 Seiten
...the head, deliver somewhat into its mouth. If it takes any part of its prey with its foot, as I have now the greatest reason to suppose it does these chafers,...sooner this year than usual ; for, on September the 22d, they rendezvoused in a neighbor's walnut tree, where it seemed probable they had taken up their...
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Sketches of birds in short enigmatical verses

Samuel Roper - 1832
...the head, deliver somewhat into its mouth. If it takes any part of its prey with its foot, as I have now the greatest reason to suppose it does these chafers,...which is curiously furnished with a serrated claw.* These peculiar birds can only be watched and observed for two hours in the twenty-four, and then in...
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The Minstrelsy of the Woods, Or, Sketches and Songs Connected with the ...

S. Waring - 1832 - 227 Seiten
...part of its prey with its foot, as I have now the greatest reason to suppose it does these chaffers, I no longer wonder at the use of its middle toe, which is curiously furnished with a serrated claw." This last opinion of White's has been much controverted: some have supposed that the movement of the...
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The Minstrelsy of the Woods, Or, Sketches and Songs Connected with the ...

S. Waring - 1832 - 227 Seiten
...part of its prey with its foot, as I have now the greatest reason to suppose it does these chaffers, I no longer wonder at the use of its middle toe, which is curiously furnished with a serrated claw." This last opinion of White's has been much controverted: some have supposed that the movement of the...
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The natural history of Selborne, arranged for young persons [by G. Ellis].

Gilbert White - 1833 - 4408 Seiten
...the head, deliver somewhat into its mouth. If it takes any part of its prey with its foot, as I have now the greatest reason to suppose it does these chafers,...claw. Swallows and martins, the bulk of them I mean, * We find the following additional information regarding the goat-sucker, in Mr. White's Miscellaneous...
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The Domestic Habits of Birds

James Rennie - 1833 - 379 Seiten
...the head, deliver somewhat into its mouth. If it takes any part of its prey with its foot, as I have now the greatest reason to suppose it does these chafers,...toe, which is curiously furnished with a serrated clawf." Mr. Dillon has recently argued with considerable plausibility against this conjecture of White's,...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Band 16

1840
...any part of its prey with its foot, as I have now great reason to suppose it does these chafers, 1 no longer wonder at the use of its middle toe, which is curiously furnished, with a serrated claw." Mr. Vigors (loc. oil.) remarks that the common Barn Owl (Slrix fummea) possesses the same character...
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