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Identifier: historyofbirdsof41875bree Title: A history of the birds of Europe, not observed in the British Isles Year: 1875 (1870s) Authors: Bree, Charles Robert, 1811-1886 Subjects: Birds Birds Publisher: London, G. Bell & Sons Contributing Library: Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library Digitizing Sponsor: Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: is alike in bothsexes. Dr. Leith Adams (Ibis, 1864, p. 29,) identifies this species, and notthe next (Pluvianus mgyjMus), with the Trochilus of Herodotus; andMr. Staiford Allen, who had similar opportunities of studying thespecies in Egypt (c. f. tom. cit., p. 240), agrees with him. Mr. E. C. Taylor, however, (Ibis, 1859, p. 52,) maintains thatPluvianus CBgyptius is the species referred to (vide infra), and Mr.Harting thinks there is little doubt that he is right; since the friendof the crocodile is more likely to have been the smaller specieswhich frequents the shoals and sand-flats, than the larger bird whichis more frequently found in the cultivated parts of the country. My figure of the bird is taken from a specimen killed in Egypt,in March, 1858, kindly sent me by Canon Tristram. The o,^^ hasbeen already referred to. The species has been figured by Brisson, vol. v., pi. 7, fig. 2;Savigny, Egypte, pi. 6, fig. 3; Gould, B. of E., pi. 293; Swainson,B, W. Afr. ii, pi. 26, and others. Text Appearing After Image: EGYPTIAN PLOVEB. 171 GRALLATOEES. Famihj CHARADRIID^. fBonaparte.J Genus Pluvianus. f Vieillot.J Getieric Characters.—Bill thick at base, compressed towards the middle,pointed, superior mandible slightly arched, inferior straight; nostrils oblong,covered with a membrane. Three slender toes, directed forward, unitedat their base by a small membrane. No hind toe. The first quill featherthe longest of all. The middle claw with the inner edge dilated and finelyserrated.—Vieillot. EGYPTIAN PLOVER. Pluvianus mgyptius. Charadrius CEgyptius, melanocephalus, c/ilorocep/ialus, Pluvianus CBgyptius,(< << Cursor charadrioTdes,Ammoptila charadrioides, Cheilodromas melanocephalus,Pluvian melanocephale, Hasselquist; Reise, 311, (1752.)LiNN^us; Syst. Nat., i., p. 254, (1766.)Gmelin; Syst. Nat., i., p. 692, (1788.)Vieillot; Gal. Ois., pi. 233.Hartlaub; Ornith. West Africas, p. 209.Gray; Hand List, No. 10035.Wagler; Syst. Av., No. 6, (1827.)Swainson; Classification of Birds, p. 364, (1837.) Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.


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