ThisAustralian pitfall was only about half the size of that made by theEuropean lion-ant. On onefine hot day I saw several ostriches enter a bed of tall rushes,where they squatted concealed, till quite closely approached. Conchalee. We foundhere a family of Jemmy's tribe, but not his relations: we madefriends with them; and in the evening they sent a canoe to informJemmy's mother and brothers. It has been remarked, with much truth,that abruptly conical hills are characteristic of the formationwhich Humboldt designates as gneiss-granite. I arrived here bya circuit to the north; so I resolved to return to Valparaiso by arather longer excursion to the south of the direct road. Mexico, elevation of. Certainly an oblique junction, as would happen in such acase, was very distinct on one side. Iobserved this phenomenon on several occasions: I suppose it isowing to the large surface of foliage, previously heated by thesun's rays. This undulating woody country, partially cultivated,reminded me of the wilder parts of England, and therefore had to myeye a most fascinating aspect. Before we laid ourselves down to sleep, the elder Tahitian fell onhis knees, and with closed eyes repeated a long prayer in hisnative tongue. History of the changes in the vegetation. )This archipelago consists of ten principal islands, of which fiveexceed the others in size. Rabbit, wild, at the Falkland Islands. (PLATE 63. A bird of anotherclosely allied genus, Chionis alba, is an inhabitant of theantarctic regions; it feeds on seaweed and shells on the tidalrocks.
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